Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Day 6 and I am still Doing It

Yesterday I was sleep deprived. Sleep deprived and carb deprived are not a good mix but I managed. I drank diet soda which I avoid nowadays because I just don't think it's healthy. But I stuck to my carb limits and did the deal so it was a success. I even did a grand total of 50 push ups along with some other exercises. So it was a successful day even though I was tired.

I went to bed at a decent hour last night but am still tired today but not nearly as much. Today has a challenge. We are going to the ball game. We have to go early, because grandson is playing in the school band before the game. It will be fun and I am glad we are doing it. Ballgame food is not in my plan. I have prepared. I have a little zip lock bag of my broccoli which I drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with cracked pepper blend. It should be nicely "marinated" by the dinner time. I also have a frozen chicken breast in a ziplock which will thaw and be edible with the broccoli. I think that will work out nicely and if I want I will have a diet Pepsi. I also have a trusty boiled egg and a slice of cheese for evening snack. I am smuggling these into the game with me if I have to put them under my clothes. I don't think you are supposed to bring your own food but I don't think it is necessarily prohibited, either. So, prepared for the challenge and it is only morning.

Hard to believe I have stuck with something for almost the week. Tomorrow is the last day of cycle 1. I can do this. No more out of control evenings. I actually know what I have consumed in a day. It feels odd, like it is not really true, but it is.

Anyway, I have been isolating a bit, for a few months really, in that I have not gotten together with friends, and I found myself actually avoiding calls and stuff like that. This morning I got an e-mail from a friend and I found myself genuinely happy to hear from her and wanting to have a girl's night out. So maybe I am emerging from whatever my little reclusive phase was about. I call it a retreat. I was still doing stuff, just not as much.

Well, it's a busy day at work, and I need to cram 8 hours of work into six so I can leave early.

More will be revealed!!


Laura N said...

You are so close to being done with week 1! I remember feeling on day 6 that there was no way I was going to screw up now, being so close to the end. You have a great plan for the ball game. That's the key to success, isn't it? Planning & sticking to the plan. The broccoli w/olive oil & pepper sounds yummy. I'm going to try that tonight or tomorrow.

50 pushups?! Great job!

Helen said...

I am NOT a diet book buyer, but you and Laura have convinced me to check this one out...more will be revealed... ;-)