One Small Change - Success Yesterday

I was HUNGRY on the train home. So when I finally got there, I cooked 2 big ears of corn and devoured them. Then about 15 minutes later Nick said he was hungry. Instead of waiting to eat dinner at like 9/9:30, which seems to have become our schedule lately, I asked if we could start making dinner a priority earlier. He was worried about getting hungry after dinner before bed (~11p) but I said this way he could have more leftovers or a big snack then (and I could skip eating a second time! instead of snacking then dinner). So we made a funky salad, grilled chicken, some shrimp, and rice (pilaf mixed with plain brown). It filled me up and kept me full until bed. I did have a few pieces of chocolate, but less than the ice cream I’ve been eating (and considering there wasn’t 2 bowls of doritos in there too…).

So tl;dr: Eating a veggie before anything else (and shifting dinner to pre-8 pm) worked well yesterday.

Today I opted for an egg and a mango with my english muffin and I’m just now getting hungry versus 9:30 am yesterday.

Fell asleep on the train so hard there was drool down to my jaw line.

One Small Thing to Combat a Lot of Little Poor Decisions

So I weighed in today up 2.2 lbs.

I’m disappointed, but I am not surprised. The list of foods that I have eaten since Friday is a bit obscene. I’ve been hungry, yes, but I’ve also used that hunger as an excuse to eat: loaded homemade waffle fries, a giant burrito, ice cream in waffle bowls, and doritos.

So that’s my reflection for this week. WW’s focus is to make 1 small change, knowing that it will likely have a ripple effect. Mine is going to be eating at least 1 serving of fruits/veggies BEFORE anything else. I’m hoping this helps curb my hunger, leading to better food decisions.

Survival Tactics for Sanity at my MIL’s

We’re going to western mass this weekend for our fourth and final wedding of the season. Having just come back from a week+ vacation with my in-laws for my SIL’s wedding in St. John, I told my husband I’m not sure I can handle being trapped all day Sunday at their house being “but I love you so you should eat this” fed and reliving all the drama. SO! I told him I looked up parks in the area and we will be bringing the adventure car so I can have my bike. The ability (and making sure he knows my plan) to leave for exercise and alone time will be key to getting through this weekend in a healthier way.

Our challenge at WW this week was to spend time with family or friends that doesn’t revolve around food. My schedule doesn’t line up with many of my family or friends, so I decided I’d meet the challenge by doing an activity with strangers as a group.

I’ve also been really into 2-wheels lately (and nagging myself for shilling out for an expensive gym membership I’m not using), so I decided to take a spin class that I went to a few times years ago.

Spencer did NOT disappoint. His music is so on point. The way he talked us through the class was excellent. I left a smelly, sweaty jello blob.

(That is now filled with burrito belly, but that’s another point.)

funhappylife2 said: How was spinning?! This is me holding you to your promise!!

Gold star for online support!!

Spin was awesome. I even creeper took a pic in the locker room after so you could all bask in my sweat.

5n5: Losing 5# to hit my 5% mark for WW

I miss the group support of working toward common goals on Tumblr. That “in this together” aspect has been missing for me for a little while. It’s a lot of following along with everyone’s different lives (which is fine, just different). So, I’m going to participate in Smit’s 5n5/4n4 challenge.

As of right now I’m 5.2 lbs away from my original WW 5% goal (I was making good progress, then got set back at 4th of July week), so instead of a new 5%, my goal is to lose those 5 lbs and hit my 5% WW goal (and get a charm, because shiny trinkets!).

As of Friday 7/25, I was 224.4. The goal is to get to 219.2. Weigh-ins will mostly be on Wednesdays as that’s the day with the best lunchtime meeting leader at the WW Boston office.

Looking forward to reconnecting with some people & finding new people to follow along with.

ynspirations:

Mind full or mindful? Yoga Inspiration on FB and IG

ynspirations:

Mind full or mindful?

Yoga Inspiration on FB and IG

Wishing I was curled up on the porch instead. But I finally figured out where I got my love of storms from: Meme. #storm #Monday #happylist

Wishing I was curled up on the porch instead. But I finally figured out where I got my love of storms from: Meme. #storm #Monday #happylist

Nothing quite like a life catch-up day. Don’t get my wrong — I love vacations. But there’s that moment when you get back that you get slammed with reality and everything you’re behind on and you kind of go, oh shit. 

I worked 13 hours yesterday. But I also made meatballs from scratch and a bomb Italian dinner, then slept in this morning, turned in my first assignment for my summer class, and mowed the entire lawn. 

I finally feel unburied. Yay! 

All about that bass.

Currently loving this. Recuperating from vacation (some people ate exhausting). And trying to catch back up to real life.

#tbt as I’m currently freezing cold and sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. Could go for a dash of island sun right this minute. And I’d even take a mountain road nearly vertical switch back to this.

#tbt as I’m currently freezing cold and sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. Could go for a dash of island sun right this minute. And I’d even take a mountain road nearly vertical switch back to this.

Probably the only picture this week where we’re showered and dressed! #sunset #vacation  (at Gift Hill, St. John, USVI)

Probably the only picture this week where we’re showered and dressed! #sunset #vacation (at Gift Hill, St. John, USVI)

Balancing out all that rum… or something

Balancing out all that rum… or something

We drove every (paved) road on the island today. #adventures #jeep

We drove every (paved) road on the island today. #adventures #jeep