Talked with my mom on the phone today. She was telling me that she had cooked up a chicken so she could make chicken and dumplings for us when we come visit. And she will also be preparing biscuits and chocolate gravy. And no telling what else. Ughhhhh. Love my mom! Love her cooking! It looks like I won't be getting to have her dumplings this year at Thanksgiving because I don't think we're gonna be able to get together. But still. How in the world do you count points for those things? Hers are amazing! And the biscuits and chocolate gravy is a childhood thing. Now my kids expect it when we go, which is not very often anymore. So I'm a bit disappointed about how my week is obviously going to end. But I'm going to see my parents and going to enjoy visiting with them! That is my focus. I can count points up through Thursday at supper, at least, and then I'll be back home Saturday late afternoon. Anyway...
I weighed this morning just to see where I stood, and now I'm down to being 1.5 up from my lowest WI on the 10th.
I didn't make it to the gym again today. First off, I wanted to make sure youngest daughter had been without a fever for long enough. She hasn't had a single complaint about her throat or anything since early Monday morning, so that's good. But when my son woke up this morning - pardon me - he had gunk crusted up on his cheeks and in his nose. So I decided right then I should hold off yet again and make sure he's okay, too. And he is. He has always suffered with horrendous allergies, and usually his issues are first thing in the morning. He's not had a runny nose or anything all day after giving him his allergy pill. I should've done a video or something, but we were off schedule yet again and that messes up our day. I stayed on the go all day with school, dishes, sweeping, laundry, doing bed sheets today, cooking, going and getting my eyebrows waxed, etc., etc., ETC!! Lol But at least I still tracked today, even with being so busy.
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Breakfast was 2 eggs scrambled in butter, a slice of Sara Lee Delightful bread with 1 TBSP apple butter, 2 turkey bacon slices, and black coffee.
Lunch was ravioli topped with shredded 2% Colby Jack, a slice of bread with PB2 on it, and some 100% juice canned pineapples.
This is PB2 in case anyone hasn't heard of it. You mix the powder with water, and it's 1 points+ per serving. I wasn't overly thrilled with it. I guess it didn't seem as sweet as regular pb or something. Anyone have any tweaks to it? Regardless, it was still nice to have pb for less than 3 points+ a serving (and that's only a half serving). I almost sprinkled some Stevia in it just to see if that would fix the issue for me.
Afternoon snack was a grahamfuls and a banana.
My husband has been asking for the hot wings I used to make when doing Trim Healthy Mama. They really are good. I put 4 on my plate (pictured), but I ended up only eating 3 of them. I also didn't use any of the blue cheese on my plate past one dip. I decided I liked the wings better without the dressing. I also had green beans and mashed potatoes.
I also realized today that I won't even be home to use my own scale for weighing in on Friday. And I guess there won't be a weigh-in video on Friday considering I won't be home and won't have my scale!!! I am happy that I've put effort back into tracking this week, even though I obviously won't make it through the whole week. Bummer. I don't know how I feel about all this. I mean what I said about not wanting to use excuse after excuse not to track, but doesn't it seem like there really are some circumstances where tracking just isn't gonna be very possible? But at my parents' house, NO weight loss plan would be possible. I'm sitting here thinking of THM, calorie counting, WW, and low carb dieting. None of those would be doable while visiting my parents. I just keep reminding myself that it'll probably take me at least a full year to lose this weight. I know me. I know my busy life. I know my struggles around PMS time. I know the holidays are coming up. Then there are new holidays right around the corner in 2015. So I just need to keep plowing along to the best of my ability and losing when I can and hanging in there and not quitting just because things aren't perfect for a short time.
Well, that's all of the profoundness from me tonight. LOL Bye!