Ha! NOT so blah week!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
So there I was, having blown off exercising last week except for one day, and having eaten about 8 meals at restaurants.
I was fully expecting to have gained weight when I hit the gym this morning (hmm, it's after midnight, so I guess it was actually yesterday morning!).
Instead, I've lost another pound. This is not just water weight - I've always been good about drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses a day.
I suppose, even though I _have_ been eating out, I've been careful in what I picked. NOT the healthiest meals, necessarily: I was at a Johnny Rockets on Valentine's for lunch, and wound up eating TWO of the burgers with bacon and cheese; followed by dinner at a Thai place on the same day - at least I couldn't eat much of that, because everything my friends ordered was sweet and that's one flavour I do NOT like in my meals - unless it's actually dessert. :)
No desserts this week, though - just wasn't in the least bit tempted even when others did order dessert. Interesting - I'm now at the point that I won't eat dessert unless it's something that I consider truly worth it - a chocolate truffle isn't enough, chocolate mousse aggravates the lactose intolerance, I guess a really good chocolate cake would be about the only thing I'd splurge on right now.
I'm getting better at limiting carbs (I was eating way too much rice!) and choosing more fiber-rich carbs like whole-grain breads and brown rice instead. Even at home, I'm eating less rice (I haven't had rice at home even ONCE this week, come to think of it!), and instead I'm eating whole-grain breads, and less often!
So, this is what the journey looks like. It's a fun one.
I've discovered that the President's Choice Jamaican-style Ginger Beer is absolutely fantastic - reminds me of what my mum made a couple of times when I was a little girl and she was busy experimenting! Unfortunately, it's rather high in calories, so I only have it once in a while.
I've rediscovered the ability to say "no" when eating out with friends and family - as well as the ability to say "yes". This afternoon, I headed out for a late dimsum lunch with my brother and his family - it was almost 2 by the time we were seated, and I was starving (I'd worked out HARD this morning!). They were all done, but I was still hungry - so I actually snagged a couple of extra dimsum dishes from the carts and ate them - not something I'd have done a couple of months ago: I'd have been too worried about them thinking me a pig. :) Now, I KNOW I need the extra calories sometimes, and I'm not going to resist too hard. :)
Hah. For saying that, I'll probably find I put on 2 pounds by the time I weigh myself tomorrow. Right. Later this morning I mean.
Once I've actually gone to bed and woken up. And that's another fabulous bonus: I'm back to sleeping 8 hours a night! It's been at least 5 years since that was normal for me, so this is a HUGE bonus. And at least part of it is due to exercise, so I'm getting right back to exercising this week.
Ramble, ramble. :) I'm done.