Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm baaaaack!

Wow, I can't even tell you what the last two weeks have been like...CAAAARAAAAAZY!!!!
Imagine this, taking two days to decided to pack up your all your belongings  to put into a storage unit for a year and moving to Canada with just a suitcase in the trunk. Sounds scary, huh. Well, that's my story. I had things packed, was in the process of getting out of phone contracts, rental contracts, and researching moving companies (cause you know I couldn't lift everything by myself) and then as fast as we decided to move, we changed our minds again. Back to unpacking boxes, telling all my friends that I'm really staying for a few more months and trying to regain some normalcy under some strange conditions. I had extreme lows, not so many highs and exhibited Emotional Eating 101.
So what am I up to now? Our daily routine is somewhat normal although my husband is living in Canada and I'm living in the US until my immigration paperwork clears (which could take 4-12 months.) So I'm a single mommy for the next few months (or a year...eek.). Now this isn't entirely new, my husband used to be a long haul trucker prior to the last few weeks so I was used to being on my own, but now I don't get periodic breaks when he was home etc.  Needless to say, I'm tired, it's hard and some days it's really lonely.
Amazingly, I have not gained anything, I actually lost at least I'm doing something right. I haven't tracked my food for the last two weeks although I have been wearing my bodybugg and uploading my burns so I knew I was burning a good chunk of calories...I was just hoping I was eating fewer. Apparently, I was :)

So the here are the juicy details-
last week I lost .6 lbs  and this week I lost 1.6
A little smaller than my averages but I'll take it! I feel like I'm back on track, I'm counting my calories and today I even took a 2.5 mile walk, in the rain, with my kiddo in tow (two thumbs up for the inventor of stroller covers!)

Whew, that was long, anyways, I hope that you all have a Happy Father's Day weekend!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cross Your Fingers for Me :)

So tomorrow could be a big day...I'm flirting with hitting the ever so coveted 2-5 mark on the scale! I've been close all week, in fact, I hit it today, right on the nose, but I don't "officially" way in until bright and early Saturday morning after my morning tinkle. (I know, TMI, but I'm keeping it real ) Wish me luck and if I hit it, my first free moment (which are few and far between in the semi-single parent world aka a trucker's wife) I'll let you all know!

I'm still feeling good, still have the drive which is what I think makes all the difference. I'm trying to keep the spark alive in this  healthy eating thing, trying new foods, new activities and challenging myself in other non-weight loss related ways. And so far, it's working!

A couple other tidbits to tide you over until my (cross your fingers) 25 pound post..... NEW FOOD ALERT!!!

I found these scrumptious AmyLu Mango Chicken Sausages at Costco and they are soooo yummy. And you'll never guess how many calories.....90! That's it and it honestly feels like you are indulging in something you shouldn't.

Throw one of those 90 calorie sausages into this 80 calorie bun (which was found at Safeway) and you've got about 8 inches of pure delight for only about 170 calories, pre-condiments of course.

Secondly, I'm going to post my weight (gasp!) and loses somewhere on my sidebar tonight. I'm going to own it and I hope to show other people who have a LONG way to go that if I can do it, anybody can. Have a great weekend everyone!