Well, it has been four weeks and I am down 10.8 pounds. Yay! I wish that I could lose another 10 over the next four. I am committed but I don't think I'm committed enough. If I was I would exercise more and eat even better. I am interested in running but I still don't have a treadmill and I am not confident enough to do it outside yet.
My friend wanted to go out for dinner tonight but all I could think was how I hadn't budgeted my calories for eating out today. I was able to convince her to go tomorrow since I thought I should be home with my kids tonight. We are going to the Olive Garden. I plan to limit myself to one bread stick (wish me luck) and pig out on salad. I will order an entree for the illusion and bring it home for my family to devour.
I had a great workout this evening. This is the first time I would really say I was dripping sweat! I mean I have felt it before but this time I started early and kept sweating throughout. And I felt great!
I checked out the Olive Garden nutrition guide and I can't believe that one plate of salad with dressing has more calories than the Zuppa Toscana soup. I am thinking that I should have soup but I love the salad sooooo much. For my dinner I will likely order the Linguine alla Marinara which truthfully is what I usually order. Simple but yummy and only 430 calories if I eat it all! So one bread stick 150 calories, bowl of soup 170 calories, and entree 430 calories, I could get through dinner with just 750 calories. I can certainly budget the rest of my day around that!