Yesterday was terrible!
I woke up later than I’d planned, 8:30; then read blogs for a couple of hours while waiting for my laundry to finish, realized I had errands to run (oil change for the car, yet another hold mail request, visit to the pharmacy), and I didn’t get on the road until 1:30, which got me to hubby’s around 11:00 last night.
& what a crazy food-filled drive it was. I stopped at the farmer’s market for OJ and blueberries, bought a chicken salad sandwich at my favorite lunch place (and a bag of chips, which was totally unnecessary), on top of which, I munched on roasted soy beans and about 1/4 cup of nuts & dried cherries. Ate 1/2 sandwich for lunch & other 1/2 for dinner, most of the pint of blueberries & most of the pint of OJ, but then I just decided around 9:30 that I was stopping for a cheeseburger & coffee & I didn’t even try to talk myself out of it. & I got in just a little over 2000 steps all day, so was burning next to nothing of what I consumed.
Here’s the ALL WRONG part of yesterday’s food fest: I decided to eat. I was bored to death on the car ride up…in the past, I would’ve smoked to pass the time, but no cigs for me anymore, so I ate and ate. It wasn’t all bad eating…I did make some healthy choices…but it was just mindless eating cause I was bored, which is something I thought I was through with!
Flash forward to 2:00 today & here I sit…no walk yet, no 10,000 steps before noon, no motivation, and hubby made waffles (the kind that rise over night) for breakfast. On the one hand, I know I can turn this around & get moving & salvage this day. On the other hand, I’m tempted to say “this day’s a wash already, too late” and just hang out & do nothing all day. UGH! Soclose was just talking about this: why can’t I be more consistent with my diet & exercise?
I was tempted not to post about yesterday & my lethargy today, but I guess I’m hoping I’ll chose the “turn things around” option & MOVE! Bare minimum, I need to get some green veggies into my body, stat! So I guess it’s off to walmart, which is usually good for at least 1,500 steps…then a nice walk with the dog along the portage. Okay, that sounds like a resolution. I think I just talked myself out of wallowing in yesterday’s failures & only making matters worse.
Okay, let’s do update…
Did okay getting back on the horse! Decided to visit the local supermarket instead of Walmart. Local has a pretty limited selection & higher prices, but it’s 3/10 of a mile uphill from here, so I worked the walk in by walking to the store. I think I talked myself into it cause I figured I’d only buy as much as I was willing to carry–although when he heard I was walking, hubby requested a couple of watermellons & a case of soda :).
Got home, had a lovely salad for lunch, and took the dog for a 3-mile walk along the portage. Light dinner of whole wheat pasta with sundried tomato pesto (thank you again, getupnow for that recipe) and a caesar salad with light dressing. Now hubby & I are out for a beach walk &, possibly, swim.
I’ll have to go back to the store again tomorrow, but I’m thinking of walking to the Co-Op instead as it’s about 1.6 miles uphill (most of the way) & will hopefully have a better selection…I’m thinking bean salad & chicken sausages for dinner tomorrow night.