I took the day off yesterday to attend some end-of-school events at my kids school yesterday. Shawn and I took the kids to school and then decided to go for coffee and a donut (mistake #1). Then after the ceremony, I ran to McDonald’s to get lunch for myself and my 5 year old since I promised her waaaay back in October that I would come and have lunch with her at school. We ate our McD’s (mistake #2) and she was thoroughly happy, then I went to my 9 year old’s class to where the teacher had put together a video of all the highlights of the year. Oh, y’all. You! All! This video liked to have killed me!! – the pictures, the music, all of it made me want to stop time right in it’s tracks so that my kids wouldn’t get another day older. I sobbed quietly (thank God for hankies!) and then to make matters worse they handed out plates of cake and cups of punch to all the visiting parents. I ate a few bites (mistake #3) but not many because it’s hard to eat and cry at the same time! Sarah (my 9 year old) got to leave school early, so we ran around town shopping and then she wanted to rent a movie, so we did that and stopped and got some caramel popcorn (mistake #4). The popcorn was good, but I was still unsatisfied from lunch, so I heated up some popcorn chicken (mistake #5) thinking maybe some protein would help (it didn’t). I was feeling very unhappy with all my choices so I got on the elliptical for awhile, and then fixed dinner. Hamburger Helper (mistake #6), mashed potatoes and peas was what the family wanted, so that’s what I fixed. I ate mine on a teeny tiny plate because although I was a little hungry, I knew I didn’t need much. Then I got the brilliant idea to make some teacher’s gifts, so I spent the rest of the evening sewing the cutest little gifts (I can’t tell you what they are because they look a lot like my Pay It Forward gifts). Can I just take a moment to say how much I love sewing? I do! I am able to tune everything else out and just focus on the project at hand – love it!!
So here’s the summary for yesterday”
Food Summary: large amounts of crap which left me feeling unsatisfied, sluggish, and bloated. Lesson learned.
Exercise Summary: 35 minutes on the elliptical.
The Results: Up TWO pounds to 163. YIKES!!! Can I just tell you how much I hate this number????? I hate 163. Hate it hate it hate it.
Focus for today: I’m back at work today so it should be a regular routine kind of day. Except that I have to get a crown on my tooth this afternoon, but that won’t be any big deal. I hope. Focus is to eat decent food in small-ish amounts and drink lots of water. Hope to get Day 1 Week5 done this afternoon also, since the 5k is Saturday. I’m so not ready.