Whether you think you can or
whether you think you can't, you're right.
You Gotta Be
What I Did Today to Feel Proud
- I planned ahead for a dinner that would work with the higher calorie lunch I had. And it was delicious: mahi mahi with a crushed pineapple salsa, with cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers in vinegar with broccoli rabe (my first time cooking it--turn out yummy!).
- Even though my lunch was high calorie, I made good choices. I ordered the special--grilled grouper with pasta, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, with a pesto sauce. I asked for pesto sauce on the side and barely used any. And I ordered a side of grilled asparagus so I would be less likely to eat all the pasta. I left most of the pasta and I barely used any pesto. Still it was a dinner-size lunch and it had a lot of oil on it. Next time, I could ask for it with extra veggies, no pasta or at least ask them not to add extra oil. But I was proud of myself for my choices!
- I took a walk this evening while I talked on my bluetooth to my friend. Woohoo. . .an old habit rekindled.
- I know these kind of food records may seem boring and mundane, but they are the kind of little choices that really make a difference toward success! It took me a while to figure out how to make these choices before and when I stop doing them they feel like a mystery, so they seem worth recording and sharing.
- I was telling PhD today that one of the new tools to stay on track that I use is to ask myself, "What would the old Sandy do?" I've done this weight loss thing before--and I did it well. I felt like a winner. I can do it again--am doing it again--because I think I can.
(The mini exercise bike was good. I only did it for 15 minutes to make sure I didn't get sore. And I did it leisurely as I watched TV. . . burning more calories that I normally would as a TV couch potato for sure! I am going to take it into work--maybe this weekend. And Big Mummy--it's just like it sounds a small pedals only bike--follow the link above to see it.)