I'm checking in on a Sunday morning here because I am not A) hungover or B) filled with self-loathing at my behavior. Progress!
Friday was odd--I woke up late, ate some cottage cheese, cleaned the house, and then checked out a few new On Demand fitness videos. The first was a kind of dance/aerobics led by an energetic guy with two backup dancers. I managed OK, but they completely lost me on the moving cha-cha. But I worked up a sweat and enjoyed myself, so no complaints. Then I tried the Pilates Abs workout. Remember how I said I kind of enjoyed Pilates? Hahaha! Bullshit! The Abs workout was terrifying. It's only 12 minutes long, but it's going to take me several tries to get through the whole thing.
This week I've been experimenting with bigger lunches and smaller dinners, trying to get out of the mindset of eating as little as possible during the day and then having a big snack after dinner. (Not that I think that evening calories necessarily "weigh" more than daytime calories, a point I have debated often with the MILF, just that I think it's good to eat well during the day.) So by the time I finished my workouts and showered, it was around 3. I decided I'd eat the big salad I'd planned for dinner, and then treat myself to a big bowl of popcorn in the evening instead of dinner.
I stuck to the plan, but I won't be doing that again. Apparently I'm a creature of habit, and I want a meal in the evening. Popcorn, delicious and nutritious as it is, is not a meal. I went to bed feeling hungry and woke up with a stomach that was a little annoyed at having been fed only fiber the day before.
Yesterday I took G to a beer festival for his birthday. What? Beer?? And then steak frites for dinner? The HORROR! But I didn't feel guilty at all because I had had a perfect week and all of my flex points were there for me. Also, I got in two more workout videos in the AM--Total Body Pilates and Jillian Michael's Shred.
If I can stick to my plan for today--eat light during the day, no alcohol, enjoy the Father's Day dinner but show some restraint--I will feel completely content with this week, regardless of the scale.