Spring Chick Challenge 2012, Week Two Check In and Week Three Goals

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It was a challenging weekend for me.  On Friday my husband had a doctor's appointment in the "city" which is an hour and a half away, so instead of just going into town for a doctor's appointment we made a full day of it.  We left our house around 7:30 AM with kids in tow, went to the doctor, took my youngest son to the eye doctor, went to the mall, went grocery shopping, and didn't return home until after 10 PM at night.  Since we were gone all day we ended up eating out twice, McDonalds for lunch and Outback for dinner.  It was easy to avoid the calories at McDonalds by making smart choices, but Outback was a bigger challenge for me because we don't eat there often I wanted to treat myself.  I ended up going with a small steak and a baked potato.  I should have done the steak and a salad but....Oh, and the bread, yeah that was a problem...

On Saturday morning we went to look at new living room furniture.  Of course we bought some and they could deliver it on Monday.  Great!  Except for the fact that Saturday afternoon we had to move all of our old furniture out of the living room, touch up the paint on the walls, and shampoo the carpet.  Which didn't leave much time for making a very healthy supper...

Then on Sunday we ate lunch out  after church.  Again, making smart decisions while eating out is going to be my downfall...

This week we will only be eating out on Sunday so I think I can handle that.  Hopefully I won't have another "perfect storm" weekend where I can't really control my calorie intake.

Exercise is still a huge pitfall for me so for week three my goal is to hit my exercise goals.  I also want to challenge myself to not go over on calories this week.

The weekly challenge for the week is to eat no sweets at all.  I am going to do my best with this challenge.  I don't eat a lot of sweets at all, but I do eat them in small portions here and there.  I like to bake, and am constantly baking sweets for my kids.  I think my best bet is to make sure I have plenty of fruit in the house to help avoid the sweet pitfall.  Last night's bedtime snack was a mixture of blackberries, strawberries, and grapes.  The kids loved it and so did I!


  1. I can relate to the running around a d eating out on the weekend scenario. I feel like is what kicks me in the butt every week. I hope this weekend is better for both of us. Also what are your plans for exercise. I imagine with kids, like me, it is challenging. Hope you make it happen. Have a great week.


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