Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

Blew my diet out of the water last night!! The husband, daughter and myself carpooled yesterday which means I am at work for an extra 2.5 hours. I was doing great until my husband got off work early and we ended up at our favorite pub munching on Irish Nachos and drinking a couple of beers!! Man that threw me off for the rest of the night because then I didn't feel like making a healthy dinner so instead pulled out the ritz crackers and cream cheese. Then I decided to get away from the kitchen and go to my bedroom where I then snacked on nuts for an hour!! Only reprieve is that I was still under 100 net grams of carbs. That is it!! I was over 2000 calories for the day and mainly empty calories!!

Oh well, a new day and I can get back on track. Although it will be another long day because I have to wait for my daughter to get off work and that is an extra 4 hours to my day. The daughter is refusing to drive her car until we get the snow tires put on which won't be until next week!! So that means my days are going to be long and I won't be getting home until almost 7 each night!! Good thing is that it is only for a week and then I should get back to normal unless the snow is so bad that we all need to carpool.

Moving to the country is wonderful for summer and fall but man oh man this winter driving really sucks!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

We did our Disney vacation the week of Thanksgiving!! It was wonderful seeing all the family and the new addition! Our cousin had a baby girl in September and she is just beautiful!! We did lots of walking since it was Disney!! Eating was horrible because it was Disney!!

I am trying to get back on track as of yesterday. No bread or cereals!! I did have net carbs of 66 grams so higher than if I was doing the Keto Diet. I am planning on waiting to start that way of eating back up in January.

I am not happy with my weight right now, but you know I am not knocking myself either. I am learning to love myself no matter what size I am. That is a huge step in a positive direction!! I have hated my size for sooooo many years that I couldn't stand to look in a full length mirror. I am now feeling better and accepting I will always have lumps and stretch marks. I want to eat healthier just because I feel better when I do. If I end up losing weight in the process that is a huge bonus!!

I think being around my family and feeling so loved helped me last week. When you are always by yourself you begin to dwell on negativity. I am now going to only look at the positive side of things. I could walk all day and not be sore. My body carried me and I did rides that I  haven't done in years. I feel good about myself. I didn't even bother wearing makeup or really doing much with my hair while on vacation. That freed up so much of my time. I am learning to accept myself and that is the journey I am loving. Getting healthy is not only a physical journey but also a mental one. Mentally I think I am getting there!!

I turned 46 last Wednesday and I am finally beginning to love myself again. It has been 19 years since I have felt happy in my own skin. I have a lot more skin than what I once had but you know what my family loves all of me. It is time for me to love all of me!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Well it has been a crazy few weeks. We are finally moved into the new place in the country. I can say I am loving living out in the country with no one around me!

Our only neighbor is across the road and he trains people for the rodeo. I have had the pleasure of watching this training almost everyday this week. He was teaching calf wrestling last night and I can say the kid will be sore today!! But he really got it down towards the end.

We have had deer in the yard everyday as well. They give me some stares like I should not be there. I am sure after 8 years of no one being on the property they feel that it is theirs.

I still have a few more walls to paint. We had to pull down a lot of ugly wall paper and paint majority of the rooms. I left one room with the original wall paper as a reminder of what it was prior to us moving in. I call it my beige room because everything is pretty much beige in it. This room is working as my office right now, but I will have it as the guest/office room soon enough.

My eating and exercising has been pretty horrible. As for exercising, I have been moving from all the painting, packing, and cleaning. But nothing organized. I have lifted so many heavy boxes and carried them up and down flights and flights of stairs. So I got some physical activity in for sure. But all the physical activity has been voided from all the bad eating. When you are moving and fixing a new place you have a lot of late nights where you grab fast food. I haven't gained but I haven't loss either.

I am now back to normal almost. Just a few more boxes to either unpack or decide to store away. I have two hallways I need to paint but will get to them after Thanksgiving.

I finally baked up some keto friendly bread on Sunday. I saw the recipe on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. It still did not rise as high as I would have liked but it is pretty tasty. I tried it fresh out of the oven with some butter and it tasted a little eggy for me. I have had it for lunch this week. I put it in the fridge in a ziploc bag and I think it taste better this way. The blog I found the recipe on is called Keto Connect. When I worked up the recipe calculator my serving sizes came to be 117 cals per slice with net carb of 1 g.