Today seemed like a very long day. After I dropped the kids off at school I spent a good hour and a half going through the fridge, freezers, and pantry...taking stock and trying to make meals out of what we have on hand. I made up 9 meals, which shouldn't be so difficult but considering it is rare that all 6 of us eat the same thing...I have to get creative.
I made a small grocery list to fill in the gaps. I ended up spending about $35 and all I am missing is grapes. They are on sale and I will be on the other side of town tomorrow so I will pick them up then.
Tonight I made garlic bread pizzas. We had Garlic Texas Toast in the freezer so I cut each slice in half lengthwise, grilled each side on my pancake griddle, then topped them with tomato sauce, deli ham, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni, bacon bits, and cheese. Once topped I popped them into the oven to heat through and melt the cheese. They turned out really good. My mom, kids, and I liked them. I am not sure about my dad because I did not hang around for his reaction. I figured my husband would not like them and he figured the same, but to our surprise he did. I had already made him something else for dinner and there were not enough pizzas, but now I have another meal that I can cook the same thing for everyone...yeah!
I did well eating today. I did have 1 too many slices of pizza, an extra cookie, and 1 cup of nonfat milk, but I decided I really wanted them and it is better for me to eat over a little than avoid what I really want and eat 10 other things instead. I feel satisfied...not stuffed...and not guilty for eating a bit over my dailies. Being perfect on WW is not my goal...learning from my mistakes, learning when it is ok to have a little extra, and learning how to stop eating are some of my WW goals. I figure if I am too restrictive and don't enjoy the journey than I might end up having to redo it again later.
It is almost 7pm and I have only earned 1pp and reached 77% on my ActiveLink. I did take a short walk today while my mom was at the chiropractor. My foot still hurts to put my shoes on and my arm is still bothering me. I have never dreaded exercise, but I never imagined I would miss it so much either! My daughter and I did do about 30 minutes of Richard Simmons last night. Most of the movements require your arms...I could hardly move mine without pain last night so I just did the leg portion...not the same as a full body workout but at least I was moving!
Not sure if I will make it to 100% tonight, but either way I will consider today a success.
Onto Day 33...