9/22/16

I Ate 59 Points Yesterday


Getting back on track sometimes means it isn’t pretty, however, being on track and tracking often leads to success!  So you just gotta keep on rollin’….

I ate a whopping 59 SP yesterday and 32 of that those points just for my dinner. 

I met my friend Mark at Flying Pie Pizza on Broadway for a beer.  They have a very yummy Triple Pi beer that is made especially for their pizza chain.  At first Mark wasn’t planning to eat (I knew this early in the day) and I had eaten a yogurt and apple before I went thinking I’d meet up with Kenyon after for dinner either there or somewhere else.  I only had 11 DSPA left over along with 27 WSPA left.  Mark and I decided to start off with some garlic knots (so delicious and estimated 12 SPV for four of them) and then decided to order a 10 inch pizza to share (I ate half and estimated 15 SPV).  We stuck to just one beer (5 SPV) and I talked myself out of frozen yogurt, which I was craving on my drive home.  I have really wanted something sweet most days this week but I keep holding out telling myself I don’t need to spend the points. 

Despite spending 32 points on just one meal, I consider this a BRAVO because I didn’t get a sweet treat after and I only stuck to one beer.  I would have considered having another beer when I got home as my neighbor and I were talking about getting together for a “patio beer” which is our code word for scheduling time to visit.  We ended up postponing as going to bed early sounded better!

I’ve started my day today with oatmeal and will try and balance out my large point day with a smaller point day today.  I am also going to talk Kenyon into eating at home tonight and making the stuffed peppers I had planned on earlier in the week.  I’m posting this here now for accountability!  We ate out last night and with Dawny coming to town tomorrow there will be plenty of opportunities to eat out.  So I’ll reign it in for today.

I found this funny on FB and really do think it is quite accurate.  With fall approaching, I do look forward to wearing jeans and sweater.  But I also look forward to wearing leggings with tall boots and a skirt.  It is pretty nice not having all that restrictive clothing bugging you all day.
 


9/21/16

My Return To Curves


I finally made my return to Curves after about four weeks off.  The week we moved into our new house I had gone into the Boise Curves center to transfer my membership back.  I thought I would be back that next week but it just never happened.  My WW Buddy Dave shared his goals on our FB page which prompted me to make a goal to get back to Curves this week.  I didn’t want to set a number of days but just to get back to it.

I woke up around 5am and didn’t have to work until 10am.  I seriously considered talking myself out of going but instead put on my workout clothes, laced up my shoes, and headed out.  I’ll tell ya, getting there is most of the battle.  Once you get there, that is the easy party.  I got in my 30 minute circuit workout and then headed home to mow the lawn.  Our fence installation starts this Thursday and yesterday was the best day to mow lawn.  By 9pm yesterday I had met all three of my Apple Watch goals and doubled my daily movement calories.
 


 

I am meeting my friend Mark after work for a visit so I made sure to snag the side of the room with the treadmill at work.  I’ll log some steps later today and get in my 30 minutes of activity for today.  Thursday I plan to go to Curves again after I get off work.  Then Dawny comes to town for the weekend.  Yahoooo!  We have the FitOne 10K on Saturday.  I’m sure we will get in some movement on Friday as we are going downtown once I pick her up from the airport.  Sunday we have a bridal shower to attend and I am dying to see Bridget Jones’ Baby.  I see Sunday as being a low-key rest day.

I’ve been tracking my food this week as tracking always helps me stay accountable.  I am feeling a bit bored with my food though so I need to do better meal planning.

I hope your Wednesday is off to a good start!

9/20/16

One Month Later And Down 0.6 Total.


I had a pleasant surprise at the scale this morning when I was down two pounds.  I am happy that I got myself back on track this week; I just didn’t think it would be enough to register a loss.  Either way…it was A-Okay.  Then she tells me I am down so that really made my day.  WhoooHoooo!

Since I missed a week, maintained, and then missed another week, I am actually 0.6 less than I was at my WI a month ago.  So that really makes me feel good.  Despite being off track, I am hanging in there.  That really is what this program is all about.  Balance is key and I do try to balance even when I don’t feel like meal planning or tracking.

It is no surprise that after being on track since Sunday, I feel so much better.  On Sunday I was bloated and feeling really fat.  While it only takes a few days of being off track to make me feel that way, thankfully it only takes a few days of being on track to feel better.  And I do feel much better!

I’ll admit that I am a bit nervous getting back on track before Dawny comes into town for a visit and the annual FitOne 10K.  But…with Dawny I know I can stay on track because she naturally eats well.  It is vacation through so we do want to have some food fun.  Needless to say, I must stay mindful and balance.

I got myself up early and went to Curves this morning and then I mowed the lawn since it was my best opportunity to do so.  I have met my goals for today and it feels good.  I am now at work until 8pm.  I need a nap!

Food is planned, packed, and tracked.  This is how you stay successful.