It used to kill me when someone I admired said they were disappointed in me. I would practically keen and wail and gnash my teeth and rend my garments in my agony.
I was a very dramatic teenager.
But nothing kills like being disappointed in yourself. And I am very disappointed in myself this week.
I had soda for the first time in a LONG time. I had alcohol (one tiny gin & tonic) for the first time in almost 7 months.
And I gained.
Boy, did I ever gain. I’m up 3 pounds from last week. Despite all of the walking and cleaning I did….it just isn’t enough for me to play with my kids and count that as exercise.
This is my first plateau. This is also my first actual weight loss struggle too. I was not fat until after I had my children, and I allowed myself to slide down the slippery slope of french fries and skipping breakfast and being a bad food influence on my friends and family.
I know there will be more plateaus. But I refuse to rest on this one. I won’t sit down and feel sorry for myself, like my subconscious really wants to do.
This week, I’m kicking my own butt. AND! I am starting boot camp for roller derby, so I HAVE to stick to this, I don’t have a choice.
As for the Mamavation question of the week: What qualities do you look for in a healthy breakfast? Any go-to breakfast recommendations for a busy mom?
I’m big on smoothies. I love them. Especially green smoothies. You just shove a bunch of stuff into a blender and you’re good to go. That covers me and my 11 year old. My toddler isn’t a huge fan of the smoothies, but she loves fruit. So she gets whatever fruit we’ve got in the fridge plus some whole wheat toast with peanut butter.
Still working on my fiance – he has coffee for breakfast
This post is sponsored by Quaker Oats and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Quaker Oats