Failure to plan is a plan to fail

My coffee is brewing, with my delicious creamer measured and already logged. This means I absolutely have to go take a hike today. No excuses. According to fitday, hiking burns about 7 extra calories per minute. That means just a 30 minute hike makes up for the 210 calories in my six (yes, SIX) tablespoons of flavored creamer. Worth it.

More progress today as I tried something a little out of character for me. As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be going out of town for the weekend to visit some friends. I’ve already accepted that my calories will probably not be nearly as on-track while I’m away as they are here. BUT, today I did a little googling and a little mapquest, and I already have the local farmer’s market mapped on my phone & scheduled into my day, as well as the locations of a few local parks with hiking trails so I can get at least one c25k day in while I’m away. ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!

Last but not least, a request for some advice. I have only worked one night since starting my plan. To be honest, it was awful. In part, I snack a lot at work, and my job is stressful. It’s always been a place where I eat a lot. So I know part of it is just breaking the habit. But I genuinely felt hungry a lot of that night, more than I ever do at home, even though I took a ton of food with me. I brought a giant salad (included both egg and avocado, protein & fat), a serving each of 2 different soups (one with black beans, should have hit the protein spot for energy), carrot sticks and hummus, a green smoothie, lots of water, basically more calories for that day than most of my days on plan, and still felt really out of whack and hungry. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m trying to avoid processed foods, sugar, most dairy, etc, so real food only please. I’m planning to get tomorrow night’s food ready tomorrow morning after w1d2, have a light something, then sleep 11-5 before working 7p-7a.

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions, have a fabulous afternoon!!!

 

2 responses

  1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought I would check yours out as well. I always fail if I do not plan ahead. And, sometimes when I do plan, I still fall off the wagon. But, anyway, that’s a whole different topic at hand! It sounds like you are fully prepared! I love to go hiking, but never do it alone..always have a partner if you can. And, a snack idea that really helps for me to help keep me full and has that sweet flavor to satisfy my sweet tooth is greek yogurt. I love the vanilla. It’s 120 calories and has 12-14g of protein. It really does help me stay full feeling longer. I have tried the Oikos and really like it. It might be a good snack to help keep you full. Another snack I love is almonds. I found some pumpkin spiced almonds that are the bomb! And, I’m not sure how much of that at work is habit of snacking or actual hunger, but chewing gum for the habit of your mouth moving also helped me break the habit of snacking. Anyways, just some of my suggestions and experiences. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a fabulous day or night whichever it is! ~Charity

  2. Well, I think you are going to have to stick to your plan for about 2 weeks before you see any break in your hunger at work. Your body is conditioned to eat at work. You have to recondition it. That will take a month for sure of consistency. Once you have reprogramed your body it will stop fighting you so bad. Wish I had something more fun to share.

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