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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saying No to Dessert Gets Easier

In the past, I would have never passed on dessert.  It was the best part of the meal.  However, now that I workout so hard and eat healthy, I don't want anything sabotaging my hard work. 

It is so difficult to find time to workout and many days I would rather just crash on the couch.  It is sheer determination to workout 5-6 days a week.  There is always something else that I feel like I should be doing as either a mom or teacher.  The guilt of taking time for myself to workout is starting to fade away, but sometimes rears its ugly head. 

My point is that after all the work to be healthy it is now easier to say no to dessert.  Even if all my friends or family are indulging, I can still say no.  That used to be my breaking point.  If I could say no but then a friend or family member urged me just to enjoy, then I would say yes. 

Don't get me wrong, I still have a treat from time to time when I want it.  Usually, once a week I go to Dairy Queen and have a small vanilla crunch cone.  That is my favorite dessert and if I want it that week  I do!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Back to Business

It was back to work and a return to our "normal" routine.  Keeping up with everyone's schedule at home is tough right now.  Once I get home and check the kids' homework and hear how their day went, it is time to fix dinner.  I literally have 5-10 minutes after dinner before I have to head out on my walk.  Then, when I get home, I have about 5 minutes to load the car for my son's baseball practice.  I would like to vegetate when we get back from practice but that just isn't possible.  I have to keep my nose to the grindstone for a few more weeks then we will all be on summer break. 

The busy schedule and a return to normal eating has been positive for my weight loss.  I lost almost two pounds this week.  There was NO eating out this week!  I think that is a first ever!  That can make such a huge difference for my weight. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Break

I was on spring break this week with my kids.  We had a lot of fun and extra calories.  We ate at McDonald's, Chuck E. Cheese,  and a few other restaurants that we don't often frequent.  The scales definitely noticed the extra calories.  I only lost a few ounces this week.  Yes, I track pounds and ounces as sad as that may seem.  I did a lot of walking outdoors and playing with the kids too.  I just about broke even with my weight: extra calories and lots of physical activity.

My son's baseball season has now started.  He has practice twice a week which will make my workout time harder to come by in the near future.  I will have to get creative with my schedule.  I want my kids to stay active, so I am willing to juggle work, family, baseball, gymnastics, and softball in order for them to do athletic events.  Somewhere in that juggling act, has to be my own form of exercise.