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Thursday, May 29th Weigh in Update

Yesterday was a bit crazy.  My mother has been running a fever but we don’t yet know why.  Hopefully we will find out today.  She called me this morning and seems to be feeling better.  DD12 had her talent show last night.  We are gearing up for her last week of elementary school.  DS14 is finishing out middle school next week as well.  You would think this would not be so emotional for me since I already have one that has graduated, but it totally is emotional for me.
Getting to my weigh in, I maintained this week.  Considering I went a little crazy a couple of times with pizza, etc. over the holiday weekend.  I do feel better going into the week because I have an idea of what to cook and when I can get meals cooked in advance.  I am trying to prepare my meal plan up to a week and a half out so that I can’t really make excuses.  Goals for this week:  Preparing at least 2 meals in advance and tracking EVERYTHING.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I volunteered to co-organize a charity walk for Conquer Chiari again this year.  Last night, we had a fundraising event at McAlister’s Deli.  I probably ate more PointsPlus than I would care to admit, but I didn’t eat all 49 of my extras and I did track it.  For that reason alone, I feel positive about how I did yesterday.  I have dinner ready for tonight; it just needs to be warmed up.  I have already tracked everything for today and still have a couple of PointsPlus remaining.  I did wind up with a migraine yesterday, I think mostly due to the weather.  I am definitely going to try to fix another casserole tonight so I can stay at least one meal ahead…or maybe two.  I haven’t decided if I am going to fix the cheeseburger and tot casserole or the Mexican Lasagna.  Either way, I entered the recipes into the trackers.

Anyone have any suggestions for good audiobooks?  I enjoy listening to them when I am at work.  It helps the day go by.

Tuesday, May 27th

“Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.”―Steve Maraboli,Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Sometimes we tend to beat ourselves up over what we have done in the past, but truth be told, we cannot change it.  I can’t honestly say that I am always happy with where I am on the scale, but it is a reflection of what I did the week before.  Honestly, no matter what the scale says if I don’t change what I didn’t do well the week before, the scale may not change for me.  So I am focusing on small goals and trying to get back to where I know I need to be.  Focusing on meal planning and if I can do this for a week or week and a half and buy groceries for those meals, I should definitely be on the right track.  This is not always easy, but it is necessary.  Not just for my weight loss journey, but for my money saving goals as well.  I am feeling pretty good about the…

It's a new week!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey
I read this quote this morning and it reminded me of the friends I have lost in the past 12 months and that I need to live my best life now.I can’t expect things to change for me with my health or with the goals that I have set for myself if I don’t do something to make it happen.
Honestly, a friend recommended “The Diet Fix” to me and it has really made me take stock of what I want to do and that I need to escape the diet mentality and focus on making the positive changes.Some of these things I was trying to make an effort to do anyway.Making no single food “off limits” and for me, not having beef is just not an option.I grew up on beef/red meat so I will have chicken and turkey, but I can’t just take ground beef out of my meal plan because then I just feel deprived.I do choose the lower fat c…

Day 64 of my 100 Day Challenge and Weigh in Update

I know I have really been slacking on writing the blogs and keeping everyone updated.  We've had a lot going on around here.  DS13, whose birthday is today so he will now be referred to as DS14, went to California for the World Championships in Robotics.  So much preparation for that, reservations to be made, etc.  I am not going to lie, I really started having a bad case of the "I don't want tos".  And I had to have a "Come to Jesus" meeting with myself and determine what I really and truly don't want.  I have been on this journey for longer than I would care to admit to myself, but while at my WW meeting the other night, I did admit it to a girl that has been coming.  The other part of this is that we had a very nice member from another meeting come to our meeting.  He has lost 210 pounds.  Again, I was reminded that just because I don't track it, it doesn't mean I didn't eat it.  The only person I cheat when I do that is ME.  So I have re…