Small Victories Lane


If you have a moment, please take some time to go and vote for my Mamavation application!  You can see my application video here, and you can “vote” for me by heading to Twitter and tweeting this: Hey @bookieboo! I want @SkinnySushi to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/zqUxa. As always, your support means SO much to me.

Small Victories LaneYesterday was one of those days…  it was super hot outside so we skipped our morning walk.  In the late afternoon, when I usually do my workout, we had a “heat event” and our air conditioning was cycled back.  It got up to 82 degrees in the house, and no way I could exercise in that heat.  Then my husband called to tel me he’d be home very late, likely after I went to bed, thanks to a crazy schedule at work.  It’s not something that happens often, but a few times a year his workload is so heavy that he has to be gone until super late.

I was stressed and cranky… and so is the baby, who is getting another molar in.  I decided to order pizza, knowing in advance that I was probably setting myself up for a total food crisis.

Our daughter has just discovered a minor obsession with her new kiddie pool, so we calmed down and cooled off by heading out to the back deck and hanging out together in her kiddie pool for a half hour or so.  She splashed around for another fifteen or twenty minutes while I sat next to her outside the pool and dried off.  The whole time gave me a chance to step away from the work I need to get done this week, cool off from the hot and humid house, and mentally reset.

Domino's thin crust pizza: easy on the cheese & pepperoni,  with black olives, mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, diced  tomatoes, and hot sauce.

Domino's thin crust pizza: easy on the cheese & pepperoni, with black olives, mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, diced tomatoes, and hot sauce.

When we came back inside, I ordered my pizza, which you see above courtesy of the Domino’s create-your-own pizza tool.  I got a thin crust.  I got lots of veggies and hot sauce for flavor.  I asked for less cheese and less pepperoni.  But the biggest victories?  #1 – I didn’t order any dessert or breadsticks.  #2 – I ate 1/4 of the small (10″) pizza, which means I ate four small square pieces.  It was just enough.  In fact, next time I think I’ll skip the pepperoni entirely and just go with lots of veggies and a little cheese.

Just as the pizza arrived, the air conditioner kicked back in as well.  So before I ate, I sweated it out with level 2 of Jillian Michaels Shred.  I never feel very hungry after working out, so I think this might have had something to do with me eating less pizza.

It may seem like a small thing, but I am super proud of myself.   Welcome to Small Victories Lane…  I live here today.  How about you?  What was your latest small (huge) victory?

—– Oh hey, it’s Wednesday, isn’t it?  I don’t really have much to update about my what if writing challenge, except to say I am talking to another potential freelance client, which is awesome news for me.  So keep your fingers crossed? —–

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5 Responses

  1. good job! It is all about control, isn’t it? I’ve stopped the idea of “I can’t have that” and replace it with “I can sometimes, in moderation”. It’s really keeping me on track and it feels more sustainable for the long term. It’s really hard to NOT have beer, waffles and chocolate living here 🙂

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  4. Best of luck with Mamavation. I put in a vote for you and Tweeted too.

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