ah, friday. this work week was pretty epic. i stayed on the '3 shakes during the day' plan and even busted out the sharper image personal blender to make my own shakes in addition to my usual rotation of muscle milk ready-to-drink bottles (and that's RTD if you're a serious body-builder type like me- just kidding). today is day 12 of my Lazy Girl's Shake Diet (patent pending) and i feel really...relaxed about the whole thing.
i will confess that on thursday night i probably had what some serious dieters would refer to as a 'high calorie day' since i had my shakes at work but then met a friend at...Outback Steakhouse. i know, i know, not ideal but i do like a nice steak so i agreed to the uncouth choice. well, first of all, in california there is a new law that basically makes any eating establishment with more than 10 locations PRINT THE CALORIES of every single food item on the dang menu. this practice is eye-opening to the point of being ridiculous. i opted for filet mignon, baked potato, and mixed veggies, but by picking at the soft, warm bread and having not one but two 'skinny' (ahem) margaritas i definitely had a 1500 calorie supper. the cool part is because i'm only taking in about 660 cal during the day with my three protein shakes, there is a possibility that i actually lost a tenth of an ounce on thursday. some might remember a book/diet plan that came out maybe 10 years ago called the Carbohydrate Addict's diet which basically instructed people to eat 2 very low-cal, lowcarb meals (like sliced turkey and celery or two boiled eggs, etc) for lunch and dinner but you got to eat 'whatever you'd like' for dinner as long as you keep dinner to 60 minutes. i remember reading that book and thinking it was a great concept but i never really pulled together the low carb breakfast and lunch part. i also think the authors rewrote the book like a year later and they kind of reneged on the 'whatever you'd like' part and gave some guidelines on how dinner should be balanced and shit, but basically the idea was still the same. i feel like my current plan is kind of similar, where i am super controlled during the day and i let myself really ENJOY dinner.
so onto internet bargains, just in case anyone got paid today and is looking to order stuff. first, macys.com has a good amount of plus-size clothing on clearance and i picked out like 3 shirts, 2 sweater/shrug things, and a pair of capri pants and only spent a hundred bucks. at checkout it said i saved $293...yes, two hundred and ninety three. that statistic is exactly why i rarely shop at macy's in real life or online unless there is a good deal but today, ladies (and potential gents), the deals were good. THEN i started googling protein shakes and the good folks over at GNC are having a buy two get one free sale on RTD protein shakes, kids! so 36 muscle milks are coming my way and instead of paying 3-4 bucks a pop, i paid just over $2 each (including shipping). i love a good deal, but i also really liked feeling confident about the fact that i will be utilizing all of those shakes and that they will be helping me stay sane and full during the day but also will be allowing me to lose 150 odd lbs.
so milestones. i really (really) want to cross the 10 pounds lost mark on monday. when i do, i will be adding a sidebar of milestone pounds-off things i would like to do and the first, which i am going to put after 'removed 10 lbs' is...create blog sidebar of milestone pounds-removed!! see, i can't create it til i do the first one. then, it's on. i am looking forward to rewarding myself in random ways.
so the weekend plan is to stay on the shake train, enjoy some dinners with my husband, and get myself to the gym on saturday and sunday. i refuse to let the weekend interrupt my focus and i hope anyone who feels like slacking off on the weekend absolutely does NOT. i'll be reading your blogs tomorrow and catching up.
and finally, seriously, thank you to all who have taken the time to say hi or follow. if you haven't already,definitely check out rejecting300, lookingformyfeet , projectlookgoodnaked , fluffygirl , and shewhodiets ...they all clearly have excellent taste and have already posted some amazing numbers.