Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekly Weigh In - Week 5 and Halloween

This week was a tad stressful, for multiple reasons. There was the primary program, Jason left for work again for his two week stint, the weather was changing so of course the kids were acting up all week, and some other random things here and there. Plus, I don't think I've gotten around to cleaning my house in three weeks. My floors are gross.

Remember how I was going to splurge last Monday? It was heaven! So needed! I ordered way more than I could eat. And it was delicious!! My kids got the leftovers for lunch the next day. And I managed to only gain 1/2 a pound. (By the way, Jack just walked up to me with two pens shoved up his nose...boys.)

After my little splurge night I got right back on track and did pretty well all week. I tried some new recipes (which I'll be posting on my recipe blog as soon as I upload the photos of them!) and I did the 2nd week workout on the 12 week program I'm doing. It was rough! It was kickboxing and, for me, it was HARD! I told Jason that I was super happy to be done with it and then I realized that later on in the program it will come back to find me, alongside even more toughness. I think I'll cry that day.

Saturday was hard. We had a pizza party with the kids after the program practice. I figured I'd eat super healthy all day, but allow myself two slices of pizza. I packed carrot sticks to eat alongside my pizza. But pizza is a weakness of mine. I was starving and I just couldn't stop myself! I ended up eating 2 1/2 slices and 1/2 of Jack's yummy frosted sugar cookie. I gained another 1/2 pound, but it was totally worth it! As long as I don't eat like that too often I figure I can't be too upset with myself.

So this morning the verdict was 3.2 pounds this week! Yay! I'm at 168 pounds even. My BMI is now at 27.1, not great yet, but on it's way down! I've lost a total of 14 pounds in 34 days. Of course I'd love to be losing the weight faster, but I really can't complain. I'm losing. And at a healthy pace. And that's what really matters. I'm not going to lie and pretend that I don't wish it would all just fall off on its own. Because the truth is, I'd love to be skinny and fit right now. But my ultimate goal is health and I know that the end result of this long process will be that much more rewarding because I worked so hard for it.

Today starts week 3 of my workout program. I watched the workout (in fast forward mode) the other night and it looks like fun! Although super tough. Lots of push ups. Yuck. But hopefully I'll have a super toned chest and arms by the end of this week!! Wish me luck with that!

I'm actually really excited for this whole week. The weekend was busy, but lonely because Jason was gone and as busy as we were, we weren't as busy as we normally are during the week. (Which would make one wonder why I didn't clean my house...well, because I was lazy is the true answer to that question). But this week we're carving pumpkins, Payson has ballet, the kids have playgroup, and Payson has preschool (it got canceled last week because her teacher, who happens to be my friend and second counselor in the primary, her husband got swine flu and she runs the preschool out of her home, so she had to cancel until he recovered and disinfected her house). On Wednesday night there are a couple of fun Halloween specials on tv. The kids and I decided we'll do baths and scriptures and everything early that night so that we can pop some kettle corn (healthier!) and curl up in mom's bed to watch the shows. I love snuggling up with those two super cute babies!! On Thursday the kids get to wear their costumes to library story time and Payson gets to wear hers again to preschool.

And then we're headed to Grandma's house in Utah for the weekend!! I love our little Halloween traditions at my parents' house. The kids love ringing Grandma's doorbell and trick or treating. She makes a big deal about their costumes (even though she's already seen them) and gives them extra candy. She always makes Taco Soup with all the good stuff (sour cream, cheese, avocado) and she also makes Hershey Kiss Cookies and has it all waiting for us when we get home all cold and ready to be warmed up from trick or treating. And my dad hooks his trailer up to the four wheeler, we throw blankets in the back, and he drives us around the neighborhood instead of walking from house to house. Lazy, I know. But really fun!! The kids can't wait! And they especially love getting to trick or treat with their Aunt Madie and Aunt Maren and all the girls' friends. And I'm sure Uncle Devin and Uncle Brennan will drop by too. LOVE my family!! We also plan to go to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point, which we have done every year since Payson was tiny and they can not wait!

I'll have LOTS of pictures to post when I get back! I think I'm just about as excited as the kids are. :) Although I'm a little nervous about all that good food and candy. It's always harder to eat healthy when I'm not at home to cook for myself and I don't have all that candy sitting out screaming at me. So wish me luck with that this weekend too!! Hope you all have a great Halloween week!!


The Lewis Family said...

You seriously picked a horrible time of year to turn healthy :) Each month is filled with temptations ;)

Good luck though, hopefully weather is good during your travels, it is supposed to be cold with a chance of snow, ugh.


Lauren and Tyson Fiala said...

I am impressed! You must be so busy as primary president, taking care of the kids, etc and you are still exercising and eating healthy! Let me know what exercise videos you try and like because I want to start checking some out in January from our library here. Hope you guys have a super fun Halloween!

The Larson Family said...

I'm so glad you survived your program. Those things can be a nightmare to organize, but they're so fun to watch in the end.

You totally rock with your diet and exercise!! I need to be more like you. Especially with my eating habits. I've got to check your recipe blog again for help with that :)

That's fun that you have Halloween traditions. I love that your mom has warm cookies waiting for you when you are done trick or treating. I hope you have a great time with all your fun plans!

Megan said...

Sounds like you're doing SO well with your eating and exercising...good for you! The shower was a lot of fun. So much cute girl stuff for ME! :) We're back in Boise now and won't be back for another month. But you guys have fun on Halloween. Make sure you go to my mom's--you KNOW she'll give the kiddos (and you) plenty of yummy treats.

Liz Goble said...

In getting all caught up: 1- I know I need a blog - but probably not going to happen; 2- either your morning routine is very common or we share some crazy neurotic gene because our routines are identical. I always thought being pregnant would be great because I wouldn't have to worry about not gaining weight, and I could eat what I wanted without anyone judging me....but I was wrong...being pregnant is awful, you have to make sure to gain weight, but not too much weight..blah blah blah. 3- Another thing I would do when I was trying to lose weight was every week or two I would have Andrew measure me around the waist with a measuring tape to see how many inches I lost over time. I think the easiest was if we measured around the bellybutton - that way we knew we were consistently measuring the same area. 4- Awesome job being in charge of a primary program! That would freak me out!! and 5- Have a great Halloween. I'm excited to see pictures of your kids in their costumes!

Jason & Kelli West said...

3 1/2 lbs is still so much better than nothing (like me) :)!You are doing fantastic McKenna. And I think it is awesome that you do all that you do. You are doing so great with it all. Keep it up. I hope you have a great halloween. can't wait to see pics of the kids with their fun costumes.