Well, let’s shake things up a little this week. I’m going to smash down my pride some more and reveal the “authentic me.” At least the part that’s on the outside…
Ugh…I had to do it, I had to get a shot like this so that I can be encouraged in a couple months. The hope, being that I WILL see some improvement, right?
I’m not sucking in and I’m not pushing out, just trying to be relaxed and real. These clothes actually used to big tighter, so that does encourage me somewhat.
Here’s some pictures of the healthy stuff I ate last week-
Fish Chowder and oat rice muffins.
Taco-ish Salad with Raspberries.
Monster Muffins and fruit salad. These muffins are loaded with amazing stuff but sport almost 500 calories each, I only had half of one.
My exercise this week included about 5 hours of raking leaves and an hour or two of painting our shed. I also tried to do some “vigorous” cleaning each day. Hopefully we’ll be able to replace our treadmill soon.
As for our weight-loss this week…how discouraging. We didn’t gain anything but Mr. Taffy and I only lost a pound each. I was ready to throw in the towel and totally quit on Thursday. It was one of those days when both of my triggers were working against me overtime. Maybe that was Wednesday…I don’t know, I know I didn’t track my food that day and I think I even indulged in a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Mortifying I know. Sigh…One day at a time, one day at a time, I’m never going back, never going back…
I haven’t had a Caribou Dark Chocolate Mocha in over 3 weeks, nor has one miniature candy bar touched my lips. My children had a sample of chocolate covered peanuts at Costco and I satisfied myself by smelling the little cup they were served in…”inhale deeply through the nose!” I must have looked ridiculous!
So here we go on a new week. I’ve got black-bean chowder on the menu for dinner tonight. I need to figure out what else I’m going to make for the rest of the week. I bought a bag of sweet potatoes and I have lots of chicken and spinach. I made turkey meatballs last week with spinach chopped up in them, they were delicious and the kids didn’t even mind the spinach, they are used to seeing green stuff in their food. I don’t think fresh spinach has much taste anyway.
Walking my way to health…Ephesians 5.
Joyfully with a tiny little bit of discouragement,