hanging in there!

So, the first day of attempting to eat healthier went fairly well. Here is how it broke down:

Day 1

7am run
 -ran 48 minutes at the park


  • small bowl of fresh fruit (mango, kiwi, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)
  • hot cup of green tea


  • leftover wonton soup w/ soup noodles
  • hot cup of green tea w/ splenda
  • 1 ginger cookie


  • 1 lowfat yogurt

2nd Run- ran 20 minutes


  • 1 cup of salad (lettuce & sliced tomato w/ EVOO & dried Italian seasoning)
  • 2 cups of organic lentil soup
  • 2 ginger cookies
  • small handful of raisins
  • hot cup of green tea

Late Night Meal (9pm)

  • 1 lowfat manwich (made with ground turkey) -5g fat including bun
  • 1/2 roll
  • several french fried potatoes (cut red potatoes brushed w/ EVOO & seasoning)
  • a couple of hushpuppies (appx. 4 oz)
  • hot cup of green tea

My Thoughts:

I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I ate the way I did towards the end of the day. I know for a fact that had I gone to bed around 10ish, I wouldn’t have eaten that late night meal. I, however, had some work to finish and was up until just after midnight. It seems like the longer you are awake, the greater the tendency is to want to eat more.

Additionally, eating healthy after you have spent a considerable amount of time NOT eating healthy can be a shock to your body. After breakfast and pretty much inbetween all of my meals, I was STARVING. Towards the end of the day, it got to the point where I would stand up after sitting at the computer only to feel like my body was off balance.

I didn’t quite meet my goal of having 8 glasses of water/fluid, but it sure felt like I did! It seemed like every five minutes I had to use the bathroom. Today, I am going to try to do a little better. I’m going to shoot for drinking at least two glasses (8oz) of fluid with every meal. If I can get it up to 6 glasses from 4 yesterday, then I’ll be heading in the right direction. I have also begun to plan ahead what I’m going to eat later for dinner, this way my mind won’t be allowed to wander onto things that are unhealthy 🙂

I don’t diet. I just don’t eat as much as I’d like to.

-Linda Evangelista

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