Monday, March 21, 2011

Back at it! And feeling good!

Happy Monday Mamas! I'm having a good day, and I hope you are too! It's no secret that I haven't been "trying" particularly hard to see a drop on the scale lately. But I would like to report that I am officially back on track.

I had a victory yesterday! I tracked my food all day, watched my portions, and met my Points+ goals! Hooray! I can't even tell you how long it's been since I've done one of those things, let alone all three!

The best part about putting in the work yesterday was the reward. I actually feel proud of myself. And with that pride, I feel like I can keep moving forward.

I know this week will not be without challenges though. On Friday is my son's 1st birthday, followed by his party on Saturday. As if having tons of food around on Saturday isn't going to be challenge enough, I'm also kind of depressed. I can't believe my little baby is already a year old! I've been reflecting back a lot on the past year, and it makes me a little emotional. With all of these emotions flowing--I'm going to try my hardest to stay out of the sweets.

To answer the mamavation question of the week: Am I a sweet or savory snacker? What do I look for in a healthy snack?

I would say that my snacking tendencies change with my mood. If I'm sad or PMSing, I usually prefer sweet. If I'm angry, I prefer salty/savory. It's quite strange that I can decipher my mood by my emotional eating I think.

Lately, I've been trying to eat String cheese, fruit, or popcorn for my healthy snacks. I've been trying to stay away from 100 calorie packs of goodies, because they just perpetuate my sweet tooth. The others seem to kill it!

I wish everyone a wonderful week! Be strong! Be powerful! You can do it!


  1. Darn those 100 calorie packs. I cannot eat just 100 calories of chocolate. It's just not going to happen!
    I hope your son has an awesome birthday/party this weekend. You can do it. You'll make it through! Hugs!

  2. Oh man, those baby birthdays can be so bittersweet.
    GREAT job getting back on track!

  3. Oh, yes... birthdays can be mine fields for bad eating practices. Way too many yummy munchies for my will-power to handle. My suggestion is to strap a water bottle to your side and fill up on filling and healthy stuff right before. I know when you are throwing the party it can be tough! Try salad with black beans, loads of fiber ,etc. to fill you up.

    Love hearing you are back on track and working so hard. Keep up the good work and enjoy your week.

  4. I was so sad when my little one turned one seems like they grow even faster after that. Eat something healthy and filling before the party so you are not as tempted to snack on the bad stuff. Glad to see you are back at it. That's really all you can do.