Just a little background first.. I do all of our meal planning, grocery shopping, and the majority of the cooking. He's responsible for 2 meals a week on his days off, and I do the rest though he does help with clean-up on the days we both work. I'm also working around some extremely picky eaters- Mr. D will not eat any kind of means, or any cooked veggies. Chris does eat a lot of cooked veggies, but won't eat the ones Mr. D will most of the time. Chris is also supposed to be on a high calorie diet for now, while I'm on a low calorie diet. Meal planning, my friends, is a nightmare. I love trying new recipes (and got several new books for Christmas), but am very limited between the 2 of them. I've taken to making the things I love that they won't eat (mmm, taco soup) and freezing some of it or sharing it with BFF at work so I don't end up tossing a lot out.
So, last night I was really looking forward to just coming home from work and having everything taken care of for once- I didn't care what he cooked, whether we went out, whatever. You know, like with the "easy" button? Well, it obviously didn't work out that way. He did decide that we were going out, but where was a huge deal I guess. At one point I changed into pj pants (did I mention that my TOM hit hard yesterday too? Like critical levels?) and just said screw it. After about an hour of arguing, we eventually headed out. I had pasta, and dessert. I ended the day at 1875 calories- well over my 1200. I still got in all my fluids and 8 fruits/veggies, but the meal was very high sodium. By the time we got to dinner, I wasn't anxious anymore, but the munchies I've been fighting all week did get the best of me. I also noticed that once I've taken the Xanax, I just don't care about what I'm eating. I don't care about too much, honestly. Considering the little concern I had about the whole thing, it could have been so much worse. I hadn't noticed this before (I'd only taken it once before and it was right before bed), so it's something I'm really going to need to monitor better. As far as helping with the anxiety/depression though, I'm liking the medicine so far.
Calories for the week
Strength: 3 days
Cardio: 4 days (after I finish today's workout)
After even more bickering with the husband this morning, I didn't make it to the gym before he left for work so I'm heading to my mom's and will use her treadmill to get in today's cardio. I need to stop by there anyway, so may as well take advantage of their home gym. Normally I wouldn't have time to head over there for this on a Saturday since it's usually cleaning and errands day, but after this morning, I'm saving it for tomorrow so Mr. D can be included.