Good grief, is it Tuesday already? Is my 4-day weekend over? Sigh.
June was one heck of a month. We had lots to catch up on, faced a not so fun reality, had a sick little one … it was one whirlwind of a month.
Thing is, it’s now July and things don’t feel any better. I know, I know, just because the month on the calendar changes doesn’t mean everything else does, too. But why can’t it? Guess that can be good and bad.
I am happy to say that I lost at least 0.5 lb. last week, and it might be even more than that. How’s that for Mamavation? My scale broke at some point late last week, so until I get a new one, I’ll be guessing. I’m working my way through this thing – coming up with creative snacks, crafting healthy dinners, and getting in motion. Here are some things I’m doing:
- Mixing it up. I can’t do a structured diet; I’d lose my mind. Instead, I pick one or two ‘favorite’ things for lunch for the week and get to choose which one I want each day. This week, my choices are a modified tomato sandwich (wheat bread instead of white, a Laughing Cow light blue cheese wedge instead of mayo) or my most favorite, Fage Total 0% yogurt with fresh strawberries and blueberries, plus the amazing Nuts About Granola Purely Simple granola. Yum!
- I build snacks into my day – either a fruit or veggie in the morning, and one in the afternoon. The catch? I have to drink 2 glasses of water before I get to eat my snack.
- I’ve been walking for everything individually. I don’t get water on my way to/from the printer, but instead make two trips. More walking = more calories!
- This week, I’ll start going to our gym at the office again during lunch. It should help get me back into the swing of things, and that plus my walks/runs at the park a few nights a week just might help me get these pounds outta here!
I’m hoping things calm down a little bit soon – at this pace, I’ll be absolutely crazy in a week or two!