Friday, September 16, 2011

Sept. 12-15

My 30 day Jump Start began today (Monday). And I was ready. I had measured out food carefully. Making sure to write things down. I copied off the workout sheets. I talked up going to the park to walk with Tay. And this is all before 8:00am! Whew. After eating a good breakfast and doing a few things at home, Tay and I went to the park. I was going to walk and he would ride his bike. Even packed a picnic lunch. Fun times ahead for sure.
Measured out food  
Cut up celery 
Breakfast of champions 
food journal 
Making his own breakfast
In the past two years, I can't remember a time where he has ate breakfast without clothes on, but for some reason this morning was different.  
Isn't he cute?

We set off for the park. We had walked a little while and my eye began to bother me. I knew what what coming. I needed to take out my contacts and wear my glasses. I hate my glasses. I'm so much more of a contact kinda girl. But, I was also focused on finishing up with time of my walking. So we made it through the laps/time of my walk and Tay played for a few minutes on the playground. We had to go to my house to get my glasses. We went to another park to eat our lunch and play for a while before heading home for naptime. I know that on the days when we have been really active in the morning, Tay tends to take a better nap. And today was one of those days. In fact, we took a 3 hour nap. And we both needed it.
Horrible picture of me- but it was the best one of my eye.  

All went really well. I stayed on track with the food and the exercise part of my day. Their mom went and joined the same gym that I am a member of. She is also working with a trainer that I love from there. Hearing her talk today reminds me so much of how I felt several months ago. I'm just not back there yet. I know that one day I will get there. I also know that I need to focus on working on some emotional things dealing with weight gain and loss in my personal life first. I think that is a huge step for me right now. To seek out the best help for what I am dealing with. And with adding the right foods and exercise program, I will one day be where I want to be. That was my thought process as I left their house today.
I went home to get ready for work. The whole time I was trying to get ready, I just felt weighed down by things rolling in my mind. I left a few minutes early for work. And I went right to Captain D's and ordered fried fish, fries, and bread. And a Dr. Pepper. Now, where was my will power. I feel as though it washed right down the drain in my shower. I'm the poster child of closet/hiding eating. I can do great out with someone. The MINUTE I'm alone, I can eat an entire meal in under 10 minutes. Dessert included. And a second dessert. (I like sweets). I'm not always honest about what all I eat. I would be downright embarrassed if people really saw what I was filling my body with. So before work, I sat in my car and cried. I didn't really even think about making the choice to eat out today. I just did it. And "justified" it. All the while knowing that I can do better. But, I'm reminded tonight that yes, I made a very poor choice today. That doesn't mean that I have to make it again tomorrow.

Lamentations 3: 22-24 The Message
"God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up. They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left."

WOW!!!! How great is HIS faithfulness?

Tuesday has been much better. I've realized that I can simply take this one day, one choice at a time. And today I choose rest. I've worked for two days straight, and I'm tired. I slept for four hours while Tay was at school. And as soon as I came home, I went right back to bed. So worth it, though. I may not have done great in the exercise department, I did handle food better today. And I got rest.
Doing what we do EVERYDAY after school- reading! She's learning so much and is such a great reader. I'm very proud of her. 
Please take note, he is LOOKING at the camera 
Having a picnic supper outside
I tried Poppyseed dressing on some fruit. Very tasty.

Allow Me to have My way in your life. Rather than evaluating My ways with you, accept them thankfully. From Jesus Calling

Wednesday was another decent day in my life. A friend called me wanting me to meet her for lunch. I said yes. And I made okay decisions with my food choices. I also introduced her to the incredible greatness of Tutti Fruiti. For some reason, I love that place. And I did get all fruit! Another wise chose for me. Taking it one choice at a time. Working for me today!
I cooked a pork tenderloin that afternoon.
By the way, I cooked this in the microwave for 16 minutes! And it was done and so tender and juicy. I love this Pampered Chef Deep Dish Baker. It's amazing what all you can cook in the microwave in minutes to have a full dinner in no time.  
Cutting and weighing portions 
I cut up the pork to go in my salad for dinner. Y'all, it was so good.

Proverbs 3:11-12
"My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in."

On Thursday I chose to spend the morning in bed. I had to go back to work that night, and honestly was feeling lazy. I did get in a walk before picking up kiddos from school. So not completely a waste. Food choices were good. I also had another yummy pork tenderloin salad at work last night. I'm telling you, it's so good! Probably my favorite meal right now. Which means I'm going to have to buy more pork.
Bad nanny moment: I told Tay to get his crocks on. I didn't bother to look at his feet before we left the house for school. We made a stop at the post office before school and that's when i noticed his feet. Yep, two right crocks, two different colors. Oh my. I asked him about his shoes. "But, they don't match." I told him I know that. I told him we had to go back home to get one the matched. He didn't seem to be bothered by the fact that he was wearing different shoes. Or that one was for the wrong foot. Boys. But we got a matching shoe before school. Whew!

Singing and signing to Jesus Loves Me 
Being wild 
She gets into the song 
Such a big boy

yep, I made a choice to drive through here on my way to work. For some reason, those Pumpkin Spice Lattes keep calling my name.

Rest in Me, My child. You don't have to perform in order to receive My Love.-Jesus Calling

1 comment:

  1. Are you doing WW?
    MANY MANY people I know have been UBER successful with it.
    My one friend does the no carbs things and that works for her.
    My problem is that I eat when I am bored. The trick is that I don't buy bad stuff anymore. If it's not in the house, I won't eat it. Simple as that.
    I had a box of cheez-its the other day in the house and it made a week. Lesson learned (granted, it was a small box! :)).
    I have a bottle of water and gum when I am watching tv which prevents me from just putting things in my mouth.
    I am lucky that my addiction is brussel joke..."over' roasted until they are deep brown. I can eat those like a champ!
    I would love your pork recipe!