Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I read this blog yesterday and literally cried as I read. This is how I've been feeling. I need a break. I'm not giving up. I just need a break from sharing the intensely personal struggle. I will be at my WW meeting on Friday morning fresh faced and front row. I don't know, maybe it's the lack of endorphins I normally get from running... But I could seriously sit down and cry for absolutely no reason. I'm tired and I'm frustrated with myself. Fortunately, unlike the writer of this blog that I'm sharing, I have gotten nothing but support and kindness from my blog/journal. But I still just need to take a short break and get my head turned back around, without feeling like I'm doing it in a fishbowl.
Monday, June 3, 2013
This was a lazy, relaxing day, but, I did start the day with a 4.75 mile walk. I miss running but it was kind of nice to just walk and enjoy the sights and sounds. It was a beautiful Southern California day!
When I got home from my walk I munched on fruit while I did some light housework. I didn't have a meal that I can really refer to as "breakfast." I just grabbed a banana, and then, in a little while, a couple of apricots, and then some cherries.
Lunch was a Mahi-Mahi burger on Roman Meal Bread with snap peas on the side. I got the burgers in the frozen fish freezer at Costco. 3 points each and really quite tasty.
I snacked on some caramel corn. I think (hope) Vern ate the rest of it last night!
Dinner was spaghetti squash with olive oil, laughing cow cheese and sun dried tomatoes. It was REALLY good!
After dinner I had a sorbet made with frozen banana and cherries with a splash of almond milk. YUM!!
That's it....just a lazy Sunday.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday June 1, 2013
We went to Disneyland on Saturday. I packed a cooler with fruits. I made great choices while we were in the parks!
I had an eggwhite wrap from the Starbucks in Disney's California Adventure for breakfast for 7 PointsPlus. Coffee with a splash of half and half for 1 Point. And a banana at 0 points.
Lunch was an Angus Roast Beef salad from the Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland. It comes with a breadstick and dressing choice on the side. I counted the salad at 4 PointsPlus and the Breadstick at 4. 1 point for the fat free Italian dressing for a 9 PointsPlus lunch.
During the day I had an orange and two apricots, and a "Julie's Giant Oatmeal" cookie. I drank water. We walked over 18,000 steps. So far so good!
The time got away from us in the evening and before we knew it, it was 8:00 and we were getting in the car to go home. I was hungry. I hadn't packed anything with protein in it in my cooler ... Next time there will be a sandwich in there, whether I eat it or not, I will have it just in case. So anyway, I started munching on caramel corn that we bought on the way out. I ate about 4 cups...I couldn't find a good estimate of the calories/points...so I just gave it 20 to be safe. And then...there we were in the In-n-Out drive through. Now, I know how to navigate this...I really do. But it was late, I was lazy. I had a Double Double AND Fries!! What am I? Crazy?!?! Who eats 49 Points in the car on the way home? This girl.
I used all of my weekly bonus points for the week. I have 10 activity points left. I just started a new active link challenge to earn 4-7 points per day. So, now the key is to finish out the week without derailing myself. I had the weekly points to spend. It was definitely not the smartest way to use my points but it's not forbidden...so in reality I am still "on plan."
I can have a successful week. I don't have to let this derail me. Cheeseburgers happen.
Let's do this!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Posting from the car on Saturday morning as we're zooming up the 5 to spend the day at Disneyland. :)
Had a great, on plan day. I'm feeling positive about getting back on plan and looking forward to getting a string of good weeks under my belt.
I have my cooler full of fruit and I'm going to Disneyland....Life is good!
Let's do this.!!