Monday, April 09, 2007
Well, this past weekend I VERY SPONTANEOUSLY took a trip to visit family. I went alone, without the hubby, because he couldn't get away this weekend. My brother is leaving to serve a mission for 2 years in Calgary Canada! He leaves sometime not this week, but next week. So it was the last time I'll be seeing him for a while!
I think I did pretty ok this weekend. I didn't get my regular Saturday workout, but I went to a dance on Friday night, and my sister and I walked through a mall for almost 2 hours on Saturday. :D We also took some jumping pictures. haha. Foodwise, I did EH. Friday my sister made dinner, which was some chicken and some red beans and rice. It was verrrry good. Then later that night I had some Ben and Jerry's lowfat frozen yogurt, half baked flavor! WOW!!! I definitely need to be on the lookout for that in our local stores. From memory I think they only have their regular ice cream, which is a bummer. Half baked is my favorite but this puts it with much less fat and whatnot.
ANYWAY. Saturday, Kashi for breakfast, McDonald's salad for lunch, but for Dinner we went to this diner place inside of a movie theater. Anyone familiar with Hollywood Connections? I was just looking at the menu like, dangit I do NOT want another salad... so I ended up getting an appetizer of grilled chicken quesadillas. IT WAS HUGE!!! I only ate a little more than half of it, and it randomly came with a pile of lettuce (not shredded, just regular salad size cut lettuce), so I borrowed some of my sisters dressing from her salad and ate that with my dinner. Have no clue how bad that quesadilla was for me, but I feel like a tempered it well with the lettuce and not eating all of it.
Sunday was EASTER. DUNN DUN DUUUUUNNNNN!!! My mom somehow managed to have an Easter bunny and candy for me, even though she didn't know I was coming home, and we were together the whole weekend!!! How she pulled that off, I have NO IDEA. hahaha. So anyway -- no breakfast, straight to church early in the morning, when we got back I was soooo hungry.
Bad sign. They wanted to fix burgers for lunch, but I looked at them and one patty had 26 grams of fat!! YIKES!! And I knew I would want to eat more than one burger. They had some frozen pizzas that would give me 30grams with 2 slices, so I figured that was better. slightly more fat for way more food. I have bought frozen pizzas with FAR better numbers than that, so I dunno what the deal is with their pizza. Also I had salad.
I ATE THE BUNNY. :) hahahaha. And a couple of jelly beans.
It was my dad's birthday -- so there was cake and ice cream! But I only had a tiiiiiiny sliver of cake, and only 1/2 cup of ice cream. So that all in all put my over half of my day's ranges.
Luckily, I was pretty full and we had a long, non-eating drive home. I kept postponing dinner because I didn't know what to make, so I ended up having Special K for dinner and some trail mix.
So I think I might have actually come in ok for my day, but I did not track any of this weekend due to the craziness.
I managed to still lose a lb. WOOHOO!
Anyway, so it's back to normal, counted eating today.
The thing about this weekend was... for some reason I felt really bad when talking to this one lady that had known me growing up about my weight loss -- and my family too kinda. I mean, they could tell I'd lost weight since I'd seen them last (the family), but then again... the lady hadn't... and ok so I was feeling like they were like, you lost 25lbs, but you're still not the slimmest we've seen you. So wow, you really got huge.
My family is very very very supportive, so it's nothing about them. The lady seemed very interested and supportive and I told her about SparkPeople.com. But it was my own insecure thoughts making me think that, and also my regret for having let myself go so long before making a change. Well, I've gotten rid of the year before starting in gain, now I just need to keep getting rid of those other years' gains and I'll be back in business.
I go to visit my inlaws in May -- I need to make sure I do better with my eating and excercise when I'm there because I will be gone for so much longer. I know they have a treadmill, so maybe I can just use it. Last time we were there it had boxes and stuff sitting on it. hahah :) So maybe I should ask in advance if it's ok for me to use it while we're there. I think it's ok for me to have had a mediocre weekend, but I don't want to have a mediocre/bad WEEK+. If I average a 2lb loss for the weeks between now and then, I will be close to 250 when we leave. That will be at LEAST 40lbs less than the last time they saw me!!!!
I hope I can really make these next few weeks count because I've been so excited about my losing, I want it to be really noticable. :) hehe.