I had previously made lunch plans for today with my boss for the all you can eat Chinese buffet.... I went in with a plan and stuck to it, though. I filled half my plate first with mellon before adding some shrimp and veggie angel hair pasta. I did succumb to the demons of the buffet by going back for a second plate, though. I had more shrimp, a little more angel hair and brocoli. Having the second plate certainly wasn't very smart, but overall it's a huge improvement from what I'd normally eat. I stayed clear of the fried foods. A huge drawback was the food made me super sleepy (added to the fatigue I already had from a terrible nights sleep). So, I drank a second soda today. It is what it is, and I'm not going to beat myself up over it. Going into this quest for weight loss this time is going to be different than my failures of the past. I know I won't be perfect, but I will keep working on improving my diet and putting my health first. I feel so freaking good...and it's only been 10 days of changing my diet. I pray this feeling stays with me, and that I can live up to the potential I know I have within.
Today was super crazy at work and tomorrow I will be in an all day meeting. Ugh. As I keep saying, this working for a living things sucks ass :) "But we do what we have to do, until we don't have to do it anymore," as a good friend of mine always says. Actually, I can't complain too much. I work with a great group of guys. My boss is pretty cool, too. She's become a friend. It's just really weird and nerve wracking, having your friend as your boss.
Have any of you done much kayaking or canoeing? Brian and I are thinking about trying to do it in the next week or two. I also have a friend that wants to take me somewhere in WI for some canoeing in a couple weeks. I'm totally jazzed. I really don't like working out. A.D.D. type symptoms make me crazy. I feel like I need to be doing other things and my brain fights with my body the whole time (if I'm in a gym or something). However, I love doing any sort of sport. I don't think of it as working out. That's the best type of way to burn calories (well second, anyway ; )
Hope you guys all have a great night. And remember, I'm not shitting you....hit those fruits and veggies. Even if you hate them (like I used to), start slow with the things you like. Before you know if, you're goal will be to fill half your plate with them. They are super filling, and leave you feeling a great about yourself and your choices.
5:30 Smoothie (water, spinach, flax seed, banana, mixed tropical fruit)
7:45 "Kind" bar (almond and coconut) they are really good, and have no gluten, dairy, etc., and a 20 oz Diet Coke
12:00 Chinese buffet (see above) with water
1:30 20 oz Diet Dr. Pepper
5:45 Baked potato w/ small amt of cheese, and Smart Balance, and a large salad (rommaine and iceburg) w/ lite honey mustard dressing, and some baby carrots
6:30 One small hard cookie (you know those small, cheap sandwich cookies)