Monday, September 24, 2012

A not so fabulous weekend

This weekend was a not so fabulous weekend weight wise. Today I weighed in at 175.5. A 4 lb gain.

Oh well.

Too many carbs this weekend. Too many sweets this weekend. Live and learn and move on.

This week is my recovery week for P90X. So today I have Yoga on my schedule.

And as I looked at our weekly calendar, I realized I wont be making it to the gym Tuesday or Thurs this week. Damn. We have a school picnic Tuesday for Xavier. Thursday is a pizza night at the school for Aaron and Xavier called Watch DOGS. DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students. It is sort of an anti bully campaign and a way to get the dads involved. I love the concept and will give up a night at the gym for it.

So- Mon, Tues, and Thurs, K and I will be walking- weather permitting. If weather doesnt permit, then I will be doing zumba or going on the elliptical. Plus I will probably throw some weights in with it too. This is the type of week to fool the body and mix things up. Next week I know that change starts. Towards the end of month two was when my body REALLY started changing. So I am very excited to start Phase two next week.

Other than that, a pretty uneventful weekend.

Friday night the gals came over. We had a lot of fun. I had some wine and a vodka and sierra mist. And hummus and veggies and pita chips. Oh and a slutty brownie. Never should of had one. That was the end of my willpower with them the rest of the weekend.

Saturday I never did Kenpo. We went for a walk and I packed up the majority of the rest of the slutty brownies to hand out to the gals that were there Friday night. I dont want them in our house. I had a hard enough time not eating all the remaining ones that are here now. We ended up going for probably a mile or so walk. It was slow going with the boys though.

I made up a big pot of chili that day. Ground beef, onions, zucchini, corn, beans, jalepenos, peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water and spices. Really yummy.

I only had a bit of it. Instead I made some fried green tomatoes. I used good stuff for them. Cornmeal, flaxseed, whole wheat flour, and my garlic and pepper grinder. Really yummy for a cold day. And I fried them in just a bit of olive oil. Nothing major. And somewhere in there I think I snuck in a slutty brownie- or two. Not sure because I broke small pieces off here and there.

That afternoon I took a full out, knock out nap on the couch. I mean for like 4 hours. I was exhausted. Still fighting this lingering cold.

That night I met my friend M at Macaroni Grill for dinner. I had their Lite Choice meal. Grilled shrimp, veggies and potatoes. Delicious and light. I had two glasses of wine and way too much bread. Carbs were my undoing this weekend- remember?

Sunday was a  veg out day in our house. That afternoon I had another nap. This cold does not want to go away.

Lunch was a hard boiled egg and an english muffin with PB. And some spinach dip (another fatty fav of mine) with some whole wheat crusty bread.

Dinner was some chili that I added EXTRA spice to, and a bit more spinach dip and crusty bread. Way too many carbs for me. Shame.

Sometimes though, when you are sick you want the comfort foods. For me, carbs are comfort. And it was what I wanted. Not a biggie. I can move on.

Last night I started priming some chairs that K's parents gave me for our kitchen island. I have 5 chairs and I got 2 primed. Today I am hoping to get the other 3 done. Then I can start painting them. Woo hoo!

Wednesday night K is having a UFO night at her house. An UnFinished Object night. So I am bringing the seat pads to recover. I need to iron on the clear vinyl to the fabric that bought to make it cleanable because of the kids. I will be sure to take pictures once I am done with them.

So that is the plan (so far) for the week.

What do you have going on?

Have a great Monday everyone!

Tip of the Day:


  1. I know what you're going through. All of these celebrations are killing me and my resolve. Nose is back to the grindstone today. Thanks for the tip of the day. I have written it down to remind myself of these positive affirmations!