Well last Friday was our first weigh in since starting the “Biggest Looser at Work” contest. Man, I was so mad. I gained .4oz and had to pay an extra 50 cents. I couldn’t believe it.
I will admit I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could have, especially at work. We get a lot of lunches brought in for us and usually those are just too tempting to pass up. I did take my lunch to work some days but apparently not enough to make a difference. So, here I am back to my original thought – I need to eat to live not live to eat and I really need to be better at keeping a food log. I love MyFitnesspal.com. It really does help me to see where my calories are going and it will also let me know when something has a lot of saturated fats, high in sugars, etc.
About two or three times a week I was driving through McDonald’s for a breakfast burrito and a large unsweetened Iced Tea. I did not realize that the burrito I was eating has so much saturated fat in it. I just knew from the menu that is has 300 calories and I thought that wasn’t bad for breakfast. Then I realized, once I keyed it into MyFitnessPal that it really isn’t that good of a choice. On my way home I stopped by the grocery and pick up a carton of egg whites and now I’m making an omelet with egg whites, and a small amount of shredded cheese most mornings. They are super easy to make in the microwave, on high, for 60 seconds, and I have a much healthier breakfast. I have three different microwave egg cookers and I use all three of them regularly. I just can’t go without breakfast. Just can’t do it.
On the days I took lunch I would say I ate really healthy. I love this lunch box. It’s fairly new to me and I think it’s great to portion out my food this way, and it keeps everything nice and neat. It’s called “LunchBots Bento Cinco LARGE Stainless Steel Food Container“.
This day I had raw baby carrots, sugar snap peas with a tiny bit of Ranch dressing (everything’s better with Ranch!!). Roast Beef lunch meat with a mixture of cream cheese and fresh chives from the garden wrapped up neatly. A hard boiled egg, a few roasted peanuts, and some apple chips. I am obsessed with Seneca Apple Chips…they are crispy-thin, delicious, goodness and they make me very happy. I only packed a few because I could eat the entire bag at one sitting if I didn’t portion them out.
I am determined to take my lunch more these next two weeks, exercise more, drink more water, and not stop at McDonald’s for breakfast anymore. That has got to make a difference right?
Moving forward to the next two weeks~Bam