Sunday, November 20, 2011
Cals consumed - 1130 (Saturday)
Just getting a chance to hop on the computer and blog yesterday's events. I spent 4 hours in the afternoon going through all my clothes in my closet. I filled 5 black garbage bags up for good will -- I am still not quite finished. I also organized my clothes by size - I tried a lot of clothes on, got rid of the "bigger" ones. I had a good time!
Then, my husband, son and I went to dinner with friends. My son is 23 and hangs around us quite a bit. His girlfriend of three years is in pharmaceutical school - he doesn't see her much during the semester. His best friend is battling cancer - for the third time in his short 23 year old life! My son is moving to a townhouse 30 minutes away in about 1 and a half weeks. Not sure how much we will be seeing him after he moves. He doesn't like to waste money on gas, so I think we will be mainly driving over to see him. He is quite thrifty - unless it is computer stuff or gaming - which is why he was able to save quite a bit to buy a house.
Anyway, back to our night out. It was another "movie night" where we all go out to dinner, then back to a friends house to watch a movie in their media room. We went to a little italian restaurant. I had to study the menu when I got there because they didn't have one on the web. I went with the shrimp, broccoli, spinach and asparagus over linguine. I had them substitute the alfredo sauce for spicy marinara...I ate about 1 cup of the linguine, and all of the shrimp and veggies. It was very good. I sent about 2/3 of the pasta back. I also had balsamic vinaigrette on my tossed salad, and 1 1/2 glasses of wine. I had originally allotted myself 2 glasses (they were small), but when I drank 1/2 of the first one I got the idea to fill it back up and stopped after that one. I also drank 1 tall glass of icewater with it. The water worked out really good - I drank it instead of eating italian bread placed all over the table!! I did really good at our friends house afterwards, too. They still had a lot of halloween candy left, and everybody was digging in - except me and my husband.
So, I think going through the closet helped me stay strong last night. I don't have any clothes to wear if I gain weight, and I am looking forward to fitting into the clothes that are too tight right now.
For our SparkPeople live homework this week, we have to add some of our new goals to our vision board. I am going to take a picture of my favorite dress which is too tight right now and add it to the board.
I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Consumed 1270 cals today. Walked Roxy for 20 mins.
Well, first off, I lost another pound! I seem to be losing 1 pound every four days. I am fitting more and more into my old clothes. I am having a blast going through my closet - won't be too long until I am back in a size 6 which is my goal. Some size 8 clothes are still too tight, but I remember the day when I couldn't even put them on! I remember thinking I would never lose enough weight to fit in them, but here I am. So now when I look at my old size 6 clothes, I remind myself that I felt the same way about my size 10 clothes and now they are in the bag to go to Goodwill!!
I splurged tonight and had two glasses of red wine. That is what put me over 1200 cals. I really was missing it - I used to drink a glass - or two- every night with dinner. After cooking a great dinner, red wine was MY treat with dinner - it made it complete. Tonight I made my husband and boys turkey breast (in the crockpot all day - so the whole house smelled like it!), cheddar mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas. (We are going out to a restaurant on Thanksgiving, & I wanted to make them a turkey dinner at home). I ate Nutrisystem chicken alfredo, broccoli, and salad with peas. My plate looked and smelled quite a bit different than theirs! I am also in two wine clubs - so I added the 2 glasses of wine in my tracker and decided I was ok with what the cals would be for the day. It is the first time I wanted something "outside the box" and I didn't want to deprive myself.
I think it may have been due to a conversation at work about coffee today...
I "gave up" coffee almost one year ago - actually I lost my appetite for it when I started running. I wish I didn't - I love the whole thought of shopping for it - Trader Joe's has the best - the art of making it every morning - and the smell...YUM! I actually have a coffee bar in my bathroom - designed it myself- complete with it's own sink and cupboard. I have tried drinking coffee a couple times this year and couldn't get past the first sip. It is a real bummer. But, right now it is cutting some calories - I used to add fat free half & half (not sure how much) and 2 sugar cubes. So, I am thinking after having the conversation today about coffee, my mind went subconsciously to red wine!
After reading 9 months of articles on SparkPeople.com, I know it is not a good idea to totally deprive myself. That is why I knew it was okay to drink red wine when I wanted to. Can't say it went the best with Nutrisystem, but it was a compromise! And, I stayed within my recommended calorie range for losing weight! So...here is the BIG question...
Why do I feel like I have to justify it??
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Consumed today - 1183 cals
Today I came home during my work lunch break and took Roxy for a walk around the marina. I am adding more and more distance each day. It was chilly, but still nice to get outside in the fresh air. She loves her walks, so it was a win-win for both of us.
I also got out to the hairdresser. It is so pampering there! The shampoo chairs include a leg rest and they not only wash but massage my head for at least 15 minutes. They have calming music playing and the lights are low. It's great!
My hairdresser said she expected me to walk in with crutches and a cast. She was surprised to see me walking pretty well in Uggs. I feel like I already walk better than before the surgery.
Now I am giving my foot a break for the rest of the night. It isn't as sore as it was earlier in the week - getting better each day.
Hope you had a great day!
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