Friday, March 26, 2010

Back on Track Day #1

Day #1 Back on Track has so far been great. I can’t say that I haven’t been tempted by the candy bowl here at work, which has seemed to be the main contributor to be demise in the last year. And honestly, when I look back at the reasons that I just couldn’t leave the candy bowl alone, I can’t even come up with one. I’ve never had that much of a sweet tooth, in fact, prior to being on weight watchers the very first time, I could take or leave chocolate completely (I know, I know, I’m a rare one), rather I gained my weight by just plain old eating too much, and loving salty snacks like chips and dip, nachos and all the good stuff. Oh, and I loved cheese. If I recipe called for 1 cup of cheese, I was sure to AT LEAST double it. So chocolate was never a huge problem for me, but lately, it’s become one.
So today I’ve walked past the bowl like I do every other day, usually snagging something out of it, and then that leads to the downward spiral for the day, when pretty much I’m just hugging the candy bowl. Today it has these little nestle Easter eggs in it. They have Butterfinger, nestle crunch, milk chocolate and caramel, and quite honestly they’ve been calling my name. But I’ve been good, and I’ve been remembering, with me, it’s not just one. And that’s my problem lately. I always say “oh I will just have one”, and then it always always always leads to me not stopping, and ending up blowing way more then my points. So, today I’ve been telling myself that, you CAN DO THIS. You have before, and you WILL again!
So that’s my mantra, kinda like a train, I know I can, I know I can.
On that note, I had a good end of the day yesterday, I ate healthy, and I ran 3 miles. Even though the 3 miles were a serious pain in the butt. I drank a meal replacement or “protein shake” about an hour beforehand and it seriously made me sick, so today I switched to having that for breakfast and I’ll try a pear about an hour before I run. However I hadn’t eaten well all day, so It’s hard to tell if it was the protein shake that caused the stomach upset (and the run to be hard) or it was just the lack of nutrition for the day. But either way, we aren’t repeating that!
I’ve also decided, in order to take the emphasis off the number on the scale, and put it more on what I’m doing right, how I feel and how my clothes fit, I’m just going to weigh once a month. I weighed in on March 5th and was at 159lbs. I haven’t been great this month (but did start running again!) and my next weigh in will be a week from today, April 2nd. In ways I’m looking forward to it, other ways I’m not.
This weekend we don’t have much for plans. Tonight the Fiancé comes in from travelling for work, and I think we are just going to take it easy, so that should be a nice controlled night of food. Saturday we are going to try on Tuxes, and make sure that he likes the colors that I’ve picked out. Then we have dinner and a comedy club with another couple. Dinner is at a nice Italian restaurant in the area, and I’m just planning to stick to Marinara sauce and noodles and keep it to a smaller portion and I’ll be fine!
Anyways, that’s it for now, I’ll probably post menus for awhile, so look for that later.


Kathy said...

Good for you!

Erica Young said...

Hey Kate, welcome back. It's nice to know your still out there and we've all fell down a time or two but we all have to get back up, dust off and start over again. And honestly I was there too and I decided to plan a vacation and that got me motivated to lose the weight again. I leave for Florida in 2.5 wks and I wanted to lose 20-25 lbs by the time I left but only lost 10 which isn't bad but not what I wanted.

And I see fiance in your last paragraph, girl you have some explaining to do! So glad your back.