Today is my first day back at work for 2013. Coincidentally, it's Mr Redpene's last day in his current job. I'm definitely not ready to be back in the office. While it was nice to see some of my colleagues - a lot are still on leave - I'd much rather be at home squeezing in as much extra time with the Mr.
The last couple of days have seen me making a move back into the kitchen - not always successful, but am definitely thinking more about what I eat. I've just learned/relearned I have a tendency to binge in the evening if I haven't eaten enough protein through the day.
It's really interesting the way bodies react to the different primary food types - fat, protein and carbs. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, there are people who can eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast and that will do them to morning tea or lunch. If I have a bowl of cereal I am STARVING again within the hour. The one exception is rolled oats - possibly because oats have a higher protein content than other options. This morning's ham cheese and tomato toastie on wholemeal, no butter was a filling meal and should keep me going through until lunch time.
Yesterday's sever of baked beans with an egg (no toast) was very filling and lower calorie than I'd expected. There are so many different and quick options available. As I experiment more, I'll write a blog post on some of the different breakfasts I've been experimenting with.
There was a slight disaster last night - I'd planned to cook a healthy chicken and veg stir-fry. The chicken had gone bad leaving me with nothing to cook. I had a bag of chicken dim sims in the freezer- steamed those, ate a couple and finished off with a cheese and tomato wrap. Not as many vegies as I would have liked, but not too heave on the calories either.
Getting there slowly.
I've started the working year on the right foot by walking from home to work. 4ks done and a free commute. Will walk home again this afternoon. An 8km round trip will hopefully keep the metabolism ticking over.
Wonder if I've lost any weight yet? Dying to get back on the scales, but am trying to limit self to once every 3 days. So that's tomorrow.