Friday, November 07, 2014
The challenge this week is to give up, swap or cut back on a food or beverage to reduce my daily calorie intake by 100 calories. I know this will make me more mindful of my choices as I go through each day. Here's a record of what I DIDNOT eat:
I was at a conference all day for work. I ate breakfast (Greek yogurt, blueberries and Kashi Go Lean cereal) before leaving the house, so I did NOT eat any of the bagels or pastries laid out at the beginning of the day OR even any of the fruit snacks provided in the afternoon. I did NOT take any soup for lunch and was content with my sandwich and a salad (but that red pepper soup looked good...!). I did NOT have any dessert at lunch (eventhough there were cookies and a softserve machine!). Tonight was my brother-in-law's birthday party. There was lots of good food which I enjoyed, but I chose NOT to have any pop, just lots of water.
I did NOT eat any of the goodies after the 8:00 Mass or the donuts after 10:30 (I had a 60 calorie GoGurt instead).
I did NOT have toast with breakfast.
I did NOT eat any of the left-over Halloween candy left at work. I did NOT put butter on my roll at lunch. And NO cheese or croutons on my grilled chicken salad. I did NOT eat at chips and salsa when I met my friend Liz for supper at a Mexican restaurant (that was hard!).
I did NOT eat any of the goodies (bagels, donutholes, freshfruit, popcorn, pretzels, etc., etc.) at breaktime at the class I'm taking on The Parables of Jesus (I took a walk around the building instead).
I did NOT eat any of the bagels and muffins at the meeting today. At one point, I weakened and started going over to the refreshment table -- but I ran into someone I know, started talking, and then the breaktime was over. A close call!
I did NOT buy a goodie at the donut shop when I went to place our parish order for Sunday. I did NOT eat a roll at lunch.