It's a Dawg Life, Stopping the Slide Down the Slippery Slope
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Good habits are important, Sparkers. You just don't think about your habits. You just do it and realize you did it later. If you can change on old habit that isn't so great to a new habit that is better, you are ahead of the game.
Today I looked at a habit that started slipping this week. Eating breakfast at home. I eat breakfast out when I have my Rotary meeting, but otherwise breakfast is food that I eat at home. That has been the rule for a very long time. Even when Dan wants Sunday brunch, I still eat a small breakfast at home.
Twice this week, I went and got a McPoison sandwich at McDonalds. A McPoison sandwich is more commonly known as a Sausage McMuffin with no egg. It is my food-kryptonite. I can't explain it either. It is one of those mysteries. Why is the sky blue? Why does the Dawg like McPoison sandwiches? It just is.
So why was I back to the McPoison, after having broken this habit long ago? Lazy. One morning I went back to sleep after my workout because I'd had a rough night. I was rushing to get to work on time for a conference call. The other morning... who knows? I can't even remember the reason I used to justify it. Shows you what a sham it was. Even I didn't believe myself.
Today I spent a lot of time paying attention to what I can eat for breakfast. My food allergies get in the way of breakfast and some days I just don't feel like the same old same old (chicken sausage, toast, vegetable.) I remembered my old friend, overnight oats. I made up a serving last night for today: oats, vanilla soy milk, scoop of protein powder, frozen strawberries, slivered almonds, and a sprinkling of unsweetened coconut flake. Add a cuppa tea and I came in at 469 calories and 37g protein.
Tomorrow I'm going to make an apple cinnamon quinoa bake. I'll pair it with some chicken sausage. Add my cuppa and it's 493 calories and 24g protein.
Eating breakfast at home. I think I stopped a slide down that slippery slope, Sparkers.