Monday, October 31, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 11

I did pretty well all week, except for the few pieces of Halloween candy on Thursday night..I cannot be trusted around chocolate. I did pretty bad on Friday and Saturday though..I hate chips and queso on Friday night and ordered pizza on Saturday..after eating a bunch of samples at Costco. I got back on track yesterday and tracked my calories and ate clean.

Last night I made Spaghetti Squash Lasagna and it was good! I have Chicken Taco Chili in the crock pot for tonight.

I started the couch to 5K program again last week after making it to week 3 last year and quitting. Man, I hate running but it feels so good afterward. I finished week 1 yesterday and I'll probably start week 2 on Tuesday since we're trick-or-treating tonight.

Current weight: 189.6
Weight lost this week: 1.6 pounds
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 9.2 pounds

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Busy week..

I realized today that I didn’t post a blog last weekend, which works out now because I can go ahead and include the pictures I took during the week this week.

Last Saturday we went hung out with some friends and watched the Texas Rangers game (good thing we are just bandwagoners because the Astros were out of it or we would be as upset as all of our friends over the loss on Thursday) and we had three 2.5-3 year olds at a house without kids. They found ways to entertain themselves though.

The dog crate was a big hit again.
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They rolled around on the floor.
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and they played dress-up.
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On Sunday we went to the Children’s Park in San Marcos. Caroline loves that park.
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It was pretty hot when we got home so we got the water table out.
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Caroline drug her swing out of the garage..I need to see what the weight limit is for it.
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Everyone wore their costumes to dance class on Monday night. Aren’t they all just adorable?
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Thursday night was the annual Buda Halloween Festival. A cold front blew in right as we were walking out the door to drive to the festival so Caroline had to wear her jacket over her costume.
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Here’s the back of her costume.
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The trains were loud.
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They had trick-or-treating at all the little shops downtown. Caroline wanted to eat the candy as soon as they put it in her pumpkin..tomorrow night should be interesting!
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There was a tow truck that was painted just like Mater from Cars.
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We’re carving a pumpkin today when Caroline wakes up from her nap. She has a Halloween party at school tomorrow..and trick-or-treating tomorrow night. I’ll post pictures of all of that later this week.

Monday, October 24, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 10

I've gained a pound since last Monday. I ate (and drank) like crap this weekend. I have no self control over food when alcohol is involved. It's funny how your body starts to crave bad things after just one taste of something bad. I can definitely see how people fall off the wagon so easily.

Oh well. I was on track all last week and I walked 4 times. I've upped my pace to 4mph and I can definitely feel the burn. I'm back on track today..eating clean and tracking my calories. I was down to 187.8 on Saturday morning and I'm hoping to be back there by the end of this week.

Current weight: 191.2
Weight GAINED this week: 1 pound
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 7.6 pounds

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 9

I did really well all last week. I tracked my calories every day and walked 4 times. I was down to 188 by Friday. Then the weekend happened. I went to a girls happy hour on Friday and drank skinny margaritas and ate a salad..not too bad. Then we hung out with some friends on Saturday and made fajitas..and snacked..and drank. I'm pretty sure I ate a whole bag of tortilla chips by myself. I knew I was going to pay for it on the scale..and I did.

I still lost weight since last Monday but I'm bummed that I'm back over 190. I need to be good this weekend! My pants are not as tight as they were and my husband says my butt looks good. Haha.

Current weight: 190.2
Weight lost this week: 1 pound
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 8.6 pounds

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Three day weekend..

I took Friday off so we got the weekend started on Thursday night at the Kyle Fair. The carnival started Thursday and I guess people didn’t get the memo because we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We bought Caroline a wristband and she had a blast on all the rides.
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I took Friday off to attend the Little Monsters Bash. It was the same fundraiser that was put on two years ago where I got the gorgeous picture of Caroline as a flower. This year Caroline is a zebra butterfly (from etsy) and I think she’s adorable.
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Lyndsay with Life in Motion Photography worked her magic again and got these great shots of Caroline in her costume (she was flapping her wings like a butterfly).
On Saturday morning we went to a parade through downtown Kyle. It was pretty lame this year..the bands didn’t even march! Caroline still had fun though.
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We hung out with some friends on Saturday night and watched the Rangers game. They don’t have any kids, but they have a puppy and Caroline enjoyed watching a movie in the crate.
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My parents came over today and we watched the Texans game. They Caroline was still supporting them.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 8

I started tracking my calories again on Wednesday using My Fitness Pal..and I'm already seeing results. I'm eating 1560 calories per day, plus whatever I earn from walking, which I started doing again on Wednesday night. I've realized that, on most days, in order to have an after dinner snack, I need to walk to earn the calories. I've been doing about 2.5 miles at a pace of 3.8 mph and it feels great. It's relaxing to walk around and listen to music and it makes me feel better.

I mentioned giving up the morning smoothies last week and I did that. Here's what my average meal plan looks like.

Coffee with truvia and 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup old fashioned oats with 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and truvia

Snack 1:
1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt with 1tsp honey, 1/8 cup sliced almonds, and 1/4 cup strawberries

Either leftovers, individual meatloaves, or a sandwich (tuna made with hummus, grilled chicken, or pork tenderloin)

Snack 2:
Celery or carrots and hummus

Varies..a clean eating dinner with a veggie and sometimes brown rice or a sweet potato

Snack 3:
Shredded wheat with almond milk and raisins

I'm still enjoying cooking and we've been doing a lot of clean crock pot meals. I'm feeling good and motivated right now. I'm ready to get out of the 190's again!

Current weight: 191.2
Weight lost this week: 2.4 pounds
Weight lost since starting clean eating: 7.6 pounds

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sweet Berry Farm

We made a rainy drive out to Sweet Berry Farm yesterday. I was worried about everything being wet when we got there but it wasn’t bad. We didn’t get rained on and there was a nice breeze the whole time we were there.

We had been talking to Caroline about the pumpkin patch for a few days and she was excited.
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Does this tractor look familiar?
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Here she is last year.

She loved feeding the goats.
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I think her favorite part was the boat filled with pumpkins.
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She refuses to look at the camera when I’m holding it.
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We walked over to the other side of the farm to ride the hayride. She loved walking through the tunnel.
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We stopped to take pictures in the flowers before the hayride.
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Ready for the ride.
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Next up was the barrel train.
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Before leaving, we got some homemade ice cream for Caroline.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Flashback Friday

Last October we made a trip to Sweet Berry Farm and we're planning on heading out there tomorrow. Caroline will love it I'm sure..I better wear my running shoes because she is fast!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

National Night Out..

Tonight was National Night Out in Texas..I think it happened during the Summer in other states..but we didn’t want to melt so we moved it to October.

We had a good time visiting with neighbors and Caroline got to play with some of her friends.

Mario thought it would be a good idea to ride his bike while carrying 4 camping chairs and a soccer ball. Right when he was almost to where we all were, he crashed into the curb. His first words were “I didn’t hit my head.” He’s all beat up with scrapes on his arms and legs. Ugh..what am I going to do with him?

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Monday, October 3, 2011

2 and a half..

Caroline had her 30 month appointment today. She was in a great mood and was very talkative. I had been talking to her about visiting Dr. C for a few days so she was excited. The fact that they have a bunch of toys in the waiting room and big paintings of trains in the rooms didn’t hurt either.

She’s still a big girl. 33 lbs 8 oz and 37.5 inches..90th percentile for both. Dr. C said her body mass is perfect. Her tubes are gone..I never noticed them falling out. She has all of her two-year molars. She got the flu mist instead of a shot and it was quick and painless..she didn’t even whine.

I talked to Dr. C about potty training and the fact that Caroline is not being very cooperative. She said we have two options, keep pushing the issue and stress us both out or wait until she’s ready and she’ll basically potty train herself. She said both of her kids potty trained themselves about a week before they turned 3.

I also talked to her about the paci and she said there should not be any negative consequences to her teeth until she’s 3 or 4 and she will willingly give it up when she’s ready.

I love my pedi.

McFatty Monday..clean eating week 7

I ate clean all week until Saturday. We went to the football game and I had a burger on a white bun, a few nachos, and a few handfuls of popcorn.

I have realized that I really need to cut back on my snacking..especially on sweet things. For the past several weekends I have spent Sunday afternoon baking..and Sunday evening snacking. Ha. I've found some great recipes but I have very little self control when I know I have baked goods in the house.

I think I need to start replacing my morning smoothie with oatmeal. There are so many different ways to top it and it always looks so good. It's also very filling.

I didn't exercise at all last week. I have no excuses this week because it's supposed to be in the upper 80's/low 90's all week, which is a cool down for us. It won't happen tonight because Caroline has dance class..and tomorrow is national night out and my parents are coming for dinner. On Wednesday, I am walking around the neighborhood!

Current weight: 193.6..still not back to where I was 2 weeks ago.
Weight lost this week: 1.2 pounds
Total weight lost since starting clean eating: 5.2 pounds

Sunday, October 2, 2011

First haircut and a football game..

Caroline had her first haircut yesterday. We held out for 2 1/2 years but it was time to at least even up the ends. We went to a place called Snip-Its and she loved it. They have little TVs at every chair and the girls get a bow and sparkles in their hair after the cut. Every kid gets a prize after the cut too.
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Here’s the after..she trimmed the bottom and added long layers.
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After the haircut, we went to the Texas State football game with some friends who have a little girl that is 5 days younger than Caroline. We all had a great time..especially the girls.
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We have her 2 1/2 year appointment tomorrow so I’ll update with her stats. I’m very interested to see what they are because she has really thinned out over the past 6 months.