Friday, March 08, 2013
I am so happy. It has been one heck of a long week.
Today was ok health wise. Could have been better but could have been worse. I stumbled at lunch. I have been craving Chinese food for weeks and have tried several recipes at home to try and satisfy that craving but none of them turned out great. Not like real Chinese food. I brought a salad for lunch and that was my first mistake. I don't mind salad as long as it is with something else. Salad alone is not appetizing. I decided to go get Chinese for lunch. I got it and even though I shouldn't have gotten takeout I was proud of myself for eating a small portion of what they served up. I had some again for dinner and I will probably have it for lunch both Saturday and Sunday. That is how big their portion is! I am proud though because the old me would have eaten half in one sitting easily (maybe even more than half). I weighed this morning (even though I prefer to weigh only every 2 weeks) and I am down another pound. That kind of makes me feel bad for eating poorly. Then I think about my ultimate goal. To lose weight healthily without removing or making food taboo. I want to be able to incorporate any food into my life and be able to manage my hunger and portions. I will have to learn to incorporate all things into my life and learn to manage it all. I think it is great that I held off my craving that long though and I didn't just binge like crazy.
I also went for a jog today. It was a good one although it sprinkled a little. I had to push myself. My sides hurt a bit as did my legs, but I made it. Another jog up the mean old hill. Everytime I do it I am proud! As I was jogging my first mile, I began approaching my turn around point and told myself, it has been a long week, just walk the hill and jog everything else. Then the turn around came and I thought...I am going to jog this. I have no reason not too. I am capable. It isn't easy, but I am able. Some people aren't so lucky. Some people can't even walk. I jogged the hill. I am blessed by God to be able to and I am going to do my best to appreciate everything He has provided, including my health. I did good. 2.2 miles in 31 minutes. 276 calories on my heart rate monitor.