Today started out like every other day. I did my protein shake for breakfast and left the house with renewed determination to follow my diet. Then I let myself slide down the wrong path. The easy thing would have been to not post to my blog today and pretend it didn't happen, but I am not going to do that either. I am trying to take a look at why it happened so maybe I can change my behavior.
First off, I had to do lunch early today, around 10:30am (my job is just unpredictable like that). Then I had a little free time and stopped off to do a little Christmas shopping and bought a box of 100 calorie almonds. But instead of eating 1 pack, I ate 3! Almonds and nuts in general are just a red light food for me, I can eat nuts like there is no tomorrow. Now that was bad enough, but later I ate 5 boneless BBQ wings.. Now I am actually sitting here miserable and feeling angry at myself for being so weak.
I think the protein shakes are just not enough for me anymore, the do not keep me full and by lunch I was starving. Now granted I did keep to about one cup at lunch. Tomorrow I will try to do better.
Here are some things I will try to correct.
1~ protein shakes are out for now, unless they serve as a snack.
2~ I am going to begin packing my lunch again (I have gotten away from that)
3~ I am going to make myself eat every 3 hours to keep my energy up
4~ I will bring one bag of almonds with me as a snack and leave the rest at home.
5~ Increase my water by at least 2 bottles tomorrow