dr pepper say what?
Monday, March 31, 2008
So I caved. I am still drinking my Dr Pepper. Not as much as before. Usually one of those small bottles a day -sometimes none. The caffeine withdrawal headaches are going down. Im sure I will be able to cut it out soon enough. I have been behind in documenting my food and exercise. Last week my coworker let us know he is leaving so I am mad dashing to learn his job before Friday as well as still do my job. Needless to say the overtime hours will be put in. My calories have been too low as well as my proteins. Need t work on that. My sleep has been pretty messed up due to stressing over work. I was going to go work out tonight but I have too much work to do and am taking a break now from it just to write this. I am still losing weight. Much slower than the first week but still getting there. I hope that I can drop at least 4 pounds next month. Im not going to set a high goal for myself since I already dropped a big number.
I did splurge mighty hard Friday night. Went out with an old friend and even though I chose well off the menu foodwise the frozen margarita was calling to me. I kept telling myself its ice and lime..with some very nasty liquor. Then we went and had a few beers. Oh well. I worked out at home extra hard the next day and last night. We have to give in every so often. I had a good time but it will be awhile before I let myself fall back to the 'its ok if its just here and there' thing. I still have plenty to lose and want to look good again by the summer. Meeting up with someone you havent seen in over a year and knowing that they see the difference is sort of scary.
I did have an effect on him though. Most of dinner we talked about nutrition. He was eating these scary fat looking mexican roll things. He asked if I wanted one and said they were good. I looked and saw creaminess. I passed. I had a few tbsp of refried beans, a beef enchilada with no sauce, and half a chicken soft taco. I told him I got more out of my food with less fat than he did with the junk he ate. He just loves food. i told him how much I get to eat each day and he thought I was lying. He has had some major health issues lately and hates that he is getting dunlap disease while pushing 40. I told him do something about it. Today he sent me a message that I got to him and he ate a bit better all weekend. He then said he wanted to go to Sweet Tomatoes with me. That he had lunch there and it was great and healthier than what he normally eats. I looked up the website..OMG. Soup and salad never looked so fattening. The only thing I could eat is a cup of chicken noodle soup..maybe chili. Everything was just too high in fat content to think about eating there. People often think if its salad its ok. Not true in this case. So I am going to have to talk to him about looking at nutrition. One look is all it really takes. You start to realize how much junk you put in your body.
I showed my daughter how dangerous chocolate is. She found one of those thick bars of chocolate. She was like this isnt so bad. 4 grams of fat. I said yeah..look at the servings. Each serving was one square..8 squares a bar. She didnt realize one bar had 32 grams of fat. That is insane! Needless to say she went for fat free pudding instead.
Guess I will get back to work. Much left to do.