So as of January 1, I was an amazing 270. Yesterday I clocked in at an amazing 260.4. Obviously, I'm quite happy with how the first month has gone.
I've had quite a number of cheat meals too. I let myself have about 2 a week (one with coworkers and one with the family). I've really come to savor my cheat meals too. I don't bother eating the things that I never really cared for but ate anyway (french fries for example), I cheat for the stuff that seriously makes my taste buds happy. On Saturday hubby and I finally had our anniversary date (you know, that one that we were never able to schedule for our September anniversary). We got couples massages and then headed to a wine and cheese place for lunch. That's my gold - cheese! We got a meat, cheese, and olive plate for starters and my lunch was a super soft pita with fig jam, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes. I should have taken a picture - it was a work of art. It was so darn good. Even though the meal was mostly fat, I still think I could have made much worse decisions.
I currently have myself set up to work out 6 times a week. 3 days running, 2 days "other cardio" (which usually takes the form of elliptical with the occassional zumba or spin class) and 1 day strength training. Strength training with Greg (husband) always leaves me sore for a couple days, but I suppose that's a good thing. At least he knows what he's doing :) Thursdays are my day off, so this morning I got to sleep in to the ripe old hour of 6:25. I've been having problems getting into work on time since incorporating excercise into my morning routine. I was able to get in on time today, because of my day off, but tomorrow I need to try to start getting to the gym even earlier so I'll be up at 5:30. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up this schedule. Methinks I'll need to stick to a strict bedtime of 10:30. We'll see if I can manage that!