Friday, February 1, 2008

Ahhhh, a chance to sit down!

I know I keep repeating myself, but life is SO busy these days, the days, weeks and months are just flying by. I suppose there's nothing I can do to stop it, but I am trying to focus on enjoying each and every one.

So sitting down to my lunch of homemade chicken soup, cottage cheese and fresh pineapple, and a yogurt (full fat, not this fat free crap). I actually went through the fridge in about 2 seconds to throw my lunch together cause I woke up late. It's funny how I used to panic about my lunches, and it had to be what I considered a l"unch" which was normally big, contained some sort of carb and what I felt was substantial. Now I just kind of throw together different things and eat them throughout the day. These days I pay more attention to making sure I get all my food groups and like I said earlier, less processed stuff, so the things I do eat make me stay full and satisfied for longer.

So I made it to the gym 3 times this week - and the nights I didn't go, was for good reason. Tuesday I was with the girls (just as important to my mental health as the gym is!) and last night I made my dish for tonight's potluck (which is being held at my friend's house in the neighbourhood, so the crazy snowstorm isn't going to stop me from trudging over carrying my stock pot!) and hit the sack after the longest day I've had in a long time (which FINISHED with an hour wait at the passport line to get my new passport for our trip to Florida!).

My WI this morning? Down 1.6 to 155.2 and feeling fan-freaking-tastic. Had a very balanced week, had a few treats (chocolate brownie split with the girls, The Works yesterday for lunch (opted for a chicken burger with sweet potato fries) but for some reason it seemed easy to make lower point choices for the rest of the day, like "I had a chicken burger with fries for lunch, so tonight I'll have a 2 pt homemade soup". I love it when you work the program - it feels SO good. Oh - and I updated my weight ticker thing - I like round numbers, so I figured I would set my goal at a nice even 40 lbs lost - so it makes my goal a little further away, but my previous one was a little high, but still completely realistic.

On a side note - we were out with friends and I was talking about our potluck tonight, saying how I was going to make this great Indian dish and my girlfriend said - Oh, they have these wonderful sauces you can buy at the grocery store and you just pour it over your meat and you're good to go. Which a few years ago, is exactly what I would have done. Now I would never buy bottled stuff like that... I love my girlfriend and know that that's what works for her, but just funny how different people view "cooking".

Well, I've just gotten the word that we are allowed to leave, so I hope everyone has a great weekend!

1 people had this to say:

Mina said...

oh I wish I was going home... but it stopped snowing up here for now, looks like you guys are getting the worst of it instead of us here in Barrie.

Have a fantastic weekend and congrats on a very successful low this week!

Cheers!