Ahhh I actually had an entire post written up and then I hit a button and it all went away! Nooooo!
Anyway, I know I haven't had time to check in here lately and I'm definitely not going to have time this coming week. My eating hasn't been great, it's been terrible at times but mostly just... okay. Not bad, not good, just kind of neutral. I haven't had much time [or desire, let's be honest] to track everything. I ate way too much pizza last night and spend the last 12+ hours feeling uncomfortably full [still am], including a horrible night's sleep and back pain. I *have* kept up with my running, so that's good, but I haven't been doing much of anything else. I'm looking to just maintain a weight around 177 for the month and then I will focus on getting back to losing once things settle down.
I was dogsitting for my godmother last week which was fun [and got me a little extra exercise, but not too much because the dog is 13 years old], and I had her car so I got to run around and do errands that are usually too far for me. I went to Trader Joe's for the first time since moving here over a year ago, and got a ton of cheap, healthy things like soy yogurt and watermelon [it was half the price of my grocery store's! And I didn't have to carry it all the way home!] but I also got some things that aren't so healthy, like cookie butter, Joe-Joe's, and soy ice cream. It turns out that I'm better at portion controlling ice cream than cookies, who would've thought? It's probably because nobody sells vegan ice cream around here so I wanted to make it last as long as possible.
Anyway, most of the week wasn't full of terrible food choices, just eating too much of stuff. But yesterday, I ordered pizza [and breadsticks] because I didn't want to deal with the dirty dishes in the sink [but then ended up washing them anyway while I waited for the pizza to be delivered, go figure!]. Just a small pizza with pineapple, olives, and carmelized onions. Nothing too bad. Except for the fact that I ate almost the entire thing. Oops. I don't know why, either! I definitely said after a couple slices, "Okay, I'm full now, I should stop." But then I'd pick up another slice ten minutes later. And another. I blame myself for not thinking to put the pizza in the fridge right away [out of sight, out of mind works WONDERS with me]. Oh well, lesson learned and all that.
Friday is my brother's wedding and I've been super busy helping the bride get everything done in time. That's what I'll be working on for the next few days, as well. I'm excited for the wedding but this week is super busy because of it! Tomorrow and Tuesday, I'll be working on finishing up favors/the guestbook/other stuff with Laura [the bride] and our moms. Wednesday is the rehearsal dinner [I still have no clue what I'm going to wear!], Thursday I have to take my aunt to a doctor's appointment and get my nails done, and then I'm spending the night at my mom's. The wedding's Friday morning, reception's in the afternoon and then I don't know when or how I'm getting home. And I will probably just collapse into bed once I do!
On top of this, my online "book club" sort of thing has started reading my favourite author, finally, and I keep getting pulled into lengthy discussions throughout the week because I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH AND JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT THEM FOREVER. [ markreads.net/reviews/ca
I was hoping to lose a few more pounds before the wedding because the dress I'm wearing is snug... it looks good on me, but it's definitely a bit too tight in one tiny spot so that's not awesome. But instead, I've gained a few pounds so now I'm worried it won't fit at all! I know that I'm super bloated from yesterday's pizza extravaganza, though, so if I keep an eye on what I eat for the next few days my body should go back to where it was last week. That's just hard to do while I have so many other things going on! Thankfully, I have today to myself [we had planned on doing wedding stuff today as well but Laura had to work] so I think I'll do some meal planning and prepping for the rest of the week. Including a huge, delicious salad made with veggies from the CSA that my godmother gave me! And a visit to the gym. I haven't been since last Saturday and I need it back in my life!
Okay, I guess I should get out of bed and actually get started on these things. Including facing the scale so I know exactly how much work I have ahead of me for the week. It'll be a miracle if I have time to get on SP and catch up with everyone's blogs and adventures this week, but I plan to be fully back next weekend. At least for a few days, until I go house-sitting at my mom's [where I will have a car AGAIN, yay, but I also have to paint a bunch of rooms in her house...]. Things will calm down in October, I swear. I've got nothing coming up in October. So... see you then?