Crystal, how heartbreaking to sell your dream home. I'm so sorry you had to. Did you build it? (I'm slow and just re-read that)
Kim, it is SO hard for me to stay on track with exercise. I truly have to have a fight with myself about doing it every. single. night. Especially right now, I feel so worn out. Could be from my wild 2 year old...... or something else? Heehee. I did decide to stop doing my pilates today and just do 'walk the weight off'. It scares me to do something so intense on my abs *if* a babe is in the oven. Not worth it. Yeah for Dave Ramsey. Do you follow any of his budgeting plans?
I am def stealing your refried beans casserole! OhMyYUM does that sound tasty.
Cait, changing your habits is really a hard thing to do. Don't get discouraged! If you stopped yourself from eating something bad earlier in the day, that's a start right? Just keep after yourself and soon you'll just be tacking ONE or TWO bites of chips and salsa. I promise. I will say, someone posted a recipe for Peppermint Vanilla Meringue Cookies in the mini challenge thread and they are only 8 calories a piece! Whoever that person is, I love them forever. I need to whip up a batch STAT.
Tasha, at least if you were off your diet it was for a great reason, right? And you burned lots of calories skiing. Sounds like a win win situation to me.
Alright, I forced myself to exercise tonight. Phew. Glad that's over with. Bad news is, I made the delicious and healthy breakfast bars today and then I ate a few too many. But since dinner was light (BBQ chicken tacos) I gave myself a 3.
I feel..soooo goooood ... STUCK to my diet today. AND went to the gym for an hour. Then did some late night healthy grocery shopping. Tummy growling a little bit right now but gonna chug some water!!!
Kim- good idea about the popcorn, we loveeee makin pcorn!! I guess I never really think of it because its so high in carbs and carbs are my downfall..so I binge on chocolate and chips and crackers instead....makes sense right?? gosh I'm not with it sometimes haha!!
HI TASHA!!!!!!!!! MISSED YA!!!! I see were both still hangin in there! we might as well be skinny right?!?! Thats my new motto. haha... Tomorrow I go back to work, so it's fairly easy to stay on track there because I have to pack my meals. Going to go to the gym before work too! wooohooO!! Once I get going w/ exercise it's so much easier for me to stay on track.
Kim- Do you have and RL friends or family that you could go to the gym with?? I find I do sooo much better with diet/exercise/motivation if I have a friend whose doing it with me... like "if they can do it I can do it" type thing!!
Wow lots to read up over the last little bit! LOL
Made it up North last night - surprised the heck out of DH!! He was soooo happy
Did really well with diet until supper last night - didn't eat cause I was on the road...then snacked with DH when I got here BUT stayed within cals so I'm not too upset.
Only exercise was Hubby Time last night but I think it was a really good workout
I'm headed to the gym here at the hotel then I'll be back to catch up in a bit!
I am so sorry girls.. I have been terrible at this, this week. I don't know what's happened - everything around me just seems to have exploded as crazy hectic! LOL I'll write a massive novel length update tomorrow when there's no work to be done!