Monday, May 23 2011
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I was happy about my weekend. It is the first weekend in a long time that I got a green check for Saturday and Sunday!
There were several things that I was happy about:
*Friday my husband and I dropped off daughters and friends at the skating rink and we actually got to go out to dinner...just the 2 of us....that has not happened in a long time. We went to the Outback. I ordered the sweet potato with nothing on it (I love it just baked), the smallest sirlion (I only ate 4 oz of it) and I had a salad. The salad was a splurge because I don't light diet dressings. I rather have a 1/2 - 1 tablespoons of real dressing and take the calories on it than most light dressings. What I was most happy about was they I did not feel deprived. These selections are what I absolutely wanted. My husband got a gigantic porter something that took most of the plate and a loaded baked potatoe and it just looked gross to me. I was just glad that healther choices are becoming more natural form me. Now if I could just do that with the desserts.......I did OK though. I knew we were going to pick up the girls and they would want ice cream. I got a small cone and felt great about my choices. I was not full at all. I actuall had a little hunger in my tummy in the evening but I knew I had eaten enough
*Ran 8 miles and felt very good...even though it was hot and humid.
*This evening my daughter has a softball game right after work. On Monday I would generally take a TRK class. Last night I planned out my workout to do at home. I created a little circuit for myself and I did it this morning. I think I did pretty good. I kept my heart up pretty good, almost as good when I work out with the personal trainer. I usually never feel comfortable doing this type of workout without some kind of instructor. BUT reading blogs on a daily basis and seeing people doing this on their own gave gave me the confidence to do it. Now my workout it done and I can enjoy my daughters softball game tonight (if it does not rain)
*Also, we have just been eating out too much on the weekends. I made it a point that we would only eat out 1 time. The rest of the time I planned ahead so dinner would be ready when we got home so we would not eat out.
I can make good choices eating out but the rest of my family does not...
Things I need to work on:
I am really worried about my husband and 13 year old daughter. My husband especially....he is just eating so much and not moving. I cannot nag him, I know. I am just worried. I can only model good behavior and encourage once in a while.
for my daughter....she just shoves food in her mouth....she eats so fast. She ate 2 hotdogs in like 6 bites....she does not even swallow before taking another bite. She just got done with a softball game and they practiced and hour before that and I knew she was hungry. I just encouraged her to slow down.
I am making healthy choices and am encouraging my family to eat the healthy food. They do like the healthy food but they just add some bad food too it......
I guess I just need to keep doing what I am doing......model good behavior
Boy....I had a lot to say today....