Friday, May 31, 2013
I'm proud of all the progress I've made.
After a hectic weekend - I ate supper Friday and didn't eat before 6:30 PM on Saturday, so I spent 24 hours without food - I made better. Saturday night I had a porto+chocolate party at a friend's. I only had 2 glasses of porto - they kept insisting to refill my glass so I found this awesome little trick: always fill it with water. I also had 5 pieces of chocolate and felt full. The next day I did really well food-wise. But I wasn't very active all weekend-long since it was constantly raining and I didn't feel like doing anything.
This week has been really nice. Monday and Tuesday nights I had a training at job until 9 at night, so I was at my job from 8:30 AM to 9 PM... and they were paying the dinner. Monday was pizza - I had 2 slices - and Tuesday was veggie wraps with a salad and dessert. I was the only one having water while everyone was drinking soda. Yay!
I'm able to eat less. I started with 1800-2100 calories a week and I'm now down to an average of 1700 calories daily. I think I needed to give my body time to adjust. The problem with me is that when I change something in my life I'm always really drastic. I hate taking my time for some reason. But this time it feels right and I'm eating less, yet I'm even more satisfied than when I was eating more. I rarely ever feel hungry; yesterday I left job feeling hungry and it was weird, LOL.
I like being able to get home and cook my supper without starving and being in a rush. It feels so much easier to just grab something already made instead of cooking when I'm really hungry. I also like feeling in control. I track in advance, but I don't feel the need to respect 100% what I tracked every day - sometimes I will change something, or indulge into a muffin at job. (Which maybe wasn't a good idea - those things are 390 calories... lol)
Exercise-wise I started well but it's been hard half of the week. I exercised Monday morning (strenght training) and jogged Tuesday. I had so many cramps it made me angry. Then Wednesday I woke up too late - sometimes I'll just shut the alarm clock without even noticing and I keep sleeping... grrrrrrr. Thursday it was raining, so no jog or bike, and since I went to bed REAL LATE (11:30 PM) yesterday I slept to 7 this morning. But, I took a long walk of 3 hours yesterday. It was only supposed to be an hour long... but we got lost. LOL I have huge blisters under my feet because I was only wearing ballerinas and we stupidly started walking in the woods and on the railroad track a little. I started texting my boyfriend for indications and we got lost even more. He ended up having to pick us up. I have no idea where we ended -_- I was so tired. And my feet are killing me today.
Another progress: I'm down to one coffee per day. Last Monday I had two and didn't feel good at all. I was shaking and my heartbeat was acting weird. This morning I felt like having something sweet like half-hot chocolate and half coffee but I remembered I was having a beer tonight so I didn't. :) I'm making good choices and I'm proud of it. And I feel way better.