Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thirsty Thursday

As part of my return to healthy living, I have given up alcohol during the week.  I still enjoy a couple glasses of wine on the weekend, which includes Friday night but that's the goal.  During my hiatus from banded life and really just not giving a fuck, I was having at least one glass of wine every night.  And I especially enjoyed Wine Down Wednesday.  The girls had gymnastics so I would hit a happy hour with Hubster or even by myself and enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers.  (Seriously...can't figure out how I've regained all my weight.  Facepalm!)  Anywhoozle, breaking this routine has proven more difficult than I thought it would be.  The girls' gymnastics days moved so over the summer, I started Thirsty Thursday with the same basic premise as Wine Down Wednesday.  I'm proud to say that since surgery, I haven't partaken in the festivities but I still find myself wanting to.  SIGH.  Oh well.

Eating has been on target this week.  This is what I've been having for lunch.
Shrimp (only 6 after the first day) and Veggies with BBQ sauce.
This week, I've been eating 3 times a day.  My first meal is brunch around 10:30 or 11.  I have a snack around 3 or 4 and then dinner between 7-8.  Meal sizes are about the size as the lunch above and the snack is usually a turkey cheese roll up or some raw veggies with ranch.  I feel good about this plan but I suppose we'll see what the scale says next week.  I've been walking 2 miles a day with the dogs and I've noticed my bigger dog (I say "bigger" but that's only because the small dog is SO small.  My "big" dog is less than 25 lbs) is starting to lean out a little so that makes me feel like a good pup parent.
They love their new toy.  Passed right out after a rousing game of tug of war with it.  
Hubby has started walking with me on Mondays and Wednesdays so that's been good for him too.  He's trying to eat more how I eat and he's even talking about seeing the doc for a fill (he's banded) so we'll see if he actually goes through with it.  It seems we're never motivated at the same time which makes everything more difficult but I think we might actually be in sync this time.

Only one more day until Friday.  Can't wait!


Shelley said...

Awww, your dogs are so cute!!!

Amy W. said...

You know, i never used to drink...well hardly...when I was with Tracey, because he was a drinker, and often a very angry I just chose to be sober as to always have my wits about me. Then I started dating Heather, who drinks several beers a night on the regular, and slowly, I started drinking too. And now, NOT drinking sucks! I try to avoid it during the week days, like you, and was limiting myself to 6 total on the weekend...but even that's hard damn it!

Bonnie said...

I watched Game of Thrones for a while, but I kept getting confused on who belonged to what family. Only one I could keep track of was the dragon lady. Just got too much like work to watch. Good news to hear you are rubbing off on your hubby. Mine is trying to do better as well and is thinking about having sleeve surgery.