1. Tuesday started out like any ordinary day, I woke-up, had a 400 calorie breakfast, and went to work. The day progressed swimmingly, and I stayed within 1600 calories.
2. Wednesday started well, I had a 400 calorie breakfast. Around lunch time things started to get sticky, you see, I was having lunch with a friend at a popular Mom and Pop restaurant. My plan was to stick with a Cobb salad and have my dressing on the side. This plan would have been great, as Cobb salad, in itself, is a healthy choice. You do need to request your salad dressing on the side, as you can quickly consume too many calories worth of salad dressing, and who wants to do that! Well, my resolve to have a salad failed miserably and I ended up consuming a delicious mushroom burger, sans the bun. This too would have been fine, if I had not topped off my burger with delicious homemade fries. Yum!
3. Thursday started in failure, I met a friend for breakfast. Folks, this is never a good plan, restaurants are not low calorie factories.
4. Friday I consumed four, four hundred calorie meals. Woo hoo! Finally!
5. Saturday started well, but I attended a Women's Conference and blew my calorie goals by having a pumpkin scone for breakfast and eating the lunch at the conference. Ladies and gents, don't waste calories on mayo and cream cheese. It's not worth it!
6. Sunday I stayed within my calorie limit.
7. Monday I woke up and weighed myself, I had gained exactly one pound. Bummer! I weighed myself three more times, just to make sure, and I still had gained one pound. Bummer, again!
Lesson learned, stay away from restaurants and Starbucks, they are the enemy. So far this week (Monday and Tuesday) I have stayed within my calorie limit. I also prepared my weekly menu ahead of time and make sure to stock up on the groceries I needed. I know that I need to plan ahead and prep meals so I don't cheat! So far I am coming in 5th place in our "Biggest Loser" competition. I need to pick up my A-game!
On a side note, I developed pictures for the first time in years this week. Take a look at some of these doozies:
It's frightening, my arms are WAY bigger than Sandy's.
The funny thing about these pictures is that I deleted the one's that were the most horrific! Sandy hadn't seen our vacation pictures for quite a while and his comment was, "Hon, I don't remember you having such big arms." Good thing love is blind. :) (Note to Taylor: It's okay.)
Last week. (Not sure I'm lovin' the brown hair.)
Blessings to you and yours!