So unless you've seen the Lego movie, you will just think that I was yelling Everything is Awesome! :) It is actually the theme song from the movie and it has been in my head ever since. My kids hate when I sing it. Which makes me feel old because I remember hating when my mom sung stuff. So actually everything is not awesome and I am just old.
:) Just kidding.
This morning was rough. I hope it's just the Daylight Saving time adjustment period and my kids are not really monsters. At least I didn't yell at them today.
Yesterday was an amazing day, weather-wise. Our first 50 degree day in months and it felt soooooo good. I washed our bedding and hung it on the line! Nicky and I took a long walk without heavy jackets! I had windows open!! Loved it. Today is like winter again but I know these days are numbered.
One goal I forgot to mention is the 5 fruits and veggies goal. This is one of my favorites and I am continuing to try and reach this each day. Yesterday I sauteed spinach & tomatoes to eat with my scrambled eggs. I had potatoes and green beans with dinner and a banana and oranges in the morning. It takes a little planning but not as much as I thought. Also, there are always carrot sticks. :) (also, pooping like a BOSS.)
I took some pictures of myself yesterday. You know, "before" pictures. :) I hope to see subtle changes that the scale might not pick up. I haven't weighed myself since last Friday. The first couple of days were hard but it's getting easier and I will weigh in this Friday. I also admitted that I was feeling sorry for myself and haven't been working out particularly hard. It's hard to read/see so many people losing weight by just changing their eating habits and not experience that myself. It's probably because I'm old. (see above.) HOWEVER, I tell myself, I do love how exercise makes me feel and know it's good for me so I need to get over that. Also, whatever I have done has worked to the tune of 26 pounds and that is nothing to sneeze at. I just want to lose FOUR MORE POUNDS, though. And then go from there. But right now, just FOUR. please. :) I also googled plateaus and read quite a few accounts of women being right at the weight I am at and having a hard time getting past it. Whatever that means, it made me feel less alone and crazy.
Nick is watching Sesame Street and we are leaving to do errands soon. I need to get hangers as the kids resale is right around the corner. Lots of work to do for that!!
Before I go, have you tried overnight oats? They are my new favorite food and this is how I make them. 1/3 C. rolled oats, 1/3 C. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (any milk is fine), 1/3 C. plain greek yogurt, 1 T Chia seeds, pinch of salt, bit of vanilla, some cinnamon, a little honey. Put it all in a jar, put the lid on and shake it up. These are soft and thickened in about two hours, they don't need to sit all night. I like to add a T. of sunbutter and some fruit when I eat them. You can heat them to take the chill off or eat them cold. They are super good!!!! YUMMMMMY.