Yesterday was gorgeous here in the Houston area. The temp was near 80. The sun was bright and shiny. The sky was blue without a cloud.
I did my BootCamp video then hopped on the treadmill for the C25K Week2Day2 walk/run session. It was easier than the first time I did it. Yeah, I still felt like giving up a couple of times but I didn't. After sweating all over the place I did my Shake Weight workout for the arms. That thing cracks me up but I do feel a burn in the arms if I shake it long enough. (no comments, please. LOL)
Breakfast: oatmeal with a banana and a SF Rock Star (Rock on, Houston!)
Lunch: homemade tomato soup and cheese toast mmmmmm Ultimate comfort food
Then it was time to take the kids to their 4H meeting. Rachel is in the Vet Tech Science program. I have to find a vet who will take her as a volunteer so she can watch and learn. Any one know a willing vet in the Houston area?
After the meeting, it was time for dinner. I was so hungry. I had a No Pudge brownie as a quick snack.
Once a week we go out to eat. At that meal I have whatever I want and don't count a thing. Some people call it a cheat meal. I just call it living. I never feel deprived that way. I never have to think, "Gosh, I'll never be able to have X again because I'm changing how I eat forever." It has worked for me.
Tonight we went to T-Bone Tom's in Kemah. It was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives on TV. Just for kicks I decided to order whatever I wanted but count the calories.
First we shared some fried pickles with Ranch. I had a few. Then I had the chicken fried steak finger basket. It had the steak fingers, steak fries, cream gravy and Texas toast. I had the toast, 3.5 fingers and some fries. To be on the safe side, I counted it as if I had eaten an entire chicken fried steak meal from Chili's.
After the meal, we all started feeling heavy and bloated. Guess our bodies have adapted to eating healthier foods. It wasn't food poisoning or anything like that. It was just a greasy, salty meal. It doesn't even sound good now. If I had it to do over, I would have ordered something else. Something a little healthier? Gasp!!
Perhaps my tastes are changing. My body sure is! When I woke up this morning (Saturday) it felt like I had a hangover. Can you even have a food hangover?
I don't feel guilty about going out. That's just something we do. But I did learn a lesson. :)
After our tummies settled a little last night, we had a family Wii tennis tournament. Chuck won. Then we had a Just Dance dancing tournament. OMG, that was hilarious!!! Rachel won! Then we all watched a movie together. A very nice evening.
This morning I got on the wicked scale just to read my fortune and it said +3 pounds. Now, I know that's just from the greasy, sodium-filled meal. It'll drop back down. But it is a good reminder.
Calories Burned: 2558
Calorie intake estimate: 2662
Calorie SURPLUS: +104 (I'll work it off)
I found my old weight loss journal from when I weighed 250. Wow. I didn't realize how far I've come. I'll share some quotes from it tomorrow.
Have a great Saturday!