A good friend of mine emailed me this. Loved it! Could we add cookies, brownies, candy bars, chocolate covered pretzels, and pizza to the end, please? :)
I started off my morning by totally ignoring the 7:00 am alarm, and middle daughter trying to wake me so we could be "on schedule," and sleeping until nearly 8:30! Lol But I needed that rest, so I'm not gonna feel bad. Got up and got going, and we still had a great school day and meals at home. Yay!
Breakfast was a WW muffin, a hard boiled egg, and a banana.
Youngest daughter has been loving the shrimp I bought. She and I had a "secret" snack (no one else likes them but she thought it was our little secret, lol) before she started schooling. I had 5.
I was tired last night, and I didn't realize that I *forgot* to pack our healthy lunch until I was already in bed. Ugh. I wasn't getting up to do it, no way! I remembered I had 2 frozen Tombstone pizzas in the freezer and decided we'd have a hot lunch for a change. I had 2 slices of pepperoni and 1 slice of supreme. Hubby was sweet enough to stop by McD's and bring home a $1 garden salad on his way home to eat. I was very surprised it was only $1!!! I mean, yes it's just lettuce and tomato... but you know how places charge for things. Anyway, they had no RF dressings according to him, so I put 32 grams FF Italian on it here at the house.
Somehow I managed not to snack between lunch and supper. I just didn't get hungry until right when it was time to start cooking, so then I just waited it out. I survived! Ha! I had a Morey's Fish Creations salmon, green beans not cooked in anything but water, and mashed potatoes made RF. Everyone else had a dinner roll. I put one on my plate, and then I decided I would be better off without the bread or the 4 points+ extra added to my meal. This was a big thing because I <3 bread! ;)
I was going to just stay home tonight, but then I realized we were completely out of milk. So I decided to get re-dressed and trudge on out to Publix. I felt lazy! I peeled a Cutie to eat before leaving to get in a f/v and to keep from being snacky/ravenous at the store!
I am really trying hard this time around to stay focused. I am also trying to pay attention to things. For instance, just because yummy desserts that my family and I eat and would love to have are b1g1 free DOESN'T mean I have to buy them. I have learned that I just can't handle having those things around. I buy them with intentions to save them for one special day of the week as a splurge. Instead, we rip into them when the kids are in bed, hog them all up ourselves, and I end up feeling fat and defeated. And our poor kids!!! Lol. I'm being honest here! I walked past a lot of things tonight.
Middle daughter loves dried cranberries. They were b1g1 free tonight. Well, so was the dried cranberries trail mix. I quickly threw a bag into my buggy! There were the cranberries, almonds, cashews, and CHOCOLATE CHIP MORSELS. I took one step on down the aisle and stopped. I knew in my heart the only reason I wanted those was because of the morsels. :( I put them back on the shelf. I didn't WANT to put them back, but I knew they would cause a binge. I wouldn't weigh, measure, and count portions. I would start out doing so, but then I would re-open the bag and just start eating handfuls to get my hands on those chocolaty morsels. After I put them back, I actually felt very good about my choice. It was rather.... empowering??? LOL
So I'm trying to learn things about myself and then APPLY them to make things easier on myself in the weight loss department. I will think to myself "will that help you towards your goal of weight loss?" If the answer is no, I try to decide if I really, really still want the item. I don't mind having one sweet item a day, as long as it's not always a big points+ item. My problem is having one sweet early in the day and that causing me to have a second or third sweet item. I'm really trying to be careful with this!
Saw a fat roll under my bra strap through my sweater tonight. Ewwww. Never saw that before. That seriously made me feel bummed - back fat! Note to self - buy a new, looser sweater!
After leaving Publix, I had half of a Dove dark chocolate bar. When I got home, I gave the other half to hubby so the temptation would be gone. Good choice on my part.
In a nutshell: I am very pleased with today, only 3 points+ over my target. That is 2 really good days in a row as far as points are concerned. I actually had 100 oz of water today and wanted it. The doc told me to push water with my meds (my throat is already much better today), so I don't know if the medications made me desire it or what. I only had one Diet Dr. Pepper today. I'm happy so far with how I'm doing with controlling the diet drinks. It is already 11:55 pm, and I still need to go make our lunches. Dumb, dumb, dumb. But it's only because going to Publix put me behind. I'm gonna get off here and take care of things and hopefully be in bed by 12:30! Night all!