Dieting is hard. I spent most of the day yesterday hungry and I still had to use some of my activity points for an extra snack. It is easy to remember why my natural state is fat. I worry that a fill will make me too tight, but I have to try. I can't sustain this type of hunger for the time it would take me to reach my goal. The fill is in a week. In the meantime, I deal.
Yesterday was a really good day, "healthy" wise. I told you about my CrossFit morning, but then I also ellipticized for a half hour at lunch and I was flying! (for me anyway) I wanted to start running again, but my feet hurt too much to run when I'm exercising this much. So, I decided on the elliptical. I have gotten to where I can sustain about 6mph over 30 minutes. I will get up to 7.5 and be as low as 5, but it averages out to about 6.
After work, we went to the Rangers game for our monthly Interesting Dinner. If you have been following me for long, you might remember that I started this group in late 2004. Some of the attendees have changed, but we have only missed about 5 months in all that time. Amazing! Anyway, BFF chose the Captain Morgan Club at the Ballpark for dinner and it was Yu Darvish bobblehead night. She loves Yu, but we were very sad that we were just slightly too late to get one. Booo!
Aren't we adorable? I had to be creative, but I had the inside of 1 and 1/2 veggie tacos, about 2/3 of a serving of Mexican rice and a few shoestring french fries. Not too bad. I was satisfied for about 2 hours and then I was hungry again. Sigh.
We lost. :-(
On the way out to the car I was whining to BFF that I was hungry. I told her to remind me of that when I was complaining post-fill. She asked me what I would be complaining about then and I told her it would be that I couldn't eat what I want. She giggled and said "deal." I did manage to not eat anything when I got home, so go me!
This morning, my scale continues to reward me. It gives me the motivation to have another good day. We are going on vacation this weekend, so that will be tough for me. But my goal is to log everything which should at least help me keep things in perspective.
Also this morning, I can't even get my coffee down. WTF? I never have that problem. Ever. This thing is a daggone mystery that is fo sho.
I have been looking at some pre-extra pounds pictures lately to get some inspiration. I will leave you with a couple...