Saturday, April 7, 2012

Death of the BLT's. (And Easter-ness)

No, not THAT BLT....

I'm talking Bites, Licks, and Tastes!!

I mentioned last week about working on taming my BLT's and working on new habits and let me tell you: it paid off!!

First of all, let me talk about this week's journey with cutting out BLT's. I knew that it was a problem for me but I never realized how MUCH of a problem it actually was!! Now that I actually started paying attention to NOT taking a bite here or a taste there, I realized how many times prior to this week that I did nibble and taste things.

Just a few examples:

My daughter likes a banana and peanut butter in the morning: Normally I lick the knife, I lick my finger, I take a bite out of hers, I take a little piece of peanut butter off the edge, then if she doesn't finish I take the last couple bites.

Lunch time comes and she likes Easy Mac (the kid loves it. I even get away with mixing in broccoli or spinach sometimes). It comes out of the microwave and I have to make sure it's not too hot for her so as I sit and feed it to her, I temperature test with my tongue, which turns into 1-5 actual bites throughout the meal.

Snack time: She brings me to the cabinet and says "snack" so as we figure out what she wants, I hand her a cheez-it. She says no, I eat one. I hand her a pretzel. She says no, I eat it. I hand her a raisin. She says no, I eat a handful. You get the picture?

Make her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She doesn't finish, I take a few bites out of the middle as if the middle doesn't have points.

The list goes on!!!! The bottom line is that I realized that I use AT LEAST 20 points in UNTRACKED Blt's a week! I counted at least 5 temptations each day. Craziness.

But this week was different. I decided to make a conscious effort to NOT do all the things mentioned above and if I was going to eat something, I was going to weigh, measure, and track it. I freakin' KILLED IT!! I did so good. I couldn't have been more proud of myself. I even said a few days ago that regardless of what the scale said, that I had accomplished something this week. I am in the process of breaking OLD habits and making NEW ones!!!

But the scale agreed....

I weighed in today with a whopping 2.8lb loss!!!!!

Do you see that total???!!! 101.8lbs!!! That means only 3.2lbs left to lose!!! Way, way excited.

This was just the motivation that I needed to have a successful early Easter holiday today and not regret my choices.

First of all, I came home and went for a celebratory 3 mile run. It was one of the best runs I have had yet. Running outside for the same distance I can run on the treadmill has been a challenge for me but I ran almost the entire 3 miles with only two 30 second walking breaks. AND when I got home, my toe was bleeding. I wasn't upset though!! I didn't cry about the pain or the blood. I celebrated some more I can finally say that I have put BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS into this journey!!!! :)

This is me at the end of my run stretching on the beach. I love where I live!
We had a family Easter Egg Hunt today as well as an early Easter dinner at my mom and step dad's house and I had been slightly worried in the beginning of the week but I knew that I would go into it with a plan.


At the hunt, I chose my few pieces of candy from my daughter's basket, looked up the points, tracked them, and fully enjoyed them.

My daughter and nephew after the hunt!
At dinner, I asked my mom a bazillion questions about what was in what and I tracked every single thing I ate. I may have OD'd a little bit on fruit but seriously? When there is honey glazed ham, sweet potatoes in brown sugar and butter, mashed potatoes, cheesecake straight from philly, and so on staring you in the face, OD'ing of fruit is a victory in my book!! I ordered the biggest, most delicious fruit tray to bring and it was the best $40 I ever spent.

I won today on so many levels and I couldn't be more proud of myself.

One more tid bit:

My kinda-cousin who is six years old wanted me to play outside with her after dinner tonight so she was showing me how to do dances and what not. Then it turned into showing me how to do cartwheels!! I haven't done a cartwheel in at least 10-15 years but when she put me up to it, I took the challenge. I ended up doing about 20 cartwheels tonight and all kinds of "exercises" that she showed me how to do. Once we were done and sitting on the couch together, she said to me:

"You have to walk and run so that you can keep your knees and your bones healthy and you have to exercise too and sweat! you gotta sweat! Oh ...but don't have to POOP!!"

LMBO!! I was cracking up. Out of the mouths of babes. I felt so proud though. I hope that when my daughter is that age she is telling people the importance of exercising!! :)

Her and I hanging out after our "workout"

Happy Happy Easter my lovely followers!!


Kelly O. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. This one in particular put a smile on my face. Which is truly needed on a day like today...I had to bury a good friend of mine. So thank you for making me smile and also being such an inspiration. Here's to wishing you complete success in your journey!!

Kelly said...

Happy Easter to you also!!

Lisa said...

Wow! You ROCK!! You are such an inspiration to me! I have 100+ lbs to go, but I know with hard work, will power, motivation and a great support system any I want can be accomplished! Love You & God bless you Skinny Jeans Dream!

Christine said...

BLTs can really add up, glad you got a handle on it! Congrats on a great weigh in and a loss of over 100 pounds, that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

BLT's are sneaky and congrats on taking control over them! I love that you're enjoying running and you know thus means that we'll have to participate in a race together at some point..I see good rimes coming! Love love love your fabulous WI girl you rocked that scale and GOAL is around the corner! Smooches my fellow fabulous Angel. Daphne

Anonymous said...

I found your blog while browsing the Weight Watchers Facebook. It is so inspiring! I was going to take a work out break today, but after reading your blog I went to the gym and ran 4 miles! Congrats on your weight loss, and kudos to all your hard work and being real about the road to fitness being a little rough, but well worth it. You've definitely inspired me to lose the 36 pounds I have left!

Unknown said...

well done on your loss its amazing how close you are, its in touching distance! Cant imagine how amazing that must feel for you right now.

Also the BLT I think is something we are all guilty of and giving it up is a fantastic idea! I was really aware this week of when I was doing it and its something I never thought I did.

Good luck for rest of week :)

Yvonne said...

You are soooo close to your 105lbs weight loss goal!!
That is so awesome!!

God Bless! :)

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