Friday, February 09, 2007

A Well Planned Week (sort of)

As I started to plan for my week last Sunday, I knew that I wouldn't be able to make it to the gym every day. I did go to the gym on Sunday right after I got back from ATL. I stayed up studying from my finance mid term Sunday night, so no Super Bowl for me. I didn't go to the gym Monday morning. Monday, I went to Huntsville to see John Mayer, so I ate out for dinner. I ended up with a turkey sub (plain) with baked BBQ lays. The place we stopped wasn't my first choice, but we were short on time. No gym Tuesday morning because I didn't get to bed until about 1 AM. Tuesday I went out for lunch. Now I could have chose the salad w/ dressing on the side, but I went for the HUGE quesadilla. I should have just eaten half, but I ate the whole damn thing. I made it back to the gym Wed-Friday. I did go to Logan's on Thursday for dinner and I had 2.5 rolls and peanuts. I am ok with it. They were yum!

This weekend I went to the gym on Saturday and Sunday. I went out Friday night with some friends and had a salad and 2 beers. I probably could have done without the beer though. Saturday I went out to a late lunch to this great french restaurant and had an omelet with spinach, mushroom, and cheese, split a salad, and this glorious bread basket with 5 different spreads including honey, butter, peanut butter, raspberry jam, and nutella. I am drooling just thinking about it. I ended up hanging out with my friend all afternoon and she had people over to her house for kebabs. I ended up making them all while she cleaned up =) They were yummy! Later we went to a concert where I had another beer. Like the night before I shouldn't have had it.

Sunday, I got up and was at the gym by about 9 AM. After, I went to the grocery store for my weekly shopping trip. Once I got home I made some yummy egg "muffins" with lots of veggies and turkey sausage. I ate 2 for lunch and then put the rest in plastic baggies and in the freezer for later consumption. I also made a brownie sort of dish from a recipe I found in my Rachel Ray magazine. So not diet friendly, but so good with some vanilla ice cream. For dinner I splurged and had Pei Wei. But I did not eat it all! I ate half the salad, the other half is for my lunch today. I only had a little bit of my pad thai so I have plenty of leftovers.

Even though my options over the weekend weren't the healthiest, I am still very pleased with my portion control and that I made it to the gym.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I Want to Eat It All

Exercising away from home while on a trip just doesn't work for me. No matter what I do to tell myself I am going to exercise, rarely do I do it. I think I just need to accept this and stop packing like I am going to exercise every day I am away.

So breakfast this morning consisted of a sliced fruit, a diet coke, and a raisin scone. I should have forgotten the raisin scone, but I got it any way. Oh and while buy my breakfast I wanted to buy and eat about 4 doughnuts, a croissant, and a yogurt parfait. The only thing holding me back from the yogurt was the blueberries on top of it. I HATE blueberries, oh and the fact that I already had enough food to keep me satisfied.

Yeah, so I can tell this whole getting back to eating well thing is going to be tough I have a finance mid term on Tuesday that I have not study for. Hopefully I will get a little studying done on the drive back to Nashville. Oh, so that leaves Monday. Nope. I am driving to Huntsville to see my beloved John Mayer. So not only will I be stressed from not studying, I will be eating dinner out tomorrow. Oh, why do I do this to myself??

I have also decided that I am not going to rejoin WW at work. While I like the ladies in my meeting, I think my goals are just way different from theirs. I want to become the healthiest me I can be, they just want to lose weight and hate exercise. BTW, I love working out (aside from when I am traveling.) Also, I am one of the younger ones in the meeting. Now that the leader knows I have lost a bunch of weight, she is always asking me questions. It makes me a little uncomfortable. Plus, I feel the pressure to "perform" as in lose weight all the time. And to be quite honest I haven't been doing it since I joined the group. My weight has been fluctuation ridiculously since I joined. I think this will just be better for me.

So yesterday I met up with an old friend I hadn't see in about 2 years. It was so great to see her and she just has this awesome personality. We were talking about weight loss and clothes. She is probably about a size 10/12 and we were talking about weight loss and clothes. She told me that she used to say "I am going to lose X amount of pounds and then I will buy new clothes." And now she doesn't do this any more. She is focusing on buying classic pieces that will last and if she does happen to lose the weight she will get them altered. She was tired of putting that pressure on herself. I think I am going to start doing this with my own wardrobe.