Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Day Two ... Accountability Test

Not too much interesting going on here. I'm talking to an old classmate from my MBA program about a job posting at his company this afternoon. Not a perfect fit from the description, but nothing's perfect. I'll let you know if I decide it is worth pursuing. I decided to apply for a part-time position at the local library. Too bad the one in our neighborhood hasn't been built yet, or I could walk to work :) I'll let you know if they hire me - hopefully someone will :)

I have been trying to be better about eating. I was good yesterday until dinner. I should have eaten more as the day progressed - note to self for the future. Actually, my old WW meeting leader said that we shouldn't say "I was good." or "I was bad." when it comes to food. We should just talk about the choices we have made and if we could make better choices. So, my choices yesterday were good until dinner. Actually, until I went in the hot tub at 6:30pm. That's when I decided to have a beer. It just sounded lovely. But today I have made better choices. I'll post yesterday's menu first (in chronological order) and then today's so far (it's 3:49pm PST).

1-1/2 cups Cheerios
1-1/2 cups Light & Fit non-fat yogurt
2% milk
1 Corona Light beer
1-1/2 cups of spaghetti
1/2 cup marinara sauce
3 meatballs
1 glass of red wine
2 servings of snaps pretzels
1 Corona Light beer

Tuesday (before 4pm):
2% milk
2-1/2 cups Cheerios
1 apple
1 Greek salad (lettuce, tomato, 8 olives, onion, 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles) no dressing at Panera's (I successfully avoided the bagel! :) Yeah me!)

My goal is to continue to make good choices for the remainder of the day. (Spaghetti was my downfall yesterday. WW says 1 serving of spaghetti and meatballs is 16 points!) We are going out to dinner tonight, so I may have a glass of wine or two. I know I can go to dinner without drinking, but if I can work it into my points, I'm going to indulge. But I'm going to balance that with a healthy dinner (no pizza!) But, I do think that I am going to save beer/alcohol for every once in a while (like when I go out) as I had been doing for the past 1-1/2 years. I agree with Jodi's comment, if it isn't in the house, it won't be a temptation. I usually don't think about having a beer until I see my Mom or Dad with a cocktail, so if I don't have it, I don't think I'll miss it. And Kim, thanks for your idea about the non-alcoholic beer. I've never tried it before, so it is something to think about.

Thanks for helping me hold myself accountable. I think I will get the hang of this during these 7 days of reporting to you all.


jodi said...

i think your leader was right - there is no good/bad food, just the choices we made and how we deal with them... i know pizza isn't the most healthy food but i don't consider it bad (because i love it and can have it in moderation)... :o)

totegirl said...

Where's this job? DC or NY? Good luck on the library job. What a fun job that would be!

So, Corona, huh? I agree with your leader and Jodi. No good/bad foods or days, just better or worse choices, well except maybe fried twinkies or something. Keep up the good work!

Kim said...

Hey Trixie - Thank you for your kindness and support today. Really. You really helped to make me feel better. It means a lot to have a friend like you. :)

Lily T said...

Your leader is very wise. I think I will start saying it like that also.

Amazon Alanna said...

Everyone has been saying the same thing I want to's all about the balance...some foods are better choices than others and it's the way you balance them is the key.

When you have time, I tagged you for a meme, if you'd like to participate.

Kim said...

Where in the heck are you???? Hope all is well. :)