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A healthier oatmeal cookie doesn't mean you get to eat twice as many cookies, apparently.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I've been dying for cookies lately so I found a lower sugar/fat cookie recipe. Let's just say that raw cookie dough was certainly what I have been craving but moderation is still required.

I encountered a few too many obstacles this weekend and didn't face them with due diligence. Due diligence simply means an act with a certain standard of care. Instead of pissing and moaning about what I did wrong, I'm going to celebrate what I did right, the most important being "I got back on track", right after a eating a cinnamon twist from Noah's Bakery.

Weekend Highlights:

*I walked everywhere over the weekend
*I spent a few hours food prepping for the week so that healthy foods are just a fridge door away.
*Over the weekend I made fettuccine Alfredo and French bread, but I did not overindulge even though the opportunity was there.
*I stopped myself when full and if I did get the late night munchies, I munched on fruit.

Not the greatest of weekends when it comes to healthy eating but I think I just wanted to lick my wounds with comfort food so to speak.

Last week was rough on me physically. Yes I conquered my exercise goal with tenacity, but it literally wiped me out. It may have been a bit more aggressive than what I am ready for. God I hate that I just wrote that but what else can I say but my truth. But I would also like to keep in mind that in the past 14 months, I have only taken three days off from work, excluding the 6 weeks I took off to have my baby girl (that doesn't count in my head). I'm a full time mom and a full time employee at HP...I am still a contract employee so taking anytime off cost me a lot of money that we just don't have. But I really need to consider taking a day off and soon. We all need to spend time to re-energize by just taking a day off.

I work four days, 10 hour shifts, it makes for a long day. Yes I do get to enjoy 3 days off but only one of those days my husband and I are both home, otherwise, he is at work and I spend my days off taking great care of our kids and home. I've taken on way too much and my lid has popped so instead of taking a day off and re-grouping my head, I'm at work, trying desperately to get back on track and release myself of the stress of it all.

So far I've taken one 20 minute walk and plan on getting in another hour before the day is done. I'm pounding my water and food in the lunch pale is healthy. All I can do is get my feet back on that wagon. Onward!
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CALI_POPPY 4/25/2012 6:24PM

    My dad says he wont he it unless it has at least 20 preservatives...no wonder I have a long road of changes to make. If I get down on the bad, I forget the good and stop doing what I'm doing...which is actually working.

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SERAPHGYRL 4/25/2012 5:27PM

    I love that you're celebrating your successes. This is the rest of our lives! We need to enjoy them. You're on track and you're doing awesomely!

Since my husband prefers additives and preservatives in his snacks, since I have no self-control, and since I don't want to feel the guilt of making my neighbors fat, I don't bake much anymore. Sad...because I really like to.

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