Medicinal Comfort Food

I was actually surprised at how much comfort food helped me after breaking up with my boyfriend on Friday!  Wanna know why?

I chose only foods that I loved and it lasted through the weekend pretty much.  It was that much more satisfying.  Seriously, as I was crying in the car on my way to my friends house, I was eating a Cadbury chocolate bar and the empty space in my chest filled.  Of all the treats I bought (all helped), the Cadbury was the most effective in filling that gap.  My love for all things England must be that strong… haha!

The second part of it was that after I felt better, I stopped eating, so I didn’t go horribly overboard.  Like when I went to Dennys, I didn’t finish my turkey sandwich, cheese fries, or my oreo milkshake.  Satisfaction was mine quickly.  No idea how that worked out but it was nice! 

Stepped on the scale this morning to see the damage and it was very minimal. Won’t be hard to work off.

The only bad thing about this weekend?  I didn’t track.  Oops. I’m back with it today, but it’s weird not tracking.

How was your weekend?

Lost Appetite

This week has been a real rollercoaster this week as far as emotions go.  However, I’m still tracking my food and doing well with my WW plan.  But today, I’ve lost my appetite.

I’m breaking up with my BF in about 30 minutes since that’s when I can see him  since I haven’t seen him since last Thursday, and he only called me twice this week after prodding from his friends. One of the times he was angry and irritated and cut the call short.  There’s a lot of drama surrounding this and I won’t bog you down in it all.  Let’s just say it’s all about him even though he’s literally a dead-end guy, he lies and hurts me even if he doesn’t know it, and I’m sick of being someone for him to mooch from.  There’s a lot of speculation about him going around.  I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t care and I’m just… done.  And I don’t know how he’s going to take it.

All I know is that, I don’t feel like eating.  Only 4/5 of my lunch remained.  Ate my Fiber 1 bar a couple hours ago and I’d usually be hungry by now.  It’s just an aching there instead of an appetite. 

Girls night tonight after the break up.  With chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.  Maybe its not a bad thing my appetite is gone because the points for that will make up for the rest of my day, I’m sure. 

Peace.

(Pictures will be up tomorrow from the Gala last night!)

Dress to Impress

So tonight is the Chamber of Commerce Giants of UT gala.  And I’m going!  My aunt works with the chamber and my office was invited to attend, so I asked if I could go since I attended a couple years ago. 

I have no idea what they are serving for food.  The last time I went to this, I helped with seating people, and I can’t recall what was served.  I wasn’t with WW at the time I know that.  So let’s hope it’s fairly healthy meals.  I’ll be careful and aware of what I eat tonight.

This is a black-tie and gown kind of event.  So I get to wear a pretty dress.  The dress that I chose to wear, I actually bought before WW so it’s a little big but you really can’t tell which is really lucky.  There were no other real choices because prom dresses aren’t exactly gala appropriate.  And this dress is gorgeous! I’ll have to post a picture or something because it’s truly stunning.  It’s not very often that I get to dress up in a dress and curls (aka: be a girl) so I’m quite excited for this! Now onto something else…

My good friend messaged me last night, asking if I thought she was pretty with the way she does her hair and what clothes she wears.  She’s a sexy little thing because of her confidence–always has been.  And that on top of her good looks?  It’s almost not fair.  But her uncertainty threw me for a loop. 

People say confidence is the key to being attractive right?  But does that mean that confidence can be faked?  Just like after a bad nights sleep and we feel like carp, but we throw on one of our favorite outfits.  Or those people who have had rough times behind them yet go out every day and pretend like its all ok.  It’s not a real fix for the problem, yet it masks it.  It fakes the image.  And you know what?  In a way, it helps!  It’s a little boost.  Even if you don’t want to smile, it can make you feel better.  Even seeing others smile can give someone a lift!  It’s similar to how if you are in a bad mood but force a laugh.  Laughing itself releases a oxytocin or something like that to make you feel better.

Imagine how many people you affect even if you smile through your bad day.  It may even help you.

Curioustresser

Ugh… I hate coming home.  It’s so depressing.  And it doesn’t help that I always come home to rain and I hate rain!

On the upside–my pants feel looser!  Now if only the buttocks would firm up.  That’s the tough part.  Must have been all the dancing this weekend though.  It was so fun!  Much needed. 

Stress from home evaded me until I hit Vegas in a sense, then something “started”, and last night a whole bunch of carp hit the fan in the cleanest yet messiest way ever.  If that made any sense to you, you are now my new best friend.  ;)  Zumba tonight will help. I find that being active helps keep my mind off it.  But hopefully I can take care of the issue after work. A lot of my weeklies have gone to… ahem… yeah. Helpers of stress in the means of chocolate and alcohol.  Luckily the dancing balances it out nicely!  Haha!

Oh my gosh! I just remembered I’m going to a black tie gala dinner tomorrow night. Eesh, I don’t know what to wear, what food will be served or anything!  Hopefully something tasty but still plan friendly. 

Is it bad to go below the 2 pound leeway for your Lifetime?  What happens if you do?  I’ve been curious about this lately.

A Glee-Ful Weekend

I’m so proud of myself! Not only did I have a blast at the Glee Live concert last night, but I’ve been so OP I’m surprised! Usually when I travel at all, my plans to stay on plan go a little caput. Maybe my weigh in Friday before I left town helped some… I weighed in at just a little beneath my goal! Booyah!

My snacks during my 6 hours drives have been good, tasty and good for me. I’ve been drinking my water. I walked around in Arizona yesterday while meeting my new friend and trying to find some place to eat. We stopped at a Thai food place and I got the pad thai but only ate half. It was way filling! After the concert, we even went and did karaoke where I tried one drink. Still OP and within my points and everything! Then today, I got good snacks for my drive home like those little package cups of pineapple and a snack wrap and parfait from McDonalds. So I’ve been on plan and fairly active! Tonight is dancing night and I can’t wait to go bust it with my girl. And on top of that all… everything is tracked! Yes, an active and plan friendly weekend while traveling.. this is a first for me and I’m so thrilled!

Ok, I have to talk about the Glee concert now. AMAZING! My goodness, one of the very best concerts I’ve seen in a while. The energy, stamina, vocals, dancing, and pyrotchnics were all pretty much awesome. Those people are so unbelievably talented… and so much better in person in every way. I actually never thought Finn was cute until last night! Santana can really wail! Sometimes it seemed like she was straining a little bit, but I love that they showcase her voice more–she’s really quite good. She was the best surprise of the show, I must say. Rachel and Mercedes hit INSANE notes, like multiple times during the course of the night. I can’t recall any of them ever cracking or anything. It was a flawless performance besides a couple microphone issues. Curt was simply fabulous! He even gave a wave those of us who waited by the doors for them to show up to prepare for the show, along with Puck. The person who stole the show though was Mercedes. Her emotion and vocals were spot on and her energy was carried clear to the back of the humongous Dodge Theater. The energy from the cast was so strong that I could feel the chemistry between Rachel and Finn when they sang together *sigh*

Oh and I was interviewed by USA Today about the concert… check it out at their website under their Life section if you want ;)

I drive home Tuesday after a day of rest tomorrow since I’ve driven for 5+ hours for each of the past 3 days… I need a break! Haha. Staying OP while travelling is actually really nice. It’s like I can still have fun and enjoy myself without going overboard. LOVE!

Gotta fly but I hope you all are having a great weekend!

A Glee-Ful Weekend

I’m so proud of myself!  Not only did I have a blast at the Glee Live concert last night, but I’ve been so OP I’m surprised!  Usually when I travel at all, my plans to stay on plan go a little caput.  Maybe my weigh in Friday before I left town helped some… I weighed in at just a little beneath my goal! Booyah!

My snacks during my 6 hours drives have been good, tasty and good for me. I’ve been drinking my water.  I walked around in Arizona yesterday while meeting my new friend and trying to find some place to eat. We stopped at a Thai food place and I got the pad thai but only ate half.  It was way filling!  After the concert, we even went and did karaoke where I tried one drink.  Still OP and within my points and everything!  Then today, I got good snacks for my drive home like those little package cups of pineapple and a snack wrap and parfait from McDonalds.  So I’ve been on plan and fairly active!  Tonight is dancing night and I can’t wait to go bust it with my girl.  And on top of that all… everything is tracked!  Yes, an active and plan friendly weekend while traveling.. this is a first for me and I’m so thrilled!

Ok, I have to talk about the Glee concert now. AMAZING! My goodness, one of the very best concerts I’ve seen in a while.  The energy, stamina, vocals, dancing, and pyrotchnics were all pretty much awesome.  Those people are so unbelievably talented… and so much better in person in every way. I actually never thought Finn was cute until last night!  Santana can really wail!  Sometimes it seemed like she was straining a little bit, but I love that they showcase her voice more–she’s really quite good.  She was the best surprise of the show, I must say. Rachel and Mercedes hit INSANE notes, like multiple times during the course of the night.  I can’t recall any of them ever cracking or anything.  It was a flawless performance besides a couple microphone issues.  Curt was simply fabulous!  He even gave a wave those of us who waited by the doors for them to show up to prepare for the show, along with Puck. The person who stole the show though was Mercedes.  Her emotion and vocals were spot on and her energy was carried clear to the back of the humongous Dodge Theater.  The energy from the cast was so strong that I could feel the chemistry between Rachel and Finn when they sang together *sigh*

Oh and I was interviewed by USA Today about the concert… check it out if you want ;)

I drive home Tuesday after a day of rest tomorrow since I’ve driven for 5+ hours for each of the past 3 days… I need a break! Haha. Staying OP while travelling is actually really nice.  It’s like I can still have fun and enjoy myself without going overboard. LOVE!

Gotta fly but I hope you all are having a great weekend!

When to Break

As soon as I opened this page, I wanted a green tea.

*fast forward 3 minutes*

Ok, now I’m ready.  Of course, last night was my Zumba night and I never ever miss those.  My Zumba instructor says she always looks forward to coming because she can count on me to always be there… last night she even brought me a pink wrist band that says “Peace. Love. Zumba.” and I love it! She’s such a sweetheart.

Last night, I’m not sure if its because of my circuit training or lack of real cardio exercise since last weeks class, Zumba kicked my ever-loving trash.  The first 30 minutes were of POW-POW-POW upbeats and by the 45 minute marker I just wanted to collapse on the floor. But I didn’t, I finished out strong.  We even did a couple new sequences.  I was sore, sweaty, exhausted, you-name-it after the class–it was a full body work out.  Then I remembered my vow to do push ups every day. So I went to the mirror, placed my feet up against it, planked myself, and got ready to lower…

Yeah, I could barely do 5.  It was at that point when I realized my body had hit its max.  So today is my break day.  I have my pedometer and I’m aiming for 10,000 steps but other than that, my body deserves a break.  It’s been getting a lot done this week, so it deserves it.  My mom wanted me to go to Body Pump with her tonight, but I don’t think that will happen.  Body Pump is a real killer and I’d rather not be sore during my 6 hour drive to Vegas tomorrow thankyouverymuch-ifitsallthesametoyou.

Some days a break is just needed!  It’s important to recognize when your body needs recover instead of going completely gung-ho with high powered activity every single day of the week. 

Now onto finding out if I want to hit a meeting in the morning before I leave, or hit the 7AM meeting in Vegas on Saturday morning before I drive to Arizona…

When do you know when it’s time to take a break from your exercise routines?

Make It Happen

Here’s how yesterday went:

  • Up at 7- get ready
  • Doctors appointment at 8:30
  • Work til 5
  • Met best guy friend for tea right after, then proceeded to have dinner.
  • Go visit my BF until 9:30.
  • Get home at 10:15 and in bed at 10:45

Sounds like a busy day right?  So how does one fit in activity? Well, I did!  Right when I got home, I popped on my Slacker Radio and did 20 minutes of circuit training using my own body and 5 lb weights as resistance. And yes, my push ups were included.

I actually slept better last night and woke up when I was supposed to instead of sneaking a few extra zzz’s.  My shoulders and chest were a little stiff last night, but today they are feeling good. Now it’s just my abs that are sore. I’m liking this “sore” result. It shows that I’m actually doing something.  Goes to show that one is never too busy to sneak in a little activity!

If you truly want it, you’ll find a way. You can find those extra few minutes.  It is possible. The important thing is to make those minutes count!

Heather (madtownmotzie) talked yesterday in her blog and it kind of relates to this: “an action changes everything.”  And now I’m going to quote the musical genius of the century– “If you want to make the world {or anything for that matter} better, make that change!” Wishes, dreams, and hopes are only ideas that inspire change.  They won’t do anything unless you do something about it to make it happen.  Time doesn’t slow down so now is a good a time as any to start working to make something a reality. Everyone is busy, but if you really want something, then that shouldn’t be an excuse.

I want a lean, healthy body so I need to work at it!  If I want to see results, I need to force the change… Make every moment count, make my health a priority, and make it happen!

Happy Hump Day! 

Mood & Health- Optimal!

Last night, my only activity turned out to be my push ups and ab moves, but at least I did something… and today I’m feeling great!  I ended up doing about 25 full push ups total, as well as about 9 modified, during 3 different sets.  My arms got to the shaking point, so I’m thinking that’s a good thing! 

This morning, I went for a yearly exam and they checked my blood pressure.  When the doc read the numbers, I was almost afraid he was going to say it was too low since I’m not all that learned in blood pressure counts except that 120/80 was normal and that’s what I had right after starting WW.  I just did my research on my numbers, which were 102/60, and found that that is a Low Normal number generally found in athletes and children.  A very healthy blood pressure number apparently!  (I’ve never considered myself an athlete so I’m rather shocked… but pleased!)

Just finished my second cup of green tea this morning, and my mind is clear and I’m ready to accomplish a lot today.  I recently read that 2-4 cups of green tea a day is optimal for mind clarity and giving my bodies metabolism a sharp boost.  That means, I’ll probably have another around 2 o’clock just to be safe ;)

So not only am I feeling good emotionally, but feeling good physically!  It’s such a meraviglioso* feeling!  I know I’ve said this before (like a long time ago), but why do I ever let myself lose control when I feel so great knowing that I’m doing my body good?  Exercising, eating healthy foods in the right portions, taking my vitamins, and all that… it really does make a difference!  And when it shows, it just makes you want to keep going. 

What are you going to do today to give a little boost to your weight loss program?

Time to Push Up!

How was everyone’s Mother’s Day? =)

My mom woke me up for a Mother’s Day hike at 10, and hiked up a nearby trail for an hour.  It was gorgeous outside!  Then we had almost our entire family at our house yesterday. It was so fun to see my cousins! They are growing up too fast.  Foodwise, I didn’t do too bad.  Tracked it all. The only place I really went overboard was the Tostitos scoops and 7 layer dip.

I’m trying to figure out how to get in some activity today. Originally, I was planning to go for a walk during my lunch hour, but it’s raining.  So pooh on that. Tonight, I’m getting a haircut then supposed to plan out my trip to Italy.  Hopefully, the girl I’m going with won’t come over until about 7 or after that way I’ll have time to get some activity. 

Saturday, on a weird whim, I decided to do push ups while watching Confessions of a Shopaholic.  Yesterday, my pecs hurt and still are a little sore today.  It triggered a new goal for me to go for… Right now, I’m at about 9/10 full push ups without collapsing on the floor.  After that happens, then I usually switch to a modified push up for another set.  By the end of the month, I want to be able to do 20 full pushups in a row at least.  Way to achieve this: do push ups every day! 

How are you going to give an edge to your activity this week?