This week got off to a rough start. Monday I just wasn’t feeling well so although I took photos of meals, I didn’t post at all. (I actually had a pretty good eating day and went to the gym for an elliptical workout Monday).
Yesterday was an emotionally-off day. This tends to trigger emotional eating – which it did. I binged on all my favorite things: hershey kisses, pizza, and oreos. I use “binge” loosely. Although I abandone dmy lunch for pizza, I held it together and only bought one plain slice. Usually I’ll go for the 2 if I am throwing in the towel. I also stoppe d myself from cleaning off the oreo box.
However in order to keep positive, I’ll highlight the successful part of the day: I went to the gym and got in a 45 minute eliptical workout. There is always that moment, on a 15-degree windy day, when you ar eleaving work, when you think “Or I could go home and go to the gym later”. I considered it, for about 5 minutes. Then I decided I’d fee better if I just went – and I went, and I did. And so if anything, at least I made one good choice yesterday that I am proud of.
While at the gym looking around I realized that going to the gym at 4:00 afterwork is bitter-sweet. It’s still a commitment, however it means I get to watch Oprah. If I were to have skipped the gym, I may have run errands, taken a nap, started dinner, etc. But by allowing myself to make time for me, I also get the double benefit of OPRAH time!
As I work out and look around, I notice that about 60% of the girls on the machines are laughing at the same times as I am – which means they too are watching Oprah. I just love that. Yay O!
After dinner last night D and I hit the malls to get him new work clothes. I bought a few cute items – Old Navy ha sa lot of adorable fitness accessories so I bought a bag to keep my Polar HRM in and a small aluminum water bottle because I am still one month later waiting on SIGG to send me my Christmas gift of a new bottle!!! So annoyed. I also got some yoga pants (perfect fit).
Of course I also needed to grab 2 sweaters to deal with this gnarly weather at H&M and Forever 21 – yay for supporting the economy.
Afterwards we hit the grocery store because D never has food in the house and was starving. I only grabbed a few items since I have been to the store about 5 times already. I bought Kashi Go-Lean Crunch Almond-Flax cereal, Kashi Go-Lean Honey-Almond chew granola bars, and a box of Smart Ones breakfast sandwhiches as a last minute go-to.
Kash Go-Lean Honey Almond Crunch: New favorite cereal! WOW! Now, I have a sugar cereal love, so this was amazing because it tasted just like my childhood favorite (and longtime removed) Smacks (the one with the frog) or otherwise known as “Golden Grahams” I believe? Well these have little chunks of them inside. OMG I am newly addicted! I have found many new food addictions this week – I’m in trouble. Am going to try the granola bar at the end of the day today but I have good expectations for it.
This morning I forgot my lunch (which I made) at home, so I bought a Dunkin Donuts Veggie Eggwhite Flatbread (only 290 calories). Usually not so bad but I’m going to have a super high sodium day due to microwave lunch, UGH. Oh well.
More after work! 🙂