Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Snack Attack

Well the snack monster got the better of me...  oh well...

Tomorrow is another day. :)

I'll finish the day off with a light dinner to try and make up for the snacks.

one day down

I pretty much stayed with my food plan yesterday.

Today it has been a busy morning, so I've been eating on the run.  So far today I've had:

Fiber One bar- 2 points
Cliff Bar- 5 points

I still need to work out, I'll do that this afternoon. 

I'll have my recovery drink- 4 points

that will leave me with 9 points for dinner. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weight Loss

The horrid yo-yo of weightloss that I always said I would never do, has happened to me this past year. 

I started 2009 out at 178 pounds.  Throughout the year I slowly pulled myself down to 170 pounds on my own through running and kind of watching what I ate.  Last September I started Weight watchers and with that and exercise I came down to 150 pounds.  Then I stopped watching what I ate, and enjoyed myself during thanksgiving and christmas and I started 2010 at 160 pounds.  I tried the HCG drops diet and went down to 143 pounds on it, but instead of coming off of it following the diet guidelines, I just went straight back to eating what I wanted when I wanted it, and I've gone back up to 150 pounds.

So... no more... I'm going to find the right balance.  I'm going back to the weight watchers points tracking and exercising.  I can still have occasional treats with it, but I have to not stop it...

Today's eating should look like this:
Breakfast: egg beaters scrambled eggs with low fat cheddar cheese and salsa on top-  3 points
Exercise: 75 minutes of P90X core synergistics and ab ripper X.
Recovery drink: 1 cup skim milk and 1 packet carnation instant breakfast- 4 points
Lunch:  Turkey sandwich on a "thin" bun with the laughing cow cheese wedge, slice of tomato, piece of lettuce, and dijon mustard.
Afternoon snack: fiber one bar- 2 points
Dinner:  Chicken fajita's- 9 points

Total of 21 points for the day.  The exercise allows me to add some additional points if I feel like I need it, but I'll start with this for today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The best way to get your kids to play in their room...

Sometimes I forget what the best way to get kids to play in their room is...

It's to go in the room and clean it... really clean it thoroughly, and then rearrange a few items in the room so that things look fresh and new and different.  Then the pile of toys that you have decided to purge and get rid of become as popular as they were on christmas morning when they got them, and you can count on at least a day or two of active play with those seemingly forgotten about toys...

We rearranged the little girls room yesterday.  My four year old has spent the last hour upstairs dancing around to music and playing with her toys... in her room... and doesn't want to come down for lunch. 

And that's fine with me... :)

I think I might have to pencil in some time to rearrange my older daughter's room this week... it's so much more peaceful when the kids use their rooms to play during the day and not just sleep in them at night...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Whoops! Forgot to come here

I haven't been in much of a talkative mood lately.  No real reasons, but I'm in a funk right now.  I'll come out of it, I have in the past and I will again... just don't feel like chatting much.

I do think a lot of us mom's get into these.  And it's usually because we are overwhelmed with something in our lives.  It's our way of "rebelling" when we have too much going on and we aren't getting "our" time to do things.

I just piddled away the last 2 1/2 hours... I had tons to do, and now still have tons to do, but I just didn't want to do any of it.

And so I'll pay for that for the rest of the day trying to catch up on what I should have been doing those 2 1/2 hours...

And that... is what I'll bet a lot of other Average- Ordinary Mom's do... :)