Today was a much better day than yesterday. I felt hopeful all day, and I’m looking forward to getting some things figured out in the coming week.
I ate well today, drank a lot of water and exercised too. I tracked everything I ate, set goals for the week and starting accomplishing them. I just have to say that my Weight Watchers tracker makes me want to journal my food. It’s so easy. I can’t believe that it took me so long to remember how much I love writing everything down. I also noticed that I ate more fruits and veggies and drank more water because I enjoy filling in the boxes inside my tracker. 🙂
Earlier this evening I told Dad that I needed to have sushi. I eat sushi a few times per week when I’m at home, and I had not had it since I arrived in Oklahoma so we had sushi for dinner. Well, I had sushi and Dad had a beef dish. He’s not a fan of sushi, but he went because he knew I waned to go. It’s been nice spending one on one time with Dad…just saying.
Following dinner, I ate a junior frozen yogurt cone from Braum’s which was only 3 WW points and so satisfying. It’s amazing how much I can eat and still lose weight with a little planning.
Dad and I had lunch together today too. And I ate the first few bites of my salad before lunch quickly ended because I noticed a black bug on my fork. Dad watched me put my fork down. He examined the bug and said “you’re done, aren’t you?” Yep..I was definitely done. Ewe.
After “lunch” I headed to the YMCA and worked out for 40 minutes. I hit the elliptical hard and burned 400 calories while I was there. I plan to do the same tomorrow, but I’ll bring my swimsuit so I can swim laps as well.
I made my first pita pizza tonight after eating Sean‘s last week, and I have to pat myself on the back because it was incredible. The whole pizza, including the turkey pepperoni, was was only worth 4 WW points! It’s an excellent point value and definitely my new favorite snack/meal. The next one I make will have onions and mushrooms on it as well which will make it more filling without adding points. Don’t ask me why I put only 3 pieces of pepperoni on top when I placed 5 pieces under the cheese. That makes no sense. =)
As you can see, I felt more satisfied and focused overall today. Jill left a comment on my last post that really made me think about the importance of concentrating on the present. She said “I think that the key to success is to be in the present. You can’t change the things you’ve already done, but you do have the power to make good decisions right now.” Thanks friend – for reminding me that long-term success happens step by step.
I made good choices today, and I’m going to rest then do it again tomorrow because making those good choices one day at a time adds up to big success long-term. I’ve experienced a great deal of success so far, but I have a long way to go. And while the scenic route has been nice, I’m ready to start experiencing real progress again. Wish me luck please…