Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Challenge

I have a problem. I know that processed junk food is bad for me, but at times, it's so tempting that I give in. Then it escalates and I don't stop. Potato chips, candy bars, donuts, cookies. All junk!

So I issued a challenge to myself: No junk food for one week. (Basically, no chips, cookies, donuts or candy. I'll allow one serving of crackers or pretzels per day)

I'm allowing myself one piece of chocolate per day, as a treat, but that's it. I'm also trying to cook fresh foods as often as I can. Here's my report for yesterday:

Breakfast: 3 cups of coffee, 1/2 cup Fiber One cereal with 1 cup light soy milk, and 6oz light strawberry yogurt

Lunch: Chunky Greek Salad with Chickpeas (recipe from Fitness Magazine) and 1/2 cup homemade chicken salad on half a bagel thin

(This was my favorite meal of the day! The salad was really filling and tasty!)

Dinner: 4oz tilapia, 1/2 cup corn, 7 french fries (processed, I know. Oops!)

Snacks: 1oz cashews, 1 clementine, 1/2 bagel thin with 1 tbsp peanut butter, 4 pretzels, 1 mini York peppermint pattie, 1/4 cup ice cream

I disappointed myself by not exercising yesterday. I wanted to work on my arms yesterday, but it didn't happen. Today I'll be running, and I just might try to get in some strength training, too. I've had a problem in the past of doing too much at once and hurting my back in the process, so I'm trying to take it slow this time around.

I'm mostly happy with yesterday's diet. It wasn't perfect, but it was well-intentioned. :)

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