South Beach Diet -- Phase 1.5, Day 5 -- training day, more small victories.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Today was our second "teacher training day" of the year, where we attend several workshops. I attended four workshops today -- two were boring and pointless, but two were FABULOUS, and I learned a lot from those. Last night, before the Spring Fling, some of my co-workers were going out to dinner, and had invited me. I initially said yes. I felt confident that I could make a healthy decision. Then I started getting worried that maybe it wasn't the best choice. I don't really know how to explain it. It's not that I was doubting myself...not at all...I just felt like I didn't want to be in that environment. I didn't want to spend the money, either. As luck would have it, I wasn't even a little bit hungry (I was still full from the second mini-lunch I'd had), so I just decided to go on home. I had a little snack after I got home, and some hot tea, and I was perfectly satisfied. Then this morning, I got up and found out I'd lost another 4 pounds. We had talked about going out to lunch today during our training day, but then decided we'd just order something, pick it up, and bring it back to school to eat it, so we wouldn't risk being late for anything. I decided that if we were going to eat lunch at school anyway, I'd skip buying something and just bring my lunch instead. So that's what I did. I'm really proud that I took my own advice and avoided the restaurants. I'm not ready for that. Even if you get a salad at a restaurant, it's still so hard to really know what's in it, how many calories, etc. I'm not even counting calories, but it's just tricky and anxiety provoking and I didn't feel like going there just yet. I especially didn't want to do anything to jeopardize my weight loss thus far. I'm really proud of myself. Every time I succeed at resisting, or at making a good decision, I feel like I get a little bit stronger and a little bit stronger. I'm starting to think that maybe I really can do this...that maybe I really can lose this weight and get healthy once and for all.
Here's today's rundown:
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, almond milk.
Lunch: leftover tilapia packet (baked tilapia, carrots, asparagus), fresh lemon juice, sugar-free strawberry-banana Jello, diet Coke.
Dinner: wedge salad (a BIG wedge of iceberg lettuce, cuke, tomatoes), bleu cheese dressing. I also made a portobello pizza (with homemade pizza sauce!) but didn't eat it. That salad was SO filling that I was stuffed! I did eat about 3-4 turkey pepperonis while I was putting dinner together.
Activity: I spent about an hour cleaning my bathroom.
About cleaning my bathroom as my activity...We have hard mountain water that leaves a rust-colored iron build-up on the showers and inside the toilets. We have to scrub this periodically with bleach cleanser (like Soft Scrub) and it is HARD WORK scrubbing that shower from top to bottom to get those stains off. Plus my bathroom in general was really bad since I haven't done it in a while *hanging my head in shame.* It is literally sparkling clean now! It feels so good in there. I even put a brand-new shower curtain liner in and everything. The rest of my house is always nice and clean and tidy, and I'd like my bathroom to be the same way. I will keep up with it from now on.
Well...between sitting in hard chairs all day and then hunched over for an hour in my bathroom, my lower back is killing me. I'm on my heating pad tonight, that's for sure. Hoping it feels better tomorrow morning, because I really do look forward to these workouts. Ok...maybe not the workouts themselves, but I do like how they make me feel and how they are helping my body.
Bed, books, tv, snuggling with kitty and Husband, and bedtime. Daughter told us we were old, going to bed at 8:30 on a Friday night. LOL