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24-hour diners are the devil!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UHHGHHHGHGH I am ready to kick myself in the butt, but I haven't been stretching or working out so that would be impossible. Not to say that I could do that on a good week, but I think that makes my point.

I resolved to work out every day. Even just for 10 minutes. Haven't done that - although I must say that it's because I've been very very busy and I've been pretty active so I feel like I've actually gotten some cardio in. But I need to step up the strength training.

The hardest part is that my roommates guilt me into going out since we just moved in and I'm generally a homebody. It's several things - one, I don't want to spend extra money. I have a semi-strict budget, and frankly I actually have more money than them in my savings, but that's because I only go out when I want to and I try to watch my spending. It just makes me feel crappy to spend money on things I don't NEED. Two - I don't want to drink away my calories, and the only food we can get out is either fatty, hard to track, or both. Three - we live pretty far out of NYC, and it takes forever to get anywhere and back so I lose out on sleep if we go out.

All that said, I do enjoy spending time out with my friends and it is worth the occasional indulgence to have a good time. But I've been so bad the past few weeks due to graduation, moving, family in town, traveling, etc. So I finally got myself back on track (at least with eating...) and then I went and blew it again last night. Luckily I slept late so I actually won't eat as much today. Just logistics wise - less hours in the day. Haha.

Anyway, I don't feel totally bad about last night - I'm glad I went out, but I don't know how to deal with this in the future. Even with "slimmed-down" cocktails I don't like to spend ANY calories on alcohol when I'm on a healthy eating streak. Plus alcohol makes me crave pastries. And with a 24 hour diner so close to home....BAD COMBINATION.

ENOUGH complaining I say! I must press on - one bad day is one bad day and it is over and done with. Today is new, and I am good. Got groceries. We got rid of some of the beer so I bought yogurt! Woohoo! Baby steps.
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    you can do this! this is a stressful time for you and it will probably take some time to get adjusted... make your exercise work for you.... dance to a few songs on the radio for ten minutes.... walk around with your new roommates downtown between bars :o) do what you like and just squeeze that exercise in when you can

    you can do this!
    3497 days ago
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