Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I meant to blog today and almost didn't get it done. Busy day filled with errands and work. Went to lunch with a friend to a Mexican restaurant and ordered Tacos Al Carbon. Love that stuff but it was particularly hot today and since that time I've been battling heartburn, something that is happening more often these days. I've NEVER had this issue before. Something new to be added to the list of "beware"!
Because of my big (and spicy) lunch I didn't have a ton of calories to end the day. So, just had a bowl of grapenuts with a sliced banana for dinner. Really, I didn't want anything else. The combination of heartburn and too much lunch just shut me down.
Now, just to go to bed, read a little and then go to sleep. Hope your day was good!
Monday, December 01, 2014
I'm up at dawn this cold, dark morning. As I look out my windows I see the beginning of a winter sky...some low clouds sketched across the horizon, tree skeletons darkly reaching out into the gray. It's a new month, the last of the year. I feel motivated to make this a good, healthy month.
My DH took Jersey for her morning walk so I could catch up on computer stuff before we go to yoga this morning. We've found a great class, really designed for some of us more 'seasoned' students. Since I have a nagging kink in a hip, I'm hoping this morning's workout will help.
My goals continue....keep aiming for moderate weight loss in this holiday season. If I was completely on track I would have lost 3 pounds by this point in my personal challenge. Instead I've lost just a smidgen over 2 pounds. I feel VERY good about this because I weighed in right after Thanksgiving. As the saying goes, by shooting for the moon at the worst you'll fall amongst the stars.
I think the best thing I've done in the past week to move me closer to that 'moon' is put the clamps down on snacking. Yesterday was a crazy day of football game eating. Stopped by at a friends to watch a game and had the hostess plunk a platter of appetizers right next to me. Finally, they served scallops wrapped in bacon. I realized 'this is my dinner' and stuck to it when I came home. Added a bowl of popcorn and then a clementine to keep me from nibbling on more damaging stuff. My nutrients were WAY out of whack for the day but this was my best solution for this particular situation.
I'm also watching alcohol more closely. I'm no longer much of a drinker but I really am evaluating whether I want that second glass of wine occasionally with dinner and find, most often, I don't. Nice to get rid of 100 calories or so from your daily tally in such a simple way.
My final focus is to eat at home as much as possible. And this becomes a little challenging, as you know, during a holiday month. We'll see how THAT goes as things become more hectic and social gatherings begin popping up.
The pink is fading away from the sky. It's time to get going. Happy December all! Let's do this! And moon? I'm still shooting for you!
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