Friday, December 18, 2009

How Was Day 4?

Not too bad....

B: crystal light
S: salad
L: tater tot casserole (SO not a healthy recipe)
S: ?? I don't think I had one
D: 1 whole slice cheese pizza at a kids bday and 2 small crusts leftover from Big Guy
S: some more tater tot casserole (it's gone now!!)

I spent the morning cleaning the kitchen so while it's not intense cardio or anything it wasn't sitting on my butt either. From about 12 on I was on the go running errands, taking Big Guy to skating, picking up DP, bringing Big Guy to a birthday party and then taking him Christmas shopping for his brother. I never did get that walk yesterday, after I blogged here I checked the temp and it was only 10....brrrr...... That was enough to deter me. I'll walk in the high teens and twenties but 10 is a little too low.

Little Guy sucumbed to the pink eye and is MISERABLE. His eyes are swollen nearly shut and his cold seems to be worse as well. Poor little guy. So, that paired with 3 degrees outside this AM means no walk for me this AM. I think by the time DP gets home though I'll be dying to get out for fresh air!!

I didn't weigh in yesterday and I'm not sure about today. I don't want to do it every day and get addicted to it again but I know I need to be careful and keep track. Such a tough balance for me. Hmmmmmm.......I'll let you know tomorrow!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 3 in a Nutshell


Really, that's all I need to say. My schedule was off with Big Guy home from school sick, I was way overtired from being up at 3AM with him and I just didn't have the willpower. I'd love to tell you I grazed on healthy foods but....not always. I'm not sure I remember all I ate but will try to recap.

B: small bowl frosted flakes w/ff milk
S: handful of cheese crackers and a few slices of cheddar cheese
L: hamburger (no bun)
S: popcorn w/a little butter
This is where it all goes to heck BTW
D: 1/2 buffalo chicken calzone, 1/2 large salad. 1 square piece of cake
S: eggnog

Somewhere in there I choked down a candy cane or two and a few dove chocolates. I also ate a second piece of cake in the middle of the night. Bah.

It's amazing how being tired really affects my choices. Darn those little kids, LOL. Just kidding, I wouldn't trade them for anything.

I did, however, take the dog for a walk last night. It was a really little, once around the block, one but it's something. I haven' done that in quite a while and it felt good despite the frigid air. I'm thinking about heading out for another this AM. Guess I better looking at what I ate last night, yuck. Ok, off for a walk. Have a good day all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 2 Recap

OK, yesterday was not as good as Monday. Here's the menu:

B: slim fast
S: slice banana bread
S2: 1T peanut butter
L: hamburger (no bun)
S: frosted flakes w/fat free milk
D:bagel w/cream cheese

I also had to make a cake for Sadie's work and had several spoonfuls of batter. Ugh, carbs carbs carbs.

I wasn't looking forward to the scale this AM but.....surprise surprise it was nice to me. Monday AM I was 260.4 and today.................drumroll..............255.6! Yay!!!! I'm getting there.

Big Guy is sick today and 2 months ago sick kids was my downfall and what started the downward spiral into poor eating so I really want to focus on healthy choices today. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 1 Back on the Wagon

I did pretty well yesterday. I had 2 multigrain rice cakes with 1 tablespoon each of peanut butter and jelly for breakfast, a burger (no bun) for lunch, and a salad with sliced steak for dinner. I snacked on popcorn and ate a few Dove chocolates. All in all, not bad at all. The scale was down 1.5 pounds today so obviously it worked.

So far today I've done pretty well too. Breakfast was a slim fast and lunch was a burger (no bun). I did have one slice of banana bread and a spoonful of peanut butter for a snack this AM but that's it so far. I need to go work on water though, I have not been drinking nearly enough.

Exercise wise; not as good. Monday I did not go to the gym b/c the kids had been up all night the night before. Today I started a new job babysitting and the kids and I had to be at their house early so I did not go to the gym again (not enough time). Yesterday I did spend about 30-35 minutes shoveling and chopping ice and today I took care of 4 little boys and vacuumed a whole house. I'm pooped!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here It Is

Ok everyone, here it is, the honesty post.

I have declared today the day I will AGAIN jump back on the band wagon. I weighed in, and as embarassed as I am to say, I am at 260. At one point I was as low as 242 and the highest before now I had ever bounced up to was 253. So, 260 flat out sucks. 18 pounds??? I do wonder how much is water weight, I'd say at least 5 pounds but we'll find out today as I go back to basics and drink water and eat right.

I did have plans to hit the gym this AM but my children plotted against me. Yesterday Big Guy woke up with pink eye and Little Guy started sneezing late in the day and sounding congested. Between the two of them I was up 5 times last night and try as I may, there was just no way I was dragging my ass out of bed to go to the gym this morning. I was exhausted. So today I am taking Big Guy to the pediatrician and hanging out playing nurse to two unhappy boys. Tonight I have plans to finish up my Xmas shopping. Hopefully the boys will sleep better tonight and I can gym in the morning.

So there it is people....I've gained 18 pounds because my band was too tight. Don't be like me!!!