Weighed the same this week. No surprise, again my eating habits weren't very good. Portion control is all out of whack. I do well in the morning, at lunch (usually), but flake out when it comes to dinner... Even when I have something planned, I manage to sabotage it almost as soon as I walk in the door. I am just going to have to get stuff ready the night before for my dinner and have it ready to put on the stove, or pop into the oven or microwave when I get home. Or get it into the crockpot in the morning.
Usually I don't eat really bad stuff, just too much and not enough freggies.
Goals from last week and comments
Better nutrition -- more freggies -- a very slight improvement. Did manage a couple of dinners that were pretty reasonable and at lunch had homemade soups with veggies in them.
Staying within the calorie range - Better, but still not very good. Ate at the high end or slightly over most of the week. But I had a couple days that were way over.
Continue drinking my water -- Did pretty well here, got it all in, but some days it was close. I am trying to get more water in the morning at work instead of the diet cola, and am trying to cut back on the soda.
Continue at least 10 minutes of exercise a day -- Did really well on this, most days were in the 15 minute range.
Get to bed before 11 p.m. -- Squeaked by on this, but a couple nights did not get right to sleep.
So, next week's goals are the same, mostly --
Better nutrition -- more freggies
Staying within the calorie range
Continue drinking my water
Continue at least 10 minutes of exercise a day
Get to bed before 10:45 p.m. -- Gonna try to move it up a bit
And add to that -- be more faithful doing the nutrition tracking
And --- get rid of some of the clutter around the cooktop.
November was (and always will be) a very difficult month for me to get through. Along with the shortening days, and more wintry weather, it also marked the one year anniversary of the car wreck that killed my son and inflicted injuries to me. I am mostly recovered physically, but I feel anguish every day over the loss of Roy. Time has done little this year to ease the pain of loss. There are so many times that I want to ask him where he put something, or could he explain something about what was going on with my computer, or what was he fixing for supper. Hopefully, this coming year will help. I now understand why in the past the tradition was to observe a full year of mourning.
On a lighter note, today I got out in the yard and put away some of the things that needed to be sheltered before winter hit.
It is supposed to storm starting with freezing rain tonight and then snow and cooling temperatures through Wednesday and then colder with below zero F. temperatures the rest of the week. I sure wish I could stay home for this, but I need to go to work... Time to finish digging out the winter gear. Turtlenecks and long johns will be the uniform of the week.
I had two days off work at Thanksgiving and hauled the old non-working dishwasher out and set in a couple of vanity sized base cabinets that I had upstairs that I wasn't using. My Kitchen-Aid mixer fits in just right and it's amazing at how much room I now have on that counter. I ordered some drawer slides to install in the cabinet to make it easier for access. They should come in next week. Now to do some more counter decluttering.
Time to get off the computer and get some soup made for lunches for the coming week. I seem to have a lot of turkey... (Our business gave each employee a 22 1/2 pound turkey and I didn't have freezer space for it!!) After I cooked it, I bagged up the dark meat and froze it in 12 oz. portions to use in chili, so I thought that's what I'd make tonight. I sliced off half of the white meat and have been eating it in sandwiches, w. alfredo sauce, etc. and froze the other half on my back porch. Getting that thawed and portioned out will be my next week's kitchen project.
I have been knitting quite a bit lately. I am on a hat kick. As soon as I get some pictures taken, I will post them. I haven't been using a pattern for most of them, I just use them to try out pattern ideas, so no two are alike. I'm not sure what I am going to do with them, I have been toying with the idea of setting up an Etsy.com shop. More research is needed.
Have a good week everyone!!