I had a productive day as far as the writing goes, I went from page 68 to page 95, bringing me to the third act, where I have 15+ pages to solve all the problems I've set up. The price I paid was getting a horrible nagging headache out of the deal.
I'd probably finish it but I need all my faculties in order to do this climax justice. My head is really pounding, I can barely concentrate. And I still have about five hours of work to finish off tonight. If I make it out of this without a migraine it'll be a miracle.
The problem is when I don't feel well my first impulse is to eat. If I just eat I'll feel better. If I eat something sweet, I'll feel better. If I just stuff my face with all those comfort foods, I'll feel better. I want bread. I want potatoes. I want pasta. I want C H O C O L A T E.
So how did I fair? Well we got Fazolis for dinner. I couldn't hang with cooking tonight. I got the homestyle lasagna with broccoli (420 calories) when I realized the baked chicken parmesan (740 calories) I normally get would have set me over 2200 calories. Then, because I REALLY wanted both my breadsticks I ended up putting half of the lasagna in the fridge for tomorrow.
So my totals weren't too badly sabotaged. I've been drinking water like a fish because it very well could be I am just dehydrated. The sodium was off the charts, but the fact I kept the calories down and the fat down makes up for it.
And the best part of all was it was a thin day. I love thin days. I sat with one leg crossed over the other and it was COMFORTABLE. I didn't have to hold one knee in place with my hand. I may actually be able to sit like that with BOTH my hips on the chair one day. That's a good thing.
My tummy feels flatter today. It could very well be because I know in my mind that I've dropped 8 1/2 inches from that area, but it just seems less jiggly. As we all know, these are good things. I've also noticed that my upper thighs are more defined now. I see more muscle and less flab. I may have some decent gams under all this stuff.
Anyway, all of this is why I put half of that lasagna back. I like seeing these changes, and that's worth more to me than the temporary comfort I would have gotten from scarfing all the food I really wanted to eat. Tomorrow the headache will be gone, and if the weather manages to warm up I plan to give Winston a thrill and take him for a much needed W-A-L-K at the P-A-R-K. Gotta work on those legs, ya know?
And watching this Miss USA pagent does a lot to inspire me to work harder. Tomorrow 1800 calories FOR SURE. Meanwhile GO TEXAS!! :)
Calories: 1924 / 26% fat
Water: 72oz & counting
Exercise: typing my wittle fingers off