Sunday, November 01, 2009
October was a blah month for me. I didn't get to the gym as much as I would have liked to, and I *know* that I snacked too much, didn't drink enough water, and didn't keep my goals in sight. Yesterday I was very blah and I didn't feel like doing much of anything. I had to drag my rear to the gym and ended up only doing 20 minutes of swimming. Better than nothing, but not good enough for me.
So I don't know if it's the time change or what, but today was totally different. I went to the gym on my own will and was really excited to go. I wrote a paper and didn't grumble about it. I dropped stuff off at Goodwill that had been sitting around for months. I tracked ALL my food and drank ALL my water. I made an amazing dessert with only 182 calories in a serving. And it's damn good - Apple Custard Pie. It even tastes better than the 325 calorie chocolate chip cookies I made a couple weeks ago.
At the grocery store today, I looked at all the labels and stayed away from weird ingredients. My salad dressing is all natural with no added sugar. The sweetness comes from fruit juice. Didn't get any crackers or cookies to snack on - even though I can hold myself to a serving, those calories take away from me having something even more delicious at dinner.
My fiance and I had lunch together today before work - he doesn't always eat at home, but today we had homemade vegetarian chili over elbow pasta. It was SO good and SO good for us. Even with the little dollop of sour cream, it was still pretty healthy. I even managed somehow to go go *under* my fat allowance today. Huh!
My hot tea tonight has honey in it instead of sugar - I think I'm going to cut back on refined sugar and instead use honey or maple syrup to sweeten my food.
I have all my outfits picked out for the entire week! What a relief. It allows me to enjoy my shower time in the morning.
Tomorrow a friend is going to drive me home after dropping off my car for new tires. I told her I'd take her to dinner - don't know where we're going yet. I have to call her after I finish my blog. So that will determine some of my goals for tomorrow.
Goals for 11/2/09:
Wake up early and go to the gym before school. Since I won't have a car tomorrow night, I want to make sure I get a workout in tomorrow morning.
Drink three Siggs full of water at school. That makes up my 8 servings, so anything I drink at home is only adding to the goodness.
Eat my breakfast with no butter on my bagel. If I don't notice a difference, I will cut out the butter. If I notice I big difference in the taste/texture, the butter stays. Every little bit helps.
I will make some extra dinner for my honey for when he comes home from work. We are going to start cooking for each other more; our schedules are totally opposite and we don't see each other a lot during the week, so when we cook for each other it's really special for us to eat what the other has prepared. (Just realized that tomorrow I'm going out to eat, but I'll bring home a doggie bag. Making dinner will have to wait until Tuesday.)
Off to finish my tea and watch some more football!