Eating for today was pretty on-par with yesterday. I had my cereal (All Bran Strawberry Bites...mmmm) and nutribar for lunch and carrots for a snack at work. By the time I got home, my belly was a-rumblin'. This after-work hunger thing really sucks! I feared eating more raw carrots would put me in the mind to never eat a carrot again, so I was quite relieved when I spied a nice little zero fat yogurt in the fridge, and had that. Dinner today was a nice surprise. Jason made it! Gotta love that! I think there are fewer calories in food you don't make yourself, yes? We usually share dinner-making duties, but when he makes stew, it's allll him. I just stand around and inhale a lot. The house smelled so good when I got home! So, I had bowl of beef stew with lotsa veggies: carrots, celery, green beans and potatoes. I know you've heard my stance on vegetables and may be wondering how I could eat that, but, thankfully, these are the ones I don't mind eating! We also had french bread (again...huh...maybe we are eating a bit too much of this stuff!) and I had two small pieces to soak up the yummy broth.
Again, I will say I am not dieting here. I am eating smaller portions and snacking less on fattening (but oh-so-delicious) food. Portion-wise I am really cutting back. In the past, I would eat until I felt really really full. Now, I'm trying to eat until I feel satisfied and no longer hungry. I am also trying not to eat when I'm not hungry...also very guilty of that. Boredom eating- I can't think of something to do, so I'll eat a cookie! Oh, I'm much more bored than that. How about 5? Watching TV? Eat some chips! Oh, I ate the whole bag without realizing it? Darn. I think we will try not to have the tempting food in the house to help with this.
Ahh exercise. Did I exercise today? Why, yes I did! Today is my work day two, so I decided to walk to the park again. Jason was off today, so I asked him- in a flash of brilliance- to come to the school and walk with me! Lucky me, I have a sweet hubby, and he said yes. :) I met him outside the school and we walked the park together. It was another beautiful day, too, so that was a bonus. Jason really liked the park...I hope he'll join me again whenever he can. The funniest part of our walk was seeing some of my students skateboarding. I could see that "teachers aren't supposed to exist outside of school!" look on their faces. I know I will be bombarded with questions on Monday. Like, "Was that your husband?" and of course, "Wow, how tall is he??" I love to weird-out the children.
Where was I? Oh yes, exercise! When I got home, I also fired up the Wii for some hula action. Gotta say, I really feel it in my abs!
One bad thing I discovered today....cheap-ass Payless "running" shoes are not the best thing to wear when walking on pavement. Yeah, I'm a little shin-splinty I think. I noticed about 1/2 way through the walk they were getting quite sore. I think I will actually have to spend some money on decent running shoes/cross trainers.
So that's day three done! Why do I feel like I've been doing this longer than three days? That may not be a good thing! I am already thinking that familiar thought, "Ok, so I'm working hard...when will I see results?!!?" Patience, Grasshopper, patience.
Oh, and I wanted also to mention that I got kinda misty-eyed yesterday after receiving some wonderful feedback from my friends. You all rock! I was a bit scared to share this, but now I am very glad that I have. :) Warm fuzzy feelings all around.
Stats for the day:
Exercise: 42 min. moderate intensity