It has been a crazy week. Nicholas started kindergarten a week ago today. He was so excited after the first day. He came down with the flu the next day and came home early and missed another day. By the time he went back on Thursday our excited little boy who has always loved school didn’t want to go and each day since it hasn’t gotten better. It makes me so sad. He is acting out in class and it just isn’t like him. This has made the past week stressful to say the least.
There were definitely moments these past few days I had an urge to stuff my face with junk or have an extra glass of wine. I didn’t. On top of it I have been fighting a cold since Wednesday.
This was all just starting when I weighed in last Thursday. The fact that I had another good week has helped reinforce my desire to stay on track.
On the exercise front I started working out with a trainer on Tuesday night. I have 12 sessions to get myself into a strength training routine.
On Wednesday I felt awful when I woke up, so I didn’t walk. By the time I got up to get ready for work, I was mad about not walking so I packed my gym bag in case I felt better later in the day. I did, so I went to the gym and pushed a little harder on the elliptical than I probably should have and came home with a headache.
Not a bad exercise week at all.
On the food front, I still managed to not eat any of my activity points. I did try to eat more of the weekly points allowance. I think that with my activity level, I should probably eat most of it.
All of this was rewarded with a 2.2 pound loss for the week!
Go me! I met my 10 pound goal for the week and earned a blue ribbon. I was 1/10th of a stinking pound away from the 20 pound overall mark.
I do have to own up to something that I did on Thursday.
When will I ever stop weighing myself at home before my meetings?
I weighed at home I was down 4 pounds from the previous week. At the meeting it was “only” 2.2 pounds. This happens and I get frustrated that the scales are not the same. It takes away from what I actually achieved.
I really know it will all even out in the end. I just need to stop doing obsessing about it.
WEEK 5 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day – DONE
- Walk 7 days at least 45 minutes on 5 days – DONE ( close enough in that I exercised at the gym 1 of those 7 days )
- Shred Video 2x this week – joined the gym instead and started working with trainer
- Hit the 10 pound mark – DONE
- Survive 3 days in a row of dining out without blowing through all my points – DONE
I do have to mention my success in dining out 3 days in a row. We went out for sushi Thursday night after meet the teacher at Jackson’s school. I was able to look up the nutritional information for Kona Grill and I saved the majority of my points for that night.This allowed us to order most of the things that we normally have:
I had 2 of the skinny cocktails that Kona Grill offers and we shared a few rolls. We ordered Miso soup instead of edamame. My dinner was 22 points and I had the points to use, and didn’t even go over for the day. However, I was too stuffed after dinner and felt awful, add to it all the extra sodium for the “lower sodium soy sauce” and I felt yucky.
The next day Mike brought the kids to my office and we had lunch at Ruby Tuesday. They didn’t have the soup I planned on ordering so I improvised with just eating the plain (tiny) turkey patties from the turkey sliders with salad bar (all salad greens) with light dressing.
I decided to have 6 (only 6!) French fries, before looking up the points. You could say I was a bit annoyed when I looked up the points and it was 3 points for 6 fries! I won’t make that mistake again. The fries were so not worth it. I will make my own at home.
Saturday was meet the teacher for Nicholas and then school clothes shopping. We had Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch. A place I have never done well eating at. But today was different.
The naked tenders were awesome and super filling. Mike and the kids had tortilla chips and I looked up the points before having any. I was able to sub my fries with carrot and celery sticks with fat free ranch (that was actually not disgusting). It was a very filling lunch for 9 points.
I am definitely trying to choose to eat at places that have nutritional information available online. In the case of Buffalo Wild Wings, I emailed them the day before and they sent it to me. Being prepared has been a huge part of it, and making sure I always had alternatives in case something wasn’t what I expected helped too.
I actually nixed going to California Pizza Kitchen, because I couldn’t find something I wanted to order that was worth the points for lunch. Good thing my boys were flexible with me. Mike told me he was proud of how I did eating out and ordering what I planned. What I realized and told him was that at Ruby Tuesday and Buffalo Wild Wings there was nothing I had to have that was worth all the points it would cost. I would rather save it for something I really wanted.
WEEK 6 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day
- Exercise 7 days at least 45 minutes on 5 days
- Strength training with trainer 2x
- Hit the 20 pound overall mark
- Survive eating with family coming to visit for a week by planning kid and point friendly meals