I lost half a pound this week. I was happy with that. I’ve been very non-motivated this week. I am still really tired. I tried to work through it by keeping up with the exercising. That seemed to just make me more tired instead of energizing me like it usually does. So I stopped and just became depressed not knowing what to do about the fatigue and lack of motivation. I also tried eating more thinking maybe I was eating too little. At the same time I was feeling so deprived, that by eating more I ate some things I probably shouldn’t have. Even with “portion control” some things are just too high in points when your allowance is only 26.
I feel like I’ve had my pity-party long enough and hopefully will get back on track this week with renewed motivation and energy. When I want to say, “It’s hard!”, I can hear Jillian saying, “So what? So what if it’s hard?! Life’s hard! You’ve done things harder than this before haven’t you!” I just love her no-nonsense attitude that you really can’t argue with. It really cuts through all my excuses.
We were running errands today. We had to be 30 miles from home by 9 am, so I skipped breakfast and just ate a banana (bad, I know). We ended up having an early lunch and decided on a chain restaurant that has salads and we had a gift card. I ordered the Sante Fe salad with grilled chicken, telling the waitress to leave off the tortilla strips and put the dressing on the side, and my husband ordered a grilled chicken wrap. After placing our order, I decided to see if I could find the nutrition information for my salad. The restaurant does post their nutrition information and wow, was I shocked! The salad without dressing was 910 calories. Yikes. It came with a dollop of sour cream and one of guacamole, plenty of shredded cheese and a large cup of dressing and a large cup of salsa. I approximated 3-4 ounces of greasy chicken. There was no need for adding the dressing because the salad came coated in some type of oil and vinegar mix. Ugh. So frustrating to try to order healthy and have that set in front of you. I think I did pretty well, not eating all of it. I did not touch the dressing or the sour cream or the guacamole or the salsa as hard as it was.
So the lesson here for me is to start learning the nutrition information for restaurants before visiting them and have a healthy plan in place. My husband’s chicken fajita wrap came in at 1040 calories and 58 grams of fat. Just the wrap, no sides. He only at half.
Not much to update. Not doing as well as I would like, though. Struggling with fatigue and lack of motivation. I hope it’s temporary and I’m just catching up with sleep. I really have to keep reminding myself to make the right choices and to get up off the couch. Still struggling with feeling hungry and deprived. I really don’t struggle with trying new foods and trying new recipes, except for the act of actually doing the work (fatigue wins out). I love all sorts of foods, especially vegetables and fruits. But, I do feel deprived because I have eliminated most sugar and white flour. This is mostly not a problem since they’re not a weakness of mine. Just sometimes when I feel like a “treat”. I do like something sweet with my morning coffee, like pistachio muffins.
I picked up a copy of Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules. 20 simple rules. I’m not a big fan of the 10 steps to… and 10 best… and 10 ways to… genre, but I do like Bob and his philosophies, so I thought I’d read it. I’m also not a big fan of “rules” of any kind, lol. Any one read it yet? Thoughts?
Okay, time to get up off the couch. Thank you to all who have served our country!
The roses are going to town this spring!