Mike and I had an impromptu date night tonight on the way home from work. This week I stuck to my diet closely, then I went and blew it tonight in one meal.
We stopped at Iguana Joe’s where I had Chicken Queso Flameado with tortillas. It was yummmmmy!! However, right now I’m having some serious food guilt. It’s no wonder I can’t get below 200lbs. That’s ok, I won’t allow this one meal get me down. Back to eating healthy starting tonight.
Today I was flipping through channels when I came across a show called Bridalplasty. What the heck is Bridalplasty?
I was completely floored. What makes these ladies think that they have to go through all of this plastic surgery to have a perfect wedding day? All of these ladies are beautiful the way they are. They don’t need nose jobs, boob jobs, tummy tucks. I understand that people undergo plastic surgery for specific reasons and that’s fine. It is your choice as to why you would have surgery. What I have a problem with is someone telling the “Bride to be” that she needs liposuction, a little tweak to her nose, bigger breasts, and skin removed in order to be beautiful on her wedding day. A healthy diet and exercise does wonders for people. So, why not try that first before going under the knife?
Reality TV is not very realistic anymore. Not that it was ever a true interpretation of most people’s day to day life.
I spent about 2 1/2 hours this morning walking around Tamarac Park. The weather was gorgeous! All in all I went 8.25 miles. I was only 5 miles away from the 1/2 marathon finish line, but I was pretty tired. In fact, my pace had slowed quite a bit. I think I did something to the side of my foot because it hurts. Hopefully having the next two days off will get it back to normal.
I started by doing a mile then doing 10 squats. This lasted for 4 miles. So, I ended up getting 40 squats in throughout the workout as well! After my walk I went to the HEB next to Town Market to get groceries but there wasn’t any parking spaces. I couldn’t believe how packed it was. Yes, I know it’s close to Christmas, but come on…So, I went to Randall’s instead. I bought a bunch of veggies (fresh) and herbs. I’m looking forward to new meals than the boxed dirty rice.
Now, as everyone probably knows….alcohol and diets do not go together. I had a few drinks Friday night and as a result I ate fried pickes, a hamburger, and fries for dinner. DOH. Poor choices. Then I went and ate a few pieces of pizza for dinner tonight. That was brought on by me getting on my scale….yes I know I wasn’t going to weigh in until Christmas day but my curiosity got the best of me. I was at 225….same weight…no change. So, I did the whole “What does it matter what I eat then?” attitude and ate the pizza.
I realize this is nothing but self sabotage. Even if I’m not losing weight, I’m still trying to get healthy and what’s healthy about Pizza or feeding myself poor food? So, I slapped myself back to reality and am back at it again.
My parents and nephews are staying with us next week and I’m hoping that I can resist the poor eating then as well. However, on Christmas I won’t lie by saying I won’t eat any bad foods. I will eat dessert, but I won’t pig out. The goal is to just have a bite or two, not a whole pie!
What are your plans for making it through Christmas without extra pounds?
Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. Unfortunately, so has my workouts for the past few days. Life has been put on fast forward and I can’t find the remote!!
This Thursday is my first day to try Crossfit…which scares me to death honestly. We’ll see how it goes. I jokingly told one of my friends that she was going to have to roll me out of the gym afterward, but it may not be too far from the truth!
Michelle and I have agreed, again, to eating out only 1 day a week starting Monday. We had agreed to this once before as well, but we didn’t do very good at sticking to it. I think part of that was because we didn’t really have a good plan in place. So, Thursdays are our only days to eat out from now on. That means no more asking “What are you doing for lunch today?”. We don’t really eat horribly when we go out. Many times we go to Panera and have soup and/or salad, but just the act of going to Panera leads to us going out more than we need to and being tempted to eat less than healthy food. Like today…we went to Chili’s and I had the Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich with fries….calorie count you ask? 1430…yep, almost my entire calorie count for the day. *sigh* Gotta do better than that.
How about you? What do you do that helps you stay on track and away from bad foods? I don’t eat a lot of fast food…in fact, most of the time I go to a sit down restaurant.
Hope you guys and gals are doing well!
Today I went to the International Quilt Festival with my Aunt. I knew I wouldn’t eat well as they don’t have any healthy choices there and there are no restaurants within walking distance. The day started off with me getting pancakes. No, I didn’t have to get them, but I figured one high calorie meal wouldn’t hurt.
We spent 4 hours walking around, then went in search of lunch. They had pizza, loaded potatoes, burritos, loaded taco salad, corndogs…health food! I went to the build your burrito line and got a bowl of rice, black beans, and some cheese. I didn’t think it would be too terribly bad with calories but high in carbs. It looked good, but tasted horrible. Then, it happened. My Aunt Linda pulled out a snickers bar and handed me half of it. I took it….and I ate it. I told myself that I didn’t want to be rude by refusing her offer, but the truth was I wanted it…I wanted the chocolaty goodness. Did I enjoy it? Not really. To be honest, the memory of the treat was much better than the real thing. So, now I was feeling defeated by my poor food choices.
On the way home we stopped at Texas Roadhouse and I had 3 of their dinner rolls with cinnamon butter, chicken strips with white gravy, green beans, and steak fries. Yep….I reverted back to the way of thinking “I’ve already blown today, one more bad choice can’t make it any worse.” Ohhhhhh….you poor, silly girl. Since when has eating fried chicken pieces coated in bread and dipped in calorie/fat laden gravy and fried potatoes the size of my finger become a meal that wouldn’t “hurt” anything?
So, I made some very poor choices today. What does that tell me? I need to get my head whipped into shape and start taking better care of myself. I’m not happy with my choices, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it either. It’s time to recognize where I went wrong, identify the better choice for future use, and move on. I’m expecting to be up on weight on Friday just because of all the SALT I consumed last night.
The good news is, I did get a 3 mile workout in. So…not all was lost!
***update*** calorie intake is calculated around 2714.
Ok, first let me apologize for not having a picture of my weigh in this morning as I forgot to grab my camera. I have to say I’m in a bit of shock right now. Last week I weighed in at 219.8, which was down from my first weigh in. This morning I weighed in at 225.1. That’s a gain of nearly 6lbs!!! WTH? There is NO way I ate that much. I wasn’t being 100% good with my family being in and going out to eat, but I didn’t eat that badly.
Let’s look at the math for a bit. It takes 3500 calories excess to gain a pound. That means my excess for last week had to be:
There’s no way I ate that much. So, the only logical conclusion I can come to is I ate more salt than usual and am retaining A LOT of water.
I even walked 9 miles this week (Friday – Thursday). That’s more than the last two months!! *Sigh*
Ok, I’ve had my freak out. Time to put this behind me and work toward getting that scale back down.
How’s it going for y’all?
So, My big idea was to talk to the hubster and see if it was possible for me to quit my job to spend more time on my projects. My projects being some sewing projects and myself. After a brief discussion the conclusion was no. We need the income for now. So, I’ll have to find a different way to fit in more hours during the day. I will be revisiting this. Right now I have 3 hours in the evening to workout, cook dinner, eat, and do anything else I need before bed. Need to sit down with paper and pen and try to work this out.