Ten in 10 Challenge: Week Eight

February 27, 2010

I’ve just finished week eight in the Ten in 10 Healthy Challenge. I knew this was going to be a hard week, but it was even harder than I had anticipated. It was a weird week.

Since Bry left on Monday, I’ve been very preoccupied with thinking about him and wondering how everything is going for him. At the same time, I was trying to focus and finish up a couple of big projects that need to be done before Meem, TallGuy and LittleOne come to visit us next week. Since I didn’t make my weekly shopping trip on Sunday and was trying to utilize my time wisely during the work week while HayHay was at school, I slipped up on my meal planning.

So, unfortunately, this darn thing didn’t budge this week. I had a Dr.’s appointment. on Friday morning and, as usual, their scale was three pounds higher than mine, but I write that off as my shoes and clothes.

That being said, I refuse to obsess about it or get discouraged. I know where I slipped up and I’ll just have to do better next week.

My biggest problem this past week was not having a stocked frig. I didn’t have what I normally like to eat for lunch so I ended up not eating enough which caused me to end up hungry before dinner and that’s when I start in on the snacking.

I don’t know whether it was the salted peanut butter pretzels or the one night of indulgence in sharp cheddar cheese, the KFC night or possibly the night we split a bottle of champagne, but probably a combination of all of those things contributed to me not shedding an ounce this week.

Luckily, I still managed to get up early and get in a good workout every morning. If I hadn’t, I’m sure I would have gained a little.

Since we’re having company next week, it’s going to be a little tricky for me to not allow myself to be on “vacation rules”. I’m going to have to plan our meals ahead and make sure I have healthy choices for myself.

If you’re participating in this challenge or if you set some goals for yourself for a healthier 2010, I’d love to hear how you’re doing and how you’re staying motivated.

Have a great weekend! :-)


4 Comments so far

  1. Posted by marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    February 27, 201012:28 pm

    I am so careful to always have my “go to” snacks around whether in the house or on the road. It is so easy to stay on track when you eat those mini meals all day long. Try to keep off the scale, it’ll make you nuts! Made that mistake last week. I am not trying to lose, but I don’t like to read any inconsistent numbers. I like things precise and as is. I gotta learn to let go.
    I bet it is torture not being able to talk to Bry, but soon enough you will have contact and hear all the great stuff he has been up to (or at least some of it!)
    .-= marla {Family Fresh Cooking}´s last blog post … Skinny Chocolate Drop Cookies =-.

  2. Posted by LilSis

    February 27, 20101:08 pm

    Thanks Marla!
    You’re so right about the snacks! I usually have a light string cheese, a few almonds or a boiled egg for a mid morning snack. My “downfall” is around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

    If I make sure to have dinner ready by 6:30 or so I’m okay, but if dinner is going to be late, I’m wanting some cheese and crackers! :-)

    It’s all about being organized with meal planning, so I’ve gotta do better next week.

  3. Posted by grace

    February 28, 20106:42 am

    it’s a stressful time for you–don’t punish yourself for finding a little comfort in some cheese. :)
    incidentally, i find exercise to be an awesome stress relief. if nothing else, it gets my mind off of whatever’s bothering me–all i can think about is the burn! :)
    .-= grace´s last blog post … what the what? =-.

  4. Posted by LilSis

    February 28, 20101:15 pm

    Hi Grace,
    Thanks again for always encouraging words!

    I agree…If I schedule the time for myself to workout, I wouldn’t be sane! It’s definitely a “stress buster” for me, too!

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