Friday, May 16, 2008

Fitness on Fridays!!

 Fitness on Friday

Alright Alright, it's Friday again and I didn't post once this week on this blog. SHEESH! I'm awful! It's been a busy week with Mother's Day weekend and our Anniversary, so I sort of have an excuse I guess. But, I truly need to post more often and also need to plan my week ahead dinner wise, so I have everything I need for meals (plus it saves money).

Anyways, this week didn't start out well. We went to my grandma's house and all they had was horribly fattening food this past Sunday. Luckily, I hadn't eaten more than about 6 points all day, so I had some to spare. I had a small portion of Lasagna (which I know is a killer!). Then, I brought the Chips Ahoy dessert, which I've mentioned before in other posts,(THANKS LORIE for the recipe!) to grandma's so I'd know I'd have something I knew I could eat. (It's only 2 pts a serving). My hubby had a terrific idea to add just a little bit of sugar free carmel on the cookies as you layer it and it was delicious! It didn't even add points. I think the dessert went down in pts per serving as I didn't do the double layer of whip cream (only used half of what the recipe calls for). Long story short. . . or NOT, it was delicious. The BEST part was EVERYONE at the house LOVED it and it was gone within 5 minutes! I told them all AFTER they ate it how low calorie it was and they were shocked! Score one for Low Point Desserts, YIPPEE!!

Monday was our Anniversary and we decided to eat at PF Changs. I know I know, I shouldn't be admitting this to you all as this is a motivation blog, but I thought I'd be straight up honest. Let me digress here and let you all know that I rarely if ever even touch my "flex" points with WW. Although I do know I used those all up, plus some this week, it was fun to go out with my hubby. Previously when I've done WW (I'm a lifetime member now just trying to lose the baby weight and get back to goal), I usually would have 1 time during the week where I could eat something high in points (usually after my weigh in). I didn't do it every week, but I did find that it helped keep me going and motivated. I knew that if I was GOOD ALL WEEK LONG, I could splurge just a little bit. In essence, I guess I was just really using my flex points. Okay, I'm probably not making sense, but that's my tangent for the day. 

Anyways, we went to PF Changs and it was delicious! I enjoyed every bite. I can't say the same for that evening. It's been a pretty long time since I've eaten like that and my stomach was sure not used to it. I guess I can see that as a good thing as it made me not wanna eat the leftovers (I threw them out, YAY) and detracted me from wanting to eat like that again for awhile :)

After our Anniversary, I was set into full gear to do well this week, ESPECIALLY after looking at the damage I'd done weight wise on the scale. It's amazing how quickly you can gain and how much work it takes to lose.  So, I buckled down and stayed in my points the entire week, but was really worried I was gonna gain as I truly gained A LOT from that darn delicious restaurant. BUT, to my utter amazement, I have lost almost 2 pounds this week! Can you believe it? I sure can't! My goal of getting to my "goal weight" before my MIL gets home from her mission is looking more and more attainable each and everyday! I'm just so excited and super motivated.

Now, to slap myself on the wrist with a ruler! I still didn't do any official exercise. This being getting on a treadmill or something of the sort. I went on walks and chased kids, etc, but didn't meet my goal of exercising at least 3 times. SO, I'm making the goal again this week and AM DETERMINED to come back here and let you all (is anyone really out here listening to my long winded posts anyways, LOL) know that I DID IT!! Hold me accountable, would ya? ;)

Alright, I've said enough to put you all asleep. I hope everyone had a terrific week and I'm going to make an honest effort to get posting more often on this blog. I need to plan the week recipe wise and do some recipe reviews, etc. 

As one of my new blogging friends would say, 


mom_of2boys said...

Great job! I'm glad you were able to celebrate Mother's Day, your anniversary and still lose weight! That's awesome that you didn't give up after the two days of not "diet" eating.

I've got the crockpot cheeseburgers in the plan to make this week. I'm just hoping the family goes for them.

Jen said...

Thanks for the link to the dessert, sounds yummy!
Keep up the good work.

Natalie said...

You deserved the good meal...anniversary meals should be free meals, right? Free from guilt that is.

Way to go on the weight get out and exercise...and tell me to do the same!!! LOL!

Lorie said...

Hey! I put the points on that recipe you were asking about! Thanks for being such a support to me.

mom_of2boys said...

I made the Chips Ahoy dessert last night. It was a trial run to see if my family will eat it. They loved it! I plan on making it while we are on vacation! We'll see what the other 25 people have to say about it!