Vacation, All I Ever Wanted…

Two more get-ups until Spring Break.  I have two more days until I get a week of well-deserved vacation.

But Spring Break can’t get here soon enough.  I need a break.

Even though I will be off all by myself next week, I’m looking forward to having a week to do things for myself and by myself.  Monday, I have my fitness assessment which I am looking forward to.  Tuesday, I’m planning to go to a movie.  I’m going to lunch with my Dad one day, and my Mom another day.  I’ll squeeze in some shopping and then some work around the house as well.  I’m going to haul a bunch of my old clothes to Goodwill so that someone who needs them can have them.  If the weather is nice, I’m going to give running at the park a go to see how long I can do it on regular terrain instead of the treadmill.  I’ve got to have a plan in place for things to do each day because I thrive on structure.  Long periods of time with nothing to do or nowhere to be is something I struggle with mightily, because I tend to eat to fill the time.  So keeping myself occupied with stuff to do every day next week will be important.

Great blog post I saw in my Facebook feed today:  Gym Bullies-Don’t Make Fun of Me.  I totally identified with the overweight woman who was being photographed.   I actually quit working out there because of a snide comment about my weight made by a real douchebag who saw me coming down the stairs from the cardio floor with my trainer at the time.

The worst part?

The douche making the comment was overweight too.

After that, I stopped going to the gym altogether.  I cancelled my membership shortly thereafter.

The gym I go to now is much smaller, and the folks who go there are there to work out, and that’s it.  There are few Lululemon and Under Armour clad hardbodies there.  Most of the folks who go to my gym look more like me, and less like the gym peacocks that populated my old gym.  And now when I go to the gym, I don’t worry about assholes making snide remarks about what I look like because quite frankly, I don’t care.  They don’t know me, they don’t know where I was, where I came from, and most importantly, they don’t know where I’m going on my path to health.  And honestly?  It’s none of their business.

I’m slacking off in the documenting my food daily department.  It’s a time issue these days.  But I did it for today, and today’s eating was pretty okay.  I got in 110 grams of protein, 55 grams carbs and 29 grams fat.  I ate 970 calories and drank 17 cups of water.  I’m trying to rein in my eating but this week has been tough because I want to eat EVERYTHING. 😦  Stupid hormones.


Today’s food choices, from upper left: multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron and B12 supplements; leftover smoked turkey and pinto beans from the Salt Lick; Trader Joe’s Monterey Jack cheese stick; Hill Country brand peppered turkey jerky; Buc-ee’s sweet and spicy beef jerky; grilled shrimp and red snapper filet with green beans (I didn’t eat the sauce you see); ham slices and leftover grits. Not shown: a packet of 2 saltine crackers.

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