Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Last night I went to bed feeling ill. Maybe it was because of my afternoon binge... and maybe it also had something to do with my visit to the website (or tumblr site or whatever) 'This is why you're fat'. Have you seen it? Image after image of excessive food... maybe for the first few images some of it looks enticing... but after scrolling through more and more... it gets nauseating. Good incentive to eat clean, that even looking at those pictures can make me feel gross.
I've woken up feeling better and motivated to be good to myself in what I eat. I have tracked my food for today and through Friday... pretty much the same thing every day! For now, I think it's alright to limit my choices. When I'm back home this weekend I do plan on cooking a few new dishes. I can manage my eating!
Now, I should jump in the shower, walk the dog, get some work done, have lunch, go buy some fresh veggies, get some more work done, probably have dinner before driving way over to my gym for zumba (and some more sweaty fun), coming back to a planned 'dessert' of greek yogurt and blueberries, more work and herbal tea, and a good night sleep.
Tomorrow I'm going to go into the office (taking a break from dissertation!), and going to have tea with a friend of mine before returning here... and I'm debating going to a yoga class.
Friday morning I am going to go to a yoga class and then return here to get some work done on my dissertation and clean the house! My boyfriend will be in for the weekend Friday night and this family is returning on Saturday night (I always try to leave the house I look after cleaner than how they left it!)
I've already talked to the boyfriend about going to the gym on Saturday morning. His initial reaction was one of disappointment, but we only have one full day together! (He has band practice for a few hours on Sunday.) But then he started talking about this lunch he wants to go to on Saturday... and in realizing his double standard suggested we could do both. Or I could go to the morning zumba class at the gym, he would just wait for me at a nearby coffee shop. I've asked if he wants to come to the gym with me but he doesn't have much interest. His job is rather physical and he does have great upper body muscles... I think he could work on his cardio but I can't really push him... I've at least planted the seed so I'll see. For this weekend I also suggested a short hike (walk along a path by the river) at an inner-city park. I don't have much interest in going to this Hispanic Society Senior's lunch but compromise I guess! And I can practice my Spanish. And more importantly, spend time with him. Then, if the weather is decent enough, perhaps we can get a cup of tea and take a stroll.
I'm done my tangent for now! Time to shower and really get into my day.
Have a wonderful day, sparkfriends!