So I finished another 3 week challenge. I did not finish very strong, kinda let the ole PMS derail things. I also have been under-the-weather the past few days with either the flu or lyme disease. Fantastic.
I am still off soda. I don’t even miss it anymore.
I am am loving water!
I am starting to actually enjoy exercise again… (well except for the past couple days)
I went to the doctor today (see above), and got weighed. It was bad. Really bad. Makes me feel like all these great changes have been for nothing and that sucks. It’s not like I don’t know why though. I have been eating a lot of shit. That dam convenience store down the road is the bane of my existence. Especially since I am Mrs. Eatsmyfeelings and I am having a lot of feelings to eat lately!
My plan. Give myself a break until Jessi heads to Richmond at the end of the week, then it’s FUCKING ON! NO more convenience store. Continuing with working out. And eating…?? I have no idea. Should I weight watchers again? Should I low carb? Should I go back to the divorce diet of blow pops and only dinner?
Today as I slid on my jeans for work… I was actually planning on probably having to slide them back off again because they were too tight. NOPE! If anything, they were looser! As planned, while in Mexico, I ate and drank everything I wanted to. Fortunately, that is a LOT of great fresh Mexican food! I never really eat junk food in Mexico because it’s all just weird stuff. Even if I am feeling snacky, and go into a corner store, I almost always come out empty handed because 1. I don’t know what anything is and 2. None of it looks appetizing to me.
My downfall was traveling home. I am VERY CAREFUL about what I eat around plane trips for fear of a repeat of the puking incident, but once we got back in Boston …and ended up stranded there for 2 days (thank you American Airlines for losing the one bag with our car keys in it). I must admit, all bets were off. A combo of emotions and “let’s eat all the bad stuff before getting back on it Monday, ” led to a weekend of debauchery.
- There was a mini Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough cup
- There was chinese take-out
- There was Carrabas bread and lobster ravioli (with the insides squished out because it was nasty)
My only saving grace was that it was all vending machine food, so all small bags 😉
Back to it today. Fought a lot of urges to make cupcakes and eat bad food because I have a nasty cold and feel like shit. But I didn’t. I made delicious salad (I actually missed salad and craved it in Mexico!), and Lonnie made a wonderful Pezole soup that was JUST what the doctor ordered for my cold.
I did have an egg Mcmuffin for breakfast because I overslept and then had to rush off to work. But there are certainly worse things, and I didn’t let it make me think the whole day was ruined.
Thinking I will be back to daily this week because I feel like I am faltering a bit. And while I KNOW
and can FEEL that this is PMS related— It appears knowing is not actually half the battle when you still stuff a pizza into your gob anyway.
|New gym pants from Lane Bryant
|Olive Garden dressing— basically candy.
-On Friday I got up and went to the gym all on my own… all alone! And lifted weights like a beast!!
-Went to Olive Garden with Jessi yesterday, and while I did have some stuff I shouldn’t have, a few risotto rice balls, chicken gnocchi soup, and lots of salad (you know that dressing is terrible for you, right– it’ll full of sugar!!
), I passed on breadsticks, and I stuck to one small bowl of soup– and I didn’t finish it.
Oh yeah I had a berry Sangria too 😉 More sugar, but SO yummy!
-I got some AWESOME new gym pants from Lane Bryant. I usually only shop there for bras and undies, I have never really liked the way their clothes fit. They were having a giant clearance and I tried them on and LOVE LOVE LOVE. They are super flattering and stay in place when lifting and running. WIN WIN WIN!
-The two giant margaritas before the Brad Paisley concert. (Please don’t assume from this that I am a country music loving redneck!!!), I have no regrets though, as we had SO MUCH FUN out and about with our friends!
-Small pizza for dinner last night. OMG it was so good, but I really should have made a better choice. Pizza is probably what I miss the most when I am watching carbs and none of those supposed substitutes even come close, so I don’t even bother. Pizza once a month or so is not going to kill me. (Next month news headline: Woman Chokes and Dies on Pizza Crust)
-The gym probably isn’t happening at all this weekend as we are trying to super clean the house and get errands done because we leave for our trip on Friday!
Bitch please. There is no ugly here!
I have had probably the WORST work week I have had since becoming a crisis worker, but yet, I woke up today from sleeping after yet another up-all-night shift feeling fantastic. I feel lighter, have more energy, and feel more mentally in control of things. LOVES IT!
I went into my shift prepared and armed with a snack of rendered pepperoni chips and cheese. I actually didn’t get a headache like I usually do on night shifts. Did still have nausea when the hardcore sleep deprivation kicked in.
Still haven’t made it to the gym and that is driving me bonkers. Couldn’t have gone today anyway because they closed early and I had to sleep. Lonnie and I plan to go tomorrow. That place will be a shit show with all the New Year’s Resolutioners!
Fun low carb research today! Football snacks….
I think we are going with coconut shrimp and veggies and dip. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!
I also found this that I can’t wait to make and eat for breakfast every morning this week!!! We also want to try turning spinach artichoke dip into a frittata! YUM!
Another successful day under my soon-to-be-shrinking belt! Jessi is on board with me and that is so awesome to have everyone in the family ON IT and eating right and exercising! I haven’t struggled much at all yet or been tempted. Last night I had a little bag of cheez-its and focused on eating ONE AT A TIME as to my former 2-4 at a time, and really just enjoying each one and making my snack last. It worked like a charm!