Monday, February 25, 2013
I woke up this morning and used bf's Gazelle for 15 minutes before I got ready for work. I definitely didn't feel like it was a great workout, but it was better than sleeping late and doing nothing at all. I have some workout DVDs, but just wasn't feelin' it this morning. I sold my elliptical and I had to give up my gym membership so this was the next best (free) option. I did remember to stretch first and, because I felt like I was playing on a child's toy vs using an adult workout machine, I did push myself to ensure that I was sweating. I only worked out for 15 minutes because my iPod battery died and I had to go back upstairs to find music...then I went up for water. I must be paying too much attention to the children's bedtime routine because, for sure, I've mastered the fine art of stalling. Tonight, I plan to get the water in the bottle and into the fridge before bed. The iPod is already charging and my sneakers are right by the door. Tomorrow, I'll either do a video or strive for 20 minutes of playtime on the Gazelle. Lazy start, but it was a start!
Today, we had a party at work for two people who will be leaving us for other opportunities. Most everyone ordered sushi for lunch, but I had a SmartOnes meal. I love love LOVE sushi and I have to say that I felt a little deprived, but I'm pleased with myself. Three reasons: 1. we don't have the extra cash right now for me to be ordering expensive lunches; 2. I brought my lunch from home; 3. I still got to eat with my friends. My co-worker brought cheesecake for dessert, which was perfect because it's not at all on my list of favorite foods. On any ordinary day, I'd probably have had a slice and not particularly enjoyed it. Today, I never even considered it. I'm pretty proud of myself for that.
I've been hungry for much of the day today - not because I haven't had enough food, but because my body isn't used to what the heck a portion is supposed to look like anymore. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to incorporate more protein into my meals and snacks so maybe I'll feel a bit less hungry. I realize that I might be uncomfortable for a few days, but it's not anything I can't handle at this point. I've used most of my calories for the day and I still have volleyball tonight - I might need a light snack when I finish. I like that I have that option and that I'm not thinking, "ut oh - I'm out of Points for the day and can't have anything else." It always made me feel like such a failure on WW when I had to have something before bed and my Daily Points were gone. Sparking is so much more flexible. Hooray!
One more small victory before I end my rant for today: I gave away the Girl Scout Cookies that I bought for myself. All of them. *sniffle* Bf has four boxes, but I dislike 3 of the 4 kinds he got so they're no temptation to me at all. Box number 4 = Tagalongs. DANGER DANGER! I don't much care for chocolate and I'm not crazy about chocolate/peanut butter in combination, but damn, if those things aren't made by the devil himself. Little Brownie Bakers, my fat a$$. The devil made them - trust me! Anyhow - I BEGGED him to take them with him in the truck today (he's a truck driver)...I have NO restraint with those (or with Samoas, which thankfully he didn't order) at all. Tonight after dinner, I was feeling a little sad that there were no cookies in the house. Pathetic, right? Anyhow, as I'm complaining to him from two rooms away, out into the living room he proudly trots...to deliver me exactly two Tagalongs that he saved for me, knowing that I would regret my decision to banish them all. Oh, how I love that man (and those cookies!)