It’s hard to figure out when to exercise. I am going to leave work early today and so will go to the gym to do 40 minutes on the elliptical. That ought to be enough to get to 10K steps. I really don’t want to go; there is something about changing into gym clothes midday that I don’t like, but it is better than trying to walk outside for that amount of time. Too cold.
That (gym + other moving around) ought to get me 500 extra calories. Realistically, that seems like a lot. Maybe too much? Right now, I don’t care. All I need to do is stick to 1,500 net.
Today I am at work and that is fine. Well, it’s not fine in that it is 9:40 am now and I already had breakfast and am still hungry. But it is manageable. And tonight, at dinner, which is when I tend to fall apart, the situation will also be fine. I should have more than 1,000 calories to work with, and I’m making tacos with chicken. That can lead to lots of unconscious eating and not stopping, so I am going to try something new: make a plate with what I plan to eat and eat just that. And now I need to stop thinking about food and what I will eat and how this will work and let this run in the background so I can get some work done!