Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Day 1 of this weeks plan...

It's only Wednesday afternoon here but I thought I'd log on and let you know how my little plan is going that I talked about yesterday. Breakfast went off without a hitch. I had a small bowl of oatmeal with some Splenda. I remembered to pack some extra Splenda to take to work with me for my non-choco coffee. I had one cup and if I'm totally honest it was disappointing. Dutch coffee is so strong which is why I started drinking the chocolate coffee in the first place, to take away some of the power from the coffee. I'm going to try to water it down a bit tomorrow and see if it makes a difference. Otherwise I may just cut out the coffee altogether. I'm not that big of a caffeine addict that it will bother me.
Lunch was TOUGH! I had my cucumber/tomato/red pepper salad with some feta and pesto but it really took all my strength not to grab a ton of bread to eat with it or have a peanut butter sandwich with honey afterwards. I did have one small heel-slice from a healthy loaf of dark pumpernickel-ish bread. That's a vast improvement though. The thing is that they have this little buffet of breads, meats, cheeses, peanut butter, jam, nutella, honey and other goodies all laid out on the table right in front of you. Sitting there in front of that food makes all of us at the office eat more than we usually do (we discussed this many times). The only alternative to not sitting in the canteen would be to take our lunches up to our offices with us which is really anti-social and something I would like to avoid. I hope this part gets easier.
I think I'm going to try to blog every day at lunch about these little changes I'm trying to make to see if that helps keep me on track.
To be continued...

2 comments:

Dee said...

I feel for you woman. I know it's tough. I also struggle NOT eating bread.. bread and cheese are my downfalls. I also lived in the Netherlands for a fews years so I know that those two are in your life wherever you go over there!
Keep blogging, it helps!

GeorgieGirl said...

I made the decision to cut out bread and a few other bad carbs. I don't think I could stay in the lunch room with that buffet. I'd feel like it was calling my name...

Your lunch sounds awesome! I need to pick up some feta and pesto on my next trip to the store.