Calorie restriction is hard. That's no secret. But there's just no arguing with the math, that's why I'm doing it again. It seems like it's harder this time around than when I started it a couple years ago. I'm trying to remember the lower calorie foods I used to eat to get the most bang for my buck, and I can't seem to remember anything except egg whites (which I've been having for breakfast every morning), lol.
I also think it's feeling a little harder today because I'm headed into a weekend. Weekdays are filled with structure but, as with a lot of people, weekends seem to be willy nilly. Friday nights through Sunday nights are usually a free for all. Dwayne's buddies, Mark and Kevin, come over most weekends and there's food everywhere. We grill every weekend, which is good, but always lots of carbs for the sides....and I probably don't even have to mention the "snacks". Chips & dip, Doritos, cookies, Cokes...as far as the eye can see. The funny thing is, I don't usually eat the junky stuff....except for drinking Coke. It's when I tell myself I don't need to spend the calories on a certain thing that makes me want it. That seems ridiculous, but it's so true.
Dwayne and Mark are sitting on my sofa right now, playing video games, with a big ass bowl of Doritos in front of them, Reese's peanut butter eggs and a 2 liter bottle of ginger ale. I ran out of calories with dinner at 7pm.
Soooo...the good news is I stepped on the scale this morning expecting to see nothing after only 2 days, but was pleased to see 3 lbs. gone already. It's probably some kind of sodium dump with all the water I've been drinking, but that still counts, lol. We only "officially" weigh every 2 wks. in the challenge, so I'll "officially" post my weight then. Just wanted to mention that the 3 lbs. down was a good motivator to stay on track for the wknd. And I'll take motivation anywhere I can get it. :)
I've got a lot of running around to do tomorrow to prepare for a party coming up that I'm helping out with. My plan for dinner tmrw is steamed shrimp w/ some Old Bay seasoning. That's a great-tasting, low calorie food. The plan for Sunday's dinner is chicken wings with some dry rub baked on them. Trying to plan ahead to help me stay on track. To Hell with the Doritos and Coke....I'm 3 lbs. down. :)