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!!

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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.  :/