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. 🙂 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!!!