It's not something I normally do, but when it warms up, its good for me to breath fresh air & not stay in my stuffy office. Staying in during the winter is enough to drive me a tad bit crazy.
Lunch has been sort of an issue for me lately. I'm trying this Diet Bet thing - needing to loose 9 lbs by the beginning of April & I'm really watching calories & tracking everything. (Thank you MyFitnessPal)
Lunch seems to hold a lot of calories for me.
I tried the frozen food thing, but the sodium in those things are ridiculous.
I've tried bringing things from home, but its still adding up quickly. I've been packing up some cheese sandwiches & pretzels or Baked Lays or something to eat along with it. I'm a vegetarian but I'm not the one who can just bring salads every day or munch on carrots & feel full & make it through the day.
I'm already grumpy enough in my office - I don't need a rumbling growling belly to add to it.
Usually when I run out, I head to 2 places - Subway or Jimmy Johns - both for their vegetarian sandwiches.
Today, I thought, I'll run to the grocery & get a salad. It'll be good for me, lots of veggies, something different & it'll be good for my calories.
I load up... the green GREEN lettuce, not iceberg... add in some carrots, some mushrooms, a little bit of hard boiled egg for protein, some olive for salt... (Mmmm, I love salt)... & a little bit of sunflower seeds.
Dressing is usually something I hassle over because I hate bottled dressing unless its an all natural kind... but this grocery has zippo selection of natural food choices, so I just went with what they had on the bar & got some low calorie ranch... & even used it sparingly because I know its still full of junk.
I get out in my car & chomp away & think, let me go ahead & enter this in MyFitnessPal (is it one word or do you just spell it out?... I don't ever know)...
When I figured it up, I thought I was going to upchuck that salad right back up ....
It came up to nearly 600 calories....
|I'm sad now because of stupid lettuce|
Man... I get so frustrated when I try & still screw up....
& from there, I just want to say, "forget it" & go in & buy a dozen of the Cadbury eggs that are calling my name.
|No... no... no... no....|
But... I hang in there. Plan on working out tonight with a run & burning some calories off & just keep on trying...
what else can you do.