Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow Days

So the kids have been out of school for 5 days now, Martin Luther King's Birthday and then 3 snow days in a row.  I'm a bit stressed out about now.  My last weigh in resulted in a gain, no shock there.  I knew I had eaten way too many carbs.  I'm not in the gym this week because of the snow, or is that just something I'm telling myself?  Mhhhmmmmm......Anyway, I'm doing better this week and have learned from my mistakes.  This is a great time of year to experiment with all of the beans and barley out there.  If you have a crock pot, use it.  I made an egg salad sandwich the other day and used half Mayo (ooohh bad word) and half vanilla yogurt.  It was really good.  If you can find little short cuts like that it will really make a difference in the long run.  Until next weigh in or the next random thought I get and just have to share...................

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Carb overload.......

So I had a bit of a relapse and ate way too many carbs yesterday.  I'm sure it was stress related and I will see what it did to me on the scale tonight.  I'm going to beat myself up though, that's not what I need to do.  We will all slip up now and again, it's when we stop getting back up that you should be concerned.  I'll weigh in tonight and then report.

Monday, January 9, 2012

8 more pounds!

So happy I stayed away from the fast food chain as I am now 8 pounds lighter.  Nothing tastes as good as thin feels..................I have been paying attention to the way my teenagers eat and it's interesting to me how their emotions have so much to do with how they eat.  I of course know this to be true first hand.  If I'm in love, I don't even think about food, if I'm depressed, it's all I gravitate towards.  Stress is interesting as well.  Stress eating affects people differently.  Some people are salt eaters, sugar eaters, or carb eater's.  If you are in tune with your emotions you can control what you put in your mouth while stress eating.  Someone told me this week that fruit was a no no if you were trying to lose weight.  I'm sorry, I may not have a degree but choosing fruit over some of the other crap out there is not a no no.  She wanted me to instead eat a health bar that had so many chemicals in the ingredients list it made my head spin.  No thanks.  Guess what's in a banana?  Yup you guessed it, a banana.  Come on people, common sense is a great thing to have in today's world.  More on this later.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Eve, Day

So about 12:45pm New Year's Eve, New Year's Day I am picking up 5 teenagers from a dance in Renton and all they want to do is go to McDonald's.  Please they plead with me.  Timmy has money they say as if that will make we want to take them.  I said NO!  I am not going to spend the first hour of the New Year at a fast food establishment.  They were a little shocked and I also said, this is the year for me.  The year this weight comes off whether is wants to or not.  I do not wish to put anything in my mouth that won't help me reach my goals and I will not support an establishment that is aiding to the obesity of my friends and family.  Then we rocked out to their favorite music and all was well.