03 June 2012

I feel good

Yesterday was a rousing success. I ended the day having consumed 1550 calories and having burned 2300. That is a deficit of 750 calories. I was going for 1,000 but I'll take that. The first couple of days are always difficult when I'm changing how I eat. I get hungry and cranky and think about food more then normal, only because I'm figuring out the best meals for me. In a couple of days I will hardly think about food and just know what I want to eat. That's a little bit of the problem too. My go-tos are not the best choices so I have to put some effort into changing my thinking. It's not that hard, just takes a couple of days of conscious effort, then it will quickly become habit.

I forgot to drink my glass of water this morning and had to go back for it after I started drinking my coffee. Drinking water first thing in the morning is yucky. Drinking it after coffee is double yucky. But I drank it and had my banana with peanut butter. That is one of the most perfect things to eat in the early morning for me. It's not that heavy. It's got some protein. And it's fairly easy to digest and doesn't sit in my stomach. Also, eating that first thing does seem to get my metabolism moving quickly. After my water and banana & PB, I'm ready to do things and not just sit in front of my computer - though I have been doing that because it was still dark out :)

So Day 1 down and Day 2 has begun. Today I'm going to:

  • go to the gym for some cardio
  • do laundry
  • work on thesis
Guess that's about it really. Need to make some progress on my thesis so that's going to happen while laundry is going on. I also have to drop Hubby's truck off for new tires. 

Okay, time to get moving.....

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