- First things first, I don't eat nearly enough protein. I can see my hubby doing the "I told you so dance" as he reads this.
- Second, I tend to eat a whole lot more in the afternoon and evening instead of spacing it out throughout the day.
- Third, I eat when I'm stressed. I always thought I was not much of an emotional eater but this month has resulted in the stress factor being way high. This resulted in me reaching for snacks way too much! Since I can't reduce the stress right now, I know I need to focus on what I am eating and why.
I have to leave you with a story from yesterday. Being the mom of the year that I am I did not react the proper way....assuming that a mix of tears and yelling isn't the proper way to react....but I think I can finally laugh at what happened.....maybe! I took Em after I picked her up with me to the bank to open an IRA (nightmare and a half ....I hate finances!). She has been doing a super job with the potty so I figured we'd be ok. She had a snack and a book to read and was doing a great job (except for spending a good part of 10 minutes picking her nose). I noticed a certain look on her face and quietly whispered to her (trying to avoid horrifying the nice young bank person) to ask if she needed to go use the potty. In her biggest voice she replied, "No thank you Mommy. I just went poop in my undies!" Needless to say I made an appointment to come back sans toddler and high tailed it out of there with the small shred of dignity I had left!! Oh boy!
Oh and I can't forget to wish my best running buddy ever created a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! She is turning 50 and just rocked her 8th marathon in NYC this Fall!!! Head on over to One Tough Cookie and a Beer and wish her a happy day!!!