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Day 2: Doin' Good

Monday, January 02, 2012

Day 1 Recap:
emoticon Cassoulet for dinner.
emoticon Stayed around 1900 calories.
emoticon Drank at least 8 glasses of water.
emoticon Took my supplements.
emoticon Stretched before going to sleep.

So far so good. :)

Today's day 2. Plans/goals for the day:
* Do 1.5 miles. The gym is closed for the day so I'll be doing it outside in the snow! *lol*
* Do 30 Day Shred. I did this on NYE and had DOMS last night from it. Have to say, felt good to be sore for the right reasons again (finally!).
* Take supplements.
* Drink Water.
* Organize all my coupons again. Time to get back on track with my couponing and save us a bunch of money (haven't been able to see the coupons + Hubs' discount yet, but the last time I went shopping I didn't use one coupon (except a couple digital ones) and with his discount and mark-downs I still saved 25%! Can't wait to see what kind of savings I can accomplish this year! (Time to regrow my stock pile too!)
* Put away decorations (I took them down but now they need to go back in the garage.)
* Make tacos for dinner.
* Make the meatballs for tomorrow's dinner and freeze them. (recipe calls for them to be frozen for at least an hour before plopping them in the crockpot) I may also prep the chicken for Wednesday's meal, but if I don't get to that, I'll just do it tomorrow night or Wednesday before work.

Today is my high calorie day so I was thinking of taking my boys out to eat somewhere. Maybe Chinese because it's a calorie-killer any other day. I still go there every once in a while, so if I can manage to plan my trips (rarely) on my HCD, maybe I won't feel so awful about it. I've been working on Asian recipes a lot this past year, trying to make the Chinese place unnecessary, but I haven't found suitable subs for my sesame chicken and chicken and broccoli and moo shu chicken yet. That's my goal for this year. I hope to eventually make it so that I can eat my favorites whenever I want because I have homemade versions that are just as good as the original!

My driving force this week: This is my birthday week! I want to give myself the present of a first successful week that I actually earned in a LONG time.

My only gripe so far this year is that I have yet to get my first kiss of the New Year. Hubs explained yesterday that he was getting a scratchy throat and a bunch of the guys at work are sick so, in an effort to not get ME sick, he's holding off until he feels better. *sigh* I guess I can wait, since I know I've got him for life. ;)

How was your NYE and NY day?

I spent NYE grocery shopping. I picked up Mr. Popper's Penguins for the boys and I to watch. Then I came home, put groceries away, dropped the boys off at my in laws, then came home, took down the tree and decorations, did 30 Day Shred, then went to pick up the boys and played Apples to Apples with the in laws before heading home around 11pm to wake Hubs up for work. Boys and I stayed up to say "Happy New Years!" and then we went to bed.

Yesterday I spent much of the day playing Fable III. *lol* I am THIS close to finishing the game (probably will today) so I can start Skyrim with the rest of the family (Hubs is playing it now). I'm strange. I refuse to start a new game until I finish the old one, especially since it has been a LONG time since I've played, let alone finished, a game. I think the last game I finished was Luigi's Mansion and that was back when the GameCube was the system to have. It has been a fresh distraction, but if it thwarts my efforts in any way, I have no problem giving it up again. :) The kids helped with the Cassoulet last night, so it was fun cooking with them.

Hope you all had a great New Year! Off to start my day.
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  • no profile photo CD8041482
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    3411 days ago
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    Sounds like you are starting things off right this month. Keep up the great work! Love that your kids cooked with you even if just a little so they can learn another skill along with the nutrition you are teaching them!
    3412 days ago
    Love the plan. Sorry about the NY Kiss, mine will hopefully come on Friday, so I'm right there with you.

    NYE was GCL (gym, clean, laundry) and then dinner out with the friends. New Years Day was lounging around, light ST at home, and then tailgating at the game, and then watching the game at my brothers house. That means I ate way to much garbage and am flushing my system full of water.

    Happy New Year!
    3412 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Glad you're getting down time! Sounds like you're doing great. I think the high calorie day is a great idea.

    3412 days ago
    I like the detailed re-cap! That's a good way to stay on track!
    3412 days ago
    That's busy and sounds like you're doing great with food planning!
    3412 days ago
    Good job on yesterday! You are on your way to rockin phase III. Sounds like you had a great new years eve too! Happy new year!!!

    3412 days ago
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