One Week Streak

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Boo, tomorrow is my Monday! Why is it that days off always go by so quickly?

Well I am proud to say that today marks a full week of streaking success! In the past ten days I've only had one day over 1500 calories and only two days between 1400 and 1500 calories. And as I result I've kept it at 187.6 pounds since Sunday. I'm really proud of myself! Especially because yesterday I was attacked by the worst cravings I've had all month! There was a few hours where I couldn't stop fantasizing about cookies and cupcakes and other dangerous baked goods - good thing I had a 90 calorie fiber one brownie in my purse to tide me over! I was also able to resist the urge to get popcorn at the movies last night! Super success!

This new calorie counter app on my phone (thanks again, POMATOJUICE!) has been super great when it comes to eating out or dining on the fly. Yesterday a friend wanted to go some new Greek restaurant for dinner, and I was totally caught off guard. I was able to look up extremely similar items from other restaurants that others have logged into the app though and was able to keep it under 600 calories with a lamb gyro (and I totally only ate two of the fries that came with it!). It also has a cool bar code scan app so all I have to do is scan the barcode of something and it adds all the nutritional information into my food diary. Super awesome! I know someone told me they have a free Sparkpeople calorie app, but I just can't find it! Maybe it's started costing money recently? Anywho, even though I'm not tracking on Spark I'm doing okay. The app I'm using is called Calorie Counter by fatsecret if anyone is interested in trying it out!

I just made a 270 calorie lunch by jazzing up a recipe on my Spark meal planner, and it was tasty! I made my own cranberry vinaigrette from scratch and tossed it with romaine, julienne cut zucchini, sliced almonds, and some craisins for some cranberry-ception. It was tasty! throw in a boiled egg on the side for some protein and I think I'm good to go for awhile! I'm trying to save up my calories for tonight, because a friend and I are going to go out to dinner and then see the premiere of the new Star Trek movie! Haha I'm excited because not only has it been forever since I went and saw a movie, but it's been especially forever since a movie came out that I was excited about. Haha don't get me started on how there really hasn't been a string of super good movies since 2009. I'll talk on and on forever.

Payday is in two days and I'm hoping that will mark my getting back on track financially. Not that I went on a huge spending bender or anything, but a string of expensive purchases has left me pretty broke. Even though this upcoming paycheck will be short a day's wages, I think I will be able to put $150 into savings as long as I reign in my tendency to make small but frequent purchases like eating out or little tidbits at the store like journals and whatnot. I think maybe what I need to start doing is taking out a bit of cash and calling that my "extra money" for eating out and the like, and when that's gone, that's gone until next pay period. Maybe that can help me curb the habit and hopefully get me back on track to cooking my meals at home.

My goodness, it's getting humid! Even though it's halfway through May - and it's Texas, land of the HOT - we haven't turned on the A/C in the house so it can get pretty stuffy. Plus I think a thunderstorm might be rolling in, and the humidity is pretty much the worse thing you can add to heat, in my opinion. Bleh!

Haha I should probably take the time to go shower and get dressed now that it is about two in the afternoon (considering I work nights this is like my 7am, so it's not as bad as it sounds... or so I tell myself). I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday and is looking forward to the downhill slide to the weekend!
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