I hate excuses. Hate them. But I'm gonna give you one right now. Life hasn't been easy the past few weeks. My daughter and son have been sick. I've been to more doctors appointments and specialist appointments than I ever wanted to go to.
See, my daughter has had 8 ear infections in the last 10 months. So, we got her on antibiotics to clear the latest one up while we waited for our ENT appointment. Then we found out that her left ankle was swollen. Two xrays and a pediatric orthopaedic specialist later and we still don't know whats wrong. She's in a walking boot and it still swollen.
Then my son got something and had a swollen glad the size of a golf ball sticking out the side of his neck. So, off to the pediatrician we went again!
I AM SO SICK OF DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS! (if you want the whole story on my daughter, check out my last blog post!)
So - why am I telling you all of this? I promise it's for a good reason.
You see, I'm an emotional eater. I try to control it but its very hard. I still struggle with it 18 months into my journey. The past two weeks I let my emotions get in my way.
Did that Thin Mint make my daughter's foot get better? No. Did that candy bar stop the fact that my daughter had to get surgery last? Nope. Did my big heaping helping of cheesy potatoes clear up my son's nasty swollen gland? You guessed it - NO!
So, why did I eat all that junk?
The answer is simple. HABIT. No matter how many new healthy habits I make, when things get really stressful in my life, I turn to old comforts. It's something I'm working on.
So - today starts anew (I wrote this blog post on Monday). A fresh beginning. I WILL stick to the plan this week. I WILL NOT deviate. My goals are important and I will reach them!
Here's my plan for the week. Each day is color coded with the containers. I'm eating in the second category because I am doing the X3 workouts and still nursing my daughter. I need the extra calories!
Here's what this week's meals look like:
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