This weekend is going to be a busy one. We are planning a camping trip with the boys and I LOVE camping! Ive been dying to take the boys camping all summer and sadly we are FINALLY going in August which means we may only have 2 more trips before B starts school if we are lucky.
I have always loved camping. Good old fashion sleeping on an air mattress in a tent, nothing but hot dogs for supper and marshmallows for snacks. Its not exactly the best thing when your on a diet or have a bad back but it is so much fun and so far both O and B seem to enjoy it too but why wouldn’t they? Think about it playing outside all day, nothing but crap food that your not usually allowed to have, being loud, staying up past bed time and sleeping out side what kid wouldn’t love camping?
I don’t really have much planned except roasting hot dogs, making smores, going for a walk, playing with my little guys and trying to read a little more on my kindle (I’m half way through ‘Dark Places by Gillian Flynn and so far it is SOOO GOOD) oh and we cant forget taking lots and lots of pictures which I will of course share on here when we get back.
I also wanted to share that so far Ive been doing great avoiding any store bought treats, even when I was having a full on I-will-kill-everyone-if-I-could-get-just-one-roll-of-rockets craving last night but I stayed strong and had amazing will power/didn’t have any in the house. I know that this weekend I will end up having some slip ups while we are camping since there isn’t too much that I don’t consider junk that we are taking with us camping but to make up for the added calories and to make sure its not too bad I will be careful and eat it in moderation as well as exercise as much as I can (I think a kick ass game of tag with B & O will lead to A LOT of running)
I will be sure to post all about our weekend when we get back and I will post as many pictures as I can 🙂
My mini goal focus has been to keep my sugary drink consumption to one drink every other day and I am proud to say I have been doing really good since I last posted about this mini goal on July 20th I have been to the movies twice and only once did I get a diet coke and I barely made it half way through before it started making me feel sick. When did this crap get so sweet? The second time I went with S and it was a different theater that had bottled water so I got that instead. Since my last post I also went out to eat twice and got a diet coke each time , again I didn’t even finish it because it so sickly sweet and I’m now turned off from pop of any kind completely. The only time I want to get it is when I’m craving the carbonation so I think I’m going to try carbonated water and maybe flavor it with some citrus or something because pop just makes me want to throw up these days.
I‘ve been thinking a lot about my new goal and its one of the reasons It has taken me longer then I planned to write this post and I want this one to be more of a challenge. My next goal is to not buy any sweets this week and by sweets I mean chips, chocolate bars, cookies and candy of any sort. The only sweets I will have are the ones I make. I am taking B for Menchies frozen yogurt tomorrow which will be tough for me since they have all kinds of delicious toppings like gummy worms, smarties. peanut butter cups (my favorite) but I will stick to my half cup of frozen yogurt with a couple of those juicy fruit popper thingys on top.
After my first failure I tweaked my goal a little to allow a little wiggle room to allow myself a little without going over board. I am proud to say I aced this goal. I allowed myself to have one on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday (then Wednesday and Friday since I missed my check in on Tuesday). I only had one green tea iced tea from Tim Horton’s on Saturday and I attempted to have a diet coke on Monday but I could barely get through 2 sips without being over whelmed by how sweet it was. I’m going to take my reaction to the diet coke as a good sign that I am not as ‘hooked’ on pop as much as I thought.
For the next week my goal is to keep the same one sugary drink every other day (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday…) but before I buy, open and drink it my goal is to make sure the drink is worth the points/calories as well as why I want it. Nothing too deep but am I drinking it because its the only option and I’m thirsty, I’m tired of water blah blah blah.
Its been a hectic weekend here and Ive had a few slip ups with my first goal which is a little embarrassing but I’m not giving up!
I did good most of the week. I’ve only had my morning coffee each day and plain water the rest of time. Friday was B’s 5th birthday and I held strong until lunch when I caved and had a snack size McDonald’s vanilla frappe which was beyond delicious and reminded my why I’m addicted to these things. I swore them off for the rest of the week but my will power wasn’t strong enough because the next day I did it again I had another snack size frappe. Although it was just as delicious as the one before it I promised myself that I wasn’t going to have another until the end of the week and I’m proud to say Ive stayed strong and haven’t had one since Saturday. Saturday night Ive also had a ‘Karma Water’ and another one on Sunday these claim to be healthy which was my justification as to why I had them but now sitting here and reflecting on it it was a poor excuse to cheat on my goal and no matter how good it tasted it didn’t make me feel any less guilty about cheating. Sitting here on my couch as I type this I am proud to say that I haven’t had a single sugary drink since Sunday and although it wasn’t that long ago I still should celebrate the small victories.
After thinking about the past week and my slip ups and small victories I needed to reexamine my goal. Maybe giving up all sugary drinks for the week was a little ambitious and not at all realistic for myself. When I started with weight watchers I slowly cut things out since giving things up cold turkey NEVER works for me and leads to some binges (such as the Friday, Saturday, Sunday episode). I have decided to alter my mini goal from zero sugary drinks to one every other day this week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday).
Ill post back next Tuesday about any success and any failures (hopefully only success this time).
Thanx for reading
By starting this blog my main goal is to have it help me achieve the health goals I set for myself. I’m hoping that by choosing to do this publicly I will get encouragement and feel more accountable and make the right choices.
That being said I’m going to put some focus on a goal I have been really struggling with. I REALLY want to cut out all ‘junk food’ from my diet. Junk food is such a board term and means something different to everyone so the first thing I need to do is define what junk food means to me. This was tough because as I sit here typing this Im thinking of all the sweets Im going to miss like my Hershey Kisses, Smarties, ice cream, licorice, cookies that are not homemade, chips and the list could go on! Great now Im having some cravings. Junk food to me would also include fast food like McDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut. Pop and other sugary drinks would also be catorgorized under the junk food label to me. Its seems like a lot when I write it out but I know I can do this! To summarize my junk food is sugar, chocolate, chips, take out, and any sugary drinks.
Now that I have figured out the things I want to eliminate I need to pick my first route (I’m worried and planning on there being many attempts at this and I will blog about every last one I try) and after talking with a friend of mine I have decided to first try on my own by tackling one thing at a time which worked with me when I started eliminated other things when I started losing weight with Weight Watchers. I’ve decided to cut out sugary drinks (except for my one morning coffee or I don’t think the boys and I will make it though the day) and I will focus on this for the next week.
My goal: No Sugary Drinks (minus my morning coffee) for the entire week
How will I accomplish my goal: I will replace any pop, juice or any other sweetened drinks with water and If I feel I need flavoured water I will add fresh sliced citrus or berries to my water.
There it is my very first mini goal set and I will update everyone on how I am doing at the end of the week even if I fail horribly. Hopefully I succeed and I get one step closer to being a slave to junk food.
THX for reading