Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Chris is on vacation this week, after a semester of classes, of sacrifices, it is so so nice to have this time together. We are making an effort to do special fun things, outside the house. Last night we went to the movies, the local theater features a restaurant-style movie experience, nice comfy chairs, and tables to have dinner while watching the film. After a weekend of bad eating, and a struggle to regain my footing before I lost it completely, this wasn't the ideal um, idea. But, it was a special presentation, affordably priced for families. I probably could have made a better selection from the menu, but I chose a steak and cheese sub with onion rings.
The inner gremlin won that battle, I guess. The rationale was, why go out to eat and have a salad!? Have something yummy! Well, it wasn't that great, and definitely not worth the guilt afterwards. I'll need to remember this. I've successfully had restaurant meals that fit into my calorie budget before, and enjoyed it all the more knowing I wasn't stepping away from my goals, but continuing toward them.
Today, I knew I would need to take decisive action getting me back to the right choices. After breakfast settled in my belly, I took a walk for the first time in months! I chose the route that I'd driven in my car to tally the distance (3 miles), then followed on foot precisely once before. It is so pretty! I really enjoyed it, since today was a fairly nice day for December. Then, once I got back home, Chris suggested we go to an indoor-playground place for the afternoon. Sounded good to me! We had never been there before, and oh my goodness, what an active afternoon!! The place was a gigantic 3d maze! There were slides all over the place, and lots and lots of climbing. Our girl is only 3, so she needed our help to climb some of the stuff, so one of us followed right along with her for the most part. It was so much fun. We had a great time!
By the time we got home from that play-place, I was feeling sore pretty much all over! I am so tired. We had a healthy dinner, now it's wind-down time, thinking it'll be an early bedtime for me tonight! I'm planning to log my weight tomorrow, hopeful that it's gone down, but really I'll be satisfied if I maintained. I think that's going to be my ultimate goal between now and new year's, just maintaining will be a step in the right direction! Any loss will be a bonus? Hmm. Well, I'm really hoping to lose, but kind of on the fence about commitment, and making the necessary dietary sacrifice. A blog for another day perhaps!