Diet update, January 15 — a new day

I was up at 4:45 am today because I met my walking friend at 5:30 am in Memorial Park. I have learned that I need three hours from when I begin the walk to when I’m due at my first appointment. That’s what it takes to complete the walk, get home, take a shower, change and get ready. Sometimes I have time to eat breakfast at home, sometimes I waste too much time between steps and then I don’t eat at home.

Today my first meeting was at 8:30 am, so we pushed our walk time ahead by 30 minutes. And what possesses me to get up at 4:45 am just so I can walk in the park is beyond me, especially when I know that I am not following my diet as closely as I need to to make a significant impact. But I am trying to make this into a habit, which means going as close to every day as I can.

10 AM — i had a breakfast meeting at CoffeeGroundz this morning. I love love love their grilled cheese sandwiches, so that’s what I had for breakfast, with a Vanilla Latte. Yes, I realize I should have ordered something that wasn’t so fattening, but no one has ever accused me of making good food choices.

2 PM — lunch was at 369. I ordered a fried rice, but only ate half of it. Yes, I was hungry shortly after. I probably would have done better to order steamed vegetables or something, but I really really wanted the fried rice.

I know that, as I move forward, one of the things I’m going to have to get over is ordering what I want just because I want it. I will do better. I have to.

7 PM — I cooked dinner, one of my sausage, spinach and cheese burritos on a whole wheat tortilla. I think, overall, I managed to get back on track today.

{{Written on my iPhone}}

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