How did we all fair for Thanksgiving? I did well on Thanksgiving and blew my points on black friday. My new SIL and i did the whole 5 am black Friday thing. It was teh first time I had done that, kind of fun. I spent too much. But I saved over $161 on clothes for my kids and DH at Penney's, and I only spent $125. So I saved more than I spent...which still didn't exactly justify spending as much as I did LOL. But I have my kids done, Dh started, my Gramma done, my nephews done, my preschool class started. I am shopping online for several other people. So maybe I'll get it all done by the 25th
In my Christmas and New Year's Challenges I have lost not one pound. I have 13 out of 40 exercises done for the x-mas one. I am not sure why this is so hard right now. I've been struggling since March. I am at an all time high right now. I think stress is the biggest factor. I am constantly stress eating, eating to relax, eating to feel full and warm and happy b/c I don't have time to do anything nice for myself. DH doesn't get that. I do spend alot of time on the computer or watching tv so he thinks I am always relaxing, but I do those things b/c I can do them while with the kids. I can't just go out and enjoy my hobbies when I need to relax, I can't take a bath, or crochet or work with my clay while watching 2-4 kids. He freely persues his hobbies and when he sees me sitting on my butt in my messy house he thinks I am persueing mine as well. I'm dog tired and it doesn't matter how much I clean they just go behind me and trash it again. He doesn't see that I have picked up that pile of shoes 4 times before he came home from work and while I was cooking dinner the kids dumped them again. Or that I spent 2 hours cleaning the play room only to have them trash it in 20 minutes. He sees me sitting in front of the tv watching Rachael Ray cook.
Working has helped some. I feel better about myself, I get some adult interaction. But it stresses me too. I need time to prepare lessons and I just don't have it. The school kids I have can be really bad and I am dying for caffeine and sugar by 3:30 when they get off the bus so I have energy to deal with them. So I tend to nosh on a candy bar and down a Mountain Dew. I spend many lunch breaks eatingw ith my kids, and when I do that I am really working b/c I can't sit at a table with 8 2-4 year olds and not open packages, tell them to sit down, listen to stories ect. So I don't really get a break. I sometimes leave and eat out, but there are few healthy choices and I feel bad for leaving my kids and for spending money.
But it's all excuses. I need to pull it together and stick with a plan. So my goal is to just stay on plan until Chirstmas Eve. No worries about not eating high frutose corn syrup, sugar ect. Just stick to my points.