Previous weight - 193.6
Current weight - 195
Difference - gain 1.4 pounds
Total weight lost -50
This was my first gain since September. I tried not to be hard on myself and just accept responsibility for the poor choices I made last week. I was really excited when last Friday rolled around and I had a clean slate but it didn't last long. I did not do that great this past weekend and it was totally because of poor planning on my part. On Sunday, Gracie and I went to see The Nutcracker (again) with some friends and I should have planned my eating for the day. Instead we ate McDonalds in the car and then met our friends at Starbucks. I got Gracie a hot chocolate and blueberry muffin which she didn't end up liking so I ate them. Yesterday when I finally got around to entering my points I found out that Starbucks treat was 15 points. Ugh - I was just mindlessly eating it. Even after two years I'm still learning everyday. I KNOW that I have to be aware of every bite I put in my mouth.
Yesterday was a good eating day and today as well. I've been trying to incorporate more fruits in like I mentioned last week. I picked these up while I was Christmas shopping at Target on Saturday night.
I've never had cuties before. They're yummy and quick. We've been eating bananas like they're going out of style and I've also been eating more apples and surprisingly I found some really flavorful grapes that I can't get enough of. I need to start working on the veggies now that I've successfully added more fruit to my diet.
I'm just going to jump around with this post. I hope that's ok.
So this morning Gracie came in our room and said she didn't feel well. I thought she was just trying to snag a spot in our bed but it was pretty clear that she wasn't feeling well. So, I'm staying home with her today and taking care of her. I'm searching for everything that is Nutcracker related on our Uverse. Right now we're watching The Wonderpets Save the Nutcracker and earlier it was Angelina Ballerina Nutcracker. She seems to be perking up.
Right after the boys left for school Gracie requested Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Dreams movie. I had big plans in my head for what I would do with a day home from work and then I promptly feel asleep on the couch. That movie always puts me to sleep.
So I got a slow start to my day but I've already got caught up on laundry. My goals today are pretty simple - clean my bedroom and bathroom and wrap as many presents as I can before I want to pull my hair out.
My priority/organization goals are going really well. The house is still clean. I've had a ton of one-on-one time with Gracie lately (I'm missing my Jacob though). I've been using a sticky note app on my phone that my cousin Kelly told me about. It's so simple but it's helped so much. I didn't realize how much crap just swirls around in my head. Whenever I think of something else I need to do, I grab my phone and add it to a sticky note. I found a more advanced to-do app for my phone yesterday that I'm trying out - Remember the Milk. It's been good so far.
I need to thank blogger Those Last 75 Pounds for award she gave me yesterday.
"Stephanie @ I'm My Favorite - because she's honest, she posts pictures, and one day in particular, she got me off my butt. And she makes me want to try Zumba. Bad."
Thanks Michelle - you made my day.
So here are some more random photos.
Moving on. So I went to Trader Joe's last night after work as planned. I didn't get too much but I did pick up two more boxes of these tasty treats.
These are 1 WW point each and I seem to be able to control myself around these cookies.
On the other hand my control around these cookies is non-existent.
I think I mentioned my weekend was crazy busy. I don't feel like I sat down for a second at all. Friday night was ballet and karate and I went to a Zumba friend's house for a Premier Design jewelry party she booked off mine. (I still love, love, love the jewelry).
Saturday morning was Breakfast with Santa at the YMCA
I headed to Zumba at 9:45 while Jim stayed with the kids and apparently did karaoke.
Then we went home and I took a quick nap (morning Zumba always makes me tired). The kids had friends over for a sleepover. I headed out around 7 p.m. to tackle some Christmas shopping. I went to ToysRUs, Borders, Five Guys and Target. I ended up closing Target down at 11 p.m. and one of the employees followed me to my car to take my cart from me - I think he was anxious to go home.
Sunday morning I got up with the kids and ran to the local donut place to get them "sleepover donuts." Then Gracie and I were on our way in the snow to our second viewing of The Nutcracker with some friends.
When we got home I remembered I'd promised Jacob mashed potatoes this weekend so I peeled 5 pounds of red potatoes and started boiling them. He appreciated it.
I don't remember what happened after dinner. I probably went to bed.
So that pretty much sums up what I've been up to. How have all of you been?