Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Weigh-In/ Finish the Sentence Friday

                                                            Friday Weigh-In

I was leery about weighing myself this morning as it has been an up and down week. My husband had bad news at work so it has been stressful. He has kept his job but almost 100 people are being let go. Downsizing - how I hate that word. What it means really is profit over people. Sorry - my little rant.
I have also been going through all my teaching materials. I am having a large teacher sale tomorrow. It is hard to sift through 36 years of your life's work and see it go. But I want to reclaim my downstairs which has been overrun by teaching stuff. It looks like a scene from hoarders right now! I took a picture but dare not share it! lol
So it has been a stressful week which meant - guacamole and doritos and ice cream bars.

But, I did lose a pound after all. Must have been all the work downstairs - and sweating it off!

Goals for the coming week:

1. Find and make some shake recipes I can enjoy.
2. Eat more vegetables and fruit.
3. Ramp up my water intake. Try some with lemon - great suggestion Erin!
4. Start walking more.
5. Finish "Undiet"

At "Finish the Sentence Friday", this week's sentence is:
I have a bad habit of:

eating junk when I am stressed and,

having to have a treat when I drink tea.

While talking with my daughter last night, we actually discussed this bad habit and she literally wagged her finger at me (over the phone no less) about it. It is a habit I actually picked up from my Mom. It is a difficult one to deal with but I am s l o w  l  y   adjusting. I am actually having my tea right now, without toast or a cookie or 3.

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  1. I can truly relate and the last few nights I too have been stressed with work and stuff and have totally been eating more and probably not the healthiest either. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and for linking up!!

  2. Great job to losing a pound. Sadly, I think I found it. Sigh.

  3. Hey a pound is good. Don't scoff at that!

    Downsizing stinks! I was downsized 2 years ago.

    It is hard to break the habit of eating stress away. I think many of us have that problem. Sounds like you are working on. Sometimes just realizing what you are doing helps change it.

  4. I tend to go on a chocolate binge at certain times of the month. I can't stop. I've tried coming up with healthier alternatives, like extra dark chocolate, but if the other chocolate is in the house, forget it. Maybe that's the key - I shouldn't have the other chocolate in my house. So it starts at the grocery store for me. Haha! Like that's going to change.

    Also, I have a degree in nutrition - granted it's a 20 year old degree that I haven't used in the work world much - and I remember them saying that losing 1-2 pounds a week is the healthy way to lose weight. So you're doing great!!!

  5. Way to go on your weight loss. Keep up doing what you want.