Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another successful day

I am proud to say that today was another successful day. Especially since it started out really rocky.

Sean was up in the middle of the night, which of course meant that I was up for awhile. So when the hubby's alarm clock went of this morning apparently I never heard it. At least not until the fourth or fifth time it went off! This mean we were about 20 minutes behind schedule on a day that I can't afford to be behind schedule. It's the one day a week that after the bus stop, I actually have plans for me. I get to go to MOPS a (Mother's of Preschoolers) and meet with other mom's. Seeing that I don't have a single friend right now (other than my mom or my sister) being able to make on this particular morning is important to me. It's pretty much the only social opportunity I have right now. Anyway, the mom's always provide breakfast foods. The spread ranges from egg bakes, hashbrown cheesy potatoes, fresh fruit and veggies, homebaked goods, and other things that are not really on my "plan". Usually I eat before I go so I won't eat there...or at least much. This morning sleeping in too late meant that I missed breakfast. I HATE missing breakfast! I went in knowing I would be starving. I also knew that I could make the right choices if I really wanted to. So I had very small portions of the things that might not be that great for me. I took a variety of foods. But even when I was still hungry I did not take anymore.

I know that it was a horrible breakfast for me because I was starving by the time I got home for lunch, and even my nutritious leftovers from last nights AMAZING dinner didn't fill me up! So with my new found knowledge of nutrition and how my body reacts to food, I decided not to eat anything extra. I put my energy into making different nutritious snacks in the kitchen. I tried making Roni's Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups which turned out really nummy. I will definitely be making them again. The 2 year old ate 2 of them and kept asking for more all day long! I also baked some chick peas for a nice little salty snack.

After picking my oldest up from the bus stop, I came home and made a really scrumptious dinner. Chicken (I try out a new chicken recipe almost every time!) which turned out really good, brown rice, peas, and a salad with mandarin oranges. I normally don't blog about my food, but when it's really good, I usually like to share!

The weather today has been absolutely horrible, so that nixed doing anything outside with the kiddos. I also didn't know when I would get a workout in since it's Tuesday, which mean's Biggest Loser and Parenthood. This is the only night that I plan to sit and watch tv. But I fed Sean at 7, and as soon as he was done, I changed into workout clothes and hopped on the treadmill. I brought my workout clothes down with me so I didn't have the excuse of not wanting to go upstairs for them. I did a little over 20 minutes because I wanted to be able to join the #fitblog chat tonight. I managed to run for about 3 minutes of it. I didn't want to overdo it since my knee had been hurting. I feel like I did all right!

I am very proud of myself for making today be great even though I normally would have decided today would be a throw away day just because I missed breakfast! I really enjoyed my day. So Day 4 is done! And I am loving it!! :)


  1. Sounds like you did amazing! I don't know if i agree with the avoidance of food. I know you don't want to eat too much, but leaving yourself feeling hungry can be asking for trouble. Try having some raw veggies or something with some protein and fiber to tide you over. Good job and getting that workout it. I love watching BL!!

  2. I usually do not avoid food either. I know that if I am hungry, it's usually for a reason. However, I do know that sometimes I am not actually hungry. I have a 20 minute rule...and my hubby is actually starting to use it to! (He is also overweight and should be trying to lose, I just can't seem to get him on the bandwagon!) Anyway, my rule is that I eat what I serve myself, which is usually the correct portion sizes, at least I try. Then if I am still hungry after I eat it, I have to wait at least 20 minutes to see if I am still hungry. More often than not, I am in fact, not hungry. It always is a "that tastes so good I HAVE to have more!". So far this rule has worked. If I am still hungry I will eat. Yesterday was a similar instance. I waited, drank some water, worked in the kitchen. An hour went by and I helped myself to the freshly baked pumpkin oatmeal cups :)