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Friday, March 29, 2013

Days 61 ~ 63...

Day 61 (Wednesday) went well...much better than Tuesday.  I walked in the morning and at night.  I tracked 100% and only went over 2pp for the day...I even earned 11 activity pp!

Day 62 (Thursday) also went well.  Due to lack of time I did not walk in the morning, but I did walk at track practice in the evening.  I tracked 100%, only went over my food pp by 3, and I earned 10 activity pp for the day.

Day 63 (Friday)  Today was BUSY!!!  I took my kids to school, came home to finish my grocery list and check e-mail, went to the gym and did Zumba for an hour, and went to Wal-Mart, ran into a friend and decided to have lunch at McDonalds inside of Wal-Mart.  I had a grilled chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce instead of mayo, a Diet Coke, and a banana.  We talked and ate...my friend had fries and a fish sandwich, but I focused on my eats and they were delicious and guilt free!  Since I saw her midway through my shopping, I went back for the rest of my items, went home to put them away quickly, went to my daughter's school to help, passed on juice, Peeps, and Moon Pies, and then went to Sam's Club with my daughter...we shared a pretzel...I did track the 7pp for it and it was worth every one.  As I was unloading groceries at home my son called for a ride home.  I closed the trunk, went to get him, came home unloaded the rest of the groceries, made him some sandwiches, put the rest of the groceries away, checked e-mail, and now I am ready to go make dinner.  It has been a non-stop day, I have gotten alot done, tracked 100%, and still have 10pp for dinner which is totally doable.  I have already earned 8pp for the day and still have some laundry and housework to do. 

Tomorrow is weigh in.  As of this morning I am up .5 pounds from last week.  Aunt Flo is still in town, but I am hoping the scale will go down a bit by tomorrow morning so I can either maintain or lose a little.  I feel like I am hitting my stride and really getting back to my old WW self...it isn't seeming like such a chore anymore.

Days 61 ~ 63...Success!

Onto Day 64...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 60...

Yesterday was eaty and I did not get in much activity...I only earned 1 activity pp for the day.  Aunt Flo is in town and she brought pain with her this month.  I tracked the first part of the day...pp and all...the second part of the day I wrote down what I ate, but did not weigh, measure, or calculate any pp.  I also did not drink enough water.  This morning I still wasn't feeling well, but I decided to take a walk anyway.  I didn't do any hills but did manage to get in a good 42 minutes and about 2 1/2 miles.  I am keeping my gym clothes on to use at tonight's track practice and to help deter me from eating too much throughout the day.  I have been working way too hard on activity to defeat my entire purpose with unnecessary eating.  Today I will do my best to track 100%, weigh, measure, and calculate pp.

Onto tackle my long to do list...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Day 59...Lots of Activity!

Yesterday was a good activity day for sure!  It was also an eaty day...tracked 100%, but still struggling with eating more than I need to.

After I dropped the kids off at school I walked my regular hilly 3 mile loop.  Before we left for track I rode my trike for a good 25 minutes around our block.  I tried to get to the top of our street about 15 times...I am only 2 1/2 houses away from the top, I got alot further than before!  At track practice I walked another 3 miles. 

During the day I had bouts of wanting to eat just to eat...sometimes I ate and sometimes I resisted the urge.  After practice my husband wanted to go get tacos.  I had two mini tacos then decided I needed 1/2 chicken sandwich, some cottage cheese, and some jelly.  I am much better off not starting to eat and then I don't need to worry about stopping.  I did track all the madness and will strive to do better today.

I am taking today as a rest day from activity because I have not taken any full rest days in awhile.  We do not have practice tonight, and even though it was perfect walking weather this morning I decided my body needs a break...just for one day though!

Onto taking care of business and making Day 59 a good one!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Days 55 ~ 58 & Weigh In

By the end of the night yesterday, I earned 14 activity pp!  I really love that I have someone nice to talk to while I walk at my daughter's track practice...the times goes sooo fast!  This morning the scale was the same as yesterday even with my extra eats.  On Saturday I was 230.5, Sunday 228.5, Monday 228.5, Tuesday 228.5, Wednesday & today 227.  I feel good about my activity, tracking, water intake, and most of my eats. 

This morning I decided to come back home after taking the kids to school instead of going for a walk.  I will get in a good walk tonight, so I am not worried.  I made taco meat for tonight's dinner, cut up onions and tomatoes, did the dishes, took my daughter to the doctor for a recheck of her ear which is good thankfully, took my daughter back to school, and now it is 10am.  I am off to take my mom the dentist and hopefully make it back in time to help at my daughter's school today so I can go to Zumba tomorrow...we'll see!

The day ended well with a good walk at track practice and pretty good eats. 

Friday I made it to Zumba and was having kind of an off day.  When I fight with my dad it makes me feel awful...like my spirit is broken.  He gets over it right away and carries on.  I managed to eat fairly well, tracked everything 100% and earned 8 activity pp for the day.

Weigh In...I lost 3 pounds!!!  I was so excited!  This morning, Sunday, I am still down and weighed the same as yesterday. 

My daughter did great at her track meet yesterday and she and I stuck to what we brought to eat.  My husband ate some of the sandwiches we brought and bought a hot dog and a Coke.  When we got home we were all tired.  I took a nap and then got up to make everyone dinner.  My daughter and I had eaten when we got home and I was not hungry for dinner.  Later I was hungry and should have known better than to eat when I am so tired.  I ended up using quite a few weeklies, but I still tracked 100%.

This morning I slept in until 8am and got busy with house work.  I am on my way to drop of some items at the Goodwill,  stop by the bank, and go to Sams and Walmart. 

Days 55 ~ 59...a little eaty, a lot of activity, 100% tracked...I'm going to call them successful!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 54...

I started the day with an hour of Zumba...I really love it. and had forgotten how good I feel when I am at the gym, away from home, and not thinking about the bazillion worries that are constantly running through my mind.  I am going to try and switch the day I help at my daughter's school from Friday to Wednesday or Thursday so I can go to Zumba on Friday as well which would give me 4 gym days a week!

After the gym I went to the valley to pick up my mom's sewing machine.  It was lunch time and I opted for Burger King.  I had an Original Chicken Sandwich with BBQ sauce instead of mayo and a value size order of onion rings.  I took my time, ate slowly, enjoyed every bite.  I sat inside rather than driving thru and realized that I rarely eat fast food or drive thru...progress for sure!

After lunch, I headed back up the freeway.  I found some cute socks for my daughter at Kohls and found her track socks at Big 5.  I forgot to stop and get longer laces for my new tennies so I will have to do that tomorrow.  When I got home it was already time to pick up my daughter.  I still had my gym clothes and shoes on and it was cool outside so I walked.  We came home and had snack...I didn't really need to eat, but did anyway, but I tracked it and that is still my main goal.

Tonight we have track practice and I will walk with my buddy and her baby.  I have eaten many of my activity pp, but it is ok.  Again...the goal is to track 100%, not to worry about going over my pp.

So far I have earned 5 activity pp, I am sure I will get beyond 10pp by the end of the night!

Day 54...Delicious lunch, 100% tracking, and awesome activity!

Day 53...

Frustrating day.

Tired of arguing over nothing.

Tired of being the target.

Ate more than I needed to during the late morning and early afternoon.

Tracked eats, and BLT's, 100%.

Walked 90 minutes at track practice.

Day 53...Glad it is over.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 52...Super busy and still on track!

What a day!  I got to the gym early and saw a friend in the spin room so I jumped on a bike and started spinning while talking to her.  The class was challenging and I pushed myself...so proud!  It went a little over, so I got in a full 90 minutes!

I came home, took a quick shower, and my mom and I were on our way.  I took her to the chiropractor and while she was there I mailed my niece's baby box, went to Walmart and found a few tank tops to use for exercise, and found 3 pounds of grapes for $ .99!

From there we went to the valley to drop off her sewing machine. I made sandwiches in the morning to take so we ate lunch on the way.  We stopped by McDonald's for drinks and 2 chocolate chip cookies.  I was full after my sandwich, wheat thins, and drink, so I didn't eat my cookie...success! 

When we got back I hopped in bed for about 45 minutes and watched TV until I had to get my daughter from school.  We came home, did homework, I got busy in the kitchen, and she was able to paint her wooden locker that she bought at Lowes and put together with her Papi on Sunday. 

Track practice was good...it went super fast!  My walking buddy and I walked for a good 90 minutes and made 14 laps around the track which is about 3 1/2 miles.  When I am by myself I usually walk 3 miles in about 50 minutes, but at the track, we stop to take care of the baby or to watch the kids, but we still move plenty so I am not worried about the time.

When we got home I made bean tacos for my husband and son...without even 1 bean lick for me...woo hoo!  My daughter opted for some lean bacon and finished the rest of her water.  I made my dad breakfast for dinner with bacon, an egg, toast, and cantaloupe.  I had a bit of cantaloupe and a ton of water.  By 10pm when I was in bed I was physically hungry, I opted to stay in bed rather than get up to eat.  I rarely eat late and never get up to eat, so I figure I better not start that habit.  When I got up this morning I was super hungry.  I had my normal breakfast...1 egg, 1 egg white, and 2 pieces of toast with yogurt butter.  For snack I decided to have some extra protein rather than my normal banana and string cheese.  I had 3oz of ground turkey cooked with diced onions and spices, 14g of mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 of an avocado.  Now that I think about it I should have added some tomato too...oh well...next time! 

I will see how hungry I am tonight and might need to eat more of my activity pp since I am earning so many.  Yesterday I earned 17, and over the weekend 10...so in 3 days that makes 27pp...we'll see!?!?

I tracked 100% of my eats yesterday, including the 1/4 of the McDonald's cookie I ate in the afternoon...my daughter had the rest.  I used 2 activity pp, which brings my total used to 4pp...still better than if I had not been tracking I am sure!  The scale was the same today as yesterday...I am going to be patient, continue with my tracking and exercise and see what it says come Saturday.

Day 52...Success!

Onto Day 53...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 51...

This morning I woke up dreading having to re-do the lice treatment on my daughter's hair.  I took everything off of the beds, sprayed all of the surfaces, and then went to get more shampoo.  I decided to go to the hair shop where I took my mom on Friday...I noticed they sold "Ladybug" lice treatment products.  I talked to the woman, she checked my hair, said I was good, and then told me if I brought my daughter she could check her hair too.  They don't do the treatment, but checking to be sure is so helpful!  I drove home and got my daughter, the hair stylist checked her hair and determined it was not lice but a form of cradle cap.  She thinks my daughter may not have had it last week either.  Oh well...at least I know for sure that she does not have it now.  I had her wash and trim her hair since we were there anyway.  I also bought some peppermint "Ladybug" lice repellent and tipped well for all of the extra time, help, and effort. 

After we finished there, we went to WalMart to get some moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.  It was lunch time so we opted for McDonalds.  I had a Diet Coke, 5 french fries, and a grilled chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce instead of mayo.  It was good, I was satisfied, tracked it all, and was pleased with my choices. 

The morning at home did not go so well with controlled eats, but I did track 100%.  When we got home from the store, I was feeling like I did in the morning...frustrated and wanting to eat.  Again, I ate, but again, I also tracked.

I made shrimp, chicken, beef, and potato skins for dinner.  I weighed and tracked all of my food and used the rest of my weeklies.  After dinner I went to the neighbor's to find my husband, stayed for too long to talk, and then came home to make his dinner.  I ate a few small pieces of chicken, and then immediately tracked them.  I used 2pp over my weeklies.  My main goal this week is to track 100%...so far, so good.  If I go over my weeklies, so be it.  I know I ate a lot less than I would have if I would not have been tracking.  Once I am back to tracking 100% faithfully on a consistent basis, then I will worry about not going over...until then...tracking is all that matters.

Tomorrow I am going to spin class, then take my mom to the chiropractor, go to the valley to drop my mom's sewing machine off for service, make dinner, help my daughter with her homework, finish laundry, walk at track practice, and mail my nieces goodie box filled with things for her new baby...a 12x12 custom photo album ready for pictures, a cute pink outfit that has a onesie, pants, and a matching bib, 4 receiving blankets that I made, a quilt my mom made, and a furry blanket that I finished today.  Needless to say it will be another long day...hopefully I can get everything done!

Day 51...Success...Over 2pp, but I earned 9 activity pp between yeaterday and today so technically I am still ahead!

Onto Day 52...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Days 49 & 50 & Weigh In...

Yesterday was a long day.  My daughter had the day off from school so she went with me to take my mom to the chiropractor and to get her hair cut.  By the time we were finished it was past lunch and we were beyond hungry.  We decided to go to a Japanese place near the hair shop...the service was horrifically slow, but I liked the food.  I had miso soup, teriyaki chicken, salad with the best dressing ever, and 4 pieces of a California roll.  My daughter and I shared, but she didn't like the teriyaki sauce so she ate the rice and the spring roll.  I would for sure go back, but probably by myself since my daughter and mom weren't impressed...I think they would have rather gone to McDonalds!

After lunch we dropped my mom off at home and ran a few errands.  I got some new walking shoes for me and a shirt for my daughter at Kohls for $ 41...including tax...full price would have been $ 96 !  I made homemade pizza for dinner and my hubby, the neighbor, and I finished working on the garage.  If it were my choice, I would empty it out totally, deep clean, put up new drywall, paint, fix the floor, and make it nice.  My dad would rather leave it as it is...35 years of dirt and unused bits and pieces.  My mom was thinking about putting up some ceiling fans with lights in the living room...she was ready to send me to the store until she talked to my dad and he talked her out of it...he always does that and it frustrates me to no end!  Needless to say it was an eaty night because I was super over tired and frustrated...not a good combination!

This morning my daughter and I got to the track for time trials early.  My husband and the neighbor went to set up the e-z up tent in the bleachers so we could have shade.  I pulled tags at the finish line and handed out water.  It was super hot and all the kids did great!  Even with SPF 50, I still got burnt...my daughter did not because when she was not on the field or track she was under our shady tent with my walking buddy.  We were home by noon, I made lunch, and then I went to take a nap.  I got woken up once by my mom and once by my daughter and then decided to give up and get up.  I made dinner which I didn't eat much of, and I am ready to get back in bed again.  My eats were not 100% and I did use 16 weeklies, but I tracked 100%...that is my goal to focus on this week...to simply TRACK...even if I go over my dailies and weeklies.  I want to get back into the habit of tracking 100% and not conveniently forgetting to do it once breakfast is done.  My plan is to make tracking 100% a "routine" or habit and once I have that down I will focus on not going over my weeklies.  I have got activity down for sure...last week I earned 54pp and I missed my Zumba class because my daughter was sick.

This morning was supposed to be my last WW meeting, but I didn't have enough time to go before track so I weighed in at home.  I was up 2 pounds from last week which brings my total lost to 2 pounds.  Considering my chaotic life and lack of routine I am happy that I am still down from when I recommitted 50 days ago.  Once I get tracking back to a habit and get my eating under control, I should be back on track....Progress...not perfection!

Onto Day 51...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Days 44 ~ 48...

This week has been so busy with track practice and trying to get everyone where they need to be everyday!  I am still doing amazing getting in a lot of activity, but I am still struggling with my eats. 

My daughter is not feeling well again and last night her ear started hurting.  I took her to the Dr determined to get something to help her.  She has an ear infection and was given antibiotics...I'm hoping this medicine will wipe out any bit of infection so she doesn't get sick again. 

I plan to continue exercising and working on eating less...one day at a time working toward progress rather than perfection!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 43...Not so bueno...

Yesterday was full of chaos, frustration, and food!  I got in a 1 mile walk and since I barely sat down I earned 7 activity pp for the day!

My daughter and I had planned to have a quiet day, hang out at home, do a little grocery shopping, and buy her socks for track.  She wanted her hair curled so we sat down and got busy.  I pinned it up, curled the bottom, and as I got to the top, I found lice!  There was a girl with lice a week or so ago in her class.  The school and I both checked my daughter and didn't find any. 

I immediately went to the store and spent $ 35 on Lice shampoos...treatment and preventative.  Next time there is an outbreak at school, we will start using the preventative right away...I had never seen it before, but now I know!

We spent a few hours working on her hair...lots of combing and 4 showers later, I thought we got it all.  Her scalp was very dry from all of the washing, so we went over to a friend's for a second opinion.  I am almost to the end of the laundry...I sprayed and vacuumed the house and the car.  We put her beloved stuffed animals in a plastic bag, sealed them up tight, and will be able to see them again in 4 weeks...just in time for her birthday. 

I hope I got all of the lice and we don't have another round.

Yesterday was eaty in spurts...by dinner time I was done eating.  A few hours later I was hungry and just had a bit to eat.  I hope someday stress, frustration, and exhaustion will no longer lead me to food...until then, I will do the best I can to control it.

Today we are going to have a lazy day and finish up laundry.  I gave my daughter another shower and will check her hair again.  Tomorrow morning when I take her to school I will take her to the office to let them know and have them check it again to make sure. 

This will be another busy week with the gym, doctor's for my parents, and track practice.  I am looking forward to the gym and my walks at practice for sure!

Onto to tackle day 44...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Days 39 ~ 43 & Weigh in...

This week was a bit off.  I tracked half-heartedly and then stopped by Wednesday.  My eats were not totally out of control or totally on track and I was super tired and worried about my GI Procedure. 

I did walk every night at my daughter's track practice...M ~ Th. I also went to Zumba on Wednesday after a 30 minute walk first thing in the morning.  Tuesday and Thursday I took the mornings off from exercise.  Friday I did not exercise at all and only wore my ActiveLink for a short time.  I was nervous about the GI test and not able to eat or drink after midnight.  We got to the doctor's office at noon and we got home around 2pm.  It thought it would take longer and it wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be...I didn't even get nauseous or throw up from the medicine...1st time ever and so thankful!  I had some crackers and regular Coke in the afternoon...I think it might have helped!

I ordered pizza to be delivered for dinner...the price of delivery pizza kills me, but I was supposed to rest and not drive so that is what we had.  I ate a few pieces of boneless honey bbq wings...they were super tasty!  I also had a few slices of super thin crust Hawaiian pizza. 

This morning I weighed the same as yesterday so I know my eats were not too bad last night in spite of the crackers, Coke, and chicken.

I did not sleep well last night but did get up this morning to go to WW.  I got there, weighed in, walked a quick mile, and made it back for the meeting.  I was down 1.8!  I am so excited because I know that it was deserved and not just because of yesterday's procedure and eating schedule.  I earned 57 activity pp for the week and I know I would have lost more if my eats would have been better.  I am still not looking for perfection, just progress!  This is my journey and it might take me longer than many to reach my goal, but sitting back and really looking at my living situation, responsibilities, and lack of "me" time, I think I am doing ok.

I am off with my daughter to do a little grocery shopping and get some socks for track.  I am already feeling a bit frustrated this morning so I think getting out of the house for a bit will do me some good!

Onto make Day 43 a good one!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 38...Activity - Success...Eats +/-...

My hubby and I finished our movies last night and then he went to bed.  I did the dishes, some more laundry, and my to do lists for this week. 

This morning I woke up feeling good...both physically and in good spirits!  I wish I could say the same for my mom and kids...they were tired and grumpy.  I think my son's cold has come back as he has not been feeling well since Saturday afternoon.  Luckily his cough is not back, but he is still pretty miserable.  I kept him home from school and he has slept most of the day.

He decided to go back to sleep when I took my daughter to school so I went to they gym as planned.  I got there really early and tried about 10 bikes before I finally gave up and picked the best of the worst.  I still had plenty of time before class so I walked a quick 2 miles on the treadmill.  I walked at a 4% incline and it only took my 28 minutes...woo hoo!

I went into the spin room about 5 minutes early and started slowing spinning to ease my way back into it.  To my surprise, I felt so good and was not as out of breathe as my last spin class.  I think walking has really helped with my stamina and breathing.  Half way through the class my mom called.  She had mixed up my dad's pills.  My first thought was to run home but then I regrouped had her tell me which pills she had so I knew what was missing.  We worked it out and I went back to class...sadly I missed 5 minutes of a standing climb, which I really like to do, but at least I didn't just give up and leave.

When I got home I took a quick shower and took care of my son.  I felt super rushed because I had to take my mom to the chiropractor and she was ready even though I needed a few more minutes.  I nicely asked for a few more minutes so I could make a quick batch of pizza dough so it could rise while we were gone and lunch would be quick when we got back.  Sometimes people really make me feel like I am "taking up too much of their time" when I am the one giving all of my time away...ugh!

I dropped my mom off at the chiropractor, ran a few errands, and we got home about 2 hours after we left.  I made lunch for my mom, son, and I.  I usually sit and eat at the table, but I was tired and decided to sit on the couch with my feet up and watch a recorded show.

Today has been a bit of an eaty day in spurts, but I have tracked everything and have plenty of weeklies since I didn't use many over the weekend.  I have 1 daily left so I will probably use about 10 weeklies for dinner...we'll see!

Tonight my daughter has track practice and I am going to walk.  I have already earned 8pp today and I am excited to see how many I have by the end of the day!

Day 38...Success!

Onto Day 39...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 37...

We slept in until 8am this morning, a rare happening and it was super nice not to hear the alarm!  My hubby wanted to go to the swapmeet and since my mom and kids were having a "rest" day, just the two of us went.  After a little over an hour of walking at the swapmeet, we went to Walmart.  From there we headed to Lowes and Ross.  In the middle somewhere we had a few tacos...I had two and counted out 6 tortilla chips. 

From there we decided to stop at home so I could cook lunch for my mom and kids.  Then we went up the freeway to a tool store he likes.  I took some fruit and string cheese for the car ride.  A few hours later we decided to have a late lunch. We found a new Hibachi buffet, but when we got there we found they were not opening until tomorrow...bummer.

We ended up at Sizzler.  I had 1 piece of lemon chicken, the salad bar, and water.  From the salad bar I had tons of veggies, 1/3 of a backed potato, fruit, and some soft serve ice cream.  I skipped the dressing, fried foods, creamy salads, cheesy bread, yeast rolls, and didn't miss any of it!  I took pictures with my phone and tracked everything. 

For a late dinner I made potato soup topped with freshly grated 2% cheddar cheese, 1/8 cup of chopped green onions, 2 T of bacon bits, and 1 small piece of bread with yogurt butter.

All of my eats today were delicious and I only used 6 weekly pp for the entire weekend to include 3 times eating out...woo hoo!  Now I just need to keep the momentum going for the rest of the week.

I have already made it past 100% and earned 3pp of activity for the day.  I have a few more things to do before bed, so I a might make it to 4pp.  My hubby and I rented a few movies.  We were watching one and the neighbor called for help real quick. 

My hubby is back so I am going to return to my "date".

Day 37...Success!!!

Onto Day 38 and my 1st spin class in months!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 36 & Weigh in...

I don't know what was going on with the WW scale today, but it seemed that everyone lost less than they expected, myself included.  According to my scale, I lost about 1 1/2 pounds...according to the WW scale, I lost .4!  Oh well, a loss is a loss and I will take it especially since this week was not one of my best!

My husband didn't have work this morning, but did have plans to help the neighbor.  He woke up when I did and instead of getting up and getting in the shower, I took the rare opportunity to lay in bed a little longer and converse with my hubby.  I made it to the meeting, but not early enough to walk.  I decided it was ok since I had plans for a busy and active day anyway.  Sometimes I miss my husband, even when he is home because we are so tired and or busy.

Today I told my WW leader that I only have 2 more meetings until I switch to online until Track season is over.  She is concerned that I will not do well which in turn made me concerned.  I really want to shock everyone when I go back in three months by losing enough that it can be seen.  Quite a few members told me how much they will miss me while I am gone and called me "the heart and sole of our meeting group"...I like to participate and apparently it is appreciated!  I really love our group, leader, and meetings, but I know this is the right decision for me this year as last year really threw me off track trying to go to different meetings and never feeling as good as I do with our original group.

I spent some time with my 3-Month tracker this morning after the meeting and wrote many things down, made stickies for exercise and dinners, and really took time to reflect on how I have been doing program and what changes I want to make going forward.  I know that getting more exercise in to include the gym, morning walks, and walking at Track practice will help me alot, and I really need to focus on my food choices and tracking.  If I have to write reminders 100 times and put them in 100 places, I will if that's what is takes!

My daughter and I had a great day out.  We went to the library, the bank, took my mom's sewing machine to get repaired, went to Joanns, went to lunch at Claim Jumpers, and went to the mall.  We spent all day getting in and out of the car and walking.  So far I have earned 4 activity pp...I think maybe we weren't walking fast enough, but it still counts as activity!  For lunch my daughter had the kids ribs and I had the salad bar.  I chose veggies, cottage cheese, turkey, and fruit.  I did not have any bacon bits, croutons, dressing, or creamy pasta salads.  I was so proud of my choices that I didn't even miss the "pointier" foods I didn't choose!  After a few hours of walking around the mall we had frozen yogurt for a snack.  I had the guy weigh it twice so I could get the amount I wanted and count the pp.  The only topping I had was 1 peanut M & M and it was enough.  A few hours later we made it to Target...the last stop of the day.  We finished there and got some drinks, beef jerkey, and popcorn for the ride home.  I asked for 2 bags 1/2 full and ended up only eating 1/2 of that which made it 1/4 of a full bag.  The beef jerkey was in sticks to it was easy to count and track. 

When we got home we picked up my son, unloaded the car, and I made "Dorito" tacos for dinner.  I weighed and tracked everything and my pp worked out exactly...I used exactly my dailies and not even 1 weekly...woo hoo! I  have eaten so much fruit and veggies and drank so much water throughout the day that I am super satisfied and know I will not have the need to "pick" when I make my hubby's dinner later tonight.  It is really amazing how much food you can get out of your pp when you choose the right ones!

Off to put away laundry and put my feet up...it has been a long, but good, day!

Day 36...Success!

Onto Day 37...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 35...

This morning I had planned on walking and then looked at my to do list and decided it would be best to tackle that and get ahead for the weekend.  I have not tracked my eats all week and decided to start today.  I don't know why I think I can not track and still lose weight considering if I don't track what I eat, I don't remember what I eat!  Tomorrow starts a new week, but I started today with tracking breakfast and planning dinner.  When I get over tired and stressed out, tracking is always the first thing to go...that needs to change!  I have to remember that I tracked 100% faithfully for almost a full year in 2011...through many tough times!

Today has been long and tearful.  I am just too tired...tired of struggling with food...tired of struggling to find enough time in my day...tired of worrying about $...tired of not being able to go anywhere or look forward to anything fun...tired of being tired.  I am thankful for everything I have...my family, a roof over our heads, food on the table, reliable cars, hot and cold water, indoor plumbing, at home laundry, etc, but sometimes I fill like we are simply surviving rather than actually living.

Next Friday I am having an upper GI test.  I am nervous.  I hope they don't find anything bad, or at least not anything that cannot be fixed.  My liver and spleen are enlarged and my blood platelet count is low.  My "blood" Doctor thinks my spleen is eating my platelets, but he is not sure why.  Last June he did a bone marrow biopsy, but thankfully it came back ok.

My eats started out well today, but then went wrong...not terribly wrong, but definitely not right.  I should have taken my morning walk, but I really had to get some things taken care of before I took my mom to the Chiropractor.

Tomorrow I will go to Weight Watchers...not sure what the scale will say, but I will be there.  I will weigh in, walk a mile, go back for the meeting, and then walk another mile. 

Hoping to feel better tomorrow...

Onto Day 35 and Weigh in...

Day 34...

Yesterday went so fast, I had way too much to do, but got quite a bit of it done!  When my daughter got home from school, we had a quick snack and I had a chance to sit and put my feet up for about a half hour.  After our snack, we put laundry away, picked up around the house, and got started on homework.  She got it done quickly and then she and my mom had a light dinner.  I had snacked too much throughout the day and decided not to eat. 

Right before we left for track practice, my daughter told me her tummy hurt.  I think it was due to being tired and not drinking enough water after school.  She said she would try her best and she did.  I walked around the track a few times and then stayed with her while she was doing the drills.  Even though I didn't get too much walking in, I still managed to earn 8 activity pp for the day. 

When we got home I fixed her a light snack and then had to go back to the school to get my son.  He was at an away track meet and PR'd in Discus...PR stands for personal record, and when you "PR", you beat your own personal record.  He threw the discus 7 feet further, throwing 93 feet!  His goal is to throw 100 and he has made fast progress this year considering the season just started a few months ago and he ended last season throwing in the 70's!

When I got home I was super tired and feeling "eaty".  I had a few bites of the Milanesa I had made for my husband and then decided to drink water and eat a banana.  I fixed his dinner, and some for my daughter, and then she and I were off to bed!

Track for both kids has thrown our schedule way off, but I think we are getting the hang of it.