Monday, December 28, 2015

Weigh in (12/26) + Back to normal

Well, hello there! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I managed to make it to a Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday--despite daily exercise and tracking my food and making decent choices, I was still up 2 pounds. However, that was immediately following 2 nights of Mexican food AND Christmas dinner. And dessert. Lots of dessert. I wish I'd thought about attending a meeting prior to Christmas, but it didn't even cross my mind! Oh well--hopefully it's (mostly) water and I'll see a good loss this week.

I enjoyed spending time with family, but I'm also glad to be back home where all I have is my regular, boring ol' food. I'm still holding out hope that I'll be 50 pounds down by this Saturday, but if I don't make it, that's okay too. I'm pleased with *most* of my food choices this week, so that's something to be proud of. Marc and I also got out and walked or ran 3 out of the 5 days we were gone! There's a monster hill in his parents' neighborhood, and we avoided it the first 2 days, but we went for it on the third day--woohoo!

One thing I'm really happy about is the lack of snacking I did in the car (it's about 7 hours each way with minimal stops). The last time we went to Texas, I think we stopped at every Starbucks and I ate tons of crackers and cookies and turkey jerky. This time, we only stopped at Starbucks 1 time each way (and I threw out one of the drinks after a few sips because it was horrible); on the way there, I snacked on grapes and a few crackers (like 5), and I made really good choices for lunch and dinner. At Wendy's for lunch, I had a small chili and side salad; at Taco Bell for dinner, I just got pintos and cheese because I wasn't very hungry. On the way home, I did finish off a small bag of turkey jerky for 5 points, a grande iced mocha for way too many points, and had chili and salad at Wendy's again. I'm really happy with those choices!

The kids are staying in Texas until Friday with my in-laws (we'll meet them halfway on Friday to pick them up), and Marc and I have made some big plans this week! We're going to buy new bikes for ourselves and a bike trailer for the kids to ride in with some of our Christmas money, and we're going to clean out our utility closet downstairs. We've got a bunch of boxes stored in there, and it's inside, but there appears to be animal poop in there now (definitely bigger than a mouse--it's cat-sized poop); we have no idea how a critter got in there so it freaks me out a bit. Maybe once it's cleaned out, we'll find a hole or something. *shudder* We're also going to work on our budget, and map out some financial goals for 2016, with the steps we need to take to achieve those goals. I told you we had big plans :D

I didn't really take many pictures at all this week, so I'm leaving you with this picture of Marc and I waiting to watch The Force Awakens!

Don't forget to enter the Healthy for the Holidays giveaway for a $25 Starbucks card! You can enter here.

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