Good evening blog,
I have a confession to make. I’ve only been home for a few days now and see that I am already starting to fall back into old habits. Yesterday I went to visit my mother and had lunch with her at the local Swiss Chalet (chicken diner) and had half of an amazing club chicken wrap but instead of a salad I opted for a poutine which involves french fries, cheese curds and gravy. Ugh… I loved every minute of the meal but found I felt bloated and heavy after eating the poutine and regretted it for the rest of the day.
I came home later in the afternoon and for dinner I had a beef stew with a cheesy dill biscuit that I had made from scratch the night before. The beef stew consisted of loads of vegetables and a bit of beef I had in the freezer. No added salt or fats and I used the frozen ratatoullie I had made a few months ago as a tomato based sauce in the stew. The biscuits were made with unbleached, unenriched flour, butter, cheddar cheese, fresh dill from the garden, 1/2tsp salt, baking powder, baking soda, a bit of mustard powder, and enough milk to moisten the dough enough to roll out. This meal wasn’t the falling point but I wanted to include all that I’d eaten this day.
But where I really fell was in the evening sitting at my computer once again, playing a game and munching on chips and jelly-bellies. Then to top it all off, just before heading to bed, I fell prey to my old friend, the peanut butter and cheese sandwich. Don’t ask; just accept and move on…
So I hang my head in a momentary lapse of judgement and temporary failure and accepted that I too am only human and reavow with renewed vigor, to keep fighting this war against the bulge. I plan on going to the tennis courts with my son at some point soon, once the heat of the day is gone to show him that I’m not too old to beat him once again!
Weather: Hot, Hot, Hot, and very Humid
Mood: coming back to reality
Sleep: 5hrs did not sleep well. Woke up with a bad migraine headache
Physical: Feeling bloated and swollen.
Activities: Housekeeping- 9hrs = 2028cals & gardening 1hr = 338cals burned
Total Calories Allowed: 1726cals
Total Calories Consumed: 1714cals