Yesterday was not the best day. It was one of those days when you feel the world caving in on you. I'd planned to set up my FitBit last night, but instead, found myself opening that bottle of wine I mentioned a few days ago. After 1 1/2 large glasses, I was feeling it in a big way. Did it change my mood?No. What a bummer. I don't drink wine often, but usually it relaxes and warms me. It was surprising that yesterday wasn't a great day as it was the first
Sunday of football. As far as football goes, it went pretty well. The Seahawks pulled off a tough win in the Eastern time zone. And I won 4/5 of my fantasy teams.
So, last night I was disappointed with myself, as I was sure I sabotaged myself before I even started. I knew I'd be feeling it a little bit in the morning, and I had a terrible night's sleep. But I was proud of myself this morning, for not giving into my excuses. After I got the boys on the bus, I set up the FitBit. It was super easy. I then cleaned up the house, and then took Jesse to the park.
We walked for a total of an hour. The walk is beautiful, as half of it was alongside the Yakima River, while the other half was next to a lake. I let Jesse jump in, in a couple areas of the lake to cool off. It was a beautiful walk and very head clearing. I was really excited to see how many steps I'd taken by noon today. We then came home and I got a few more things done before showering and going to p/u Cal from school. Cal had swim team tryouts today. He made the team. Yay! He's still in the beginning level, which he really wants to get out of, but he'll get there. After swim, Cal and I went to the store and got some veggies. Well, honestly we also got steak as that's what he wanted for dinner. It's tough being the only vegetarian in the house.
It's before 7, and I'm at 12,000 steps. I also made the goals the FitBit had set for me for active minutes and calories burned. I have a friend that uses this too, and she could see my progress and sent me a couple of nice, encouraging notes on there today. Physically, I'm a little sore. I especially feel it in my bad knee. But, it's not too bad! Mentally, I feel out of this world. I feel really good. I feel totally inspired. I'm so motivated and excited right now. I'm going to ride this train. It's time. I weighed myself this morning, and while it's not more than my heaviest (although it's within striking distance), my self-esteem is the worst I've ever had. Even with that, just this feeling of today, allowed me to wear shorts. Yes, I wore shorts...in public! It's not pretty, but I'm proud of myself.
My eating isn't ETL today, but I feel good about it. I'm giving myself to get prepared for ETL, while trying to be mindful of what goes in my mouth. Since my journey begins today, I'll go ahead and journal what I ate. It will be good for me to look back on.
Wishing you all a fantastic day and night,
8:00 Smoothie (almond milk, banana, frozen blueberries, flax seed)
12:00 Subway Footlong (wheat bread, pepper jack, avocado, heavy spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pickles, black olives, and honey mustard dressing)
2:30 Choc Chip Cliff Bar
6:00 Baked potato with
small amount of Smart Balance Light and small amount of cheese, BBQ