Here it is, the 8th day of the month. We are almost halfway through it already! Time has been flying by too damn fast! Two days have flown by and I have gotten nothing accomplished around the house. I failed to workout again today. Instead, I went out and spent lots of money I definitely do not have!
I went to my Weight Watchers Meeting yesterday. I had no expectations. I had hopes, but no expectations. I lost 2.6 pounds (1.18 kg)! I was super stoked to see that! After a four pound (1.81 kg) gain during the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, I was all the more excited.
How did I celebrate? The hubby and I went out to eat at T.G.I. Friday’s. We ordered appetizers and I ate the celery, one mozzarella stick, two loaded potatoes and none of the wings. I had the Jack Daniels Flatiron Steak and Seasoned Fries. OH MY GOODNESS! It is my favorite thing there! I even ordered dessert (Oreo Madness) but brought it home to eat later. I did not over-stuff myself. I did get full enough I was not hungry for dinner.
Today, I spent the day shopping. I had my brow/lip wax. From there, I went to Barnes and Noble to pick something up to read while I was eating my lunch/dinner. After the bookstore, I went to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. I wanted to make sure I was not hungry when I hit the grocery store.
Carrabba’s has my favorite bread with herb and oil. I could fill up on that alone! I ordered a pink lemonade with a water. I drank more water than anything else. I had a salad. By the time my entree arrived, I was able to only eat half of it. I brought the rest home and will have it tomorrow along with a hefty salad.
I did my shopping for the week. I still have to weigh and bag my chicken. I can do that tomorrow. My plan is to eat large salads for lunches and dinners. I prefer filling up on the salads. Salads are something I can eat for the rest of my life. Very sustainable.
I already have my exercise planned for the week. I will be doing a Leslie Sansone Walking Workout Monday through Friday. I am hoping to augment them with a 15-, 20- or 30-minute elliptical workout in the evenings. I figure I might as well since the damn thing is in my home office and that is where I am Monday through Friday evenings! It has been collecting dust for far too long.
I discovered Leslie Sansone in November when I was shopping for new workout DVDs. I wanted something I could do which is low impact, gives me mileage, and I can do barefoot. The barefoot thing was really important. I have carpet throughout most of the house. Wearing shoes while working out on carpet leads to twisted ankles . . . Something I can ill-afford. So since the beginning of December, I have been doing her workouts.
The pounds are not coming off as quickly as I want them to. It’s okay, though. I know if I have a rapid weight loss, I will more than likely see it all pile right back on. I am eating mindfully. I am tracking everything in my handwritten Weight Watchers Journal. I am not so dedicated to the App. For me, the biggest thing is I am tracking everything I eat honestly in at least one place.
The next two weeks are going to be all about getting my house back to “normal” and preparing for the future daughter-in-law’s visit. The oldest son will be bringing her home to meet the family. Suffice it to say, I will be going hog-wild in the cleaning department . . . Again. Thankfully, I just went through this not too long ago so there is not much I really need to do!
Well, it is almost midnight. Time for me to hit the couch if I want to get at least seven hours of sleep. (Yes, I am still sleeping on my couch! I probably always will.)
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