Sunday, Lazy Sunday

Obviously, I’ve missed a few days here. More than a few, most of the week. I also neglected to keep my food journal on Sparkpeople most of the week, so hmph.

Let’s see. I stopped with Monday, right? On Tuesday I was supposed to babysit my friend’s kids while she went to a meeting. The carseat cover was still wet from washing it Monday, so I knew we’d have to walk over there (about 1.5 mi) and leave pretty soon after our normal wakeup time to get there on time. I didn’t sleep well that night, with anxiety that we’d sleep in (despite the alarm), worry that we wouldn’t get everything we’d need together on time, worry I wouldn’t be able to get Z out the door during his normal TV time, etc. Eventually I just got up early myself to prep and Z woke up at our regular time. Long story short, my friend called and changed the time for another hour later, so we had plenty of time to get ready and walk ourselves over there. I babysat her sweet little baby for a bit, and then we walked back home.

my walk there

my walk home (I recalibrated my Nike+ on the 2nd walk to match the distance according to Google Maps, which is why they are listed differently)

I literally spent the rest of the day laying down. I don’t know why, but I was totally wiped out. I did keep a food journal that day, but it ain’t pretty. B-fast and lunch were fine, but dinner consisted of a whole bowl full of guacamole and half a bag of tortilla chips. (Totals were: 2,598 calories, 351 carbs, 115 fat, and 48 protein)

Wednesday was kinda dreary as I recall. We went to do a kids’ craft project at the library, then met some friends for lunch at the mall (Z had cheese pizza, I had Taco Bell bean burritos). Rode the little train at the mall, and literally wondered about weight limits on that thing. I don’t remember much else, but my food journal shows that I made a yummy supper – roasted broccoli and this great quinoa pilaf-ish dish with almonds and dried cranberries. That sounds virtuous, but it also shows that I had 3 (THREE!) bagels with earth balance. One was mine for breakfast, one was Z’s that he only had a few bites out of so I finished it rather than tossing it, and one was a nighttime snack. That’s clearly a problem. Totals for that day were: 2,299 calories, 360 carbs, 74 fat, 59 protein.

Thursday, well, Thursday was a hard day. We were supposed to have a get-together that night at my friend’s house, but her child got sick, so I volunteered to host it instead. My house was a disaster. Instead of going to Mommy Bootcamp, I stayed home to clean. I babysat for a friend again that afternoon for several hours, and then had a bunch of people over to my house. Honestly, I ate very little that day, because I was just go-go-going. But that night, I just had no control. Tons of hummus and pita chips, (dark) chocolate covered pretzels, tortilla chips and salsa, wine, beer, etc, etc.  No tracking that day.

Friday, Z and I didn’t even wake up until 9:30. I was tired from the day before, I don’t know what his excuse was! But 9:30 is when we usually leave for Bootcamp, so that didn’t happen for the second day in a row! I had other opportunities that day to be active – we went to a friend’s house in the morning, and Starbucks in the afternoon, both of which are less than a mile away and totally walkable – but I didn’t take them. I was in a grumpy mood, as I recall. I think we had tacos that night. Didn’t journal at all.

Saturday and Sunday were both just lazy days at home. And both days, Z and I slept in again until like 10 or 11! So strange. I think his allergies are bothering him.Last night my husband got home pretty early so I got to go out with a friend. We went for dinner, but a rather vegan-unfriendly place, so I just had salad and a couple of cocktails. Today, he only worked a half-day, so I spent some QT on the couch catching up on some Tivo’ed shows. We got take-out tonight (mine from this vegetarian Chinese dive) and I stuffed myself. I felt so sick afterwards, I actually contemplating trying to throw up just to get rid of the pressure in my stomach. Ick. And yet, just a little while ago I was thinking of going back and finishing my leftovers. NO! STOP! No journalling at all.

Today starts a 10 week weight loss challenge with my friends. It would be great to win it, the pot is up to almost $200. I’m going to start the Eat 2 Live menu plan and definitely go to bootcamp tomorrow!

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