Haircut and a Movie

Today is July 5th.  I was tempted to get on the scale today, just to see if I had gained any at the cookout from the day before, but I decided not to.  I need to move away from daily weighings.  Basically, if the scale shows I lose two pounds a week but I see it in a halting progression of two tenths down here, four tenths up here, eight tenths down, et cetera, that two pounds doesn’t seem like much.  But, if I get on the scale only once a week, those two pounds are pretty awesome.  I’m making Saturday my weigh-in day.  I’ll weigh in tomorrow officially.

In these daily journal entries, I will record the following things: the foods I ate, any significant events of the day (health related or otherwise), my exercise, and an image that is in someway motivational.  Some will be an image of a physique that I want to emulate, some will be surreal that in some way motivates me, others will be quotes, or whatever fits into my ever-growing vision board.

Today, however, I’m posting this.


Let me explain, via confession time – I almost blew today off.  I was picturing Zaxby’s, Taco Bell, the works… Tina and I are both off from work, so it was SO tempting to just say, “Screw it!  We’ll diet tomorrow!”  (Never mind that this isn’t a diet, but whatever.)  But as I was literally in the midst of cooking an unhealthy breakfast, the thought occurred to me – my days are numbered.

Not in the “I’m going to die soon” way, but just simply in the fact that we all have a set number of days on this Earth, and I’m not getting today back.  So how am I going to spend today?  Am I going to spend it eating whatever I want, sitting on the couch all day and doing nothing, or am I going to fuel my body with the right foods, exercise, and make the best choices possible?

I tossed the unhealthy breakfast in the morning (in this case, white flour biscuits – not awful, but not clean and not currently on my eating plan) and made a healthier breakfast.

Breakfast – sweet potato, 2 slices of bacon, 1 lean sausage patty, 1 egg

Lunch – tuna salad, romaine lettuce, peach

Dinner – lean steak, baked potato, side salad with homemade dressing (oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard)

Snack – peach, watermelon

Let me briefly explain my eating plan, too.  I am a clean eater, not quite like Tosca Reno, not quite like paleo.  Basically, I want to put as much unprocessed food in my body as I can.  That said, I will occasionally eat small servings of clean sugars, such as honey, maple syrup, or molasses.   For instance, if I had milk (we get our milk at Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, and we are currently out), then I would have had one no-bake cookie.  (I make it with peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil, honey, and oatmeal.  Very clean and one cookie only has around 100 calories.)

So, what did we do today?

We started the day off with a trip to Sam’s (2 pounds of blueberries for $5.99!) and to get Henry a haircut.

His first.


There is an old wives’ tale that you shouldn’t give a kid a haircut until he is a year old, but the hair was down to his eyes and over his ears.

He was not a happy camper, but he looks so much better!  (This photo was taken seconds before he lost his ever-lovin’ mind!)

After that, we went to Glasgow, let Memaw (Tina’s Mom) watch little guy, and we went to see The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.  Incredible.  One of the funniest movies I’ve seen in the theater in a long while.  On the way home, Tina and I have decided that if Melissa McCarthy is in a movie, we are automatically going to see it in the theaters.

My workout for the day was yoga.  Tomorrow, we start Body Revolution again!  I don’t know if I’ll make it through the entire program, but I’ll certainly go as far as I can and make modifications as necessary.

Successful day, in my book.

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