I managed to pull my head out of my ass Sunday after being BACK at 206.2 for the weigh-in. I won't go into how sick I am of that number, because apparently I haven't been sick of it enough to push harder to get past it. Sunday was focused, and Monday morning showed a pound gone. Now it's time to keep that number from ever popping back up again.
At the end of my awesome Sunday, Mr. D decided to bake chocolate chip cookies. He also decided he loved me so much that he wanted to make me some as well. I love him so much I let him live. Sweets, especially the warm kind, are a weakness for me especially after having sugar earlier this week. One cupcake or cookie is apparently enough to undo most of my hard-won nonchalance around treats. So instead of risking ending my awesome day with a cookie, I went to bed before 10pm. Unheard of for me unless I'm sick, but the cookies smelled amazing and I was desperate. They won't bother me nearly as much after a few weeks of abstinence!
Exercise today was walking/running intervals, and I felt so good afterwards! I definitely thought I was going to burst a lung at first because I'm having sinus issues lately and can't breathe well through my nose, but it didn't really hold me back. I cut about 45 seconds off my last timed mile (about 2 weeks ago), and I'm happy with that. Still not sure I'll ever be a runner, but I do love how I feel afterwards. During is a whole different story though.. maybe one day the treadmill will forgive me for all the ugly names I've called it.
While I'm on the topic of exercise, I wanted opinions.. When you exercise, do you generally pace yourself and work on endurance, or push yourself and aim for more intense workouts? I read something earlier today about how if you "work out too hard, you will lose weight slower," and it really bothered me (mostly because it's bull). I absolutely don't think you should push yourself so hard you risk injury, but I also believe you have to push yourself outside your comfort zone in order to see real change. Mostly, I just want to know my workout wasn't a waste of time! So do you pace or push? It would be interesting to see if we take the same attitude towards our weight loss goals as we do our exercise routines. Personally, I want to get there tomorrow.
Monday's Total- 1132 calories
Breakfast: Light ww English muffin, peanut butter, small banana, and coffee with fat free half and half (305 cal)
Snack: Yoplait light yogurt (110 cal)
Lunch: 4 oz grilled b/s chicken, mixed grilled veggies, salad, raspberry salad spritzer (205 cal)
Snack: Half an apple with 1 tsp peanut butter (72 cal)
Dinner: Twice baked mexi-tato with salsa, fat free sour cream, and fat free cheddar with salad and Italian salad spritzer (440 cal) My first meatless Monday ;)
Water: 128 oz
Exercise: 2 miles running/walking intervals