I think I last blogged on Thursday. Friday went pretty well. I was able to squeeze in a workout (for 50 mins) even though I didn’t really have time. I ate very well, including fighting off incredible urges to hit the vending machine at work, until Friday night when I went over to a friend’s house to play games. They had a ton of food – cookies, Boston creme pie, chips, etc. And the food was right next to where we were. It is so hard to look at without giving in and munching. I ate two small-ish choc chip cookies, a very small piece of boston creme pie, and about 5 or so tortilla chips. I didn’t think that was too bad considering how long I was there with the food, and how much chocolate I wanted to eat! I think in some ways situations like that are more difficult when I’ve been eating well for a while and haven’t had that stuff.
Yesterday (Saturday) was quite a day. I won’t bore you with excessive details, but it did not go as planned at all. To start the day, I took my car for its annual inspection. My mom (who’s visiting from out of town for a few days) dropped me off at the car place and the plan was that she would drop me off at the Y after that. Well, I didn’t have all the papers I needed, it took forever to acquire them, and so by the time that was all done it was nearly 11am! (And we dropped the car off at 8:30am.) I was a bit frustrated and was not at all in the mood to work out. Plus my day was already more gone that I wanted it to be. But I went ahead and worked out because I knew I was eating a high calorie dinner and I really wanted to make my goal of working out four times/week. Also, I attempted to have someone change the battery in my HRM (heart rate monitor), but it was completely dead. Anyway, the workout was okay. I did the elliptical for 40 mins, but my heart wasn’t in it. It was like I was just forcing myself the whole time. After that I got home and my washing machine broke and flooded my entire laundry room and little bit into the carpet in the kitchen. It was a big pain and I was storing a lot of things on the floor in the laundry room that got wet. In the end, nothing but a few empty boxes that I was keeping for when I move again, got ruined, it was just a big pain to clean up. The maintenance guy (one of the perks of renting – on call maintenance) said he thought the washing machine was forty years old and the old cast-iron tub had just rusted out. They will bring another washer tomorrow.
On to today (Sunday). It was a much calmer day, and I have done well eating wise. But I must confess I am really, really in want of some chocolate, and I’m out of sugar free pudding!