On the day of rest from holiday eating, I ate holiday left-overs but, I did manage to pull the treadmill into an operating position and trudge through two LOOOOOONNNNNG miles for a walk.
It felt ok.
At the physical, yes, the first stop is the scale. I always offer to remove my shoes as if they will easily erase all evidence of my non-stop food fest since Thanksgiving. Wrong. The nurse actually laughed and said, "We just mark the chart that you weighed in fully dressed and allow for 2 pounds."
Two? Only two?
Clearly my boots are two pounds on their own and everyone knows how HEAVY jeans are - right?
The day after the physical I face off with the treadmill again and log another two miles. It is a bit easier and I throw in some inclines and faster speeds. Problem is - I am starving afterward.
Healthy snack in preparation for the new year? One slice of double protein bread topped with about a teaspoon of peanut butter and 1/2 sliced banana.
I believe I have managed to stay away from sweets for a full 24 hours. No chocolate. It seems a bit sad, but I will be back when I can be in control. It is time to claim a healthier combination of activity and healthier eating in combination to keep me feeling Fed Well.