This was NOT a good day for me. Not as in food, but as in it was just one of THOSE days. I don't really want to get into it. Let's just say, the dentist was involved. That being said, I don't really have much to report on. I filled up on some meds, ate a few bites of food, and KNOCKED OUT until 1:00 p.m. on Friday!
Today was a bit better. I did sleep WELL into the afternoon though. that is VERY unlike me. I attribute it to the meds. THANK YOU MEDS!! I obviously took the day off of work. I am not the type to not show up. While I stayed under my calorie budget, I am disappointed in myself for trying to fit in all three meals. It really wasn't necessary since I had slept so late.
This was a HUGE test for me. I had a baby shower to attend. That's right - party food! HELP! I decided before I even got there that I was NOT going to allow myself to "cheat". Sure, I'm in the presence of party foods, but that is NOT a good enough reason to cheat! I wasn't starving. It's not like I can't make these foods myself. Self control, where are you? Oh, right here, poking me with that stick. Thanks! I sat with an old friend and her mom and chatted it up and played with her baby. I kept myself occupied with them so that I would not focus on the table with TONS of food behind me. Before eating anything, I downed a bottle of water. I find that this helps me to eat less. Or, it's all in my head. Either way, it works. I did not over eat. I even left 80% of the cake on my plate. (No, Nicole, it wasn't Creative Cakes. LOL Had it been, I would have eaten it all!) I have previously tackled the "eating out" scenario and am proud that I have now tackled the "party food" scenario. Yay me!
Today was another good day. Challenge - BBQ. Challenge accepted. Kicked ass! I LOVE BBQ. But, I love losing weight even more. I remind myself of this every time I am tempted. I didn't eat much of the BBQ'd food, but I felt satisfied. That was a good feeling. I even tackled bread pudding! I allowed myself a small portion of it. As I was eating it, I found myself thinking that it really wasn't all that great. It definitely wasn't the best I'd had. So, I stopped. I didn't even finish the 4 oz. portion. Now, had it been flan, game on! lol
I ended up calling in sick today. I NEVER call in sick. I think this is the third time in the last five years that I've called in sick to work. Obviously, I didn't eat much. I didn't do anything interesting with my time. I didn't watch much TV. I don't really know what I did with my time. I wasn't sleeping. No idea. Apparently, I must have been day dreaming. Who knows.
I was back in the saddle today. No more time to be sick! I had a math test today, so, come hell or high water, I had to go to work and school. I think I did well on my test. Since I missed yesterday and had class today, I didn't take a lunch so that I could try to catch up. Yeah, didn't work out so well. I had a Special K protein shake to hold me over. I LOVE those! they taste great and really do keep me full until the next meal. I usually drink those on Monday's and Wednesday's when I have class until 8:30 since I won't get a dinner. When I get home, I'll eat a yogurt and feel just fine. Then, on Tuesday's and Thursday's, I have them as a quick lunch since I was out of the office for a few hours already. Strawberry and Chocolate are my favorites. Weird because I am NOT a chocolate fan.
I was SO busy today. I had a paper due, so, naturally, I decided lunch time was the best time to start it. It only took about an hour. It wasn't too bad. I just seem to do my best work under pressure. I guess we'll find out next week! Anyway, today was another uneventful day. I did have a big no-no. I ate a Whopper Jr. and small fry from Burger King for dinner. I still stayed under my calorie budget, but I know enough to know that even though I stayed under, IT WAS A HUGE NO-NO! Trust me, it WON'T happen again. I felt disgusting the rest of the night. Tired, stuffed (not in a good way), nauseous, etc. Lesson learned. F fast food.
I almost forgot to mention, from Monday the 1st - Monday the 8th, I lost 2.6 pounds! I really think that using the scale EVERY morning and having to answer to myself EVERY morning really helps me to put things into perspective and do a much better job. It's a good feeling!