We got home yesterday afternoon and leave again early tomorrow morning, so we have almost no food in the house today and no need to buy any. A year ago that would’ve absolutely meant a trip to a fast food place. I am 100% certain of that. Today, though, that idea lasted about half a second.

It’s amazing what you can find when there is “no food in the house.” I don’t know if proud is the right word, but I definitely had a moment as I was scrounging for something decent to eat. I may not always make the best choices, but I am making better choices and I’m consistently falling back on those better choices instead of falling back on the bad ones. I ended up with a slightly wilted salad with just broccoli, cauliflower and a few pecans, a surprisingly fresh tangerine and a few crackers with peanut butter. Better than a Big Mac.

I worked out with the trainer this morning and it just about killed me.  We did nothing but lunges, squats, lunges and more squats. Some back extensions and crunches on the bosu were thrown in … and the high knees and butt kicks, of course, to get my HR up.  I had briefly thought about not training at all for the rest of the month because I thought it would be hard to cram the sessions in, but I am SO glad I had the foresight to just do it.  I needed it today.  I am seeing her on the only day I’m home next week, too.

In an effort to stay accountable:
No exercise at all yesterday. Mostly traveling, unpacking, laundry, etc. And my last final exam.
5am: (Hotel) Small box of cheerios, skim milk, 1/2 banana, coffee
9am: (Sbucks) Blueberry muffin, coffee
1pm: (RT) Salad (lots of stuff- peas, beans,etc.), broccoli & cheese soup, water
6pm: (Home) Popcorn, water
8:30pm: (Mexican place) 1/2 of Jon’s carnitas (2 tortillas, pork, lettuce, guacamole) w/rice, water
I REALLY wanted ice cream last night. In a grumpy, pouting, I’ve-got-to-have-it way. Laziness (and J’s lack of desire to drive to the grocery store) won, though, and I didn’t get any. I was tired, stressed and in a bad mood about some grade issues, but I doubt anybody ever needs ice cream the way I was convinced I needed it last night.

Hour w/trainer
7am: Oatmeal squares cereal, fat free milk, coffee
1pm: Salad, tangerine, crackers w/peanut butter, water
6pm: (FH) 1/2 Chicken Shawarma (chicken, pita, hummus, lettuce, tomato, yellow rice), falafel, water
Now: Coffee