Wisdom Tooth Gone But Still Causing Havoc!

Yes, I broke down. But I needed something soft and substantial to eat after that damn tooth extraction! Image courtesy of rakratchada torsap and freedigitalphotos.net.

Yes, I broke down. But I needed something soft and substantial to eat after that damn tooth extraction! Image courtesy of rakratchada torsap and freedigitalphotos.net.

My sleep pattern is completely messed up. It all started with the 8 hour power nap Thursday afternoon.  On Friday I ended up going to bed 5 hours ago.

Couple my poor sleep pattern with eating only soup for the last 48  hours and you end up doing something incredibly stupid – A 3:00 a.m. IHOP run

Did I track it?  Yes. Pancakes, 2/3 glass of OJ and 3 oz of syrup equals 32.5 points and 182g carbs.  Yikes!  Clearly over my 25g of carbs/day.  The plus side? I still had my 49 weekly allowance points, so I’m still within Weight Watchers good graces.

Why did I go? Thanks to the tooth extraction on Thursday, I’ve been on a liquid diet up until late Friday. I decided I needed something a little more substantial but soft. 

Pancakes fit the bill.

I didn’t completely fall off the wagon.  I’m still within my daily and weekly points on Weight Watchers. However, since I’m trying to go low carb, this was a complete screw up. But in reality, once that tooth came out, my 25g carb limit was shot until Sunday anyway.

So no beating myself up. I ate it, tracked it, and accepted it. Now it’s time to move on.

 


Got My Mojo Workin’

It’s amazing what eating right can do for you. Since Saturday I’ve averaged 22g carbs per day.  Result? My energy level is through the roof.  I’m pretty much on the go from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Since energy without direction = bad things, I’ve harnessed this energy into fixing up the house.

Before you couldn't even see any part of the wall in our closet. This is what eating right does!

Before you couldn’t see any part of the wall in our closet. This is what eating right does!

The last 2 days I tackled our spare bedroom that really doubled for my home office and storage. I demolished 3 large bookshelves (with a lot of help from  the hubby!), sorted through all the boxes, files, and overall junk, made 3 trips to the landfill, walked 3 dogs, picked up new storage from The Container Store (a very happy place), re-organized the crap we are keeping, cleaned the room, made dinner, and cleaned the kitchen.

Now I’m off to look at 1. Paint chips for this weekend’s project; and 2. Pick pretty annuals and planters to beautify that deck of mine (this afternoon’s project)!

I feel amazingly great now. I’m totally motivated to eat the right things and exercise. Added bonus: my thoughts don’t seem scattered. There is a huge difference in me between last week (bad food binges) and this week (healthy eating).

My mojo’s back, baby!