|Happy New Year!
||[Nov. 1st, 2011|12:57 pm]
I said that I wanted these entries to be me making more of a disclosure of my eating and general health habits. This weekend was not a good weekend for that. It was Halloween, of course, with multiple parties, and excursions out to local drinking establishments. I do feel that I was better than I've been in the past, but there were still a lot of calories consumed in the form of alcohol, not to mention the various spreads at said parties. Highlights include the punch, the Chinese buffet, the Mummified Pig tails (pigs in a blanket), but I also did get to the gym on Friday and on Sunday.|
Speaking of the gym, I moved my membership from the YWCA to the YMCA this weekend. I love the YWCA, but it was becoming less and less convenient to get there for a decent workout. I toured the Saint Paul Skyway YMCA on Friday, and was going to take a few days to mull it over. The last straw was the two hour bus ride on the 53 to get from downtown Saint Paul to Uptown to lift weights after work. A bus ride that normally takes about 50 minutes, took two hours for whatever reason. I never saw an accident or emergency vehicles, so my supposition is that construction on 94 was so bad, it forced people off the freeway and onto the side streets. The 53 runs on Marshall and Lake, and with University also under construction, everyone decided to go south a few blocks. After getting to the gym over an hour after I initially planned, and realizing that it's not going to get any better until spring, my decision was made. Now, I can walk over to the YMCA during my lunch breaks or after work before even getting on the bus. Heck, I can even use it to shower in the morning after bicycling over from Minneapolis.
So going by certain calendars, 1 November would be a brand new year. It's a great time to refocus on the future and while not completely forgetting about the past, use it for what it is, a learning experience. I'm going to continue working on the things I've written about in the past, particularly keeping track of what I'm putting in my mouth, because it can only help me with getting back to tracking with Weight Watchers.
Today's meals so far have consisted of two slices of Brownberry Double Protein bread with two slice of Oscar Mayer Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, followed by an orange. Someone brought in a bag of candy to work, and I've had three chewy sweet tart pieces (think Laffy Taffy), and a fun-sized bag of Peanut M&Ms, as well as a fun-sized bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms. Hopefully that'll be all gone by the time I get back from the gym. I also had a Lean Cuisine, Grilled Chicken with Penne and vegetables. I skipped the caramel apple dessert that came with it, as it seemed rather nasty. I know, as opposed to the Lean Cuisine itself, right?