Cloud Atlas + Sweet Potato Fries

Weight this morning:  130.0
Low weight:  129.0
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Happy Veteran’s Day!  Here’s to all the men and women who serve our country so that we can live the wonderful, safe, and free lives we live here in the U.S.   Thank you, thank you.

I started off my day with a visit to the gym–about 20 minutes on the treadmill (200 cals burned), followed by a Body Pump class (305 cals burned).  I had off from work today, so we proceeded to see a marathon-of-a-movie (roughly 3 hours long) –> Cloud Atlas!  I brought along the following:I had heard good things about the movie, so I was excited to check it out.  I would have to say it was pretty good, but not great.  The make-up was amazing (they use the same actors throughout various time periods), and the story was pretty cool, but nothing else really “wowed” me about the film.  I’m glad we saw it, though.  It was a very unique movie.  Next, was a late lunch/early dinner:

I immediately boxed up half the sweet potato fries and half the sandwich when it arrived.  Out of sight, out of mind!  The sweet potato fries were perfectly crisp and delicioso!  When I got home, I actually nibbled on a couple more fries and then tossed the rest.  They got soggy, so why waste calories on them??  Alright, here’s all the food i 8 today:

  • Spoonful of Publix freshly ground peanut butter, pre-workout
  • Kind bar
  • 1/2 veggie pita, 1/2 sweet potato fries serving
  • fun size Snickers bar
  • 1/2 veggie pita
  • some bites of my leftover homemade applesauce (recipe here)

And below is where I ended up calorie-wise.  Ok, so I’m really back to a more normal schedule tomorrow!  🙂

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Taking the bad with the good

Weight this morning:  133.0
Low weight:  129.8 –> this is an important one to keep track of, too!
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

The bad:
I came back from my trip up to 133 lbs from 129.8 lbs, where I started on Friday.  What disappointment!  I worked so hard to break 130 lbs, and now I’m back up to 3 over!  I’m not sure what I was expecting, though, considering I just got home from 4 days of drinking, heavy eating (including 3 buffet trips), multiple desserts, and minimal exercise (save for shaking my tail feather on the dance floor at both weddings!).  We drove roughly 2000 miles over four days, so that means I did a lot of sitting on my butt and not a lot of calorie-burning!  So, I was quite disappointed to see this number on the scale this morning, and I really hope I can work to get back below 130 quickly.

The good:
I had an AMAZING vacation!  While I can’t say I’m 100% regret-free with my food choices (did I really need to try EVERY dessert at the country buffet??), I can say that I enjoyed every bit of food I ate.  I got back in the gym this morning and burned 490 cals doing Body Attack and went to Zumba this evening and burned 340 more cals.  It felt really good to work up a sweat again after 4 days off!  Last but not least, before starting this blog, I was used to returning from vacation, stepping on the scale, and seeing a number close to 140 lbs.  While I was sad to see the 133 lbs this morning, it was not nearly as sad as seeing 138 or 139.  So, I’m making progress here, one day at a time.

Ok, back to business…what i 8 today:

  • Early lunch @ a burger joint –> grilled veggie pita with feta cheese (only ate 1/2 the pita bread), 1/2 a side of fruit, some fries off another’s plate!
  • black bean, cheese, and salsa burrito in a whole wheat tortilla
  • apple + almond butter
  • fun-size snickers bar (from a wedding welcome bag I got this weekend–I couldn’t resist…yum!!)

Back at it tomorrow.  Sweet dreams!!