Tuesday, March 12, 2013
So, the scale was nice to me this morning, in spite of my tortilla-chip-dinner last night. I ate right all day long and when I got home from work, I felt famished and noshed almost a whole bag of tortilla chips. So I spent 45 minutes on the elliptical (watching an episode of X-Files). And lo! Wouldn't you know this morning the scale gave me the number I was hoping to make by Thursday. Now I just have to maintain it today and tomorrow. I think doing so will be easy, especially since I'm going to the gym tonight.
Tonight I'm going to try to cook some chicken for my new meal plan. I'm still not ready to completely dive into it, but I'm easing myself in a little at a time. And last night, my friend offered to write me up a workout plan too. "It's gonna suck." I told him I'm pretty weak, but I'll try anything. He's super strong, and competitive. His idea of getting fit is intimidating. But I also have no problem saying something's not going to work for me. Spending 3 hours at the gym is not going to work for me. Burning 1000 calories in half an hour on the elliptical, is not going to work for me. I can go on the elliptical and continuously try to burn more calories, but I won't let it get me down if I can't do certain things.
I set a new goal today. 150 by June 1. I'm confident that's totally achievable. Today I'm 165. And I was actually really happy to see that. Because there's a little magical range that I seem to exist in, basically 170-168, that always pops up whenever I check. And 165 is below that range. So as long as I keep this up, I should be good.
I'm also happy with keeping myself out of the fast food joints for lunch. Usually the stress of work drives me out of the building for lunch, just to get away from these irritating people. But I haven't even considered going out to lunch the past 2 days. I brought leftovers from my glorious weekend and that was sufficient. So I'm going to try to keep that up. I have 2 more frozen meals, and then I'll be making more of an effort to bring in real food. I'm planning on preparing my lunch tonight for tomorrow, because I'd like to save those frozen meals for days when I'm unprepared.
Now I'm off to the gym to kick some butt. Life is good.