Monday, September 21, 2009
Day6 & Day 7
I know, I know. I haven't quit ya before I have even begun ya. The day honestly slipped by me yesterday without me making time for this blog.
Didn't miss much. Made pretty good choices all day. Even turned down the offer of cheeseburger and fries or Chinese food for lunch. That's big for me. Then had a small, reoccurring fight with Joe over football (and hanging pictures) and that's all it took, dinner was pad Thai chicken and shrimp. Now here is where I'd like to write how it tasted so wonderful and made me feel so much better, but it didn't. In fact, they messed up the order and forgot the "spicy" part, which makes Thai food so wonderful and I ate the whole order which should probably be enough for three people. So I was left kind of mopey and grumpy.
Onto day 7
Started the day with my Mother ringing the doorbell way before she really was needed, bringing in bags of McDonald's breakfast for me and the kids. Been "dieting" since March and she still doesn't seem to get it. I risked upsetting her by turning down the food and had a bowl of Kashi, a banana with skim milk. My go-to choice for breakfast during the week, but man did that sausage mcskillet burrito sound so much better. (found out later Meika the dog helped herself to the burrito on top of the stove when she wasn't looking-thanks, Meika for saving me a few thousand calories)
I left Remington with my Mom (hence why she was over so early) and took Bella to school. I stayed for membership mailings with the Board.
*I recently was asked to be Parent Group Liaison for CCVI Friends Board, which I happily accepted. CCVI (Children's Center for the Visually Impaired) is my daughters school which she attends four days a week and is currently in Preschool 2 with Miss. Kitty. This school has been our saving grace for not only our daughter, but also us as parents of a visually impaired child.
Lunch was back at home. Good choice. I made tuna salad (eggs,tuna, pickle relish, light olive oil mayonnaise) yesterday to have for this week and it was so yummy and fresh tasting that I piled it on my 100% whole wheat bread like there was no tomorrow.
Dinner was turkey burgers, no bread, no-fat cottage cheese and baked sweet potato fries (olive oil, salt, pepper 375 oven for 45 min.) I resisted the urge to have seconds.
I ran to the store tonight to buy a few things and as I driving there I started thinking about what I could sneak in without really cheating, but then I realized that I had done so well all day and I wasn't about to mess it up with a snack that probably wouldn't taste as good as it sounded anyways.
I came home and before I could even sit back down I mentioned to Bella that we could take a stroller ride. (which is a run for us, ride for them) I did this because I knew she would jump all over it, and when you tell Bella something that she wants to do, you better back it up. As she is whiny over me taking to long to tie my shoes, I think wow Mom good job today, now go out and let that wild crazy mutt run your legs off.
The gang and I did a quick mile run and then they parted ways to go take baths while Meika and I continued on with our usual 2 miles. I ran part of the way and walked the remainder.
Feels good. One day in the pocket with choices accounted for and success for small steps.
Day 6 & 7 Lessons~ Place yourself in an uncomfortable situation sometimes to make yourself realize your potential. Running in the cool sprinkles of falling rain water is very refreshing.