I'm on DayQuil but still feel a layer of sick deep down. It is the flu-like symptom of nausea that is the worst; everything else I can mask or ignore enough to get through my day.
I set up a sidebar of my November goals. I was going to do this great update how as of November 15 I was succeeding at all my goals. And then grocery shopping last night -- where I was getting the ingredients for my chicken and spinach lasagna dinner -- wore me out, the consequence of which I went through the Burger King drive through. Boo me. I couldn't remember if my goal was no fast food drive throughs or no fast food, period. If I had gone inside I would still be meeting those goals. I also would have gotten the exact same meal inside, which put me 470 calories over for that day.
If the report I ran through my food diary is correct, here's where I am for November 3 (when I started with that particular software) through November 15:
Average intake: 1988 calories
Average expenditure: 2659 calories
Total difference: (9397) calories
Total estimated weight loss: 2.7 lbs.
That is if the report ran the way it says it ran. I hopped on the scale this morning just to peek and I have not lost 2.7 lbs. I do still feel like I look thinner, particularly around my ferret-smuggling midsection. But I don't want to get bummed -- or complacent -- by going through all the measurements and weekly (at a minimum) weigh-ins right now. I said for the month of November and by golly that means I will weigh and measure officially on November 30. Or December 1. I haven't decided yet. Probably November 30; Mondays always have a sort of symmetry about them in the area of weight loss.
Time for lunch! I did drag my sick ass into the kitchen last night to make my lunch; didn't want to compound the fast food thing (and I'm sick of Subway at the moment, at least the healthy sub choices). I'm trying a new recipe; I did big sushi twice last week and was craving crab salad sandwiches. Not that I've ever had a crab salad sandwich before in my life. But there you go. I think the recipe has too much dijon in it for my taste -- I prefer more of a mayo-y flavor -- but we'll see. I also need to figure out how many calories a serving has, since I used fake crab and lite mayo.
Oh, and after my Brit marathon yesterday I'm fairly certain I am using "cheers" in an incorrect context (I think it's more of a "thanks!" than a "see ya!") but I just like how it sounds so....