Thursday, October 06, 2005

Thursday report

Part of why it's so hard for me to follow an inflexible diet is the fact that my work schedule is so crazy. I work the night shift so I'm usually having breakfast in the afternoon and dinner at about 2 in the morning. So, for simplicity's sake, I'm not going to refer to my meals as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'll just refer to them as meal or snack.

Also, as my plan does not include measuring, I won't be including portion size for now. I am tracking what Weight Watchers refers to as 'Comfort Zone' before and after meals/snacks. This just a scale from 0-5, with each level defined as follows.

0 1 2 3 4 5
Very Hungry/ Starving Hungry Getting Hungry Satisfied/ Comfortable Full/ Not at all hungry Very Full/Stuffed

So I will be referring to before and after comfort zones as a measure of the amount of food I've eaten. The object is to stay anywhere from 1-4. That's my 'Comfort Zone'.

Thursday 10/5

4:30pm (meal)
Comfort Zone (before): 2
2 eggs (fried in 2 seconds of olive oil spray)
canadian bacon, a few thin slices
coffee (with artificial sweetener)
Comfort Zone (after):3

8:30pm (meal)
Comfort Zone (before):1
Beef chuck roast
Comfort Zone (after:4)
comments: I did not have/take time to make an entire,well-balanced meal. I acutally ate this roast beef while I was preparing my dinner to take to work. I need to plan better although the lean beef didn't hurt me. Also, I let my get too hungry while I was out and about this evening. Gotta watch that.

1 comment:

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

oooh this is kind of interesting. I started blogging my runs to keep me on track and accountable. I guess it works for food too. Great idea!

:) :) :) :) Hope your day is grand!