Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Slow Goodbye

I got up early this morning to complete Day 2 of Jillian’s Ripped in 30. I burned 200 calories this morning. I was pretty tired and I wanted to go back to bed, but I got it done!

For breakfast, I ate Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal with a bowl of fruit: bananas, strawberries, and raspberries. 3 points.

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I sipped on an iced latte all morning for 1 point.

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On my first break, I snacked on a sliced apple with PB for 3 points.

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My Mom had lunch ready for me today—which was wonderful! She made us a BBQ pulled pork salad, 1/2 a roll, and green beans for 7 points.

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She also made a delicious fruit plate for dessert—0 points.

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I was craving something sweet on my last break, so I had a Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Heavenly Crisp bar for 3 points.

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And my Mom had supper ready for me when I got off of work too! We had shake and bake style chicken with asparagus and fresh tomatoes for 6 points.

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And for a little something sweet, I had a TJ’s Dark chocolate PB cup for 2 points.

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After supper, we headed to a nearby town to visit my grandpa in assisted living. It’s a little heartbreaking seeing the once intelligent business man and funny grandfather growing old. He kept asking me what grade I was in and when I was going to graduate. He kept asking me how old I was, 17 or 18? He was a little embarrassed when I reminded him of hubby and that I was about to graduate from COLLEGE and was 25 years old! One time he asked me how old I was, I said I’m 25 and he said, “Isn’t it about time you got married? But don’t just marry anyone—you bring him in here for me to approve of him first!” lol. But it was a good visit and it was good to see him, even though it’s heartbreaking. One thing about seeing someone grow old is that it’s kind of a slow goodbye. You can see them changing and you slowly see you’re losing that person that you love. With my grandma, she was gone so quickly that we really didn’t have time to slowly say goodbye. But anyways, enough sad talk! I love this picture of grandpa and me:

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While we were there, they served us soft serve—it was delish! 3 points.

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After that, Mom and I headed to the consignment store where I dropped off some of my clothes that are too big—I had made almost $12! I will definitely be making an appointment to drop off more stuff.

I had about 5 points left at this point and we stopped and had coffee and a slice of pie. I know, right? Looking back at my pictures today—I guess I was really craving the sweets! I know that I went over my points for sure, but not really sure how many points it was—I did earn a couple of AP’s from my workout this morning though. I didn’t get a picture the pie. But Mom and I had a nice chat over the pie and coffee and I enjoyed it. I hate coming on here to tell you that I ate a slice of pie when I didn’t really have the points for it. Let’s put it this way—I could do better, but once again, I don’t feel out of control or that I ate the slice of pie for any other reason than to sit down with my Mom and enjoy a moment together. Is there anything really wrong with that? But, believe me, I do know I need to stop with the indulging!! Tomorrow, we have a fun and active day planned—so that will make up for it. Winking smile

But, I’m just being honest. Take it or leave it. If I have a gain tomorrow, well I’m certainly going to know why! SmileAnd I’m ok with that. But as of this morning, I am showing a pretty nice loss!! Fingers crossed


  1. Awe! My mom cooked dinner for me tonight too! Baked speghitti!! Anywyas thats awesome you got to go see your grandpa!! I miss mine so bad, he passed away when I was 16 and I will miss him the rest of my life. I know what you mean though, at least he was in his right mind. I know it must be hard that he cant remember many things..:( as far as the pie! DONT worry and dont beat yourself up over it, you are doing great!!! Very inspiring!! Cant wait to hear about your weigh in!

  2. Good Lord, don't worry about the pie! :-) you will shred it off tomorrow morning.....

  3. Aw. Moms are the BEST. How sad to say a long goodbye to your grandpa. I know that on emotionally challenging days I crave sweets more than usual (and I crave them a lot, usually). That pie + the chat with your mom might just have been the comfort you needed!

  4. Awww! The part about your grandpa was sweet and also heartbreaking. So difficult to see...I'm sure he loved seeing you though!!! Take care Alissa!!!

  5. Love the pic with your grandpa, cute! :) You look great and I'm sure you'll burn off that pie easily.



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