Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This morning, my doctor wanted to do an ADHD screen. Although I've never considered this before, I can really see--in retrospect--why she might want to do this. Surely, if I did have it, it would be Inattentive Type vs. Hyperactive or Combined Type. I'm a pretty calm person after all.
She also wants to check my testosterone level. She's wanted this for about 6 months. And while I'd actually like to know this information too, I HATE needles, so I keep putting it off.
Last night, we were given a workout to complete and we could leave once we finished. I didn't really finish, but I left anyway. Partly due because I was hot, I was sweaty, I was physically quite tired (not sleepy tired), and I did not like a lot of the parts of the workout--mainly the cardio parts! Oh well, I'm not really disappointed in myself.
I did buy some cottage cheese last night. I had forgotten how healthy it is (sodium aside). When I look at foods, I pretty much look at two things: calories and protein. The cottage cheese has 110 calories and 12 g protein per serving. That's pretty incredible! I had about 2 servings and some tomatoes (and black pepper) for dinner. I love cottage cheese and fruit too, but I just didn't have any good fruit to throw in there.
When I was at the store, I also thought I should treat myself. That's a dangerous thought! Well, I picked up a Chinese frozen dinner (450 calories) and 2 boxes of frozen popsicles. One box was mango popsicles. I ate one on the way home. At only 60 or 80 (I forgot) calories per bar, I know I will be buying a lot of these over the summer. I LOVE MANGO. I also bought some splenda-sweetened fruit popsicles. Embarrasingly enough, I ate the whole box of 12 popsicles last night. They only had 25 calories a pop, which isn't the end of the world for 12 popsicles (300 cal total). What is terrible was my complete lack of control! I really felt bacd about that last night.
I think I'm going to eat that Chinese meal today for lunch. It probably won't be a full 450 calories because I won't eat much of the rice. But I'm sure I'll eat some cottage cheese too to round it all out.
I haven't frozen meals for dinner for a few days now. That's progress, as sad as that might be.
Despite the setback last night, I'm still very motivated to improve my diet, which is a good thing!!!