Saturday, March 30, 2013
I am struggling a little (lot) bit today. Every other Friday my boyfriend and I go out to lunch. We have deemed it "Fast Food Friday" - of course I can make healthy choices. We usually go to Wendy's, Subway or the food court at the mall. At each place there is a sensible item that I can have
Wendy's - Small chili
Subway - 6in club on wheat - scoop out the bread, get rid of the bottom and eat it "open faced" which I usually only eat about half of it like that before I toss the bread all together
Mall Food Court - Teriyaki Chicken - no rice - extra veggies - they make it with all white meat chicken and no oil. It is a very good dish. Also the portion is nice sized and will give me at least 2 meals.
Today we went to Inlow's which is a local diner type place that specializes in 12 inch hot dogs and fried foods. I got a pizza cheesesteak and just ate the steak. I ditched the entire roll. It was a little greasy, and seemed very salty, but it sounded pretty good at the time. That set the tone for the entire day...
A co-worker lost a bet to me and in turn had to buy me lunch. We ordered from a Mom and Pop Pizza Shop, and I got a small chicken salad w/ house dressing (olive oil and red wine vinegar) It was very good. It comes with homemade bread, which I gave directly to my co-worker. I didn't eat it.
But then... one of my local drivers showed up. He is a delightful man who makes the most awesome homemade chocolate peanut butter Easter Eggs. He gave me one, and I couldn't resist. If I would have ate it all at once, I would have gotten sick, but I nibbled a little of it here and there, and before I knew it... I ate the whole thing! Then... my co-worker had Laffy Taffy. I have such a weakness for that... then I had a bite or two of a homemade nut roll... with yummy flaky pastry... I know this is unacceptable, but I couldn't seem to stop myself.
Everyone comes in with the... don't be hard on yourself, you work so hard, you deserve a treat... blah blah blah. What I really need is someone to say Hey fat a$$, do you really think you need that?
I have a family dinner tomorrow. My family cooks pretty healthy. There will be ham (yummy) scalloped potatoes (yuck) green bean casserole w/ cheese (super yummy) and I am not sure what else. I am going to have to be very careful. My mom is making Angel Food cake with fresh strawberries for desert. That is well within my limits, but I need to be careful.
I don't know why I am having such a hard time today... I don't know why I feel like an empty pit, but I need to get it figured out, because this behaviour can't continue.
I will face the music tomorrow and see what the scale says
Monday, March 25, 2013
Today was a good day.
I woke up this morning weighing in heavier that I did on Friday, but that is to be expected. I always weigh heavy on the Mondays after I work. It is from extreme water retention. I chalk it up to sitting all of the time. I try to get up and move around, but since we are short staffed and hella busy, I can't really take a long time away from my desk. I take about five minuets on average. I have been getting up every hour and running up to the second tier to check the fax machine. I know these few pounds will come off soon. It is just annoying!
By weighing myself every day, I am able to notice trends in my weight. It is a very helpful tool to me!! I am thinking about investing in one of those fancy scales that reads body fat% and water %
This is the one I am looking at. $59.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
"Get a clear and accurate picture of your overall body health with this comprehensive body analysis scale from Beurer. It's designed with sophisticated technology that displays all in one view your body weight, body fat, body water, muscle percentage, bone mass, calorie consumption, and body mass index"
Sounds good to me!
I am currently at 28.4% body fat. I would like to be at 17%. I think this is my answer to being so scared about maintenance. Now that I have another thing to "lose" I should be happy working for that goal!
I really wish I was able to post a screen shot on here. I registered for Mud on the Mountain!! www.mudonthemountain.com/
I have a start time of 9:00 - I figured it was best to start off early. That way, I have a lot of time to pace myself!
After wearing my new uber expensive jeans around the house a bit, I decided they didn't fit quite right, so I took them back to the store. I exchanged them for another pair, in a different cut, and SMALLER size! Whoo hooo!!
I think that is all for now
Saturday, March 23, 2013
My birthday was yesterday - my co-workers are having a pot luck dinner for me tonight - lots of good things!
Instead of getting me a cake, they cut up a bunch of fresh fruit and made a low cal/fat fruit dip. It is AMAZING - tho, I like to eat the fruit plain.
They were able to make everything for me to fit well within my goals.
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