I have high hopes for this week! After being up almost 4 lbs at the end of last week I was really bummed about my progress; as of this morning I am only up 2 lbs but that's still not good! I think it definitely has to do with the fact that I ate dinner out EVERY SINGLE NIGHT last week. I am planning on eating dinner at home Monday-Friday (or at Nicole's should we be invited (as long as the food is home cooked it counts)), I can't make any promises for the weekend though. Plus, I'm still pretty tired even though we tried to get to bed early last night. I think it's just going to take a few days of good sleep to get me back on track.
Sunday was full of ups & downs. I didn't sleep well Saturday night, I had gone to bed much later then usual and was just very restless. I got up and got ready for work but ran out of time to make my breakfast. It was so cold outside, like 14 degrees! Once I got to the restaurant I was complaining that I was hungry so Mike told me to go home and eat something; we don't usually get any customers for the first hour anyway. I ran home & made a quick sandwich (299 calories) before sprinting back across the street.I enjoyed my breakfast while we chatted about the news, life and how I was taking the following Sunday off to spend with Joe. Then he offered to let me take Saturday off as well! I was a little slow to agree, I hate missing out on making money! But then we remembered I hadn't cashed a restaurant paycheck in almost 2 months so that money will totally make up for any I miss out on by having the weekend off! I'm really not sure what I'm going to do with myself! Well that's not true...Joe & I were already thinking about going to the car show in Philly with my dad & Shana/Bill on Sunday but now I will have all day Saturday to myself because Joe's working!
We were pretty steady all morning and into the early afternoon. Angela & Rob came in for a late breakfast and I was asked to try to limit my talking to them while there were a lot of customers around. I was extremely annoyed by this, I pride myself on being a good server but also on creating a rapport with the patrons, I never neglect any work with mindless chatting. This is just another reason I'm beginning to think about when I will stop working a second job. I need to start work on my MBA and I know I won't be able to work out regularly, go to class/complete assignments & work 2 jobs. While I love the cash the restaurant provides me it seems like recently I'm not having as much fun there as I used to and the stress it creates isn't worth the money. Anyway enough angry rambling, I was starving around noon so I had this piece of rye toast with butter & jelly = 127 calories. I made just under $100 but didn't get home until after 2.
We had plans to meet my mom, Shana & Bill for dinner at Outback Steakhouse for dinner to discuss options for a trip we are planning to take for her 60th birthday. It's looking like we're going to head out west for a week in mid-August. We're talking about maybe staying at a ski resort and visiting national parks that are close by; Joe is going to do some research, he's really good at finding awesome travel deals. I remembered to take a look at the restaurant's website before leaving but it wasn't nearly as helpful as some of the others. I ate...
about 1/5 of a loaf of honey wheat bread = 40 calories
about 5 small bites of a bloomin' onion = 157 calories
tilapia with crab meat and a side of broccoli = 539 calories
I have to say none of it was particularly good. I mean it was ok but nothing that would make me want to go back again anytime soon. I probably should have had a steak and mashed potato. We were home around 9, watched a little tv and headed to bed just after 10, I was asleep almost as soon as my head hit the pillow. I had really been hoping to get to bed earlier for more sleeping but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
How did I do on my January goals?
1. drink 64oz of water every day: check, every day total
2. track all my food & burn at least 500 calories a day for at least 25 days: 2346 burned -1284 eaten = 1062 total burned, 17 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 0 minutes today, 557 total for month
4. run 20 miles: 0 today, 21.6 total
5. 15 spend free days - I put $10 in for tip at dinner, 6 days total