I’m feeling very frustrated this morning. My hopes of returning to school to work on another degree in Nutrition were quickly dashed when I reviewed class schedules. Clearly they are made for undergraduate students that have nothing else to do – all late morning and early afternoon. I was hoping for early morning or late afternoon! Getting a couple of bad class schedules is one thing, but most of them seem to follow that schedule, and would require quitting my current job and going full-time, something I cannot consider right now while I am the sole income in our household. So, I will table that thought for now and think about whether or not it’s something I want to consider later, or if I want to go a different route and get certifications or other forms of education, but not the formal degree. I’m open to suggestions. =(
Switching gears now… dinner last night was fabulous. I love wraps for dinner because they are quick, healthy, and yummy. Last night I made one with 1/2 chopped avocado (healthy fat), 1/4 chopped tomato (produce), about 1/4 cup kidney beans (protein), fresh cilantro, lime, and a sprinkle of cumin and chili powder, all on a low-carb medium-sized flour tortilla (whole grain). It was very tasty and filling.
Today’s Menu & Workout Plan:
- 7 am – Small egg & cheese sandwich, 1 cup carrot juice, vitamin
- 11:30 am – Greek yogurt with blackberries and pistachios, Kashi crackers
- 1:00 pm — Strength training: chest / back, jump rope
- 3:30 pm – 3oz fish with mixed veggies and 1/2 cup brown rice
- 6:00 pm — 10 mile bike ride
- 8:00 pm – Avocado, bean, and tomato soft taco
I’m doing pretty well getting back into my healthy eating habits post-vacation, however am still struggling with sugar cravings. I did detox for a couple of days when I got back, but that got cut short by the power outage and my cravings for sugar are still there. I’ve can usually get through the day just fine, but feel strong urges when I get home. It’s like my brain has been programmed to eat as soon as I get home and I start feeling hunger pangs when I’m getting close to home, even if I’ve just had my afternoon snack a couple of hours before. The Cinch book actually discussed this and learning to separate real hunger from cravings. This falls into the cravings category. I don’t have much sugar around the house, aside from some macadamia-nut-Hershey-kisses that I brought back from Hawaii, and some dark-chocolate chips, which are usually on-hand for my granola bars.
I will continue trying to fight the urge to indulge at night. Maybe my weigh-in Friday will help keep me motivated. I’ve set a new goal of 125 pounds by Labor Day, our next beach trip to Hilton Head.