It’s been almost a full week since I started logging my food with MyFitnessPal. It’s going quite well!
I think I was putting too much pressure on myself to be perfect. I know I feel better with no sugar, bread, etc in my diet, but sometimes a girl just wants a piece of toast! Or I just want to eat what Marcus made for supper instead of making something else for myself when I’m already tired after a long day. Now, I feel like I have more freedom and more choices. Ultimately, my goal is to eat as clean as possible, but when life throws a bowl of ice cream at me, I need to know when/if/how much I can indulge.
It’s kind of like a weight has been lifted from me. I’m still eating basically the same, but I’m getting a better idea of how many calories really are in various foods. A taco salad is awesome, as long as I don’t use too much meat. And while my smoothies are a great meal (usually breakfast), they are a bit high in calories to have as a snack.
I feel good about this change. 😀
I am slowly increasing my physical activity. My calf muscle still gets a bit sore, but I’m able to pretty much do anything around the house without it bothering me. My office building is down to one elevator for a while, as they replace the current ones we have. They are fairly slow to begin with, but now will take even longer. So I took the stairs this morning and will be doing that more often…partly to save time, but also to get back into the routine. I was going to get up this morning to exercise, but that didn’t happen. I will likely go for a walk tonight while Cameron is at Girl Scouts, so all isn’t lost.
And…I am hopeful that spring is FINALLY here!!
How is everyone else doing?