Monday, April 26, 2010

This is hard

I have been struggling of late. I am trying to make good choices. We went out for dinner Friday night and I ordered grilled chicken with a side salad. I asked for no dressing on the salad as it came with a bit of cheese and I figured that was enough for some flavor. The waitress asked me 4 times if I was sure that I didn't want dressing. I was amused rather than annoyed, so all in all, a successful outing.
On the other hand, we went out for sushi last night, and while I did manage to keep the portion really small, the choice in maki wasn't the best (too many fried tempura bits).
But today, I got up and made a healthy breakfast, prepared my lunch and have had a really good day. Except I'm famished. It is the middle of the afternoon and I have eaten according to plan today and I am famished. So I will go and eat an extra fruit, make myself some tea and try to make it to dinner.
If I let myself get too hungry, I get a migraine. I find it very difficult to determine what the balance is between enough food to stave off the migraines and enough of a calorie deficit to lose the weight. It is something I have struggled with for a long time and is a big part of the reason that I have been within the same 30 lbs for almost 20 years.
I had a good weekend w.r.t. exercise and will continue to try to bump it up so that the calorie deficit can come (somewhat) from exercise.
I will do this, I will.


  1. Wow, great job at the restaurants!! You have more control then I do. Just make sure you are not depriving yourself or this will not work in the long run.

    What did you eat today? You just said you "ate on plan". What does that mean? maybe if you posted what you ate, we can offer some suggestions to make what you are eating more filling. Just a thought.

    good luck!

  2. Thanks for the note and all of your support! I have added a link to my food journal.

  3. I am new to your blog! Your doing AWESOME! Eating out is the hardest sometimes good job on making good choices. Slow and steady!!! Good luck so far and best wishes! I'm excited to follow you :)