Sunday, April 19, 2015

Checking In

I managed to survived Spring Break and an out-of-town vacation with minimal damage.  I can tell you what two things kill my calorie count ... going out to eat and alcohol.  I love going out to eat.  And I love me some drinks.  Suddenly those calories have quadrupled what you had all day long.

A little "funny" story ... while on vacation, we went to the beach for the day.  Well, that was the plan at least.  A couple of the kids ran ahead while we were tromping our way across the sand, lugging our things.  I was just about to put the cooler down in the sand when one of my boys was hopping back to me, leaning on his brother for support.  (He had taken on go on the skim board and when he jumped off, he landed wrong on the wet sand.)  By the time he got to me and sat on the cooler, his ankle was already swollen.  I looked behind me and the other kids had finally made it to the shoreline as well.  They hadn't even taken off their shoes yet.  To make a long story short, we got to the visit the local emergency room and he has a spiral fracture of the tibia and fibula.  Is it any wonder I need a drink once in awhile?

I made green chile enchiladas yesterday at the request of the kids.  It's a favorite.  So yummy.  I gobbled one up.  Then looked at the calories.  Over 600 calories.  For ONE enchilada.  Nice.

I've been really horrible about getting my daily walks in.  I always come up with great excuses.  The bottom line is that I am lazy.  I have my FitBit and I have yet to log in the 10,000 daily steps.  Thank goodness for our exercise "coach."  She works us hard.  A couple of days ago, we worked our arms and I am still sore today.

I've been tracking my food for about five weeks now.  I've been reading weight loss blogs and looking at "before" and "after" pictures for inspiration.  When I see someone who's lost the amount of weight I want to lose and they've done it in fourteen months or so, I'm now of the mindset, "Okay, I've already got one month down."  I know fourteen months is probably optimistic, but I can hope.  I have a list of blogs I like to check in on and get disappointed that they don't update regularly.  There are many folks that have already completed their weight loss journeys and now just blog about maintenance or about running marathons or silly things like that that I can't relate to.  I seriously don't ever see me running.  So, I read the archives and get what I can from that.  Then I'm pretty much done.  I need to find more blogs of people in the process.

1 comment:

  1. I find it hard to get motivated to exercise. I recently started biking and I like that WAY more then running or walking!