Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I'm considering today a success!
Lunch wasn't excellent, but it could have been much worse. Lunch--especially eating out--is typically my biggest weakness, so any itty bitty step is some serious progress. So woohoo! I was out with some family at Red Lobster. I LOVE Red Lobster. Their biscuits and coconut shrimp are to die for! Unfortunately, they're also fat-laden death traps. I had one biscuit and one piece of the coconut shrimp appetizer. Even that was a lot of added calories and a lot of fat, but I think that it was a step in the right direction. Next time, maybe I'll be able to choose one or the other. Still, it was a success.
I had some leftover crab and half of a baked potato from lunch, so I had that for dinner. I was still starving immediately after. Thinking maybe I could satisfy it with a little bit of chocolate and some pretzels, I took a shot. Then came my decision point: I could go over my calorie goals and eat something else, or I could give it a minute, drink some Crystal Light (the flavor tricks my brain into thinking that I've eaten, and the water helps fill me up), and then, if I was still that hungry, have something reasonable. I almost went with eating whatever I felt would satisfy my hunger--definitely some more chocolate and pretzels, probably a ridiculous amount of crackers, before finally settling on some chicken--but I didn't! I drank the Crystal Light. After that, I felt fine.
Then--success!--instead of the ten minutes of fitness I had vaguely thought about doing, I did a full 45 minutes of Turbo Jam! Probably the hardest workout I've done lately. Last week, I had to take a water/walking break almost every five minutes when I did it. Today, I only took two or three breaks, including the built-in water break. I felt stronger after I did it than the last time. It was a success. Today was great.