Sorry I'm late! It has been a craaaazy day. (I did warn you about the organization thing last week, right?)
So, what has been going on? As I mentioned on Sunday, two rather significant things happened over the weekend.
I bought a food scale. It is a nifty thing, I've been having a good time playing with it. More importantly, I finally feel like I'm doing something constructive. A few times I have been surprised at just how much MORE I could be eating. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but I had no idea, for instance, what a serving of shredded cheese was. I would just sprinkle. When I measured it, I was surprised at how much was on the plate. (I was using it for tacos.) I didn't even use all that I had measured out. I've used it to measure fruit and vegetables to try and get the right amount of calories for those things. I don't know if I will always be this consistent, but it certainly has been a big help so far.
Edy's and Skinny Cow both have single serve ice cream containers. I think these are the best thing in the world! I have like six of them in my freezer right now. Portion control taken out of my hands and I can eat the WHOLE THING. Yes! But, I have the food scale for when I run out of single serve containers. I still have two things of Ben and Jerrys in my freezer. A better person would throw them out......I am not a better person.
I made my knee cranky. I haven't exercised at home, or at the gym, since Friday. Friday night on the treadmill, it started hurting. Saturday it was iffy. Sunday it was flat out pissed off at me, and I sat at work all afternoon with an ice pack on it. Monday, I bought an ace bandage type thing for it, and decided to heed the advice of those who said wait 48-72 hours before getting jiggy. Today, I may try it out. Just a little bit of treadmilling. Not too fast. Not too much incline. What is a surprise to me is how much I miss it. I never thought I would say that! Maybe this activity thing is becoming a (good) habit.
Despite these setbacks (and it seems like every day is full of potential pitfalls) I have lost a total of 7.4 lbs! Good riddance!