Sunday, January 2, 2011

Slow Start

Didn't see the light of day yesterday. Neither Gary or I left the house. It was a nice, relaxing, lazy day. We're kind of edging into the new year at a slow pace and there's nothing wrong with that. The hustle will start tomorrow going back to work after being off work since the Wednesday before Christmas.

I was surprised to hear from some of you yesterday since it had been a while since I posted anything. It's good to know that I have people pulling for me. That's a huge benefit.

While yesterday wasn't anything to write home about, it was still a good day. I got on the scale to see where I was after all the holiday parties and goodies around the house that had tempted me. I was surprised it was about the same as the last time I weighed in so I haven't dug myself too much of a hole to climb out. The next thing I did was measure out my cereal for breakfast instead of eyeing the portion. What I usually pour probably doesn't vary that much but I wanted to get back in that habit. The portion size and the information on the box gave me the exact amount of calories consummed.

Gary fixed tuna salad for lunch and when I went into the kitchen to fix myself a sandwich, I noticed how creamy it was and knew there was more mayo than I would have used, so I decided to warm up some left over in chili instead. It probably would work out to the same amount of calories (ya think) but I was making a conscious effort and decision and maybe that's more important. Dinner was the same problem. Gary fixed vegetables soup and I have no idea how many calories, so I had one bowl thinking that with all the veggies and one serving I'd be okay.

I really wanted to get back on track and start journaling and tracking points but yesterday I found myself just estimating and keeping portions to one serving. I'll keep my plan in front of me and most of all keep balance in my life.

1 comment:

NAN said...

Gary probably cooks like I do and doesn't really follow a recipe. I am going to gather my low carb recipes and see if I can put some interesting menus together. I won't print anything out any more unless it has nutrition information. Your journaling will be helpful too- I start writing everything down and then QUIT! We should make January a really productive month.