Alrighty, so I may be feeling a wee bit impatient to see some results of losing over 5 lbs. It is my curse that I need to lose a lot of weight to see results. Conversely, I can gain a lot and not show it as much. Of course, when I am trying to LOSE, it bites me in the ass. Curses!! I think my new mantra needs to be "Patience, patience." But, I don't want to be PATIENT, I want to be THINNER!!!!!!
Deep breaths. Inhale. Exhale.
Today I didn't have too much trouble with hunger. I ate breakfast, snack of grapes, and lunch as usual. Oh, can't say I miss the carrots, but today was the end of the grapes. Unless I drag my lazy butt to the store, I will be back to the orange stuff. Blah, I say, blah! After work, I decided to see if Jason wanted to go shopping with me, then out for dinner. I wanted to buy my friend's little guy a birthday present, and I just couldn't bring myself to cook dinner. Sometimes it just takes too much effort to decide what to make, then actually get the lead out and make it. We went to this family-style restaurant we like called Rickey's. I was torn about what to order, as seems to be usual these days. I decided to just stick to portion control....and ordered a roast beef sandwich. I couldn't believe that there appeared to be TWO sandwiches on my plate when the food arrived. It wasn't hard to only eat one of them. I had a few fries...left about half on the plate. Jason, brave soul, was very hungry today and took it upon himself to finish my food for me. It was kind of funny with our drinks too. We both ordered a "very large water", and we must have convinced the waitress we meant business, 'cause she brought out a whole pitcher for us. I wasn't really all that full after dinner, but I didn't feel hungry at all in the evening after. Hmmm....is this progress?!?!
I think that it's getting easier to make myself work out at night. Aww crud... now I've done it. Probably jinxed myself! I waited for dinner to digest and got my butt on the bike. I decided to get 30 solid, intense minutes in since I only did the walk yesterday. Must have done it, 'cause I was a bit rubbery and red in the face after. Such a good look for me.
Closing in on two weeks now, and the scale hasn't budged. I know I predicted this, but I kind of hoped against hope that it might actually move a bit. I am going to try to two longer workouts on Saturday and Sunday, so we'll see. Tomorrow, I have my friend's son's birthday to go to...lots of food there for sure. Going to have to restrain myself and not just "graze" on crap all day and top it off with b-day cake! Uh uh, not gonna do it!
I don't know if it is this blog, my desire to be fitter and thinner, or what, but I feel VERY determined these days. I also feel like I can do this for a long time. Still haven't missed a day of exercise! Yay me!!
Stats for the day:
Exercise: 30 min. high intensity