Yesterday I got a ton of things done, including picking up around the house, some laundry, and a ridiculous amount of dishes. Our dish washer was on the fritz, so I had to wash and rewash half a bazillion dishes. I ran dishwasher cleaner through it twice today and I think it should be ok. I am going to try a very light load to be sure.
I ended the day earning 9pp and reached 154%! I tracked EVERYTHING that went into my mouth throughout the ENTIRE day! I met all of my healthy guidelines except for oil and I only used 7 of my weeklies.
Today started early with a surprise visit from Aunt Flo...the past few weeks have been so busy I didn't even realize she was on the way. This makes me even more excited about maintaining at weigh in yesterday...that makes two months in a row that I have maintained during this time of the month...woo hoo! The two prior months brought me a gain of 5 & 2 pounds, so maintaining in super BUENO!
I was hungry after my 6am shower so I ate breakfast while everyone else slept. I made an "egg roll" with an egg white, shredded cheese, spinach, and a flour tortilla. It was good and filling. I got right to working on the laundry and within a few hours the whole house was awake. I made pancakes and eggs with turkey sausage for everyone for breakfast. I was hungry again so I had one small pancake with 1 turkey sausage cut up and cooked into it and topped it with 7 pecans and a bit of light pancake syrup. I was satisfied and didn't feel the need, or desire, to eat any more.
After I cleaned up the kitchen I went over my Christmas list for our kids. We don't really have too many people on our list this year. My daughter and I are going to bake some cookies and make some candy next weekend to mail off to my sibling's families and for some local friends. We are also making paper / glitter "Merry Christmas" & "Happy Holiday" banners to send as well. We are not sending too much for a few reasons...we can't afford to spend too much extra money this year, gifts should be received in "it's the thought that counts manner", I don't want to give too many calories to my loved ones, and TIME!
After I finished my list, my hubby and I went Christmas shopping. He was so tired, and not super enthusiastic, so we just got the things I wanted his opinion on and I will go back and get the rest myself one day this week. I know he is tired...I KNOW tired...however I choose to keep going. I am glad he chose to take the day off...he doesn't do it very often, I should learn from him and do it once and a while as well.
We finished in less than an hour and a half. We went to two stores that were in the same shopping center...it was strange not to walk from store to store because that is what I do even when I am with my daughter, but since my hubby was so tired we drove. Kind of neat that it seemed strange to me because a few short years ago, I would have driven and not even thought to walk...I'm counting this as a new habit and a non-scale victory!
When we got home I baked up some banana bread to use up some shabby looking bananas. I used my stand mixer...it is AMAZING! Last time we made this same recipe my daughter used a fork to squish the bananas...this go round I popped them in the mixer and 1, 2, 3, they were done...so awesome!
I used star shaped foil muffin "tins" for portion control and easy sharing. Each star came to 3pp. My daughter is taking 1 to each of her 3 teachers tomorrow. I took some to my mom's friend, and there are some left. The recipe made 20...not too little, not too much...just right. I ate one today and might eat another tomorrow but I don't have feel the need, or desire, to eat any more...another non-scale victory!
My mom quit her church choir a few months ago because of her Parkenson's shaking. My daughter and I took her to see the choir concert this afternoon...it was really neat. I don't go to church, but I was kind of sad that they made quite a big deal of the offering tray and did not evening say a prayer or offer well wishes. They had tons of sweets after, but I did not have any...not one BLT...no cookies, no fudge, no candy...yeah! My mom, daughter, and I enjoyed th concert and she my mom was thankful we took her.
By the time we were on our way home it was already 6pm, and I had not planned anything for dinner. My mom and daughter decided on Panda Express. I ran in while they waited in the car. Instead of getting the "Family Feast" I got 3 Three-Item Meals so we can have more variety for the mains and it cost less anyway. I served everyones' plate without eating anything and then carefully prepared mine. I decided a few trips ago that I do not really like the Spring Rolls so I did not have even a bite of one. I did have about 2 tbs of Chow Main...a ton of Broccoli from the Beef Broccoli with only 1 piece of beef, 1 piece of Orange Chicken, 1 piece of Walnut Shrimp with 1 walnut, a bit of chicken from the green bean chicken, lots of green beans, mushrooms, and zucchini, two fortune cookies, and some Diet Pepsi. I tracked everything, was satisfied, and was not stuffed.
I ended today using 6 of my weeklies...only 13 for the entire weekend with 100% tracking...yippee!
I have earned 2pp, but have only earned 89%. I have plenty to do so I know I will reach 100%.
Day 107...Activity ~ Success...Food ~ Success!
Onto Day 108...