Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 7: of little shirts & five pounds

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He said:

Today was a good day, and not simply because I didn’t get out of bed until 11 o’clock.  Alright this wasn’t the best thing, but after the hike yesterday and all the activity this week I didn’t feel too bad about sleeping in and getting ready for the rest of the week.

Once Alex and I got up and got ready to go we were off to the Gap (Alex has an interview tomorrow and needed to get a couple new things and I tagged along.  One of the great and not so great aspects of losing weight is coming to the realization that you have to start getting rid of some of the old cloths that don’t fit anymore.

The exciting part of today was when I went to try on a shirt and realized that the medium was a little too big.  I am going to take this opportunity for a little gloating in saying that today, for the first time in my adult life, I bought a small from a store.

While this means a lot to me, it also brings up the general idea that clothing companies need to standardize their sizes, as I still have some shirts that are larges that barely fit.  Regardless, this was a monumental moment for me, being very proud walking up to the register with a small shirt (that fit).  And using this a motivation to continue the work I am doing.

Getting ready for the new week and feeling jazzed about it after the shirt.  Onward!!

Food Log:

Mid-morning snack: Banana (120 cal.)

Lunch:  Skyr (100 cal.)

Dinner: Stir Fry (189 cal., 3.1g fat)

Total calories: 409*

*Yes I know this I not enough calories for a normal day.  I attribute the little amount of calories I ate to waking up extremely late, and yesterday being free day.  I was not hungry today and was not starving myself at all, this was just a normal day.  We will see how tomorrow goes.

She Said:

Today Nathaniel and I had to rush off to the GAP as soon as we crawled out of bed around 11 a.m.

I had to get some new clothes for my interview with Vespa tomorrow (very excited) so Nathaniel came with me to do some shopping.

The GAP visit wasn’t as epic for me as it was for Nathaniel but I am already at the goal weight I had set for myself for March 1st!

I’ve lost 5 lbs!

If I could lose 15 more in the next 5 weeks I would be incredibly pleased! Nathaniel and I have agreed that when I get to that point (It will be my ¼ way goal) we will go to Foreign Cinema.

I’ve wanted to go to Foreign Cinema for a couple of years so it will be a nice treat!

On the healthy side of things – Tonight we tried a new recipe for “faux rice” where you grate cauliflower and microwave it; it really does end up having rice like texture! We are going to write more about it in a separate post.

I am hoping to keep up the momentum and have an equally successful week as the past 7 days have been… Onward!

Today’s Food:

Breakfast: 1 cup of coffee

lunch: ½ a turkey sandwich / a diet coke

Dinner: Stir Fry (189 cal., 3.1g fat)

Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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