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I have a tent sitting in my living room. Well not exactly. I mean there is one but it’s not set up. 

The last time I used it it had rained. I rolled it up and packed it away. But when I got home I unpacked it so that it could dry completely.

I have yet to reroll it.

The camping trip was a month ago.

Yikes!

Actually writing that makes me feel a little better. I was thinking it had been much longer. Lol

Anyways Mr. Trixie has started playing in it. It’s the perfect hiding place for him. At least he thinks so. I don’t think he realizes how much noise he makes when he plays in it.

Maybe he isn’t hiding after all. I mean he probably has better hearing than I do. So maybe he’s just playing.

Either way it’s super cute.

Moment of Weakness

I meant to post this Monday but time got away from me. Correction, I completely forgot. Sorry!

However, I want to make sure to post it now because I feel it’s important. I had a moment of weakness Sunday night. Earlier in the day I had gone to a late lunch with my sister. She introduced me to this cute little cafe in Weston where they make their own cheese and ice cream. We shared a delicious turkey sandwich and of course had some ice cream.

I only ordered one scoop and didn’t even eat all of it. A serving of ice cream is typically 1/2 a cup. Far different from what I used to eat, which would sometimes be close to 2 cups not counting the mix-ins. It’s a wonder sometimes I didn’t get bigger than what I did. lol But the scoop they served me Sunday looked closer to a cup. So I took my spoon and divided it in two and only ate the one half. My sister then took the rest home for her family to finish. Go me!

So where is the moment of weakness? I shared the sandwich. I only ate half the ice cream. Sounds like I made some smart decisions.

You’re right. I did.

But later that night, around 9:30, I was playing with Mr. Trixie and I started craving ice cream. I still had 3/4 of a pint of Halo Top in the freezer. Now I had already had ice cream earlier in the day. It was after 9 and close to bed time. I didn’t need any more ice cream.

I told myself I needed a distraction and not to get any ice cream. Literally as soon as I thought this, I stood up, walked straight to the freezer and grabbed the Halo Top. I then ate all of it. Yes, I did.

Moment of weakness. A big one.

I remember thinking as I ate it that even though Halo Top is lower in points than most other ice cream it has actually proven to be bad for me. I therefore should eat all of it and be done with it.

“All or Nothing”

I think this was the topic of my first or second meeting with Weight Watchers. We either eat it all because we think we’ve already messed up so might as well go all the way or, just like I did, we tell ourselves to eat it all so that it isn’t around to temp us anymore.

Or we don’t touch it at all because the temptation to eat all of it is that strong. If we walk away and don’t have that first bite we are ok.

There is no middle ground.

This was the case with me Sunday night. In fact this is the case with me probably 4 times now when it comes to Halo Top. I have eaten the entire pint 4 different times now. I love ice cream. There was a point where I was having ice cream 3-ish times a week. And I have eaten half a gallon in 2 sittings before. True story.

So it happens. What you do after is what matters most. I am personally going to take a break from buying Halo Top. I’m not telling myself that I can never have it again. But I’ve had 6 pints since learning of it and I’m not sure it’s even been a month yet. Not good.

I also need to work on my distraction skills and fighting the crave. My impulse control was very weak and I was not able to resist the urge. I gave in way to easily.

Having said that, I’m still here. It’s not like it’s harmed me and I’m scarred for life. I just need to be a little stronger next time. I can have ice cream when I make smart choices. I just don’t need to have it twice in the same day.

30 by the 30th: Five

I really stepped out of my comfort zone this time.

Up until now I have tried things that I’ve always wanted to do but they were things I’ve done before. I’ve rode a bike before but never rented one. I’ve hiked before but never been to Kaw Point. You get the picture.

This time was different though. This time I tried something so completely unlike me.

I tried yoga!

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Why can’t I stay here Mom?

So…it’s storming out and I’ve been putting off doimg the dishes. No better time than the present. As I’m trying to empty the dishwasher Mr. Trixie decides to prevent me from doing so.

How does he do this?

He jumps up in the cabinet!

He really didn’t want to get out either.

See him just chilling like he belongs there? Lol

I felt kinda bad making him get down.

Ok not that bad. =)

Little Prankster

So Mr. Trixie has his way of waking me up. Actually he has several ways. One of them is to jump up on my elliptical machine. I hear him walking around on the buttons and sure enough it wakes me up.

I decided to take some pictures the other night.

Look at him just staring at me. 

Then he starts moving around more like “Mom, you need to come get me. I’m kinda trapped here.”

It works every time though. I get out of bed, take him off the elliptical and he lays down with me…for a little while at least.

Gotta love him!!