Thanks for listening to my little tantrum last Thursday. I felt much better the next day and I'm over it now. I'm not going to do the 2200 like the nutritionist and trainer suggested. I'm going to do 1800 this week and see what the scale says this coming Friday.
I counted my cals on Friday and today (1800). Friday was my off day from the gym. I had good workouts Sat and Sun. I threw a birthday cookout for Dwayne on Saturday and we had a small group of friends. I didn't count calories that day...just watched my portion sizes all throughout the day. Dinner for me was 1 pork sparerib, 3 oz. pc of chicken breast (both grilled), 1 serving of baked mac 'n' chz, a spoon of green beans and 2 deviled eggs. I had a small pc of the birthday cake.
This evening I gave another birthday dinner for a family member and stayed within my 1800 calorie range. Instead of a traditional birthday cake, I served one carrot cake and one chocolate overload cake, both purchased at the Publix bakery. I was very proud of myself for having neither. No cake today, period. Go me. :)
Tomorrow is the dreaded trek back up to my sister's house. Yes, I dread it every single week. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate babysitting? I did? Oh ok, sorry. ;) I've decided to let whatever I take with me for dinner up there to round out 1500 cals for the day....and to get to the 1800 limit, I'm leaving the extra 300 cals available for the stress snacking I always do when I'm up there.
I had a couple of people tell me the Superbowl kick off was either 7-7:30p tonight. We turned on the TV a few mins ago and they're already in the 2nd quarter!! No biggie....I don't have a team in the game anyhow. One thing we (Shane and I) are not doing, and have never done, is use Superbowl as an excuse for ridiculous eating/snacking. We watch the game every year and we've never made it a food event, even if we were out watching it at a sports bar. I have enough trouble with things that are already eating events, such as Thanksgiving, the whole month of December, family reunions, etc. without voluntarily adding another item to the list to feel guilty over the next day. :)
By the way, I peeked at the scale this morning before I headed to the gym to see if there was any damage from the last couple of days (especially Saturday's cookout). I'm down another 1/2 of a lb. Woo hoo! So here's to another good week already under way. 'Nite friends. :)
Quote For the Day:
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, til it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." -Harriet Beecher Stowe
3 months ago