I love cooking, but I hate cooking for one. Not sure why, but I guess all that extra effort expended is really for the other person.
I was left to my own devices tonight, so rather than spending money on expensive take-out or delivery, I went to happy hour at my local sushi place where they do awesome no-rice rolls. Pretty genius.
Despite having a 1900 calorie day yesterday, I woke up to over a 1.5 lbs loss, so I guess I’m doing ok. But I can’t get too cocky. Which I guess I am, having a calorie and carb laden beer at a bar.
I did 20 mins of cardio today plus arms, the first time i’ve done weights in a while. I’m also on my way to a farmers market – just under 3 miles round trip of walking so I guess beer won’t kill me.
I had a good couple of days on the scale front. I weighed in (after breakfast) at 228 today, was 227.4 yesterday.
I was, however, kind of bad yesterday, although the calories didn’t end up being that bad. I had an interview that I thought went well, and with my SO out for the evening, I went to happy hour for dinner. I know I overdid it on the alcohol front which I really shouldn’t have – probably contributes to being up a lb.
My day looked like this:
1 Sonoma Low Carb Tortilla (60 cal)
1 T mayo (110)
1 tsp mustard (5)
3 thin slices ham (50)
6 slices turkey (90)
American cheese (60)
2c Spinach (14)
Chicken wings – 5 oz meat (200)
Goat Cheese 2oz (140)
Homemade Ranch (52)
Orange segments (35)
2x Sauv blanc (240)
2x Pabst 16 oz (400)
1oz Fireball whiskey (60)
1 oz Flavored Vodka (60)
2T Edamame Hummus (90)
Raw veggies (35)
All of that comes in at around 1850 cals, which is basically maintenance for me – so not a setback but certainly not helping. It is really crazy to see all of it written down – it doesn’t seem like a lot when you’re eating and drinking, but with it all laid out it certainly looks like a lot.
I plan on cutting out my at-home drinking to almost non-existent and see how much that helps speed up the process.
Today I have had:
1/2 Red Grapefruit (11g net carbs, 50 cal)
1 cup black tea w/ Splenda (5)
1 String cheese (65)
1 Sonoma low carb tortilla (60)
3 slices turkey (45)
1/2 avocado (110)
2 Tomato Slices (10)
1 tsp Kewpie mayo (33)
6 oz Diet Dr Pepper
That’s under 400 calories for the day so far, and I’m feeling OK. I think dinner will be steak and roasted eggplant, or chicken breasts w/ eggplant or salad.