Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday... Like that's an excuse!

Hi Everyone.  First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover!

With that being said, holidays are filled with love, family, happiness, and FOOD. The food involved with holidays has always been (and may always be) a struggle for me.  When do I learn to say, "thanks but no thanks" to the donut that's staring me down or the cheese and cracker plate or the delicious Pizzagaina?  I am constantly working on listening to my body and making improvements... just doing better than I did last time.  At this point, that's really all I can do!

Let me start talking about this specific weekend by saying I am in no way perfect and I will never pretend to be perfect.  I am just continuously choosing to make better choices as I continue along on this journey.

Yesterday (4/4/15), I went to my Aunt-in-law's house to make Pizzagaina.  I started the morning off with a kaiser roll and some scrambled eggs.  I counted it and moved on.  As the day progressed, the pizzagaina started to roll out of the oven.  I had a slice (which I counted)... Shortly after that, the pizza came out of the oven, I had some (which I counted)... Shortly after that, I ate a donut (which I counted).  Now, did I make the best decisions ever? NO.  Could it have been worse? Definitely!  There are two key things that I want to highlight as a success for this day.

Successes of Pizzagaina Day:
#1: I tracked everything I ate.
#2: Instead of eating all I mentioned above and chugging some regular soda to wash it all down, I stuck to my water... A lot of water!

The trays of pizzagaina!
My slice of pizzagaina!

Every little change I find myself making is having an impact on my life!  It is making me feel accomplished... successful even.  The icing on this cake was that when I got home, I decided to hit the treadmill.  My three mile time was obliterated (knocked 1 minute, thirty seconds off of it).

I am choosing to focus on the positives of my weekend instead of the negatives.  By trying to focus on the positives, I am not allowing myself to slip down the slippery slope of over-eating and minimal activity.  As I write this blog, I am so happy with the changes I am making in my life.

Today (Easter Sunday), I will be going out to eat with my dad for Easter.  We are going to be having Chinese food.  I already have my food tracked and I know what I'm going to eat.  On top of being prepared with food choices, I did FIVE, yes, FIVE miles on the treadmill!

I feel unstoppable and I love it!

Next obstacle: 
Going to Newport, RI with the hubby for two days.  
But I'm not worried... Because I'm prepared!

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  1. Great job, Steph!! It's about the lifestyle changes-and that's what you did! It would have been easy to eat way more but you didn't! Good for you! Plus 5 miles on the mill? AMAZING!

    1. Can I just say that I seriously LOVE that you called it the mill.. b/c I sometimes refer to it as the mill! haha <3 soul sistahs!

  2. What is this Pizzagaina you speak of? :D

    1. Trista, it is pretty much a meat pie. I put a link in the blog for it... It's amazingly delicious and terrible for you all at the same time! haha There's a ton of cheese and cured meats, baked in a pizza type crust!