First of all, I want to say thank you for the warm welcome back and the offers of support. I feel awesome just hearing from you all. I need every ounce of accountability and support I can get to be successful in this.
Coleslaw (small serving)
Potatoes (small serving)
I drank water instead of alcohol which kept the calories down.
Dessert, always my downfall, was less than stellar, but it could have been worse.
Small piece of cheesecake
2 cream puffs
Dinner was delicious - it's always fun to celebrate with friends and co-workers.
The rest of the day, I tried to keep cals on the low side.
Toast with a smidge of butter and cinnamon
Nonfat yogurt with protein powder, peaches and granola
Yeah, popcorn was not the healthiest lunch in the world, but it takes a long time to eat and I wanted to keep the calories way down since I knew dinner would not be the leanest.
I'm marking today in the "Success" column, even though some might not think it was. The reason?
~ I was in control of the food - the food was not in control of me
~ I ate because I was hungry, not because the food was there
~ I limited my Diet Coke consumption and drank mostly water
~ I didn't eat until I felt sick, the way I have been lately
~ I didn't have ice cream (of course, I had cheesecake)
This weekend my kids go to their dad's house. I'm going to work on organizing my tiny apartment and I am going to do some cooking for the week ahead. We're really loving soup this winter so I think I'll do another pot of soup - what kind depends on what is on sale.
For now, we are stringing popcorn and baking gingerbread ornaments (non-edible). The house smells divine and the kiddos are happy and feeling creative. Life is good.