April 12, 2013
Back on track!! Now to keep it up! I have to want it more than the food. I keep telling myself this. Its a battle, not going to lie. And with the beautiful weather lately I want to walk or something (i have daydreams of running, haha yeah right) for exercise but I can’t figure out when I have the time?! I hope it’s nice this weekend so Elena and I can spend a lot of our time outside. Because I have no plans this weekend, woot woot!!
April 5, 2013
Oh hey! By the way, this happened I have outright been a slacker and starting tomorrow I will be tracking again. Yes, I will. And I will not have ALLTHEFOOD I want. And I will have to lay off the ice cream. Maybe have shaved ice instead No more procrastinating! Or one more splurge, then tracking. My friend who has been super successful with weight watchers always says “you have to want it more than the food” Will I ever get to that point?
March 23, 2013
So I gained this week. I am sooo not surprised. I was pretty careless this week. There was McDonald’s involved, bday cake, lemon squares, doritos, ice cream sundaes, milkshakes and like no water. So I am surprised that I *only* gained one pound! So, back on track this week, starting tomorrow, LOL P.S. I love food.
March 15, 2013
Bugger. That stinks. I looked through my week of eating and wondering what I did differently. I only ate bananas for breakfast. That’s not enough fuel for the day. I ate 10 pt Red Velvet Pop Tarts 3 days in a row. Whoops. But they are gone now and I won’t buy them again. I didn’t put lunch meat in my salads. I think I need that protein to avoid snacking later in the day. My water drinking sucked. So even though I still had 36 of my “extra points” left for the week my points that I did use was on bad stuff. So yeah. Better choices this week and more fruits and veggies is the plan. Oh and water. Always the water. Could be worse, could have been a gain! So do I still get my milkshake tonight? I don’t feel successful enough to justify it.
March 8, 2013
I think its week 4? I am too lazy to check. BUT! WOOT WOOT! Although, I most likely could attribute my loss to the stomach bug I had, haha!! But I still ate when sick in fact probably ate worse since I lived off bagels and toast for like 3 days at least since everything else made my stomach hurt. But whatever. Got it take it where I can get it ya know? Now to not flub and load it back on! I am currently addicted to Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches. Which are only 4 points but are magical! And typically when I go for something sweet its chocolate or peanut butter. So cinnamon and graham crackers are not my usual but sooo glad my coworker suggested them. Today I did try Red Velvet pop tarts. You heard that right. And it was like I was eating unicorns! Soo magical!! Worth every single one of the 10 (TEN!) Points they were! It will be hard to moderate that shit. So good. Luckily, my husband will devour them and not many come in a package.
March 1, 2013
I finally switched my weigh in day to Friday’s. So I expected this week to be wonky. Would I have lost in the next 3 days? I don’t know but I do know that I will not weigh myself until next Friday again. Now, I have to say I feel SO GROSS this morning. Super bloated and almost (sorry TMI!) threw up brushing my teeth. I had one beer last night. ONE. And 3 spicy buffalo tenders with blue cheese. Nothing excessive. But man. I feel like crap. I don’t know if its because of that. I have had a glass of wine since starting WW but not beer. I feel so gross that I am 95% sure I am not going to get my Friday fix of an Oak Street burger tonight. And, I think this week I am going to make an extra effort not to use my “extra” points. Just to see what happens at weigh in. Because everyone is different maybe that will make a real difference for me. Anyways! Happy Friday!!
February 24, 2013
I feel like I could have lost more. Even though I didn’t go over my points I was running around so much yesterday that my points weren’t healthy. It was cake and pizza. And even though I got egg white omelettes, there were homefries and toast. And I didn’t drink much water at all. So even though I was still in my points and still lost, I could have done better yesterday. I really want to change my weigh in to Friday but I think I have to log in online instead of the app to change that.
February 17, 2013
I have to say, it was easier than I thought to track points. And I ate more veggies this week than I have in a long time. It feels good, not gonna lie. And I even had Oak Street B & B for dinner Friday. And I had girl scout cookies yesterday. All within my points. And I still had 39 “extra points allowance” left this week. After I had my girl scout cookies yesterday my tummy was like “ugh, what did you eat”. Maybe I had a couple too many in one sitting, lol. Anyways, hope I can stick to it! One week at a time!
February 13, 2013
What you don’t know because I didn’t write about it last week is that is a 2.2 lb weight loss. Since Sunday.
Let me clarify:
So the week before last I was up 2 lbs. Last week I was up 2 more!! So I was up 4 lbs!! I didnt even log it into myfitnesspal I was in such disbelief and horrified.
So I have going back and forth about trying weight watchers for awhile. I didn’t want to pay for it. I was discussing it with Crystal and Erin last week and Erin has lost 45lbs so far doing weight watchers. Total inspiration. And we are almost the same height and build so it really made it more believable to me if that makes any sense. Because I did not know she had 45 lbs to lose! Anyways, she gave me tips and pointers but I still felt lost. So I signed up. For 3 months online and they waive the sign up fee. I started tracking on Sunday and it is soo easy!! And I can eat a lot of food. And not feel hungry. And I had a small piece of cake and still was within my points. 3 days in and I already find myself making better choices with fruits and veggies that are “free”.
My point is that Sunday when I started tracking with Weight Watchers I weighed in at 224. So since Sunday I have lost 2.2 lbs already! I know its water but still! *happydance*
Now I don’t know if I should start weighing in on Sundays instead since that is the end of my Weight Watchers week or try to switch the beginning of my week for WW to Wednesdays now?? O have to figure that out.
I am glad I have finally taken it to another level because onviously calorie counting wasnt working for me.
February 12, 2013
“Hello from BabyCenter! Toddlers live large, play hard, and love big. When they get upset, they can act irrationally, just like adults do. And they often have emotional outbursts to clear out the bad feelings – which can be difficult for you to endure without erupting yourself. ”
My bestie always makes fun of me for my “book mothering” basically which means I get alot of my parenting advice from books or websites. In the beginning of this motherhood thing, I would say “Well, the book says…” and every time she would argue that just because the book says it doesn’t mean its right, she didn’t use a damn book with her two kids, blah blah blah. Its a frequent argument. Now, I just try to avoid bringing up anything I read from a book or online. But! She knows me, so if I express an opinion, she will pick on me and say “Did you read that from your BOOK?!” Ugh. No, I didn’t read it from a damn book this time! I swear! haha.
Anyways, This morning I got the above email. And let me tell you, I needed it. The past two mornings have been terrible with Miss Elena. She has downright lost her shit both days when I go to leave. And today it wasn’t just when I went to leave but I couldn’t even put my socks on or pack my lunch without her freaking. And I know its cause she is sick with a cold and some teething on top of it and super clingy. But jeepers crow, I NEED TO GET READY! And I feel like a terrible mother when I lose my patience. I just take a deep breathe and say, “its ok” and hold her and rub her back but she still doesn’t calm down and the crying is making her stuffy nose and post nasal drip worse and I just want her to stop! There is no reason to cry! But nothing I do soothes her and it breaks my heart. And I have to remain calm otherwise it just makes her more upset and it gets worse. I hate mornings like that. I just want to stay with her and not go to work. And then there is Sean. She won’t go to him, she won’t be comforted by him, he tries to distract her, read her a story. Nope, Nothing. She wants me and I feel SO BAD about that. I think it hurts his feelings. Plop that guilt on top of my own guilt about losing my patience (even if Elena can’t tell that I am) and dear lord! What a way to begin the day!
So, I get the email and know its not something I am doing wrong, because if its in a generic email, other people are going through it too and even though I know its ok, its good to have reassurance even if its from “THE BOOK”.