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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Excuses

Why am I such an enabler to myself? Why do I always have a ready and waiting excuse to why I don't have to follow the program or exercise that day? Why am I so persuasive with my silly reasoning? Why am I so willing to buy into it?

No worries, eating wise I did really well today. I used a few more weekly points than I wanted but still definitely weighing, tracking, and being honest with myself. I am trying to save as many weekly points as I can for Saturday because Gabrian and I are headed to the Topsham Fair and there are going to be plenty of treats that I want to try. I also want to get my demolition derby on. I love a good car smashing show.

I started the morning with an omelet filled with 1 slice of cheese and salsa. In my head it was going to be about 6 points. However, when I looked up the points online I found out the cheese was more than I thought and being honest with myself the cook used closer to 3 eggs than the 2 I had originally figured. I know it would be so much easier if I just made something at home but I have absolutely no appetite at 6 in the morning. I finished the morning off with a greek yogurt.

In the afternoon, I had some leftover BBQ Chicken Chili from last night. It was just as delicious as the night before. I had a banana with it. I always eat the fruit first because I don't enjoy it as much and whenever I eat I always eat what I like the least first to get it over with. For my afternoon snack I had a bag of pretzels (2 oz.). Not too bad but it was double the original points for the snack I had planned. I had brought a mini bag of popcorn with me that would have been 3 points. I got a bug in my brain and couldn't stop thinking about the pretzels they were selling at the snack table for only $.50. They were delicious but so not worth the 6 points. That kept me full for a whopping 30 minutes. I definitely need to work on eating filling snacks.

For dinner I tried out a new recipe from Weight Watcher's Online. It was Chili-Rubbed Pork chops. I made those on the grill along with some corn on the cob and roasted potatoes. Pretty delicious....who knew eating healthy would be so yummy. I look forward to having it again for my lunch tomorrow. I plan on finishing off tonight with a  peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I really enjoy the Jif Whip's peanut butter. I am able to get 2 tablespoons for only 4 points. It is similar to whipped cream cheese. As in you get the same taste of the regular stuff but it is airy so it is less points/calories.

My excuses came in the form of trying to get out of exercise (and succeeding....sad face). From about midnight this morning I had a running montage of why I shouldn't exercise. It was a litany of one excuse after another. If anyone is wondering what the winner is, it was because I didn't want to stink after my walk and stink during the work day.

On a happier note, I signed Gabrian up for unlimited tumbling classes this month and today was his first class. It is something offered at his daycare (his daycare shares a building with a cheerleading studio). He can go up to 3 times a day Tuesday - Thursday. It is nice because they offer several classes during the day. He absolutely loved the class today. His smile was so huge when he came out of the class. In fact he immediately wanted to go to another class. It took quite a bit of convincing that he could do it again tomorrow and his class was over. He took gymnastic classes before we moved to South Portland and I was so glad that he was able to finally get into something again. I want him to be active and have it be a way of life right from the beginning so it will be second nature for him. They were offering a special this month for $35. Hopefully, it continues to be affordable so I can keep it up for him.

See you tomorrow where I will take it one point at a time!