Monday, September 10, 2007

I know I promised but....

So I broke a few promises it turns out. My little experiment was a failure. Well not a failure. but not quite what I wanted. I know I promised I'd be ok if I didn't make my goal and I am ok. But I had hoped for a little more than I got. I weighed in this morning and it was 142.0. So I only lost like 0.6 lbs. And it was a hard core week. But then again, was it? I did run every day of the week. But not at all on the weekend (broken promise 2). I also said all my snacks would be fruit or yogurt, but I had 2 bad days during the week, with cookies and banana bread (promise 3). Plus saturday and sunday, while generally healthy and not calorie fests, involved more banana bread and more cookies and honey with my pb toast and then jam a different time. I was already treating with the pb toast compared to wasa bread or whatever. So I would say it was more of a typical week except for like 1 or 2 extra runs. and I don't know what I thought no bread during the week was going to do. I think when I eat bread I eat more calories as I put pb and jam or honey and a banana. just too starchy and calorie-y. what else did I do? that's basically all. I did get lots of sleep. but I always do. So I guess a 0.6 loss in a week or weekend (the scale's been so random it's hard to say) is pretty good.
anyway. the weekend was alright. I didn't get every fun thing I wanted to do done. But I did revel in my aloneness. I rented movies friday and cut the grass and picked up poop and snuggled with Daisy. I watched Breach which isn't a chick flick but is my kind of movie and not hubby's kind of movie so I wouldn't really watch it except alone. It was really good. monday I went to the farmer's market early in the morning. I bought myself some flowers, made up my own bouquet for $2.50. and bought some buns from this old lady with a moustache for my potluck later one, and bought a lemon verbena plant because mine is dying. Pretty cool. I wanted to buy potatoes and beans and stuff but it was so expensive. I know I could support local growers and organic and blah blah blah, but instead when I was done there I went to Sobeys for Dollar days and bought the rest of the groceries I needed. So I got home around noon and watched a few Entourages. Read some books and magazines and made some fancy orange juice punch and rosemary potatoes for the potluck with I had at 6:00. I also harvested my garden. I took some pictures so I'll try and put them up. I have a garden the size of most people's cucumber patch. My 3 cucumber plants took over half of my garden. I planted lots of stuff but quite a bit just died as I forgot to water during a key growth stage or something. I had 2 tomato plants grow and got about 15 good size tomatoes off it. 1 hot pepper plant and it had 24 peppers on it (holy crap) and 3 mini bell pepper plants that gave my 1 small pepper and 4 the size of raspberries. I had a lot of onions planted that looked great in July but some how they all shrunk or disappeared or the dog ate them because I found one in the lawn the dog was chewing on that was normal sized, but all that I picked were barely bigger than what I planted! I also had a bunch of garlic. And too many cucumbers. Just a few carrots. I felt so cool having produced my own food. Not tons but enough for a few meals. Sunday I made salsa out of it. Well I used canned tomatoes as most of mine were still green. All of my onions. half of my peppers. I was nervous about it. And I was nervous about canning since I'd never done it before and was scared of botulism or whatever. Anyway it turned out really well and even tasted good and all but 1 jar sealed. I also went to a buddy's on Sunday to watch the Rider game which turned out TERRIBLE! the one game I watch of our 1st place team who were on a 6 game win streak or something. We lose. Badly. Very badly. we never even had the ball. Disappointing. Then sunday night hubby got home and we just a great night alone together (as SIL didn't get home until later). It was very family feeling. We walked the dog together which always makes me feel family like. So cute. Anyway, he brought home a ton of leftovers from hunting and was craving nachos (and wanted to try my salsa) so he made some with cheese and chips and everything and I had a few. So there's promise #4 - no cheese, that I broke. So no wonder I didn't lose 2 lbs! Plus I had some poppyseed loaf and more cookies. oh well. I did eat quite good for the past week and I much prefer one splurge day to the same food spread out over a week.
Anyway. I've got a meeting now so I may post later if I remember anything else.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

you are too cute with your posts. get on those photos.

Candace said...

Sound like a great garden. Let's just think of those so-called promises as goals. You can't break goals - they're there to strive for. Also, you can 80% or 90% meet a goal - the only failure is not trying. Much better way to look at it - I succeeded 5 days out of 7 on my goals. Yep, much better.

Colette said...

Randi~ Thanks for the comment you made me Laugh out LOUD here at work. I needed that because I been sitting here wanting to just bawl like a big titty baby!!

Things will be ok no matter what I decide..its just a hard pill to swallow when your scared.

{{{HUGS}}}}

katieo said...

You could've done every single thing absolutely 100% correctly and STILL not lost the weight you wanted to. For me, I'm learning that the closer I get to where I want to be, the slower it comes off. If I have .6 in a week- it's a good week. That's .6 lighter than I was last week. (But I do know it's kind of dissapointing to not get the results you were hoping for.) I think you're doing great!

Jealous of your garden.

CaRoLyN said...

At least you're accepting your weekend mistakes, now it's time to move on!! Get on the wagon and stick to it. 0.6 is a GOOD loss! It's 0.6 LESS than you weighed last week right??
Keep your chin up! We can't be perfect all the time! ;)

Bridget said...

Yeah, agreed - .6 is great! I think most weeks I won't lose anything. If I could lose .6 a week I'd be thrilled! Good work!