Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone. Are you giving up anything for lent this year? I'm not giving up anything this year. Shortly after getting married to a good Catholic boy, I found out a new set of rules for lent that I was not privy to with my Protestant upbringing. In my past, I gave away extreme things for lent- butter, chocolate, alcohol, and even conversation with a boy I was dating one year. Yes, I go hard or go home. Well, I found out that Catholics don't have the same rules I grew up with...
They don't have to fast on Sundays. WHAT!? I can give up anything for 6 days repeatedly and make myself sick of it by Sunday night so that I am ready for a week break anyway. Easy peasy. I thought what I give up had to hurt. So then, I find out another rule...you don't have to give up something, you could also do something that signifies your commitment to God. Lord, I will eat chocolate every day for you. Ok, not really, but I am embracing my Catholic hubby's tradition on this one and instead of giving up something for lent, I'm going to go to church every Sunday of lent. I love going to church, but haven't been making it a priority to be there every Sunday. You could say starbucks has turned into my sanctuary and my thesis is my Bible lately...not good, but true. So grad student, dieter, rump in gear on another front, and here we go.
My eats for Tuesday were decent, although being fat Tuesday, I saw it fitting to expend half my calories in beer...awesome. I had a drippy egg sandwich for breakfast with goat cheese this time- mistake. 4pts and 194 calories.
|Mine on the left, hubby's on the right|
Lunch was a humus sandwich and an egg, I didn't eat the side veggie salad so it was 4pts and 150 calories.
|Pre Humus delisciousness|
|Post Humus and Feta even more deliciousness|
Dinner was a giant boiled sweet potato with light butter 5pts 220 calories and a side salad for 0pts and 30-40 calories since I only had ~1/2 tsp of light ranch which i dipped my fork in occasionally.
|There is romaine under there so it still counts as a salad.|
I got some new nail polish- Haute as Hello by Essie. I love the color and its getting me pumped for warmer weather.
Then I had a pitcher of light beer at McGrady's. Its fat Tuesday, gotta indulge somehow 11pts 850 calories. It was a really great impromptu date.
Water: 75 oz. / 80 oz.
Points: 24 / 22
Weekly Points: 2 used today / 24 remaining
Activity Points: 0 today / 0 week
Weekly Weight Loss: -4.2 lbs / 40.6 lbs total
Hope to see less of each other next time!