Monday, January 23, 2012

Hello Monday!

So how is everyone this fine Monday morning? Got a case of the Monday's? How was your weekend? Were you able to stay on track or did you fall short? Whichever the case, it's a brand new week!

My weekend was pretty good. Charles had a basketball game on Saturday (they didn't win, but it was still fun to watch) and then we went to town to get a few things done and stayed at home the rest of the day. I was a bit stressed out Saturday evening though so while my husband was laying down with our youngest, I snuck in a bowl of cereal. I know..that it so bad. But really---that's how I started gaining weight in the first place. Eating when I'm stressed. It's not a good habit and it's a hard habit to stop. And I felt every bit of guilt for it afterward. Worst of all, I knew I was doing something wrong and so I did it while my husband couldn't see.

How many of you guys do that? Do you ever have moments like that? Well Sunday came and we went to my in-laws. I really have to watch what I eat there and it was def a test...that I didn't pass very well. I am going to give myself credit though--that chocolate cake I had was a very small piece and I watched my portions when it came to lunch over there.

Today I'm doing well--I've made it past breakfast. I really need to buckle down this week. I went walking yesterday with a friend and I intend to go every day this week after the kids get out of school, weather permitting. I figure that if I don't make time to do it at home, than I'm still getting out and getting some moderate exercising in.

Tomorrow is weigh in day--and to be perfectly honest I've been weighing myself almost every other day--which is another thing I need to stop doing. Tomorrow I'll post my weigh in date. I'm not going to be surprised if I don't loose a pound. But nevertheless this is a brand new week--it's a chance for me to get it right and to keep going. There is no sense in pouting or wishing I didn't eat that bowl of cereal or have that chocolate cake. I have no one to blame but myself so if I don't see the results I want tomorrow morning, than it's my own fault.

I did cook a pepperoni pasta Saturday evening and it was wonderful! It's only 6 points and I'll be eating left overs for lunch today and possibly tomorrow. It's that good, in my opinion.

Can you believe that's healthy? For the recipe: Pizza Pasta Casserole I had it with some green beans-the kids had corn and garlic bread--it was a hit with the whole family.

And just a little insight into dinner time at my house--When I cook, I cook for the whole family. If my kids don't eat, they don't eat. The only time I will make something for myself is possibly a side dish or if it's pizza/leftover night. With that being said, I have to find meals that are healthy, while making my husband and my kids happy as well. It's challenging, but so far so good.

So just a couple more things to add before I close off here. My husband went in for a blood test this morning to check everything. I am a bit worried that his cholesterol levels are higher than they were last year. This is his 2nd year going in for a annual check up and I suppose we have around a week to wait to find out if he checks out okay. It's just something to keep in mind--eating healthy is not just about loosing weight--it's about taking care of your health. They aren't the same thing--they really aren't. I'll leave with that. I hope everyone has a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're doing really well. I agree with you about visiting family and keeping myself in check. Its so easy to fall back into old patterns when you're with family or friends. Its a constant struggle for me. XO