Today was a good day all around. After the way I've been feeling the past few days, it was quite an accomplishment for me to get out of bed today. Not only did I get out of bed, I got dressed, did my hair, brushed my teeth, and made my bed. This is HUGE for me on days when I don't "have to get up" and face the world. But I did...and I'm so glad I was able to pull myself up and be productive.
I got quite a few things done around the house today as well. I did two loads of laundry (actually washed, dried, and put it all away). I had done a TON of dishes this weekend, but didn't put anything away. I had a dishwasher full of dishes, the rack in the sink was full, and there were also dishes, pans, etc all along that side of the counter. So I got all that stuff put away. I made lunch and cleaned everything up. I vacuumed all of my carpets. I emptied some wastebaskets and took out all my garbage and recycling. I made an early dinner of leftovers for Daughter and Husband. Daughter had a Girl Scouts appointment at 5:45 so I wanted dinner to be over and done with a little early. She and her Troop went to the Board of Education to do some interviews about the project they did to earn their Silver Awards (they raised money to by an AED machine for their school, the only school in the whole county without one). They found out they are going to be on the radio and possibly even in the paper again (they were in the paper several months ago, when wind of one of their fundraisers caught the attention of the local press). I'm really proud of those girls. The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. I'm really impressed at their dedication to this project. It's taken them nearly a full calendar year. Their AED machine is supposed to arrive at the school about a month before the new school year starts. Again, I'm so proud of them.
While she was working with her Troop tonight, I had some time to kill, so I ran across town to my SIL's house. Daughter outgrew a couple of her tankini bathing suits, and I thought her youngest daughter could use them. They're still in great shape, and I figured if she can't use them, she can give them to my other SIL, for her even younger daughter. Either way, someone will get good use out of them.
After I picked Daughter up, we ran to the grocery store. I had to pick up just a few things. We were running VERY low on groceries, but I also really wanted to get some things so I can get back on my diet. I really wanted to start Phase One again, so that's what I'm doing. I need to get myself recalibrated, and Phase One is what can do it. I'm hoping I can drop a few pounds and get my body and mind back on track. I have some healthy, appropriate choices now, so I can take this thing on. I am READY.
I did a great job today with my eating. I stayed busy all day, and got quite a few things done. I also want to start exercising this week, even if it's just something simple. I might take a walk, or go on a bike ride, or do a Wii Fit workout. I just need to do SOMETHING. Then in a week or two, I plan to move on to harder workouts. I miss doing my Jillian workouts! I want to feel like a badass again. I haven't felt that way in a long time. I still have a LONG way to go in my weight loss, so I really need to quit wasting time and start moving forward with that again. I've been completely off track for about a month...maybe even a little more. The past three weeks or so have been "the worst." I'm really looking forward to getting this ball rolling.
So, here's today's run-down. I have decided to start documenting my food again every day. I need to do this, to ensure I make smart choices and to help hold myself accountable.
Breakfast: coffee, sugar-free French vanilla creamer, Truvia.
Lunch: salad (lettuce from my garden, tomato, cheese, chickpeas, slivered almonds, one boiled egg, ranch dressing), sauerkraut, brussel sprouts, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray, cheese cubes.
Dinner: grilled chicken, bleu cheese dressing, skim milk.
Dessert: sugar-free butterscotch pudding with sugar-free Cool Whip.
Snacks: peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, string cheese, sugar-free strawberry-banana Jello with sugar-free Cool Whip, skim milk.
I'm actually feeling pretty good today. Lately, I've just been pretty flat...not feeling much either way. Just feel neutral. Today I feel a spark of happiness, and pride that I got some things done and also kept my promise to myself to get back on my diet. I'm really ready to do this! I'm feeling good. I will NOT quit. I WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL!