Friday, October 28, 2011
Today I consumed 1041 calories which was really good because I went out to dinner with my husband and friends. They ordered antipasto for an appetizer - I ate 2 olives. I had 2 small lobster tails, a side salad and mixed veggies (squash, zucchini, onions and red peppers) and an unsweetened iced tea. I did not eat any of the homemade rolls, lunchmeats or cheeses. Yayyy!
I took the day off of work today too. I sat with my foot up most of the day. I did sit and go through old paperwork - threw most of it out. My husband and I went out and did some errands, too. I shopped a little bit at the drugstore and sat in the car while he shopped in Home Depot. I had this wild idea of a wine cork backsplash in my kitchen. We have been saving our wine corks for at least 7 years. He is going to make it using all the corks this weekend. I will post a picture when it is done.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ate 1132 calories today. Still under on fat, folate and calories. I am filled. I am eating all good, healthy foods and feeling really good. My husband and I went out to eat with our friends as we do every Thursday night, and I had a salad with grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, almond slices, and strawberries. I used 1 tablespoon of poppyseed dressing - YUM!
I used to have a couple glasses of red wine on Thursday nights, but haven't had any the past three Thursday nights. Not drinking it is what is keeping me under the 1500 calorie total. I do love red wine, but know that I need to stay away from it to lose the rest of this weight.
The restaurant we go to also has hot oil popcorn -- all you can eat. It is delicious, but I skipped that, too. I brought and ate nutrisystem honey mustard pretzels - I ended up sharing them with everyone!
I worked 5 1/2 hours today. My foot was feeling pretty numb the last hour at work. I prop it up when I am sitting at my desk, but I don't think it is high enough. It swells as the day goes on. After work, I went home and took a 1 1/2 hour nap. I am taking tomorrow off of work to give my foot a 3 day break. I am going to keep it up a lot. We are suppose to have bad weather Saturday, so I won't feel like I am missing anything! When I go back Monday, I am going to take breaks while I am at work, and prop it higher. I am not sure how I am going to do that, but I will figure it out.
Finally, I realized last night I am not supposed to weigh myself again until Saturday...so I will wait. I do not want to get obsessed with the scale like I always have in the past. I want to pay more attention to "feeling" healthy. Tomorrow or Monday I am going to get a blood test to see how my cholesterol is doing. It had gone up last year. Between eating healthy, exercising and taking Cholestoff since January, I am hoping it dropped back down.
I hope your week is going well!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Today my husband took me into work for about 3 hours. I got around good with my scooter - so glad the buildings are handicapped accessible! I got a lot of paperwork done, and caught up with some of my staff. I sat most of the time.
I brought a Nutrisystem lunch bar with me in case my husband wanted to go out to lunch while we were out. I planned on ordering a side salad and side veggie to go with it. That changed when he said he wanted to go to Chik Filet! He went through the drive-thru and I did not get anything! As we drove home, I had an "aha moment" -- no wonder it was taking so long to lose weight!! And, I was again thankful I had gone on a program before my surgery - I know I would have gained weight if I had not. I am proud to say I had my lunch bar and yogurt when I got home.
I made my family dinner tonight, too. I threw skinless chicken breasts in my crockpot this morning and they cooked all day coated with peach mango salsa.
I also made mashed potatoes, peas, broccoli, and served fruit cocktail. I had a Nutrisystem entree with the veggies and fruit. We all had a nice meal together and I was happy to be cooking again. I ate 1036 calories today.
Tonight I am going to look at the Chair Exercise DVD I received today in the mail if my husband gets a chance to bring the DVD player down from upstairs.
I hope you had a great day, too!
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