"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A veggie boat, a coffee and the elliptical again.

Folks I don't think I'm going to see a loss tomorrow, or at least I will be surprised if I manage to pull a loss after this past week. Though I do plan on seeing one next week, because it's time to get back with the program.

In getting back with the program I can say that today I had lunch with my husband at the dental school and made a great choice. I knew you would all be proud of me.

They were selling barbecued hamburgers and offered little dishes of veggies with dip, bags of chips, nachos, fixings for frito chili pie and sweets. I noticed the chips were only 50cents a little snack bag and the veggies were $2.

My husband commented on no wonder people say it's too expensive to eat healthy.

I almost just chose the chips since they were the small snack bag just because they were cheaper, but I decided not too. I may not pay the cash now, but I knew I'd pay a price later for them.

So, I ordered a hamburger and the veggie boat on the side with a diet coke.

The veggies were fresh baby carrots, grape tomatoes, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower and a mini yellow bell pepper. I grabbed maybe 1-2 Tbsp of dip to help the broccoli go down, but that was it for dip.

When I sat down a fellow student and friend of ours says to me, "What is that?!?!?"

"They're veggies, Jay!"

He comments on how gross, yada, yada. But you know what... I felt better when I was done with my veggies and then my burger.


I was proud of my choices, but in the afternoon when I was taking my daughter to ballet I decided to stop for a non-fat, no whip white mocha from Starbucks. We also shared a slice of pumpkin loaf. I was very hungry and actually only at about 1/4 of it. She ate the rest with her small hot cocoa.

I really enjoyed my coffee with a good book sitting in the car while it was rainy and wet out and she was inside for an hour of ballet.

So... I know I have to stop the coffees, but I did enjoy it. I guess it takes the joy out of my good choice at lunch.

But...and finally for today...

I did make time to go to the gym tonight and get another good 30-minute workout on the elliptical. This is two weeks now that I've used the elliptical machine for 30-minutes, twice a week. I was proud of myself. I did my own little intervals, going REALLY fast for a solid minute, and then back to my brisk/fast pace for 5 minutes. Tore me up, but I am happy I got it done.

So, while I don't expect any good news on the scale tomorrow I have seriously been thinking about what needs to change this week and I will get back on track with my eating.

Honestly, I don't expect you to believe me until you see it, so don't worry. I just look forward to checking in with you when I've been doing better with my food AND exercise at the same time.



  1. Good for you on choosing to rock the boat and choosing the veggies! And it doesn't sound like you messed anything up with the coffee! It sounds like you did great and enjoyed yourself. I'm glad for you.

    Even if you don't see a loss that's okay. You are really exercising hard and making some good food choices. The scale will respond if you keep doing that.

    Have a good evening.

  2. I think it is pretty great that you were able to turn down the cheap chips and eat something healthy. Like Diane says, don't worry if you don't see a loss. That part is coming.