Little Victories

I had a four-hour class tonight, and instead of eating to focus (yes, that's something I do), I had my 6-inch Subway sub and was actually able to focus way better than when I am thinking about food!

The last two days have gone pretty well for me. Generally, in a day, I'm supposed to have 12 ounces of protein and 75 grams of carbs spread throughout six meals in each day. I'm trying to stick to it, but it's a gradual transition.

My cousin Heather (check out her blog - Heather Homefaker) lost a significant amount of weight a few years back, and she gave me some great advice in a comment on my last blog. She said, "Instead of look at it as giving up chips/cheese/ice cream, try thinking of it as you'll just be eating less of those things."

That is an incredibly comforting thought! Knowing that I can maybe have a few Doritos on a Saturday without guilt makes it easier to stick to it during the week. Does anyone else feel the same way? It's like a culinary safety net.

What I ate yesterday: 

Breakfast: Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast sandwich

  Such an amazing breakfast! Full of lean protein, and I don't even like turkey sausage.


Such an amazing breakfast! Full of lean protein, and I don't even like turkey sausage.

Snack: 1 cup green grapes

Lunch: Leftover homemade beef stew with lots of yummy veggies

Snack: String cheese

Dinner: Hamburger patties with cheese, half a baked potato and peas

Snack: Some beef jerky

What I ate today: 

Breakfast: 1 slice whole grain bread with 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter

Snack: String cheese

Lunch: 1 hamburger patty on a Grands biscuit

Snack: String cheese

Dinner: 6 inch Subway sub