Day 1 (Monday, Nov. 1st) : Calorie Deficit of 325 calories
Day 1 – I had a calorie deficit of 325 calories by the end of the day. I ended up eating a little over 1200 calories! I was proud of myself and a bit surprised too! It is amazing to see how SMALL a portion you can get for A LOT of calories on junk food and how MUCH vegetable you get for a SMALL amount of calories!
Todd was home from work on Day 1 (Monday, November 1st) and made dinner for when I got home. Because I did such an awesome job on the unagi-don this past weekend, he was trying to mimic another one of our favorite meals at a Mexican restaurant. It was a bean burrito with diced tomatoes and cheese on top with a dollop of sour cream.
I was AMAZED at how many calories were in the bean burrito alone! 330!! In the past, I’d eaten 2 of them easily! On Monday, I ate just one of them at a whopping 450 calories (with all the fixin’s on top.)
I entered all of my calories into the app, and saw I had a 360 calorie deficit and was excited, but knew I had to stop for the day.
Later that evening, Todd asked for a freeze pop while I was going by the kitchen. I picked up one for him and one for me. I sat there on the computer and ate my popsicle while he ate his. After I was done, I was biting on the plastic wrapper, and then I realized what I had just done! I ate a popsicle without really even thinking about it!!! NO WONDER I have been gaining weight. I am eating food without even thinking about what I’m eating or the calories that I am consuming!
I ran into the kitchen to see how many calories I had eaten. Luckily, it was just 35. So I was still under for the day. But this proved to me that I don’t pay attention when I eat. Moral of the story : Be more conscientious when putting ANYTHING into my mouth.
I weighed myself the next morning, and I had dropped a pound. I know I shouldn’t weigh myself every day, but I was too excited not to.
My fear is my lunch out with a coworker every Wednesday. I get the lunch boat, and I finally found out how many calories are in the lunch boat that I get : 1250!!! Yes… that’s correct. My daily allowance of calories is in a single lunch that I’ve been eating every Wednesday for over a year. The past several weeks, I have been saving the salmon and rice for lunch the next day. Those two alone are 480 calories! So, what am I going to do? I will split it up into 3 meals.
That being said, one lunch will be 415 calories, and the other two would be 315 calories each. That is a lot of calories to consume for a lunch. To offset that, I will try to drink a green smoothie for breakfast each day and fill up on water until lunch-time. If I need a snack, I will have carrots or some popcorn (a bag of the fit & active popcorn is only 50 calories!)
I cant wait to step on the scale on Friday to see how much I’ve lost!