Happy Monday everyone!
Since yesterday, I've tried very hard to eat healthily (is that a word???). The reason being is that on Wednesday morning, I'm going in for a health screening at work, in which BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol tests will take place. This is a part of my pro-health program at work, and I'll get credit toward one of the end-of-school year raffle tickets (whatever motivates me, right?). I've been avoiding this (cholesterol test) for a couple of years, fearing that I'll be placed on cholesterol-lowering meds. I HATE TAKING MEDS! I read or heard somewhere that eating a low cholesterol diet a few days before the test can help to lower your numbers. I truly hope this is true. My blood pressure has been within the low-normal level all my life - thanks Mom for the inherited low BP! This part, I'm not worried about at all. And, of course, thanks to the weight-tracker on the Extra Pounds website, I already know my BMI. No, it's not perfect but it's getting better.
And, of course, my will-power has been tested all day. The "cupcake queen" at work brought in cupcakes for a co-worker's birthday...chocolate, with maple frosting and a brownie bite on top, drizzled with dark chocolate. Yes, I took one. No, I didn't eat it. It's in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator (in the veggie drawer, where no one else will look), ready to be eaten later in the week. Then I came home to find my hubby decided to BBQ steaks for dinner. Yes, I had him BBQ my steak. No, I didn't eat it. This temptation was more easily avoided. My oldest son came over for a visit and poof! Half of my steak was gone. The other half will go to my younger son, for his lunch tomorrow. Problem solved! I had a vegie burger for dinner. Not as good as steak, but filling. For dessert, I had a fiber one bar. Not as good as cupcake, but it did have some chocolate drizzled on top. I'll live with that!
Then, to reward myself for being good today, I went to the mall with my hubby after dinner to walk. I still needed 3,000 steps to meet my daily goal. He bought me a Starbucks (decaf) coffee - black. Ahhh, heaven! Met my 10,000 steps by 8:00 tonight.
One more day of super good eating behavior before I can tear into that cupcake. Wish me luck! If tomorrow is anything like today, I'm going to need it!