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Day 1 of the New, New Me Went Pretty Well.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Yesterday went smashingly well. Yes, I had Carnation Instant Breakfast for lunch. But cut me some slack - I hadn't made it to the grocery store yet!! :)

In other news, I made a very yummy taco salad style meal to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and then ran 5 miles. 5 was really pushing myself, because since my shoulder was injured, this is the farthest I have run. My legs are a little tired this morning. However, not as tired as my husband's, who attempted to run with me, but fell off after about 2 miles. Poor baby. I think I heard him wheezing.

Last night when I really, really, REALLY wanted some junk food, I ate a little yogurt and a 1/4 cup granola. Which I measured. It's surprising how puny 1/4 c of granola can be when you are trying to make sure you get the perfect ratio of granola:yogurt in every bite.

In the house I did a lot of cleaning, but not so much that I didn't have time for my sweeties. I mean, what good is a clean house if nobody's happy in it? So I did the basics, kept the kitchen very clean, and enjoyed my menfolk for the rest of the day.

So, since I was feeling so sassy about my progress yesterday, I went ahead this morning and decided I would face the consequences of a month away from measuring myself. Actually, the last measurements I posted on here were from like March 26 or something. So, I took a deep breath (actually blew OUT a deep breath to keep from weighing anymore than I should) and stepped on the scale.

NOTHING. It was EXACTLY where I left it. 114 pounds. Now if that don't beat all I ever saw... (Although I am sure that my 114 pound of softy is quite different than the 114 pounds of she-woman muscle chick I was getting to be before...)

So, let's get out that little measuring tape. The one that tells me when I've eaten too much cheesecake... 1 inch. ONE INCH DIFFERENCE. And nowhere except my waist. A single little inch added to my waist.

Now, let me just throw out there right quick that I don't think anyone should abandon leafy greens and run straight into the arms of Chester the Cheetah and his Puff Cheetos. BUT, I think this says a few things.
1. Exercise is amazing at maintaining weight, even when what you are eating isn't.
2. What you eat may not kill your waistline, but it still sure as heck kills how you FEEL.
3. You can be a short, petite, smallish person and still be very unhealthy.

In short, I am very pleased that I am not about to spend the next month backpedaling, trying to lose 5 pounds. Instead, I am going to focus on my food and strength and home and stress level and just not worry about weight at all. Today - Weights and some Yoga. I am actually REALLY excited about it! I have dusted off all my Jillian Michaels DVD's and promised her we have a date today.

Y'all take care and stay away from the Cheetos.
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    TOO TRUE. Don't start AT ALL. You know what? The only time I eat them is at work... And then I buy a "Big Grab" size bag... Which is actually like 3 or 4 servings... and you KNOW I eat them ALL. So horrible. I would never buy them for home - the hubby would totally bust me out on that. So, this week, what I did was go ahead and ration my money out yesterday. Basically, I have so many commitments this week that I don't have cash for a bag of Cheetos. GREAT NEWS that I would normally sulk about! HAHA! Instead, I am going to eat leftovers for lunch each day and forget junk food even exists... and then go out to eat somewhere wonderful with my Mama for mother's day this coming weekend. Sounds like a plan!!!
    2544 days ago
    Oh stink! I have a weakness for the very same thing! They are complete rubbish, but when you start it is hard to stop! Just easier if you don't start!
    2545 days ago
    HAHA! The hubby is ok! He did survive and is no worse for the wear! :) Cheetos are these cheesy corn puffs... Kind of like chips, but puffy... Not cereal, just a bad snack!
    2545 days ago
    Oh, and I hope hubby didn't damage himself!
    2545 days ago
    I'm so glad we don't have carnation instant breakfast here, and I am so dull with my cereal I don't even know what Cheetos are!
    It sounds like the break. Didn't do your body any physical harm Megon (well maybe you soften slightly), and now you must have to harden up!
    Hope you an Jillian get on fine!
    2545 days ago
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