the cardboard box diet week three
i am ready for summer to be over and my "schedule" to be back to somewhat normal. i have been SO crazy busy this past week, planning for a bachelorette party, a wedding, and a birthday party. ALL OCCURRING THIS WEEKEND. so please forgive me for not having much of anything to say.
except that i'm still plugging away - trying to make smarter choices here and there as need be. i still allow myself to splurge and i'm forgiving myself for the two reese's peanut butter cups i had each night this week to help me relax after hurried afternoons. relaxing is important and sleep is important and those little bites of heaven helped bring relax and sleep about so i say reese's are important too.
can i get an amen to that?
last friday we had dinner in shreveport for my father-in-law's birthday and i had some of the best scalloped potatoes i have ever had. and i'm pretty sure there was at least a stick's worth of melted butter floating around in the bowl. but i licked it CLEAN because honestly they were amazeballs and worth every calorie.
what are some things you don't feel guilty about splurging on because they are SO good that you think they are worth ever calorie?? i'm curious to see if i'm the only one with this philosophy.
you can join in with us by using the hashtag #cbdiet on instagram or twitter. we are using myfitnesspal to track calories (available for android and iphone). plus, lauren is hosting a weekly linky to share our recaps.
starting weight 171.5
weight july 5: 168
weight july 12: 165
weight july 17: 166
i had a hunch. i didn't walk or do any sort of cardio this week because i simply did not have time. plus mother flow was in town. always an exciting time of the month, no?
but regardless of the scale i still feel better and feel more responsible for making better decisions altogether. so i am okay with that number edging back up a bit.
nothing, zip, zilch, nada.
unless of course crafting counts? no? darn.
like i mentioned above - the reese's and the scalloped potatoes straight from heaven were the two splurges this week.
several times this week i just wanted to give up and go out to grab something to eat. mostly because i didn't feel like washing dishes afterwards. (so lazy, i know!) but i stuck with my guns and ate at home, saving both moolah and calories. this morning however, i'm splurging on a spinach, feta, and egg white wrap from starbucks. i have to take the dogs to be boarded and that always stresses me out and totally makes me sad so i'm treating myself afterwards. #emotionaleatermuch?
so i finally got the nerve to try on some colored skinnies. i actually bought them too, after the frantic urging of the sixteen year old girls in my youth group. i actually like them though - they are super comfy believe it or not and they are totally OUTSIDE my comfort zone so i'm pushing myself to try something new here. what do you think about my skinnies??
this isn't really a recipe, per se, but i've discovered the idea of putting protein powder in my greek yogurt. i have strawberry protein powder and it mixes right in with my greek yogurt and i'm shocked by the texture and how well it tastes. have you tried this? am i late on the bandwagon?
about the hubs
chris has been at umarmy all week - simutaneously burning 1000s of calories a day working out in the heat with a ton of youth to build porches and whatnot AND eating like a king i'm sure to keep his energy up. he will also come home very dehydrated. i know this because it happens every summer. so i'm leaving him out of the reports this week. i will let you know how he is doing next week. ;)