I think this week was a huge success in my new diet, err, lifestyle change plan.
To start, I felt quite a bit better both bodywise and moodwise because I wasn’t eating as much processed crap. Sure, I ate some less-than-stellar non diet-friendly food (I’m talking to you, delish gourmet hot dog from Los Perros Locos), but I actually planned for them to be part of my day, so I ate a lighter breakfast and lunch to leave more than enough calories to have them without feeling (too too) guilty, and made sure to get in a number of good walks on lunch and after work with the fella.
Last night was the best, actually, and not just because it was finally the end of a highly stressful week.
The fella and I ordered in from our favorite Chinese place, and I filled up on edamame before digging into the meal we planned to share, so I didn’t pig out on the rice and pork, which was a great feeling. Then later on, we had a hankering for something sweet, so we walked from our apartment on 131st to Rita’s way down on 92nd.
What, you’ve never walked nearly 40 blocks for a craving?
Instead of getting a gelati, which is ice mixed with custard (and my usual order when we’d frequent Rita’s back home), I got passionfruit ice, which was sweet and yummy — and a great way to cool down from our power walk. We ate the ice sitting on a bench on the median on Broadway, and it was just a simple moment that was easily my favorite of the week. The breeze was cool and comfortable, I had my favorite person beside me, and we just people and dog watched for a while as we talked.
The next few days are going to be hectic, and I’m going to try to plan accordingly with my eating.
Today, I’m heading out to buy a scale — and step on it for the first time in almost a year.
I’m a nervous wreck because I know the number isn’t going to be something I’ll be proud of, but I know it’s a necessary evil at this point, especially as I’ve made such a conscious effort this week to really begin changing my habits. I’ll be a brave girl and step on, and I know when I step off, I’ll be that much more inspired to make myself the person I know I can be.