I am a little down this morning but starting to perk up again. James was super challenging this morning and I handled him so well until the last minute when I asked him to get in the van (I had agreed to give them a ride...why do I do that on work days??) and he didn't. get. in. the. van. I totally lost it and then had to drop them all off. :/ Ruby knew it wasn't directed towards her and I got to give her a big hug, Nicky seemed fine, but James just got out of the van and I felt awful. I just emailed his teacher and asked if he could call me when he had a minute and he called me back almost right away. We both said we were sorry and I feel better. Gah. I hate that. It was almost like God was taking me down a notch because I had thought to myself this morning, "I am handling him so well!" :) HA. I should have been thanking God for my patience and asking for more of it...not patting myself on the back.
Non-scale victories. Let's see. I guess my biggest one for this week was simply not over-doing it all the way when I let myself over-do it a little. I shared a stack of delicious crepes with Ruby. I shared a beer with Patrick. I didn't eat all the cookies.
By the way. The cookies.
My other non-scale victory happened a few weeks ago but was huge for me. I switched to drinking vanilla almond milk in my coffee. I've always liked my coffee light and sweet and it wasn't uncommon for me to add 2-3 sugars and a lot of half and half to a large cup. That could set me back 80-100 calories for ONE CUP. And sometimes I'd have two. The vanilla almond milk has 45 calories in 1/2 cup and 7.5 grams of sugar. About half of what I was used to and while you can't really compare it to that overly sweet stuff that I favor, it's quite good. Sometimes I use plain almond milk and add one sugar and that is 50 calories. And I normally only drink one cup as it's not as delicious. win, win. :) I also like that I'm not starting my day off with all that sugar as I believe that sugar begets sugar...the more you have the more you want, you know?
Anyways. Sorry for that beginning dump but I can't just start writing like I'm all happy when I really am not. Although I do feel a lot better now. Time to get to work! Go visit Katie J. & Lex for more Non-Scale Victories!