So I decided to follow my friend Megan’s advice and officially weigh myself in only once a week instead of daily. Of course I have still been getting on the scale every morning and watching my weight fluctuate all over the board. It’s crazy. In any event, my weight this morning was 143 pounds. I still have a ways to go.
My exercise is still limited to walking the dog twice a day and taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Hopefully I can get myself motivated to go to the fitness room and hit the treadmill or elliptical.
I also cheated this week. Thursday was such a long, exhausting day that I simply could not bear the thought of coming home and figuring out something to cook and then actually cooking it. So I picked up Los Primos (Mexican, yum) on the way home. I got a beef burrito – – unbelievably delicious but so not part of my diet. I mentioned to Junior that if I had gotten the burrito minus the beef I would have been okay. He said “Ewwww” and made a face but truly . . . it really wouldn’t be that bad. It’s like a bean burrito but hold the beans because I can’t stand them. There is rice and lettuce and sour cream and it does come with a scrumptious red sauce so cutting the meat really wouldn’t be a terrible sacrifice.
And there’s more . . . at lunch on Friday I had a small cup of Dr. Pepper. I gave in, I admit. But it really wasn’t good. I didn’t drink the cup and threw probably half of it out. All I could think of – – besides the fact that it really didn’t taste as good as I thought it would – – is how awful I felt almost 3 weeks ago when I had those withdrawal symptoms. It certainly makes water sound better.
Hubby and I went to the movies last night, a mini date night, if you will. We saw Premium Rush, which I actually enjoyed a great deal. I loved seeing New York and I really liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I did have a Slurpee during the movie and some popcorn. Again, I cheated. Sigh. And to top it off, the cute little pearl beaded bracelet I was wearing came off at some point in the theater or parking lot and I didn’t notice until we got home and I couldn’t find it. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I just hope that whoever finds it will wear it and enjoy it.
Today I made Mediterranean Crusted Tilapia for dinner – – and I didn’t like it. Maybe the fish was bad? In any event, I hate taking the time and effort to make a good entrée for a meal and getting excited over what kind of delicacy I might turn out and it just doesn’t work.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am spending the day tomorrow at a writers’ fair at UCLA. I can’t wait. I hope to meet some interesting people and get inspired to start working on my novel again.
Happy Saturday evening!