The good news is, my size 20 Maurices jeggings fit comfortably again, which was getting questionable at the beginning of January. The bad news is, I didn't do so hot with my food this weekend. I did track everything though, and stayed within my points (I think...some of the stuff was iffy to calculate), IF you include the weekly points and activity points. But Saturday night I went to bed overly full and with a tummyache, feeling like I gained 500 pounds. I hate that feeling.
Starting at the beginning of the weekend - Friday night my son had a basketball game, then we went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to use a gift card we had gotten for Christmas. I had a margarita but wanted to play it safe with calculating my points for dinner, so I had a side salad, sweet potato, and six ounce sirloin. I usually get a big salad but calculating the points for that seemed like it was more trouble than it was worth. It's been awhile since I had a good steak though, and this one was Yum-O.
I started my day off with a decent breakfast...this is pretty much my go-to breakfast on days that I'm home - light english muffin, peanut butter, and a banana.
I tried my hand at doing my hair curly...which was easy but I think I prefer straight. Although, I think this is my short-hair version of the sock bun...as in, I can wear it like this for about 3 days in a row without having to do anything :)
Then, my mom and my youngest son and I were off to my twin nephews' 6th birthday party. It was a FUN party - and my sister did a really good job with the food...which was the beginning of my downward spiral. Ha!
What I SHOULD have done was drink water and just have a piece of cake. Instead I drank punch that I didn't need and grazed throughout the party. I wasn't sure how to calculate the punch - my sister made it and it was so good - it was sherbet, vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, and diet ginger ale...so I just looked up punch and over-estimated how much I had. My sister also brought a bottle of my favorite wine that we shared (it's not the Barefoot that I tracked, but that is the closest thing to it I can find in the app). That was well worth the points.
After the party my mom and I went shopping, and by evening we were hungry so we went though Mc Donald's - at McDonald's I usually get a salad, a chicken sandwich, or a snack wrap. This time I got 2 snack wraps, and planned for that to by my dinner, and be done for the day.
And then...after I got home, the boys were hungry at around 8 pm, so I ordered Papa John's,..and I couldn't resist it and ended up having 2 slices. Hangs head. Thank the lord for weekly points and activity points. I actually probably had more activity points than this shows, I took my FitBit off Saturday morning to charge and still haven't remembered to put it back on. But in this case, I'm glad to not have any more activity points showing than what I do here...it might not make sense but if I don't see that they are there I won't be tempted to use them the rest of the week, and after Saturday I really want to be more strict this week and stay within my daily points every day.
Yesterday I took my 14 year old stepson and his girlfriend shopping to pick out an outfit for him for a dance they have coming up. That was fun, he stays pretty busy with sports so I don't get to spend a lot of time with him one on one like that. I didn't take any pictures because I didn't want his new girlfriend to think I'm a weirdo, but we ate lunch out and I stuck with the salad bar. :)
The rest of the day was pretty uneventful, it snowed, I went home to my jammies, drank coffee, and did some work work at home to prepare for a busy week.
Any other fellow paper pushers obsessed with these fingertip things? I can't hardly stand to not use one. Filed under: random.
I made chili for dinner last night which is perfect on snowy days.
Despite the weekend's over indulgences, I feel pretty good - I definitely feel slimmer, and like I'm fitting into my clothes better, including my gym clothes.
So...I guess my takeaway here is that it's still very easy for me to fall down a slipperly slope of making bad food choices...and I do NOT feel good when I use all my weekly points in one day.
Moving on, I plan to make this a good week!