I had a busy day today with a couple of temptations, but I made it through.
Breakfast was an egg white scramble with 3 egg whites, 4 oz. of baked chicken, mushrooms & 1/8 c. of 2% shredded cheddar cheese.
Right after I finished eating, around 8:30am, my sister Brandy sent me a txt saying, "I'm going to be about 5 mins late....Elijah peed on the bed".
Wha...? OH HOLY CRAP!!!! I told my sister last week that I'd meet her to pick up the kids today so she can go to school!!!!!! I totally forgot. Threw on a ball cap and some shoes and ran out the door. Picked up the kids and she gave me $20 to take them to McDonald's for breakfast.
Normally I avoid fast food places now....just tell myself they're disgusting and gross as I drive by them...and they're not near the temptation that they USED to be when I first started my weight loss journey. However....all of that changes when you're sitting inside and watching people stuff their faces with pancakes, scrambled eggs, chicken biscuits, egg mcmuffins and breakfast burritos. The aroma's wafting up your nose, and suddenly...it doesn't seem so gross anymore. In fact....it seems downright tasty!!
I let the kids play on the indoor jungle gym for almost an hour and then made them sit down to eat. Elijah ate the chicken off of 2 chicken biscuits, and Grace ordered a bagel with cream cheese. I didn't eat anything. Oh I wanted to....but I told myself if I could hold out and resist THESE calories, then I'd go get some OTHER calories when we left. By the way, have you ever noticed how slow kids eat?? Between the playing and the eating, I was tortured inside the McD's for over an hour and a half, lol. But I resisted!
We went to a couple of stores to look around....Belk's and TJMaxx, and then I got to Larry's Subs around noon and had my usual ham and turkey sub that I get when I'm stuck out at lunch time.
While we're leaving the Larry's Subs parking lot, the kids spy a Bruster's....ice cream!!!! This would be Temptation #2 for the day. I took them over and we sat outside in the sunshine while they slurped down their vanilla cones. Sweets aren't normally a real big temptation for me (unless it's a brownie)...but the week of my cycle....anything and everything is fair game. Not to mention I saw a huge a$$ picture of a brownie sundae, lol. But I just white-knuckled the picnic table we were sitting at and let them eat their ice cream.
We stopped by the Dollar General and I picked up a couple of tank tops for $6 and got the kids each one Easter toy that was on sale for 50% off. We got back home and while the kids were playing with Scarlette, my sister called to say she'd be there in a few mins and did I want to come back up to town and meet her at the Chinese buffet????
Temptation #3...and the worst one yet!!! I hesitated for about 5 seconds....then I turned her down. I knew tomorrow morning was the weigh-in, I already had Chinese earlier this week, and this weigh-in won't be as near as hot as the last one due to my cycle. I decided not to sabotage myself completely.
Brandy got to the house, and instead of picking up the kids and leaving, she sat around on the sofa for a while and we chatted a bit while the kids destroyed my house and terrorized my puppy dog. The first half of the day was fine, because I purposely kept the kids out shopping and not at my house where they could stress me out. But I didn't know they were going to be there until 4PM!!! I snacked a lot while they were there (secretly praying they would LEAVE so Elijah would stop trying to pick Scarlette up by the neck). But I did take pics of everything.
I attempted to eat a Chobani strawberry yogurt, but Grace tasted it, and decided she needed the other 1/2 of it, so I only got half.
Then I had a boiled egg...
Then some sugar-free lime Jell-O. These are perfect for when you can't seem to stop snacking, but you don't want to blow your calories.
They finally left at 4pm and my nerves were shot. I wanted to eat and eat and eat....just like yesterday. So again...just like yesterday....I took a nap. When I woke up, I made chicken burgers for dinner that I cooked in some extra virgin olive oil. I had it on a whole wheat sandwich thin w/ 1 Tbsp lite mayo, a little ketchup & mustard, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Yummy!
Dessert was a navel orange that I shared with Scarlette.
I'll have my 2 c. of decaf coffee later this evening with the sugar-free creamer.
Total Calories: 1482
Water Intake: (4) 32 oz. glasses
Tomorrow's the weigh-in, so don't forget to stop by my weigh-in post tomorrow and leave me yours!! Good luck to everyone....I don't know about you, but I'm glad this crappy week is almost over, lol. Next week has GOT to be better! :)