Getting ready to put another day to rest. I have to admit that I am kind of glad to see this one go. I've talked about this before...and I know I am not alone on this one. Today was one of those days when I just couldn't get out of my own head. Did what I had to do regarding work, home, family, etc...but there wasn't much "oomph" to it. Lots going on in my head lately. Personal questions, professional concerns, bills that go on forever, friends, family. Are the people you thought were there for you REALLY there for you? What does the future hold? UUUUGGGGHHHH. Some days it is easy to keep all that stuff out...days like today it just wasn't. Really sucks to be a grown up sometimes. All we can do is deal with it and move on I guess. Now I also think that I have mentioned in the past that I have always been an emotional eater...ever since I was a kid. A day like today definitely wouldn't have ended well for me in that regard. It probably would have ended deep fried and smothered in barbecue sauce...or tomato sauce and mozzerella cheese...either one would have been just fine. But the cool thing (kinda) given the circumstances is that as bad a day as I was having from an emotional standpoint, I was still strong enough to hold myself in check physically. There was no fast food on the menu. No sweet and sassy sauces, no Italian take-out orders. And as for deep fried consolement, I am happy to report that my motto is STILL very much ":if it's fried, it's denied." Yes I know how lame that sounds, by the way...but it works for me. LOL.

Started the day off with a protein shot of egg whites. Kept it simple (and affordable) with a salad and tuna on whole wheat toast for lunch. For dinner Lori made salmon steaks for us (I have been FIENDING for good seafood - thanks honey!) with a side of red beans and salsa for a little more protein. Snacks during the day were made up of fat free yogurt, some fresh fruit and a granola bar. Don't be jealous...lol. I did get to walk both to AND from the train today though, which is a definite plus for me. Here is a little known fact about my wife. She HATES red lights and stop signs while she is driving. So no matter where you are, Lori will eventually try to find you a route with as little "stop and go" as possible. Living out here is no different. Over the weekend she found a straight shot from the back of our house that runs downhill all the way to the main intersection (Route 112 for anyone who knows the area). Decided to walk that "back way" home tonight. Not only is it a quarter-mile longer than my normal walk...but most of it is uphill too. Burned off roughly 5 miles and more than 600 calories by beatin my feet throughout the course of the day. After dinner I adjourned to the man cave for a quick round with the cards...and now here I am. Not an easy day but one I am proud to say I made it through. Definitely ready for bed now...in control of my emotions too I am happy to add. For the moment anyway. Tomorrow is always another day.

Ha ha ha ha.....g'nite!

Until Tomorrow...

Starting Weight - 225 pounds

Current Weight - 220 pounds

Goal Weight - 199 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far - 5 pounds

Projected Date to Hit Goal Weight - September 19th, 2011