Last week was a good week that ended poorly.
I got on the scale at the end of the day and it was not encouraging. I generally weigh myself every day in the morning. I find this the most encouraging practice since I tend to weigh less first thing in the morning.
Anyway, yesterday was a busy day. I was performing out of town in the morning and I didn’t get up in time to make breakfast. I swung by a McDonalds drive through for the first time since I started calorie counting. I was proud of myself to make the healthy choice and get my breakfast sandwich without cheese. Hah! All in I consumed 700 calories. I was off to a bad start.
After the performance I had a day planned. Marriage prep followed by family time with the in-laws to be. Marriage prep made for a late lunch at Dairy Queen while we picked up the ice cream cake for Aunt Shelley’s birthday. Fast food twice in a day! I did exercise control just eating one 99 cent burger. Just enough to hold me over to dinner. What I didn’t realize was that little seemingly innocuous burger had 350 calories!! Yikes. So I had about 550 calories remaining for dinner. Factor in plans to eat ice cream cake later? I knew I was out of luck.
So yeah with one poorly planned day I felt like my week was out of control. In reality I didn’t do too bad but it is an indicator that I eat too much fast food and poor planning shouldn’t be a good enough excuse to do so.
I also drank 5 cups of coffee in the evening in order to stay awake for the drive home. I hope that’s what caused my surprising weight reading on the scale last night. Who knows. I’ll weigh in officially tomorrow first thing tomorrow to get back on track.
Here’s to this week being a better one! Goals:
- Make better nutrition choices
- Take steps towards starting strength training
Happy weight loss!