Sunday, June 6, 2010

I made it through the weekend...

... and I did well!

My stress level is HIGH right now.

I didn't sleep last night.

Things are hectic.

But I did NOT eat my way through it. I made it through this weekend with only a few slip-ups. Minor ones.

I went out last night, and my group of friends did their "usual" trip to IHOP after our shenanigans. I ordered an omelet, but they brought out pancakes with it. I ate some, but not all... maybe 1/2 of the three small pancakes. I love IHOP's pancakes, and it was worth it. The rest of my eating had been on point for the day, so I just vowed to do well today. I ate 1/4 of the omelet and gave it away.... It didn't have sugar but it looked way too fattening to eat. The last think I need is a stomach-ache from too much grease!

Today, my ex and I took our kids to Chuck-e-Cheese. I got the salad bar, and started out with a big salad w/lots of veggies and low-fat ranch dressing. I was only going to eat one, but I ate two slices of pizza while we were there. My day was so crazy, it was 5 p.m. and that was really my first "meal" of the day and I was hungry. I started to get that "guilty" feeling, but I nipped it in the bud. I was not going to beat myself up over it and start a binge.

I just ended my day with a bowl of fruit, and I am very proud of how I held it together this weekend. Between being away from home, dealing with stress, and eating out, I held it together in a way I believe NORMAL people do.

This is real-life. I have to be able to live in a way that will allow for the occasional slip-up. It doesn't mean I have failed.

Next week I am going to devote a lot of time to my workout regime since I missed it this weekend. I found myself doing squats and leg-lifts in the pool yesterday because I "missed" exercising and wanted to do "something". Kinda made me giggle, lol.

Tomorrow is the first day of summer school and I am so nervous. I don't think that teaching summer school this year is going to be as FUN as it was last year. I feel like I'm under a microscope and it's stressing me out. I pray that tomorrow goes smooth so I can start sleeping again!