Yep. I was doing so good. I haven't eaten fast food or anything "bad" in about 3 weeks. I was doing my elliptical for a min of 40 mins a day. Then this weekend happened. I ate Zaxby's, Little Caesars, Arby's and Chinese. I didn't do my elliptical Fri or Sat. I also drank a Dr Pepper (which if you know me, you know that I NEVER drink soda) and haven't drank any water since Friday. Bad Meagan.
In my defense, Friday is the one day a week that Miss E and I go to lunch and I have my "cheat meal" of the week. This week it was Arby's. We played at the playground for a few hours and did lots of walking in the 6 stores we went to. The reason I didn't do my elliptical is because when we got home, It was 76 in my house (normally it's around 72) and I realized that our AC was BROKEN. It got up to 86 that evening in the house, it felt cooler outside than in my house. It was miserable. So I didn't cook (didn't want to turn the stove on and make more heat) so Chinese it was. I probably would have burned more calories since I was sweating on the elliptical that night, but I was just too hot to care to be honest.
Saturday my FIL came over to do yard work (still working on getting it ready from the tornado) and I took Miss E to her Grammie's to spend the night. I needed something cheap to feed the rest of us though so Little Caesars it was. $7 for a large pepperoni pizza and bread sticks. Then the rest of the afternoon was spent getting the AC taken care of(which we did thanks to one of our best friends) and the guys working in the yard. Last night we went to Sam's to upgrade our phones (finally!!) bc we had gotten something in the mail saying that we get to upgrade early. We've had our phones for 2 years and all the electronic nuts know that with all the new technology coming out so frequently, that means our phones were terribly outdated. Plus mine had been broken since November, but I didn't want to pay to get the same phone back so I just stuck it out. I was contemplating on getting an Iphone, but my old phone and Tablet is Android(which I LOVE) and I don't use Apple anything so there was just no point, I was just contemplating a change. Plus the new Iphone 5 is coming in September and I didn't want to wait that long. Anyway, we both got new phones and they are awesome. By the time we got all that done is was almost 10 so of course we didn't want to go home to cook, so Zaxby's it was.
Today I've jumped back on the wagon after weighing myself and realizing I gained a pound back. You may think that a pound isn't a big deal, but when you've been on a strict routine and have been steadily losing, it's really discouraging to gain even a little back. But it's okay, just a minor set back. I went to the grocery store today and got all my healthy stuff for the week so I'm all set.
I wish I had more friends that lived closer to me that actually enjoyed walking. When it's not rainy, Miss E and I take evening walks around my subdivision(which is full of hills so it's a nice workout when your pushing a stroller). But I live out in the boonies and the friends that do live close don't really care about walking or working out. I need more health conscious friends to be doing this with me, but I'm still doing okay on my own, it would just be nice to have someone to share the journey with and swap stories with and share frustrations with. I'm absolutely addicted to MyFitnessPal and I have a good number of people on there doing it with me, but it would be nice to have someone IRL doing it as well.
The good news is I'm 18lbs down, but I still have a ways to go. It really does get easier over time. The first 2 weeks are the hardest, then after that it's just habit.