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I feel good... nananananana...

Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm sitting here at the end of my first day back on plan, and I'm feeling pretty good. I couldn't have asked for much more of myself to start things out right, I'm glad to say.

The most Herculean effort was getting outside for a walk, which I did. I walked 20 minutes, in the pouring snow. I was the Abominable Snowcat by the time I finished, but I felt great. I was pleasantly tired, enough to know I did something, but I wasn't dragging miserable by the time I got upstairs. That's a recipe to keep doing it. The only downside to the walk, aside from my face freezing off, was that I wasn't thrilled with my music. I don't know what I'm in the mood to listen to lately, but it doesn't seem to be anything I have. I need to find some new musical inspiration.

Dinner was also a success. I made Sunny Mediterranean Chicken, which was chicken with eggplant, zucchini, roasted red peppers, yummy garlic, parsley, lime juice and couscous. I was a little concerned that it wouldn't have enough flavor for the veggies and couscous, but the lime juice and garlic did a fabulous job of seasoning it. Even dh really liked it and said he'd like to have it again, despite giving me guff yesterday when I was buying the eggplant.

Eating otherwise has been good, as well. I had sugar free oatmeal with peanut butter for breakfast, the Mediterranean chicken with a salad for lunch, an orange for a snack, a veggie burger with carrots and hummus for dinner and an apple and yogurt for nighttime snack. I ended the day with a few calories to spare, and although I could definitely eat right now, I'm not really hungry. I just spoiled myself with always feeling full over the past few weeks, and it's going to be an adjustment to retrain my body that there are sensations other than full and hungry, like... comfortable, and not in need of food. That sensation feels unnatural to me, and it's my inclination to eat the moment I'm not full. That's going to be a hard habit to break, but I have a raging appetite and I will never lose any weight if I don't train my body to abide a neutral feeling in my stomach.

I also got my house chores done, but it wasn't a lot. There are a lot more chores on the list for tomorrow, so it will be much more of an accomplishment if I can say that tomorrow night!

Now I'm debating what to do about grocery shopping. We always shop on Thursdays, but we are supposed to get "snow" on Thursday. Not "snow showers" or "snow flurries", but "snow". It's never good when they say "snow". We're not under any advisories or warnings or anything yet, but it's only Monday. Still plenty of time for that. So, assuming the weather people know their business, that means shopping on Thursday is out. So, do we do it a day early and shop on Wednesday... or do we wait and hope for the roads to be okay by Friday? I could round up something for dinner on Thursday {we were planning to have dinner out}, but I don't have enough fruit, and possibly other things, to make it til Friday. But shopping on Wednesday means shopping before the new sales start. I think that's what will have to happen, though. If I let myself run out of healthy things, I will just eat unhealthy things. Not a chance that I would just not eat, or eat reasonable portions of whatever we have. Nope. So I guess that means tomorrow will be menu planning day and Wednesday will be grocery day. The upside to that is that we won't be eating out this week if we do it that way. I have to fix our lucky foods on Wednesday for New Years.

Ah, life's great dilemmas.

All in all, it has been an excellent day. The only blemish is my neck hurting again, in the same place, for no apparent reason. I took an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxer and it has helped tremendously. Hopefully the pain won't come back when they wear off.

And now I am going to finish watching the Ducks game, then put my nose in a magazine to end the evening. I fell asleep relatively early {around 1 am} last night, and I'm hoping for the same tonight. Hope everyone has had a lovely Monday!

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FINCHFEEDER80 1/2/2014 8:46PM

    emoticon Great job!

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XANGELSTEARZX 12/31/2013 10:48AM

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MCHELEE1 12/31/2013 10:11AM

    First off ! GREAT JOB!! Second off~ GREAT JOB DUCKS! (Sorry, had to throw that in there since I live 5 minutes from Duck Stadium).
Your food sounds great!!! Hummus doesn't like me.. I like it, but it bloats me and makes me miserable. Same with veggie burgers! :( I guess I can fix that with Beano or something before I enjoy these 2 foods!

I laughed at your snow comments. I live in Oregon, and in Oregon where we rarely get snow! So when it snows, as it did 3 weeks ago, and it dumped 8 inches our city shuts down! Literally shut down for a whole week! Grocery Stores were open, but you were crazy to drive out in it.. Point is, I am not the best to give advice on going shopping Wed before your snow! I would say GO WED, but again we would not see a grocery store for another week after! lol

I also wanted to ask what kinds of music do you like ? I love country, but really can't find any fast country songs when running. I type in on ITUNES "running music", or "Fast workout music". It brings up country, 80's, 90's etc popular songs and makes it to where it is cardio paced and fast!! That keeps me going! I rarely can run when I am listening to something slow.

1 AM is early? Dang girl.... We get up around 4:45 AM, so bed is usually around 9 PM! Sad huh? I guess I would rather want to get up early in the morning then struggle.

You had a great first day! GOOD JOB! emoticon

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HDHAWK 12/30/2013 11:36PM

    Sounds like you had a good day. Great food choices!

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STEVEN2GO2 12/30/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon Glad you are sticking to your plan as intended!

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