Saturday, October 6, 2012

Travel Stats

I had a great trip today and am writing from my darkened hotel room, my little girl and dog fast sleep on either side. I just wanted to give an update on how my eating went.

I mainly waited until I was hungry to eat and stopped when I was full. Simple, but very very hard for me to do when I am eating carbs. I always want more carbs, always seem to be hungry and very rarely feel full. But I think I have found my nutritional 'groove' as my stats are trending towards certain numbers I see repeated when I feel well.

This morning was chaotic as I was trying to gather all the last minute forgotten things for the trip and get out the door in time. I almost forgot to eat breakfast (after black coffee) but then grabbed a leftover sausage patty on my way out the door. That held me over until we took a road trip break at a rest stop, when I had coffee with half and half and some soy chips. Later, lunch was eaten from the cooler at the dog event: lean ham, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, and my very favorite cheese (dill Havarti). I drank water and felt great! About four hours after that I got quite hungry and had a few pistachios and a chocolate protein shake I had brought along, and then dinner (out) was a mixed green salad topped with grilled chicken, hard boiled egg, bacon, and blue cheese. It was super good. I had a few more soy crisps in the evening. I am completely satisfied, feel great, and my energy is improving.

1179 calories
92 g protein (31%)
45 g carbs (15%)
70 g fat (54%)

Time for bed!


Anonymous said...

It's amazing how good we can feel when we Dp the thing our BODIES need instead of listening to our stupid old BRAINS!! Good for you!

Bunny said...

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Great job while traveling, Lyn. Looking forward to hearing the results of this week's weigh in after your consistent efforts this week!


Lori said...

Good for you. Traveling is hard for me. It gets me out of my groove somehow. Thanks for showing me that it can be done.

timothy said...

i'm so happy you're getting into a groove, lowering carbs WORKS!