Monday, June 17, 2013

My breakfast entertainment...

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Danny's 34th Birthday

We celebrated Danny's birthday in a pretty grand way this year. We basically rented out Vernon Lanes to have a party for Danny and Leslie since they share a birthday. We had an awesome night with several of our closest friends.

I am so very thankful that we met and fell in love 11 years ago. I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished. I cannot imagine life without him.

Progress, but a long way to go

I realized that with my weight loss last week (lost 3.1 pounds!), I now officially weigh 50 pounds less than I did when I got pregnant with Sophie. That's a VERY good thing, but I still have a lot of work to do. And just to remind myself this is what real progress looks like:

I'm not where I want to be, but I'm definitely not where I once was. The picture on the left was taken in the fall of 2009, at a real low point in my life (I hated my job, my dad had recently passed, I desperately wanted to have a baby). The picture on the right was taken last night. Life still isn't perfect, but (again) it's better than it was.

I've had a hard time staying on top of posting my food journals daily. I am still tracking everything and staying within my allotted points. It feels so great to step on the scale and see the number go down, so I'm continuing to work towards my goal and staying focused.

I've been considering purchasing an ActiveLink subscript and device (it tracks your daily activity and calculates how many activity points you earn throughout the day). I think it would be another tool to use to keep me focused on the goal.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A few pictures

I sure love spending my time with this girl. I am so blessed to be her mommy.

Catching up...

I've been quiet the past few days, but I have continued to track my meals. I did take the day off on Sunday. I enjoyed brunch with my husband and friends and dinner out (with margaritas)! I did pretty well yesterday staying on plan (banana chocolate chip singles for breakfast, pot roast with carrots and potatoes for lunch and turkey hot dogs for dinner). Today was not such a good day. Breakfast was fine, however I was out of the office today and planned on eating lunch with my kids. Unfortunately, the lunch being served was the strangest mystery meat I've ever seen, so I ended up in the drive through. On top of that, one of my boys graduated from high school today, so we had cake and ice cream to celebrate. I didn't even think about what I was eating until it was too late. For dinner tonight, we had tacos. I use very lean ground beef and I don't eat a ton. It's a filling meal and something everyone in the house will eat without complaining! It's summer time and unfortunately, I seem to fall into the ice cream trap. I had a WW giant fudge bar for my second dessert of the day (only 3 pts). So, today was not the best day. I did track all of my food and can acknowledge that I went over my daily point allotment (thank goodness for weekly points)!

I found this picture quite some time ago and it really hit home for me (as much as I want to be in denial about it).

I don't agree with each statement, but there are several that I identify with. I don't understand my relationship with food. It is comforting to me and it seems like the one thing in my life that I don't have control over. I'm getting there, but I still have a ways to go. I'm not the kind of person to just eat an entire bag of potato chips or package of cookies in one sitting. I can control myself in that sense. I think one of my biggest struggles is not listening to my own body. A lot of times, I'll grab a snack because I'm bored. Or splurge on a meal to celebrate. The thing I like most about WW is that it reminds me of balancing my checkbook. If I've used all of my points, it's just like I've spent all of my money. I cannot eat anything else just like I can't buy anything else. There's a bit of a cushion for days that catch us by surprise - kind of like a rainy day plan. WW makes me accountable for the points that I use. When I don't track my points, it's usually because I know I've gone over and don't want to see that in blank and white (you know, if you don't write it down, the calories don't count, right?).

I'm rambling, but I am going to continue to hold myself accountable and track my points even when I go over. And, I'm going to learn to pay more attention to my body - eat when I'm hungry, not bored.