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#38 - Day 15 - Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tuesday was a pretty good day. Here's why:

- I drank ten cups of water.
- I exercised for 71 minutes (Zumba).
- I was within my range for calories, sodium, fat, carbs, and protein.
- I slept for eight hours last night.
- I can almost walk again. My thighs have been SO sore from the SuperBowl workout.
- I feel smaller.

I wish TOM would go away! I'm not having any food cravings (except on Monday for the chips and salsa); I just don't have a lot of energy. After having cramps all day, I really don't feel like going home to exercise. However, I am pushing my way through it.

So, the last two weekends, I have been really bad about just eating whenever, whatever I want and not exercising. So, after receiving some great advice from all of you, I briefly talked with my boyfriend about this weekend. I said that Friday nights are going to be my "cheat nights", so I don't feel deprived of food. I'm going to try to stay mindful of the portion though. We usually go out on Friday nights, so he said that will be ok. I also asked him to help me compile a list of places we like to eat. OURMAMAM (thank you!) had suggested I do this. If the restaurant has a website, they usually have nutrition facts on their meals, and my job is to figure out 2-3 items from each restaurant that I can eat that are relatively healthy. After I compile the list, I will keep it in my purse/wallet, so that when we want to get take out, I have my handy dandy list, and it takes all the stress out of eating out. Also, I have added these items to my favorites to make tracking easier. So, thanks again, OURMAMAM, for the great advice!

I will say though that I was deeply ashamed at to how I was treating my body. I've looked up quite a few of the restaurants, and I'm appalled at the high sodium and calories. The good thing is that now I know, and hopefully, I will be able to make better choices.

Tuesday's Goals:

1. Be active for 30 minutes. emoticon
2. Get eight hours of sleep. emoticon
3. For 2-3 restaurants, pick out 2-3 menu items for my "Restaurant Guide". emoticon
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  • WINNIE1978
    I love restaurants that post their nutritional information... but sometimes it's a little scary to see what I used to eat and exactly how bad it was for me. It sounds like you've got a good plan for handling your cheat nights from now on! emoticon
    2137 days ago
    I love that idea of choosing a couple restaurants and having items already picked! Can't wait to hear how that wen1t
    2138 days ago
    I admire you so much. Your planning is great. I find it very hard to let myself have a cheat day b/c it usually leads to a cheat week. I am so glad that you met your goals. keep up the good work.

    2138 days ago
    You are doing great! emoticon I hear ya about the weekends..I take my "rest" days during the week because I have more time on the weekends and so then I end up working out more...just a thought. That's a great idea bout the restaurants!
    2138 days ago
    Wow, you did awesome! I think it's great you talked to your boyfriend and you now have a tool to help you make healthy decisions when you go out. Got to be prepared. I'm proud of you for pushing past the ickyness of TOM and still working out. Usually I end up on the couch in my pjs under a blanket when I get mine and am nowhere near the gym. So good for you. You have great goals for Wednesday too. Keep it up.
    2138 days ago
  • MISSY994
    Way to face facts and look up the nutrition info from restaurants!

    I'm totally on the same page- wishing Tom would go away! Then I can weigh myself in peace without that freaking jerk messing up my scale.

    Anyways, keep up the good work.
    2138 days ago
    What a great idea to look up restaurants, pick healthier eats & keep a list with you! It would make things so much simpler as yous aid.
    You had a GREAT Tuesday! Way to go!

    2139 days ago
    One thing that I notice is that being aware of what you are eating and how bad those restaurant items are, whenever you go there you probably won't be able to ignore your mind screaming out that info. There's nothing wrong with a little splurge every now and then.. Weekends are harder for me as well, we can get through them though!!
    2139 days ago
  • BECCAJ98
    Keep iit up! How's water intake going?
    2139 days ago
  • ASHESS85
    You did so well! I love that feeling of skinny that you feel when you know you are doing well and have lost some weight. I love the restaurant list idea! Very smart. I'm also going through TOM so I know how hard it is to get the motivation to exerise around this time. Great job on pushing through TOM and on meeting your goals yesterday!
    2139 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/8/2012 9:44:01 AM
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