On my way to the gym after work I ate my banana. It almost filled me up enough to work out. I just haven’t quite figured out what works best for pre-workout snacks yet. I changed at the gym and put on some tunes. Who doesn’t love Journey? And is it just me or does the song “Don’t Stop Believin'” always invoke memories of the finale of “The Sopranos”? (As opposed to my childhood when I listened to Journey…weird…)
I was working out in style last night! My Big Ass Boot and my hiking boot. Classy. I spent my time alternating weights between Arms/Shoulders/Back/Triceps/Biceps and mixing in more Ab work than I’ve done in a long time.
I felt really uncomfortable in the Big Ass Boot. It reminded me of when I was 250+ pounds and I had to get my body into a swim suit, walk in front of the whole world (in my mind) to get into the pool. It was embarrassing. I was humiliated and it caused me more anxiety than anything I’ve ever experienced. I dreaded it. I imagined changing into the suit in front of people in the locker room, imagined people judging me for being 250+ and then imagined walking in front of everyone to get to the pool. I felt that way again last night when I walked around the gym in my boot. I experienced the same emotions–the emotions of people staring at me. It sucked. Thank goodness the boot is GONE!
I finished with the medicine ball and then went home. I just didn’t feel motivated to extend my work out.
Calories Burned: 429
Activities: Weights for Arms, Chest, Shoulders, Back, Abs
When I got home I made dinner for myself. Leftover Pizza Hut:
And a salad with leftover curry tuna on top:
Is that the weirdest combo ever? Tuna and pepperoni.
Sorry if I just grossed you out. I promise I didn’t eat those two items together. I had one glass of merlot with dinner.
After dinner I debated: “Do I have one more glass of wine? Or do I have dessert?” It may seem like a silly debate to have with oneself. However, I try to not have both in one day. Alcohol has a lot of sugar in it and I’m trying my best to limit the sugar I eat to one treat a day. So I look at alcoholic drinks as a treat just like dessert.
This is not to say that I don’t often have both. 🙂
I decided to skip the extra wine and have a little vanilla ice cream (160 calories) plus some chocolate fudge sauce (45 calories). It was a delicious end to the night!
QUESTION: Do you eat dessert every night? Or do you try to limit your sugar intake?
I love pepperoni like no other. So Im okay with however you want to eat it!
Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
I usually do have something sweet every night. I try to pick pre-packaged things though so I limit my serving because tubs of ice cream normally have 12 – 16 servings and its always gone in 4ish for me, so single serving work better for me (but not the environment!). My latest treat is last night I bought mango italian ice. They are only 100 calories and are delicious. Plus they take a little while to eat since they’re hard – perfect!
I’m glad I’m not the only one that eats too much ice cream. 😉 And yes, 16 servings in a tub usually only lasts for half of that!
Lori (Finding Radiance)
I eat a snack every night, but I don’t necessarily call it dessert. It is usually on the sweeter side, though. Sometimes it is fruit and cheese, or a Balance bar, or pumpkin souffle.
Not to say the occasional chocolate chip binge doesn’t sneak in there from time to time LOL!
I love having chocolate chips as a treat. I eat less of them!
Sadly (or perhaps happily), I seem to have consumed my lifetime allotment of sugar. So, for my serenity and sanity, I no longer have a food if sugar is one of the first 5 ingredients. But I am not mourning the loss because I have so many sweet choices in alternative sweeteners such as Splenda, Truvia , and fruits such as dates. If you have had a Lara Bar you will understand about the joy of dates.
I have a sweet treat once a week. There do go weeks where I skip the once a week treat and it does not bother me much. Sweet things now mostly consists of things like fruit or honey in my yogurt.