I’m updating through the new Windows Live Writer, it’s exciting! And a LOT easier…so far anyways.
So I set out with a list of things to do today, and I only achieved a couple. Boo. I don’t know what’s up with me today, I’m just low energy and not on my A game. I think I need a vacation!
I didn’t take pictures of lunch, but it wasn’t that exciting. I just re-heated some leftover tuna frittata then had 1/4 cup ricotta cheese and a couple strawberries for dessert.
After my running around, I had a little snacky-poo because I was craving something sweet.
I’ve only just discovered how awesome dates are, but with a little PB, they are too good to be true!! Two dates with 1 tsp peanut butter was just enough to cure my sweet craving, and under 80 calories!
Dinner was protein-filled again. I’m trying to get rid of my carbohydrate bloat before I leave for vacay. I made up one of my favourites, a pita pizza.
Enjoyed, of course, with a side salad.
In the salad is baby spinach, red onion, tomato, cucumber, parmesan and some of the Hellman’s spritz stuff on top. Not the healthiest dressing, but I wanted something different than my usual balsamic. I also had an iced tea whey cooler. I’m still going to be way under my calories for the day, but seeing as tomorrow will be a 20-hour day, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be way over tomorrow. It’ll balance out!
So I’ve been thinking a lot about my happy weight lately. I think everyone has a weight where they’re happy. And by “happy” I don’t mean “ideal.” I would love to be 5 lbs thinner, but it would mean too many restrictions for me. So while I’d be my ideal size, I’d be unhappy about what I’d have to do to maintain it.
I think a lot of people set unreasonable goals for themselves and don’t take their happy weight into consideration. It’s all about balance, and while a strict diet and exercise regime may be do-able short-term, there’s no way anyone could sustain that type of lifestyle permanently. Even bodybuilders don’t maintain their lifestyles on a permanent basis. They usually only go crazy a few months before a competition.
So, I want to know, do you believe in a happy weight? Are you at your happy weight? I’d say I’m there now. Like I said, ideally I’d lose a few pounds, but at the same time, it would mean more time at the gym and less time eating like a regular person.
Also, Self Magazine has a “happy weight” calculator that you can check out here. Mine gave me a number that’s only a couple more pounds than my current weight. Obviously not accurate, but something to think about!
Enjoy your night, I’m off to bed!