Saturday, July 24, 2010

Calorie Counting Day 2

Woo!
Well, I half expected this day to suck. The reason being that I went to a barbeque. I decided to try to eat beforehand so that all I would do was graze. Taco bell's fresco menu rocks! The calories are right on the drive-thru menu so you can order accordingly. I got a crunchy fresco taco for 150 calories and a fresco chicken soft taco for 135 calories which both were filling enough that I wasn't really hungry by the time I got to Greshem. Best part is that it's CHEAP! I decided to get a case of low calorie beer (MGD 64). It wasn't as terrible as I'd expected it to be but went right through me so I had to pee every ten minutes. That part sucked. But it was nice to be able to drink socially. I managed to get away with small bites of a couple of foods people had brought and I ate mostly melon which is surprisingly very low calorie. All-in-all I actually managed to eat fewer calories yesterday than the day before!

I think what I find cool about doing this is that I have had to make very small adjustments. Usually when I start paying attention to what I'm eating I have to make drastic changes to my food supplies and it's really challenging to figure out what is okay to eat without resources to figure it out. But I know what's okay now because I've done this so many times. I have the tools I just need to have the discipline to use them! The other thing that's weird about this is that usually I'm pretty hungry and I have to control myself against my urges, but so far I haven't had any at all.  I don't feel hungry as long as I stay on target with the carbs and protein. I just hope the scale continues my motivation!

Today I'm thinking I'll try to convince Paul to go on a really long bike ride since he wants to go to Saylors for happy hour. They pretty much just have steak and onion rings. It's pretty impossible to eat anything healthy at happy hour. Hopefully if I do succumb to the onion ring loaf, at least I'll have earned it right?!

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