I forgot to mention yesterday that it was my baby’s 30th birthday. When I think of how old she has gotten, it just reminds me of how old I am J People at work scoff and just tell me I was a baby myself when I had her. And Yeah, I think they are right – 19 is still a baby.
This morning reading the comments from yesterday and MizFits “You are officially MINDFULLY eating”. I had to giggle because last night for dinner I was mindlessly eating there was no mindful about it J. I was not hungry but we were going out for her BD dinner and at a wonderful steak house and I just had to eat a steak and lobster. I ate half the lobster and half the steak and a few forkfuls of the garlic mashed potatoes but it was that pre dinner sitting around talking with a bowl of hand-cut, deep fried potato chips sitting there right in front of my face. I mean what I could I do, I had to help make them disappear so that they wouldn’t be there to temp me. Then there was that tiny piece of cheesy garlic bread – now that was good but I only had that one small piece. And through all of this, I truly wasn’t hungry but I ate it. I don’t know what’s up with that…..
Then after the dinner I took her to KOOZA – a Cirque Du Soleil show. She has never been and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her sitting on the edge of her seat watching the acrobats above us. We had EXCELLENT seats – third row from the stage. So there was a lot of looking up. And WOW are those people strong, agile and very fluid. There were three girls that could literally turn themselves inside out. I have never seen flexibility like that. And one girl could move hula-hoops like it was nothing. That girl could shake her booty. It was amazing to watch all that strength. If you go to this page on the website, you can watch the some of the acts – the Contortion tab is the pretzel girls. It was a late night but well worth it.
Now back to today with mindful eating thoughts ! I am back on track.
Today marks the end of the month and 28 days ago, I took my measurements and marked down my weight. I’m planning on updating my numbers once a month. So according to my spreadsheet here are the results:
ü I am down .1 lbs (whooptydo)
ü I am down 5.1 inches (that’s better)
ü I tracked 182752 steps (this one is not an entire months’ worth and did include 3 days of walking so really isn’t an accurate number yet)
ü I tracked 2357 minutes of exercising (that’s 39.28 hours) –not bad. (I did not workout 5 days in the last 28 days).
So all-in-all I am pleased with this month’s progress as my intent was really to get some ingrained habits happening and moving my body in some sort every day was my top priority. The 5 days I missed were intentional as it was 2 days before my big walk (resting up) and the day after (recuperating). The other two days I just missed doing something. I’m still pleased as it is a work in progress and not an attempt at perfection.
I hope everyone has a fantastic day!