Is it Wednesday already? I guess it is! The weekend flew by, I guess because I had so much going on! Well this week was not good. Friday, we had the Mardi Gras Party at church complete with meatballs, jumbalya, gumbo, spinach dip, etouffe, crab dip, fruit, veggies, king cake and lots of wine. So needless to say I went way over my points for that party. I did really try to do good. I resisted king cake but totally made up for it with the wine! I did dance a lot so that was at least so sort of physical activity. I also did a lot of walking/ sledding in the snow!
Saturday, we had a birthday party for my brother-in-law. I did really good at the party. We ordered take-out from Ruby Tuesday I had the Chicken Fresco with steamed broccoli and white cheddar mashed potoatoes which was about 15 points but I ate half for lunch then the other half for dinner. I ran into trouble when my mother-in -law handed us our Valentine bag. We had a huge bad of M&M's, Snickers and Twix. All my favs! Then I started putting Patrick's Valentine bucket together and it was like I lost all control. I had laffy taffy and fruit roll ups. It was awful! I like to blame the fact that I had a glass of sweet tea at lunch with always seems to make me crave sweets! Then Sunday I was so bad with the candy.
Monday I think was worse. Which brings me to Fat Tuesday! I certainly lived up to that name yesterday! Caroline and I went to Weight Watchers then we had already planned to go to dinner with our husbands since they'd never really hung out and they both work crazy schedules. It was so much fun but I splurged big time! I'm giving up french fries for lent so I had the chicken crispers and french fries. I also had Margarita! It was so good! But today I am back to counting points and eating right!
We are going to Gatlinburg on Thursday and I am going to buy groceries tonight so that we don't have to eat out the whole time we are there. I'm going to try to not buy a bunch of junk food and choose more healthy things for us to snack on while we are there. Patrick is not going to be excited about this but he understands!
On a positive note I did receive my first compliment that I looked like I'd lost weight from someone that didn't know I was trying to lose weight! It was a great feeling!
I was up 0.2lbs this week at WW. Which ironically is exactly what I needed to be down to reach my 5% goal! Now for the scale...
This just means that I have got to get serious and count every single point I put in my mouth. I haven't really been doing this up to this point. I've been just kind of estimating and eating less! So this week I'm going to count every point even if I go over my daily points each day (since I will be on vacation!) I just need to keep track to get in the habit of keeping track! I'm also going to have to bite the bullet and start walking. Which there is alot of walking to be done in Gatlinburg so that will be fun.Anyone have any suggestions of how to not blow it while on vacation?