Today's Weight: 189.8
Released: .6 pounds
The scale went up a little bit over the last few days....but now it's going back down again. Thank Goodness! I think my body is adjusting to me adding some foods it hasn't had in a while and these items have more sodium in them than we're used to. I expected that.
What I didn't expect is that I would feel this good. That I would be so less likely to cave in to my old ways of thinking and eating. Let me tell you a story.
Every other weekend, I do my grocery shopping and I've started bringing Bobbi with me so that I'm accountable and don't accidentally buy a donut or something. During the protocol, I'd walk past the bakery or the cereal isle and I'd look longingly at those things and feel bad that I couldn't have them. Yesterday...I didn't want them.
We went to Starbucks and I did my homework before we left the house and I purchased a Skinny Vanilla Latte and I liked it. I used to drink a full fat White Chocolate Latte and the last time I had one I couldn't finish it because it was too sweet. I was looking longingly at a Rice Crispy Dream Bar...and Bobbi bought it and ate it in front of me.
We went to a couple more stores and I was starting to get hungry. We were trying to get all the shopping done because of the snow storm coming today (we got about 3 inches overnight) and Calvin had some errands to run too. So I needed something quick...but fast food and low carb don't really go together do they?
One of our stops was at a grocery store that had jars of peanuts on sale and I thought I would grab something from the deli....but all they had was fried chicken and other fried breaded stuff. I was ready to just walk away and be hungry when I saw one of those plastic domed sample trays....and it had meat and cheese in it. I got a super dirty look from the gal working in the deli for helping myself to a couple toothpicks full of sample but I was desperate!!
And it was perfect! Just a little bit of food...protein, and then I was able to continue my shopping without blowing my diet! I was so proud of myself!
This insistent got me thinking and I realized that the next time I find myself needing to eat and fast food is all that is available, I can always run into a grocery store and purchase a couple slices of meat and cheese from the deli. And it's probably a whole lot cheaper than a burger or salad.
Now...I did end up doing something that I'm not very proud of. My Dad called Calvin last night to complain about why I don't have a relationship with him anymore and he admitted that he's drinking a pint of vodka a day....and it doesn't look he's ready to quit anytime soon but he loves and misses me and the kids. Of course, this upset me. He loves drinking more than he loves us and I've accepted that and it's easier for me to just not think about him.
So...I had two glasses of wine last night. Pretty stupid right? I'm upset about my Dad's drinking so I have a drink. Apple doesn't fall far....
I'd only planned to have one glass but that was before....the phone call. Two glasses effects me a lot more after protocol than it used to......