Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I know that it is only a couple weeks into the new year, but so far so good!
I only lost half a pound last week, but I'm glad that it went down a little despite a couple of slip ups that I had. My new roommate is still just as funny and sweet as can be, but she needs some lessons in nutrition. Since she is my mother's age I don't feel like I can really "correct" her, so I am just forced to practice my will power and say no to things that I know I shouldn't eat. She made two dozen chocolate cupcakes last weekend, but luckily she sent half of them home with her grandkids. I felt obligated to eat one so as not to offend her, and then I had a second one at some point this week...but I was pretty proud of myself for only eating two. Then Saturday she made her "famous" biscuits and gravy that she was raving about and wanted to make for me. *sigh* I love biscuits and gravy, so I couldn't say no...but I only had one biscuit and a smallish portion of gravy and an egg that she scrambled for me. Not the healthiest breakfast, but it was tasty. Same thing, sometime last week she made a chicken stir fry that she just raved about, but I think mine is better. I didn't watch her make it so I don't know how healthy it was or how much sugar she put in, but I'm guessing mine is healthier as well. Oh well, I think given the situation I did pretty well and I need to just continue making good choices.
It has been crazy cold here for the past week or so and that is making it difficult to do much of anything. I went out to the barn on Saturday in freezing cold temps (windchill hovering around 0, temp in the single digits or teens), but I totally got my workout in because Freckles was being a pill (wouldn't stand still for the farrier) and roomie's granddaughter wanted to ride so I got to walk around for quite awhile. (That was after the biscuits and gravy breakfast so I knew I needed to work some of that off lol)
You know me, always the thinker. After reading an article on spark this morning about pre/post workout food, reading a conversation about carbs on the message boards, and hearing my roommate go off about food and "healthy" vs "not healthy" I kind of stopped to reminisce about the past a little bit. Those things I listed might not seem directly related aside from the fact that they're all about food, but they are all things that I have learned SO much about over the past few years. It is high time that I start working harder to apply the things that I know in my head, to my life...and specifically my diet.
As I drink my water and think today, I really am re-dedicating myself to doing that. School starts up again next week and I don't want to use that as an excuse for why I stopped making progress. My 31st birthday is this weekend and I kind of feel like I'm in a just slightly better place now than I was a year ago. Turning 30 was a tough one for me to swallow because I was practically screaming in my head that I am not where I wanted to be when I turned 30. I didn't want to be fat and single and stuck in a rut when I turned 30. I wanted to be successful and happy. I think over the past year though, I realized that I am successful and the most important step towards being truly happy is to not be so hard on myself and to not give up on myself so easily. I am so stubborn and driven and independent in every aspect of my life, except for getting healthy and losing weight. It is time I stood up for myself.
Anyway, Here's to half a pound. I'm going to do what I have to to see that scale continue to move in the right direction.