Monday, February 8, 2010

Back to Reality

This past weekend I was under stress overload.
I hate road trips.
I absolutely hate trips where I have to see my husband's ex-wife.
My husband and I usually fight about something on these trips, and we did.

Friday's Food and Activity
4 corn tortillas
2 cheese squares
2 oz. lean roast beef
14 almonds
1 steak and portobellos meal from Applebee's
1 WW piece of cake
1.5 cups of whole wheat cheese puffs
Jillian Michaels's "30 Day Shred"

Saturday's Food
1 cup breakfast granola
20 almonds
Campbell's Selects Clam Chowder
grilled chicken salad
2 cups frozen yogurt with shredded coconut and 1/4 cup fresh mangos
Diet Blueberry and Pomegranate juice

Sunday's Food
1 cup breakfast granola
14 almonds
6 oz. grilled salmon
1.5 cups steamed broccoli
4 corn tortillas
1 cheese square
2 oz. lean roast beef
Diet Blueberry and Pomegranate juice

I am very nervous about weighing myself on Tuesday. I planned my meals and packed them before I left, but the fact of the matter is that I wasn't home. I was out of town, and my husband (good job, buddy) of all people encouraged me to eat food I didn't plan. I'm very disappointed in myself. To top it off, I didn't work out on Saturday like I planned. I brought my workout clothes and my DVD's, but they never made it out of my suitcase. I was too tired. I didn't sleep very well the past two nights either. Actually, I never sleep well when I'm not at home. Add that to the fact that I had two 19 month olds who slept with me in a double-size bed from about 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. I know that everyone has stumbling blocks when it comes to taking the weight off. I knew that I would. Something inside me just thought I would do better this past weekend. I was thrilled with last week's loss (3 pounds). I don't think I'll be as successful this Tuesday. I just hope that I lost instead of gained. This pity party stinks. I know I need to focus on the positives:

+ I worked out five days last week.
+ We all got home safely from our trip.
+ No extra drama happened (especially from the evil ex-wife).
+ The twins had fun with their grandparents, aunts, and cousins.
+ I got to see a family member play on stage with his band.
+ The twins finally met their great-grandmother, and I think it cheered her up.

Okay, okay. The positives do win out in the end. I need to get over this negativity and move on. Really the only thing that I ate that probably wasn't within plan was the frozen yogurt. The only reason why it was "bad" was because there was a lot of it. It was nonfat, and had active ingredients, so it was good for my digestive system. LOL.

Today I have some major working out to do. I'm going to do JM's "Boost your Metabolism."

Monday's Menu
2 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup egg sub., 1/6 cup cheese
7 almonds
2 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup egg sub., 1/6 cup cheese
7 almonds
4 oz. grilled chicken
1/2 cup rice
green beans

Did I mention that we've been cleaning out our garage due to us having to move in a few months? Us former teachers (elementary school) are pack rats. I have about 15 (18) gallon rubbermaid containers full of books that I need to go through, sell, donate, or keep for when the twins go to school. It's crazy, I know. That's what you do though when you teach in a public school system. You buy your materials with your own money. We're about 75% done, and I think we'll be at 100% this weekend. I also went through my closet for donations to a women's shelter. They're coming for my clothes on Tuesday. I am happy to say that I am too small for size 14 jeans. Yay! I can't wait to fit into my smaller clothes. Yes, I kept some of them.
I hope you're having a happy and healthy day!


Shrinking Leah said...

My hubby is the KING of encouraging me to eat what I shouldn't & to NOT excercise. Like we need the extra obstacles,right?

Congrats on the getting out of the size 14s!!

Amberly said...

I guess we all have our bumps in the road (mine being PB lately lol) but it's nice to see that you continue to press on knowing that it isn't the end of the world when something didn't go as planned. I'm so excited... get rid of those 14s!!! I also think it's really great that you are donating. That's what I do also. Would you like to tackle my garage next? Haha... it's all yours!