Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 9 of 30 DS

Ahhh the Birthday Party is now a thing of the past. The kitchen is clean, dishes put away and all that was left was stepping on the dreaded scale to see how much I gained after giving in way too much yesterday.

I did good at lunch. A turkey burger on Kopplingers whole wheat all natural bun (I love their bread too. It is the cleanest store bought bread I have found) with a bit of fat free mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, bacon and jalepenos.

Also had some all natural chips and veggies.

I did have one root beer.

When the cake was cut, I had just a bit of ice cream. No cake.

Then it went downhill. I had one of my favorite drinks. Limeade vodka and Sierra Mist. Then I had another and another. I think 4 in total the rest of the evening. (No buzz because I drank them slowly thru the evening). That night I had a regular hamburger because the turkey ones were gone. Same stuff on it as my turkey burger. And some chips. And potato salad (I love potato salad!). And a piece of cake...and more ice cream. Ugh. Why do I do that? I felt guilty. I didnt keep my eye on the prize and I overindulged...again.

This morning after Xavier was up at 5:30am (ugh!) and Norah was up at 6am, why me?, I seriously thought about skipping the scale. I really didnt want to face it. Thought that I could put on my post that I didnt have time to step on the scale with the kids being up so early. But then if I didnt, I wouldnt be being honest with this whole losing weight before the wedding thing. And if I backslid, I needed to own up to it. It would be mostly water weight anyways from the alcohol. And I really needed to know how much I gained.

So I made sure I peed...heaven forbid I have the extra weight...and I stepped on the scale.






I LOST weight?

Holy crap!

That energized me right there. It didnt matter that I didnt sleep at all last night. LOL. I was ready to face the day with three kids.

Got the kids breakfast and took them downstairs in the basement with me so I could do Day 9.

Finished it with no major problems out of the kids. That made me feel excellent! Finished the workout without much of a problem too. I even bumped up my weight on my rows to 10 lb weights.

Now I am having my Shakeology. Funny how I am starting to get used to the taste and even enjoy it. My packet of it is dwindling down so soon it will be time to get a different kind from the gym.

Tomorrow is my last day of level 1. Then onto level 2. I feel good and I am ready for a new adventure and challenge.

Tonight after the kids are in bed, I plan on actually doing my 1 hour zumba cardio dvd. That will probably be my routine for the week til Thurs. And depending on when my niece decides to nap, if it coincides with my boys nap, I may do my zumba cardio during the day and go for a run in the evening. Today is day one with my niece though and will be our trial day. If I decide to do zumba during the day, I would try to do it tomorrow because Tuesdays are usually my long night at the gym.

Oh and just as an FYI...After having a funky toe nail since I ran my half, it finally decided to come off last night. Didnt hurt in the least and I heard that is quite common.

That is my most excellent news for the day. Hope your Monday is equally as great!

Tip(s) of the Day:

From Self Magazine

Fake it- save 780 calories

Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream Neapolitan- It has 90 calories per 1/2 cup, so you can add 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and a dollop of whipped cream and still chill out for less than 200 calories. Hell, go crazy and put it in a cake cone; it's a measly 17 calories more.

Take it- save 720 calories

McDonalds Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone- The Golden Arches isnt known for its ice cream, but perhaps it should be. The smooth soft-serve option tastes decadent, but it cuts 17g saturated fat and 79g sugar compared with other restaurant versions. Give it a swirl this summer!


  1. Great job with your exercise and weight loss! I'm so glad to see you blogging again and hopefully everything is going well with you and your family.

    1. It is! Thanks so much! Working hard and it feels good to be back into the routine.

  2. I know what it feels like to back slide. Old habits die hard!

    1. They do! I dont mind a little indulgence but this close to the wedding freaks me out a bit.

  3. Birthdays Happen :)

    You are a Rock Star!! No doubt in my mind you are going to reach your goals, heck, you're reaching them everyday!!

    1. Thanks Lucy! Always good to have support!