My son insisted on doing Turbo with me. He gets so frustrated a few minutes into the warm ups because he is not coordinated enough to do the moves and he can't keep up. I try to tell him that it takes lots and lots of practice and that even I get mixed up once in a while. He's only (almost) 6 and I worry that this will turn him off from exercise. He does have unstructured exercise but he likes to do what I do. Until he "messes up" and runs off crying :( Luckily, I'll be doing this for many, many years so hopefully the influence will always be there. I really wish my husband would get in on it. He always says he's going to start working out and eating right, but he never does. The problem is, he wants to do Atkins and I don't. Atkins is much easier for him than Weight Watchers is. But I am not willing to go back to Atkins. I don't have a problem with the plan at all. I think it's a great way of eating for people who can stick to it properly. And Atkins done properly does include vegetable and fruit and grains and all that stuff. It's not all eggs, bacon, and steak. But that's not the point here. The point is, Atkins is not for me, but it is for my husband. Who should have priority? My husband, because he could stand do lose 40 pounds? Or should I have priority, because I'm the one who does all the shopping and cooking? A big problem is that Sam doesn't take his lunch to work, and doesn't eat breakfast, so he eats very little throughout he day. He would take his lunch if I packed it for him but damn, do I need to chew it up and spit it in his mouth for him, too? He's a 33 year old man. He can make his own damn lunch. I get up before he does every day, to get our son ready for the day and to do my workout. I'm not making his lunch, too, while he sleeps in. Personal responsibility has to come in somewhere.
And it's not like Weight Watchers would be complicated for him. He can do the Simply Filling Technique like I do. It's not rocket science. I've told him several times what he can eat to satisfaction. He doesn't have the binge eating and craving problems that I do. He does overeat though. But I think most people struggle finding the line of satisfaction. He'd learn. But he doesn't make the effort. And I know that people have to be ready and make the decision on their own. Trust me, I know that! He says he wants to, but I spent years saying I wanted to, too. So I don't know what to do. I refuse to pack his lunch and I'm not going to nag him to eat breakfast or workout. I make healthy dinners but that's just one meal a day. And don't get me started on weekends. Sam eats out of boredom. He's worse than I am when it comes to that. But what the heck can I do? Nothing.
Oh, and Turbo Jam Cardio Party cost me 411 calories (4 activity points). Good workout!
omelet w/ onion, green pepper, avocado & salsa, toast w/ butter [3 pts]
jasmine rice [2 pts] & chicken breast on romaine lettuce
It wasn't a particularly good food day. I didn't eat breakfast until late, and I went to bed before dinner because I was in such a pissy mood. I didn't even get my blog posted until Sunday morning because I was so angry. But instead of craving chocolate, I lost my appetite.
80 ounces of water and two coffees. 3 weekly and 13 activity points remaining.