Sunday, March 09, 2014
I have totally overhauled my diet, and I have to say, I feel much better. I don't have the pain that I was experiencing before.
On Friday, I went to the casino and the buffet with my fiance and his family. His sister was visiting from Illinois and we haven't seen her in over 2 years. I did very well and the only meat I ate was a small piece of chicken breast. I had a lot of veggies and a salad with light dressing. The only dessert I had was a piece of sugar free coconut cream pie. It felt amazing and I felt in control. It was awesome. On Saturday I went to the club for his mom's 50th birthday party. I had a blast! I decided that I was going to have a bacon cheeseburger and two cupcakes. I still stayed with a good calorie range, and luckily, I didn't feel any gallbladder pain. I was talking to my fiance's step mom and I guess the reason why it probably didn't hurt is because I'm not eating like that regularly. Basically what this means is that I can STILL have a cheat meal, but it can't be as frequently as I had been making them in the past. I can maybe eat that way maybe once a month. That's going to be my goal. My next cheat meal will be on my sister's birthday next month. Though oddly enough, the bacon cheeseburger didn't sit very well with me. While I didn't feel it in my gallbladder, I just felt overall kind of nauseated. I'm guessing it was probably due to the grease in the tater tots and burger and the white carbs. In fact, thinking about it, it wasn't really worth it.
I will say, it's only been about 6 days, but I've lost about 8 pounds of water weight. I have severely reduced my red meat intake, and I actually don't remember the last time (aside from last night in my cheeseburger) I had any diary. I feel a ton better, and it's interesting because I feel better on less. I didn't expect that to happen.
I haven't been exercising much, but If I'm eating far less than i was, I'm okay with that. I literally only exercised 2 days last week, and that's perfectly fine. If my brother decides to go to the gym, I'll go with him. If not, that's okay and I'll go for a walk or something.
In other news, I am starting my last week of Winter term tomorrow. I can't believe how quickly that went by! There is so much I have to do, and as much as I want to just slack off, I cannot. I have to actually keep my butt in the chair, and do what I have to in order to graduate. The goals of finding work are great and all, but none of that is going to happen if I don't graduate!
I guess what I'm most excited about is just washing my hands of this term. I really struggled in my upper division Spanish literature class! It was so hard that I'll be happy to walk out of that class with a C. That's saying something considering I've never gotten anything lower than a B-.
I said that I was going to start looking for work, but I've been kind of putting that off because of all the work I have to do. I guess that's kind of an excuse. it doesn't take that long to compose a resume. I should be getting all this term's stuff done so I can worry about continuing my research for next term, and actually start applying for jobs.
I'm starting to feel the crunch, but at least if i don't find a job immediately, I have a place to live, and my parents said that they'd let us live here as long as we need to-though I hope that's not TOO long! I can do this! I want to do this, and I absolutely HAVE to do this!
ALRIGHT! Going to the cafe' to do some homework! I've got this!