March 9 and 10, 2019
The weekend was nice. Boyfriend and I made our first adult purchase together- a new mattress! Very exciting. Both of our mattresses were old to us and we had them for four or five years so it was about time.
We treated ourselves to Olive Garden afterward. I haven’t been to an OG in like 7 years. That is what happens when you live in a city and rarely get to venture to the suburbs great American chains like that really fall to the wayside. To be honest, I am not that hurt about it. Although I could really go for fast food and Red Robin more often…. mmmm…
But OG was good. I only ever get the soup, salad, and bread sticks combo but man did I chow down on some bread sticks. SO YUMMY.
I had to turn away the card with their chocolate dessert lasagna. It looked so good. Layers of cake, and creamy chocolate… I need to stop thinking about it.
On Sunday I had my long run. 7 miles this time. Usually we run at around 10 or 11 in the morning but this time we were going to wait until it warmed up in the afternoon. Unfortunately I did not adjust my eating schedule to the run schedule and forgot to eat lunch and we didn’t start running until 2 pm. I completely hit a wall at mile 6. We finished out the last mile, but I felt absolutely sick by the time we got back to the car.
Sunday would have been one of those days I used my 7 mile run to eat whatever I want. Oh wait. I did do that. I had a tuna sandwich right when I got home from the run. Then for dinner we ordered barbecue! I will say that past me would have ordered the barbecue, a soda, and then eaten a pint of ice cream on top of it. Instead I had a brisket sandwich, an ice tea, and some blueberries. I saved a few calories at least.
So it has been 10 days since I have had dessert. Overall it hasn’t been that difficult, but I haven’t really been confronted with sweets other than donuts so I anticipate this will get tougher.
I also haven’t lost any weight though, and that is definitely part of why I am doing this. I really thought that once I stopped eating a pint of ice cream or 600 calories of sweet snacks a day the weight would start to fall off. I guess like I said before there is an adjustment period of getting used to eating other food instead of sweets and right now I am adjusting by overeating. I’ll have to continue to watch and then start to make some changes as I get farther in this journey.