Saturday, July 21, 2012

Overeating

Thursday, I overate a little bit.  I had 2 regular bags of M&Ms, 2 small tortillas (plain) and some crackers with peanut butter.  This never would have happened except that I had an overwhelming tiredness going on that day…and I was at work and unable to go to a grocery store and buy myself a couple apples…which would have been the best choice by far to help wake me up.  The M&Ms ended up doing the trick and getting me through the end of my shift, but at what cost?  I probably consumed about 1000 calories that I otherwise would have not eaten just because I was lethargic.  Another option I could have pursued would have been to give a coworker that has a very large coffee percolator that he charges $1 a day if you want coffee from it.  I had a dollar in my pocket and I totally should have just had a cup or two more of coffee.  Even if I put cream in it, that would have been WAY less calories for the day.

But, overall, I’m not getting down on myself about it because it only happened once.  I didn’t repeat it on Friday and the rest of the week before Thursday was just fine and within my acceptable calories for the day.  Speaking of, I think I need to start tracking what I’m eating again.  So, today, I will get back on my sparkpeople.com account and do just that.  I’m sure I’m eating between 1500 and 1800 calories a day.  I’m eating a good amount of volume type foods…like fruits and veggies…and filling up on them.  I have a little splurge with my afternoon veggies by dipping them in a light ranch dressing.  I have cereal for breakfast and put a goo d 1% milk in it to keep it tasting good and lower in calories and fat.  For lunch, I eat 2 tuna salad sandwiches on those sandwich thins bread (they’re round and have half the calories of regular bread…because they’re half as thick…but I don’t like my sandwiches to be super bready anyway).  In the afternoon, I eat a Ziploc bag of fruit (like plums or grapes), a Ziploc bag of baby carrots (with ranch), and a Ziploc bag of sliced cucumber (also with ranch).  For dinner, I eat a protein (chicken, fish, shrimp, etc.) and a large serving of veggies.  I think that’s a pretty balanced day of eating, don’t you?  After I track my calories, if it’s not as much as I think it is, then I may adjust what I eat for breakfast by adding 2 eggs along with my cereal and milk.  A little extra protein is always a good thing.

1 comment:

  1. I have been having a problem with how much I'm eating since my depression started, and I have to say you're doing wonderful in comparison to me with getting yourself on track. Don't beat yourself up for the little things, just keep your eye on the prize and stay focused on your goals. And keep telling yourself you *will* succeed. : )I only wish I had the drive and willpower that you have. Congrats on your new kitten, as well- he sounds very cute : ) *Hugs*

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