I made good choices yesterday, even allowed myself a small cheat & still finished the day way under my calorie goal. No worries, I didn't starve, not even a little. I calculated my BMR (basal metabolic rate) to determine what I need to just survive, as if I were a potato. Then I figured out my calorie needs based on my activity level (sedentary, truly). From there I subtracted 500/day to create a deficit of 3,500 per week which is needed to lose 1 lb each week. That puts me around 2,000/day. Here's where I ended up:
Ok, ok so I went overboard on salt (thank you, Chinese food) and sugars... I had canteloupe, my protein shake, and a half of a Moon Pie for dessert so they didn't help. But I rocked everything else! My best friend, Becca, and I went to Trader Joe's yesterday & bought stuff for lunches/snacks. I love
eating healthy, my problem is the convenience of the drive through. I am not good about grocery shopping and/or preparing such as chopping veggies, etc before they all go bad. Saturday will be a test for me when I get my Bountiful Basket. Since I'll be up so early anyway I'm planning to get everything prepped right then.
Now let's talk about this morning. My alarm went off at 6:15 but I had woken up around 5:45 then dozed off and on, contemplating going out for a walk. Did I go? Nope. Instead I laid there until nearly 6:30 dreading getting up. I love sleep. I love my bed. I love laying there in the morning with John. Gah! Tomorrow is another day. I did, however, have enough time to throw some chicken into the crockpot so I can cook dinner at home tonight. This is a huge deal considering for the past 6 months I have only cooked maybe 1x week at home.
One day at a time...