Thursday, February 27, 2014

The little things.

Good morning!!  The human body is so amazing.  Just a few short days ago, I was so tired and worn out that I could barely make it through the day.  That was Tuesday!  And here it is just Thursday, and I have all sorts of energy.  I like that things are back in control. 

Do you all know my BBF (best banded friend) Debi?
Debi and I first met at a support group meeting at the clinic where we got our bands.  We clicked right away and since we both had BFFs, we branded each other our BBF.  Debi has become one of my most favorite people on the planet. 

Anyway, a while back, I told Debi to help me be accountable because I would really like to lose 12 pounds by my birthday in June.  It would be totally doable, but I seem to get stuck in this pattern of doing great during the week and then sabotaging myself on the weekends.  Or letting myself have too many treats.  I HAVE to change my behavior if I expect to lose weight.  So Debi has been subtly helping me stay accountable.

Yesterday was a great, spot on sort of day.  I was scheduled to be 80 calories under my target for the day and all looked well.  Then, they served ice cream cake at work and I succumbed.  I did log it and chose to forgo my scheduled snack of mixed nuts.  I still had a calorie deficit for the day, but the cake put me 120 calories over my target.  Debi encouraged me to take a walk after work and I agreed.  When I got home, I took off my boots and put on sneakers and took off walking.  It was cold outside and I was wearing my winter coat and gloves.  I just needed one lap around my 1.75 mile block and I actually did it.  These are the kinds of changes I need to make in order to have some success.  That was all due to my accountability partner, Debi!!!

This morning was another small success.  Our auditors brought chicken minis from Chick-fil-a.  Those things are amazing.  Even though I was a little bit bitter about it, I ate my hard boiled egg and Babybel instead of devouring the minis.  There is no way I would have only eaten one if I would have tried to allow myself.  I did snag a fruit cup though and an extra cup of coffee.  Today I'm going to lunch at my new favorite restaurant, so I shouldn't feel deprived.  Then after lunch, one of our banks is taking a group of us on an outing to a driving range.  Poor me, huh?

I made it to CrossFit this morning!!  It was cool because I felt like I had been working out hard enough that it wasn't too bad, especially cardio-wise.  We had a light warm-up and then worked on ring dips.  I'm still bad at them.  Our workout consisted of Curtis P's.  You can see what that is here:

We did a ladder, so 1 Curtis P the first minute, 2 Curtis P's the second minute and so on until you can't finish within your minute.  I finished round five about 3 or 4 seconds over, so I didn't make it to round six.  My glutes are already feeling it from the lunges!

Today's food plan:
Breakfast:  Coffee with cream (2), boiled egg, Babybel, fruit cup
Lunch: duck confit, sweet potatoes and broccoli
Snack:  TBD - I don't know what will be available at the outing, but hopefully something reasonable.  If not, I will do my best to wait to eat anything until I'm home. 
Dinner:  Leftover chicken fricassee

Oh, oh, oh!!!!  I almost forgot the best part.  At CrossFit this morning, it was my first day back since January and one of the trainers looked at me and told me that I looked SO good.  I told her that I hadn't been slacking while I was away and that I was trying.  She told me that she could tell.  Now, these people are super nice, but they don't flip out compliments like that when they don't mean it.  It made my day.  It also helped me make the choice to skip the bad for me breakfast.  :-)



~Miss Lorie~ said...

You are adoarble in the picture with your Best Banded Friend.

Laura Belle said...

I remember that picture! lol! you two are the cutest!

Miss you long time and so proud of you! Keep it up girl!

Kathy said...

Isn't it great when we have great friends to keep us accountable? I walk at lunch with one of my friends and it's been so great to be there for each other.

FitBy40 said...

Love the new picture! Look at that itty bitty waist!
Doing great, my friend.
I loved Debi too. You ladies are both awesome.