I had the day off today, so I got to sleep in. Yay! I had a nice relaxing morning, I even got to watch an episode of Ugly Betty on Netflix. That show just lures me in for some reason. I’m on episode 3.
For breakfast, I attempted to make an omelet, but lately my omelets are flops—although they still taste good! I made the omelet with 1 egg, 2 egg whites, FF cheese, and FF turkey. I also had a bowl of fresh fruit—yummy—and a glass of skim milk for 7 points.
Every item of my breakfast was a WW filling food. I like that.
After that, I cleaned the house. It doesn’t take nearly as long when I have the time to keep up on it regularly. A day off never hurt in the “keeping the house clean” department either!
And then I sat down with a cup of coffee mixed with my favorite creamer—International Delight, Almond Joy. 1 point.
SO good. The bottle says it’s Limited Edition, but I’ve been buying this “Limited Edition” for about a year. So I’m not sure how “Limited” it actually is. I hope it sticks around!
Today’s project was to clean out my closet. It was a mess. I assure you.
Believe me now? lol. So embarrassing!
I put this task off far too long. I wanted our bedroom to look nice and organized, and so everything that didn’t fit into the drawers was thrown into the closet. And I was embarrassed every time I opened the door! So after a couple of hours I had it all cleaned out:
And then it was time to sort, try on all of my clothes to see if they still fit, and throw stuff away. I ended up with this:
1 1/2 totes of “too big” clothes and 1 1/2 garbage bags of things to throw away. That’s a lot of stuff to clean out of the closet! This isn’t even close to the first trip of “too big” clothes. I’m starting to get rid of some of the “smaller” clothes that I bought along the way because they’re not too big!! And it looked MUCH better:
I even organized my clothes by short sleeves/ long sleeves and by color. That just makes me happy. tehehe. Nerd alert.
Now I just need to tackle my other closet…
For lunch, I ate a tuna sandwich with lettuce and tomato along with chicken noodle soup for 9 points.
It really makes a difference when you buy the white tuna instead of the cheapest stuff in the store. It tastes a lot better.
And then I finished it up with an apple and PB for 3 points.
I was supposed to go with a co-worker to a fitness class tonight, but I still just don’t feel right. Stomach aches off and on. And today I had a headache all day. My body feels really achy, and my wrist is still all bruised and tender—and since she told me it was a hard core workout with boxing involved, I decided I better just hold off on it. I was disappointed, but hopefully we can go later in the week! It’s important to listen to your body. I also wonder if this restaurant that always makes me sick puts MSG in their food or something? I couldn’t find any negative reviews of the place though. I guess it’s just me!
After the cleaning the closet thing was done, I sat down and read a book. I snacked on Special K crackers and hummus for 5 points.
And then I got those dark chocolate baking chips in my head and the rest is history. Now I remember why I don’t buy them. I don’t keep chocolate in the house anymore, so I need to stop buying the chocolate chips too because I obviously can’t handle them being in the house. Not to mention, it doesn’t really make my stomach feel so great. I think the fact that I do this over and over again means that it’s a behavior that needs addressing. It’s deeper than just, “I really shouldn’t do that.”
I need to work my self control muscle because it’s getting really weak!
For supper, I made Blue Hake along with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli for 6 points.
It wasn’t until I sat down to actually write this that I realized I ate fish twice today. hmmm…is my body trying to tell me something? lol
If I ignore the chocolate episode, I had a pretty good day otherwise. I got all of my fruits/veggies servings and drank lots of water. Not doing so well on the exercise front right now. I could blame it on not feeling well, but maybe that’s just an excuse? I’ll be glad to start afresh after weigh in day tomorrow.
I need to change my thinking that instead of feeling like I’ve totally screwed everything up when I go over my weekly points after one bad day (which happened last week), that I break it down to each choice. If I can just make the right choice in that one decision, that’s all that matters. Little steps.
I think I get too caught up in the numbers game sometimes. Counting my points, tracking calories burned, etc. I forget that what I’m actually trying to do is build lasting, healthy habits. I’m still learning.
I am slowly but surely getting our house in order. While in school, I felt so overwhelmed with all that I had going on, that it was often neglected. It makes me feel more organized. I wouldn’t be as embarrassed if someone just popped in. But mostly, when you have a clean and organized house, you feel more put together in all areas of your life. One project after another. Maybe this will help me feel more organized and put together overall. Maybe a reorganization of the kitchen is in order…now there’s a thought! Reorganizing the kitchen to ensure the healthiest lifestyle possible! I’m going to think about that…what would you (or do you) do in your kitchen to ensure you made healthy choices?