No soda/artificially sweetened drinks
Did good... I did have a Propel because it was hot and we were outside and I really think I'm dehydrated. I'm not going to sweat that one too much.
At least 20-minutes of walking each day
Yup. Did a 3-mile Walk Away the Pounds video.
Log all calories eaten
Check! I was under at 1995. I think my total actually came to 2021 for the majority of the days. I re-ran my numbers with zigzag calculator #2 and realized my error was that I ran it for a male instead of female. That's why the calories were so high. Men get all the breaks, I tell ya.
Water intake of 8 8-oz. glasses per day
I did stellar on this one, too.
All in all, I feel pretty good about things. I'm still nervous about eating more calories than I have been, but I'm going to try not to worry about it too much. I'll keep an eye on the scale and adjust if need be.
Last night I ended up eating a bologna sandwich for dinner. Not very exciting, but I had to whip up something for the rest of the family to eat, and it just didn't go with the foods I'm eating. I stared at it for a bit, contemplating eating it, but then I wouldn't have even known how many calories were in it or anything so I just left it alone. Kind of frustrating, but kind of a triumph.
PICK YOUR HARD, right?
My husband mentioned that he wanted to lose weight and I almost floored out. I guess I should have known it was coming. But I have a bit of an "issue" with it. Selfish. We've discussed it. He can lose weight like a champion. He has willpower, no food issues (besides enjoying it). Instead of being inspired, I turn into a 13-year-old girl and want to rip his hair out. I get frustrated, to say the least. Which leads me to hope it was a passing thought - at least for this moment. He's not unhealthy, but could maybe stand to lose a couple pounds. I need to not let my psychotic-ness stand in the way of that.
It's super hot around these parts, and I don't want to skimp on my promise of doing 20 minutes of walking each day this week. We will see what happens, but I do see that as a challenge today. I also see the no drinking part as a challenge, because Tuesday nights are oftentimes our night out. But I will survive.