Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!! What a good weekend I had. Friday afternoon, BFF, another coworker, & I headed out to C0wboys Stadium to watch the final four practices and all-star game. We had tickets to a suite which was cool. Turns out...we were the only people that went. We have a fully stocked (food & drinks) suite with waitstaff all to ourselves. We were like rock stars. Since BFF has given up alcohol for Lent, I felt is was my obligation to utilize the full bar. And so I did.
However, I continued to use my "loved ones" promise and with BFF right there, it wasn't difficult. I enjoyed my drinks, but I ate extremely responsibly. Saturday, I kept myself very busy in the morning. It cost me some cash at the mall, but I was able to stay busy all through the morning and not snack. I bought food for lunch and dinner at the grocery store like a normal human. It was beautiful. BFF came over for dinner and brought me a small tots from Sonic which I swapped out for the mashed potatoes I was going to eat.
Sunday, I ate breakfast out with BFF as usual, but I didn't eat as much. I ate my eggs, a few potatoes and the fruit out of the yogurt parfait. We had musical tickets in the afternoon. We went to see Pageant which is basically a "Miss" Pageant in drag. It was hilarious and fun. I had a pack of M&Ms during intermission, but the good thing about that is that they are individual packaged and I ate the right sized portion. For dinner, I had some potato soup I had made the day before. And for a snack, I "splurged" with the cucumber salsa I made from Laura Belle's blog. Yummmy!
All through the weekend, when I went to make a choice, I thought of BFF, mom or dad. It didn't work every time (i.e. M&M's), but it did help me make better choices. Like eating the potato soup I made Sunday night instead of picking up Fuzzy's. Or not picking up a cookie at the mall on Saturday. Every good choice helps.
Today's Nutrition Plan:
Breakfast - coffee with cream (x2 I need an extra shot today), Slim Fast, 2T peanut butter
Lunch - potato soup
Snack - Greek yogurt (if needed)
Dinner - veggie omelet
Snack - cucumber salsa with tortilla chips (if needed)
One thing I have to get past is waste. For example, I buy Greek yogurt for healthy choice snacks in case I get hungry. If I don't get hungry, I shouldn't eat them. If they never get eaten, I just need to throw them away. But sometimes I get in my head that I need to eat them BECAUSE they are going to go bad. I need to stop that. Yes, waste is bad, but I need to focus on what I need at the moment.
Today's Fitness Plan:
CrossFit - check! I felt strong today. I went up another 5 pounds on my 3x10 back squats and another 5 pounds on my 5x5 Romanian deadlifts. At the end we were supposed to do 200 double unders which I can't do, so the sub was 400 singles (jump rope.) Every time you break, you had to run 200m. I only got to about 300 before I had to leave to get to work, but I'm sure I ran at least a mile. Sheesh.
So, this weekend at the mall? I bought some pants. They aren't just any pants. They are some special pants. I'm trying to get my confidence up to wear them tomorrow. If I do, I will take a picture. Let me just say that they are not the kind of pants that blend in. I have tried them on 100 times since I bought them and I love them. But they will take some confidence. :-)
I feel good today. Staying in control and doing the right thing makes me feel good. One day at a time. Last week, I lost 3.8 pounds which is great for me, so I'm not going to qualify it. I just have to keep it up. One good week does not a trend make. But getting started sure feels great!