Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to reality.

Today is back to work/school for me and the kiddos. We had the best spring break ever, so I'm not even mad! We had so much fun, and I was able to stick to plan and do a lot of exercise. The scale this morning showed a 2 lb. gain, but I really think it's a fluctuation from the awful food I had yesterday. We went to a birthday party and I indulged in the goodies. Immediately my stomach was swelled tight, and I still have a stomach ache that I think is gas-related. But I immediately got back on track after we got home and ate light for the rest of the day.

Saturday night was fun, too. I had several mixed drinks that were very fruity and not very strong. As I was drinking them I was considering the calorie count, which I thought was funny. But I stayed strong at work Sat. night, and ate very well all day and walked for 30 minutes Saturday to set up this splurge. I knew it would be my last "girls night out" for a while, and really enjoyed myself. That might be some of the gain, too, now that I think about it.

Today I started out with a bowl of Newman's Own cereal (which I love) with 1% milk. I was running late this morning and though I could just grab a salad at work. Well, at lunch time when I went to get my salad they told me they didn't have salads today! Thanks for telling me! They tried to offer me some of the scrumptious breaded chicken pretzels and mac and cheese, but I passed. I remembered that I had a packet of oatmeal in my desk drawer, so I ate that instead. I also had a Nature Valley Granola bar that I crumbled on top. I am making Taco Soup for dinner tonight. I just finished second 20oz bottle of water, so I'm feeling confident about WI tomorrow.

Tomorrow is our Weight Watchers At-Work meeting, and I really think I'm FINALLY going to get my 25 lb. magnet! I was hoping I could also get 10%, but I can still shoot for that next week. I should get REALLY close though, and I'm excited. I am going to try my best to walk every afternoon this week. The 5K is this weekend, and my daughter and I have not trained as much as I would like. We have found a great route around our neighborhood that is 1.6 miles and takes us about 30 minutes. But that is with my 8 yr old son and with us pushing the stroller. Saturday it will just be me and her and my nephew. My goal is to finish in under 1 hour - is that setting the bar too low? The way I figure it, a 5K is close to three miles, and I can walk a mile in 17 - 20 minutes. I think just participating and finishing is a great thing for us!

Today is soccer practice, and I'm going to try to walk around the track. Clyde and I got into a fight about a week ago, so I'm not sure if he'll show to watch the two little ones while I walk. It's a gravel/sandy path, so I can't push the stroller. If not, I'll walk with the two little ones and just go slower just so I can be doing something, then get on the elliptical later.

BTW...while I was on break at work Saturday, I tired on a skirt and a pair of Capri's in a size 22 just for kicks. I really liked them, but they didn't have a size 24. So I thought, I'll try on the 22's just to see how much further I have to go, since I know my 24 jeans are starting to get loose. They both fit perfect! I couldn't believe it! Since my size 24 jeans are still new, I will wear them for a while until they just get too loose. But I am having to wash and dry them after each wear so they will not be so baggy. Yeah, I used to wear my jeans several times before washing them because I liked that loose, broke-in feeling. I used to dread putting my jeans on straight out of the dryer because I knew they would be tight. Not anymore!


  1. Way to go on the looser jeans and fitting into a size 22. Good luck at WW. Glad you had such a nice spring break.

  2. Congrats on the new jeans and staying on plan!

  3. Congrats on the 22's! A new size is ALWAYS inspiring :)

  4. Awesome girl! Congrats on the size 22s. I did something similar last week. There was an adorable pair of bermuda shorts at the LB outlet and they didn't have 24s, so just for kicks, I tried on the 22s. They fit! So, I feel your excitement!

    Keep up the great work! I'm proud for you!

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