Yesterday was a big test because work was chaotic and hectic and I don’t do well with chaotic and hectic. But, it helped that I pre-planned and had the food I needed to have at work with me at work. It was still very difficult and it did feel like a bit of white-knuckling it because I really wanted to run out to the store and buy a bunch of stuff to help me feel “not nervous”. I did not do it.
Yesterday I did good on my food plan but I did discover a change I need to make to my eating behavior plan. I purchased at the grocery store this past week all of the “healthy” snacks my nutritionist had given me. I took them all to work with me. The only problem is I am allowed 2 snacks during a day on my food plan. Still even with healthy snacks, my tendency was to remember they were there and to want to eat one – more than twice during the day. I didn’t eat more than 2 snacks but my brain was going there big time. So, the adjustment to my eating behavior plan is to only take to work the two snacks for that day.
Yesterday I ate:
At home breakfast of cereal and milk.
At work snack of 4 triscuits and 2 strings of cheese.
At work lunch of turkey, cheese sandwich on this amazing bread I discovered a couple of weeks ago: The brand is Eureka! and it is wheat with lots of nuttiness and seeds and not just in the top crust but throughout the bread. It is amazing! I am adjusting to not having chips or something like that to go with the sandwich. My nutritionist told me to add a cup of veggie soup but I really was full after just the sandwich. I also had my seltzer water with my lunch. We buy the kind that has no added anything except just a little natural fruit flavoring. zero calories.
At work snack of greek yogurt.
At home supper of chili w/onions and a little cheese and a seltzer water and some of the pre-packaged salads that we buy. There are so many ingredients in those salads that if I tried to recreate it I would have a lot of things that I may not use again for a while and they would go bad or stale.
So yesterday was a success. I’m still working on today so will check in tomorrow. But so far so good.