Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I Have A Few Confessions to Make

Now that I'm back to doing a weight loss challenge, you just know that there are going to be those moments of weakness.  There are going to be times I miss work-outs.  There are going to be some juicier confessions.  This is really what True Confessions Tuesday is all about, getting things out in the open, getting them off my chest, so I can move on and forget about them.  This week, like every other, I've got a couple of confessions to share...

I confess that...Saturday morning I went and ate breakfast at Golden Corral.  I don't consider it "fast food" - cause that's a big no-no for me this week - but it wasn't the best choice of places to eat breakfast.  I didn't eat near as much as I usually do, however - only 1 1/2 plates, compared to the 3 plates I usually eat -  so I consider that a win. 

I confess that...after partaking in breakfast from Golden Corral, I spent the next 45 minutes lifting pumpkins ranging from 3-8lbs...maybe even bigger.  In all, my friend bought 23 pumpkins - and then I spent the rest of the day lifting half of them as they were painted and repainted.  I don't care what anyone says - spending that amount of time lifting that many pumpkins is the equivalent to spending the same amount of time using metal weights.  That's what my arms told me the next day, anyway.

I confess that...I did not go for my planned walk on Sunday.  In fact, I didn't do a whole lot of anything Sunday.  I'm not stressing about it, either.  I think I deserve one day off - and a day I took.  I had been running 100 miles an hour the day before, and the whole week before, so I felt that it was OK to spend Sunday curled up on the couch crocheting.

I confess that...there has been a few handfuls pieces of candy corn eaten this week.  There has also been a few bags handfuls of Kettle Corn.  The Kettle Corn is 130 calories for 2 cups, and I've been eating about 2 cups for a snack either mid afternoon or after dinner.

I confess that...I don't care how much sugar there is in Kettle Corn.  The fact that it's only 130 calories for 2  cups makes it a pretty decent snack...in my bias, totally unprofessional opinion.

I confess that...I'm super duper excited that Hubby mentioned last night that he's going to start breaking out the soup recipes he made last Fall/Winter.  They are super delicious, and super healthy.  The first one he's going to make is chicken and tomato soup.  It's broth based, with chicken breast and diced tomatoes - and tons of yummy seasoning.  You're mouth is watering, right?  I can't wait.

I confess that...my stress level has stayed around the below normal range since starting this challenge.  I'm being a lot more conscious about what I eat, but not totally wigging out if something falls into my mouth that wouldn't be considered "health food".  For just being the first week, and still getting my head in the game, I don't think I've done too bad.

I confess that...I'm nervous about this up coming weekend.  My parents, brother, sister, niece and nephew are all coming to spend the weekend.  When my family comes together, there's usually plenty of food involved.  I'm planning on making them fully aware that my life is on the line with my Shrinkvivor challenge - and that they can't be distracting me from my game plan.  OK, so my life really isn't on the line - well I guess in a health related morbid way it is.  What I really mean is I don't want my butt voted off to Exile Island this early on in the game...so they'll have to deal.

I confess that...I still haven't gotten around to reading the blog posts from other Shrinkvivor contestants.  I will get to them - just didn't do it when I said I would.  I'm making it a plan to keep up with them each week... because, well, I want to know how well everyone else is doing.  Knowing how bad I'm being slammed into the ground may help spark additional fire under my behind.  I will show my support, but secretly be scoping out my competition.  Well, I guess not so secretly now that I've told all of you.

I confess that...after a year, I've finally decided to start crocheting again.  I love crocheting - in the Fall and Winter.  I found a couple of very cute, easy patterns on Pinterest - and started making them.  I'm going to be making head bands/ fingerless glove sets.  Fingerless gloves...who'd have thunk'd it?  It's something Peanut started asking for.  They look like this...
I'm thinking of trying to make a few sets that I can sell...cause I definitely need some extra cash.  So, if you're interested....let me know.  I'm making single colored, right now - but planning on working in to some more creative designs/color schemes.

I confess that...I'm already missing my little chicks.  They went with my brother last night, and it was hard to let them go.  It's amazing how maternal I can get sometimes.  Even though I have three kids - bringing in 6 baby chickens reminds me how much of a great mother I am...and that I never want any more kids.

I confess that...I'm done for today and that I'd really love to read about your confessions.  Either leave a link to your True Confessions Tuesday blog post, or leave a few confessions in the comments section.

Have a great Tuesday!!

Till next time. ;)

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1 comment:

  1. I confess that I too ate at Golden Coral on Saturday morning. Funny coincidence.


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