The past 7 days have been fairly nightmarish. Allow me to condense:
Monday 4/25 - 7:00 a.m. - Arrived at Essentia Health (St. Mary's / Duluth Clinic) to have Essure Procedure done. Anyone not familiar with THAT fun little adventure can read all about it here: Essure Home Page
|Oodles and bushels and buckets of FUN.|
FLASH FORWARD to 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Returned home from the Emergency Room / Operating Room, following surgery on said toddler to remove the offending fish bone. She's fine. But Mommy was an effing-nervous wreck. Guts were tied in knots after 7 hours at the hospital. On top of the horrific stress of the ordeal, I realized around midnight that I hadn't eaten since chowing the smoked fish at 10:00 a.m. that morning - which prompted me to immediately eat my weight in vending machine crap. 45 minutes into our hour in the Family Waiting Room, I had downed TWO cans of (real) Coke, half a bag of Twizzlers, one Pop Tart, and a bag of Nacho Doritos. Yep.
|Do not feed these to your baby. (Fish bones OR pennies.)|
Wednesday 4/27 - Back to work. Had a great calorie-counting day. Ended at 1100 calories, like I try to every day. Still too sore in the tubal-region to exercise, but I'll be fully recovered and back on the elliptical machine soon.
Thursday 4/28/11 - ANOTHER great calorie-counting day...ended up at 1065 calories at 6:45 p.m.! Very proud of how I've been staying on-track. Hoping it will last.
FLASH FORWARD to 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. Prince William & Commoner Kate were preparing to be hitched, within the following 3 hours. How often does one get the chance to watch a ROYAL WEDDING live on T.V.? NEVER, that's how often. The last one I watched was that of Will's parents, 30 YEARS ago! Needless to say...between 2:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., I snarfed: A couple HANDFULS of generic Nilla Wafers, a bunch of pretzel sticks, a bunch of dry roasted peanuts, a movie-size BOX of Milk Duds, a movie-size BOX of Good 'N Plenty, and a can of (real) Coke. Oh my GOD!!!!!!!
|I admit I was riveted, just like the other billion people watching the Royal Wedding!|
|Happily Ever After|
|A real-life fairy tale for Kate...very happy to see their happy ending!|
Saturday 4/30/11 - Didn't count calories. Ate more ice cream. Went to Guadalajara Restaurant for chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip, and a medium margarita with my hubby...and THEN went to see "Fast Five," and continued to eat buttered popcorn, a movie-size BOX of Skittles, and a Coke Zero. BURP.
|GO SEE "Fast Five." This is one testosterone-fest that should NOT BE MISSED.|
|Thanks for all you do, hubby!|
I eat a lot more when I'm stressed. Last week was one for the "Stress Record Books."
My weight has fluctuated some, but not as wildly as I thought it would. A quick glance at the past two weeks of morning weigh-ins looks like this:
Monday 4/18 ------- 150.0
Tuesday 4/19 ------ 148.0
Wednesday 4/20 -- 147.5
Thursday 4/21 ---- 148.0
Friday 4/22 -------- 149.0
Saturday 4/23 ----- 150.0
Sunday 4/24 ------- 153.5
Monday 4/25 ------- 152.5
Tuesday 4/26 ------ 151.5
Wednesday 4/27 -- 152.5
Thursday 4/28 ---- 150.5
Friday 4/29 -------- 150.0
Saturday 4/30 ----- 151.0
Sunday 5/1 --------- 150.0
Monday 5/2 -------- 151.5
For some strange reason, I feel marginally better when I look at the past two weeks documented in this way. I'm 1.5 pounds heavier than I was two weeks ago, but I feel like it could have been SO SO SO much worse than that, given all the calories I have consumed in the past week alone. I haven't been able to exercise this past week - but I plan to start back up with it tomorrow. Today has been perfect - I'm exactly on-track for an 1100-calorie day.
I am determined to put the past two weeks of indulgence behind me now.