Why am I so happy today?! Is it because my drive to work looked like this?! No.
Is it because I weighed myself and lost 9 lbs. No, I didn't weigh myself or lose 9 lbs. I am actually not sure why I am so happy today, but I am pretty happy. Maybe it is because it is Thursday and one day closer to the weekend. Maybe it is because I finally have my eating under control and the scale is heading down (hopefully, we will see tomorrow). Or maybe it is just a good mood kind of day. Whatever it is, I will take it.
Yesterday I started this new way of eating. I decided to eat 4 250- 300 calorie meals a day. Every three hours I eat something. This is making me feel so good. I never get REALLY hungry and I feel like I am always energized. The down side is I have to find time to eat at work. I also have to think ahead and plan for all these mini meals. Last night I went out to dinner with my husband. We decided to go to Applebees because they have those under 550 calorie entrees. I had the grilled shrimp and island rice. I ate half of it and brought the rest for my work dinner (I work until 9 tonight). It was SO good and it was an easy way to get my mini meal.
It is hard to believe I can make a meal out 250 calories. BLB (before lap band) I would have NEVER done that. How the times have changed. There is a great little article about mini meals here.