Monday, April 7, 2014

Getting Started

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!



Dawnya said...

Wear the pants!!! Wear them and don't give a damn what anyone else thinks. If you love them, then they are fabulous!!!

Good job this weekend!

~Miss Lorie~ said...

1-Wear the pants!
2-Good work this weekend!
3- you lost 3.8! You are a rockstar!

FitBy40 said...

All those lossed added up to nearly 4 pounds! Holy smokes, great job.
I love all those good choices you're making.
Can't wait to see those pants!

Connie O said...

This reminds me of when I bought pink striped pants. They fit beautifully and I loved them, but hardly anything went with them except white tops (which I just don't wear very often). I did have them for several years, though. So I too say: Wear the pants! ;)

Congrats on having such a great weekend! 3.8 lbs. is a terrific start.

Vanessa said...

I would have posted exactly what Miss Lorie said!!!! Rock those pants!

Sandy said...

I called for a fill today, cause I realized I needed to use this band. And yes wear the pant. I'm in my flannel pj's right now:-)