I made it, just barely. I was doing great – I got my exercise in and politely deflected a co-worker bearing Indian sweets (which I dearly love) on her first day back from maternity leave, but when I got home I discovered that my sweet husband had forgotten about my efforts entirely and made a lamb shank dinner for us.
So I went over to NutritionData and looked up how much damage it would do to eat the whole shank. It turned out to be a pretty big hit, but I had it in my budget because to that point I’d consumed only 1050 calories, and I’d burned 630 in exercise. Yay! Plus a glass of wine and some veggies made an 800 calorie dinner. Much higher than I would have normally wanted, but I could just squeak it under the wire.
So, my gross for today is 1850, minus the exercise leaves me with a net of 1220 – definitely a deficit. Not a big one, but points for trying. Tomorrow will be a better deficit day. One day at a time. It’s a strategy that works for me – I don’t set long-term months-long goals anymore, I just promise myself I can do it for a day. I will have a deficit day again tomorrow. Building momentum over here!