Skinny Rules: 2 weeks in
Truthfully, it should be more like 1 week plus a handful of days in, as my week 1 didn’t quite go as planned.
A summary of the weeks before I dive into what have been my standard eats for the past 2 weeks (save for weekends).
Monday: good, great, excellent, right on track
Tuesday: great until our client meeting: they offered wine; I accepted, THEN we didn’t have time to run to Subway so it was pizza for dinner. Ugh. Fail.
Wednesday: right back on track!
Thursday: good until softball. I had wanted to order a Subway salad, but couldn’t understand the menu, so I had a sammich instead…….and a bud light. Oops.
Friday: again, totally on track!
Saturday: not-so-great. Breakfast was healthy, lunch was a burger (uh oh) and because we got home from the airshow at 9pm we did home bake pizzas from the local market.
Sunday: again, back on track with all 3 meals.
Monday: on track with all 3 meals.
Tuesday: on track
Wednesday: on track
Thursday: on track and I even figured out how to order a salad at Subway! (The Cowboy has softball every Thursday, so we pick up dinner and head to the field. He plays while I follow my exercise program and then cheer the team on.) PS – I may have had a BudLight…….
Now, to clarify what “on track” means, here’s what I eat in an average day:
- whole grain toast
- peanut butter
- hard boiled egg
- 3 turkey meatballs
- sweet potato
- 6 strawberries
- 0% Greek yogurt
- protein with veg
I’m also drinking 250mL of water before every meal and saying no to booze *sniff* during the week.
Here’s how my calories look on an average day:
If anything, I think they’re a tad low, but, I don’t feel starving AT ALL during the day. Weird.
The first week I started at 143.8 and ended at 145.1 (that may have been the beer on Thursday though). The second week I started at 145.1 and ended at 144.5 this morning. I’m curious if more calories would work? Or, maybe, this just isn’t the way I’m supposed to eat?
I have to say, I was really hoping to post a big loss in week 1 – but, since I didn’t really try in week 1, I’m sticking with it and will make the best choices possible on the weekends.
I find that eating during the week is by far easier than eating on the weekends. Example: Saturday The Cowboy and I have a date night – we’re seeing a matinee off The Dark Knight Rises and then plan on going out for dinner – it’s a steakhouse – I’ll be really (really!) difficult to say no to a glass of wine (spoiler: I probably won’t).