|Mommy & Abby hanging out and taking a self portrait together.|
Here is my final post for today. I am feeling pretty good. I am hoping to use that as part of my reinforcement and not just weight loss....because I don't want to be deterred. We went to Mellow Mushroom tonight and both Sheldon and I did (kinda) good. We both drank water, I had a salad, and we shared an appetizer for our main meal a cheese bread muffalata. That is why I say kinda good. Who can be good with cheese bread. Oh by the way, I am totally guessing on the calories of the salad and bread....as Mellow Mushroom doesn't give out their calorie/nutrition information. I found at a couple of sites that a slize of their 10 inch cheese pizza is only 170 calories. I was thinking that total wasn't too bad, but also that it didn't sound right. Found a site that gave me a little more insite....they were using the calculations based on 8 slices of pizza, not 4. Big difference.
I walked this morning, 6800 steps and then after dinner while Sheldon & Abby watched Mickey Mouse clubhouse I bundled up and went for another short walk of 4400 steps. So I am feeling good about that. I am noticing that I do better when I just count steps and not "think". I have been diagnosed borderline ADD and my mind goes crazy all the time. I originally thought it would be nice to be able to think and exercise. Maybe focus on what I want to write. (I am a wanna be writer.) But all my mind does is think (over and over again) about lossing weight and I worry that if I don't lose then I will obsess over that and not do anything. That is something I notice about myself, I am a perfectionist but if I cannot be perfect then I don't want to do it. I also compare myself to other people...all the time. I know that I am my only comparison but it is hard to change that.
So this 1,2,3,4 and 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 stuff really helps. I notice I am more relaxed and I walk a bit farther. So I will let you know if that continues or not.
I also have to say, I am so excited for Monday as I want to see if what I have been doing will show up on the scale or not. Which is hard because tomorrow we are going to a faculty/almuni homecoming breakfast. So 2 meals out in a row. Hopefully I will eat sensibly and not over indulge too much.
Friday, November 5th
Spinach/blueberry/banana/yogurt/milk/orange juice smoothie
Jimmy Dean breakfat sandwich
Mellow Mushroom Salad w/ bacon/cheese/ranch dressing
Cheese bread muffalata w/olives
WW Icecream Bar
Workout (6800 steps) Morning Walk
Workout (4400 Steps) Evening Walk