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Small steps...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How often have we hard that? Take the first small step. It'll be the start of a wonderful journey, but you must take that first step.

I'm a'steppin'.

Yesterday, we had a small departmental pot-luck for lunch. We had lots of good food, not all of it healthy, and I managed to do alright. I brought Slow Cooker Chicken and Hominy Chili

I recommend this as a very tasty dish, perfect for cold winter evenings.

So, I had a bit of that, a bit of this, enjoying everyone's offerings and enjoying the few moments of being together without work being the focus. I tracked the bits and bites as best I could, and it didn't turn out to be too terribly awful.

Knowing there would be so much food out of the norm, our menu for the evening called for garlic spiked broccoli and mushrooms with couscous.

Bill made that while I worked on his computer (he'd picked up a trojan that pretty much turned his machine into a loverly doorstop). Dinner was filling without being calorie-laden, which is what I needed. I opted to have a mocha for a snack last night, and all told came in within my calorie range.

I haven't done anything fitness wise yet, but I was so antsy and full of restless energy last night I was up and down, in and out, frittering around the house. Even if my mind isn't in a place of wanting to be active, my body certainly is. It'll come.

I tracked my food. I got my water in. I started.. yep, TOM hit last night, which explains the hormonal overload lately. Today, I'm eating within range again, healthfully, and avoiding the company-provided pizza at lunch this afternoon. Instead, I have my guilt-free cream'o broccoli soup complete with leftovers from last night's dinner. Cantaloupe and greek yogurt for breakfast, another mocha for a morning pick-me-up (it's the longest-lasting way I know of to satisfy my chocolate craving right now), and an orange for an energy boost later this afternoon. Hopefully I can keep my eating under control once I get home.

I'm moving forward nutritionally. Now if I can just get my body to do the same.

Small steps.
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