Cry Over Your Love Handles Later and Go Outside and Play!

This was me on Friday…

You would have thought it would have ended there but I was in a complete shame spiral. The madness continued off and on throughout the weekend.

This tends to happen to me a couple of times a year. I’ll eat bad because I feel bad in one form or another. (Last week it was because I had a cold.) Then I feel bad for eating bad and so I eat some more bad stuff…

You get the idea.

Even though I didn’t necessarily choose to eat the healthiest stuff this weekend my time wasn’t spent wallowing about it. ย Who’s got time for that during Fall? The colorful leaves only hang on for so long! Before we know it we’ll be left with barren trees and frigid weather. You can cry over your love handles later. In the mean time, you need to get out there and enjoy it!

So that’s what I did. On Friday after my mini melt down I went outside to play… even though I was determined to stay home in my jammies. I was so glad I did. The bad mood went away instantly as soon as I got some fresh air. ย While Bridget was at school Penelope had a pumpkin patch play date with her BFF from the womb, Lucy.

It’s a tradition that dates back to… well, last year.


This year Andrea (Lucy’s mom) busted out the big guns and brought her professional camera for the event instead of my rickety Powershot!

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There are perks to being BFF’s with a photographer ๐Ÿ˜‰

Andrea owns Life DuLuxe Art Photography and if you are in the Denver area you might be interested to know that she’s offering mini family sessions for $65 on October 20th and 27th from 5-7 pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to take care of your Christmas card photos. The location will be determined depending on the areas with the best Fall colors. If you want more information you can email Andrea using this link.

The next day we went to another pumpkin patch but this time we took the whole family with us. Unfortunately, Andrea wasn’t with us so we just had to make do without her ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This trip took place at the Littleton Museum where we got to play with all of the farm animals… It was such a great day!

This week has definitely started off a lot better than last week since Penelope and I are both well again. I’m back on track and I can’t believe how quick I can get back into gear. I’ve had practice, you know.

At the same time I’m really worried about the weight I gained. I haven’t stepped on the scale since and it’s nagging at me. If I worry about it too much it takes away from how good I feel in the moment. I wouldn’t even know to be upset if I hadn’t stepped on the scale so I’m contemplating limiting my weigh-ins to once a month.

I feel like I live for Friday when I have my weigh-in and then I think “Phew got that over with, let’s eat naughty today! I don’t have to worry about another weigh in for 7 days.” Then the bad eating kind of creeps throughout the entire weekend.

That needs to stop because I can ruin everything I’ve done in a week with one weekend and I can ruin everything I’ve done in a month with one week. If I were being honest with myself I would acknowledge that I’m not being consistent enough. But I’m still debating on whether or not I want to be honest.

I’m also debating on whether or not I need to document what I’m eating for your viewing pleasure. The only problem is that I don’t want to take pictures of my food I want to eat it. So we’ll see.

I would love to hear you thoughts on both fronts. Weekly weigh-in or monthly weigh-in? Food journal or no food journal? It’s all quite boring in my opinion. I would rather talk about inappropriate things and then cringe about it later wondering if I’ve over shared or not. That’s more my style.

9 thoughts on “Cry Over Your Love Handles Later and Go Outside and Play!

  1. I think that monthly weigh ins are too far apart but if you don’t want to do weekly maybe every other week? That gives you some space but not too much. You can still reflect on what’s working or not.
    As for food journal, maybe keep one for yourself but not necessarily post it here all the time unless you want to? It’s always a good idea to have one… Keeps you accountable even when you don’t want to be. Then again I have OCD about it and can’t just leave something off even if it’s bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Which I forgot to add, I’m about to start one again. I’m down the slippery slope of junk food again and since I’m pregnant I need to be careful! I’m overweight to begin with and gaining too much would be bad for me and baby. But this baby just makes me crave carbs and junk! Ugh.

      • Oh sister I hear you! That’s how this whole thing started for me in the first place. Meat and veggies made me throw up the. whole. time. Hopefully you can stomach the good stuff and treat yourself every now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I think the monthly weigh-ins would be too far apart. I hate weighing weekly, but it does keep me more honest and keeps my “slip ups” from getting out of hand. Unless I just don’t give a rat’s patootie which is what has happened the last 2 weeks and that is NOT A GOOD THING FOR ME. What is wrong with me? SNAP OUT OF IT ANGELIKA!

    Now that I am done giving myself a “talking to” I would say that you should do the food journal. #1 – it keeps you honest. #2 you should post it online so I can get meal ideas…because clearly, as evidenced by me giving myself a pep talk on your blog, everything is about me.

  3. Weigh in monthly and keep a food journal. Keep your goals health and fitness oriented and less about the number on the scale. Keeping a food journal just makes you mindful of what you’re putting in your body.

  4. Loving your blog BTW! As far as weigh ins.. I don’t think it matters whether you weigh in weekly or monthly. What needs to change is your mind set. I am naturally the same way but had to make changes to steer myself in the right direction. I weigh myself every Monday. It helps because it is right after the weekends when I am more inclined to splurge. Knowing I have to weigh in on Monday morning keeps me more aware and on track during the weekends and It’s not as easy to indulge in a celebratory dinner/drinks on a Monday night ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also highly recommend food journaling. Have you ever used the free app my fitness pal. It is amazing. I could never stand to log until I got this and through a better diet, exercise and this little app I have lost 60lbs in the last 7 months! Good luck and thank you for your inspiring and entertaining blog!

    • You’re a genius Jen! I think I need to move my weigh-in to Monday. I chose Friday on purpose so that I could get away with a little splurge here and there. And you are totally right it’s all about the mindset.

  5. Please don’t ever stop your over-sharing! I can usually relate and it always gives me a good laugh! I have often been curious about how you eat during a typical day…just 3 meals per day, lots of small meals with snacks…? If it is a pain to food journal then don’t do it, but every now and then if you jot down your day of eating I would love to see it! I try to put everything into Livestrong but it makes me feel like I am on the computer all day, so I have found it helpful to just do the old school paper tablet, like in my weight watchers days, and put it into Livestrong every few days. Personally speaking, monthly weigh-ins have been no good. I tried it and it gave me too much “free time” to eat naughty, like, “I still have 3 more weeks to get with the program so I can have these Oreos”. Ugh! Not good. Weekly or at most bi weekly works best for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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