Breakfast this morning was one cup of non-fat Greek yogurt (3 points) with ½ cup Kashi GoLean Crunch (3 points) and some honey (2 points). I had a banana (0 points) before my recumbent bike workout because I was feeling empty. This did not last me quite as well as when I put a whole cup of cereal in it, but still pretty good. I was trying to budget my points a little.I got to work not really knowing what to expect. Looks like my life is going to involve less work, at least for a while.
I don’t know what is wrong with my mood lately. I am just a little low. I need to get my fire back. We ended up having the most beautiful day, weather-wise, yesterday. The forecast had been thunderstorms all day, but that didn’t happen. I didn’t get home from church, etc. until 3:00 or after. I didn’t get out to enjoy the weather until after 6. It was so beautiful, but I just wasn’t feeling like getting out. The plan is to walk Cas at lunch today and try to do some kind of workout tonight. I really want to move past this plateau (if I haven’t already). I think that will improve my motivation. Thankfully, I have still stayed on track with my eating (although it was a little rocky Saturday), even while feeling this way. Pushing past this preliminary goal will put me in territory I haven’t been in in a long, long time, so I really want to get this done. I hope as I get into workouts, I will start gaining some momentum. That’s what usually happens. But this is a tough mental struggle right now, for some reason. Probably still burn-out. I hope I can take a couple of days off in the not-too-distant future. And then a real vacation in the Summer.When I do have more time to have a life, part of me is saying – oh no, now I have no excuses! I’ve been putting things off for so long, it gets to be a habit. Sometimes you can make so many plans to “live life” that you never actually live it. It will be a new learning process for me. I just know I am not entirely happy with the way things are.
I am now back from lunch (got to go!). I was getting hungry, so I had a few baby carrots before I left. I walked Cas and then had lunch of a wrap with tuna salad (5 points) and some Pop Chips (2 points). When I got back to the office, I had about 3/4 cup strawberries (0 points). I think I am budgeting my points a little too well. I still have 20 points left at this point. We will see how it goes. Dinner tonight is steak and a baked potato, so maybe I want to save most of those, if I can.The weather was absolutely beautiful. It was warm enough to make me work up a sweat. Cas even did a little better today. He started into a couple of episodes, but I was able to get him calmed down fairly quickly. Seems like he was listening to me a little better today. I hope that continues!
I wore my Easter outfit yesterday. It did not fit quite as well as I hoped, but my girls said I looked “sexy.” I’m not sure if that’s the look I needed for a Sunday morning Easter service, but okay. I know what they meant. I meant for us to take pictures, but this is all I ended up with. I would like to have about 10 more pounds off before wearing it to work. I wasn’t counting on plateauing for the last 3 weeks. But I wore it! I just need to get 2.8 more pounds off to hit my preliminary goal. I really want to do that this week. Then I can finally get my hair done. My daughters got this color job done on their hair they called “ombre” – darker roots tapering down to blonder tips. I told them that’s what mine was now. My hair has grown out so much since I last got it highlighted, it’s getting close to that. But my gray is showing more than I would like. However, at church yesterday, a man I have been acquainted with for many years (used to be more of my ex’s acquaintance) came up and asked my girls (playfully) if I was their sister. So I guess I’m doing okay. ;)Speaking of which – do you think I will get wrinkles when I lose my weight? I hope not. I have always had at least the young looks going for me. I actually get asked quite a bit if I am my daughters’ sister. (I am perfectly okay with this!)
My snack was Dannon Light & Fit Cherry Greek Yogurt (2 points). That’s all I had time for. I got to leave before 6:00, so I got to go to lunch today and got home before 6. Woohoo! Dinner was a 3-1/2 oz. steak, a medium baked potato (4 points) with Weight Watchers processed cheese (like Laughing Cow) – jalapeno flavor (1 point), and some sauteed Brussels sprouts (which did not turn out very well, so I didn’t eat that much of them). I still had 9 points left after that! So I had some crackers (6 points) and a Weight Watchers ice cream bar (2 points). Later I had some frozen cherries (0 points). It seemed like I got a lot to eat today – I guess because I saved so many for the end of the day.I took Cas for another walk while I was waiting on my baked potato. I can’t believe walking the dog is 1 activity point for every 10 minutes. But that’s what it says. I walked Cas a total of 70 minutes today, and 20 minutes on the recumbent bike for 9 activity points. That seems like a lot, for nothing very strenuous. That doesn’t count walking to work and back twice today.
That’s it for today. I’m going to try to get a little cleaning done before I go to bed. I still haven’t gotten my prescription! Thank goodness for my friend who loaned me a couple. She has the same prescription, except less potent. I waited until I was feeling withdrawal to take anything. I hope to get through tonight without having to take another one.