Alright, it’s Saturday. I’m on vacation and I want to take this opportunity to think a little about how my calorie tracking/intake has evolved since I’ve started my fitness journey. I used to think about my calories per day–making sure that I clocked in under my 2000 calorie limit was my main goal. And then almost every weekend I would inevitably go over my limit and feel terrible about myself.
But I’ve started to think about my calorie intake on a weekly basis instead and it’s really opened up my world. During the week I can easily eat 100 calories less per day without feeling deprived, then on Friday and Saturday I have a bit more leeway to go above my calorie limit without feeling guilty and terrible. I still didn’t do a great job with my eating goals this weekend but at least I knew I had a few hundred banked calories for me to dip into on Friday night and Saturday night when I ate and drank a lot.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast (70) I woke up before everyone else and walked to a nearby Starbucks for a grande nonfat misto to tide myself over until we had a late brunch.
Lunch (680) For brunch I had an omelette with black beans, cheese, and guacamole. I also had a slice of whole wheat toast with butter.
Snacks (760) After taking a walking tour of (what felt like) most of DC we headed back to our home-away-from-home and snacked on some grapes, crackers, cheese, and I had a half-glass of wine.
Dinner (1,312) For dinner we went to Legal Seafood and, while I did drink A LOT of wine, I did some ordering that I’m proud of: grilled scallops with a side of seaweed salad and sauteed spinach. We also split some calamari to start but there were 4 of us at the table and I only had a few. I also didn’t mindlessly snack on the bread. Yay for smart choices!
While I didn’t technically exercise I did walk all over the mall to see DC’s monuments.
Summing up the day
|2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.)||0|
|Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.)||0|
|No processed food (1 pt.)||0|
|No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.)||2|
|At or below calorie limit (3 pts.)||0|
|Accurate food journal (1 pt.)||1|
|Stick to meal plan (1 pt.)||0|
|Strength Training (1 pt.)||0|
|Cardio Training (1 pt.)||0|
|No Alcohol (1 pt.)||0|