Lindsey: Sorry for the news - at least they did get back to you. I know you'll just take it as motivation and turn it into positive energy - let all those negative emotions out and focus on YOU, and good things will happen!
Mary: It's a new week! We're here for you! You've done great Jan-May, definitely be proud of yourself!
Cassie: Sorry to hear about all the travel for hubby, but I'm glad that you will still get a little couples' time - as usual, you're going to make the best of what you have!! And ooooh, shopping! I hear you on fashion sense
since I have none either, but I bet you'll surprise yourself, especially since you'll have all that lovely relaxing time to just do and buy what you like. Also, you rocked your goals, awesome job!
jj: Wow, you sound like a busy Mom this week! Remember to take time for you!!
tracy: Welcome back! Every new day is a new beginning. I hope you had a lovely time with your son's b-day and stuck with your plans and goals (and if not, that's ok too!)
Cybervox: Hang in there! I hope you get some good rest, sorry about the nutty work schedule
almeeker: Sounds like you had a pretty good start to the week, congrats!
Julia: Mmmm...cookie dough! I'm going to go ahead and hope you DON'T get salmonella poisoning to balance out your wishes... I think Cassie has a great idea, watch yourself eating in the mirror? Can't hurt. I totally feel like my car is a safe/private zone too, and I definitely did binge before in it, parked in the far corner of the parking lot where others couldnt' see me >.>
Mike: Your report looks great too, and your random act of kindness made me tear up big-time reading it. You're a great guy to do that, and I hope it works out for that caller!!
Monday Report Card
Food, Exercise and Lifestyle Goals:
1) Achieve a 7,000 calorie deficit by the end of the week M: -437 (Week Total: -437)
2) Do not take off two days in a row from exercising. M: Day off (back pain)
3) Achieve a 30% protein average for the week M: 20% (Weekly Average: 20%)
4) Carbs at or below 50% average for the week M: 38% (Weekly Average: 38%)
5) Protein powder after every workout in a smoothie M: N/A
6) At least 104 oz. water daily M: I think so
7) Report here each and every day M: Day after
8) Eat out/take out no more than twice for lunch and once for dinner M: Pizza lunch, restaurant dinner (Total 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
Other Life Stuff:
1) Handle stress directly and appropriately M: No real stress
2) Make an effort on my appearance every day M: Yes x 2!
3) Work on my embroidery for at least five hours M: No
4) "Smile more, bitch less" M: All smiles!
5) Try two new recipes M: No
I think I handled my day pretty well yesterday, considering it was all-celebration, all-day. Celebratory lunches and dinners are difficult ground - I ended up having 2 slices of pizza and a sliver of key lime pie at lunchtime, and then out to dinner.
Then, I got some extra and unexpected motivation...last night I put on a dress for dinner that I have not fit into in FOUR YEARS. And it FIT! It was perhaps ever-so-slightly tight around the middle, but it definitely fit just fine, and a couple of more pounds and it would have been perfect (Size 14 - I started in January as a Size 18/20)!!!!! It was a great morale-booster for the dinner to remind me WHY I am doing this.
My plan of attack for the dinner was to 1) Avoid Appetizers and 2) Eat a light meal, as I'd had a heavy lunch. I had a handful of Special K cracker-chip things to tide me over before we went (I wish I liked nuts... a handful of nuts would have been good!) and then focused on those two goals....I mostly-succeeded. Unfortunately, the place we went to had the SLOWEST SERVICE IN THE WORLD (I looked at my phone, it was 45 minutes between when we put in appetizer orders and when the apps came out...and then another 35 until the entree, yeesh!) and by the time the apps got to the table, I was famished. I actually excused myself and went to the bathroom because I could feel my arms reaching out to grab at dumplings, and fried wonton things, and tempura-battered shrimp and zucchini -- you get the idea, haha!
By the time I got back, people were mostly digging into the appetizers and there wasn't much left on the serving platters, so I felt like I dodged a bullet. Then my BF nudged over a plate to show me he had saved me some crab rangoon - which is crab and cream cheese inside a fried wonton shell. One of my old favorites. I did end up eating it to be polite and because he insisted I should "have some fun" but I only ate the one, so that's some small relief.
For dinner I had a salad with some great fresh veggies - cucumber, asparagus, raddachio, cherry tomatoes, dark leafy greens - and it also had pan-seared scallops nestled inside of it for some protein. Scallops aren't as good as shrimp in terms of calories, I know, but I hadn't had them in so long, and I wanted to give myself a little protein variety. I love seafood.
They were delicious. I ended up eating about 2/3 of the greens because the bottom of the bowl was drowned in dressing and it was too tart for me -- forgot to ask for dressing on the side! D'oh! I'm usually good about that. I blame the slow service and my appetite!
I did my best guesstimate on calories, because I'm not sure what was in the salad dressing, though I'm certain it was some sort of vinigarette. Also, for the crab rangoon I grabbed some info off of another site for a similar restaurant, but I don't know how accurate it is, so yesterday is a guesstimation day. I'm CERTAIN I didn't go over-calorie, so I will count it as a win, and back on-track today for a lean-cal day!
Also, my back is feeling about 50% better, so I will probably do some form of exercise tonight for maybe a half hour -- I don't want to overdo it, but I don't want to lose my exercise rhythm...because when I skip, I quickly lose the workout motivation mojo. I'm thinking stationary bike with a back on the seat so I don't have to lean over...There is one (and only one) at the gym - hopefully I can score it!