So it’s been about two months since I got back into tracking my food (using a tracker on SparkPeople) and since I started bringing lunches to work from home. I’m down 12 pounds from the highest number I ever saw on the scale. That high number was really a blip of about 4-5 pounds higher than the number that the scale had been hovering around for the past several months. But…blip or not, it was shocking to me. And it spurred me to do something about it.
I feel silly now that I resisted bringing my lunch from home for so long. It’s made it easier for me to track my eating and to eat lighter. I don’t wonder what and where I’ll eat every day, and I don’t feel guilty afterwards about what I ate. I also save a lot of money. I usually eat lunch at my desk. I thought I’d hate it, but I don’t.
The lack of routine on weekends makes them tough, but I still try to track what I eat. My bf, who has always been thin, has actually started to get a bit of a gut, so he’s just starting to consider watching what he’s eating and even using his gym membership. This can only help me. :) Last night I tried spaghetti squash for the first time ever. I liked it, it was easy to make, and I would definitely have that again in place of pasta. Bf made himself some pasta, but tried a couple bites of my squash and was surprised he actually liked it. Maybe next time he’ll have it too.
I still have to get on the ball with making sure I have foods in the house with which to make my lunches, but I generally make do, even if I have to bring a frozen entree. So far, everything’s very basic, but easy for me to assemble. Bf teases me about all the little containers I pull out of my backpack when I get home from work. :D In addition to making sure I have the foods in the house, it would also be nice to have everything assembled the night before so I’m not rushing in the morning. It’ll happen.
Exercise…still not back in the groove yet. But I do have a punch card that has 15 classes left on it to use up by Jan. 6th, and I’m loathe to waste the money I spent on that pass so I know I’ll use it up. Yes, I know that it’s not a huge challenge to do 15 classes in 10 weeks, but it’s something. As I’ve thought before - it’d be nice to supplement that with at-home exercise…also not happening. I might have to get some dumbbells from the basement and do some exercises while watching tv. Another habit to develop. Or rather, re-develop. Back before DVRs, I used to do exercises during the commercials. Now we just fast forward through them…