[QUOTE=Judg;1015382]Yay, Tomi! Sounds like you have done really well. You'll have to give us your biscuit recipe.
Going flat out long-term is a very difficult thing to do. Do your two or three weeks of cutting back hard, and then take time to consolidate your position. It's a more natural and sustainable way of doing things and you don't push your body into famine mode, which not only makes it hard to take off more weight, but also makes it very hard to keep it off afterwards.
Avoiding booze and candy, on the other hand, is a good long-term lifestyle.[/QUOTE]
So right! :) I've decided my best plan of attack is to focus on the next 14 days. Just for 2 weeks I will go STRICT primal.
I did break on Saturday and had cheesecake and rum/diet coke. But, it didn't do too much damage.
Okay.............. STRICT primal for 2 weeks. I can do this. The remaining cheesecake will go into the freezer, and I've asked hubby not to bring home any more rum. We'll see how that goes.
I'm very disappointed in my step daughters! They didn't even try to come see their dad the entire weekend! I know SD#2 was in town and could have stopped by Thursday after the gathering with her mom's side. She put a note on fb that said she was very happy to not have to work on Thanksgiving so she could see her family. HUM......... I'm so thankful her dad doesn't do fb cuz that would have REALLY hurt him. And SD#1 lives only 2 miles away from us - but, no visit from her either. Granted they both had to work Friday evening when we had our gathering, but they could have come by to him any other time. Now I'm wondering what will happen for Christmas. Last year they came for breakfast Christmas morning, but only stayed about an hour. They both came to the family gathering at MIL's house, but #2 had to work and left early. Neither one of the girls appreciate everything their dad has done for them. I guess most kids don't.......... so sad how we all take our parents for granted.
We've also make the decision to NOT hold our christmas gathering at MIL's house this year. Her house can't hold 30+ people. And with the neice bringing her sister and 4 kids it will further crowd things.
Oh there's a topic. Neices sister was shopping with a friend and showed up 2 hours late. The dishes had all been cleaned up and most of the food was ready to be taken home with who brought it. Sister came in, never ONCE acknowleged hubby and I OR anyone else in the family for that matter. She ate dinner, then dessert - then fell asleep on the floor where her son was coloring. She left and never said a single word to us. So I still haven't even been introduced to her. I could have greeted her when she came in - but I was waiting to see if she would be at least gracious enough to thank us for having her and her 4 kids over (uninvited). I did make a point to say goodbye as she was leaving.......... she gave me a quick glance and said "bye". Very strange!!!
I can't begin to express how grateful I am that that night is OVER! and I will never have to have that mob in my house again! I had to tell the 3 little ones to stop running in the house - and to stay downstairs within the first 30 seconds of them coming into the house! Stop running - don't touch that - don't push - go around the other way - No you can't have that without asking!!! I wanted to stuff them into the closet and lock the door! And the parents don't do anything about it. GRRRRR. Every one BUT the parents were disciplining those kids. They didn't even bring anything for them to play with - and we don't have stuff for little people to do in our house.
Okay............. its done - its over - and I need to let it go.
It's nearly 11 am and I haven't eaten yet. I better get something to eat and then get to work. After work today I will get the rest of the leaves cleaned up. The tree's are mostly bare now. I never finished the back yard before the rains came - so I really need to get those leaves off the grass before they start to damage the lawn. Its monday so hubby will be late tonight.
off I go.............. have a good day!
Forgot to mention........... Since I started this jouney in Nov. of 2011 I have been keeping track of my miles of walking and/or biking. I am only 2.5 miles short of hitting 300 miles. I find that to be a personal success! I will be passing the 300 miles this week for sure!
I've also decided to get back to tracking. It helps me stay on course. So I weighed this morning. 186. Where did 182 go? I hit it for 2 days and then bounced back up! dang. But - I didn't gain at all over the holiday weekend :) So I'm very pleased about that! Back to birthday goals..........
Breakfast: 4 thick sliced bacon. 245 calories.
Took most of my supplements - will take the rest after work, since I forgot to take the thyroid meds at 6:30 when hubby left for work. I took them at 9. I can't take iron or calcium within 4 hours or it interfers with absorbtion of the thyroid meds. sheesh. I'm doubling up on the B vitamins for a bit to see if I feel any different. I'm all out of the super high b vitamin adrenal support stuff that I got from my doc.
Dinner will be turkey and veggies.
slept horrible last night. woke up at 2:30 and couldn't go back to sleep until 4:30 - and then I had really strange dreams until getting up at 9. I hate those kinds of nights.
time to go shower and go to work........... wish I could stay home.
Sorry that dinner didn't go as well as you would have hoped. That gal sounds like she's something else... holy crap. To come in 2 hours late, expect to eat and NOT acknowledge the kindness that was provided for her is just wrong.
Well, it's over now. I'm sure you had a lovely time with most of your guests.
Good for you for sticking the cheesecake in the freezer. I'm going to try to be very strict for the next week too. I just want to get it out of the way and relax for a while, to be quite honest.
Sorry you had such a bad night. Good thing we get to try again, eh? ;)
I'm comfortable with the plan for the next couple weeks. I can do 14 days of strictness! Yes, I put the cheesecake in the freezer with "new years CC" on the wrapper! :)
I am pretty excited about hitting 300 miles of walking and/or biking over the past year. I have altered my chart so I'm starting over as of December 1st. My goal is to log something EVERY DAY! Even if I just walked around the block - but my goal is do at least a mile every single day. It takes me 15 minutes to walk a mile so I think I can find the time and energy for that each and every day. Tonight I walked 2.75 miles after work - course that meant the leaves are still sitting on the lawn in the back yard. Maybe I'll get to that tomorrow morning......... maybe?
Dinner tonight: Turkey/veggie stirfry. It was yummy! but calories are only at 745 so I guess I need a little more to eat before bed.
Just got to Skyp with my best friend who is teaching in Korea! :) Its 8:40 pm on Monday here.......... and 12:40 pm Tuesday there. I found out at work today that her dad is in the hospital......... he is VERY dear to me, so I'm really struggling with this too! They went up to Seattle to spend the holiday with her sister, and he ended up getting sick and being put in the ICU. I can go see him - its 3 1/2 hours away. I think he'll be fine, but I'm pretty worried. I was so happy to open Skyp and see that she was online! :) She was on her lunch and only had a few minutes to talk though. She's coming home in December - and I'm very much looking forward to seeing her.
Final numbers for the day:
Those are good numbers! Now.......... may the scales follow suit.
Good luck with the scale! I've lost a single pound already. YIPPEE!! A single pound loss after 2 days? I'll take it!
Glad you got to talk to your friend in Korea. Sorry her dad is ill. Sending well wishes for a speedy recovery and lasting health.