Wednesday, July 7, 2010

If you see me eating slap my hand!

If you recall, last week I mentioned that I thought I may be back on the losing weight and workout wagon when Amber and I worked out together, but now I’m not so sure.

Why the doubt? I weighed myself, which also explains why I am two days late in posting this health and weight loss journal. I could tell I put on a little weight, but TEN POUNDS? Geez… Needless to say I’ve been feeling like a cow lately.

DSCF4860 Okay, without further ado, I believe the last time I told you my weight it was about 165. Yes, I am now 175 pounds. So, I’ve officially gained back 10 of the 60 pounds I’ve lost.

(I think I gained it all in the girls, if you know what I mean. LOL. And I obviously need some sleep.)----->

The main problem? I’ve been doing some major emotional eating. I don’t know what’s up with that. I used to be so good at counting calories and portion sizes as well as not eating a bunch of junk.

It all started with my teenager coming home from college. She loves to cook and goes over the top with baking. And her food is good. And I’ve had a lot of stress. Did you hear about the new baby? And there’s always the money issues, parenting dilemmas and general life stresses. SIGH.

Then there were the birthday celebrations: Anna’s, Amber’s times two and my RP has a birthday at the end of this month. Before the summer is over I will be… GASP… I can’t say that. I won’t say it. That’s just taking negativity, worry and rant to a whole new level.

So, what am I going to do besides blame Amber’s cooking? I’m moving more. Since last week I’ve worked out with Amber again. We went to the middle school track the second time and I walked about a mile, sprinted, jumped rope, did some cartwheels and round offs AND I even did a hill sprint. Then there’s the little bit of dancing around the house.

DSCF4830 Now, the food… SIGH (yes, another sigh). I do well in the mornings. I love fruit and whole grains so I normally have a plate a fruit – blueberries, strawberries, cherries – drink some water and take my meds. (The day I took that pic I even had some yummy kiwi.) Then I eat two cinnamon raisin toast with a tablespoon of peanut butter on one and honey on the other and, of course, a large cup of coffee. Hey, I put raw sugar and low fat creamer in it. That varies a little: sometimes I’ll have whole wheat or low fat waffles with honey or I’ll put some lean turkey or chicken on my raisin toast.

The morning snack is pretty good, but as the day goes on my choices get worse and my portion sizes are enough for a family of four. Okay, that was just a little exaggeration, but you get the point.

The solution: More self control and more (way more!) working out.

Wish me luck. How’s your healthy eating and weight loss going? Please tell me I’m not the only one being delinquent. :-) I know, I know… misery loves company. Come on – we can support each other and hold each other accountable. Share. You’ll feel better. ;-)