friday, june 21st: nephew and sister came down.
sunday, june 23: sister left, nephew stayed.
sunday, june 30: brother in law and other nephew came down.
monday, july 1st: brother in law and both nephews left.
it was a week of food, food and more food.
i just attempted to blog about the nephew and food but it got sucked into the black void of cyberspace..
but thats probably for the best. i will think on it some more and write about it later.
friday, june 21st, i was 139.4 pounds.
monday, july 1st, i was 139.2 pounds.
i mostly tracked my food and obviously tried to make good choices.
it was actually quite easy after the first time.
i had been making dessert sunday and i forget what it was but i had a conversation with myself and i wasnt feeling great because i had eaten too much and im just not used to eating that way... anyways, once i had decided that i was going to rock the hell out of this week, it was easy.
any desserts i made, i would make two--one for the nephew, one for the husband. and despite there being leftovers of them--as in, id make the desserts but there would be enough for 2 more, i just said, its off limits.
and it worked.
something else that helped me was that i did workout every day. i walked for at least 90 minutes every single day, mostly more.
and one day i even got in a short weight session.
yesterday, the day they left, was probably my hardest day.
i got up at 5 after going to bed at midnight, made them donuts to take with them. i didnt sample the donuts, either.
i packed up all the cookies i had made: nutella cookies, chocolate chip peanut butter, oatmeal and pumpkin. [from my house, they were driving 6 hours to a theme park for 3 days so i had made them cookies to snack on.] and packed up all the chips.
i kept none and sampled none.
i threw away an ice cream cake that was leftover, brownie parfaits that were leftover.
but what bothered me the most--and is still bothering me--is that i have leftover bowtie pasta in the fridge.
of anything i make, this is my absolute positively most favorite.
i did not make it of my own accord--the nephew asked for it specifically.
i did go through all the ingredients and got an estimation of calories... although it is probably pretty inflated since the measurement of pasta is for dry vs. cooked and i didnt measure it out before.
knowing that number will help me.
also, seriously, we went to a potato chip factory.
i thought itd be neat to see.
they had samples of all of their chips and guess how many i had?
bought 50$ worth of chips--none of which i have eaten or will eat, btw. i dont like kettlechips.
so, how do i think i did this week?
to say that i rocked it is an understatement.
i never ever thought i could do this.
i even made the nephew go to subway instead of getting something he wanted for lunch.. i said, not getting pizza! we're going to subway!
and then, another day, we were at the mall and he got pizza, the husband got chinese and i got a salad. and not like a salad thats 1000 calories...
we're talking 20 calorie packet of dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cucumber.