Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 14: Danger Zone

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

So today was a craaaaaazzzzzyyyy day at work.  Not bad, just crazy busy.  Non-stop moving.  I did eat lunch but almost didn't.  Left work to take sweet girl to the cheer clinic.  Met the sweet man at the Sprint store.  He lost his phone in the pool and I was sick of not being able to reach him.  2.5 hours later we each had new iphones.  I traded in a 4S...he traded in an old flip phone.  Then rushed to meeting.  Then rushed to football game.  Then home.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffins
Lunch: tuna, 2 tbls homemade mayo, spinach
Dinner: eggs, sausage

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


This is hard.  I had not eaten supper and it was 8 pm.  I was hungry.  Nothing was quick and it was 2 hours beyond when I want to be done eating for the day.  So I was going to skip eating.  But look at my calories for the day...that would not have been good!  And I was hungry.  I really wanted to eat EVERYTHING I saw.  Spoonfuls of peanut butter, poptarts (sweet man has these), toast, McDonalds drive thru.  ANY drive thru.  It was a danger zone to be sure.  I kept thinking about options at home.  There were none.  I need better planning.  So eggs and sausage.  Ugh.  Kind of sick of that.  It was also information for me about when temptations might hit.  Lack of planning is a problem.  I was strong tonight...I might not always be.  And frankly, if not for this blog and publicly sharing, I might have eaten it.

Planning for The Future:


Tomorrow is another busy day.  Shopping, soccer, birthday party, more shopping.  The first shopping is more for everyday stuff.  The second shopping is a shopping trip with sweet man and girl for my birthday.  We will go out to eat...I pick the place.  Still haven't decided.  But I will have more variety tomorrow and that is a good thing.  I have a pork roast thawing to cook and will do some other planning for better meals this week.  It has been a long week for sure.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 13: Vegetables

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

Went to a different chiropractor for my knee.  I think it is going to help.  I try to eat dinner before 6, but let me tell you...that is HARD.  Today I was at the grocery store at 6:45 pm.  ugh.  I got some vegetables from the salad bar and came home and made a salad.  Now doing laundry.  It is a bit of disaster around here...but weekend is coming...

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffins
Lunch: chicken, carrots, a few grapes, a few olives
Dinner: big salad

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


I need to figure out vegetables.  I am getting sick of the same ones all the time.  I had planned to make roasted veggies tonight, but got home too late.  I need more vegetables.  I know that.


Planning for The Future:


Tomorrow night has activities stacked on top of each other.  3:45 the sweet girl needs to be at the cheer clinic.  I need to be at a meeting at 6.  Then the football game to watch the sweet girl at 7.  Crazy.  I don't know how people do more than 1 or 2 kids.

Saturday is a soccer game at the same time as a swim party.  We don't have a present yet. Ugh.  And then we are headed shopping for my birthday.  I am going to get new running shoes and maybe a new cookbook.

So I need to hold strong.  Today I felt myself wanting to eat junk, but mostly because it was right in front of me.  Or easy like the drive thru.  So just hold strong.  Sunday afternoon (after a nap) I will do some cooking.




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 12: Body Image and the Scale

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

Made it through the meeting ok.  Ate a few nuts.  No pizza.  I love pizza.  And yet I was ok.  Felt a little weird eating the lunch I brought...but not too bad.  Left school late.  Picked up the sweet girl with 5 minutes to spare.  Church.  Home. Run...that turned into a walk because of my knees.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffins
Lunch: chicken, carrots, grapes, black olives
Dinner: egg muffins, sausage.

Snack:  Banana (not true hunger).  Nuts (true hunger)

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


So today I wore the black capris.  Yesterday I wore the brown.  Same style, same brand, same size.  Yesterday I felt like I was losing inches and felt good.  Today I felt like a stuffed sausage.  WTF?!?  This is where not being on the scale helps me.  I would have stepped on the scale and let that determine how I felt.  I reminded myself that I could not have gained a bunch of weight overnight by eating the right things.  And no matter how I felt, I was not 150 lbs yesterday or today.  So really it doesn't matter.  I keep going.  And I need to remember that I am not just eating this way for weight...I am sleeping better, I am getting more mentally clear, I have a little bit more energy, allergies are better, etc.

Best and Worst...


Best Part of Today: 
Worst Part of Today: 

Planning for The Future:


Tomorrow I will go see a second person about my knee/feet.  I will also get to the store to get some vegetables.  I just don't really have enough during the day.  I seem to be eating mostly eggs.  I also need to do laundry tomorrow.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 11: Sleepy

***updated.

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

School. Haircut.  School. Swim lessons with the sweet girl. Home.  Dinner.  3rd grade homework.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffins
Lunch: chicken, grapes, carrots
Dinner: sausage, eggs, watermelon

WTF:  Banana Chips

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


Holly had a post about what she is eating.  In it she talked about things that are a problem for her.  Sugar and food that comes in pieces.  That was interesting to me.  Hello, banana chips.  The hand-to-mouth repetition is powerful.  So I threw away the banana chips.  Waaaaayyyyy to snacky for me.

I also am not sure about this format.  Part of it works for me and part doesn't.  Recapping the day probably doesn't work.  I mean most days I go to work, I come home.  That is it.  There is a ton more to all of that...but not that I feel I can share.  I am an assistant principal in an elementary school.  It is an under performing school with a tough history.  The present is pretty rough too.  Low scores, behaviors, etc.  This is my second year as an administrator so I am still learning a ton. (of course I will always be learning.) There is a ton to say and feel and think about all of that...but I don't feel it is appropriate to share.  So it is hard to talk about my day.  That is also true about the best and worst of my day.  The worst will most of the time be something at school...but I don't want to give the impression that school is horrible.  It isn't.  It is hard...and sometimes horrible...and sometimes amazing...and most of the time rewarding.  But if I look at the worst of my day...well it will be something at school. Probably.  And frankly the best will probably be something at school too.  I spend a lot of time there.  And best and worst is troublesome because that implies one thing.  There is a ton that is good in my life.  A ton (apparently my go to word for today). So maybe it is about something that was good and something that was not so good.  Best and worst feels like too much pressure.

What I am eating is helpful.  I have actually stopped eating some things because I was going to have to type it.  And typing it out made me realize how utterly ridiculous it is that I am binge eating banana chips.

How I am feeling/what I am thinking is important.  That seems to be the heart of matter for me.

Planning for the future is also important because it helps me look beyond this minute.  Planning is a key to success. Period.

So I think I will change up the format in a few days.  I need to think about what makes sense.  I am thankful for this format so far as it has made blogging a bit easier.

Moving on.

The most I was able to accomplish in the past was a Whole 11.  So I will be in uncharted waters.  I am holding strong.  Boring, boring food choices.  But that is ok.  Just keep going.  Right now I can hardly keep my eyes open.  Headed to bed.

Best and Worst...


Best Part of Today: 
Worst Part of Today: 

Planning for The Future:


Still a busy week.  A birthday dinner on Sat.  Thinking about where I would like to go.  I will do some cooking Sunday afternoon.  I need to think about what to make and then grocery shop.

There is a district meeting.  And lunch.  I am bringing mine.  I don't imagine what they serve will be Whole 30.  That is ok.




Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 10: What?!?

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

Took the dogs home before work.  Teacher called in and I called subs before I left for work.  So I got there late (for me) which then threw me off for awhile.  After work I came home, ate and am now waiting to go run.  My knee hurts...I don't know if it is a good idea to run...but I want to.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffins
Lunch: egg muffins, carrots, grapes
Dinner: Curry coconut chicken meatballs, spinach salad with almonds.  Banana chips.

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


So I go to catch up on blogs and see this!  What??!?!  Paleo, Whole 30 and GAIN weight.  NO.  For the love of everything...NO.  But maybe it explains my other challenge where I lost only 6 pounds.  I thought it was too much fruit.  I am going to assume that this article isn't going to happen to me.  Although I find myself not hungry.  It is not going to happen, right?!? I do feel some clothes fitting differently.  Sometimes I think I am getting somewhere...sometimes I don't.  Doesn't matter.  10 days is NOT enough to make any decisions.  I do know that I am sleeping better and my face is less red...except that I am sunburned right now...so that is good.  At any rate...moving on.

Best and Worst...


Best Part of Today: I am looking forward to running.  (who am I?!?)
Worst Part of Today: My knee hurts.

Planning for The Future:


This week is beyond crazy.  Something every night.  I forgot 3 things when I typed it out.  So I need to just hold strong and make sure I have enough variety in things to eat.  I mean, I love egg muffins...but seriously!




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Day 9: Tired

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

Up early with the 5 dogs.  Ate breakfast.  Sister's house for late breakfast/early brunch.  State Fair for the day.  Home and general stuff to get ready for the week.  It was a little hard to pass up stuff at the fair--I did have a brat on a stick--and yet I came home craving a fresh salad.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: egg muffin (early), eggs, sausage
Lunch: brat on a stick.  Banana chips.
Dinner: small amount of chicken, spinach, strawberries, almond salad

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


Walked and stood for 7 hours today.  I am tired.  My knee hurts and so I am icing it.  Might be in bed in a few minutes.

Best and Worst...


Best Part of Today: Spending the day with the sweet man and sweet girl.  Not eating fair stuff.
Worst Part of Today:  Not as much time with other family that is in town as I had hoped.

Planning for The Future:


This week the sweet man works late at least the first 3 days of the week.  The sweet girl has gymnastics on Monday, swimming on Tuesday.  Bible study starts Wednesday night...I am excited.  Friday night I have a volunteers meeting for the half marathon.  Saturday is soccer, birthday party for a friend of sweet girl, then off to Wichita to celebrate my birthday with the sweet man and girl.  Sunday I am helping with the half marathon.

I am tired just typing this.  This week will be a test for me.  I am not uber prepared food wise for this week.  I have a ton of leftovers...so I need to be sure to eat them before I start cooking a bunch of other stuff.  I also need to remember that it doesn't need to be fancy...it just needs to be compliant.

I can do it.  I will do it.  I am doing it.




Saturday, September 13, 2014

Day 8: Doing What I Need To and Too Much Snacking

Recapping my Whole 30 following the lead of this guy.  Wish he was blogging more as I like the format.

The Day

We did have a family breakfast.  I was hungry after not eating dinner the night before.  I knew there would be pancakes and I knew I would just pass.  Sausage would be ok and scrambled eggs would be ok.  Not even thinking that my sister would make them with milk.  And then she also added cheese.  I was going to just make a couple of eggs, but she didn't have any more.  She seemed disappointed that eggs would not be ok.  "What is wrong with eggs, you like eggs."  I just said, well I am trying to stay away from dairy, but it is ok.  I planned to eat a tiny amount and move on.  My sister remembered that she had a couple of hard boiled eggs so I ate those.  My saying what I need/want is huge.  Seems so obvious when I type it, but trust me...it is new to me.  Especially with my family.

After that it was soccer, general housework, helping at church and then a little bit of shopping.  We were able to get some Legos at 30% off which is generally unheard of...so put them away for Christmas.  Also able to get some things for my great neice for Christmas and her birthday at 30% beyond the clearance price.  Bonus!  Now recapping and then watching a movie with the sweet man.  The sweet girl is having a slumber party with my niece.

What I am eating...


Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, 2 sausage patties
Snack:  too many banana chips
Lunch: chicken, strawberry, almond, spinach salad.  egg muffin-- trying one after they came out of oven.
Dinner: 2 egg muffins and 2 sausage links

How I am Feeling/What I am Thinking...


This weekend I have felt very snacky.  I need to think about why that is.  I also really didn't need to eat dinner.  I wasn't truly hungry and it was later than normal.  I am not very good about how much a person should be eating.  I know I need to eat...

I am eating clean.  I do also know from another clean challenge that I can end up still eating too much.  Which then results in not losing much weight.  So as I head into week 2 I want to pay more attention to eating more at breakfast and then less throughout the day.

I do think clothes are fitting better.  I am curious about the scale, but am staying away.

Best and Worst...


Best Part of Today: Putting on jeans to go to soccer and feeling like they fit fine.
Worst Part of Today: Too much snacking and then eating dinner.  ugh.  Stop. It.

Planning for The Future:


Tomorrow we will go to the state fair.  We will start with another family breakfast.  I thought I was cooking, but at the last minute it will be back at my sister's.  Biscuits and gravy for everyone.  Sausage for me.  And either I will take a couple of eggs or they will have more.  I do think it bothers my sister that I am not eating what she is making because her being the hostess is sort of new...but then I also think she should be ok because she is vegetarian so there is lots of stuff she can't eat and I spend lots of time figuring out what works... Even egg-less cake.

Then it will be off to the state fair.  There is a vendor that sells local meat that is really good.  So I will have that...just no bun.  Vegetables are non existent--sort of.  Fried vegetables are possible--but not going to do it.  There is one vendor that has a fruit bowl, so maybe that.  I will probably take some banana chips with me just in case...but also sort of think that might not be the best idea given how much I have snacked on them in the last few days. lol  Definitely lots of water.  Will take a water bottle.  It has been cold here...but still good to have water.  And of course lots of walking.

Home in the afternoon.  I hope for a nap.  And then getting ready for the work week.  I have chicken and turkey meatballs for supper.