the diet, day eight: no barbecue

Day Eight
Meals:
Breakfast – Oatmeal (w/ cinnamon, Splenda and golden raisins)
Lunch – Cottage Cheese
Snack – Mixed Nuts
Dinner – Scrambled Eggs with cheese
Water: ~80 oz
Weight: 178.1

Today was the day of sucky meals. The oatmeal was the one redeeming meal of the day and, unfortunately, it was the first one we ate. Expletives are getting longer when discussing the consumption of eggs in this household. After Thursday, I don’t forsee an egg being consumed around here anytime soon. Honestly, I didn’t consume a whole lot of food today. I wasn’t avoiding food. I just wasn’t hungry. I ate a decent amount of oatmeal and then ate some eggs tonight, but I only nibbled on the cottage cheese and the mixed nuts.

Sean went in to work today. He bargained with his managers to work today so that he could take Friday off for his surgery without them griping too hard. He wound up working a longer day than usual, taking on 6 extra accounts that aren’t usually his. I’m still impressed that he met me at the gym, as agreed, and still swam today. He’s really exhausted tonight.

I got to stay home from work today. My original intent was to get some office work done at home, but when I woke up this morning, I realized that I had been putting off a lot of household chores lately. So, the house got scrubbed from top to bottom this morning and afternoon. Things actually look a little organized around here again. *gasp*

I’ve discovered that the hardest part of the weekends is consuming enough water. You would think it would be easier since I’m at home most of the time. Water’s in the fridge. The problem is, I’m usually not sitting still while I’m at home. I’m doing stuff or we’re running errands up in town. I forget about drinking water. When I’m at the office, I keep my bottle of water next to my desk so I just drink it absent mindedly. It’s part of my routine at work. It even comes with me to meetings. It’s a good way to stay awake at the more boring meetings. Oops. Did I say that out loud? Either way, I’ll be back at work tomorrow, so my water consumption will go up again.

I missed getting to eat food off a grill today. Thanks to my father, it’s very embedded in me that on the Fourth of July, you should grill and eat outside and then enjoy the fireworks. No grilling this year. Eggs don’t grill too well. Instead, I think we might head up to the entrance of our neighborhood and see if there are any fireworks in the distance. At least we’ll be able to enjoy that part of the Fourth. For everyone else, though, I hope you had a great Fourth of July and so long as you’re not in Arizona, I hope you had lots of fun blowing up your own fireworks.