Monday, April 9, 2012

a few tidbits

I want to thank you, my lovely readers! 
I have been encouraged, motivated, and inspired by your sweet comments to my last post!! I debated long and hard about writing that post.  I didn't wanted to complain and moan and groan. I was tired of that!  I was overwhelmed at the support and love in each of your comments. It's been a great week and it felt very cleansing and healing to get it out and feel your support as well.  I now feel accountable to you as well. I need that.

This last week, I:
-exercised four days, starting on Tuesday, plus a loooong day of working hard at a wedding, plus swimming on Saturday
-didn't eat one french fry, Chick-Fil-A is going to send out a search party soon!
-enjoyed Wendy's salads 
-only had one serving of macaroni and cheese at the wedding
-texted my dear friend every day when I exercised and when she exercised

This next week, I will:
-work out six days, starting today
-continue to cut back on portions and fat
-meal plan and research low-fat crockpot ideas (thanks for the ideas so far, Jen and Amy!

I did give myself a freebie for the Easter weekend. It was already planned, and I knew I wouldn't QUITE be able to resist everything there. So, I DID eat the lovely eclair, but I DIDN'T eat the donuts or cookies.  That counts for something in my book!

Okay, enough is enough.  Here are a few of my spring pics as of late. We all need a little cuteness.

We had a fun spring break week with a zoo day with school friends.
 Not Easter, but Miss M's Easter dress on a lovely Sunday morning
 Make-your-own pizza night
 We had painted nails that afternoon and so Lulu wanted to show her nails in every pic

 Miss M lost another tooth on Saturday
 My Mom had her annual Easter Brunch and egg hunt. I loved these little guys, parking in the middle of the chaos, trading and sharing eggs.
Happy Easter! I'm so thankful for the sacrifice of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 


Emily Larkin said...

excellent job last week! Ooof I am on a crash diet for the next three weeks til my mom comes, but I also let myself have a treat on Easter, (so you do get props for eating the eclair and forgoing the donut.) Mmmm I am so hungry right now and I gotta say I missed a sentence or two after you typed Chick-fil-a fry. Those are my favorite fries. Mmmm fries.

Lindsay said...

Go Liz! I am so very excited for you! Day by day is key, and it sounds like you are doing awesome! My brother-in-law set milestones for him & rewarded himself by buying something fun. I can't wait to hear how it goes. I am rooting for you!

kristin said...

i think it's totally fair to treat yourself one day a week for 6 days of discipline!! Happy Easter to all, I know everyone missed our kids climbing on the pool cover:)

Jenny said...

I totally agree that you have to give yourself a treat that is reasonable. Good work!!! Try Cook's Illustrated's book Slow Cooker Revolution. Lots of good recipes there. Keep up the good work!!!

Sarah said...

Liz, I love the Easter pics! It looks like you all had a wonderful time :)

I'm so proud of you for your last post and already the amazing progress that you've accomplished!!! You're incredibly determined, and there's no doubt that you have the power to do it - love you!!

Joye said...

Wow!!! NICE job, Liz!!! I'm waving my "You're number one!!" foam finger for you!!!

Musings from Minnesota said...

Love the Spring photos of everyone.

Good for you on the exercise and all. I didn't have as great a week but I keep trying. I know exercise and healthy eating are important. I am soooo proud of you.