Today marked the first time in my entire life that I have turned down pizza. Fresh baked pizza. Super yummy pizza. But I said NO – repeatedly. I stood against temptation and did not fall. I am shocked. I am amazed. I am proud of myself.
I wanted the pizza, without a doubt. But I did not want the loads of calories that come with it, and I did not want to regain the weight that I have lost. I am sure that would have happened if I had indulged in the pizza.
Of course, if I had walked two or more hours today (which I did not), I might have allowed myself a slice, maybe two slices. Maybe.
But I did do very well on my caloric intake for the day – less than 1,200. When I weigh in the morning, I should see more weight loss.
So, the menu for the day turned out pretty good. This morning I had a complete meal (230 calories), three Pepsi Next in cans over the course of the day (60 calories each), a pack of Nature Valley Breakfast bars eaten over the course of the day (230 calories), a can of green beans (about 60 calories), 1/4 cup of 1% cottage cheese (about 40 calories), a salmon fillet (about 100 calories), and tonight a sandwich containing two slices of low calorie wheat bread (40 calories each) with plain chicken (about 90 calories), and topped with about a tablespoon of cheese sauce to make it stick (about 40 calories).
The nice thing is that so far the only thing I’ve actually cooked (today) is the salmon fillet. That took maybe 15 minutes. I put it in a skillet with a tiny bit of extra virgin olive oil and cooked it on medium high, flipping it every few minutes, until it was done. It was straight from the freezer in a vacuum sealed bag.
That just goes to show that you can eat healthy and not have to stand in the kitchen for hours cooking. That’s nice because as much as I want to eat healthy, I don’t want to spend hours prepping food and cooking it. Sure it’s okay sometimes, just not all the time. So I’m happy that, so far, I am able to eat healthy and not spend a lot of time preparing the food. As I go along, I will no doubt take more time for some foods, just to eat something different. But if you’re like me and just getting started at this again (or for the first time), this is an easy and painless way to get in that healthy eating without killing yourself in the kitchen to do it.