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Oh Mondays

Hey ya’all!!! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

As for me…well it was very uneventful. I’m still trying to recover from my hardware removal from last Wednesday. The hubby and I went to a couple stores on Saturday to pick up some Christmas shopping items. I was absolutely whipped after the first store! It’s amazing how exhausting being on crutches can be! Anyway, we went to a couple stores and then went home and watched tv all day. It was nice to finally have a weekend where we weren’t running off or having visitors. 

Sunday we went to church and then hit up the Cheesecake Factory for lunch for our 6 month anniversary(plus, we had a giftcard!) I ordered a lunch-portion Bistro Shrimp Pasta. I only ate half of it, and saved the other half for lunch today. That is not something I ever do, and even though it’s a super unhealthy meal (even with the shrimp not being fried), I was surprised that I used that much self control. As it was the only 6 month ann. we will be celebrating, we decided that we should go someplace nice because we hardly ever go out anyway.

It’s surprising to hear that, especially considering we are both so overweight. Our problem? Huge home portions and lots of snacks. It seems like whenever I make smaller portions for us, my husband is always hungry for more and goes straight to his snacks. I am not better, eating popcorn most nights. This is changing though.

I try to focus on only drinking a cup of coffee a day, and mostly water anyway. I’m trying to make the transition to healthier snacks like almonds and fruit, etc. While I’m laid up here recovering I have the perfect opportunity to work on my nutritional struggle. Even with thanksgiving coming up, I feel like I can accomplish much. Speaking of the great Turkey day, it’s crazy to realize it’s almost the end of the year already! Where did time go??!

So I have a few questions for you:

1. Have you ever had the problem of your hubby’s/wifey’s portions not being filling for them? What did you do to help them adjust to proper portions?

2. Have you had surgery that has prevented you from doing exercise? What did you do with all the downtime?

3. Any suggestions on smart snacks?