So the BBQ wasn't *perfect*, as I had a beer and some chocolate covered cherries. I don't regret either! I haven't had a beer in over 3 weeks and this was a delicious heffe that felt amazing! The cherries were organic and also amazing. I ate a total (for the whole day) of about 2200 calories.
For weight loss, I try to eat around 1600, but to maintain, I would eat around 2000 (with my level of activity). So eating 200 extra yesterday doesn't send me into a depression or anything!
However, I didn't weigh myself, mostly because of the beer. Instead, I went to the gym this morning and did 40 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of pretty intense strength workout. I liked my reflection in the mirror and that's what matters most to me!
Going to eat clean today. Ate an egg white omelette with some shredded chicken breast and green peppers after my workout. Immediately felt like the food was going to work for me, which is what I like best. I like putting fuel in my body and feeling like it is doing some real good (and not just heading right to my fat stores, haha!).
This balance is hard to find. I want a good, healthy, happy, full life. And that means I can't NOT participate in life. But there needs to be give and take. One beer is fine and won't ruin my health, but it needs to be compensated by with some extra effort in activity and food at some point!
Bright side: since I have stopped drinking beer with my friends several times a week (still hang out, just drink water instead!), I really only need ONE beer to get a good buzz on. Better for my body to not drink too much AND cheaper, too!
Have a good, bright day, everyone!