Yesterday was a decent enough day. I did make a stop at McDonalds after karate, but I got a caesar salad instead of a burger, so that is progress right? I know today will be bad because I am planning on stopping by The Chicken Box Cafe for lunch so I can get some chicken gizzards. Hey! Don't judge me! I love those damn things and will miss them dearly once meat is off the menu. I'll hate myself for it later, but I will love it when I am eating it.
Karate was fun last night and sensei introduced us to some new forms of torture that ultimately lead to making me feel better. I wish I had started doing karate a year ago.
I forgot to weigh myself this morning so I don't know if I managed to lose any more weight, but I am feeling better and I think I have lost weight. My wedding ring has gotten loose enough on my finger that it slipped off without me knowing it. Luckily we found it and now I have a bandaid wrapped around one side so that it fits a bit better. I suppose if I keep losing weight I will have to get it resized and i'll have to get some new clothes. My pants are already falling off me, so something a little smaller may be in order.
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Yesterday was a good day on a number of levels.
As far as food is concerned I did well. No real snacking or fast food, just nice lite meals that filled, but didn't stuff me. Even in the evening when I was faced with the opportunity to have desert I opted for an Odwalla protein drink instead. It was sweet and probably had more sugar than I want to think about, but it was a healthy choice instead of a self-destructive one.
Karate was different. Instead of working on the moves I had learned, or learning something new, the whole class worked on stretching each other out. It was quite the adventure in pain and flexibility. I stretched in ways I wouldn't have thought possible and for the first time in years I was able to reach down past my toes and touch the floor. Doing that made all of the pain so worth it.
So this morning I weighed myself and the scale said 209.6. This is about five pounds less than what I remember weighing the last time I checked, so I'll take it. I'm going to restrict myself to a once a week weigh in so I don't spend too much time obsessing over the little ups and downs that happen on a daily basis. I figure that if I can lose a pound a week or so I'll be pretty damn happy.
I had a decent day yesterday and managed to stay away from fast food and sweets for the most part (I'll admit to a couple of cookies and some chocolate milk before bed last night). Dinner was hearty, but relatively good for me. Some split pea soup with potatoes, carrots and onions and some leftover ham. It was tasty even though it was a little thin. It hit the spot without overdoing it. I love big hearty soups and hope to have many more given the new diet.
Tonight is karate and I expect to feel whipped afterwards since it has been a week since my last visit to the dojo. I look forward to going and wish I had made it there on Monday. I have to talk with the sensei tonight to find out what it will cost for me to continue. Hopefully the price won't be too far out of reach and I'll be able to make something happen there.
Mangan Martial Arts Academy