Bad night, better week.
Monday, March 21, 2011
So after my two pound loss last week, I was feeling deprived. And Saturday is usually my “cheat” day so I did enjoy Saturday, ate very light all day and went out to dinner to Longhorns Saturday night and really enjoyed. Sunday I was great all day. I even made a good choice in a bad situation. My parents wanted to eat at Bobbys Burger Palace which has so many kinds of burgers, even STUFFED burgers. But I made a great choice and got the topless chicken burger which was basically chicken breast over greens with provolone cheese. It was delicious and I felt wonderful about my choice.
But I made the mistake on my way home of picking up Better N’ Peanut Butter. I told myself its half the calories of Peanut Butter so its better to have that rather than regular peanut butter. Nooo. I have officially decided alternative or not, peanut butter cannot have a place in my home. There are very few things that are trigger foods for me. Chips, goldfish, hummus, and ice cream are the most prominent. Now peanut butter has been added. I am PMSing and ate my popcorn, and decided to have a spoonful of peanut butter. Then I put some on one slice of whole wheat. Then I saw there were only 2 pieces of whole wheat bread left so I put it on them and finished it. Then I said STOP and said if I can’t stop, maybe I should just make another bag of popcorn. So I had another bag of popcorn. By then the overeating binge had begun so there was no thought anymore, I simply ate out of the jar then tried it on an apple, threw out the apple, ate an orange, and ate more of the fake peanut butter.
I was ashamed. I felt sick. But you know what I did? This morning I went to the gym, worked out hard, did my Jillian DVD, and ate right all day. I am eating about 1500 calories a day hoping to lose another 1-2 pounds this week. I am finishing this Ripped in 30 even with a weekend setback because I know I can. I’ve done it before where I have had a bad weekend and picked it up Monday morning. So I am good, I am great and I am in control. I just went food shopping and my boyfriend and I are going to try to eat home more to be healthier and money-wise so I have this whole weeks meals planned. Today I put chicken breast in the crockpot with this organic natural mango peach salsa that I found in the natural section of Foodtown. Oh wow it was DELICIOUS! And what I also did, because steaming the vegetables is a pain in the butt, I have ANOTHER crockpot so I put my steamer in the crockpot, filled it with water only to the bottom of the steamer and put broccoli and carrots in and it steamed my veggies while I was at work. When the chicken was done I spooned the salsa-chicken broth over the veggies and it was a delicious low-sodium and low-calorie meal that I honestly can’t wait to do again. I also can’t wait to make this turkey breast I got. I love cooking healthy food and having it come out great. I can’t wait for Matt to try it.
So I’m hoping to continue to lose, because even the 2 pound loss felt great. I could feel it in my clothes and see it in my silhouette. I am excited for this week to try new recipes and continue with week 3 of Ripped in 30. I am SO excited to try week4! Heres to coming back from setbacks!