Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday

Well, the scale said 182.8 which is up from my weight at the beginning of this challenge. But I'm okay with choices this weekend definitely led to this. My sister is an elementary school teacher and her big "life lesson" she tries to get through to her students is that you make choices and once you've made a choice, you have to live with the consequences of that choice. Basically, you're responsible for the consequences of your choices, not anyone else and not anything. (She always says this to her students when they are doing something they shouldn't be. She'll say "(Insert kid's name here), you have two choices. You can sit down and be quiet and stay in class with us while we do math or you can continue to talk and go see the principal. These are your choices." It's such a simple lesson but I've found if I think that about eating and working out, I make much better choices! Who knew that a 24 year old could learn something my sister tries to teach her 4th graders?? So, yes, I gained instead of lost but it was the choices I made that led to the gain. This week is different. I'm making much better decisions regarding food and the no alcohol on the weeknights really helps. It's like Randi said in her comment, it's not just the calories of the alcohol but it's the snacking and lower inhibitions that comes with the alcohol.

Last night I did really well. I'm super proud of myself! (pause while I pat myself on the back) We had steak tacos (made with flank steak which is one of the leanest cuts of beef). I cut up two peppers, half an onion, and a few mushrooms and sauteed them together with some taco seasoning. S doesn't like peppers so I knew he wouldn't touch my veggies! And then, I had 3 oz of the steak on a wheat tortilla with an avocado. I ate all of my steak (Can you tell I was raised on a farm? I love my beef!), 1/2 of the veggies and tortilla. And I was stuffed. About an hour later when I was counting up my calories, I realized I was under by about 250 calories and had two chocolate graham crackers. I was still under on my calories but I was closer to my daily target. I don't want to starve myself and screw up my metabolism so I really try to stay pretty close to my target. Anyways, I just had to share b/c I was so proud of myself about stopping when I was full and filling up on the veggies!!

Well, I have a project I want to finish today so that tomorrow I can slack off. I like my last day at work every week to be a little slower and not so rushed...I find that if my last day at work in a week is rushed, I spend my whole weekend keyed up and rushed. Oh, and I know tomorrow is Thursday but I have Friday off since I work an alternative schedule (I work 9 hour days and every two weeks I have an extra day off that I don't have to take leave for). Now, I'm just procrastinating on this mind-numbing project.

Later gator!

1 comment:

Sara said...

That choices thing - it is almost too simple to actually have ever thought of it. I'm definitely going to have to employ that tip! Thanks!