Tuesday, September 26, 2006

a lentil kind of day

Today's Food:
Breakfast: Smoothie
Lunch: salad with Pomegranate Balsamic
Dinner: blended greens soup

Exercise: Namaste Yoga (television show), 30 min treadmill

Fuhrmometer Reading: Lentil

Well hubby saved me today from a much lower Fuhrmometer reading and a steak dinner. I really really wanted to go get a wrap from the HFS and he talked me out of it. Well... he used my words and promises (posted here) to talk me out of it. But mostly it was his convincing threats that he would actually make me eat steak if I gave in and got a wrap. I didn't have one and am steak-free! Woo hoo! Thanks sweetie!

The reason that the Fuhrmometer went down from yesterday is that I did succumb to the cake in the fridge at work. I had a very small piece... just a few bites, which I ended up regretting because I ate it and didn't really take the time to savor it so before I knew it my tiny piece of cake was gone. THEN I wanted to go back for more, I definitely regret ever having any in the first place.

BUT - a factor that saved me from doom today is that I was planning on a light workout day today and ended up doing more than I thought. I had decided to do a few of the workout tv shows that were on as a change of pace, but after doing yoga I felt so much better that I went down to the basement and jumped on the treadmill. I can feel already that my arms, shoulders, and back got a great workout from the yoga. It felt really good.

So all in all an ok day. If I didn't have the cake I would have been much happier with myself. To an extent it was an emotional eating type of thing. I have been letting stress and conflict get to me much too much lately and need to figure out how to deal with things in a more constructive way. I need to do some brainstorming on this subject...