I've been doing really well, I think, eating balanced meals and watching my calories. Today started off just fine. I had a Slim Fast shake for breakfast (usually I have cereal, but I had an early appointment and was running late), a hummus and veggie wrap with a cup of cherries for lunch, a FF yogurt for an afternoon snack - all of which totaled about 600 calories. I'm aiming for 1400/day, so that left me with about 800 calories for dinner and a night-time snack.
I was planning to make grilled chicken salad for dinner, but I was really tired and didn't feel like cooking, so the BF and I went out. We went to this great mom-and-pop Japanese place where I had grilled teriyaki chicken, too much white rice, a meager serving of vegetables, and some little chicken dumplings (fried, of course - I ate two). Then we went out for ice cream (which I allow myself once a week), where I had a "kid size" scoop (probably 3/4 cup). Not a GREAT night calorie-wise, but it could have been worse.
It got worse. We came home to cake, ice cream, fudge, and cookies. Turns out today is the birthday of one of our housemates (we live with 11 other people in a co-op). I ate two bites of cake and a piece of fudge. Again, it could have been worse, but I'm kicking myself anyway. I wasn't hungry but felt like I had to "sample" the goodies, and now I feel sick from all the sugar. And dumb, because that's just more calories I'll have to work off. Why didn't I just say, "No thanks, I'm trying to lose weight?"
Guess who's going straight to the gym tomorrow morning?
Yeah, that's right. Me.