As I posted last week, this weekend was a three-day field event for me in the National Guard. What that meant for me was not only a difficult food situation, but a lot of activity and burning a lot of calories. For that reason, I was a little more lenient on certain items on my plate when I ate every day.
Our breakfasts consisted of scrambled eggs that were mixed with butter and bacon (with sausage and ham also available). There was typically a selection of either a banana or apple, and a muffin or biscuit of some sort. I skipped the apple or orange juice. I allowed myself the biscuit or muffin on each of the two days I ate breakfast in the field, and it turned out to be helpful.
It was very cold, and my body was burning a lot of extra calories just to keep warm. I also did a lot of walking and running around with a lot of weight on me, so the extra calories were welcome. I ate some of my RXBars and Epic bars for lunches, and sometimes as a snack as required.
Dinner on Friday night was good: it was meatballs, salad, green beans, and mashed potatoes. Again, I ate all of these. I avoided the sweet tea or lemonade, but I did eat the dessert cookie. It was rather small, and again, since the temperatures were forecast to be in the upper 30’s/lower 40’s, I figured some energy might help.
All in all, when I got home, I found that I’d lost 4 lbs from my Thursday morning weigh in. I knew I was losing weight/size while I was out there as my FLC (the vest we wear that holds a lot of our pouches/gear) was getting looser on me. Weighing myself this morning only confirmed my suspicions.
I am fortunate in that my sweet wife, Sherry, made me dinners and lunches for this week even though she is out of town for the first half of this week, so I will be able to continue eating well. I should see another 2-3 lbs drop if I’m lucky.