Ok this has nothing to do with Sugar-Free Lemonade. And I really didn’t have such a lemon of a day. BUT…I did make the best of an unexpected screw-up.
I KNOW that I MUST plan ahead in order to stay On Plan. Last night, I packed my lunch for today because I know I never allow myself enough time in the morning to get ready, make breakfast, eat breakfast and pack a lunch. As the saying goes, Failing to plan, is planning to fail. So I had a plan!
Breakfast was a fresh nectarine, Greek yogurt a slice of toast with Canadian bacon and iced tea. Approx 365 calories. On plan!
Lunch: last night I packed a salad with diced ham and lots of veggies and sliced some strawberries. About 275 calories a little low, but I can justify having a cocktail after work and a baked potato with supper.
Now on Friday’s we have “Grill Day”. The employee fund purchases meat buns and chips. One or two people bring something to pass. Not a full blown pot luck, but close. I am armed and ready! I have my salad, I have my berries! I go to the break room take my salad (which I packed in an old cool whip bowl) out. I open the lid and…
I mistakenly packed a tub of cool whip….wait get the full picture here. A MOLDY tub of Cool Whip. Neither on plan, not appealing. And I AM HUNGRY!!
Now rather than saying, “To hell with it”. I thought, hamburger patty approximately 300 calories, bun approximately 100 calories. It works. Not one of you Top 10 healthy diet meals, but it will work. I saved my strawberries for my afternoon break. I have been reading up on requirements following WLS (weight loss surgery) and some the things I must learn to do is take smaller bites, slow down and chew food to the consistency of applesauce. So I focused on those three things. I made that burger last 15 minutes. Not the half hour that will be recommended post-op but better than they 2.5 minutes I would have normally taken to gobble it down.
I will do this. I will stay on plan and I will take it one day, one challange at a time.
Time for lemonade!
Filed under: Uncategorized on July 6th, 2012