This, my friends, is the Fudge Graham Bar, and my BFF. With little crispy graham pieces and chocolate chips inside, eating this fudge coated bar feels like I’m cheating, but I’m eating 100% on plan! I love knowing that if I have a chocolate craving, I have a sensible way of nipping that craving in the bud! Other lunch bar varieties include a Chocolate Caramel Bar, Trail Mix Bar, Double Chocolate Caramel Bar, and the Chocolate Raspberry Bar. Drool.
Kids and junk.
Now that Nutrisystem has given me a better idea of what we should and should not be eating, I’ve been determined to overhaul my kids’ eating habits. They do their fair share of healthy eating, but it seems like every healthy choice they make is later cancelled out by junk.
Before Nutrisystem (and even during the first week or so), we would buy soda all the time. I was a true addict when it came to Diet Dr. Pepper. I could easily go through a 12 pack of pop in two days. I can’t even imagine what it has done to my insides. The worst part is that the kids would sneak sips of our soda. Not only is that caffeine totally unnecessary (they’re plenty wired up all on their own!), but the chemicals that go into soda just skeeve me out. I can happily say that we don’t buy soda anymore. I can’t remember the last time I bought a case of it! I look at it now as a rare treat — I only have it if we go to a sit down restaurant (we don’t eat fast food anymore!).
Anyway. The kids seem to have an aversion to anything that isn’t pizza or corn dogs. It makes my heart hurt when I make them a healthy meal and they flat out reject it. What do I do? Tell them that they can either eat the food I make or nothing at all? I’d love y’all’s advice.
Peak and Pit
On Monday I went for a run. I was crabby and I knew that it was because I hadn’t gotten exercise in for the day, so off I went. I was solo, which is a true rarity — I always have at least Maisy in the jogger — so I was looking forward to what my true pace would be. I was super impressed with myself! I ran 2.56 miles with an average pace of 13:20, which is a new personal best! That was definitely the peak of the run.
…Then the pit. Around the start of mile 2, I felt a shooting pain in my left ankle. I am pretty sure I’ve got a grade I sprain (because I’m an MD and all). I’ve spent the past day and a half icing it for 20 minutes every hour. I am really looking forward to going running on the beach when we visit Texas in 9 days (!!!), and I will be really sad if my ankle isn’t up to it. I’ll keep babying it for another day or so and see how it feels. Bah. I really don’t want to be injured!
The Weigh In
Despite being unable to run for the past few days, I’ve got a great weigh in this week! I weighed in at 183.8 pounds, which is a 2.2 pound loss for the week! That puts me at a total loss of 23.6 pounds. Every week, I’m blown away by the total. I can’t wait to see it climb even higher!
Andrew weighed in without a loss or gain this week. It’s normal for weight loss to slow down a little, so he’s gonna keep on keepin’ on!
As always, you can check out all of my weight loss related posts here.