My husband and I went for a really nice, long walk along a strip of beach this afternoon. It was wonderful to be by the sea and to spend time with a great man who has been pretty darned good about supporting me on this journey. We strode along at a really good clip too, basically going faster than almost everyone else on the boardwalk. It’s nice to see that walking more regularly is starting to result in an increased pace.
I hit a small snag though after my husband and I finished our walk. I shared a muffin with him and almost immediately wanted more carbohydrates. I still had most of a big container of chopped vegetables so I was able to eat those and keep from demanding that he pull into a gas station so that I could ransack their pastry section. But, it wasn’t enough… my body wanted something more solid, and I was not going to let myself feel deprived. If I do that, it will just lead to me giving up on my healthier lifestyle when I finally fold and eat my way through a McDonald’s drive-through out of sheer desperation.
So, having cut the edge of hunger away with the veggies, I actually weighed my options and made the sensible decision to have an egg salad sandwich from a local doughnut and coffee chain. Yes, I said doughnut. Sigh. Maybe I should have gone to a supermarket’s deli section instead to avoid the tempting treats? I ordered my sub and my husband got chili and we sat down and ate our meal, but – of course, since I was sitting less than twenty feet from a case full of sugary options – I couldn’t shake the craving for one of those sweet carbs. Did I order a dozen to go? No. Did I ask for one of each? Nope! Did I demand an apple fritter stuffed with sprinkles and covered in powdered sugar? Not even close… I asked for a single doughnut hole. Yeah, I did! I would say that was a win!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 7 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 1/2 cups of grapes
- 2 cups of Caesar salad with light dressing and croutons
- 1/2 a homemade blueberry muffin with butter
- 2 cups of a veggie platter with mushrooms, carrots, celery, and cauliflower
- 1 egg salad sandwich with lettuce on a white bun
- 1 honey dip doughnut hole
- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
- 1 mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 3/4 cup of fat free peach yogurt
- 1 hour and 15 minute walk