I have a different philosophy about Sunday. On Sunday, I relax the whole plan, but I do have to document my food. I don't do formal exercise, but I do have to stay active.
Yesterday morning, I got up, went to Weight Watchers, got my head screwed on straight again and came home. I played a video game with Dev and Raj for a while and we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch. I always get the same thing, the Taco Loco (made vegetarian) It's kind of like a taco salad. It has beans, lettuce, fajita veg, pico de gallo, a smattering of cheese some sour cream, radishes and green olives- all in a spinach tortilla. I never know how to count it, so I always count it like a taco salad. (about 17-18 points) I also carefully counted out my 16 chips and put them on the napkin so that I knew that was my serving of chips and I got no additional chips.
After that, we ran home and dropped off our leftovers, pat the dog on the head and headed down town to a street festival. We parked near a park, so we let Deven play on the play structure for a while. We walked around, bought a comic book for Deven, watched a children's band play a couple of songs, watched a couple of guys blow glass and headed back to the park to play for a while longer.
Then we went on home. We were all hungry, so I popped some popcorn. I topped it with olive oil and sea salt and had a glass of milk to round out my good health guidelines for the day.
For dinner, Raj and Deven ate some gross thing with hot dogs :( and I ate a stir fry of veggie crumbles and stir fry veg. I also had a chocolate pudding with some pineapple and had a couple of pumpkin beers to round out the day. I was still marginally hungry for some reason, but I chocked that up to the kind of residual hunger I always have after days of binging. I ignored it and drank a bit more water.
I used 14 extra points yesterday. I typically do this on Sunday. I aim to use no more of them this week, but might end up doing it, as I endeavor to finally start using my good health guidelines to my advantage.
I am determined to claw my way back on track and to keep this ship sailing in the right direction. I will make my goals. I get as many restarts as I need. One of my favorite bloggers, Aimee reminded me that this journey isn't about being perfect all the time, it's about making one decision at a time and usually making the right choices. I needed that reminder and I thank you, Aimee. You are the best :)
My dear friend from high school challenged me to do a half marathon with her next year. I don't know if it is even possible for me to be that fit, but I am going to give it my best. For sure.
Today, I started the day with 3 great choices.
Choice 1) I made my breakfast the night before. It was healthy and it was ready for me when I was ready for it. I used Kath's receipe receipe as a blueprint to make my own version of Overnight Oats. My differences are subtle. Mainly I didn't put the crunch in and instead of the nut butter, I put in some peanut flour. As I hopefully adjust my snacking needs downward, I hope to be able to switch it up and use the actual nut butter. In my opinion, this mix of food comes out to be incredibly delicious.
Choice 2) I woke up right away when the alarm went off. I went to the bathroom and put on a sports bra. I put in a workout DVD and did a 15 minute cardio workout. I know this isn't much, but it is a big start for me. I think it woke up my body in a really great way. Tomorrow, I will add in some strength training. I think doing this will keep me from talking myself out of exercise. I felt motivated to do this because I just woke up at my normal time, but because breakfast was already ready, I could take the time to do it.
Choice 3) As I mentioned earlier, I am really working on getting in my good health guidelines. I usually fall off on the milk requirement, so I made some Chai this morning and iced it and brought it to work.
I feel like I have made some excellent choices to start my day. After work, the dog and I are going to run C25k Week 5, run 1. I know I can do it, even as the program gets harder and harder. I am far stronger than I give myself credit for.
How about you all. What are YOU doing positive for you today?