wiaw. weigh-ins. updates. blah-dee-blah

Oh hey, poor forgotten blog.

Not that you really expected me to follow through with my posting plan. But I tried, didn’t I. And a post even days late still counts. Considering its my blog, and since I’m not getting paid to do anything specific, I can do as I like.

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So, without further ado my WIAW:

I started off the morning with a good old standby:

  • Keurig coffee
  • Packet of Truvia
  • 1.5 ounces of Silk coffee creamer (vanilla). Yes, I do measure it out

For a snack during the day at work I had some decaf Republic of Tea vanilla almond tea with 2 packets of sugar. I convinced my boss when we needed to replace our old water fountain (water cooler?) that the upgrade with the cold AND hot would be really good. It is good, and I don’t have to wait for the microwave for hot water for tea

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For lunch I had Lilly’s brand kalamata hummus with some Crunch Master multi-grain crackers. Both I bought because they were on sale at Rainbow Blossom, and both I actually liked. Not the best of either, but the combo was good and I had it for most of the week because I’m lazy with lunches. I also had a bottle of Hubert’s diet blackberry lemonade. It was really good, and had Stevia as the sweetener so bonus points for that (especially since I didn’t even realize it was diet when I grabbed it, which in hindsight is stupid because look at how big the “diet” is on the bottle).

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I then kind of had a splurge. I was at Earth Fare, hungry, and wanted something so I got some of their vegan chicken salad and a mini loaf of bread. I also then picked up the Rice Dream mint chocolate pie. I didn’t end up eating most of the chicken salad/bread because it really wasn’t good, but I did eat the ice cream. I should have just gotten the ice cream, less calories and less money. If you want vegan chicken salad, go to Whole Foods, so much better.

Even with the splurge I was still doing pretty ok on calories and I made a really awesome meal of quinoa with onions, broccoli, mushrooms, and Beyond Meat chicken strips.

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I didn’t do a weigh-in this week. I know I gained and I just couldn’t face the scale. My portions and calories were out of control. I really have no excuse except letting my urges get the best of me. I’m trying my best to recover and turn it around. So far today I’ve been pretty awesome, and really re-learning and re-teaching my body to be ok with being hungry when I don’t need to eat, and not falling for every craving. It’s a battle, but I’ll get there. There was one glimmer of change for the better during the week when I went for a walk as soon as I got home from work. I threw the purse in the trunk and just took off. That was the moment I knew, that even though I wasn’t exactly there, there was hope left.

Everything’s Good

Can I just say how good it feels to be back at where I was in the begining of the summer? I feel like my life is back on track, and I have an amazing outlook on things.

I know it’s only been about 3 days but I already feel a lot better. I’ve been doing really good at tracking what I eat (I use the LoseIt app on the iPhone). I’ve been doing really good at committing to measuing out everything, which really does help put things into perspective and allow me to eat the real serving of an item, as opposed to what is generally considered as normal (not just by me, but most people). I also think a huge effect on my general health is that I have been getting my water in. Water just makes me feel more energized.

Heather and I went to the gym this afternoon, and also on Sunday. I even wanted to go the gym tonight. I still have to make a workout schedule so that it isn’t so sporadic, but that will happen.

The weather has been ridiculous! It’s been below freezing since New Years EveĀ  (which I realized I never put anything about in my last post. It was amazing, spent with some of the most amazing people I know. Heather, Brad, Emma, and Braden spent the night playing Wii, watching Daria, and eating some fabulous cheese. It was perfect) and we’re supposed to get a huge storm by the end of the weekend. Great for my wanting a snowball fight, we’ve gotten ice but not much in the way of snow, but bad considering Saturday is technically the start of tech for the Apprentice Ten Minute Shows. I’m props master for four of them. Oh well, at least there will be snow!