Today wasn't my finest of days. Blame the cuckoo weather in the Windy City and some of last night's dinner. I didn't work out and had 2,000 calories versus my usual 1,210-1,560 set. The only goal I met was protein, with 84. Freelance deadlines and guest-prep were in full force. I just found myself distracted. As the saying goes, it was just one of *those* days.
Breakfast started off with two low fat Nutri-Grain Eggos with apricot preserves and a bowl of strawberries and blueberries. I can't shake my new iced coffee habit either, so I had one of those this morning. All in all, not too bad. Together it only added up to 255 calories.
Earlier this week, I planned to make some tofu stir fry for lunch, but I wasn't feeling it at all today. Last night's chicken and white bean salad still had me a bit queasy and I'd been craving pasta for some odd reason. Anyhow, to keep things light, we headed to Whole Foods for their hot and cold bars. It was a cup of tomato basil soup (perfect for today's rainy weather) with and some cucumber and tomato salad and some spinach and veggies, plus a Club Soda.
I just hit a wall after lunch and it was a challenge to stay on track with various things to do. I ended up indulging the snack devil on my shoulder and had a tablespoon of peanut butter on a Cybros multi-grain sandwich flat. It was mighty good, but obviously unnecessary calories. Earlier, prior to Whole Foods, I had a snack-size cottage cheese from Breakstone's AND two servings of The Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps. Epic fail.
I had my pasta fix come dinner when Ryan prepped some homemade tomato sauce, something we like to call The Sultan's Saucy Tomato Sauce with whole-wheat penne rigate from Ronzoni. It's full of goodness, really and you can find the recipe here at SparkPeople. We also had a cup of herby lettuce from Earthbound Farms, with some carrots, cucumber, dried cranberries, and walnuts.
It was exactly what I was craving and so so good. But on the calorie-check side of things, I really fell off my radar today.
Here's to tomorrow ... Raina will be here! My freelance deadlines will be over and I promise to hit the elliptical trainer in the early AM. Falling off track really bugs me, so here's to keeping things healthy on Thursday.
Have you had one of *those* days in the midst of your weight loss journey? If so, how do you overcome such obstacles in order to get back or remain on track?