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1st day blues

Yesterday marks my first day on a reduced calorie intake diet. Ha! What was I thinking? According to my BMI, Height etc.....my preferred calorie intake should be 2190. When I got right down to it and started to count what I was putting into my mouth I was horribly depressed with the amount of food intake that I was allowed.

Yesterdays menu

1 bowl of Weight control Oatmeal
2 cups of coffee with milk

1 cereal bar

Two slices of whole wheat bread
2 slices of chicken breast
2 slices of cooper sharp cheese
1 teaspoon of ranch dressing

1 Southwest Taco salad from Wendy's

Lots of water throughout the day.

This pretty much took all of my allowed calories. By the end of the day I had 160 calories left and nothing in the house that matched the calorie intake that I was allowed.

Frustrated with the small amount of food I was allowed to eat I went and had some Girl Scout Peanut Butter cookies. Yup I caved. First day and I already screwed up. Screwing up aside I still felt like I may have accomplished something. Even if just the knowledge of what certain food contain calorie wise.

I certainly need to get on line a search for foods that will satisfy the cravings and make me feel satisfied. I spoke with youngwoman6703 on the phone earlier and she gave me some great ideas. Popcorn and jello are great low calorie foods. Must make a run to the grocery store to pick a few things up.

On top of all of this I have found my weak hour. At night seems to be the worst. I am so used to coming home and eating dinner after work that my body was craving food at about 10pm last night, even though I had that nice big salad from Wendy's.
I know that eating that late is not good for you but with my work schedule it seems like this is the only time that I can actually sit and have a dinner in peace and quiet. I think that if I need to eat that late it had better be cereal or something or a smaller snack sort of thing.

This is so different from last time. Last time I just ate things that I knew where healthier for me. I picked more fresh veggies and made my own chicken and tuna salads. It seemed to work and I am not sure why I have chosen this route this time but we shall see how I fare with this.

Time to go and get some breakfast.
Tags: health
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