Progressing s l o w l y . . .
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Normally I pack my lunch for work. However, since we were almost completely out of groceries, my fiance and I had plans to meet for lunch during our break yesterday. I suggested we go to Schlotzsky's Deli because I knew I could look up nutrition information online (something new I'm trying) in order to make healthier choices.
So when I went out to my car yesterday morning I noticed that one of my tires was almost completely flat. I took it to my tire place to get it fixed and a rotation and balance, and it turns out my brakes needed maintainence. Long story short, I ended up coming in to work two hours late.
When I got here, my boss said they had some kind of meeting upstairs with all kinds of delicious catering. I thought, "Thank God I wasn't there!" because I'm still working on resisting temptation at parties, not to mention peer pressure. And just as I was breathing a sigh of relief she said, "But I brought you something back." It was a pretty large cinnamon roll. I said, "Are you crazy? I can't eat that! I'm trying to lose weight! I have a wedding dress to wear soon!" And she said, "Well I didn't need to have one either, but I did and you're having one." So I was pretty much guilted into eating it. What should I have done in that situation? Sneak it off to the bathroom and flush it down the toilet when she wasn't looking?
But I didn't let that get me down. I had budgeted out my calories to order some of my favorite things from Schlotzsky's for lunch, but because of that little hiccup known as a cinnamon roll, I had to alter my choices. So I went to Schlotzsky's website and printed out their entire menu with the nutrition information and brought it in with me. Instead of getting my pizza and a salad (with fattening dressing), I got a small turkey and guacamole sandwich (new to me because it wasn't one of the yummy fattening ones I normally get) and a cup of vegetarian vegetable soup. I normally get my favorite Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade to drink, but after seeing how many calories it has and calculating how much of it I drink, I realized that the extra 400 calories wasn't worth it, so I got unsweetened tea (as we refer to it in the south) and added lemon and sweet n low. The sandwich was good, although somewhat bland, so I tossed on some Schlotzsky's hot sauce. It was just what I needed to up the flavor quotient (and low cal/no fat!)
Last night we went to the grocery store and I got my favorite Lean Cuisine pizza (BBQ chicken). I had that and a salad for dinner. So I ended up having everything I wanted that day, got to eat out (which I previously thought I couldn't do and still lose weight), and I still stayed well within my ranges.
I weighed myself today and I still haven't lost any weight. I'm sure it will come. Two things I need to do: up my fiber intake and exercise regularly again once my strained toes heal.
I still feel like I am getting better and things are progressing, although very slowly. I'm starting to believe there is a chance I can do it this time, for real!