Well...here I am...
...trying to keep my head above water!
It's the end of the fiscal year for me at work and it's causing a LOT of early mornings and late hours.
Even though it's a tough time, I think I'm doing a pretty good job of keeping it together food-wise. I'm trying my best to track my food - I'm not 100%, but close. Even when I don't track a meal, it's not because I'm "cheating" or fooling myself - I'm eating the right food.
As I said before, it's clear that I'm eating too much - too much protein in particular. I've been trying to be very mindful of that. So what I've started doing is having extra high-fiber veggies with my meals. For example, the other night we had cooked flap steak in the crockpot all day with a bunch of mushrooms I weighed out 6.5 ounces, but then loaded up on fresh beans and broccoli. It really was quite satisfying.
I think this is very good and perhaps a path in a more positive direction, but I'm not sure it's the right way. The problem still remains that I'm eating a lot. Does it matter that it's veggies instead of protein? Or sugar? Or fat? I don't know.
Is there a difference between eating a lot and eating too much? I think it's a fine line. I think eating too much of "insert food at hand", is my issue. Previously, I ate too much of everything and that included sugars and other empty carb-type food. When I stopped eating those foods and totally removed them from my diet, it changed my world. But now, the benefit of not eating those types of foods has diminished - but only weight-wise. There are ton of other benefits of not eating added sugar.
So now I'm encountering my real issue. It's gonna be a bitch; but let's just say I can be the bigger bitch. Somehow that doesn't sound entirely positive.
We had our countertops measured today. We've decided on Giallo Fiorto and pick out the slab on Saturday. I backed out of our first choice due to its provenance and quarry ownership. I'm excited to get these countertops.
I was supposed to go to the dentist directly after the countertop guy left, but he was so late I had to cancel the appointment. It was too late to go back to work, so I took a nap!!
I haven't taken a nap during the day in a LONG time. It was refreshing, luxurious, and awesome! I wish I could take a nap everyday. I surely needed that nap.
When hubster got home from work, I was still asleep. He woke me up and said he wanted wings, so off we went. On the way there, it popped in my head that I wanted a hamburger. I don't know why that popped into my head, but there it was.
When we got to the restaurant, I looked through the menu...and ordered a hamburger. It was AWESOME!!! They had a build your own hamburger with a choice of toppings and sides, so I got it without bread and with a side salad. Blue cheese is my cheese of choice when eating out. And let me tell you - I think it was the best hamburger I've ever had. There were lots of veggies, the meat was perfectly cooked, and there was just enough blue cheese. The side salad was a side salad, and I stole a few wings from hubster. When I was done with the meal, I was satisfied and not stuffed. I tracked it all and I did a good job.