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Checking in on my goals

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last night went great. I had planned to eat some leftovers I had in the freezer, but my husband had made tacos for him and the kids and they smelled so good. I couldn't get those tacos out of my head. Instead of ignoring it and thinking about them all night or instead of eating them mindlessly, I got on my nutrition tracker and figured out a way to make myself a healthy, filling taco. I used corn tortillas, refried black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, 2% cheese and only 2oz of taco meat. They were so good AND with only 2 tacos I was pretty full. Win!

I thought today would be a good time to take a look at my goals from Monday and see how I'm doing so far this week.

For goal 1, I haven't done my to-do lists. I will make one for tonight as soon as I'm done with this blog entry. I also haven't done prep work the day before like I wanted, so I will look at this for next weeks menu and see how I can plan that better. I have done some laundry during the week, which I normally save for weekend, so that is good.

For goal 2 I have done exceptional. No sugar since Sunday. No flour since Sunday. I have stayed within my calorie range also. I have walked the last three days. I completed 1 strength training session last night. I will do one more this weekend.

I am proud of myself for doing so good with my second goal, and I will do much better next week on goal 1.

Today I plan on getting in at least 45 minutes of walking. I have my food all planned and prepped for the day.

On a really personal note, my stepson is 13 and he's been living with us for about 2 1/2 years now. Ever since he started living with us and maybe for a year or so before that he's been extremely distant and non-communicative. It's been really hard for my husband because he really wishes he had a good relationship with his son. It's hard on us as a couple sometimes because we get so frustrated with dealing with his silence - it's so bad sometimes that he won't even tell us if he's hungry or runs out of shampoo. Anyway, I have just been feeling so fed up that after all these years no matter what we do he just doesn't even try to communicate with us. I asked him directly what was wrong, without going through the whole conversation, basically he said that he wasn't acting this way because he is angry with us or because of anything we did. He said he does want to have a better relationship with us also. I encouraged him to open up and be himself, to sit with us in the evening instead of sitting alone. Well, long story short, he did last night. On his own he watched tv with us and even offered up a little conversation. I am so proud fo him! I know it made my husband feel good. Now I just need to find ways to keep him engaged and willing to communicate with us. I think I'm going to start a family game night on Fridays (he loves video game). I wanted to start this a couple years ago, but then I let things get in the way. No more - I am going to make sure that this is a new tradition in our house.
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