Happy April 1st! It seems like yesterday that we celebrated the new year!
When I weighed in on Friday, I actually had lost weight for the week. However, by this Monday morning, my weight shot up to another new high.
I feel terrible. I feel like I’m hobbling around like a pregnant lady, except that I’m not pregnant but I’ve just put on weight rather quickly. I am more tired. I am feeling the effects of obesity.
I’m not going to dwell on the failures and the negative aspects of what has gotten me here, nor am I going to write about what’s going on in my head. I actually started a personal diary where I will delve into those things. This blog has lost the anonymity that it once had and instead, writing about these things makes me feel like I will be judged, whether I actually am or not! The truth is, anyone can find this blog on the internet and I’m not so sure how comfortable I’d feel if certain people read about my deepest thoughts and feelings. So from now on, if I feel I come across something revealing I will share it here. Otherwise, you won’t have to read EVERYTHING anymore.
Someone commented with some great advice a while back, so I found it on Pinterest—loved it.
I’m going to try to keep this in mind. It’s so true. Feeling depressed, out of control, anxious, tired, and obese is very hard. And I’d rather deal with a hard workout or feel the triumph of resisting a hard temptation.
For breakfast, I ate an egg, Ezekiel toast with almond butter topped with a sliced banana, and skim milk.
After hubby left, I did dishes and laundry and finally decided to go back to bed for a while. I was having a really hard time waking up.
And then I got ready for work. While working, I drank my coffee with creamer.
On my break, I ate a light string cheese.
It was a busy day at work, so I was stuck doing my old job for most of the day.
For lunch, I ate leftover stir fry from the weekend.
And finished it up with fresh strawberries.
After lunch, I sipped on some tea.
On my last break, I ate an apple with peanut butter.
And had another cup of coffee in the afternoon.
I contemplated whether it was warm enough to go outside or not, but the sun was shining and I was craving the warmth of the sunshine, so I headed outside for my walk. I bundled up and it wasn’t too bad.
Hubby and I went for a walk every day since Friday. It was so nice to be outside again. I’ll post some pics, from one of those walks, sometime this week.
Here is the data from my Garmin:
I look forward to comparing that to where I am in a month or two. Same thing with when I go for a run soon. 269 calories is a lot to burn for a walk!
When I came home, I headed out the door again to go grab a few groceries and things. I’m having visitors this week, so I wanted to come up with a lower calorie dessert and have some muffins available if they want them for breakfast. Here’s what I bought. Just a few random things we can use.
When I got home, I decided to fire up the grill for a salmon burger. I have missed grilled food! We pulled out the grill this weekend for the first time this year.
I found these salmon burgers at Sam’s Club.
I ate my salmon burger on a 80 calorie hot dog bun, cut in half. I also topped it with a slice of gouda, light Miracle Whip and ketchup.
I made a side salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, feta, chopped pecans, and homemade ranch dressing.
After supper, I started cleaning the house, doing dishes, and finishing up the laundry. I got a lot done!
I also baked these cupcakes:
I baked 20 of them and they come out to 87 calories each. Not so bad for a dessert. I’m going to try one tonight and I’ll let you know how they turned out!
It feels good to have an on track day under my belt. One day at a time.