I’m going to come right out and say it. Today has been a horrible food day for me, and baking that loaf of bread this close to that time of month, and having recently changed my birth control all coming together was probably a lousy idea. I love bread. Any kind of bread. But for the last year, I’ve really only eaten it when we’ve 1) gone out to eat and gotten a sandwich or a burger, or 2) I made sloppy Joes or the very, very rare hamburger and I bought buns. Those events have probably happened about ten times in the last 365 days. I’ve even cut back my tortilla consumption by quite a bit. I just don’t buy or eat bread that much any more. But I love it. I would eat an entire loaf fresh out of the oven, just breaking it off in chunks and eating it by the handful, if I thought I could do it without gaining a couple of pounds. I’m pretty sure a hot, thick slice of bread slathered in butter is my very favorite thing to eat in the entire world. Making that loaf of bread was a mistake, and I should have known better because lately I’ve been craving carbs like crazy.
Of course I knew as soon as I realized I was not going to get back to sleep again at 5am this morning that today was going to be a really rough food day for me. It sounds kind of crappy, but this is my typical day: I wake up around 9 or 10am, and I have a little container of yogurt and I have my giant cup of coffee with a bit of creamer or milk and sugar, depending on what I have. That’s about 240 calories total. Around 1pm I get a little hungry again most days, and I dig something up (fruit, more yogurt, some eggs?) for another 250 calories or so. Then at 5pm we have dinner, where I take in somewhere between 700 and 900 calories and that’s usually the end of my day. I almost never snack for two reasons. 1) I can’t seem to stop once I get started, and because of 1), 2) is I refuse to bring snack food into the house.
Long story short, is today was an epic disaster on the food front, thanks to being exhausted and at some point just not caring any more. Mattie and I walked down to Kinetic and had a pint, and then walked home where I made dinner. Dinner was pretty much amazeballs. You can see my recipe here. The recipe I started with is so different, the only thing they had in common at the end was pasta and cheese, but even the type of cheese was different. Check it out! That part of my day went to plan, it wasn’t crazy high calorie, was totally filling, and tasted great.
I’m also thinking I need to change things up a bit and do something different. I’m going to try following the P+ for a few weeks and see if I can tell a difference in things. I’ve got my sheets all set up to track that way, ignoring all calorie counts, and just focus on P+ for a while. I didn’t have good luck with it before, but when I tried it before I was also working out hard about 9 hours a week and I’m not doing anywhere near that now. Anyway, here’s today’s food diary, with the new format. No calories. Just P+.
|French Toast (2 Slices)||6|
|Fit & Fruity Vanilla Yogurt||4|
|Pint of Beer||3|
|Asparagus Feta Lemon pasta||18|
|Total Calories From…|
|Walked to Kinetic & Back||300|
|Exercise Total Points||4|
|End of Day Totals||41|
Not much else to report. It’s almost 10 pm and I am beyond ready for bed. We’re planning French toast for breakfast tomorrow morning. :)