Yesterday some friends called to let us know they were visiting from out of town, and we invited them over for brunch this morning. We had pancakes and bacon. I had yogurt and fruit on my pancake, but it still wasn’t the healthiest breakfast. To make up for it I had a pretty low calorie lunch–I made an open-faced sandwich with Spinach Bolani, some Garlic Mint Cheese (made with low-fat yogurt), roasted bell peppers from Trader Joe’s, lettuce, and tomato.
After they left, I still did my 65 minutes of Zumba on the Xbox, even though it was not when I usually did it in my routine. It is definitely easier to do it right after breakfast, before I’ve showered, than trying to add it in at other times, but I was proud of myself for doing it anyway. And, another 1/2 pound down on the scale this morning!
I was feeling hungry about an hour before dinner, and was trying to just wait until dinnertime. Then I realized that is one reason I overeat, I let myself get too hungry before the next meal. So, I grabbed an apricot and munched on it while cooking. I always have to remind myself, it isn’t helpful to go hungry when I am surrounded with fresh fruits and vegetables.