Wednesday, September 4, 2013

day #3

Well, dinner last night did not go as planned.  The place I was going to go to for my dinner is a 24 hour restaurant…except for Wednesdays between 1am and 6am.  Guess when I went.  That’s right.  Wednesday at about 1:50am.  I started working at 1:45pm on Tuesday, so as far as I was concerned, it was still Tuesday.  It didn’t even dawn on me that at midnight it became Wednesday.  I say this because I looked up their menu online and I made a note of their hours and it said that they were closed on Wednesdays between 1am and 6am for cleaning.  So, I went to the nearest place I could think of and ended up getting something completely unhealthy because I was too tired to think strategically.  I went to Taco Cabana and got a cabana bowl with ground beef (a taco salad, basically).  What I should have done, if I was insisting on going to Taco Cabana, was get chicken fajitas or some kind of just meat soft tacos.  Or, I could have gone a little further down the street to McDonald’s and gotten a grilled chicken sandwich with no sauces on it.  Oh well…hindsight, right?

Regardless of my unhealthy food choice on night shift last night…oh wait, there’s more.  I had 2 cookies because one of the nurses brought in 2 bags of cookies from this place called Tiff’s Treats.  I had a 2 snickerdoodle cookies.  They were soooo good.  But I should have said no.  Anyway, regardless of the choice to eat 2 cookies and a cabana bowl, I feel okay today.  I didn’t overeat, per se, last night, I just made a couple ill-thought-out choices.  There was one side effect…after 2 days of eating clean, my body was not happy with the junk food.  I had bad indigestion the rest of the night as a result. 

So, I’m back “on the wagon” again today.  I got off work at 6am and was home and in bed by 6:40.  Then I was up again at 12:15pm and getting ready for work.  I drank my protein powder with almond milk while I was getting my at work snacks ready and packed in my bag.  I stopped at Starbuck’s on the way to work and got a trenta sized iced coffee with skim milk and sweetener.  I should have specified sugar free sweetener because I think they used sugar and unless I’m eating a pastry or a dessert item I don’t like sugar. 

So, around 4pm, I ate my ff cottage cheese with some mandarin oranges in light syrup.  Then, around 6pm, I ate my 0% plain Greek yogurt with mixed fruit, granola and 2 stevia packets.  Oh, I forgot to mention, the granola is KIND brand and has quinoa in it!  And it’s only 130 calories for 1/3 cup, which is the perfect amount to put in my yogurt.  And then, at around 8pm I ate my sliced bell peppers.

For dinner, I stopped at the store on the way home to buy a couple avocados so I could smoosh and spread one on top of a grilled turkey burger patty.  YUM!  So, other than no exercise today, today was a 100% success.  And that makes me happy!

Maybe you’ve figured it out, but for the next month, while I’m getting myself back on track with my eating and my exercise, I want to be making daily posts to help keep myself accountable. 

Oh!  Guess what I did to myself.  I’ve been signed up to work overtime on the night shift on the 14th (next Saturday) for a couple weeks now.  So, then I make plans with the ladies from the day shift to have sushi on the 15th at 2:30pm.  That’s not a problem, I’ve done that turnaround before.  The problem is that I registered for a 5K (the Run With The Heroes 5K) the morning of the 15th.  Ugh.  Thank god it’s only a 5k.  I can go straight there from work, run it, hang out for about 30 minutes post-race and then head home and nap for a few hours, get up and go meet the girls for sushi.  Then, if need be, I can go home and nap…but I’ll probably just stay up and do something around the apartment makeover-wise.  I know I’ll need to do my weekly cleaning that afternoon…the vacuuming, scooping the cat boxes, change the sheets, do the laundry, Swiffer the faux wood floors, wipe down all the smooth surfaces in the apartment and dust.  That’ll take me a couple hours to do.

Oh, something I forgot to mention in yesterday’s check in was that I was offered cheese (and I LOVE cheese) by a co-worker during my regular working shift and I said “no.”

Something I should note each day is how I felt throughout the day.  Today, I was feeling a little frustrated and kept having urges to eat things I *shouldn’t* eat.  For instance, I wanted to ask a co-worker that ran to 7-11 to pick me up some taquitos, but I resisted and didn’t give in.  I felt frustrated and, therefore, vulnerable, today because of yesterday’s lack of success in choosing foods that were good for me and for not being able to exercise this morning, even though it couldn’t be helped.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness, I love Tiff's Treats cookies. I'm attempting to go without sweets this month pre-marathon, but yesterday was a disaster at work (my favorite defense attorney who I have retained on more than 20 cases gave her 2 weeks' notice) and I caved and ate 2 pepperidge farms cookies that were in the break room -- and they weren't even very good! If they'd been Tiff's cookies, I probably wouldn't have regretted eating them quite so much. It felt like I blew it for nothing. Ugh.


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