Hello ladies! Welcome to another edition of EM:ME hosted by Amber! If you'd like to join us in giving each other healthy support head over to Amber's and link up!
I have not had the best week, and was very discouraged by the end of the weekend. I wasn't sure I wanted to link up, but I knew that I had to share the bad with the good...otherwise what's the point?
So I have some bad news and some good news. First the bad. You'll remember (if you visit Tanielle or I regularly) that Tanielle asked me to come stay with her kids on Wednesday night while she and Hunter Dan took Ashie to the ER. She had a severe bout of croup. She's okay now. Anyway, I was just getting ready to exercise, but of course this was more important! By the time I got home at 3:15 a.m. I really didn't feel like exercising! Then I missed Friday and Saturday as well! I felt like I let myself down and Amber who I committed to do Every Weekday in May with. What a loser! (and NOT the good kind!)
To make it worse I ate horribly over the weekend. I'm talkin' soda, pizza, eclairs, boston cream pie. I was so disgusted with myself by the time Sunday rolled around. I couldn't believe I had had several good weeks in a row, then let myself do this!
I'm not giving up though. I didn't weigh myself on Monday, but after eating very low calories on Monday and Tuesday, and exercising both nights, I still managed to lose 1.5 lbs from this time last week.
Also...the really cool thing... I've been at a kind of plateau for these past 5 lbs and I have finally hit the 30 lb mark of weight lost since January. Yes now you all know how fat I was to start with! Especially since I still have a lot to lose! Also...I bought some new clothes on Monday, because mine were fitting so poorly, and I wanted some summer clothes. I was able to buy a smaller shirt and pant size than I've been wearing for the past 2 years! Yay!
Here's a picture of the cute blingy watch I got in January. This thing fit snug around my wrist.
Here's a picture from today, Pixie helped me pull it out to show how loose it's getting.
Failed again on the going to bed early! What can I do to make myself go to bed on time? Any suggestions?
This week's question:
Name your guilty pleasure. Think of a healthier choice you could use as a substitute.
Wow...there are so many!
I love anything greasy and fattening! One of my favorite's are Nachos and almost anything Mexican.
One thing I've found to help me get my Mexican fix is this:
They're full of healthy stuff like chicken, beans, rice, green chiles - yum! Although they're not smothered in cheese and sour cream like I would prefer...they're still pretty tasty!
Everything in them is all natrual. They do have 400 calories, but they are big and very filling, so I usually have one of these for dinner! I get them at Costco.
I love Dr. Pepper, and there's just no substitute, so for now, I am just doing without. I allow myself one occasionally for a special occasion...but no more sending hubby to the gas station on his way home from work to bring me a big gulp!
That's my report for this week...sorry so lengthy. What's your guilty pleasure, and do you have a healthy alternative when you have that craving?