Went out and got one of these today. Planning an early evening trip before dinner tonight!
I’ve been doing the dieting thing in preparation for the Bahamas cruise that we are no longer taking. Too many contracts came in for Chris…and clients come first. So we traded the cruise in for a four-day excursion to Vegas in Late June. The diet thing has been going extremely well. I started it about 5 weeks ago and have dropped, as of today, 24 pounds and 7 1/2 inches. Last night, I tried on a pair of jeans that were three sizes too small a year ago – – and they fit. Perfectly, might I add! Somehow, I’ll find an excuse to wear that new bikini in Vegas 😉
I didn’t do a whole lot for this diet thing except change some of my hideous eating habits. I switched from 2% to skim milk for absolutely everything. At first, it wasn’t so great – – but once you get used to it, I don’t even notice a difference anymore. Actually, going back to 2% now (I’ve done it once or twice) is icky – – the 2% is too heavy for me, anymore. I cut out all the snacking that I do. I LOVE snacks!! I’m a certified cookie monster!! Ginger Snaps and Almond Windmill cookies are my ultimate weakness! I could eat a whole package in one sitting, with a cup or two of coffee! I haven’t given up my coffee, at all. I just take my quad shot lattes with skim, instead of 2% or whole. I snack mostly on fruits and veggies these days. I’m not really watching the carbs – – but have really super increased my protein intake. I just have noticed that once I started paying attention to the protein, fat and calories – – that naturally decreased the carb intake, as a whole. I try to stick at 1300 calories a day, that includes about 125 grams of protein a day. I’ve also stepped up the excercise activitiy. Taking lots of walks, either outside – or on the treadmill. Just purchased that new bike – so I’ll be adding that to the activity. I do reward myself once a week with slowly enjoying two Almond WindMill cookies, though. I can’t give it all up – – that’s asking WAY too much! 🙂
Earlier today, I went grocery shopping. Picked up some filets for dinner tonight. Also picked up some Tuna Steaks for tomorrows dinner, some salad stuff, bunch of fruit and milk. I was in the vegatable section, picking out asparagus. This impossibly cute guy walks up and says, “Oh yum! Asparagus! Steamed or boiled?” I said, “Steamed…always steamed.” Then he says, ” Are you making it for dinner tonight? Because I LOVE asparagus!” I smiled, “Yes, I am making it tonight . . . . my boyfriend loves it too.” He replys with, “Oh ouch. That was painful.”…and walks away.
Watching him walk away was pretty pleasant, let me just say.