Day 5: Weekend Recap

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Well, I haven't blogged since the 1st so I thought I'd give a little update.

Friday I did not stay in my calorie range. I know exactly what happened, too. I got home from work and we had a friend over and were busy socializing. I wrote down what I ate, but I didn't track on the computer. Well, when I finally went to track this (today, finally), I found out I had eaten well above my calorie range. In fact, I was 1,000 calories over.

Now, I was not exactly happy about this, but when I look at what I ate on Friday, a lot of it was fairly good for me. I did not mindlessly eat a ton of junk food. Also, I realize that when I'm not tracking, I probably eat like 5,000 calories a day without even realizing it!

I did have calories left over on Wednesday and Thursday, so that kind of offsets it as well.

Anyway, I guess I learned something from this. It's SO EASY to eat above my calorie range if I don't track it. Even if I'm writing it down, trying to eat healthier, etc., if I'm not actually counting the calories, I will probably have a rude awakening!

Yesterday, I kept busy for several hours doing housework. I mainly concentrated on the kitchen. I started out planning to do the typical dishes, clean counters, sweep, mop, etc. However, when I was trying to clean clutter off the counter, and finding every drawer, cupboard, etc. was already full of crap, I got fed up and went into an organizing frenzy. Of course, it takes quite a while to clean when you're actually pulling stuff out of all your cupboards and drawers, sorting it, throwing things, thinking of a better way to organize, etc. The only thing is by the time I got done with the kitchen, I was burned out on cleaning and didn't get as far with the rest of the house as I wanted.

Seriously, the mood I was in yesterday, if we'd had a dumpster in our yard, I would have gone into total purge mode and thrown away a bunch of junk. My husband and I are both borderline pack rats so it is not pretty!!! Let's put it this way: I discovered we had two popcorn poppers. We also had about 8 lunch boxes/cooler type things. Um, yeah. Even sans dumpster, I still ended up producing two full garbage bags by the time I was done!

In addition to cleaning a large chunk of the day, I got the chance to visit with one of my brothers a little bit. That was kind of nice.

I was technically over by 28 calories yesterday, but there was a serving of grapes I had tracked and was unable to finish (as part of my supper). I didn't bother to take the grapes off the tracker. Also, I figure cleaning for like 6 hours burned up those 28 calories easily.

I haven't done a whole lot today. I haven't felt that hot off and on. Nothing too major, just some nausea off and on, as well as PMS. Meh.

Luckily, I don't have to work tomorrow. They're forecasting wind chills of -50 tomorrow, so school has been cancelled. I'm so glad I don't have to venture out into the cold. I'm also grateful that my brother, who sometimes has to be outside at his job, doesn't have to work. I wish my husband didn't have to work, but at least once he gets to work, he can be inside all day.

I have done well with my eating today. I will admit that I feel like I had quite an appetite today. Even now, I just had supper a couple hours ago and I can feel some hunger starting to come back. Unfortunately, I only have like 400 calories left, so I'm going to have to be very careful about what I eat the rest of the night so that I don't end up being hungry but don't go over my calorie range.

Well, that's about it, I guess.

I hope those of you dealing with extreme weather conditions right now stay safe and warm!
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    Hi Kim, it is so true that those calories can add up, fast!
    I did not gain for Christmas, but AFTER Christmas! Yikes!
    Eating gifts, trying to get rid of the treats, too. I am now higher than when I started Sparks! emoticon

    I have found that when I am really hungry, when I reduce the calories, if I guzzle a glass of water, it really helps.
    Hungry? Guzzle, Hungry? Guzzle.
    This helps me get my water, in, too.

    You really did have it cold, out there. We only got to -5 wind chill.

    Good job, clearing out the extras. It will help all sorts of things!

    Also a good job, slashing your calories.

    Lets, make it another good day and then another and another.

    Determined in 2014!

    2721 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I am not much of a pack rat, but I get in moods where I have to completely tear the house apart and reorganize so I can relate a bit to your kitchen frenzy. Once the clutter reaches a certain point it drives me nuts... and it can simply be mail piling up on the kitchen counter. I'm pretty sure I'm at least slightly OCD. lol

    I hear you about the hunger thing... It seems that since I've started watching what I'm eating again I'm constantly hungry. Oh and it's worse the day after I exercise, which I did yesterday. Today I only have 82 calories left for an evening snack. =(

    I'm glad you didn't have to go out in the cold weather. Stay warm!
    2725 days ago
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