I never got back to update yesterday's post with the readings of the day. I will do that later today so be sure and check yesterday's post. I have a staff meeting this morning so I'm up early. Had planned to run outside, but it's still too cold so it's off to the treadmill I go. I am feeling yesterday's Firm workout. It's a great feeling.
Last night I had a bit of a setback with food. After the choir rehearsal I came home and ate some chocolate eggs. The discussion in my head went something like this:
Inner Brat: I'm hungry!
Me: No you're not, you're stressed.
Inner Brat: No, I'm hungry!
Me: No, you're not.
Inner Brat: I don't care, I'm going to have some of those yummy chocolate eggs.
Me: They may taste good now, but how are you going to feel afterwards? You haven't done your 21 days on this four meal thing yet.
Inner Brat: I don't care, I want those eggs.
Me: Okay, I can see that I can't talk you out of this. If you're gonna eat them, then savor them. Don't just shovel the whole bag in your mouth.
Okay, so I ate the eggs - probably more than I needed to tame the chocolate urge. Afterwards my inner brat started in.
Inner Brat: Hey, you made homemade bread today. Why don't we have some?
Inner Brat: How about some yogurt?
Inner Brat: But you already ruined your streak. What difference does it make how much you ruined it by?
Inner Brat: You're never gonna do this. You're 58 years old. Who cares what you look like?
Me: It's not about vanity. It's about quality of life.
Inner Brat: Whaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Me: Quit your whining. I said no!
So that was the end of that. I need to be on my guard so that doesn't happen again. I need to plan ahead. Choir rehearsals are always a little stressful for me because it doesn't take much for me to lose my focus. Our numbers are down this year, I won't be there for Easter Vigil. I need to have a plan in place for when I come home from stressful meetings. But I am proud of myself for doing what a normal person would do. I indulged in a treat and then I put the bag away. But I know I am at a slippery slope here and I need to be a little more vigilant.
Update for yesterday and today coming later.
Well, the wireless connection quit working so I am typing this into a works document so I can paste it in when the connection is running again. I am really beginning to hate electronics! The day didn’t start off all that well to begin with. We had a staff meeting today and I can’t seem to shake the feeling that I’m not very well liked there. I really do not look forward to staff meeting. Got through that, came home and ate lunch, then headed up to Mt. P. to get a new adapter cord for the laptop. It didn’t work, so back to the store it goes. This time I will go to Staples, not Walmart, and I will take my laptop and old cord with me.
Then I come here to update my blog and lose my wireless connection. Bah! I’m going to make some candles.
Day 32 from 100 Days of Weight Loss - the five-hour rule. The rule is, do not go more than 5 hours without eating. I’m assuming the means during the day. Not a problem for me due to my blood sugar issues, but the theory is, the hungrier you let yourself get, the more you’ll eat. Spangle recommends using a combination of hunger signals and your watch to manage your intake.
The “Beck Diet Solution” chapter for today is about the first weigh-in. I have had a couple already, but basically you weigh-in and do an assessment. I do this on Sundays.