Saturday, June 29, 2013
I am working the weekend - I don't really have any issues "being good" when I am not working, but the second I step foot in this office, the mindless eating commences.
I always come prepared - I have my healthy foods pre-tracked, but I veer off of the planned route. I don't know what it is.
I resolve today to stick to my plan. I am at my all time lowest weight (as an adult - 3rd grade doesn't count) and I don't want to ruin it. I mean seriously - how hard can it be?
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Today was... a good day
It started off with rain and storms. I figured it would be a "hang out on the couch with a cup of tea, book and cat" kind of day.
My Grandmother invited me out to dinner with her, my Grandfather, two of her cousins and their spouses, their daughter and her husband. We went to a local steak house Hoss's. Older people like Hoss's because they have the all you can eat soup and salad bar, plus they don't put any of that "funny spice" on their steaks. I like Hoss's too. I think the food is pretty decent.
I had the 6oz sirloin tips w/ steamed broccoli as my meal. I had a very small salad, some french onion soup w/ cheese, a few bites of a brownie w/ peanut butter sauce and a few grapes. I didn't eat my entire meal, and I think more than half of it is now in my fridge for another day.
It was nice to spend time with my family. My Grandmother's cousins have always been in my life. She was and still is very close with them.
After we were done eating and talking, I went grocery shopping. I am not sure what I bought, but I spent about $140. My cart full of healthy goodness was ruined by the 8 bottles of soda and 2 giant bags of chips I had to buy for my boyfriend's father's birthday party this weekend (note I won't even get to attend because I have work)
I came home and left the stuff out to make wedding soup. I am not sure why, but for some reason I decided I wanted wedding soup. So, I made it. I measured out 3 bowls for the weekend, 3 servings to freeze and the rest is for my boyfriend.
Not sure what I am going to do the rest of the night. I am feeling a bit on the lazy side, so I might watch Netflix or read.
My Spark Coach subscription is set to expire in a few days... I am not sure if I am going to renew it or not. I like it and it seems helpful, but I am just not sure if it is something I want to keep. I got it free for 3 months when I pre-ordered the Spark Solution. Not sure on that yet.
Tomorrow I am dragging the boyfriend to help me with the Library at the Cove Relay for Life. It is a cancer benefit that our neighboring town holds every year. It raises a lot of money for The American Cancer Society. While they are not my favorite charity, I am still down to help.
I hope everyone has a great night!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I met my BFF today at the public pool in her town (about 30 mins from mine)
We had a great day! The pool is really nice. I didn't do much actual swimming because there were kids jumping about everywhere, but I did manage to get a few laps in. I have come to the conclusion I am no way ready for the Sprint Tri I wanted to do in a few months!
I got sun burned. It hurts. Of course, it is my own stupid fault... it is one of those things I want to say I will learn from, but I won't. I will do the same thing again... maybe not this year, but it is inevitable that I will at some point.
After we were done swimming, we went over to the park so her kid could play, and honestly so we could swing on the swings! I also managed to do a pull up and a half on the monkey bars!! yay me!!
I think that is all for now
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
So here is the deal...
Eating. We have to do it. I mean, you can go without food for a pretty long time, but eventually you have to do it or you die.
You shouldn't eat when you are not hungry... I struggle with this and here is why --
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2012. I don't feel hunger like a normal person. If I wait until I am hungry to eat, and stopped when I was full, I would only consume maybe 600 calories a day at most. So, I end up eating when I am not hungry in order to get proper nutrition.
I struggle with this sometimes. I don't want to say I feel guilty (not an emotion in my spectrum) but I feel like I am breaking Healthy Lifestyle Rule #21 if I eat when I am not hungry.
We hear it over and over and over from the experts... don't eat unless you are hungry. Don't put "fuel" in an already "full" gas tank... But I can go too many miles before I am on E (does that make sense??)
Like right now... I just had Greek Yogurt and Kind Granola (2 tablespoons) for a snack -- I wasn't hungry, but it was in my "plan" for the day. Now, had I not eaten that snack, I would have been under on my protein and even further under on my calories.
Maybe I am just thinking too much and need to go to bed?
Monday, June 24, 2013
Saturday my boyfriend surprised me by suggesting we go for a bike ride and check out a new trail. I was pretty excited! A co-worker had told us about it, and I have been dying to check it out. When he suggested that we go on Saturday, I was thrilled. The train was pretty nice. It follows the old railroad beds so it is pretty level, but the scenery is nice.
When we had gotten a little over a mile in, I noticed an animal walking on all fours about 1/4 mile or so up the trail. I stopped to watch it, and when he came up beside me (I was riding lead) he asked me what I was looking at. I pointed and said "something tells me that isn't someones' dog" he said "no, I am pretty sure that is a black bear" and that is what it was. If I had to guess, I would say it was around 250 pounds. It may have been a little more or a little less. It was pretty far off in the distance, but from what I could see, that would be my guess. It was really neat to be able to hang out on the trail and watch this black bear wander around like he had not a care in the world. When he was off the trail, we proceeded through with our ride, but I think we rode a lot faster than we would have had we not seen him.
It was a nice ride - we had a good time. It wasn't overly long, but good terrain, and easily accessible.
That night we took the scooter and went out to dinner at a local family owned diner/pizza shop. I had a chef salad with their wonderful, homemade dressing. I am not 100% what is in the dressing, but I know there is... Vinegar, water, sugar, spices - no oil... anyway, after that we went out to my parents house and spent almost three hours relaxing in the hot tub. It was such a wonderful night out! We had such an awesome day!
Fast Forward --- Today -- Monday
I went biking with my friend Randy at the abandon Pennsylvania Turnpike. www.abandonedturnpike.com/
It was so awesome! I loved it, I can't wait to go back with stronger flashlights so we can see better!
After that, I volunteered the rest of the afternoon at the library.
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