Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Looking Up

Well it's day 2 of eating like I need to be eating to lose this layer of winter fat.

Which is good because I weighed in this morning at 155.6, and that's after a day of cleaning out a good deal of the water retention. I've got a ways to go to be where I want to be.

Last night I stuck to my guns and didn't eat carbs or junk or eat at night. I had dinner at 8:30, which was late but it actually helped keep me away from the middle of the night junk, I think. I had a cheese stick while putting the kids to bed because I was about ready to pass out from hunger, and then dinner was 6 oz. salmon with handful of broccoli slaw, mixed with T light mayo, 2 T lemon juice, and 3/4 tsp curry. I eat half and save the other half for another meal. It's yummy, quick, & healthy. I had 2 cups of diet jello (10 calories each? are you kidding? what a deal) for my snack & went to bed. In bed. Not the family room couch.

And I slept all night, without the aid of a xanax or benadryl. I don't know how that happened. Especially since I fell asleep at 10:30 which is about an hour or so earlier than usual.

Then I woke up this morning at 6:15 a.m., and made it to work by 8:30. Woohoo! I know for the majority of you, this is a joke. But y'all know I'm not a morning person and have no one enforcing my work schedule, so 8:30 is a big deal around here for me. :)

This afternoon is sunny & "warm"--as in 35 degrees. So I'm running, hopefully 5 miles. I can't wait.

My Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD came in today (love Amazon, love it), so I'll check it out tonight. Gotta figure out a way to work that in on 3 or 4 mornings a week. It's ONLY 20ish minutes. For crying out loud, I just need to suck it up and get up in the morning.

The kids are in school, and they are healthy except for winter colds that cropped up yesterday. I've stuck to making meals at home and we aren't eating out. I even vacuumed my floors last night! (that's a big accomplishment, haha)

So that's all the good details going on with me. I feel like things are looking up, at least for now.


Jill said...

Heehee "most excellent" - a throwback from Bill & Ted days?!?!

Party on dude.

The Running Knitter said...

I ordered that same DVD today. :)

MCM Mama said...

Glad things are looking up for you! Keep up the good work!

debby said...

I ordered the shred too, Laura! What a good day you had.

MizFit said...

and now it's day three.

cheering you on from texas...

Marcy said...

I've heard Jillian is killer ;-)

Helen said...

Gotta get the broccoli slaw recipe! I'm slooooowly reading the Crack book and it's super interesting...I can't believe that after all these years of weight issues that there is actually information in there that is new to me! :-)

Of course, putting it into practice is going to have to wait until February since it's vacation and birthday season...