Last night was a looooooong night. For some reason I couldn't sleep. It took me forever to fall asleep, and then I kept waking up and not being able to doze off again. I probably only got a handful of hours of sleep before I gave up and got up when dh got home from work at 8:45 this morning. That's almost 4 hours earlier than I'm used to getting up. But I was tired of rolling around and struggling to sleep and decided I'd rather be awake and tired than to lay there any longer.
That sucked, but I did not let it derail me! Normally I would have said... welp, didn't sleep, can't go workout!... but instead I said... welp, didn't sleep, better go workout to give me some energy!... and did just that. I went to the community center about 2 hours earlier than I've ever been there before, and it was crazy busy! It was around 11 and I wasn't expecting that to be a particularly busy time, but apparently it is. When I first got there and started walking, all the recumbent bikes were in use, but by the time I was ready to ride one, there was one that had freed up. I made my workout a full 30 minutes today. 24 minutes walking and 6 minutes on the recumbent bike. I was happy to make it to the 30 minute mark. I had a little extra pep in my step cause the playlist I was listening to on Spotify was awesome. Amazing how much some good music can help a workout!
I was super concerned that I would end up overeating today because I was up almost 4 hours early, but so far so good. I had eggs and a thin bagel with a smear of cream cheese after I woke up. Then a few hours later I had some watermelon and a 100 cal pack of almonds. Surprisingly that was enough to get me through until my normal lunchtime. Lunch was a lowfat tuna noodle casserole made with whole wheat egg noodles, some broccoli and cauliflower and a salad. Really good, probably because I was pretty darn hungry by then. Dinner was some chicken, brown rice and stir fry veggies with a low cal garlic sauce. I haven't decided what snack will be, but it will include either some berries or a pear, some protein, and probably something else. We'll see.
And while I'm on a roll of good news in this blog -- 258.6, baby! I am under 260 lbs! I was so excited when I saw that on the scale this morning. I weigh less now than I have in quite some time. I had made it as low as 259 in the last year, but not below. And I fully intend to keep right on going. My next goal is 255, that will make 5% of my body weight since I recommitted. I know it's not all about the scale, and I'm trying not to think too much about it, but... it feels GOOD to see it going the right way for a change!
Despite the lack of sleep and early wake up, today has been pretty good. I've had to resort to some hot tea and some iced coffee to caffeinate myself enough to get through the day, but otherwise things have been good. I even managed to clean the kitchen today!
Tomorrow I am planning on hitting the community center again for another workout, and cooking dinner of course. I'm hoping I wake up earlier than normal... but maybe not quite as early as today! It's supposed to be stormy and nasty tomorrow, so fingers crossed I can get to the gym and back without getting caught in anything too rough.
For tonight, it is time to relax, wind down, and cross my fingers that I'm able to fall asleep early and sleep well tonight. And of course, time to read.
Hope everyone had a great Monday!