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Weekly Weigh In :

Posted by Susan on March 21, 2009

Ok, I knew this would happen sooner or later, but I have to admit I am disappointed. I only lost 1.2 lbs. Was it the two days of eating “party food” last weekend? Thankfully , the party season has officially ended and I am able to get my eating completely back on schedual……….I will see what next week brings.
I have no idea why I am so bummed out about todays weigh-in………I mean I did lose after all, I did not gain, but I still feel like crap about it. I guess I’ve been spoiled by the consistantly high numbers I’ve been pulling for the past few weeks.
I am off this week and plan on adding extra cardio, and also eating very carfully. I need to change my mind set here…….I need to keep reminding myself that any loss is good, and that the less I have to lose the longer it will take to lose it. My head knows all this, it is basic info. and it is normal. But emotionally, I hate it, and it makes me fear I will never lose weight again. That I will just stall out and never reach my goals………irrational thinking, but still the fear still there.
On a lighter note……this morning , bright and early I dragged my husband out to get me a copy of “Twilight”. I am sure I will be watching it all weekend ! I am looking forward to a nice peaceful weekend, no real plans , no parties, or people coming over………..I am grateful for that !

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One Party Down, One To Go !

Posted by Susan on March 15, 2009

Yesterday was fun ! I threw a birthday party for my niece Katelynn. She turned 8 yesterday. I made the cake, it came out really cute I was very proud of it ! We had pizza and cake and ice cream. I figured the cake and pizza into my calories for the day, I skipped the ice cream with my cake. I didn’t go over the higher end of my calorie range, but i felt so bloated and over full at the end of the night ! Yuck ! But at least I got to eat like everyone else and didn’t feel deprived. I am in this for life and parties and things that include food are inevitable. I need to learn how to participate without blowing up my diet. It is way easier to plan ahead when you are the one throwing the party or get together, because it makes it a lot easier to plan out the food you eat.

Today another party. This one is for my husband. We are having pasta and meatballs , and ice cream cake. I’ve planned out all my calories for the day, and I am ready. I know exactly what I will have, how much, and I feel good about it. I will be happy to get back to the food I am comfortable with, but this weekend is a good lesson for me. I need to learn to manage my calories.

The week ahead will be nothing different. I will be doing my circuit training 3x this week, HIIT 20 min. afterward. Two days this week I will be doing SS cardio for 45 min. I will be IF 2 days this week, Tues. and Fri. I will be tracking all food and calories as usual. I am ready to get back into my routine.

This week is the last week for me before I am on vacation for a week. I am not sure how that week will go. I will be off routine, and my husband will be working, so I have to fight “boredom eating”. Another one of my many eating issues. It will be good for me to figure out ways to keep busy and NOT eat out of boredom. I have PLENTY to do around the house and in the yard. It should not be too hard to find things to do. Plus it will give me a chance to do some extra workouts, take a yoga class or a spin class and add it to my regular workouts. We’ll see how it goes. I think I will be ok……I just need to think before I eat something.
Anyway, I am off to straighten out the house and get myself ready for another party day ! Have a great week !

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