I did surprisingly well today. Having nothing in the house that can add empty calories is really helping! I have even eaten breakfast two days in a ROW! I was still "hungry" all day long, but for the most part, I looked at my calorie tracker and thought, nope, can't be hungry, had allotted calories for the meal. Deciding that I was bored instead of hungry and tried to find things to do.
I looked at Sir Steppington today, but opted to add more movement in my Wii Games Cardio workout instead. I did lunges (well, normal people would not call what I was doing a lunge, but it was as far as I could move without being stuck in the lunge position until someone came to get me back up). My knees hurt at first, but that went away and was replaced by thigh muscle soreness, so I accomplished something in cardio today! I also broke a sweat, and did not despise every single second of it!
I felt so good about myself and my accomplishment in the field of cardio/WII Games, that I had a visit with Lady Kettleball for 30 minutes just for extra fun!
My husband made fun of me for being sore and tired when he got home, saying "that's all you did?!" but I ignored his nastiness and was so exhausted I crashed before 10 pm, did not even notice him come to bed at all. Normally, I am up an hour or two after he goes to bed. Out of discomfort sleeping, and general loathing of my sleep apnea machine. I can not fall asleep and stay asleep even with the darn thing on. I wake up because my arms/hands have lost circulation, or my hips, shoulders, or knees hurt from being in the same position too long. But last night was so nice! It was the first time in years that I slept like a rock!
I was not hungry at all in the evening (which is a shocker). Maybe it was the fruit salad I made (just chopped three types of fruits up and tossed them in a bowl). I had 2 cups of it for less calories than a pie, cake, or candy bar serving.
On the home front, It is still hard to tell if Husband is teasing or if he means what he says. I can only hold onto what I know to be true. We have been together, through so much loss and joy, since 1999, if he did not love me and want to be with me, he would have left by now. He has allowed a complete overhaul in the kitchen. There are times I catch him wandering through it looking for a snack, and I feel a little bad not having his little debbie cakes or chips. It passes when I remember he used to only get 1 of them before I ate the rest.
Daughter is the biggest surprise. She asked during family "how was your day" conversation if next pay check she could start being a cold lunch because she no longer eats well at school. I remember school lunches when I was a kid. They used to be canned fruits and veggies and meats were almost unrecognizable. I am sure it has changed, but not by much after reading the menus on her schools site. I agreed that she could have her lunches from home, IF she helped me to come up with healthy choices to take in her lunch. She spouted off a half dozen things she had been craving that school lunches do not provide that are inexpensive and healthy. So, I will start packing her lunches at the end of the month!
I did not keep a very good record of my water today, I had at least my 8-8 ounces but I need to come up with a better way of tracking than "I will log on to spark people and hit the ticker later" two days I've forgotten completely and had to go back in the next day and do it
At the end of the day, I was 221 calories under on the food tracker, but did not feel hungry, so I did not have a second helping of fruit salad. While I do not want to put myself into a starvation diet, can not see the point of trying to meet the calorie tracker's advised calorie set if I do not feel hungry.