Friday Reads | week 9

Friday, February 27, 2015 0 comments
This Friday I am still reading Ursula Le Guin's novel "The Word for World is Forest." I am enjoying the novel but I've slowed my reading down a bit due to working on my blog content. 

After I finish that book I plan to jump straight into Cinder by Marisa Meyer because I've heard so many great things about that series. It also helps that I already have all those books too. 

Looking at my shelf I know I won't be able to get my TBR shelf to #0by16 but I am going to try very hard. I can possibly get it #0by17 but we will see. No big deal. I am starting to be very selective on what books I want to purchase for my library. It is nice to feel that way about it. 

Happy reading this weekend. 

Project 1/3 | Danger Zones

Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 comments
This week at my weight watchers meeting I walked in expecting to have a major gain due to the stress and poor eating choices. Turns out I lost 1 pound! I was so happy for the loss.

At my meeting we discussed the danger zones and how to take control of our challenging spaces. The most common danger zones are the supermarket, the workplace, on the road, and at home.  These four are the biggest danger zones for me. Personally, the workplace and my house are the most dangerous for me. I have trouble at my work place because I help the students in the culinary program who make our soups and lunch on Fridays for a decent price. They make it really easy for me to not need to pack my lunch EVER. This is bad because most of the soups made are full of cream. Don't even get me started on what the Friday lunches are because they are the almost always too many points.

For me to take control over my workplace danger zone I need to plan out my lunches and bring something that is appropriate for my daily points of 29. I knows that doesn't seem like a lot but it is get 49 weekly points I can eat 7 extra points a day if I use them all throughout the week. I also get to eat my activity points that I earn daily. So i can have between 29 and 40 points a day theoretically.

My other danger zone is my own house. It is a danger zone because I am a snacker and a secret eater. I will eat my own sons snacks. I know I am terrible. I guess you could say my danger zone is really the grocery store but mostly it is my house. I can go into the grocery store and buy all the right, low points, foods that I need to eat for my snacks but most of the time I won't eat them. I know some people are cringing because they think I am very wasteful. #NOREGRETS

I am really great at making plans but I am terrible at keeping them. For example, I have an organizational plan for my pantry and I was always get it organized but I can never continue to use it for some reason. That is something that I should really work on because it will be a great habit to have and it will challenge me.

Dear Allie | vol. 15

Monday, February 23, 2015 0 comments
You have survived a very exciting weekend and a completely stressful week to go along with it. You are golden right now. You have to start working to get back towards losing weight. You wanted to get prepared for this week with meal planning and prepping but I think you should save that for next weekend. This week you should focus on cleaning your house and getting rid of items you don't use or no longer want.

You have plans to start a couch to the 5k program but I don't think you should be starting that right now. You have been busy with your son's birthday party and your best friend's bridal shower, this week is the week to get relaxed and get your mind back on track. I wish you could take a day to catch up on some sleep, but that is not going to happen.

Do you this week and don't feel back for it either.

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