Yesterday my calorie deficit was 812. To get to my goal weight it was supposed to be at least 870. Oops. Which led to a not fun weight this morning of 190.4.
While I could easily blame that on the fact that I didn't exercise, that wasn't the problem. It was my eating. And it's exactly that, that is inspiring me to write to you about my eating goals today!
I have two eating goals, and the first one is so simple. Cook. A little background is that my work schedule changed. Again. And I am not getting home until about 6:00. It is really rough. I think back to a couple of months ago when I was home at 3:45 and I'm just...sad. I feel like I don't have the right amount of time to get things done. But guess what - it's time to suck it up. Boo hoo, other people don't get home until 6:00 and THEY don't go out to dinner every single night or have their husbands cook for them. So I will not do that either. It makes me feel like a slacker when all I do is work and relax, and I can't fall into that trap so I have to stop now.
To help me with cooking though, I'm tricking a couple of friends into being healthy with me. I guess it's not a trick as they'll probably see this when I post it.
My other eating goal is to PLAN. I've already started the plan today. I set alarms on my phone, to remind me to eat at good intervals. Yesterday I didn't plan, had consumed only 300 calories (over 1/3 of that was coffee creamer!!) and got home starving and unable to think straight. So I did what any complete idiot would do - I ordered fried rice and ate WAY too much of it!
To help with planning on a larger scale I bought a weekly calendar that will get stuck to my refrigerator where I can plan out my menus for the week. If I have ideas and know what I'm cooking, I can get things out of the freezer or whatnot and never be stuck wondering what to eat. Let's hope they have fast shipping and I can get started right away!
Hmmm, plan and cook. Those goals are so simple they just might work...at least I hope they do! What a boring post :) but super important.
What are your eating healthy tricks? I have only a few that have REALLY helped me. Weighing and logging my food are the biggest ones - my kitchen scale is almost as awesome as my Bodybugg, and it keeps me from overeating every time I use it. The other thing I do is go small. Small bowls (think rice bowl size), I even have small utensils. I eat ice cream with a demitasse spoon - and all I take now is a teensy scoop! It makes everything seem grander than it really is and makes small amounts of food last longer so I get that full feeling before I'm able to eat too much!