no matter what

i need to have an intervention.

with myself.

i am at the point in my diet where i would normally quit. i had a bad week last week, which i had attributed at the time to the fact that i was weighing in at a different location. then i went to my normal burnsville weight watchers store this morning and was up again. up 1.2 lb, to be exact.


this is so frustrating.

now, i know why it happened. i have not been tracking as closely as should be and i know i ate out too much. in particular, i ate more than i should have at buffalo wild wings last night.

i also have not been exercising.

so. what now?

i have a couple of things in mind.

(1) track. everything. no matter what.
(2) exercise. three days a week. no matter what.
(3) cook. five or six days a week. no matter what.

i guess that is the new motto - "no matter what."

i am done making excuses. i need to keep going with this journey. as jacob pointed out this morning, i still have lost around 25 lb even with the bad two weeks.

on a TOTALLY different note, this weekend has been quite enjoyable.

i went to dinner at buffalo wild wings with some co-workers and then we went to see "the hunger games." i liked the movie but i will say that i prefer the books. i guess that is what tends to happen when books become movies, right?

jacob and i went to a visitation this morning for a student's father this morning. as expected, it was very sad but very interesting. the student's family is cambodian and practicing buddhists. though we could not speak to the student directly, i hope my presence, along with a few other teachers, shows how much we care.

i took jacob to breakfast at perkin's afterwards. i was definitely more careful about what i ordered for breakfast. impulsively, jacob decided that we should go to the sprint store when we finished and we got new iphones!!!!!!!!!!!! i am soooooooooooooo excited. i feel like a member of the cool kids club.

a long nap later...i tested another pinterest recipe for dinner and it was a success!
spicy thai noodles
1 package, angel hair or linguini noodles
1-2 tablespoons, crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup sesame oil
6 tablespoons, low sodium soy sauce
6 tablespoons, honey
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1-2 green onions, chopped
optional: chopped cilantro, to taste

directions: (i used a modified version from the blogger and made some other changes too.) cook pasta to desired "noodle-y-ness." : ) in sauce pan, put sesame oil and crushed red pepper flakes. if you do not like spicy...DO NOT USE THE AMOUNT ABOVE!!! this turned out SUPER spicy, which is what we like, but it could be too much for your taste. heat the mixture at a medium-high heat for two minutes. run this through a strainer to remove as much of the flakes as you can. to the leftover oil, add the soy sauce and honey; mix. i decided to use red pepper, green onions, and cilantro as the add-ins. the blogger suggested carrots, green onions, cilantro, and crushed peanuts. i say use what you like! once the pasta is cooked and drained, mix in the sauce. add the vegetables. 

per weight watchers, i can only have about a cup of pasta at a time (5 points). i measured that out first and then searched around for the vegetables. i might add more vegetables next time, like broccoli, bean sprouts, or pea pods.

it was great! jacob approved. i also bought some frozen pork dumplings for him, knowing that he was going to work later and could use some extra protein. chicken or shrimp would also be good in the pasta.

here is to a new start! wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. Keep it up, Erica! Slow and steady. Don't let bumps derail you!