Breakfast: The Garden Egg White at Einstein’s Bagels (Included sun dried tomato bagel, tomatoes, Basil Cream Cheese , egg white, and arugula. Give or take 390 calories.) This sandwich is meant to come with ham but I prefer it without processed meat. I also had a medium americano (Which is just espresso and hot water).
Lunch: Small Caesar salad with grilled chicken. (Included Caesar dressing, tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers and sunflower seeds. Approximately 220 calories.) I was still full from my sandwich so I just had a light salad to hold me off until dinner.
Dinner: Buffalo Wild Wings. 4 pita chips. 2 celery sticks. Red bell pepper. 4 onion rings. 2 honey BBQ boneless chicken wings. 1 mozzarella stick. 4 slices of cucumber. Half a slice of chocolate cake with ice cream. (Around 750 calories) My friend Meagan and I wanted to go to BWW but of course there isn’t much to eat there that is healthy so we got the “garden crasher”, the “house sampler” and the chocolate cake. For the past few weeks I had been eating very healthy compared to how I used to eat, but Meagan said that it was okay to treat myself. Because we shared the unhealthy goodies it didn’t do as much damage as the grease, fat and sugar would have done if I had eaten it all myself. Remember, everything is okay in moderation (just don’t let one slip up drag you down hill and cave into temptation all the time).
Water intake: 9 cups
Exercise: Meagan and I played volleyball, I walked around the track, walked on the treadmill, did some abs and worked on some arm exercises. (Burned about 250 calories)
Sleep: 8 hours and 20 min. (1:30 am – 9:50)
Thoughts throughout the day:
I was very content and satisfied with my breakfast and lunch choices (although I’m getting a little sick of salads). Eating all those greasy foods for dinner did make me feel a little guilty (but not terribly) and the food hadn’t settled quite when we worked out so my sides hurt as I was walking on the treadmill which caused me to end earlier than normal.
Don’t worry too much about eating unhealthy foods every once in a while, just don’t make it a habit. As long as in general you eat a good amount of vegetables, protein and fiber you will feel full, healthy, energized, and possibly loose weight (it may just take time).
If you are looking to loose weight do some research and see what works for you. Sometimes it just takes some trial and error to see what works best. One thing that will always improve your health is lots of water and lots of sleep. It does take time to transition your old lifestyle to the one you want, but just take it day by day. Try leaving yourself notes to remind you to eat three to four meals and to avoid unnecessary fats and sugars.
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