Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day for baseball. The sun was shinning, flags were flying, and thousands of fans came together to watch the Washington Nationals win their first game of the 2013 season at Opening Day.
If you’re ever in Washington DC, I HIGHLY recommend making it out to a Nationals game. The Nats have an amazing stadium and traditions worth experiencing. One of my favorite game day events is the President’s Race! Since the Nationals moved to DC in 2005 Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Roosevelt have raced one another in the middle of the 4th inning.
This year, Taft joined the President’s race, starting a new rivalry between himself and Roosevelt.
We had a blast at the game and enjoyed watching the Nationals win, thanks to TWO rockin’ home runs by Bryce Harper.
Yesterday I also started eating just three meals a day, as compared to my old habit of eating 3 meals, 2 snacks, and dessert.
As I shared last week when I kicked off my “Breaking the Cycle” series, I have always struggled with overeating. I eat out of emotions and not always because I’m hungry. In an effort to change these habits, I have decided that eating three meals a day is really all I need at this point. Eating outside of that just isn’t necessary.
Now this doesn’t mean I’ll be eating less calories. I am still going to eat my recommended calorie allowance of 2100 calories but over 3 meals. My overeating tends to fall outside of my three meals and although I can also work on what I’m eating at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, telling myself that I can not eat outside of those 3 meals will help to cut out random snacking and temptation.
Yesterday I enjoyed…
Breakfast – 2 egg, turkey bacon, and strawberries
Lunch – Nachos at the ballpark
Dinner- 2 whole wheat tortillas, steak, cheese, lettuce, and salsa
My first day went really well, though mentally it’s challenging. I was not physically hungry for dinner until 7:30PM, but late afternoon I was thinking about snacks and what I was going to have for dinner. Again, I wasn’t hungry until 7:30PM but 3 hours earlier my brain was focused on food. It’s those thoughts that I’m trying to end in an effort to stop turning to food because my brain wants food.
Today will be a more traditional day, as I head back to work today after a long weekend and have football practice tonight.