Inauguration Day

I spent most of the day watching history being made again.  It was great to watch and Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce sounded great.  Obama’s speech was wonderful as well.

Our house is totally lacking in groceries, so it wasn’t a good Paleo day.  But I had a good eating day otherwise.  I didn’t go crazy with junk food (because there was none to be had!)  I didn’t leave the house to go get it! (If I were counting calories, it was even a good calorie day!)

I even exercised.  I did a twenty minute kickboxing workout through the OnDemand channel.  I am really feeling it.  I can’t even REMEMBER the last time i exercised!  This is truly a victory for me.

I made a goal to exercise again tomorrow.  I want to wake up early and do it.  But even if I can’t I just want to get it in.  So that’s my goal.  Exercise!   What are your goals?



For Reals This Time

I started out the day with much optimism with how I would manage my eating.  And so far, its been good!  Really!  I’ve stayed Paleo all day.  Now to just get through the night.  If I can only be consistent one day at a time I know I can beat these food demons.

The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

I read the Paleo Diet by Dr. Loren Cordain over winter break 2011.  I’m reading it again now.  i was on the hold list and it became available.  I forgot how easy to read it was.  And it makes so much sense.  I’ve been taking notes about the little things I had forgotten  so this attempt can be so much more effective.

I weighed in this morning but no weight was lost.  Not surprising because last week was such a difficult one.  But i stayed the same.  Which was a victory  because my evenings were so junk filled.

I have faith that this week will prove to be different.  What changes are you making this week?

Snow Day

Yay! snow! Which in the world of a teacher means no work today.  And Monday is a holiday.  So, that means a four day weekend! Whoot! Whoot!  I really need this time to refresh and recharge.  And that’s exactly what I plan to do this weekend.  I’ll be reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follet.  Product DetailsI am totally addicted to his historical fiction books right now.  They are tomes but on the Kindle they are so easy to get through.  No huge books to carry around.  This Kindle fire has reignited my love for books.  I read about seven books during and since Winter break!

As I’ve previously noted, I’ve had a difficult week.  Which of course makes me want to eat terribly.  I feel so bloated and my stomach feels terrible.  Right now I am cooking up a breakfast of eggs and bacon.  I know I will feel so better If I lay off the junk food and candy.  Trying not to give myself a hard time, just want to get right back on track.

Two More

This sure has been a crazy starting week.  But I feel like this last two days, I’ve gotten into a groove with my eating.  I am encouraged because despite my struggles, I put up a two pound weight lose. Yay!  At class this morning I had time to plan out a couple of meals and make a grocery list.  My oldest son had his first basketball game (he made a two pointer!!!) we headed to Martin’s and picked up eats for the week.  The grocery store was super packed and the lines out of control but I was able to get out with spending just under $100 dollars.  Not bad.  I planned a couple of crock pot meals.  And I am hoping there will be enough left over for lunches.  The boys probably won’t eat it but I bought fabric fixings for them, if they don’t like what I made.

I’m looking forward to slowly making more changes and dropping this weight.  I made a new goal as well.  I want to shock my extended family.  there is a family reunion in July.  Everyone saw me last in November, I want to look drastically different.

Rough Start

Being that I’ve been sick since Saturday and a few things that have happened personally, I’ve really gotten off to a really ROUGH start.  When I feel bad I want to eat and eat I have every evening this week.  Physically I am feeling normal again.  Emotionally I am close to being back strong.  I know I need to fight through the feelings.  But it is so much easier and pleasurable to eat those feelings.    My days eating wise have been really good but it’s the nights that have been a battle, that I am losing.

I decided to make a few goals for today to try to get on track.  The first is to eat breakfast!  Yay! I did that, though it was just one hard boiled egg.  My second goal is to eat no junk food today.  Those two things I have struggled with the most this week.

This second goal will be hard to accomplish because its Wednesday and that means church.  Which means no time to cook dinner.  (I should have put something in the crockpot…)

It also means a late bedtime.  Which is not good for my oldest boy.  I’ve been trying to get the boys to bed earlier.  Bedtime had been 8pm.  Now its 7pm or earlier if possible.  My oldest doesn’t get naps in school anymore but he still really needs one.  So I am trying for him to get more sleep at night.  Hopefully it will improve his behavior.  This is the schedule I hope to stick to:  Mon 7:45pm (basketball), Tues 6:45pm, Weds 9pm (church), Thurs 7:30pm (Boy Scouts), Fri 6:45pm or 10pm (Bible Study).  We just have so much going on right now, that its hard to go to bed earlier!

What are your stay on track goals?

The Start

I got started today.  Although I began to feel sick yesterday.  I weighed in this morning 249, so I’m down 3 pounds this week. Yay!  I’ve had a sore throat and chills all day.  Been taking cold medicine but it’s not really helping.  I had a study after church today, so we ate at Wendy’s   I skipped breakfast because I was running late.  I ate two garden side salads with ranch and a small chili for lunch.  For dinner I had shrimp seasoned with butter and a sweet potatoes   And for dessert pineapple.  Wasn’t truly a real Whole30 day but I did the best I could despite the circumstances. I even got dinner ready in the crock pot for tomorrow.  I threw a steak in with beef stew seasoning and some canned crushed tomatoes   Hopefully it turns out good.  I packed a tuna salad and pineapple and eggs for breakfast and lunch tomorrow.  Hopefully, I am well prepared.  What are you eating tomorrow?