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Chocolate Basket of Doom!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Coming off of TOM, I worked my butt off to exercise everyday during it. I managed to keep my weight down in the process and keep my cravings to a minimum. It just happen to fall on busy days which was good! The more I sit around during it usually, the more I feel like scum and the more I give into "oooh food makes me feel better, exercise makes me feel bad". But really the opposite is true.

I went to Chicago over the weekend and saw two sets of family on either side. I was kinda worried about the trip because we planned it all around meals. Turned out pretty well though and didn't over eat too terribly bad! I made a point of running 3 miles before we left for the trip which probably helped a lot. Whenever we are in Chicago we gotta hit trader joes and whole foods. So we usually end up coming home with groceries lol We met my cousin at a park and I finally shot some photos of her and her family, the first time in months with SLR. It was nice having cute little models to practice on. Her daughter Molly was so good at posing, she's only 3.5 and would just sit still and smile for me.

When we were leaving my uncle handed me a bag of Lindt Chocolate in 4 different boxes that kept getting bigger as you go down. I kinda started having a panic attack over this and wanted to give it to the woman at the toll booth on our way home lol Giving this much chocolate to someone who has weight issues is like giving a 12 bottle box of beer to a recovering alcoholic. People don't really understand though and I am sure he paid good money for this. So I feel bad getting rid of it. I made it til 5 pm today before opening it lol It was very easy to consume 400 calories in a short amount of time. Then I had my husband hide the rest. I donno what to do with it. This really shouldn't be bothering me so much. I have just finally been doing well and waking up under 160. I don't wanna ruin it now with...this... I got to see my aunt who has been battling a brain tumor. Her scans look good right now and it seems like the treatment is working, which is awesome! I feel bad for my cousin and uncle as well though, they have to stay with her every waking moment. My cousin basically just cooks dinner at her parents house every night and is working 2 jobs. I hope it gets easier for them soon.
My dad's side, we met them at a buffet and I was kinda worried about that cuz buffets are rough. But having 2 little kids, say Julie Julie Julie Julie look at this Julie, makes it really easy not to overeat. Plus Molly brought me an apple lol

My mom's sides cousins, Babies galore!

And the most exciting thing of the day! Scott put in a mud sink in our basement! He is so handy, he figured it out all by himself. No one in his family is handy and he just reads things and can figure it out, I am amazed lol
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    Love the photos! (Your niece looks like her mom!)

    And I know what you mean about the chocolates!!!! Oy!
    1818 days ago
    Loved the photos!

    I always seem to overeat when away from home. Especially at buffets. Even if I eat healthy food I eat too much. Sounds like you did really good.

    The mud sink will sure come in handy.

    I sometimes go to Trader Joes and Whole Foods in St. Louis but they are always sooooooo crowded!!
    1818 days ago
  • JEREMY723
    Great photos! Nice looking family....and nice looking sink:)
    1818 days ago
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