Saturday, March 31, 2018

Good news, bad news

Saturday!

I made it to Weight Watchers this morning. I was 227 on my scale at home (which was the same as last week) but I went to a different station at the meeting, so they had me up .2 (1.6 difference between scales instead of 1.4).

Overall the week wasn't great.
I only exercised Monday and Tuesday and had every excuse in the book for the last 3 days. I do think I used too heavy weights on Tuesday so I will go back down for my "lighter weights".
And there were definitely some no so great eating - A jar of Nutella (thankfully not the whole thing! The rest got filled with water and thrown in the trash), yesterday popcorn while catching up on Harry Potter with my son. My lunches this week weren't fantastic - instead of my chicken salad, I had chicken, coleslaw and a tortilla, but with PB dressing - could not have been healthy!

What's in store for this week? Grilling tonight, Easter tomorrow where we are going to a buffet at my mom's. I found myself adding MORE candy into my cart yesterday (the Easter colored Reeses minis and Hersey's kisses got to me at 8 am on an empty stomach) - I am hoping what isn't put into the kids' baskets or used in their Easter egg hunt make their way into the trash as well!

Work is going to be crazy stressful this week and they've told us they are bringing in food a few times. So I need to go to work prepared with extra healthy snacks and drink lots of water. I've been definitely slacking in the water department. And I need to get my exercise in and take lots of walk breaks at work.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Hump Day

Thank goodness it is Wednesday, albeit a cloudy, raw one, but a few warmer days (but still rainy) are ahead of us, and a pseudo long weekend. The kids don't have school Friday but we still have to work. We are going to my mom's for Easter so I don't have to cook - very excited! And not having leftovers in the house - even better!

I did 21 Day Fix Monday and Tuesday. For my light weights I used 5 lbs instead of 3 lbs. My knees are a little sore, as are my arms, but my arms are a good sore. Today is Lower Fix - I may take is slightly easy.

Scale said 226.8 this morning - I haven't seen anything below 227 in 3 months.

Now if only my sleep was better. I've been waking up at 4-4:30 every day for a few weeks now. I usually fall back asleep but it is getting really annoying! I've been going to bed at 10:00, which is great, but I need more than 6 hours of sleep!

I am anxious for Friday to come because we will finally be able to pay off our credit card and pay off camp, which are 2 things hanging over our head. We are going to try to be budget conscious on our vacation and then when we get back we have some house things to attend to. And then we can start saving for our next vacations!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Happy Monday?

The only reason I am happy that is Monday is so that time can go by and hopefully spring will decide to show up. This morning it was 25 degrees and there is still so much snow on the ground. There is hopes of some slightly higher temps later this week, but for now we have to deal with it not getting out of the 30s today.

And three weeks until spring break!!!

I worked out Thursday, Friday and Saturday and they all felt great! I was going to go for a run on Sunday but it was snowing and I didn't feel like dealing with the treadmill, plus I figured after 6 days I needed a break. I was so busy during the day on Sunday that I didn't have time to change and do the yoga that comes with 21 Day Fix.

Friday I ate fairly well! And woke up Saturday morning weighing 227.0. WW registered a 1.4 loss (I hadn't weighed in last week - otherwise it would have shown like a 3 pound loss!)

This weekend felt really busy. Friday night we went to BJs to stock up - my only impulse buy was some queso. I did buy some chocolate milk, but I only drink those after runs of 5 miles or more, so I am not sure why I bought it now because I don't plan on running 5 miles until May.

Saturday the kids needed some equipment for spring sports, so we went to Dick's and I got my better, thicker mat for working out. We also took another trip to Kohl's - I needed another pair of jeans because one of mine was wearing out in the thighs due to chub rub. I also needed a new belt because mine was old. I did get a new shirt to wear on Easter and a wear of white capris for the cruise.

I made sure I had a large breakfast before our errands because I knew we wouldn't be back until 1-2. I then had another healthy snack before going to the mall with my daughter. We had planned on eating at the Cheesecake Factory, but it was too crowded. We did hit Starbucks on the way home - I got a small with no whipped cream, but didn't ask for skim milk. And I had a fairly small breakfast.

Sunday was more errands. Finally when I was making Mexican casserole for dinner I decided to break out the queso and these really yummy chips. I indulged some, but threw the rest out this morning.

On to another week!


Thursday, March 22, 2018

No Snow! More Workouts!

I know my friends further south got pummeled by this storm, but thankfully we got spared. Over the last couple of days they kept changing to forecast from 10-12" to a coating. Thankfully the latter ended up being true. Some towns had early releases yesterday and some towns (including Boston) cancelled school for today yesterday. I went to bed not knowing what today would bring. I woke up at 5:30 am at it was snowing but it had barely started. It was actually fairly pretty, but now it all had melted (I wish the feet and feet of snow that still exist would melt!).

Tuesday ToM finally did arrive but I still did my Upper Fix. I didn't get it in until after dinner. I waited 90 minutes but still felt like I was going to throw up while trying to do push ups and planks.

Yesterday I worked from home because I wasn't sure what the snow would do, plus I was pretty crampy and did not feel like putting on real clothes. My nice husband brought my son to piano so I able to fit in Lower Fix (which I had never done before). Today will be on to Pilates Fix! This weekend I definitely need to buy a more plush pad to do work on my knees. I have re-configured the order of the work outs to fit in a run on Sunday and do Yoga Fix on Mondays (ie start my Fix week on Tuesday).

Even though I felt like crap yesterday morning, less than 48 hours into ToM, I feel like a million dollars. And will feel this way for 2 weeks. I've really got to figure out a way to work through this second half of the month and actually get the scale to register a loss within a 4 week period of time. I know I will be stressed leading up to vacation, but I am really going to try! I know I will feel so much better in my clothing if I continue this healthy living for the next 4 weeks until we leave (and try to be mindful on vacation and continue it after!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Horrible eating, a workout, and more snow!

Short and not very sweet.

After last week's 2 snow days and not doing enough food prep and a weekend full of celebrating my son's 9th birthday and a friend's birthday, the eating has been horrible, horrible, horrible (but oh so good!) but we've purged everything a moved on.

Actually the party we went to on Sunday started at 1:30 so I didn't expect them to serve a meal. There were snacks and then chicken fingers and Mac and Cheese, but I passed on it all, but did have ice cream and cake (and more ice cream and cake when we got home to finish off from my son's birthday!).

I did go to WW on Saturday but didn't weigh in.
I weighed myself on Sunday - 229.8.
I am on Day 30, so waiting for ToM to arrive -crabby and ravenous!

But yesterday I did do the 1st day of 21 Day Fix (Total Cardio Body Fix I think). I am determined to do all 7 days this week, even with ANOTHER freaking snow storm coming Wednesday into Thursday. I am going to push through and not let it get me down.

Less than 4 weeks until vacation. I need to get moving!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

The lazy weekend....and more snow to come.....

A week ago yesterday I was gloriously running outside, excited about continuing the pattern, excited about the spring.

This morning was 24 degrees, with a foot of cold hard snow on the ground with another 15" coming tomorrow. Yep. Tomorrow will be snow day #6 for the kids. This is getting ridiculous.

Saturday I went to WW. I was up by .2 (.4 by my scale at home) and as always I am glad I went but on week #7 and the scale really hasn't budged at all.

Saturday I had every intention of being "good" - We had my son's Pinewood Derby in the morning from 9-11. I had 1 small bag of popcorn. When we got home we all got in the car to go clothes shopping. What a fun outing - not! I had a protein bar before I left to try to curb any hunger (seeing that we didn't leave until 11:30). But after more than an hour in Kohls, we were all starving so went to On the Border for lunch. I had a burrito, which I hadn't had in a long time - I ate too much of it.

After shopping the family for a while I dropped them at home and went to Target by myself (always a good thing!) - I got all the kids' Easter candy (because they are at the age where all they get is candy) and I had had a major craving for M&Ms so did get myself a bag. But I didn't have much dinner.

Sunday was kind of a weird day - I am not sure why. I did round 2 of grocery shopping (when I had gone on Friday the shelves were still fairly bare from storm #2) and my family was in and out during the day, so I did get some time to myself (during which I did our taxes - fun!). Eating was so-so during the day. For dinner I made PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps (though I made them with a combo of chicken and pork, and i served it over rice, not wrapped up). But I had 2 servings.

Did you see any mention of exercise? Nope, haven't done any since Tuesday :(

Now it is Monday and tomorrow will be another snow day. I am feeling very weak - I was so close to buying breakfast this morning. I am seriously contemplating buying lunch today. I have made it 10 weeks without buying lunch at work.

But I can't let the whole week go to crap. ToM will be coming next weekend and it will be my son's birthday next weekend, so I am going to TRY to eat reasonably this week, but snow days really throw my for a loop.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Snowday = horrible eating and no exercise

Wednesday I was going to do Day 3 of 21 Day Fix, but due to a variety of reasons, it never happened even though I tried THREE times. Finally I gave up.

My husband brought home pizza - I had 2 slices and a lot of homemade Greek salad.

The snow finally started at 8:30 pm and we had 9-12" of heavy wet snow. But thankfully we had power. We lost it for 30 minutes in the middle of the night - I was woken up at 12:30 by the power coming back ON. We had a few downed limbs in our driveway, so my husband had a lot of work to do in order to get the driveway snowblowed.

What is it about a snow day that makes me eat like crap? I attribute it mainly to the stress of trying to balance the Mom hat and the Worker hat. Both fail miserably on a snow day. I found myself eating PB Ritz crackers and protein bars around 11:00 and my daughter was bored so she made brownies. For dinner I made spaghetti - I tried not to eat too much. But the scale was WAY up this morning. I didn't even get 4,500 steps yesterday! I shoveled part of our walk way but not the stairs going down to the driveway. I kept saying to myself - It is March 8, it will melt quickly. But the temps are not going to rise much in the foreseeable future and we could have ANOTHER storm next week!!!

So I am TRYING to eat well today - the kids are in school but have a 1/2 day. And I am still trying to recover from some disasters at work. I just want the day to be over! I did go grocery shopping this morning and did pretty well. It's going to be a long, long day.