"To Thine Own Self be True, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
Inspiration for Weekend of Week 1 Induction: To Thine Own Self BE TRUE!
Today was a day when I should keep my thoughts to myself. You know what kind of day that is. I holed up in my bed with a book and avoided making any other mistakes (like leaving the room except to eat). It's hard to remember what I ate, in retrospect, but I know I didn't pig out and order pizza. I had to recreate the menu (below) by comparing the day before's and the day after...I tend to make more than one serving so I have more. Not being able to follow my menu because I was missing an ingredient, then having ennui and malaise (boredom, not caring, those kinds of attitudes, you know?) meant I didn't even want to go to the grocery store to fix the problem, just grabbing whatever I thought was OP. By the end of the day, I had not had my lettuce at all, so I was NOT "OP" or "On Program" - I'm not giving up yet. Would you?
Just one of those days we forget about later, or wish we could. Tho the book was good.
PERSONAL HAZARD (S)- Stress, Irritation at others (can work for and against me at various times - how about you?), Not having ingredients ready to make planned meals (not having an eggplant to make moussaka), not caring (big problem for me at times - anger works better, but when I "don't care" I tend to make bigger mistakes in my life)
Progress so far:
Doctor Appt: Did it.
READ THE BOOK: Did what I needed, still referring to the book as I "work the system."
ONGOING ASSIGNMENT: Induction Week - all systems go! (Food, Water, Exercise)
NEW ASSIGNMENT: Look ahead each day to the next day's menu; make sure it's ready to go.
Weight: 185.0 (up 1/2 pound - first real change in wrong direction)
Cholesterol: Numbers from 30 May 08 (Doctor's office):
Vitals that day: Wt: 171 BP: 126/82 Pulse: 72
Exercise: skipped again...not good...
Water: 96 oz
Breakfast: leftover beef goulash- ground beef browned with cinnamon, splenda, cayenne pepper, salt, tomatoes and tomatoe paste, parsley - also 2 mugs coffee w/ S/L and milk
Lunch: 6 chicken wings, celery, and ranch dressing
Dinner: 6 strips of bacon and 2 oz of cheddar cheese
Dessert: made a cheesecake - kinda - by adding egg beaters and vanilla to my cream cheese with splenda and cinnamon, then cooking a la NY style cheesecake: 15 min at 500 degrees, then down to 200 degrees (only 35 minutes since I only used 8 oz of cream cheese) and let cool in the oven. I sprinkled splenda and cinnamon over the top before I cooked it, and ate it as soon as I could. As a dessert, on Atkins, it was a good change. I stopped at eating all of it - left about 1/2-1/3 for breakfast (after chilling) to see if it was more like a cheesecake later. As a cheesecake, it would fail the test. But, that just means no one else will want any, so there is more for me! Then again, a lot more work when all I did was add eggs to the cream cheese mix I make quickly already. An alternative would be to add cream cheese to the omelet mix I have. What is it with me and cinnamon? Not sure, but seems I can use a lot less salt. And I like it.
Wt: 185.0 - up 1/2 pound...wrong direction.
BP: Way up after stress-event; normal otherwise, so no issues.
Ketones: Seem to be between a Trace and Small, but not sure. These strips are tinted differently it seems; all I know for sure is it has dropped from "Small"