Thursday, February 11, 2010

Back to NORMAL

After a weekend of “off” eating and not following plan, it feels good to be back to “normal”. Funny, but I no longer feel like I am on a “diet”. I am finally settling into a routine that is feeling like a “lifestyle”. Suddenly, it’s as if making healthy food choices and spending time each night in the gym is just something I do.

Tuesday we were out of school for a snow day (again!). I went to the store that afternoon, but right after dinner I got this horrible headache that I ended up going to bed with. So, I didn’t go to the gym because everyone kept saying it wouldn’t be a good idea with the headache. I really felt upset about not going! Like I was cheating, or doing something wrong. But the headache was so bad I could barely see out of my right eye. I don’t know what caused it, but it was gone by the time I woke up yesterday.

Yesterday morning was just a disaster... I woke up late, the kids were acting a fool, and it was a blizzard outside to drive to school in. They cancel schools around her when it threatens to snow, but the morning it is pouring down snow and slick outside, we had to go to school anyway! But the day did get better. I got a great workout in last night, and had a wonderfully healthy dinner (tilapia, asparagus, and a baked sweet potato).

Sometimes when I cook a healthy meal and really like it, I reflect on how far I’ve come. Pizza and fried chicken just don’t do it for me anymore! The whole time I am eating it, I just think about how horrible it is for my body. Then I feel like crap afterwards. But when I eat clean, whole, nutritious food, my body thanks me for it!

Yesterday I had to stop by the store to pick up some items for my kids to take to school for their Valentine’s parties tomorrow. One child had to bring chips; the other had to bring a bag of candy. SO, while in the candy aisle, I saw the Russell Stover and Cadbury Eggs and just REALLY wanted to get one of each. That was my old habit – to get one RS egg and one Cadbury egg each time I went to the store, and I would eat it in private on the way home. But yesterday, even though I wanted one, I did NOT indulge. And guess what? By the time I got to the checkout line I’d forgot all about the damned eggs! They are JUST NOT WORTH IT!

Class is cancelled tonight, so I will most definitely be able to get to the gym. I have some leftover taco soup from Tuesday that I plan on eating for dinner. Staying focused and on track!


  1. Great job saying NO to the eggs! It seems like every holiday has a special food item that gives another chance to celebrate how far we've come & eggs are definitely it for me at Easter.

    Sounds like you were wise to skip the gym with such a severe headache. With a more mild headache, I usually try to go and at least hop on a bike if nothing else... just to stay in the routine of going if nothing else.
    Glad you'll be able to get there today! :)

  2. Good for you! Sounds like you are in the same place that I am. I use to be addicted to mayo, but one day when I was about to add it to a sandwich I thought, Nah...not really even worth it! Keep the good work up!

  3. Sounds like you are doing great. I think it was smart to not workout with a bad headache. Working out can take a bad headache and turn it into an awful migraine. Not what you need!!

    My sister loves those cadbury eggs too. We all have our favorites. Reeses calls my name.

  4. Saying no in the short term is so hard - but it is so great in the long term - keeping looking toward the prize -that is what I am trying to do too :)

  5. I had the same thing happen today. I routinely would stop at Taco Bell or McDonald's on my way home to pick up something, usually a value meal. I had the thought to stop and get one today, but I drove home with the sole purpose to have shredded wheat and milk when I got here. It felt great to not stop at the fast food place, and I saved myself $6!!!

  6. That is awesome about not getting the cadbury eggs. It is inspiring to hear that you no longer feel like you are dieting. I have just started my journey and I look forward to the day it becomes lifestyle and not a diet.

    thanks and continued success.

  7. Yes! A very good blog about weight loss. I know - keep off the chocky eggs and the chips and all the other fatty delights. Good blog content. Keep it up. I will return.
    Albie Rooney

  8. Its so much nicer to lay your head on the pillow knowing that today you did good, instead of laying your head on the pillow thinking 'tomorrow I will do it' :) And who likes Cadbury's Creme Eggs anyway....*cough


  9. Good job on not getting the eggs. I saw those at the store this week, too. I have no idea how many calories are in one...but I imagine it is a lot...not worth it for sure. I hope that headache stays away...sounded awful. Keep up the great work and the focus on a healthy you! :)

  10. Hi! I started a new blog to document my weight loss journey. Since I want to be brutally honest, I've kept it anonymous - therefore can't invite my friends to read it. I'm looking for some followers so I have a little support in this. Check out my blog if you'd like! :)

  11. I'm so proud!!! Keep it up! Question... how do you cook your asparagus? I've attempted a few times... and it just wasn't right.
    Have a great rest of the weekend!


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