I've fallen off track. I've been tracking, but going wildly over each day.
I quit smoking in early July, I didn't want to mention it in case I failed at it again, but it's been over a month now, so I'm feeling pretty good about this stretch. I really want to make it forever. However, with quitting smoking, I've picked up quite a few extra pounds.
I didn't officially weigh in last Thursday because I TOTALLY FORGOT. It is Minnesota State Fair time, and I volunteer each year at the Kick Gas! Booth in the Eco Experience building helping people figure out how to commute and get around in general without being the sole person in the car. Public transit, bicycles, bike shares, car shares, etc. Anyhow, that shift was on Thursday and I went out to the fair fairly early after hitting the gym and it just skipped my mind completely.
My unofficial weigh in, on Friday when I remembered (and after a day of sweets at the fair), was around 161. So I'm UP up up, but it's a decent sacrifice for being able to quit smoking. I've used food as a pacifier for a month now, so it's time to get my head back in the game and try to figure out life as a non-smoker.
I joined a soccer team, unexpectedly. Manpanion joined one for Fall with an old co-worker and apparently they needed more ladies, so he volunteered me. I've never played soccer, but I do play broomball and the rules are nearly the same, except there are no boards, you can't use your hands and the field is 3x bigger.
Our first game was this last Sunday. It was 98 degrees at 5pm, and we played from 5-7pm in direct sun with very very few subs (1). It was incredibly difficult and I'm not very good, but I'm very excited to figure it out.
I grocery shopped last night, filling up on vegetables and fruit and some easy to grab protein like shrimp and pork. I still have about 5 frozen meals from an embarrassing 15-frozen-meal trip to Target a few weeks ago in an effort to get portions back under control, and I've been eating frozen grapes to try to curb my desire for sweets snacking.
Any tips on volume food while I'm still working on settling nerves from quitting smoking? I'm not much of a plain popcorn fan.