One day down

First of all, thank you for all the love and support on my coming clean post. It means a lot to me!

So, as promised, here I am after my first full day since issuing myself a wake-up call. I started the morning with a glass of water, something I’m used to since I am breastfeeding, followed by a breakfast of egg whites and veggies. Normally our days begin in a leisurely fashion but today was Lincoln’s first day at pre-school so we had to be up, fed, dressed, and out the door by 8:15 am. It was tight but we did it. Skipping breakfast was never an option simply because I love it too much. I also love being able to set the stage for the day food-wise.

Lincoln will be attending pre-school every Monday morning in Rock Creek. He is there for 3 hours giving me plenty of time to fit in some exercise. Today, after dropping off our kids, my friend and I strapped on the babes and headed for a walk. It’s a good thing we had 3 hours because soon after we began her little guy decided it was time to eat. We took a detour to the local coffee shop to chat and feed the little ones. I had a decaf Americano with a splash of milk. Coffee is a tough one for me because it always makes me crave something sweet. I cannot drink coffee with a savoury breakfast but I also know if I have coffee then I will want something sweet for breakfast. The best option for me is to usually forego coffee in the morning or else I find myself reaching for a pre-breakfast piece of toast with peanut butter, or a handful of cereal, to go with it.

It’s one of my triggers.

Thankfully I had good company to distract me today.

We finished our walk after we were done and have planned to make it a weekly occurrence.

The rest of the day was filled with lunch, grocery shopping, feedings, and making supper. I made chicken stir-fry for supper and the boys had rice while I served mine over spinach. It’s like I said yesterday; one day and one meal at a time.

Today I moved and kept my eating clean and it feels great.

Thanks again for all your comments!

Until tomorrow…


  1. It’s so interesting how different people are…we all are. …I can do coffee but CAN NOT HAVE STRAIGHT FRUIT :) I want more sugar. I need fat and protein with my fruit always. it’s about finding out what works for US huh?

  2. Great job in recognizing your triggers! I can’t have greek yogurt by itself. I want to eat more after I eat it. Whatever works for you, go for it!

  3. Great Job!! I am in the same boat Jenny.(well kinda different, but the same) I was a runner/clean eater wine drinking girl, then my mother passed away suddenly in Jan, and I have been gaining weight like crazy ever since….I am finally trying to get back to the things that I love like running…it has been a struggle, dealing with the grief and now the weight gain…arggggg, but I am trying not to be so hard on myself, but I can relate to you!! I have started a blog but haven’t kept that up either, so when I read your post yesterday it inspired me even more…Thanks for your honesty. I know I will get back to running because I truly love that sport, and I know you will too!! Let’s take it one day at a time!!

    • Running for me is just as much a mental release as it is a physical release. I think it’s great you are getting back into it as it will help you in so many ways. So many different life events can lead to weight gain and I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom. I’m here for you! We can do this together!

  4. wow! awesome! I need to be more aware of my triggers as well! I tend to get carried away with sweets when I get feeling down!

    • Now that the weather is cold I’m really going to be tested – the cold weather makes me crave warm drinks which in turn gets me in the baking mood. Time to start pinning some healthy alternatives :)

  5. Awesome day today!! I too have started cleaning things up in my diet. I started yesterday, and am hoping to add in some improvement on sleeping and exercise :)

    • Sleep? What’s that? Just kidding. I’m actually lucky that the little lady had good stretches of sleep at night. Now if only I could get Lincoln to start napping again! I find the food is the easiest place to start – good job!

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