So, So, Sodium!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Well, I have had a lovely time enjoying my hotel room and my couple days off from army stuff. Used the fitness room, ate some fresh fruit and cereal from the free breakfast bar, had some coffee, enjoyed not having to get dressed immediately after a shower (it's the little things), went shopping and found two pairs of shorts that fit and are not booty shorts! I have such a hard time finding shorts. I am short and round, so anything that fits my waist is too baggy everywhere else. I like bermudas and all, but since I am short, they tend to make me look a little stumpy. Juniors shorts fit me, but most of them are all super short. Since I am in a different town, I was comfortable with thoroughly searching the juniors section because there was no fear of running into a student (it's just odd running into a student and shopping in the section where they buy their clothes). Anyway, I found a pair in the juniors section and a pair in the misses section, so score 2 for me!
Enjoyed some time to myself, and took myself to Applebees for lunch-dinner, "linner." I like going to places that we don't have at home, but since I am trying to stick to my guns with my eating habits, I knew I could count on Applebees with their under 550 menu. I really enjoyed eating a hot meal. I have been living on sandwiches, lean pockets, and granola bars for the last week. I knew going into it that those "healthy' meals have a ton of sodium, but once I looked it up, wow! A full days worth right there on my plate. I still enjoyed it, but realized that I could stand to work on cutting back on the sodium intake some. I have a hard time with fluid retention anyway, so it's a smart step.
Well, not sure if I have lost any more weight or where I stand there, but I can tell you that I feel pretty darn good. Ready to be home and back to normal life, but glad I've gotten a good jump start on being healthier and fit. 7 more days of army then I can go home. I am very fortunate to have a job that I love in my civilian life and military life, and thankful that I have not had to be separated from my husband for a long deployment, but I still really miss him and my puppies and fluffy cat. Ready to enjoy the rest of the summer with him and prepare for the upcoming school year.
Now to enjoy my last few hours of "me time..."