Food & Workout Report, Weekly Goals Revisit 7/24/13

Apparently, in our new office space (the advising staff moved into a new part of the building that we’ve just taken over a month or so ago) the AC is set to completely fritz out and start blowing hot instead of cool air for at least a full day each week. After sitting in an office that was less than 10 degrees cooler than the outside temperature for hours, I almost used it as an excuse not to go to Curves.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

At lunch, I decided to leave the office, because at least I have AC in my car that works, so instead of calling the chiropractor’s office to set an appointment and give them my new insurance info, I decided to drop by instead. After that (I have an appointment tomorrow after work), sitting in the car I had a ridiculous but serious argument with myself. I wanted fast food—a Whopper from BK or chili-cheese tots from Sonic. But then I started thinking about that Extreme Weightloss show I’ve been watching and all the coaching Chris Powell does and how frustrated I was getting at the woman last night who kept slipping back to her old eating habits (many of which I share) and re-gaining the weight she’d worked so hard to lose. And I realized the main reason I was so frustrated with her was because that’s exactly what I do. Have a great success and “celebrate” by stuffing bad-for-me food in my mouth. Have a problem and cope with it by doing the same thing.

And THEN I was mad because I knew I’d been indoctrinated by a STOOPID TV SHOW! 😉

So I went to Sonic for lunch.

But instead of chili-cheese tots and a milkshake, I got a grilled chicken wrap and a large diet Dr. Pepper with extra ice (and my Sonic, when I order extra ice, PACKS the cup with ice, so it’s really probably only about 16 ounces of soda once all is said and done—the whole point of this is to get the ice). While I know this wasn’t the healthiest lunch I could have had, it was the best choice I could have made which allowed me to go out for fast food without totally sabotaging myself. And that’s a good portion of my battle—making better choices.

The problem lies in the issue with the heat in the office. Because it was eighty degrees all afternoon, after I ate the wrap, I never felt like getting up and walking across the hall to the kitchen to get my veggies/dressing or yogurt. So by the time I left the office at 5:00, I was starving. Another excuse/reason not to go workout.

I did go to Curves—and, because this was my third day this week, I was really feeling it on every machine. I had no energy and what strength I did have quickly waned. It was a struggle, and I felt like giving up, but I didn’t. I made it through, panting and sweating and pushing myself the entire time. And I felt great—emotionally, not physically—once I finished. I didn’t give in to excuses. I didn’t give in to fatigue and the desire to quit. I got in three days of exercise this week, and will try to get back on Friday evening as well.

Last night, I did eat the artichoke, but I never got around to the ham steak. Believe it or not, I’m currently having a problem eating enough calories every day! I need to start using again to make sure that I’m eating enough calories and limiting my carb intake.

Breakfast: Sausage, coffee

Lunch: Sonic grilled-chicken wrap and diet Dr. Pepper

Dinner: Pot-roast veggie soup, water.
Later: Root beer float made with sugar-free/low carb vanilla ice cream and diet root beer.

Full workout at Curves
3,063 steps so far today

Weekly Goals Revisit

  • Remember to wear pedometer every day.
  • Doing this.

  • Try to walk more every day.
  • Haven’t gotten there yet.

  • Stick as close to the food-plan I made Sunday as possible.
  • Doing okay so far. Not sabotaging myself when I go off plan.

  • Get in at least 3 more workouts at Curves this week.
  • Two down, one to go!

  • Take some “before” photos. I looked for something recent, but I haven’t let anyone take a photo of me in two years (since the one in the previous post) it seems.
  • Going to try to do this tonight.

  • Get back in to see the chiropractor.
  • Going tomorrow.

  • Thirty to forty-five minutes of cleaning/organizing at home every day, including going through and culling the wardrobe and getting rid of clothes I never wear, no matter if they’re “going to fit when I lose weight” or not.
  • Haven’t done this yet.

  • Grading for Lit class finished before Friday.
  • Discussion posts are due for Unit 4 tonight. Tomorrow, I will go in and respond to those and then get started grading.

  • Stay busy and try to keep the depression-based fatigue at bay.
  • I’ve been doing okay at this so far.

  • Finish proofreading An Honest Heart and get corrections back to B&H by deadline!
  • Need to get on this!

    New Goal

  • Lose 20 lbs. by the ACFW conference (starts September 13).
  • 2.5 pounds down, 17.5 to go!


About Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator.
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5 Responses to Food & Workout Report, Weekly Goals Revisit 7/24/13

  1. Sarah D says:

    Kaye, that’s such an encouraging post! You made the better choices on a day when you had a lot of “reasons” to take the “easy” way. I sabotage myself a LOT so this was a challenge to me! Thanks for posting!


  2. Hmmm. I’m tempted to hate you for that 2.5… 😉 Good for you with your Sonic choices! Proud of you for not going the other way with it!

    Not planning to go overboard [too much] this week but we’re having a birthday “extravaganza.” Youngest kiddo will be 6 tomorrow and we’re not having a party but are having people over several times so there will be cake. Smaller pieces and not as many most likely.

    I had a theraputic massage yesterday and today am SORE in the spots where the knots were, but my shoulder hasn’t felt this good in months and my back hasn’t felt this good since my oldest [nearly 12] jacked it up when I was pregnant. Tomorrow is the last day of work for me for three weeks and I’m hoping to start work outs on Friday. I need to get my basement organized again and my makeshift treadmill desk back together. Lots of work to do to get ready for ACFW and would love to do a lot of it there.

    Need to do some before pics too… Not looking forward to that…


  3. caring58 says:

    Way to go, Kaye! Very proud of you for not giving in to the excuses! Keep this up and you’ll reach that 20 lbs goal well before you go to the conference!


  4. Nancy Mehl says:

    You’re my hero. (Or heroine.) LOL!


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