I felt good going into WI yesterday. The only day I didn’t track was on 4th of July. But here’s the thing. I made the food. I wasn’t at a BBQ where I pigged out on potato salad, and had one of everything from the dessert table. We had ribs (I had 4 “bones”) an orzo salad, corn on the cob and mini angel food cakes (3 points each) with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
I had a two point breakfast that day, and made a shrimp cocktail picky tray for lunch for us to share. I did have some cheese, I did have wine, but I had 20 points going into our dinner, plus my weekly 35 smart points, so I felt it was okay to relax a bit.
I walked FIFTY miles last week. And I finished Day 10 of Insanity the night before. So it stung a bit to see a rise on the scale.
I posted this on my Instagram page, and everyone is telling me that it’s water weight, or muscle building. This is where I need to dig deep and keep doing what I am doing. The old me would just say F it, and go back to eating anything and everything. But I’ve got goals, I am steering my boat forward, and I’ll eventually get to goal.
I wore my weekly weight watchers outfit to WI, so when I got to work I got dressed. I do feel smaller and tighter. Not so jiggly if you know what I mean. At 164 pounds I am still 34 pounds higher than the highest weight for my height, which is 130. That is not my goal by the way. My goal is 140, I think that’s maintainable at my age. So I still have 24 pounds to go, but if I just keep on keeping on, I could hit goal by the end of the year! And your welcome for the bathroom selfie 😀
I then put my breakfast together. It’s funny because since I am relatively new to this firm, and since our move have new people on my floor that I didn’t know before, they are always like “did you just make that here?” Um, dud! I kid – but this was delicious – One cup of scrambled egg whites (1), topped with 4 tablespoons of my homemade blackbean and corn salsa (2), Joseph’s pita (1) and 1/2 a mini container of Wholly Guacamole (2).
I went back to the WW meeting at lunch – the topic was being assertive. It was interesting to see what people said when the leader asked what you thought of someone who was assertive – some words were: bossy, demanding, jerk even! But some people associated assertive with positive notes: confident, self-assured, bold even. Don’t be afraid to ask what you want! Whether that’s a little less t.v. time at night so you can go walking with your family, or how to order your dinner at a restaurant – it never hurts to ask!
I normally get my curry chicken at Rock n Roll Thai at the Farmers Market on my way back to my office, since I don’t have time to put anything together. They were out of it, so I got this char siu pork noodle dish. After picking it apart and putting it into my WW app, that portion there is 10 points.
After I took more than half the noodles out, that easily could be another 8 points! I brought those home for Hannah because I knew she’d like them.
I can’t believe I am asking this, but what vegetable is this?? Spinach? Bok Choy? The top is leafy like spinach, but the stalk was kind of thick – it was delicious! I need to make this at home, but double the veggies 😀
My blood sugar was all over the place yesterday. As I was leaving the office it was 72. I knew I wanted to do Insanity when I got home, so I had two tablespoons of granola (yes I have measuring spoons/cups at my desk!) and a banana for 2 points.
And ate an apple on the train ride home. I pulled up the beach body app and saw that it was Pure Cardio last night – that made me nervous! It wasn’t until last night after I worked out and finally printed out the monthly calendar that I realized I’ve been doing the workouts out of order – I was going in the order listed on the app, so last night should have been cardio recovery – so I’ll be doing that one tonight, then will be back on track.
My favorite part of pure cardio? The football drills – wide stance jog, turn to the right, turn to the left, go into a starting race stance, then sprint! I used to be a sprinter in high school, so I love that part.
Dinner was quick and easy – I had leftover Greek chicken so made a Greek chicken pita (1), 4 ounces chicken (3), tablespoon of tzatziki (1) and spinach, radish and red cabbage with strawberry and blackberry fruit salad Hannah made.
I don’t always check my blood sugar right before bed, I switch it up. But I got up to go to the bathroom around 12:45 and I felt . . . off. I checked my blood sugar and it was 422! Jesus. I never checked it after working out, and while usually at that time of night, my blood sugar goes down, it may have spiked for no reason at all. So I took some fast acting insulin to bring it down. And an hour later work up and it wa 68. I ate two oranges and went back to bed. And woke up an hour later and it was 55. So I ate two more oranges. This morning when I woke up? 311! So crazeballs.
And just so you know, I do email these strange anomolies in my blood sugar to my doctor. Just some days diabetes likes to take control and I have to punch it in the face 😀
So we made it to Friday! It’s a gloomy day this morning. My sister has been, ahem, “off-plan” for the last few weeks, and while today is Food Fun Friday, I am going to see if she wants to go to Food Rivival Hall – I have a taste for the Brown Bag Seafood Company Power Box – they have blackened shrimp over a quinoa/wild rice blend over baby spinach with lemon. Yum!
I have to balance it out because I am having pizza tonight – my pizza dough is on Day 10 in the fridge, it’s going to be extra delicious because of that. #drool
Hope your Friday goes by fast – enjoy the weekend!