Goodbye Long Weekend, Hello Bandwagon

We spent almost the entire day on the couch yesterday yet this morning when my alarm when off I did not want to haul my arse out of bed at all.  Perhaps this was due to the fact that hubby took an extended long weekend and was still snoozing away.  Lucky duck!

I got up, inspired to have a good day.  Getting my health on track is my number one priority, especially after seeing this picture.  The only person I was fooling with these 25 extra pounds was me, it’s apparently obvious to everyone else, including Jaime’s camera. What an extremely unflattering race day photo.

After a full day of work and eats, I feel like I’m almost tempting fate by saying that I feel optimistic. ;)  I’ve tracked my points, eaten reasonably clean foods, got in over 2L of H20 and we’re about to head out for a stroll.  It’s a beautiful evening here in NS.

I truly am challenging myself to take it slowly, one day at a time. It’s time to start celebrating small victories too, as they provide much needed motivation.

Planning, planning, planning just doesn’t seem to work for me anymore.  When one tiny glitch happens I use it as an excuse to say “what the hell” and veer off track.  Therefore, the only plan I have is to stay within & track my points, get in at least 2L of H20, and be active most days of the week – Nothing too detailed.  No more commitments of any kind until I’m firmly back on track health-wise.  If I have to keep reiterating how important my health is over the next 6 months then I’ll do it.  I am worth it.


Supper this evening was spaghetti. Hubby requested the ingredients be added to the grocery list last week.  Other then to carb-load before the run, I haven’t had spaghetti in months. YUM!

Pasta was Catelli Smart Spaghetti. Sauce was made with lean ground beef, onions, mushrooms, red peppers & tomato sauce.  Plus Italian seasonings.  Topped with a healthy sprinkle of parm. A very filling 10 points.

As mentioned, this evening we’re going to stroll the neighbourhood and then watch the season finale of Biggest Loser.  I haven’t watched much this season, I’ve found it more annoying then anything but I’m looking forward to seeing how far Shay and Erik have come.

I’ll leave you with two pictures… 

The first is a warning to NEVER forget your sunscreen when you’re out at Noon time in 29 degree sun. My arms, shoulders, chest and neck are SORE.  This was from Sunday.

Speaking of the weekend, Jaime has a great recap here.  I didn’t get a single shot in the entire time. 🙁

And, just for fun, one of the furbabes!

Off to catch up with everyone.  Thanks for sticking by during my hiatus. XOXO

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