It went quite well, if I do say so myself. Not perfect. I messed up a couple of things, but all in all, yesterday was a successful day on this journey.
I worked out with Nick. Lots of lower body work and the power lifting portion was dead lifts. Currently lifting 170 lbs, but I can do a lot more. He just won’t let me … which is both frustrating and encouraging. Nick promised, though, that since the 170 lbs threshold was so easy for me, we can progress very quickly from here. I want to get into the 300’s quickly so that I can blow past them. I am confident that I can currently lift that, but appreciate that he is my trainer and is making sure I don’t screw myself up.
On the return trip home, I stopped at the grocery store and bought everything I need for a successful week. My greens, more eggs, good meat and veggies for supper. Even made a salad while I was there to eat for lunch. The only problem was that, by the time I returned home, it was 1.5 hours past my scheduled eating time and I was famished. I scarfed that salad (lettuce, grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, onion, artichoke, garbanzo beans, feta with 2 T. my homemade dressing) in seconds flat.
And was still hungry.
Sooo – the siren call of the remaining onion dip from the holiday weekend, a small bag of lays potato chips (single serving size) and 3 Lindt truffles derailed me slightly. I wrote it all down on the journal and was good as gold for my supper of homemade beef stew (grassfed beef, onion, carrots, potato, cooked with GF Beef Soup Base & water, seasoned with thyme, salt & pepper). Ate less than 2 cups of it and that was it for the night.
Therefore, yesterday’s food diary looks like this:
- Breakfast: 2 cups coffee, black, 3 eggs scrambled in 1/2 tbsp. grassfed butter
- Mid-morn Snack: 1 cup iced black coffee mixed with 1 scoop chocolate mint protein powder
- Lunch: grilled chicken salad with my homemade salad sauce
- Mid-afternoon snack (cheat): single serving Lay’s potato chips, >2 tbsp onion dip, 3 lindt truffles
- Supper: >2 cups homemade stew
- All day: 1/2 gallon of water (working back up to the full gallon)
Not ideal, not perfect, but not horrific. Today is already starting off better, although I am behind on the planned schedule a bit. One should make sure that the stove is ready to cook upon prior to going to bed at night. (I had taken the stove grates off to soak/steam them with a bit of ammonia prior to going to bed, so they need a thorough run through the dishwasher this morn, and hence delayed my breakfast by 2 hours. Oh well.)
I am about to start my workout of the day: heavy cardio, 5 minute test set of seated kettlebell overhead press (there’s a competition this weekend that I am thoroughly unprepared for and trying to determine if I should compete at all …). Not so awful.
I am quite certain this is all boring as hell for everyone reading, but it keeps me accountable to write it down. I’ve been a terrible slacker in the writing department (including on my novel *sigh*) and am hoping that just the routine of writing each morning will help spur me onward (and downward on the scale!)
I feel good. I feel confident. I feel sure that I can make this goal. Again. I know I have said it before, but I this time has to be different. I feel I have had a terrible lack of integrity to myself. I’ve made promises and promises and, if it were to any one else, I would bend over backwards to keep my word. However, since it is only ME … I have not made it a priority. No more. MY health, MY life is a priority in order that I can be the best version of myself available for my family.