Sundays are traditionally my day off. I have not walked since last Saturday and it's killing me. I could probably go out today and walk since the snow has stopped. Argh...still can't believe I had to clear off my car to go to Church this morning.
The good news is that I really feel much better. I still woke up coughing and stuffy, but It was way better than the last week. I think I may be kicking this thing finally. I know I need to get used to walking in the cold and today certainly counts, but I'm going to wait and walk tomorrow at the mall. This is a really hard decision for me, but I would rather take precautions.
I've mentioned before that it takes 3 weeks to make something a habit. Unfortunately, it takes less than that to drop a habit. My body is remembering the laziness. The Former Fat Girl feels like she's trying to make a come back. Remember me? You used to love being lazy. You used to love laying around watching movies and doing nothing. Just one day. Come on. You can do it.
I spent most of the day yesterday writing, but I did make sure that I got up and walked around the apartment a lot. I should have drank more water, but it is cold and our heat is not working..argh. They are coming tomorrow to look at it. I drank a lot of hot drinks yesterday. They were water based so that's gotta count for something.
I will admit that yesterday was not one of my better days. Just as eating too much is bad for you, not eating enough is just as bad. For lunch I made the Boca chicken patty with sauce and cheese again. It's so tasty, but that was it. I didn't have anything with it. For dinner I had a soy burger and some veggies. Between the two it was only 500 calories. NOT Good. Sure I had the mini candy bars earlier, but that is not good. I didn't do it on purpose, but the past two days haven't been fun. I thought I was having heartburn, but I think I have acid reflux. So eating has been sucky. It's felt like someone was sitting on my chest for a half hour after I eat.
I was hungry all day though. So I ate animal crackers. I didn't think I ate that many, but when I looked at it this morning half of the bag was gone. Oops. Don't eat and write! I got in the zone and didn't pay attention. haha.
So fast forward to today and I needed to do something. After church I was going to go to Panera for a soup bowl. Nothing tastes better on a cold day than the Bread Bowls at Panera. I changed my mind while I was driving though. I definitely needed something heartier. I did not want to be hungry all day again. So I stopped at Wawa and was going to get a small turkey hoagie. It's football day and I wanted something fun. Then I saw it! The Gobbler is back....my eyes glazed over and I started to salivate. It's my favorite! Hot turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy on a hoagie roll. I got it on wheat and it was only 6 inches. I quickly texted my Gobbler buddy to tell him (he's also my Shamrock shake buddy) and his first response: Is that allowed by your blog? Shut up Kenny! I want one! :-)
It was so good. My belly is full and I can put the animal crackers away. The good news is that I haven't felt the heaviness on my chest so I think it was from all of the coughing. Either that or my body is rejecting Soy...we'll find out after dinner tonight.
On a fun note I wanted to share something. I have a lot of form fitting shirts that I have been reluctant to wear with jeans. Generally I would wear them with the lounge pants or my "fat" jeans. The past few weeks have been awesome though. I have found myself wearing them with jeans. For thirty years I only wore jeans with sweatshirts or sweaters that covered the waist line. Today I caught myself staring at my reflection. It's taking a lot to get used to this new body, but it's so exciting.
Have a wonderful day. You deserve it!
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