Here it is….day 4….and I am down 5 pounds! I feel so much better. And it makes me happy! It’s so nice re-set my diet and my habits. THAT is why I love doing this challenge!
I got in some fast walking today for exercise. A bug fell into my shirt on the way. I kept thinking I had a really weird feeling sweat droplet, but then found the bug. Ewww! No bites though! Beautiful evening for a walk.
Diet went well today. I’m low on calories, so I plan to have a snack soon.
- Breakfast – Spark (Mango Strawberry), Fiber, Chocolate Mocha Shake
- Morning snack – apple, almonds
- Lunch – leftover cashew chili
- Afternoon snack – Spark (Pink Lemonade), 2 clementines, mixed nuts
- Dinner – big salad with 2 veggie burgers (they’re only 110 calories – needed 2!)
- will have one more snack!
When I was packing my food today for work, I realized I did not have salad prepared. I immediately thought that I would just buy a salad from the salad bar close by….and the next thought reminded me that I am Spending Zero! So I had to quickly improvise and grabbed leftovers from last night’s dinner. Glad I had leftovers otherwise I would have been REALLY late for work. This reinforces that food prep is SO key to eating healthy.
I need to bike and soon. Time to get serious about training. This weekend – game on.
In my No Spending Month, day 4 in the book is to organize a meal swap. I can’t say I’m terribly interested in that, but I will consider it….just not ready today. Regardless, the point is that we are Spending Zero and it’s a great learning experience. I did need dog food today, and the dog’s survival is dependent upon eating, so that fits our ground rules.
So far, May is good. Life is goooood.