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!


  1. Great job on great eating choices this weekend!!! Good luck with teaching this summer :)

  2. Great job! It's hard making the right choices on the weekend when life throws you curb balls. All you haver to do is do what you know is right. There will be slip ups, but that's ok.

  3. Good for u, making the right choice is the hardest thing to do...GL on the summer school. Make it fun:D

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  5. Hi Hollie. This weekend I went off plan and treated myself. It was a choice I made and I felt the same thing you are talking about. It was NOT a feeling of failure. Instead it was my anniversary vacation and I deserved a treat. Like NORMAL people do. And I did enjoy myself and now I am back on plan and I too am going to try to make up for some exercise time this week! Congrats to you for handling your weekend well! Our minds are half the battle of losing the weight.


  6. Oh gosh... I remember those teaching days. I used to drink my stress too. Congrats on not eating yours.

  7. I love your new look!

    Where have I been? :)

  8. I just came across your blog and what I love about this post is that you come across as so darn normal, facing the struggle we all do to control our weight when there are so many temptations. I think you sound like you’re dealing with those temptations is a totally realistic way, and it’s especially positive that you aren’t beating yourself up over little “slips.” You should still be able to enjoy food while trying to slim down, after all! ;-)

  9. Great job on making it through the weekend!

    Fingers crossed summer school is fun for you!

  10. Hey!!! It sounds like you're doing really well!! Are you so proud of yourself?

  11. Good job!! I'm struggling with how to make the weekends work better for me as well because of the curve balls.


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