I didn't make the best choices over the weekend. I had my daughter's party and there was cake...chocolate cake and even though I told myself I wasn't going to eat any..I couldn't resist. I had some ice cream as well..and then we ordered my fave pizza..Mexican and the place we go to makes it so yummy so I couldn't, but should've not had as many slices as I did.
Then, Sunday I had my friend's baby shower and it was a buffet brunch! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so I loved it! And I only drank water except for that one cup of hot chocolate w/ whipped cream..so yummy! I had a couple bites of the cake...it wasn't as yummy as the one I got for my daughter's party..so I was tempted to eat the whole thing.
I did my Zumba class on Saturday so it wasn't that bad as I burned like 400-500 calories..but yesterday I didn't have time or energy to work out..I was so tired when I got home that I took a nap...and then today...I pigged out a little on the rest of the bday cake and had some ice cream...but I finally got a workout in at 10pm tonight...
I just have to re-focus for the rest of the week and just eat within my calorie range and exercise each day...
I wanted to work out this morning before breakfast like I do every morning, but I don't know if I am just burnt out or just needed a break today...So, I changed my plan and did my errands.. and told myself I would work out later...
Then during the afternoon I started getting really hungry and I kept chewing gum and drinking water, but the hunger wouldn't go away so I just had a 100 calorie sweet/salty snack...which kinda helped. I did notice and I reminded myself that I wasn't really "hungry" I was just bored...so I waited and then I decided to work out around 8pm or so...
Today was just odd for me as I normally have the energy and motivation to workout in the morning as that is the best time for me to do it (especially since I am not working)...and I just didn't have it in me..hopefully I will get my groove back tomorrow.
I went to Zumba this morning and it was great! I burned close to 500 calories! We usually are in the big room, but after 10 min or so into it the CD player stopped working and we had to go into the smaller room...plus there were more of us today..some of the dance teachers (including my daughter's dance teacher) were there...so it was kinda cozy! But still fun!
I had a plan to eat really good today..but when my friend called me...to go out to eat...I couldn't resist as we haven't been out in ages. We went to 99 for lunch...as dinner seemed to not be a good idea as it is always crowded at night...
It started off really good..I went on their website before I left to check out what I can have that is low calorie. I found the fit for you meals (only 3!) So, I picked out one I could have...After getting to restaurant my friend and I decided that on an appetizer...the Irish Nachos! Not the best choice, but since I haven't had Mexican food in so long I said why not..They were so good..and then I got one of the fit for you meals. 3/4 done with my meal and I was full....BUT I was craving something SWEET! Why does that happen? So, I decided I was going to get the dessert...maybe not the best choice...but it was delish. I even had the waitress bring two spoons to try to convince my friend to have some but she stood her ground..oh well. I told her I didn't feel bad as I already did a great workout today!
It was really yummy. Plus, I told myself and my friend that I planned to come home and walk w/ Leslie and try to burn more calories so it wouldn't be that bad...When I got home I checked the website and figured that I had about 2500 calories or so...while that is A LOT!!! I am planning on burning another 300 calories tonight so that hopefully it will not make a difference!
I am kinda bummed that I went over as much as I did...but the Nachos is what did me in. The sundae..actually not as many calories as I would have thought.
So...I feel a little bad...but not really..I know that I had a good dinner and a great time and I know that I don't and won't be doing this on a regular basis. We used to always go out every other weekend...but we stopped thankfully! I know that I would prefer to eat healthy at home then to go out and eat unhealthy.
After reading some articles on walking and losing weight walking. I have decided that I am going to try really hard to walk everyday. Whether it is one mile or more or inside or outside treadmill or in home walking dvd...I have decided that as long as I do some type of walking everyday...that I will be able to walk for longer periods of time and eventually hopefully be able to run more than walk...but even if that doesn't happen I know that walking every day is very beneficial to my well-being and to staying fit.
I am a little nervous of posting a blog about this, but I figured it was best to make my self accountable for it.
So, far this week...I walked Monday through Friday...not taking a break once!!! So, for that I am very proud of myself.
My goal this week is to try to walk at least 1 mile a day up until Wed March 30 (Kiwi Weigh in day). I also want to try to eat low calorie for the rest of the week as well to see how much of a difference it will make. I woke up this morning and weighed myself and it was lower than it has been in months and I was so happy that I thought that if I can eat a certain amount of calories and continue to walk each day that that number on the scale should go down more consistently...
So, here is to Walking Everyday and eating low calorie meals Everyday!!!!
Yesterday I had under 1600 calories for the whole day!
I stopped eating after dinner, well I had one or two mint candies, but then I didn't have anything after that...and that was a little before 9pm.
I did my workout yesterday and today I did the same!
For breakfast, I was in the mood (yesterday) for waffles, so I made my low cal nutri wheat waffles and I put cinnamon, lite syrup and 1 cup of sliced strawberries on it and it was delish!
I did the same breakfast today...and it was under 400 calories..I ended up going back to the hot chocolate...just once a day..and I put a little bit of choc milk in it to make it less hot!
I went down a pound today and I am loving it! I know that it has to do with the eating. I know that if I just cut down my calorie intake and overeating at night...that I will see a difference on the scale was well in my clothes...but sticking to it each day is very hard, since I am not working still and at home..with all the temptation!