I guess this week is just going to be a series of challenges to my new lifestyle, and I’m determined to come out feeling stronger for them.
Today’s challenge is a meeting with colleagues who drive me totally nuts. These are the stress people, the ones who make me think “cigarette” or “chocolate” or “beer” over and over again whenever we get together (which is a lot, unfortunately). If I were keeping a life journal, I suspect I’d find everything in my life and lifestyle was just swimmy until some encounter with these folks turns my calm blue ocean into a tidy-bowl maelstrom.
And a few hours after this meeting, I’m meeting a colleague from the library at the local brew pub for a drink…during the cheap appetizer hours. So I’m going to have to fight not to over-indulge in the food or let the beer I’m planning to have as my afternoon snack turn into a weakened resolve & a pack of smokes.
Okay, today’s goals, aside from writing various things for my meetings today and surviving the one terrible meeting, are to run the C25K program, eat healthy, and fight the stress. And last night I saw a program on Discovery about “the Truth about Food,” and I want to incorporate more protein into my diet cause apparently it keeps you satiated longer. This program was followed up by a couple of those Dr. Oz shows that illustrate people getting fit, healthy, and thin by eating healthy, exercising, and finding ways to avoid the stress (what an interesting approach to weightloss…when do they take the magic pills or drink the special slimming shakes?)
It was a timely show & especially nice to wake up to Feathers’ rant about so-called diet foods and how she’s giving them up!
Breakfast: 1 egg scrambled (70) with 2 slices whole wheat bread (80), 6 grape tomatoes, and 1 tbs lite butter (50) [subtotal: 200]
Lunch: big salad with bleu cheese & low cal. honey mustard dressing
Snack: let’s call snack 2 beers today
Dinner: chicken quesidillia (sp & calories?)
Snack: call this one beer #3
Exercise: C25K program–3.34 miles in 50 mins.