Despite illness in the house…still…again, (Seriously?!), I did make it to weigh in today. I went to the lunchtime meeting rather than the morning one but I made it.
94.4 lbs Lost on WW to Date
It seems to me that this is a good result. As you recall the perpetual sick kids kept me from Weigh In last week but I was certain I’d gained some. This week I worked hard and so while -0.4 doesn’t seem like much I realize it means that I lost my gain and a little more.
I really worked hard this week to track, manage portions, cook real food and in general try to be balanced in my eating. I had good luck with it. It helps that I had virtually no occasion for splurging. The one time I did was some “free” pizza for a co-worker’s birthday but that was tracked and weekly points used.
I’m learning slowly that while I can have anything I want, I don’t really want to have just anything. There are things I want more than cupcakes or cookies, chips or dips. The trick is remembering it.
I ran across this today (from the website listed on the comic) and I laughed. This is the way it is for me. I can have anything I want, but it means telling myself no on a regular basis.
I have to be both parent and child. As parent I need to temper reality with some restrictions and some indulgences so that I stay on track. As a child I need a deep belief that I can accomplish goals that often seem daunting at best. It is never easy but it is possible.
This week looks pretty straightforward – if we ever get well I’ll be plenty busy but there are no major food speedbumps ahead. Still I look forward and keep planning so that I can keep on track. I really want to see me reach that 100lb mark soon. I know better than to put a date on it, but I hope to head steadily in that direction.
Now I am off to bed. As both E1 and Mr. Goat have strep and I have a sore throat I think an urgent care visit is in store for me. (I promise I do disinfect my house, the trouble is my kids leave it regularly to go lick subway walls or something…) Until next time friends, stay well!
Some Sunday nights I sit down and wonder just where my weekend went! This was a relatively unscheduled weekend but it didn’t stop my from doing a lot (what does!?). The weekend was mostly good AND I am doing well with tracking. I still have two days left of my WW week but am feeling strong and still have 7 weekly points and my activity points just in case. I am not planning to use them however.
Anyway, since it is Sunday night the most mental energy I have is for a list form of update so that’s what you guys get!
Good – WEEKEND! (Duh!)
Bad – E2 has another ear infection. (Thankfully her ENT referral is next week – I see tubes in our future).
Good - Getting a much needed haircut and feeling cute!
Good – grocery shopping by myself and sticking to healthy and needed foods for home.
Good – saw two friends for coffee this weekend, just quick ones but still nice.
Bad - a conference at my church kept me out of my Sunday School classrooms until this morning so I had sort of a crazy morning getting stuff set up in time.
Good – lots of steps as a result!
Bad – I still have the cold and had a horrible night’s sleep last night even though my kids both slept.
Ugly – E2 got her first black eye when she slipped into the wall of the tub, even though I was 6 inches away from her. Mom guilt with a side of toddler rite of passage
Good - Healthy choices at an impromptu lunch out with the ILs today after church and I tracked it – Wild Mushroom Omelet FTW.
Bad – E1 is officially down for the count with the family cold and Mr. Goat seems to be following. I’ll be home at least part of tomorrow with my eldest.
Good – we officially have some plans for Spring break next month that involve seeing people we love and not being home! Yay!
Ugly - diabeticat seems to be improving with insulin except that he likes to throw up the new diabetic dry food and I stepped in it first thing this morning.
Good - I have a lead on a treadmill from a friend. I hope it comes true, it could be such a God-send for my working out at home.
It never seems like the weekend is long enough but on the whole it was good despite the sickness. I hope everyone continues to improve and this week goes smoothly.
I am a scratch for weigh in today. I am home with a sick toddler and I am sick too. I feel a bit guilty skipping this week since I know I am up. I feel sheepish for being up to, like I owe it to you guys to be better at this. However, it is the facts of this week – I had too many social events. I made bad choices. I am sick. I am tired. and it is all a hole of my own doing (except the sick part – I blame the kids for that).
I’m not leaving the house today until I have to head to work tonight and I know my home scale doesn’t relate well to the Weight Watchers scale so I’m not even going to guess. Instead, I am going to refocus my efforts on tracking and eating real food. No more potlucks and sugars (real or substitute) for a while. Though I can eat anything on Weight Watcher I know which foods make it easier to stay on track so I am going to do some self-restriction for a while and get back in my groove.
Hopefully I will start feeling better soon too.
I have more blog posts to write but today is not the day for them.