Sunday, November 28, 2010
I decided to figure out how many cookie calories I've eaten this weekend. The good news is that I *over*estimated the number of calories in the molasses cookies. Each one has about 173 calories in it. And I was assuming they had over 300 a piece. So that's a good thing.
The bad thing is that I still ate too many. But now that I know how many calories are in each one, I am less likely to go crazy like that again.
I baked more cookies today. I know, I know, not the smartest idea, but I never baked them before and I wanted to make sure they'd come out OK for Christmas. They are called Rugelach, and I got the recipe from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. OMG SOOOOO good. The doughy part is flour, butter and cottage cheese. The filling is semi-sweet chocolate, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar. The crust is so flaky and the filling is ooooh so good. The good news, though, is that I figured out how many calories are in each one BEFORE I went crazy with eating them. And the result - 228. EEEEK!
There was a good chance of being disappointed in this, but actually, I was quite pleased. I can work the calories into my day. I love a good holiday cookie, and now I have to figure out where to cut back to enjoy my homemade cookies.
As I look forward to December, I *know* that I will have to get back into tracking my food. Holiday calories tend to sneak up on me - all the treats from my kiddos and parents at school, all the nibbling at holiday parties, the wine...
I was going to return a coat tonight, but I kind of just want to stay home and get ready for the week. So that's what I think I'll do. I'm kind of tired of driving.
Rest of the night:
- water water water!!!
- plan out meals and workouts for the week
- Enjoy a glass of wine with honey when he gets home from work
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Yesterday I made molasses cookies. They are unbelievably good. And yesterday I ate four. Four big molasses cookies. So my goal for today was to stick to two. Not only did I *not* meet that goal, I gave it the finger. I ate six. Yes, six. And I could have eaten more, easily.
I usually try to find the positive in everything... I guess it's that the cookies were homemade...? That they didn't have weird ingredients in them? That I didn't eat eight? At any rate, I really need to not eat so many tomorrow. I bought a new cookie jar for the holiday (it's a cute penguin), and I think putting the cookies in there isn't doing me any favors. I can't see how many I'm eating, and Brad can't come home and say "why are so many cookies missing?" because he can't see how many are in there either. So the cute penguin may not have been a good idea. Hm... perhaps I should fill it with reminders to drink more water instead.
So I'll move on. Just poured myself a big glass of water, and my braces are in. Having my braces in is the best way for me NOT to eat. I should get back into the habit of putting them in right after I eat...
In a little bit I'm going out to do some Christmas shopping. This year I'd like to have it done early so I can spend more time baking some gifts and enjoying time at home.
I will have a glass of wine a little later tonight, as I sit in my jammies and watch some TV, but NO MORE COOKIES. I think a little note on the cookie jar will help.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Today I was in kind of a slump. I couldn't figure out why. And around lunch time, I had the "a-ha" moment. I was kind of dreading the trip to the gym after school. I wished I had gone in the morning - and although my time in the morning is limited, it forces me to get in a really good workout in a short amount of time.
So I gave myself permission to not go to the gym tonight. Instead, I got some shopping done that I needed to do, I came home and did some laundry and dishes, and I started a list for tomorrow's Thanksgiving grocery shopping.
This has happened before... I don't know why I didn't see it coming. In the winter, I like going to the gym in the morning because it's light out. After school I like to get home and get snug. And I just have to work with this. So my time may be limited in the morning, but I feel a heck of a lot better when I do the gym thing before school. Tomorrow I have a faculty meeting, but if I plan it out right, I should have enough time to make oatmeal for breakfast. I am loving my oatmeal with some frozen fruit and a little maple syrup. Yum!
OK so it's off to bed so I can get up early tomorrow for the gym!
Monday, November 22, 2010
oh my darrrrrling clementine,
you are so good and delicious!
Oh my darling clementine.
I just finished my 4th clementine in a row. Ridiculous! So good! And healthier than eating cookies!
This morning I woke up early and made it to the gym. It felt so good. Tomorrow night is yoga class - I wasn't there last week because of conferences, and I'm kind of looking forward to the stretch and relaxation. I think I'm going to not go to the class after yoga, though. I'd get home at almost 7:30 and probably not be eating dinner until close to 8:00. That's too late. So I think I'm just going to come home...
Anyway... maybe one more clementine before I go pick up Brad from work. We were down in Philly today taking a test, and it took forever to get home - I took him right to work, so we need to go get his car.
Off to pack some yoga clothes!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today was a good day for me.
I woke up early and went to the gym. Did a mile on the TM, and then some circuit training. Despite having skipped out on the gym for the last 10 days, my strength doesn't seem to have suffered *too* much.
Breakfast was light - apple and peanut butter before the gym, and toast when I got home.
Honey had a day off (hooray!) so we decided to do a little shopping. He needed some new clothes for all the holiday parties, and I wanted to check out some stuff. I just love to shop.
So we went into J. Crew for his stuff, and I found this coat that I have been lusting over online. It's SOOO cute - warm and wool with a hood. I tried on the size six, and it felt fine, but I thought "maybe I should try the 4." So I did. And it fit perfectly! It made a huge difference in the way the coat look! At first, Brad was like "meh" about the coat. But when I put on the smaller size, he totally changed. AND! Women's outerwear was 30% off today. WHAT?!?!?!? J. Crew never has outerwear for that much off! So I got the coat. Hooray!
So here's the motivation - I spent the last almost two weeks slacking off and just not being myself. And I didn't blow up like a balloon. It felt so good to be able to fit into that coat. And instead of thinking "oh I can eat whatever I want, not work out so much and still fit into a 4," I thought "wow! Imagine what will happen if I get back my regular routine!" So I am going to cross my fingers and hope that I totally have my Spark back.
Lunch was a Rachel sandwich with french fries. Yum.
Dinner is monkfish with Chinese 5-spice, mashed potatoes with leeks, corn and red pepper, and dessert is profiteroles with some double chocolate gelato. YUM. And even though I'm probably out of my calorie range today, it feels good to be eating delicious food. I think this is showing me the difference between "eating what I want but eating it consciously" and "eating whatever the hell I want and not thinking about it." The former is much better.
Off to sip on my wine and watch some football!
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