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Checking In

Haven’t stayed on the wagon for very long. I’ve been sick since last week, so I’ve been comforting myself with food. Luckily having a cold means not too much of an appetite. I did manage to drop a lb after having a big sandwich for lunch and a sensible, low-carb dinner yesterday. I wasn’t happy that I wanted the sandwich, but it was kind of a reward. I have definitely curbed the at-home drinking, so that has been positive.

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7/18/2012

Seeing some positive results, although I’m not sure if I’m just seeing the effects of not being bloated anymore or if I’m actually dehydrated. In either case, I’m less than 2 lbs closer to my non-binge-eating resting weight (225). 

I haven’t been able to work out because I dropped a plank on my foot, which then swelled and bruised and hurts to put in a covered shoe like a high top or workout shoe. I just have to make up with it with being fully on the diet. I bought a bunch of veggies and edamame hummus to snack on instead of nuts and cheese which really doesn’t do a good job of filling me up. 

I had a big salad last night with figs, goat cheese, onions and sausage. It probably was higher carb than I should have for any one meal but at least I didn’t eat that much the rest of the day. The scale (hopefully) isn’t lying and the fact I’m 2 lbs down from yesterday seems to be a good sign. 

Getting Back Into It

I always mean well with my dieting, logging, everything. But life seems to get in the way. How are you supposed to calorie-count what you eat when you go out to a restaurant? Or hang out with friends?

I’ve been doing better with the no-drinking-at-home thing, at least. I did have 3 instances this weekend where I drank beer, when I really should’ve chosen wine or a well drink with soda. My system is all messed up and my diet is out of whack. I’ve been waking up with hunger pangs which means that my blood sugar isn’t back to where it needs to be and I’m not as low carb as I should be.

Can I just rant about the state of drink options in our nation? You can buy all manner of diet and low-carb drinks and sodas at the store, but when it comes to restaurants and bars, your only choices for low calorie are Diet Coke, Club Soda or Water. And maybe the occasional Sugar Free Red Bull (at bars). Aside from those huge eyesore Coke machines that make a bazillion combinations of drinks, there is no availability for Coke Zero, Diet 7Up or Sprite, Diet Tonic Water anywhere in public… I don’t get it!

Thanks to bread eating and beer drinking this weekend, I’m back up a few LBs I think. I ballooned way up after a BLT and a pizza binge sesh. SO and I have agreed not to order pizza anymore… or at least not get all the fixins’ that go with it, like bread sticks, chicken poppers, yadda yadda. I think I’d rather just not be tempted. Or at least order something in that’s not 100% bread, like healthier Chinese food.

Right now I am avoiding going to the gym. It’s a million degrees out and I don’t feel well to begin with. I have a lot of excuses, but at least I can placate myself by being 100% on my diet today since that’s the most important part.