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Good Start to the Week

November 9, 2009 · 9 comments

After getting up the gumption to post my update yesterday I knew today was going to be an important day. Could I stick with the plan and remember that I am supposed to be on a diet? Or was I going to fall right back into the bad habits that have caused my weight to balloon back up over the last year?

Well I’m here to report that it’s almost bed time and I had a good day. I almost got off to a bad start when I decided I was going to eat leftover pizza for breakfast. We had 3 slices of Margarhita pizza left over from the night before when we went out celebrating my daughter’s Volleyball championship with her team and they were sitting in the fridge literally calling out to me. Who can avoid the siren song of cold leftover pizza for breakfast? I know it’s hard for me but today I did it. I had a single piece of leftover pizza (leaving two in the takehome box, very rare for me to leave leftovers like that), an avocado and a small glass of V8. I didn’t try to add up the calories but overall I call that a good start to the day.

For lunch I bought a couple of deli sandwiches for me and someone I was meeting with over lunch, I had a roast beef sandwich that was pretty small and plain, a few potato chips and an apple. Very modest lunch. I had a protein bar in the afternoon for a snack.

I’m staying in a hotel tonight for business and instead of having dinner at a restaurent I stopped in at a grocery store and bought some lettuce, turkey, cheese and avocado and made a couple of lettuce wraps for dinner. Also had a pint of assorted fruits. Just water to drink.

Overall feel pretty good about my eating.

The really cool thing about today is that I packed my exercise clothes knowing there is a gym at the hotel. I packed clothes assuming I would get a workout in tonight and tomorrow morning. Any of you who have done this yourself knows it is a hell of a lot easier to pack your exercise clothes than to actually get into them once you are settled into the hotel but get into them I did as I put in a little cardio tonight before dinner. True it was just a little, 15 minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes on this bike thing, but trust me just the act of getting out of the hotel room and down to their gym is a huge victory for me and I’ll take full credit for it. My goal for tomorrow morning is to get 30 minutes in.

So a good start to the week. Need to keep thinking about this and writing about it, and perhaps I can string a few days and then weeks together.

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AndrewE November 10, 2009 at 2:20 am

One day at a time eh! Good man.

Hanlie November 10, 2009 at 2:36 am

I am so glad you’re “back”! Good luck to you, John! You know that you can do this!

Greg November 10, 2009 at 7:05 am

The journey of a thousand miles… Congratulations.

Fit Mommy Now November 10, 2009 at 8:43 am

Great job on the exercise! You’re right…getting in the clothes and getting to the gym is the hardest part.

Josie November 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Sounds like a great start!

Joanne November 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

John way to go - so glad you stopped by my blog. Maybe this week is a week of realization for many people. One day and one step at at time!!! I think if we remain true to ourselves and don’t hide when we (I do it all the time) get out of step its a great stride. Ok one too many walking metaphors!! Congrats on the lettuce wraps and exercising at the hotel.

Hilary November 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Keep on posting, John! You really can do this!

Martha November 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Fantastic! I can’t count how many times I’ve packed the exercise togs - and even RESISTANCE BANDS - and then opted not work out at the hotel. Take credit, because victory it is.

Blake November 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I know what you mean by cold pizza calling your name in the morning…that’s tough! Sounds like you’re off to a good start. Keep it up!

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