100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 117,038

Working to Make Healthy Choices the First Think

Sunday, January 21, 2018

So the weekend has been...interesting. Friday was great. Worked a half day, then went to the grocery store with my hubby. Got a lot of food since my younger son Joshua was coming to visit for the week. Oh! And I also bought a Sparkpeople Cookbook! I got a lot of ingredients for the recipes I found there and I'm pretty excited about trying them. I'll let you know what I make and how it turns out. Then I went to the gym and had a great workout. Since I got back on the horse, working out has been a CHORE. Not at all what it had become on my last long term healthy time. I have been doing mostly walking because even that was just killing me. I decided to do the elliptical, and was only shooting for 5 minutes. Well... I did 15! And it actually felt really good. Then I did weights for a couple of minutes, then treadmill for over 30 minutes. So - yay me!

Saturday my son got here. I put some spaghetti and meatballs in the crockpot for him and my husband because I had a gig. I did really well...then on the way to the gig stopped for coffee and ate two donuts. Not good - but of course, I told myself I was still way under my calories and would be working a lot of it off onstage dancing - all of which was true. But still not good. It was "rote eating." Like there's a switch in my brain that clocks into "nobody knows what you eat - you're bored in the car - you know you want it" thinking. And in fact, I really didn't want it...but I ate it. So I got to the gig and we all went to Dank Burrito (a popular place) which was next to the venue. I ordered a healthier burrito (chicken, tomatoes, a bit of guac and cheese) and actually only ate a few bites - because I DIDN'T really want it. Then we played two 45 minute sets and I danced the whole time. But on the way home, the voices started, "You could go get a pizza and eat it on the way home." But I didn't really WANT to eat a pizza. I had some chips in the car that had come with the burrito. I decided to eat those to satisfy the "voices." Didn't even enjoy them, but at least it kept me from going for a pizza. So - all in all, I stayed in my calorie range, especially given the exercise I had.

Today I got up and made pancakes for the guys and only ate a cup of cottage cheese. We were planning to go to the movies and I love movie popcorn and was planning to eat a small bag. Well, we went to see Jumanji (hilarious and great fun!) and also The Last Jedi (loved it). I ate popcorn BOTH times and some Milk Duds for the second show. UGH. I felt AWFUL. THEN I took my son to Outback for dinner. The last thing I wanted to do was eat, but I did - but just until I was full. Not binging - but again, not really eating well OR because of hunger, which I'm getting into the habit of doing again.

So definitely some positives. At least I was THINKING about alternatives and thinking about what I need to do to offset my choices. Already have plans for the rest of the week to eat healthy and go to the gym daily. So that's good- but I REALLY want there to come a day when I don't even HAVE those voices.

In other news, the lead guitar player that I was supposed to audition tonight for my band backed out AGAIN. *sigh* So back to square one on that.

My son will be here for the week which will be fun. I'm working from home which is always nice, too. I really want to amp up my fitness this week and have more victories on my eating plan, so that's the goal.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You analyzed the situations and now know better what to do. Have a wonderful time w/your son.
    453 days ago
    I also am just getting back into a routine, and I do not look forward to my workouts like I used to. Maybe that will come with time. Good for you for getting back into it! I have made a goal today - you inspired me - to do what needs to be done for my SparkChallenge. Thanks! emoticon
    453 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.