Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 3 / and the sad start to day 4. . .

Well yesterday was definitely "hump day"!  And I needed a little push to get to the top of the hill!  I started the day great . . . Drank my water, exercised, ate my breakfast and lunch.  I loved being out and seeing ladies in their workout clothes, knowing that I had already done that . . . AND had showered and gotten dressed.  :).   I grocery shopped yesterday as well, and enjoyed being at Sprouts with all the healthy choices available.  I even resisted the samples . . . Except for one grape.  Had a larabar for a snack.  I resisted candy corn that was in a dish on my counter (our little neighbor friends helped clear that out for me;).

I made teriyaki chicken and rice for my family . . . And the vegetable bake for me.  I just ate it with a left over grilled chicken breast.  Quinn was feeling like our boys needed more carbs at dinner, since they are growing and have a practice every night, so that's why I did that.  I also served the veggies to everybody too, though.  I thought they were yummy.

So dinner is where things started to unravel a bit.  It was a busy evening with lots of running kids here and there, so we didn't even eat until 7:30.  By this point, I was also falling short on my water consumption . . . So I was starting to drag.  Well, I ate my dinner, and then went straight for the chocolate!  I ate 4 squares!!!!!  But at least it was dark chocolate (90% cocoa).  I ate each square in tiny bites, and savored each tiny bite, and let it melt in my mouth.  It was SO satisfying!!!!
And I just felt AWESOME afterwards!!!!  (Probably because of the caffeine pick me up!). But I feel like it was just what I needed, and I really didn't feel that bad about it.  It gave me great energy to finish the dishes, prepare lunches, sign folders, write out checks for school pictures and the school fundraiser, etc.  BUT . . . I didn't get to bed until after 1am.  :(


And now day four . . . Is already progressively worse.  :(. It's game day for Liam, so he doesn't have to be to school until 7:30am.  Which means I don't get up as early . . . Which means . . . I didn't exercise.  :(.  In fact . . . I haven't even had one sip of water, or eaten breakfast, and it's 9:15!  I promise I will do my best to get back on track here though.  I'll probably do some sort of low intensity exercise.  And I think I need to get some smoothie ideas from Sarah, for the days that I don't feel like making breakfast (like today).  ;)

I also wanted to concur with you my amazing sisters . . . I too, have noticed, like Carrie, that I have felt hotter, and more sweaty in my workouts . . . Which I love, and am taking as a good sign.  :). And I agree with Taryn's observation that my kids are eating healthier because I'm setting a better example, and have better choices available.  LOVE IT!  Good stuff.  I really haven't had any crazy cravings that I couldn't handle . . . other than the chocolate . . . but that was also because I was hungry, tired, and thirsty.  If I keep those things in check . . . all should go well.  :)  No more headaches either, which is a plus.

I'm glad you're tweaking things Sarie, to account for having your body sucked dry through nursing.  :)  And I'm so proud of all of you for your willpower and self-dicipline.  I love hearing about your busy days . . . and all that's going on in your lives (besides the diet).  This has been so fun.  I'm so glad we're doing it together.  Not only are we hopefully improving our health . . . but I feel like we are in touch better than we've ever been (ALL of us at once!!!)  It makes me feel SO happy!  And honestly . . . a few times when I have felt draggy . . . I have gotten on here to read your updates . . . and they ALWAYS help me feel happier.  :)

Love you all!!!!!!!  And keep up the good work.  :)


  1. I'm still impressed Kjirst! So much going on and still eating right, like you said. Also, I should tell you, I too had some chocolate yesterday! I had 2 pieces and vowed to skip it tonight, but then I changed my mind. If I want some tonight, I'm gonna eat it! I wish we could all live closer and talk in person, but its true, its fun to hear from everyone regularly. Keep up the good work sistie!

  2. I just think it's awesome that you are still getting back on track after "mess-ups". I used to always quit, but I saw a quote that said something like if you're tired of starting over then stop quitting. A few chocolates or a missed workout is going to happen when we are making big lifestyle changes. Eating healthier and working out at all is more than I did last week, and with time it will be natural habit! I also wish we all lived close!