Tough week again

Well, things are going OK diet-wise, although I didn't lose that much this week. Still, I'll take it! Hubs and I have been going a bit crazy on the ice cream lately, so I'm sure that's not helping with the weight loss! He put the kibosh on mid-week ice cream since we do a terrible job of saving carbs for it. What was I expecting? To drop even though I'm eating ice cream every other day? Lol.

Other than that, everyone is sick. FIL is sick, MIL is sick, Hubs is sick and I'm getting sick. Ugh! We just don't have enough energy to go around these days. I'm cutting out of work early today so I can maybe get a nap in. And I think we need more veggies in our house!

Still surviving and still BFC'ing.


Busy week

Wow-- I can't believe it's already been a week! Well, I'm up again a little and I'm starting to think I need to follow Rosalie's example and not eat grains in the evening. Something to shake me out of this plateau!

So, things have been NUTS over here. Dad-in-law went into the hospital last week and had emergency surgery on Friday when the MRI showed something suspicious. He is recovering now, but it's been really rough on him. He has been in and out of hospitals for 3 years or more with one problem after another. The poor man! What makes it even worse is he is such a doer-- always running errands or fixing the house up. And now he has to just lay there on morphine. I worry.

Anyway, we've been driving around trying to visit him and take care of Mom-in-law. They live 30 mins from us and the hospital is about 45 mins from us, so the driving adds up after a while! I also work about 60 mins away, so there isn't a lot of time left over for normal stuff right now.

On a happier note, I just found out that I passed the bar exam! I took it this summer, which was a pretty stressful experience (as I'm sure you can imagine). Anyway, I have officially passed and I can now start thinking about what I might do next... We'll see!

The weird irony is that I found out about the bar exam right as I walked into Dad-in-law's hospital room to see him before his surgery. I was crying and everyone thought it was because I had failed. But nope! I was so happy to have passed. Of course, everyone was already emotional because Dad-in-law was saying his goodbyes like this surgery was going to be it for him. So, there were lots of mixed emotions that night.

He pulled through OK, so I'm trying not to worry too much. Instead, let's think about happy things, ok? How about what my business cards should say once I'm admitted to the bar? Or how this time next year Hubs and I will be thin and healthy!


Home again :)

Well, we had a great time in California, but I'm glad to be home! Whew! That was a whirlwind trip. I have to admit that I didn't stay on plan the whole time, but I did most of the time. I was worried I'd come home and see I had gained 5lbs, but that didn't happen. Instead, it was a no loss/no gain kind of week, which is good considering all I ate!

We drove everywhere, which meant trying to be good while eating "road trip food". We tried pork rinds, but they were gross! We ate some beef jerky and bought Funions, but never opened them. Smart Food popcorn was good, and we were careful to stay within the limit there. Mostly while driving it was lots and lots of water!

How I cheated:

  • At Universal Studios we got the all day meal pass which meant free dessert with every meal. I tried the "brookie" (brownie/cookie mix) and a chocolate chip cookie. Both were really disgusting and I only ate a couple bites. One that was gross, and one to make sure it was really gross! Lol.
  • At the most delicious steakhouse I've ever been to, Spencer's in San Jose, I had creme brulee for dessert. I shared with Hubs, but he didn't like it. I ate half of it and it was AMAZING!
  • At the Tipsy Pig in San Francisco, I had fish and chips (was pretty good on carbs) and then homemade ice cream sandwiches (made with gelato). I had 1 ice cream sandwich. Yum!
Other than that, I was pretty good. I won't say perfect, because I'm sure that's not the case! I think what saved me was all the walking around we did.

Anyway-- can't say that I recommend cheating to anyone and there are three reasons why: (1) it's always disappointing; (2) it makes it harder to be good the next day; and (3) it can make you sick! We have gotten so used to eating a certain way that all that junk made our tummies ache!

I'm glad to be home now, but it's too bad to have to go back to work and everything. Oh well! We can start saving up for our next vacation!

Thanks for all the great advice before we left! I did think about what you all said while we were out there (hence the fish and chips!). Sorry I didn't take the time to blog while we were on the road. It was a really good motivator knowing that I would have to come back and report to you all how I did, though! Thanks for being my virtual buddy system!