I finished up yesterday with Lentil soup and salad for dinner. It was yummy and filling and healthy. I was so hungry last night. SO SO hungry. I guess it was all the exercise at lunch? I don't know, but I ended up with a snack around 9pm. I had room in my budget and I was starved. I had laughing cow cheese, a few crackers and grapes. I haven't been snacking at night lately and I am puzzled. Total calories for the day were 1562 which is higher than a long time. But, with the exercise, net cals were 1040.
So I've been hungrier this week than the last 2 weeks. Is it because I'm building muscle and shrinking inches? I don't know. I did recall this am that I changed birth control pills about a week ago and maybe that's it. Could explain the hunger AND the no loss this week. Being a woman is a BITCH. It bites. And also is wonderful, and nothing I can change. I have to get off these damn pills. My husband has GOT to get IT taken care of and SOON.
Yesterday after my run I weighed 210, a loss of 3 pounds. This am I weighed 213.6, the same as weigh in on Wednesday. WTF? I think I 'm going to stop weighing in between my weigh in days, if I can. It is such habit to hop on the scale.
BUT what I REALLY want to talk about today is FOOTBALL!!!
I am pumped about my weekend, but also feeling a little nervous. I am SUPER DE DUPER pumped that college football kicks off this weekend. I am so excited to head back home and see my family, but most of all go to the opening OU game. I love my Oklahoma Sooners and I love my football. But, I also LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat too much and drink too much during the game. It's going to be a challenge for me and I haven't quite figured out how to handle it. I really want my traditional gin and tonic prior to the game. The food in the stadium is NOT health food, so I'll eat before the game and maybe smuggle in a healthy snack food? Any other ideas are appreciated.
These weekends usually start with pre-game food and drinks, stadium food and drinks, after game food and drinks. Sometime in there we usually get an adult night out w/ movies and dinner and drink. Sometimes they'd end with trips to IHOP at 2am. Usually there's Sunday dinner with the family including pies and cakes and such. AND don't forget the road trip food and snacks and drive thrus.UGH! It's a lot to work out and I need to get it done because there are 3 home games in a row to start the season. We go to every game.
OBVIOUSLY, most of that is just not doable with my new lifestyle. I've already done some planning on food and workouts. My BFF and I are planning a trip to the gym and maybe a run in the park. There's lots and lots of walking on game day as you have to park probably 1-2 miles away from the stadium. Plus, I'll count the jumping and cursing at the refs and clapping and screaming and bouncing and standing. Yeah, so I enjoy my football, OK? For fun I'll be wearing my Polar just so I can see how many calories I burn doing all that.
I get to see my BFF and we're planning a shopping trip so I can buy her some new clothes and steal all her old ones. She is in 13s and 14s and I have just reached 16s. So I can steal her old 16s and when she's a 12, I'll take the 14s back! A HA! A plan that helps us both. Affording clothes on her single parent teacher's salary is hard and this is a win-win for both of us as I don't want to spend a lot of money buying 16s I won't be in long. The jeans I just bought are already loose in the legs and butt.
(This next part will be of no interest to you if you don't do football.)
The game this weekend is not a biggie-Utah State, but I am excited to see the team with our returning quarterback. I haven't seen them play since the Spring Game and I have to admit there were things I saw then that worried me a bit. We still have O-line issues. Our running backs are iffy. Our receivers are inexperienced. I mean, De Marco Murray is great IF he can make it through 3 games without an injury. Last year was SUCH a disappointment with Sam Bradford's injury, and all the other injuries. We really had the makings of a National Title run last year, but injuries killed that. This year is a big question in my mind so we'll see.
On the NFL front my Cowboys look like shit. So let's just wait and see there. Sigh. BUT, I'm super proud of the Sooners who will take the field on NFL teams this year. Sam Bradford is looking great at the Rams, even if the rest of the team isn't. He's going to be a star. Mark my words. I'm just so happy to have actual games to watch and not that training camp and Hard Knocks and Pre-Season bullshit. (Yes. I watch all that stuff. I told you I'm an addict.)
(Football part over.)
And, so let me know if you have ideas about meeting this challenge for me. Let me know your weekend plans and challenges and how you plan to handle it. To be honest this football weekend thing is a bigger deal to me than Holidays since they come more often and I have less control over the food since I'm not cooking. I'll plan to post this weekend and let you know how it goes if I can. I haven't figured out posting from my phone yet.
Everyone have a great weekend and GO SOONERS!
This blog is an accounting of my personal journey to find fitness. All the content on this blog should be read as a biographical piece of literature, not a medical resource. I am a physician, but I am in no way giving medical advice or establishing doctor patient relationships with my readers. I am simply keeping a diary. If you are starting a diet or exercise program or require medical evaluation or advice, please see your own family physician.