PHEW! The past 5 days have been HECTIC! I'm so sorry to all my Spark friends - I haven't been very active the last few days aside from tracking my food/fitness and the comment/email when I can, but I'm hoping next week will be much better!
Saturday and Sunday I wrote about the funk I was in... luckily it passed after spending some time with my family - playing with the babies of the family always helps! Kids are so sweet!
Even feeling as awful as I did during the weekend, I stayed within my goals. I was very proud of myself! I didn't resort to emotional eating like I would have 1-2 years ago when my depression was at its worst either, so I'm celebrating that win!
Monday and Tuesday I worked 16 hour days... Monday I didn't bring enough food and had to resort to vending machine food - BLECK! Disappointed with myself but I made decent choices and still was able to stay within goal. YAY!! :)
Yesterday was the last day before the holiday at work, so it was the most insanely stressful, problem-ridden, HELLISH day imaginable. My brain kept saying, "I need to eat something," and I'd be rummaging in my purse for some change for something from the vending machine and then my body would kick in and say, "No you don't, put the purse away!" It was the first time I've ever actually felt like emotionally eating since I re-started my journey in the beginning of June, and it was the first time I was able to talk myself out of it. ANOTHER PROUD MOMENT - YAY!
Today I woke up and walked past the mirror and wondered who the girl with the waistline was. HA! I'm feeling great! :)
Going to my mom's today to help set up for the barbecue on Saturday. She's put me in charge of desserts (I'm a baker and my family requests my cakes/cupcakes for every occasion lol) - so I'll be working on that the next few days: Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes and Pina Colada Cupcakes with Malibu Rum Frosting. The blueberry cheesecake cupcakes aren't exactly diet friendly, but the Pina Colada cupcakes and icing are only 250 calories if you average it out. I'll post pics on Saturday once I'm finished!
My Nanny is making homemade spaghetti with meatballs tonight. I love her spaghetti, and I've been invited to stay for dinner (she lives with my parents). She has stage 4 lung cancer and we don't know how long we will have with her... I gre up on her cooking and let me tell you - she is one of the BEST cooks (second only to my mom!) and I'm certainly not passing up a meal made my her! I love her so much, and when she sees you eat her food, she's so very happy lol.
Don't worry - I already have it preplanned in my nutrition tracker and I'm still under my calories for the day. I'm safe!
Well, I'm off! Once again, I'm so sorry to the friends who've left such supportive comments, goodies, emails, etc that I haven't had a chance to get back to yet - you are all so wonderful and I appreciate SO MUCH the support I have on here! I'll be back to my frequent "sparking" once things calm down in the next couple of days.
Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!