Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weigh in & update 6/24

Happy last Wednesday in June!

Was up a smidge (0.4 lbs) at WI tonight, but (don't read the next paragraph if you're squeamish due to TMI) I started new BCPs this month and I've been spotting & bloated, seriously MOO.  Thank the Lord for elastic waists!!  Hopefully next month I'll start to adjust and things will calm down to normal.  At least (knocking on wood) I haven't been emotional, but then again, I swear by St. John's Wort for the safety of everyone around me.

I broke out the Plan & Track book so I can get back doing that. I'm actually using the calendar schedule page and also the shopping list page.  I've been so lousy getting my fruits & veggies in - I mean WHY???  Look at all the good stuff coming into season!!  

I had to double check my logging tonight, since I showed with 3 points left for the day!  I can't remember the last time I had regular points left over!!  But I had my snack at like 2 and didn't want to have anything else until I weighed in at 6.  Then I ran a few errands and came home and dinked around after the meeting, before texting Randy to say I was having a salad, since he wasn't home from work yet (and still isn't at 10pm!) I had some crab meat, shredded cheddar cheese, 2 hard boiled eggs and fat free ranch dressing.  So a total of 14 points, with the glass of milk I had, too.  STUFFED!  Then I took the dog for a 2 mile walk - and we did it in less than 40 minutes!
I'm pretty pleased with the 24 APs this past week.  I'm trying to think of what I did Thursday to have so many, but all it was Miss Angela's dress rehearsal for the recital and we ran some errands before loading up the car with costumes and I sat in the auditorium while she danced her butt off.
Yesterday (Tuesday) was easy - I mowed the lawn and removed an ancient forsythia bush from the yard - sans tools!  This would be more impressive if I'd taken a 'before' shot, but I hadn't planned to remove the entire bush - it just happened!  I went to break off a couple dead branches and even the green ones were just snapping off!  I'll go out this weekend with a shovel and dig out the stump and it'll be just a fond memory (NOT).  I hated that ratty thing.  Now to yank up the other one that the dog keeps getting himself tangled in. And if we cut down the 2 dead trees and 1 almost-dead tree and our yard will be nice-ish!
Anyhoo, that's what I'm concentrating on this week.  Getting in the fruits & veggies and tracking everything in the book (as well as eTools).  I joined a challenge on eTools so that's a little extra motivation / support, too.  

This weekend is the ARRL Field Day, which I don't usually participate in, but Randy does.  He operates from the National Weather Service office so we'll probably go out there to share dinner with him and watch the meteorologists launch the nightly weather balloon.  I'll have to watch out for chips & cookies that always seem to be in abundance out there. 

Well, it's time to get ready for bed and to clean out my knuckles that got scraped up while removing the ratty bush.  Probably should have done a little more than soap & water in the shower last night, so they're looking sort of angry!  Oops! 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Refocus !

I swear Dez, my WW leader, was in my head tonight!  She talked about how after being on plan for a while, one tends to get complacent (nodding head), kind of slacks off on the tracking (nodding head), maybe doesn't weigh or measure foods like they should (nodding head) and even skips meetings (OK, nope - not doing that!)

And she talked about how June & July are a lot like the winter holidays. June brings graduations (yup), proms (yup), bridal showers (yup), weddings (yup), open houses (yup - ours is in August, tho), family reunions (yup) and July brings the 4th and all it's requisite BBQs (yup)  so lots of chances to really screw things up.

So she suggested to Refocus, meaning really thinking about what you're doing and making good choices, etc.  The problem with me is that I totally forget!  I'll go eat something and then I'll be like "WTF - what was I thinking?"  I do that way too much.  I made a list of stuff I ate this past week that wasn't the best of choices (which mostly didn't get tracked) and I'm embarrassed at how long that list was.

I need to sit my butt down and make a total meal plan, including snacks.  I've not been getting all my fruits & veggies in.  Sure haven't been exercising.  I thought for sure once the kid started driving and I had evenings to myself that I'd be out walking, but for some reason I feel like I'm getting off work, going home, dinner and bed. And I swear I'm not going to bed at 8 pm!  

So I was up .07 lb. Meh.  Does anyone else try to gauge how they feel before weighing in to guess if the scale is going to be up or down?  Is that just me?  I need to get my butt in gear, I was just looking down at my roll.....ugly.
 Activity was pretty average - 20 APs.  You can tell which day I mowed the lawn!

So this is why I won't be missing any meetings this summer!  I want the smiley face charm!  I may be missing one meeting while we're on vacation in July, but that'll be fine.  10 out of 12 meetings.  Mine!
I had to screenshot the notification I got from WW last week - this is funny! I don't know why it still insists my weigh in day is Thursday.  My mobile app is set to Wednesday, as well as eTools.

So tomorrow night is dress rehearsal for Miss Angel's dance recital.  Dinner will either be at 4pm or most likely closer to 10pm.  Yay.  Friday is the recital and we usually hit Wendy's before and in the past we'd go to Red Robin afterward.  Last year, the studio owner got a stack of pizzas and basically had a party at the studio afterward.  If you want to see all her zillions of costumes, I have them posted here on my other blog....  I wish I could say we're done with dance, but we're not.  Summer classes start in a couple weeks, so maybe her ankle will finally heal after she sprained it back in January! She tried out for and made the studio's All Star team and will be competing for them again next year.  Hope she doesn't have culture shock when she starts college classes and actually has HOMEWORK!  Since she sure didn't have much while in high school.

Anyhoo, I still have to go to work tomorrow, so I better get turning in - the next couple days are gonna be long ones!