For lunch, I ate a turkey sandwich
( 2 slices of bread and deli turkey sliced thin from the Jewel deli.) I include
a generous helping of mayo. But I also brought 2 servings of frozen green
Remember, I am substituting the green beans for potato chips or peanut butter
crackers, so I score big when I make this switch. I drank water and for dessert
I had an apple. No candy bars today. When I started having cravings for
something sweet, I substituted a flavored non-caffienated tea. Today it was
peach flavor. Something to take the edge off, I didn't add sugar. That would
defeat the purpose.
I also walked for about 4 miles today. During my lunch hour, I went to McKee
Marsh in Blackwell forest preserve and enjoyed a brisk walk in the very cold
air. It was worth it as there was a blue Heron flying off, and interesting
patterns of ice as the water level went down after freezing at a higher level.
Speaking of higher levels, there is something to be said for walking by
yourself for an extended time. Especially, if it is quiet and peaceful without
the daily distractions or problems of normal life. No cell phones. Walking in
the city might not accomplish the same goal. Walking for 15 minutes doesn't
take you to the same level either. Whether it is serenity or something
spiritual, I don't know but I always feel refreshed.
There was one small Reeses candy before supper tonight. Today, Mary prepared
some beef and gravy, a baked potato, 2 servings of veggies (corn, broccoli and
cauliflower) all from frozen and I drank water. I only had one portion.
Overall, I am going to rate this a good day on the calorie buster chart. I hope
you did just as well. Good luck tomorrow.