Yesterday I had taken the afternoon off from work because Roussy had to go to the dog trimmer. At night I had a reception of one of our stores that reopened. Before I went I had in mind not to take any snacks or alcohol but I failed. When I came in I took a glass of champagne, later I had a glass of white wine and I had 2 “bitterballen”. I think this is a typical Dutch snack so I have a picture here so you can get an idea.
Back in the car I started to feel down because once again I didn’t control myself. When I got up this morning I still felt down. So I decided to wear my new black boots (my old pair are broken), put on my favourite perfume “Chanel Mademoiselle” and wear my Pandora bracelet. This bracelet is very special to me, I’ve got it last year for my 40th birthday from R. and all the charms on it I got for my birthday from R., family and friends so when I wear it everybody I care about I’m carrying with me. This did me make feel a little better.
I hadn’t tracked my food yesterday and did that tonight. I didn’t have a big lunch or dinner yesterday (maybe I knew what was coming?) so to my surprise I stayed within my 29 budget yesterday.
Even though I did make a “holiday plan”. Till January 2nd I’ll try to maintain my weight around 80 kg/176 lbs. I’ll try to exercise as much as possible and I take one day at a time regarding food and exercise. I really worry too much already about Christmas lunch at work Friday, two Christmas dinners and New Year’s eve and that’s taking away all the holiday fun if I don’t change. In January I will continue my weight loss struggle full speed.
So do I have anything fun to report? Yes! Tomorrow night I’m going to the theatre with K. We’re going to a Dutch musical called “Love me Tender”. The story is especially written for this musical but all the music are Elvis songs. We have very good seats: front row.
Friday I have to work only in the morning, at 12.30 pm we have a Christmas lunch which every year is very much fun, everybody is happy and most people dress for the occasion. I’ve decided to wear one of my new dresses even though it doesn’t fit perfect yet but with a jacket that doesn’t show. Around 14.30 pm I will get my Christmas box and then I go home.
No exercise on Tuesday and today.
My plan is to run tomorrow afternoon even though the weather forecast says it will be snowing as of tonight. But I’m prepared: I found old running clothes which are warm, I’ve got my pink hat and my new running gloves arrived in the mail today. So cold won’t stop me, I only have to look how much snow is going to fall.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday a “light” dinner: chicken breast, potatoes and green beans.
Today we had pasta with chicken, leek, mushrooms and light cream cheese. No picture because the battery of my camera was empty.
The Ultimate Diet Log:
Research report: Eating a large, 100-calorie salad as a first course may reduce the calories you eat in the entire meal by such as 12 percent, compared to not eating salad. However, eating a 400-calorie salad may increase your total calorie intake by 17 percent.
Nutrition shocker: One Reuben sandwich contains 3,270 mg of sodium, far more than the 2,300 mg maximum recommended per day. One Dunkin’ Donuts salt bagel contains 4,520 mg of sodium.
Calorie intake yesterday wasn’t as bad as expected.
Every mile is two in winter.