This blog has always had an element of public accountability to it – my way of having the entire world (or, at least, the tiny part that reads what I writ) keep me honest. So, with that in mind, let’s start off by looking at how day one of the new plan went:
- After a full accounting of everything I ate, I came in under my calorie budget! 2,311 calories out of an allowed 2,500.
- Breaking my meals up “Hobbit style” (first breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, snack) really seemed to work. I started getting hungry every few hours, but the times I started getting hungry happened to coincide with my next meal, so that was a success.
- With the bronchitis still going, I didn’t even attempt to meet my walking or exercise goals. On the other hand, I believe I disclosed that I wouldn’t be making the attempt until after I recovered, so that’s mostly a non-issue.
How do I feel? Honestly, I’m pumped. After months of beating myself up over not meeting my calorie goals, it’s nice to see some success. And no, the fact that I came in under budget with a higher budget doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The calorie budget isn’t supposed to be a punishment, after all.
What’s coming up next? Well, clearly, day two and another day filled with success. Also, a day filled with reminding myself that I’m not yet healthy enough to be doing exercise or pushing myself to meet a walking goal. Not with the wheezing sound I’m making as I breathe. Although, despite sounding worse, I’m starting to breathe more easily and sleep better. So I’m hoping that’s a good sign.
Anyway, here’s to another 24 hours of success!