Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wow I'm really humbled by the positive comments on my last blog. This is such a great community.
Valentine's dinner was amazing. I tried to pick healthy choices but the only place we could find without a reservation was Outback steakhouse haha. The dinner choices weren't bad but the dessert...well lets just say it was worth the 600 calories. (we split it - thank goodness).
That's the best thing about my 80% plan. I am good 80% of the time. And so I'm not beating myself up about one night that I've gone over my calorie range this month. Because no one is perfect! As much as we would like to be perfect - no one is. I am trying to destroy my hyper-neurotic self and replace her with a stable, collected person who has faith in herself. Most of all I want to really love myself. And I can do that at 80%.
I got a call yesterday to set up an interview for a Hartford job. The opportunity is fantastic. Really. Amazing. But my 1.5 hour roundtrip commute would increase to 3.5 hours. Can I really take a 2 hour increase? Where would my gym time go? I am hoping for flexibility. If I can work from home for one day then I can workout that day and on the weekends and that is three days/week. Moving is out of the question since my husband is in school FT on scholarship and doesn't want to transfer. I know I can make it work, I've had a 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. schedule before -- I just don't know if I want to.
I've come up with an interesting and varied menu this week:
- Spicy squash salad w/lentils & feta
- Rosemary crusted lamb chops with roasted veggies
- Barley with winter greens 'pesto' (the pesto is swiss chard, mustard greens, almonds and vinegar - my exploration of the week)
- Salmon with pesto and whole wheat pasta (spark recipes!)
- Creamy tomato orzo soup
- Sweet potato samosas
And I just realized that is only six dinners, meaning I am missing one. I have chickpeas in the freezer, and plenty of quinoa so maybe i'll just throw together something.