I received the notification of how much I won from my month-long DietBet. The initial bet was $35. I won $49.25! Woo hoo! That’s a profit of almost $15. Or as DietBet refers to it – a 40.7% return on my investment.
I also discovered the solution to my protein problem: grilled chicken breast nuggets!
Now, I know I could make my own grilled chicken breast nuggets, but it takes longer than just nuking these bad boys in the microwave. At about 25 grams of protein for a four ounce serving, all I need to do is eat four servings a day to hit my goal. Best of all, a four ounce serving is only 147 calories (a total of 589 calories). That leaves me with anywhere from 900-1,000 calories for anything else I want to eat.
Unfortunately though, it wasn’t all wins yesterday. Up until around 9:30 pm last night, I was doing pretty darn good. I was under 1,600 calories for the day, I wasn’t craving anything, I was feeling pretty good. I was short on my protein goal, but I was ok with it because I had a solid plan going forward (see chicken nuggets above); but it got late and I got hungry, and the next thing I knew, I was chowing down on leftover chicken nuggets – from Dominos, not the healthier grilled kind above. I ended the day at a little over 1,900 calories.
On the bright side though, at least it was protein that pushed me over my calorie range. It truly could have been worse – I could have binged on the three dozen Krispy Kreme donuts sitting on my kitchen counter.
Final step count: 15,657
Yes. You read that correctly. There are currently three dozen Krispy Kreme donuts still sitting on my kitchen counter this morning. Well, actually, it’s more like 2 dozen and 10 donuts, I may have already eaten two…
You might be wondering why I have so many donuts. Even if you’re not, I’m going to tell you: It’s because it was part of a fundraiser at big kid’s school and I ordered them with the intention of dropping them off at my husband’s job. There was a slight hiccup in my planning though… I didn’t realize the donut pick-up was scheduled for the Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend; the same weekend we were leaving on vacation to Fiji for a week. Oh, and on a Friday that my husband’s office is closed as part the aforementioned holiday.
So now I’m stuck with them. I have no clue what I’m going to do with them just yet or who I can give them to (to avoid eating them all myself), but I’ll need to figure that out today.
That being said, silver lining #2 from the last two days of going over my calorie range: I finally let go of my darn water weight. This morning I weighed in at 123.6 lbs.
I have no clue why I dropped the water weight. I ate some pretty high sodium things over the past two days. If anything, I should have gained some more water weight; but whatever, I’ll take it. Now, I just need to stay on track so the scale will continue to move downward.
Current step total: 820