Today I ate at one of my favorite sub places: Milios. Instead of ordering my regular sub (Godfather on wheat with extra turkey and mayo), I checked out their nutritional information and calculated a turkey & ham sub (this is on the "light" menu at Subway -- I've gotten it twice before). True, in the past I always preferred the Italian version of any sub, and would always have extra sub sauce, or would come home and put olive oil and vinegar on it to make it my own. But, I'm working on changes right?
So I got my turkey sub, hold the mayo (I planned on putting my own on at home so I can use my light mayo, but also so I can know exactly how much is going on it). I added banana peppers, Italian seasoning and my Newman's Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, too. I ended up with a very tasty sub, at about 1/2 the calories of what my standard normal would have been. Here's the comparison:
Old sub: 1315
New sub: 573
Quite a difference, eh? It is an 8" sub, and I can eat about 2/3 of it, saving the rest for a quick snack later.
That's still a lot of calories, but I feel good about making a better choice. Again, concentrating on slow(er) weight loss, aiming for solid changes that are going to get me where I need to be in a way that I'm able to reasonably stick with in maintenance (which is a whole 'nother beast in itself).
I also worked out this morning, and then spent 45 additional minutes exerting energy scrubbing the bathroom down.