I am trying hard to be more motivated. Motivated to eat better. Motivated to get more exercise. Motivated to just get healthier. Thus the shot of my favorite walking trail. I have missed it! I can't wait for it to be more light when I get off work so I can go more than just the weekends.
I have really been trying to choose more healthy foods as well. And it's working! It's actually kind of strange to see the scale go in the right direction for once. I got a gift card to buy some clothes for my trip for my birthday and I was chomping at the bit to go spend it but now I think I am going to wait until closer to the date of the trip and see if I can lose a bit more before I buy new clothes in my current size(that was the longest run-on sentence ever).
Anyway, I have been eating better. Part of that has been trying not to eat so much sugar. I think I have a sugar addiction. I really do. I'm not one to eat baked goods or chocolate but I love sour candy type things. I don't usually keep that kind of thing in the house but occasionally I will pick up some skittles or other candy and I always end up eating it sometime in the period after dinner before bed and I crave it.
But I have been very good about not eating any sugar. Until tonight.
This is the conversation Joe and I had after dinner tonight:
Me: I feel so guilty
Me: I kind of fell off the wagon with the whole cutting down on sugar thing
Joe: How? I didn't see you eat any sugar.
Me: Well I did. And I feel guilty about it.
Joe: Well nothing can be done about it now. What did you eat?
Me: I ate a whole box of tic tacs.
Joe: Whoa. Tic tacs? A whole box? Man I hope you don't gain back all that weight you lost. Eating Tic Tacs. (rolling his eyes).
Me: Whatever. They are like 1 calorie each and I ate a whole box. It very well could affect my weight loss for the week!
He is so supportive of me. :)
One thing I am finding about eating healthier(I am not calling it a diet) is that I have to be way more prepared and bring a lot of my own food to work so I don't end up eating/snacking on the wrong foods during the day.
After a week of rushing around in the mornings trying to throw something together for lunch and finding that I have absolutely nothing to store my food in I decided I need to be more organized about how I go about this.
So last Saturday night I re-organized my tupperware cupboard. Yes, you read that right. I spent a Saturday night organizing my *tupperware*. Don't be jealous. I really know how to party.
It's kind of unbelievable how disorganized that cupboard was.
Here is the before:
Pretty much none of those items had lids. Most of it went into the trash
My sister's cat decided to help out
Don't worry. This basket was washed out with a bleach/water solution after she "helped" me.
Here is the basket after
and the cupboard
Ahhhhh...........much better. Doesn't it feel good to be more organized? Now if only I could get it in gear to start on the rest of the house.
It's so much easier to get my lunch ready to take along to work now.
Wow. That was pretty much the most boring blog post ever. Not a lot going on in my life right now. LOL.