Day 364 (and Day 8) – And Thus Begins Another Week

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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.)

#SlowAndSteady  #ProudMemberOfTheTurtleClub  #2017TheYearOfMyContinuingTransformation  #IAmWorthIt

I Am Willing to Change

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