Well, my first time at a restaurant since restarting SP.
3DD and SIL's anniversary, and as ususal they wanted to
go to a Chinese Smorgasbord.
This is becoming a tradition for us it seems.
Anyway...in comparison to my previous visits where I pigged out on everything...
this time I headed for the broccoli and veggies. Had half my plate covered with these...took the smallest piece of meat from several stir fried dishes and that satisfied me. I did have two helpings....
however, I feel really good about the portions and choices I made. No dessert and my beverage was water.
I definitely overdid my calories today. Period. But I have learned ~ and happily put
into practice what I KNOW is right when coming to making wise choices.
I think I over did my exercising at the beginning of the week, I feel so drained and sore today. But I had made a commitment last week to make 5 dozen cookies for the Pioneer School meeting tomorrow. Which I did this morning.
I didn't lick the spoon, I didn't have a cookie. First time in my life !!!
Seriously!!! I didn't even snitch one single little chocolate chip and pop it
into my mouth.
As I sit here and reread this blog, I really am amazed at myself. I have been
such a cheat when it comes to sweets all my life. Right up until Jan. 1, 2013.
Who knew, huh ~
Am I good or AM I GOOD!
And there are also about 2 dozen in the cookie jar on top of the frig
for my DH. Haven't had a crumb....haven't even taken the lid off and smelled
So I quess old dogs can learn new tricks, eh?
(I think I better wipe this silly smirk off my face, it's probably not very flattering.)
I started seriously back on SP on the first of this month. Week one I lost 3 lb. and another 2 lb. this past week.
I am not hungry, I eat what I like.
I make sure I journal every morsel that goes into my mouth.
And also every minute of my cardio and weights.
I am trying to drink more water, a hard one for me.
Being indoors for the last week had been hard as the below
freezing weather plays havoc with my lungs.
Thanks Mom for the treadmill!!!
Prayer is another important part of this journey.
So Sparkfriends....stay with it...please keep encouraging me, because everyone's comments uplift me and that's where I want to be. Not in the throws of depression which can happen to me at this time of year real easy.
This little fella's going to have company .....ME!
...a quiet day.
A wonderful meeting this afternoon, warm hugs and conversation with all our friends.
A quick but warm ride home, DH had the car warmed up...and then an easy dinner for us both.
Now, I'm thinking about my garden, wondering where and what I am going to plant.
Still have to do my cardio.....but will before bedtime.
Tomorrow is my weigh-in day. I am dreading it. I have done well, no cheating...and I have been tracking my nutrition every day. But the second week can sometimes be not so good if you did good the first week.
It's Sat. morning and for us here on the west coast it is cold. About minus 5C last I looked.
The neighbourhood is dead quiet...people here are not used to this.
When I got up this morning I looked out at my bird feeder and it was empty.
About a half dozen little ones hopping around looking for seeds.
I felt so bad...I immediately put on my boots and jacket and went out and filled it up.
Within 10 minutes there were at least 15 little darlin's hoppin' and eatin' and chirpin'....
I ate my breakfast, sat down to watch the news and plan my day. My nose started to run. A few minutes later, a couple sneezes and then I felt a funny
feeling in my chest. (my weakspot)
So I put on my biggest warm sweater, went and got a clove of my homegrown
Red Russian garlic, peeled it and popped it into my mouth.
I have been chewing on it for about 30 min. and I am already starting to notice a difference. Garlic has been and always will be for me a true gift.
It has never failed me yet.....and it tastes soooooo good!
Have a wonderful day everyone...and take a moment to look up and say thank you to the one who gave it to us.