Saturday, 2 June 2012

Day4 - Another Great Day

I had a very relaxing start today. I slept till 8.00 AM in the morning. My plan was to get up early in the morning and start with yoga today. But I could sleep only by 12.30 AM last night because of some laundry work and I thoght I deserve a decent amount of sleet considering that today is an OFF day at work

Today's eats

Today's breakfast was neerdosa with green peas, carrot and potato curry. Neerdosa is made by making a thin batter of rice soaked overnight with enough water, some coconut and salt to taste. We had two idiyappams leftover from yesterday. I opted for those two plus one neer dosa and .5 cups of curry for today's breakfast. I prefer idiyappams over neer dosa because idiyappams are lesser in calrific value because we make idiyappams without coconut though the traditional idiyappams involve coconut

Mid morning snack
I didn't have anything for midmorning snack except for two grapes that Serah had offered me from her plate.
I wasn't hungry at all. One of the reasons was that the breakfast was wholesome and filling. Another reason was that I was very busy in the morning finishing the rest of the laundry work.

We had a late lunch today. We had lunch by 1.45 PM. I was hungry by 1.30 but Siby wasn't feeling hungry at all as he had drank two glasses of juice by 1.00 PM. He wanted to have a very late lunch but later he compromised to have the lunch at 1.45PM. Inspired by yesterday's dinner, I replaced some of the rice with puffed rice. Today's lunch included .75 cups of brown rice, 1 cup of puffed rice, 1.25 cups of boiled mixed vegetables and about one serving of fish curry with coconut. It was very filling. In fact I struggled a bit in the end to finish it.

Evening snacks
I wasn't feeling hungry at all in the evening. But has been tempted constantly to eat something as I was at home and has easy access to many healthy and unhealthy snacking options. I had about 1 cup of papaya and half of a robusta banana for an evening snack.

My Plan for dinner was puffed rice and boiled vegetables. But I was irressistibly tempted with the unakku kappappuzhukku (A dish made with dried tapioca, coconut and a few seasonings) and the fried sardine. I had little less than .5 cups of kappappuzhukku and half of a medium sized fried sardine. I had half of a neer dosa and around .5 cups of boiled vegetables also for dinner

Post dinner Snack
I wasn't hungry at all after dinner. But I was constantly feeling like not satisfied and wanted to eat bits and pieces of something or the other. Then only it struck to me that I didn't have tea today. Instanly I knew that a cup of black tea would be the remedy for my discomfort. I have a packet of green tea with me at home which my MIL had given me. It actually tastes more like a very lightly brewed coffee than tea. I like its taste very much than the usual green teas available in the grocery shops. I know its better to drink green tea without sugar but I need sugar in my tea. I took a hot cup of my special green tea with 1 tsp of sugar and I was instantly refreshed.

Water consumption
When I am at work I usually drink water at my seat from a bottle which I know is 1.5 litres. So it is easy for me to keep track of my water consumption during working days. But when at home we all drink from the same container. So it is bit difficult to have a measure of my water intake. But I know I might have drank not less than 2 litres of water today because I was frequently rushing to the water container.

Today's exercise included 30 minutes of brisk walking outside and 15 minutes of brisk walking on the terrace. My work out buddy was also with me all the time during my walking. She was kind of tired of walking and was playing on her own at the terrace.

I am very happy that I was on track for four days and could take control of my food than food taking control of me

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