I know it's been a week since I last wrote. I have maintained the same weight at my weigh-in this morning even though the scales at home showed I had gained 7 pounds earlier this week. I know that I need to quit weighing everyday but it's so hard not to and sometimes I feel like it keeps me focused more on my goals.
Baccalaureate was very nice last Friday. All of my friends had me convinced that it was going to be long a boring and I was so glad that it was far from either. We are blessed with a very talented group of kids that have phenomenal musical talents. One family performed 3 or 4 songs and a couple girls sang a beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes. The minister gave 3 very good life lessons with stories to back his theories. He definitely kept interests sparked.
I went to a wedding Saturday for a co-worker's son. The food was wonderful and I had a second plate. I know that wasn't the best choice, but I hadn't ate hardly anything during the day so by that evening I was really hungry. Unfortunately, I got that full, miserable, stuffed feeling that I so hate. We danced quite a bit that night so I hope I burnt a lot of that off.
Sunday was church, then graduation, then the Senior all-night party. I had tried to take a short nap Sunday evening after our guests from graduation had left but was unsuccessful. The evening wasn't too bad. Everyone was pretty sleepy-eyed around 3:00am so we did a group activity that really woke everyone up. My daughter fell asleep on the way home but I did fine. Good thing it's only about 15 miles from school to home. I decided to get up after my mother called and woke me even though I had only slept about 3 hours. I worked on unpacking a box, organizing pictures and cleaning house. Later, I went to dinner and the mall with both daughters. It was nice to spend time with them. Seems that doesn't happen much lately or we are in always in a rush.
I exercised during lunch Tuesday and did Body Pump and Body Combat at the gym after work. Yesterday, I had lunch with a dear friend so my lunch workout didn't happen. I did Kickboxing and Advanced Abs classes at the gym last night. I know that I am getting stronger but I so wish I could do much better. Patience is so easy to say yet so hard to practice. I will just keep working out during lunch and going to the gym after work as much as possible...someday all the hard work will show results.
One of the reasons I think I had showed a weight gain earlier in the week is because I haven't been as disciplined on my food choices or portions as I know I need to be. I am tracking as much as possible but since I can't do this at home (due to Internet issues), I miss most evenings. I think as long as I do breakfast and lunch I pretty much know my limits for dinner and can plan accordingly. I am really concentrating on increasing my daily water intake.
Plans for today are to do 20 minutes on the elliptical at lunch, Body Pump class after work, and increase my water to a minimum of 80 oz. while at work and an additional 32 oz. this evening.
Hope that everyone has an Amazing Day!!!