Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm still here!

Sorry I have been MIA for almost a week. After my son finally got better, I ended up getting sick over the weekend. It's always something, isn't it? So basically I started "fresh" again on Monday. I decided to take a 60 challenge ( that I made up myself! :-) to not have white sugar or white flour for 60 days. NO cheating allowed. Not even for my son's birthday party. Obviously I'm allowed to do whatever I want since I'm the only one doing it, lol, but I am going to be strict with myself. I know I CAN do it, it's just a matter of me DOING it! Make sense? I joined a exercise class with my friend that is at 6:00am  4 days a week. I am NOT a morning person, but I think this is what I need to do in order to get a workout in each day. It is just not happening any other time, and I know it will be even harder once school starts. Now the key is just to make myself go to bed early every night! :-)
  Just so you know, I weighed myself Monday morning, and was back to 196.5. Believe it or not, I wasn't too heartbroken. After 10 days of not tracking, I just gained back what I lost the week before. Ha...sounds funny, but I guess it could have been worse. I don't know when I will log my next WI. Not sure if I want to keep it on Saturdays, or start doing it again on Mondays. Maybe it will depend on what I weigh on Saturday, to see if I want an extra 2 days to lose before telling you guys! :-) Either way, we will talk again soon! :-)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I've fallen down and I can't get up!

It has been a rough, and I mean ROUGH past 5 days. Saturday started with my son getting a fever, and he has been sick ever since. High fever, cranky and attached to my hip for 5 days. If that was not bad enough, I had to work Monday-Thursday this week, from 9am to 6pm at my dad's store. I brought my son because he couldn't be without me, but it just upped the stress by 100! I don't diet well under stress. I know it is not an excuse, but it is the truth. I didn't have time each morning to pack food as I was running out of the house with a sick kid, and all of his stuff for the day, so I ate whatever everyone else did at work. I feel so fat to be completely honest. I really need to shake it off and start again tomorrow. I still have one more day at work this week, so I need to figure out what to bring for lunch and dinner tomorrow. Maybe I should just get Subway on the way. What I need to do is just commit to 1 full week of taking pictures of EVERYTHING and tracking EVERY point. I am a person of habit, so if I can get a good solid week of doing perfect in, I will tend to stick to it out of just momentum. It's just been rough this past week, and I know I will be up a couple on Saturday. Trying not to let it get me down too much, because if I do, and give up, I will be 200 again before I know it. Just trying to get back up and get back on track...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

WI day and terrible eating

Well let's start with the ugly. BAD eating day. Luckily it was the first day of the week, so I had 35 flex points, but it was a rough one. My son has a high fever so I spent all day home laying around with him, bored, and boredom brings on eating. I didn't have 1 majorly bad thing, but just snacked all day long. Sigh...now to just try to get it under control before tomorrow so it doesn't turn into 2 days of being bad! :-(

Good news now! I weighed in at 194 today, which was a 2.5 pound loss this week! I was VERY happy with that, as you can imagine! The lowest I have gotten in the past 2 years is 193.5, so if I can even lose 1 pound this coming week, I would be happy! If I continue to eat like today, I can PROMISE you it won't happen though!

Like I said, it was a rough day all around here today with a sick toddler, so no pictures. If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm not very dependable with pictures! I will get better eventually...I hope! My mind is just about 1,000 other places during the day with 3 kids and everything else I have going on, that I just forget to do it! :-)

Starting weight - 7/14 - 196.5
This week    -     7/21 - 194.0
This week's loss - 2.5
Total loss - 2.5

Tomorrow we are having company and making homemade pizzas for lunch. I would like to say that I will do great and stay within my points tomorrow, but I know myself better than that! I will try my best though! Have a great Sunday!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day of cravings...ugh

It was a rough day today. Let's put it this way...it could have been way worse. It started off fine and normal, but then I decided to make these "healthy" white bean brownies. They are healthy, except for the chocolate chips. Normally, this would have been fine for me...I would have had 1 or maybe 2 and been done. Welllllllll apparently at this time of month, I can't control myself. I ate WAY yonder too many of them throughout the day. Frustrating, because tomorrow is WI, but it is what it is. My daughters and their friends made chocolate chip cookies, and I didn't touch them, so I'm proud about that. I'm sure the WI won't be good anyway because of the time of month, but I will be fine with whatever it is. I did great this week, except for today, so I'm proud of myself! So sorry about no pictures again...it was a crazy day of baking, cooking, cleaning and having 2 extra kids here. I will try my BEST to do it tomorrow! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Long day....zzzzz.....

I didn't take pictures of everything today, so I'm just going to not bother posting the couple I did take! I was at work from 9am till 8:30, came home and put the kids in bed and finally am relaxing for the first time. I did good today, except for a half of a cookie and a kiddie size fruity drink that my kids didn't want to finish. Days like this are really hard for me, because I am at work with candy bars, Chili's that they ordered today, cookies, etc. For dinner I had 1 piece of chicken from Chili's and 3 bites of mashed potatoes. I'm not sure of the points values, but I don't think it was that bad, and I know for sure I could have done MUCH worse! :-) I am soooo hungry right now, but I made myself get right in bed, far from the kitchen, so I won't eat anything else. Somedays that is what I have to do just to restrain myself! HA!

Sorry, I feel like this post is so random and jumbled! I've been on the computer all day, taking care of customers online, on the phone, and in a store, and my brain is fried! Promise it will be better tomorrow! :-) ( and I will have pictures! )

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good day

Would you believe I actually took pictures today? I did miss one, but it's better than nothing! :-) The day started off with my breakfast sandwich. Thankfully I went grocery shopping and got whole wheat sandwich thins, which are 1 point instead of 2, so that can reduce my breakfast by a point starting tomorrow! :-)

                       I then went grocery shopping, which was LONG overdue! It was nice to be able to buy stuff to be able to make some point friendly meals this coming week! When I got home I made a roast beef sandwich, with 2% Swiss cheese, and some Baked chips.
 A little Dove for dessert! :-)
 Some blueberries for a afternoon snack
 For dinner I bought a whole wheat crust, and made a spinach/cheese pizza. It was pretty tasty, and I was able to freeze the rest of it for future fast dinners!
I came home from church and had 2 black bean brownies. I wasn't going to eat anything, but it is that time of month and I was STARVING! I'm just glad I chose something healthy, and stopped there! I also packed all of my food for tomorrow and stuck it in the fridge. I am going to be gone from 9am to 9pm tomorrow night, so I had to pack food for the whole day. Hopefully I can stick to the plan yesterday and not slip up! Hope you all had a great day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fun day

I hate to say that on Day 2 I don't have pictures, but that is the truth. I was at a friends house all day with my kids, and just plain forgot to take pictures of my food! It was record breaking heat today, so we spent the day swimming and relaxing! The good thing about being in the pool, is that you are away from the kitchen and all the food! :-) We ate very healthy though, and I stayed within my points. For dinner we had smoked chicken, and grilled zucchini. It was awesome and low in points! I do have to say, with trying to eat as "clean" as possible, while counting points, is really hard. The healthiest stuff, without fake stuff in it, is always higher in points, such as real butter as opposed to spray butter, so I'm going through points much faster, and am always hungry. I'm trying to figure out how to do both, but I haven't found the balance yet. I want to eat as healthy as possible, so I can continue it even when I get pregnant, but I also need to eat little enough that I will lose! Does anyone have any tips?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day One ( again! :-)

  Today was my first real day back on the old WW plan. Of course I had great plans of starting on Saturday, but we all know, starting on a weekend is almost impossible! :-) I had a great awakening this weekend actually though, so I'm kind of glad I ate "bad." So for the three weeks prior, like I told you, I was off all white flour/white sugar, and basically was eating "clean". I felt good, but didn't realize how good I really was feeling. This weekend I ate "normal" again for the first time in a while. Ya know, cake at a birthday party, some candy and snacks at a movie, etc. Sunday night, I felt like CRAP! I couldn't believe how it made me feel! I guess I didn't realize that for those 3 weeks, I never had a stomachache, never felt bloated, even when I ate "a lot", because it was all natural. It really made me realize that I would like to try to eat as much natural foods as possible, even while following WW. I still will have some chocolate each day, as you will see, but over all, I would like to make most of my choices healthy and whole wheat at least 5 to 6 days a week. All bets may be off on the weekend though! :-)

   I am going to make my WI days on Saturdays, and I actually put my scale away so I only weigh myself on that day, and not numerous times during the week. I know it will be very hard for me, as I am a scale addict, lol, but I am going to try! :-)

WI week one
7/14 - 196.5

I will be having a monthly visitor this week, so I don't know what the scale will say on Saturday, but I know I will have tried my best. :-) Here is my day today.

Breakfast - 1 egg on WW english muffin with some butter

Snack - 1 plum

Lunch - 2 slices WW pizza with lots of veggies

Dessert - 25 York Peppermint Pattie candies

Snack - 1 WW coco pop with 2 tablespoons hummus
                                    Dinner - 1 1/4 cup shredded wheat with 1 cup milk

I ended the night with 3 mini all natural black bean brownies, that I forgot to take a pic of! I ended the day exactly on target, so I was happy with that. Day One completed....here's to tomorrow!

Quick post

Just letting you know that I will be back tonight, starting my attempt at daily posts/pictures. Be back later!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Officially the Worst Blogger EVER!

Ok, I admit it. Blogging is not my thing. I always have these great and grand intentions of posting, and then life with 3 kids just happens, and I push it to the back burner. I don't want to give huge promises of daily posts for the next year or anything like that, but I am going to give it a go to try to post as often as I can. Are you all ready for the story of my life lately, and then my new plan of action? Ok...here goes...
   Since February, I've been trying the whole "counting calories" thing. I have to be honest...I did really like it, and I lost more on it then I ever did on the WW Points Plus program. But like anything, the "honeymoon" stage wore off, and I found myself not being faithful with counting. The pounds weren't coming back on, but just kind of staying where they were. 3 weeks ago, I found myself at 200 again, a place I did not want to be, so I decided to go off of white sugar and white flour...just for a time. I felt like I was at a point that I wasn't able to control myself around those things, and I needed a time to just get rid of them completely. The first 2 weeks, I lost 6.5 pounds! I was thrilled! The funny thing is, I wasn't even really counting calories, just eating healthier stuff. For some reason, this past week, while doing the same thing I was doing the 2 weeks prior, I gained 3 of those pounds back. I guess I was eating too much, even of healthy food.
   I went to bed last night musing and contemplating on what I should do. Should I continue the no white flour/sugar, and just count all the calories? I knew no matter what that I would not go back to WW Points Plus program...it just doesn't work for me. I then realized that the time I lost the most weight, was when I did the Weight Watchers old plan ( flex? I think? ). I got down to within 2 pounds of my Healthy Weight...and then I got pregnant! :-) I almost got excited thinking of pulling out all the old recipes that I used to make before the new WW plan, and knowing all the Points values for them. I know you probably think I am all a nut job for always changing my mind, but right now I'm at the point that I need to find what is going to work best for me. I would like to try to have another baby in 3-4 months, so I really want to work hard and get down as much as I can before piling it on again. HA. I know some people would say, "Why bother? You are just going to gain weight pregnant anyway! Just wait till you have a baby then work on losing it!" Part of me agrees, but then I figure if I can lose even 15 pounds before getting pregnant, that is 15 less I will have to lose after the baby.
   Well, there you have it. The story of my life. I don't know if anyone even reads this anymore, but regardless if anyone does, I still want to post daily for myself. I started today by taking pics of my food with my iphone, so hopefully that will make it easier to post each night. Let me know if you are still here, and willing to follow me ( yet again ) on this never ending journey!!