As today nears its end, I've officially been on South Beach Diet for THREE WHOLE WEEKS.
Husband was feeling much better today, so he and his mom went off for the day, to do what they'd initially planned to do yesterday (they went to an orchid show together). Husband said that she wanted to stop by the house on the way back, because she had something to give to Daughter. He felt great all day, but on the way back, his tummy started feeling a little better, so he just dropped her off and came on home. Meanwhile, although my house is pretty darn spotless, I spent a couple hours making sure everything was as neat as a pin. My MIL has not been in my home in about five years, so I wanted to make sure it looked extra good. As it turned out, she didn't end up coming by, but oh well. Husband and his mom had a wonderful time, and I know that's something he's really been missing the past few years. I'm so glad they had a good time.
Earlier today, Daughter and I went to the Middle School to walk. She is on the track team so she worked on some of her routines and exercises. At one point, some random guy in an SUV was just sitting at the edge of the parking lot, watching us. Daughter was on the other side of the track and ran up the Nature Trail. I hollered at her to come back to me, and walked right towards that SUV (still on the track). The guy sped away, tires spinning and smoking. It was kind of weird and scary! I was on edge the rest of the time, but I'm glad I trusted my instincts and zeroed in on him. I made him know that I was aware of him. It may have been absolutely nothing, but I just had a funny feeling in my gut. Daughter said she did, too.
Anyway, when I woke up this morning I was feeling much better than I was yesterday, but my energy was pretty low. I didn't have the energy for a Jillian Michaels workout, but I definitely wanted to do SOMETHING. I ended up walking for 61 minutes at the Middle School. I walked a mile on the quarter-mile track, then I walked two laps on the Nature Trail (that was a total of 1 mile), then I walked one more lap on the round track. I'm so proud of myself! I didn't let an illness and the resulting low-energy turn into a setback. I can't remember the last time I got back on track immediately following an illness.
Daughter and I had a nice, relaxing day at home. She spent most of the day in her room, Facetiming with friends, although she and I did a few things together: we went on our walk. had lunch together when we got home, and made some orange-vanilla lip gloss. It was nice to have some time to myself! I put the dogs down in their yard because it was so sunny today, and I just relaxed in front of the tv and watched a few episodes of Hoarders. I tell ya, nothing like the MIL coming over for the first time in five years and a Hoarders mini-marathon to get your house sparkling clean! Seriously though, I'm glad we have such a clean and tidy house. It's so much nicer that clutter and filth. Yuck.
So here's today's rundown:
Breakfast: one egg, three strips turkey bacon, coffee with sugar-free French vanilla creamer and Truvia.
Lunch: hot & sour soup from the Chinese restaurant, berry La Croix.
Dinner: salad (mixed lettuce, cuke, tomato, cheddar cheese, balsamic vinaigrette), grilled creole shrimp skewers, grilled mushroom & green pepper skewers, half a grilled avocado.
Snacks: crunchy peanut butter, string cheese, one glass of red wine.
Activity: walked for 61 minutes, mixed terrain.
I had a glass of wine this afternoon. It was SUCH a gorgeous afternoon...I was "alone," relaxing, the sun was pouring through the windows, the windchimes were tinkling...it was lovely. I talked to Husband about it, to get his opinion, and decided to enjoy ONE glass of wine. I'm allowed wine on South Beach Diet's Phase Two, but haven't had any. I soooo enjoyed it! I sipped on it for almost two hours, just savoring it. It was a real treat, and I don't regret it one iota. In fact, I feel like spending three very successful weeks on SBD deserves a glass of wine. I didn't even have to "try" to keep myself at one glass, either. I savored the one I had, and it was all I wanted. I felt completely satisfied and absolutely thrilled that I wasn't "cheating" on my plan. Husband and I have both talked about how, at least eventually, we need to teach ourselves restraint...to have something without going overboard...to have a slice of toast with breakfast, for instance, or to stick to your portions, or to have one glass of wine, like I did. I'm so proud of myself! I haven't cheated on SBD once, and I'm really starting to think I'm going to do this. I really think I might make it this time!
Well, Cosmos is coming on in a few minutes and that is my FAVORITE SHOW these days. I absolutely love it. Time to don the jammies and get my space nerd on.