Starting weight: 184
Weight loss to date: 21.5 pounds
Exercise Thursday: none
Hello everyone and happy Friday!
I’m glad the end of the week is finally here. After today, I’m off until Wednesday but don’t worry I will still post to the blog everyday. Don’t forget you can catch my “No Excuses” piece Monday morning on WAFF-48 News Today!!
In case you couldn’t tell from reading my post yesterday I’ve really had a difficult week with diet and exercise. I was telling my mom about it and she helped put things back in perspective. I told her I really felt like giving up but she reminded me that quitting isn’t an option. And, once again, she is right 🙂 I made a committment to myself and all of you that I would lose weight, help you lose weight, and get back to being healthy again. She did give me some good advice about taking a break now and then. Maybe that is what I need-a meal off. Not necessarily a day off from dieting because that can get out of hand and lead to overeating. I don’t want to undo all my hard work I just want a short reprieve. It’s kind of like being in jail and seeing the sunshine and blue skies out of your cell. The first thing that crosses your mind is “how do I bust out” but then reality sets in that crawling through razor wire for a taste of freedom isn’t really worth it. ha!!
Last night when I got off work I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to eat but I knew I had an overabundant amount of calories left. I found a bag of chicken wings and french fries in my freezer. That may sound like off-limits grub but it really isn’t, considering I have only had this once or twice while dieting. I put 6 chicken wings in a baking pan with very low-calorie hot wing sauce, 1 tsp of Splenda brown sugar, and the juice from a small can of pineapple. I baked those for 40 minutes. I counted out 18 french fries (120 calories. Good deal!) and baked those too. I had a squirt of ranch dressing on the side. It really was a good dinner and it fulfilled my calories for the day. That special little treat kind of helped ease my diet depression as it was something I enjoy eating but cooked in a healthy way.
This weekend is Easter. If the Easter bunny is paying you a visit this weekend remember those Peeps and Cadbury Eggs are sugary and loaded with calories. However, since Easter is only once a year why not treat yourself–just don’t go overboard.
Saturday morning Lisa and I will be going for a walk. Afterwards, I have an appointment to get my hair cut and highlighted. That is going to be my little reward for hanging tough! I might even indulge a little in some Mexican buffet.
Hope you all have a great Friday!