Hi MaxiJ! Thanks for stopping by
Yeah, my eat/work pattern is the same, and I work 3-5 nights a week. What really screws me up is my off days. My sleep schedule shifts all around pretty randomly on my off days depending on what I am doing so it screws up the eating schedule to. I need to stick to some kind of consistent pattern for off days, but life is crazy and I just try to go with it, you know?
Been a long week this week, on night 4 of 5. Then it's the 4th of July and god only KNOWS what I will be eating. I am NOT going to worry much about cheating as I know that I am spending the day at my friend's friend's house where they are having a BBQ and we are DRINKING. So I will pick the best choices I can at the BBQ and just enjoy a day of friends, alcohol, and fireworks. And then be back on the plan on the 5th.
So depending on the scale and the day and the time of the day, I have lost between 0-7 pounds in the month I've been on SB. I am HOPING that I have lost at least a couple. I need to get a household scale and start weighing myself at a consistent time of day maybe once a week or so. That way I can have a more accurate way to assess if there is any losses. I think also taking measurements would be good since I'm more looking to be more fit and toned than losing weight persay. I do know that in general I feel better. More satisfied, stronger, less craving/binging/guilt days. And I was getting a bit out of control with the alcohol at home but having trouble convincing myself to actual DO anything to rein it in, so it being one of the things to avoid has really helped. Since I noticed that if I indulged with even a glass or two of wine I was MUCH more likely to start munching and cheating with food, it makes it easier to avoid the alcohol in general. I am not worried about a glass or few occasionally, or a mini-splurge when with friends, it was the 2-3 glasses of wine or martinis or rum/root beers almost every day at home alone that was starting to freak me out. So YAY SB!
Ok, today is a good day, here's the gist:
Breakfast: 1 glass fruit/veggie juice, 1 WW pancake w/ SF syrup, 1 HB egg, 1 slice turkey bacon
Snack: 3 mini Hershey's choc w/ toffee (not my official snack but yum!! In the past I would have had like 10 so 3 is a BIG improvement!)
Lunch: leftover Beef Veggie Noodle soup (OMG this came out SOO good! It made 4 portions and this was my last one. I was saaaadddd to see it all eaten up) coffee
Snack: carrot sticks w/ homemade hummus, coffee
Dinner: Not sure. I may try this broccoli/artichoke/pasta/chicken salad thingy. Or not. I don't have any broccoli at home so I'd have to buy some and I don't really want to go to the store this morning. I think I'll probably have soft chicken taco wraps w/ WW tortillas and a side of the extra green beans I have in the fridge.
Snack: Kiwi/Strawberries, peanuts/almonds
Also doing the Phase 2 total body workout for the 1st time!