Whoa, I need to hurry up and post. It's 11:05pm already! Agh! I will just tell you about my day I guess. And how my healthier life is going so far. Today was kind of a downer at first, despite going to IKEA with Kendra and her kids. Usually I love IKEA and it was still fun today, but the big O was not so ecstatic to be there which made it not so much of a fun party time for me. I didn't buy anything, but I did see a cool high chair there. Bryan got a high chair for free last summer, but it looks like it's from the 70's and there are things about it that worry me. I don't know. It could be okay. This one is just cooler. And takes up less space. And can be zipped apart and thrown in the wash. Now how cool is that? My day became infinitely better once Bryan was home for the night. He has been pretty busy with school lately which is totally fair. He's had a bunch of tests and papers and things lately. If I had all that stuff going on I would cry. So I try not to be too much of a burden. But it sure was nice to have him home more tonight than he was last night. The big O and I just need a break from our all-day fun sometimes, so it's good to have Daddy around. Anyway, we were running out of a bunch of things (like bread) so we went to the grocery store and stocked up again. Woot! The girl at the deli did, by the way, ask about the thickness. That made us chuckle. Although tonight we got the sun dried tomato turkey. Yummm. And some really yummy looking healthy juices. And some 60 calorie pudding pack things. (Happy sigh.) Now the big O is fed and happy and singing us her usual goodnight song (i.e. crying from the next room because she's really tired).
As for the new healthier lifestyle, I think things are going pretty well. We do break our dessert rule for special occasions (like our nephew's birthday party or when we had some friends over that brought dessert with them), but we only eat one serving of whatever is being offered instead of our (my) usual two or three (or five). I think this is good because it helps me to not hate my life and be bitter about not eating yummy things or having to feel awkward in social groups by declining obviously very delicious food. Win win win. Otherwise, we still just have our one day each week that we eat whatever the heck we want. You would think this would be a bad thing, but I don't think it is. First of all, it gives us hope and something to look forward to the rest of the week when we (I) just want to eat half a package of Oreos or all the leftover Halloween Kit Kats (sooo good). Also, it's good because, since we only have one day each week in which to eat all the junk we want, we never actually end up eating that much junk. I, for instance, did eat a few Halloween Kit Kats (luckily there weren't a whole lot of those left anyway) and some other random Halloween candy we have left over, but I did not end up eating even one Oreo. Before the end of the day hit I was totally sugared out, something which I cannot remember happening for a long time. I think I had way too much fatty sugar in my system before. So I'm feeling pretty good about this. Also, my friend and I have been going on walks most weekdays. We usually miss a day here and there because life happens, but we're pretty good about going most of the time. I still haven't lost very much more weight, but I think my pudgy belly is getting flatter. I am happy about this. And I feel much better emotionally not having to feel guilty for eating junk all the time. Yay me!