Day 3 of 90: 1/7 of the Way to Creating a New Habit!

It takes 21 days to create a new habit and since this is day 3, I’m 1/7 of the way there.  :O)  A bit of sarcasm there! Today was tough.  I’m sticking to roughly 1000 calories a day for 7 days to kick start my diet and then I’ll go back to eating around 1500 calories next week.  With all the walking I am doing–I’m only taking trains and buses when I absolutely am tight on time–and my low calorie diet, I have to admit I’m struggling, but I keep reminding myself of my ultimate goal.  I want this badly.  I want to change my life and be healthy, like my vegetarian husband who lost over 100lbs in one year.

Breakfast: Swiss Cheese Crepe with Mushrooms and Leeks

Lunch: Chicken with Zucchini, Roasted Peppers and Corn


Exercise: I exercised for an hour in a class in Times Square.  I also walked 4 miles today, though I really wanted to just get on a train when I was walking past the skeevy mental hospital at 27th & 1st Ave at 9PM and was asked out by two very “unique” men, one who followed me the length of Bryant Park.

Snack: I was ready for a two mile walk after this low calorie chocolate muffin.  I love how low calorie things are not nearly as filling as the real deal.  I inhaled this little cake in two seconds, but at least I got a nice chocolate fix.

Dinner: Turkey with Roasted Red Peppers, Parsley and Celery

4 comments
Dominika
Dominika

Thanks, Sara. I still have a way to go to get in shape! 86 days!

Dominika
Dominika

I'll try the green tea, Wojtek, but not sure I can give up chocolate muffins! They're low calorie already, I can't take more goodness away!! :O) By the next post, I'm sure I'll be shaking with a caffeine boost! :O)

Sara
Sara

Way to Go! By the way, you already look great!

Wojtek
Wojtek

Good job! Keep it up! Nutritional advice #1: If you're frying things use PAM spray. Nutritional advice #2: Stay away from chocolate muffins (simple carbs are useless they will give you energy for a very short period of time, use complex carbs with low glycemic index instead) Nutritional advice #3: Try to substitute regular tea with lemon with green tea or red tea (try organic brands, or if you can get them: leafs) and drink it between meals. This will give your metabolism an extra boost. :))