Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Honestly I don't know what sort of health goals I should set for myself. I set several big goals for the upcoming year on The American Homemaker but as for specific weight/eating/working out goals, I'm not really sure. But here it goes:
*I want to be a size 8/10 by June. I'm a 12 now and was a 10 this time last year.
*I want to work out at least three times a week.
*I want to get to bed by 11pm on most nights.
*I want to include more fresh veggies in my diet.
The bedtime thing will be the hardest for me. The other things I pretty much do already. I've tried the 11pm bedtime goal before and I can't ever keep it up, but I'm soooo tired!!!!
Happy New Year's to you all!!!! Let's all be healthier and thinner in 2009!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
are a few highlights of what my dream could mean.
Trying to avoid an undesirable situation or person can represent avoiding, or wanting to avoid, something in real life. For example, avoiding a friend in a dream may mean you are afraid they will ask you for something you don't want to give, or other unwanted situation. For more clues, consider the meaning of whatever you are avoiding.
Avoiding someone with ill intent towards you could mean you're feeling manipulated, taken advantage of, or threatened (physically, mentally, emotionally) in real life—or you're afraid of it happening.
Escaping or running away from an undesirable situation can represent the feeling of escaping, or a need to escape, from something in real life. For example, escaping from a jail when you have been falsely accused could mean you're feeling falsely accused in real life.
Dreaming that you're hiding can mean you feel the need for self-protection.
Escaping from someone with ill intent towards you could mean you're feeling manipulated, taken advantage of, or threatened (physically, mentally, emotionally) in real life—or you're afraid of it happening.
* Someone or something that you feel wants to take advantage of you or take something from you, such as your time, energy, effort, attention, personal space, or integrity—consider who or what is trying to take from you without giving back
* Greedy or self-serving
* Controlling or possessing
A cell phone or other personal communication device can represent communication—especially personal communication, since it is usually owned and used by only one person.
Calling someone can represent an actual recent interaction with that person or a desire to communicate with that person.
Calling for help (for example, 911) can represent a desire for support, or a feeling of victimization, and it can sometimes represent a call for spiritual help.
A familiar character from a book, movie, TV show, play, etc. might represent the characteristics you attribute to that person. For example, if you dream about Harry Potter, whom you consider courageous, he might represent courage. This could mean you are admiring courage or wishing you had more of it, or you've experienced in somehow in your life recently, etc. A famous character can also represent fame or celebrity, or the actor themselves, or you may be dreaming about them because something reminded you of them lately.
For clues about what the person represents, consider what they mean or signify to you in real life. Also consider their characteristics or qualities that stand out in the dream, what they're doing and how, and your emotional reaction to their presence.
* Feeling that you need help or need to be rescued—physically, mentally or emotionally
* Receiving good will or support from others—perhaps because this has happened recently, or you wish it would
* The idea of letting others rescue you or clean up your messes too often
* The idea that you could benefit by being more open to help from others
Consider who is rescuing whom, and the possible parallels with your feelings about your real life right now.
I thought this was very interesting... I can see some of it being very true. Just thought I'd share :)
Monday, December 29, 2008
Here are the stats now and the gainage over the last two weeks:
weight: 166 (+ 1)
waist: 36 (+ 1/2)
hips: 43 (same)
r thigh: 25 (+ 1/4)
l thigh: 24 1/2 (same)
r arm: 14 (same)
l arm: 14 1/2 (+ 1/4)
We're having an all appetizers party at my mom's house on New Year's Eve, so I'll have another few days before I can get back to my healthier way of eating.
I'm trying to decided what my New Year's resolutions will be. I usually don't set them because I think it's a lame way to set goals and no-one keeps them. But this year I really wanna try. (ha ha)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I'm just not working out or eating right this week. I decided why even try, so I've been gobbling down on brownies, cake, cookies, whatever and I'm loving it! I won't be loving it next week when I weigh/measure in but right now ignorance is bliss!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
waist: 35 1/2
r thigh: 24 3/4
l thigh: 24 1/2
r arm: 14
l arm: 14 1/4
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Breakfast- small bowl of oatmeal w/brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and skim milk
Lunch- 2 rolls
Dinner- low fat Campbells soup (It was yucky, I should've got Progresso) 2 rolls & a fat-free pudding cup
I've had only a couple of glasses of water though :( Just doesn't sound good.
Friday, December 12, 2008
2 pieces of whole wheat toast
2 scrambled eggs
pb & j on whole wheat
I don't feel well at all. I think I'm coming down with some sort of tummy sickness. I had to force myself to eat anything today and I only managed to get down 32 oz of liquids. My tummy gets all gurgly when I eat or drink anything and I have tummy pains. It almost feels like I'm really nervous about something, but I don't know what I would be nervous about. I took food to work today, but just gave it away. I hope I feel better in the morning. I work a really long day/night tomorrow. I'm house managing for the Nutcracker matinee and evening performances :(
Thursday, December 11, 2008
2 small tortillas, fresh spinach, cheese and a south-west dressing, topped with a bit of low fat sour cream... it all made a really yummy quesadilla. I also had a baby cucumber and dessert, which was a banana, fat free vanilla pudding and fat free cool whip, all served in a pretty glass dessert dish :)
I did my work-out. I'm happy I got it out of the way today. My tummy is totally bloated from stress though. I couldn't even come close to zipping up the pants I wanted to wear today, and I wear them all the time :(
I'm going to be really tracking what I eat today, because I really just wanna curl up in my bed all day and eat chocolate. It's a good thing it's my day off, because I don't feel like working :(
Breakfast: 2 pieces of whole wheat toast, 2 eggs, banana
Work-out: I'm going to do 40 minutes right now while I watch Supernatural (Oh Dean! Why can't you come save me and whisk me away in your '67 Impala? LOL)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
And I have to mention this bread I've been buying at Costco. It is so good. It's made here in Utah and it is the best store bought bread I've ever had. It tastes just like homemade. The only ingredients are: 100% stoneground whole wheat flour, water, honey, salt and yeast. And the best part... it's only $5 for 2 2lb loaves. You just don't pay $2.50 for a 2lb loaf of awesome bread these days! It's absolutely fantastic! How lame am I? I'm getting excited about bread...LOL
I did 40 minutes tonight!!! I'm trying to work out all seven days this week :)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
two eggs, two pieces whole wheat toast
lots and lots of spinach salad, one small Nutella brownie, two pieces of zucchini bread
45 minutes of abs, arms and cardio while I watched Supernatural (I got season 3 for only $15 on Black Friday)
Who knows... LOL something with turkey burger since that's what I thawed out; I'm off to make dinner right now :)
Monday, December 8, 2008
waist: 35 (-1)
hips: 42 1/2 (-1/4)
r thigh: 25 (same)
l thigh: 24 3/4 (same)
r arm: 14 (-1/4)
l arm: 14 1/4 (-1/4)
I need to kick it into a higher gear with my work-outs. I've been so exhausted lately that I haven't been getting the exercise I need, plus it's been so hard to avoid goodies. Tis the season...
I brought baby cucumbers and carrots to work again to eat at lunch-time so I don't go home starving. It's totally making a difference. I love buying the huge things of veggies at Costco. I hate wasting food which means I eat lots so I don't have to throw them away. Thursday I bought a big thing of baby cucumbers, a 5 lb bag of baby carrots, bananas and a big ol' thing of baby spinach... gotta love the babies :) so my fridge is stocked.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Hopefully I haven't gained again this week. I'm nervous now for my weekly measurements tomorrow morning :(
* Update * I did a 30 minute work-out tonight followed by two minutes of serious stretching. And no tea... I decided I didn't want to drink too much late at night seeing as how the toilet seat is EXTREMELY cold in the night when you don't have a working furnace... I learned that lesson at 4 am this morning ...LOL
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I've done pretty well today... I even packed a baggie of baby carrots and a baby cucumber to munch on at work and I PROMISE I'm working out tonight!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Besides the pain, I'm feeling muscles as I'm flexin' my tummy during my workout! There's a tight little tummy in there somewhere hiding behind the flub :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I was thinking today, I'm just like those magazines. I have my weight loss struggles blog and my American Homemaker blog. No wonder I'm fat...LOL. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook and bake (and eat).
Anyways.... just a random thought.
Monday, December 1, 2008
It's so crazy that one week of eating crappy and not exercising and I GAIN!!! Not that I stay the same! I GAIN! Makes me wanna cry.
hips: 42 3/4
r thigh: 25
l thigh: 24 3/4
r arm: 14 1/4
l arm: 14 1/2
I now have 2 inches to lose on my waist before Christmas and an inch everywhere else. Excuse me now while I go jump on the wagon :(
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We double-dated last night and had a lot of fun, we watched a show at the Desert Star Theater and ate way too much yummy food. And Thanksgiving dinner was soooooo good. Yum yum. I had four pieces of pie :) And it made me happy.... lol
Since three of the four people in this picture are tracking their weight loss on this blog I thought I'd share what we all look like. The boxes contain the remains of our two streusels we ordered last night... Wow... they were like 12 inch dessert pizzas. I sent the leftovers home with my friends because I sure didn't want them at my house, especially since there would soon be pie. Skye ate streusel for breakfast today, but Ben was a good boy and just had cereal. Yah!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Now this on the other hand sounds like the way to go for me :) Let's have ice cream or other sugar-filled items before lunch so we don't overeat... What a plan!!!
And yes... I know I'm cheesy :)
Monday, November 24, 2008
The next goal is another inch on my waist by Christmas.
weight: 164 (-1)
waist: 35 (-1/2)
hips: 42 1/2 (-1/4)
r thigh: 24 3/4 (same)
l thigh: 24 1/2 (same)
r arm: 14 (same)
l arm: 14 1/2 (same)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I think the reason I was so awesome last year is I was single. I mean Hello! if you're dating like crazy you don't wanna be fat. Then I got married, got the birth control shot and got fat again. I know the shot had a lot to do with it; birth control has always made me gain weight, but a lot of it was just my own attitude and will power. So I need to find my new motivation. I am no longer on the market, so being a nice lean cut of meat isn't it :) But I do have a great husband and he didn't marry a fatty. So I'm sick of doing this for me. LOL I'm happy stuffing my face and blogging instead of exercising. I'm doing it so I can look hot for him. So I can strut around and have confidence and fit back in that school girl costume I wore when we were first married. (Too much information, I know...LOL)
So... I know I'm gonna blow it this week. Sheesh it's Thanksgiving (although last year I didn't even eat pie). But I will work out at least four times this week and for the most part behave. Next week it's on! Bye-bye fatty!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I ate for lunch Velveeta/bean dip w/ tortilla chips, spinach dip (which I made low-fat) on french bread and onion dip w/ like four potato chips.
I had a girls night out last night. We went to the Training Table. I ate a guacamole bacon swiss burger and a bunch of cheese fries.
I only had water to drink all day though and I had no desserts, but still sheesh! It was a high fat unhealthy food fest yesterday. I probably put on like three inches :(
My friend took a pic of us at the restaurant. I'll post it when I get a copy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
fat free vegetarian chili, warmed up
low fat sour cream (I don't like fat free)
Layer it up and enjoy! Simple and delicious. I had a banana for dessert.
I did a 50 minute work-out this afternoon and 30 minutes tonight!
Breakfast: whole wheat toast w/pb & j
Snack: granola bar
Lunch: yummy salad & banana
Dinner: chicken tacos w/lettuce
Drink: lots and lots of water
I don't have the best eating habits out there, but they're definitely not the worst either. By eating mostly healthy and working out 30 minutes a day in my home while I watch tv, I'm losing little bits every week. This is a life style change. I can keep this up forever and it makes me happy to see the little bits of fat going away. I know if I was seeing big blobs of fat going away I'd be happier, but for me it's not real. It would be back soon. This is my lose-it-and-keep-it-off fitness plan and it works for me. It wouldn't work for everyone, but it works for me.
Here are the measurements for the week:
waist: 35 1/2
hips: 42 3/4
r thigh: 24 3/4
l thigh: 24 1/2
r arm: 14
l arm: 14 1/2
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is what I look like when I work out. Sweats, hoodie, no makeup, double chin (LOL)... thought I'd share.
I totally ate lots of chocolate chip cookie dough tonight. I got asked last minute to make two dozen cookies for a meeting tomorrow night. I think I must be PMSing because I've been craving chocolate big-time. I gave in to the craving :( Oh well... I guess I better work out extra... ha ha ha
I've been working my arms a ton this week and it could be my imagination, but they seem to be getting less flabbier. I don't know if the measurements will show a drop in inches, since muscle could be just as big around, but less flabby is GOOD :)
42 minute work-out tonight :)
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Non-Coffee Cappuccino... here is the cast of characters.
2 tsp pero
2 c low fat vanilla soy milk
2 heaping T dulce de leche or caramel syrup
a handy-dandy hot chocolate maker (not just for hot chocolate anymore!)
Mix your ingredients into your Cocomotion (come on baby, do the Cocomotion) and turn it on. (You could also just warm it up on the stove & whisk it, but where's the fun in that?)
When it's done, pour it into two regular sized mugs or one big ol' mug like mine. Look at that frothy goodness. Mmmmmmmm so good! Even my coffee-drinker brothers and sisters have enjoyed this when I've made it for them.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
1- I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to sleep. Sleep is my favorite part of every day. I wish I could sleep in every single day! If no-one bothers me (including the alarm clock) I could sleep all day long.
2- Random songs and movie quotes pop into my head ALL them time. I hear something or see something and it triggers a song or a quote from a movie usually the same few movies. A couple of the random movies I often quote from: The Brady Bunch Movie, Wayne's World, Clueless, Blast From the Past. My little brother Tony quotes the exact same movies all the time :)
3- I change my taste in music about every 6-9 months. I'll go through phases of country, hard '80s rock, alternative, old stuff (Johnny Cash & Elvis), etc. I'll listen to only one type for several months and then randomly one day I change. Right now it's Christmas music :)
4- I'm the FEC vice president of my children's charter school. The FEC is the Family Engagement Committee which is the same thing as a PTA in a public school. I've also been the Theater Arts chairperson; the first year the school opened I developed and ran the theater dept. for grades K-8 including having 4 plays and a drama club in the first year. I directed one play, stage managed two and ran the whole program. I've stage managed more children's productions than I can count and most recently, drama-wise I taught a preschool drama class at work.
5- I asked my hubby what a random thing about me is and he said everything... LOL. He said pretty much everything that comes out of my mouth is random.
6- I bribe the IS guys (computer geeks) at my work with treats. I bring them homemade food so they'll come over and fix the stuff in our office quickly. I work for the city (in the art center), which means they are really busy, since they handle everything city-wide and it's not a tiny city, but a phone message like, "We need the latest WinTix update installed and I brought cake today." usually gets them moving pretty fast.
7- My husband and I live in different states. I live in Utah and he lives in Nevada. We've been married since January and have never lived in the same state. He's trying to find a job here, but if he doesn't (which it looks like he won't) I'll be moving to Nevada in June when school gets out. I don't want to move! I love it here and DO NOT want to take my kids out of their school and put them in public school. They are learning SO many things that public schools don't give. My hubby and I have cell phones and web cams and visit each other about once a month for anywhere from three days to a week and a half each time. I think it's good practice for next time he gets deployed... LOL
There ya go! Random Angie facts. I tag anyone that wants to be tagged!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Now what I didn't eat today: soda pop, ice cream & cookies... all which were served at the lunch provided at work today. I just had pizza and water.
As we sat down for dinner tonight (beef enchiladas), Nina was like "this is all we're having, I thought we have vegetables with every dinner." Then I felt like a crappy mom. Nina is my child that hates half the food I make and if she's complaining about no veggies I've really been slacking.
Speaking of slacking, yesterday I was CRAVING cheese fries from The Training Table. They are so good there and they have the yummiest dipping sauce made with bbq sauce & mayo. I was so tempted to stop there and buy them, but I didn't. What I did do was came home and baked some fries, covered them with cheese and made the dipping sauce w/ bbq sauce and fat-free mayo. Sounds like a better choice, right. It would've been, but the kids and I ate them at like 4 pm and then I forgot to cook dinner because I wasn't hungry anymore. So dinner last night was cheesy fries. SLACKER!!! Tomorrow I am soooo making veggies with dinner.
This bread was sooo good... maybe just because I was craving warm goodness, but my kids all had pieces for breakfast and later for snack on Saturday, and it was a hit with them too. It's pretty healthy, the chocolate chips of course detract from the healthiness, but it's just what I needed. This would be a great lower fat option on a holiday buffet or brunch table.
Low Fat Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c cocoa powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1 c pumpkin
3/4 c brown sugar
2 T water
1 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan or two loaf pans with cooking spray. Beat pumpkin, sugar, egg and water together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bake for 25 LONG minutes until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. MMMmmmm... So good with a glass of skim milk or a warm mug of herbal holiday tea.
Monday, November 10, 2008
hips: 42 3/4
thigh: 24 1/2
arm: 14 1/4
I seem to lose from just one part of my body each week. Weird! That's why I used to just measure like once a month instead of every week. It's nice to see the overall loss. I worked out only 20 minutes tonight, but I'm drugged on benedryl and want to go to bed. I found my 3lb weights in the garage, so I did 20 minutes on my arms tonight with them.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I'm hoping I meet my first mini-goal, but I'm not sure if I will. I'm losing the energy/will power. Hopefully it's just this weekend and I can be back on track tomorrow.
I love reading everyone else's weight-loss adventures. It motivates me to be better.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I did a 30 minute work-out tonight and my body feels tired. Maybe because I spent 5 hours on my feet in high heels Christmas shopping today. That couldn't be it, could it? :) Does that count as a work-out? I think it should.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I had a man-I-wish-I-wouldn't-have-gotten-fat-again moment today. I had to go get my new military id card today, since mine was expired. I had never been in the building before and was already feeling really lost and out of place. I've only been a military wife since January.
After having to stop and ask two different people where to go, I finally found the room. There were already people in there, so I waited in the chairs right outside. I glanced in and went "Oh Crap". I then texted my hubby and said, "I dated the guy doing the id cards. Can I just bail and leave?" Hubby of course thought that was the funniest thing ever. He proceeded to text me things like. "ha ha ha" "Why don't you get his number?" and "Maybe he'll take you out tonight." Yes it cracked him up. I felt really stupid. Especially because this guy is really hot & I've put on weight in the last year and my weight is listed on my stupid id card, plus I just look fatter. It shouldn't matter, but I was totally embarrassed. The guy said hi when I walked in and then looked at me funny and said, "You look really familiar. Did I do your card for you last time?" I debated on whether or not I should pretend like I didn't know him. But then I thought it would probably come to him sooner or later and I'd feel really dumb. So I told him we had gone on a date. I didn't mention to him that we had also chatted online a ton and talked on the phone for hours (online dating). I figured if he didn't remember me, I wasn't gonna bring it up. He got embarrassed that he didn't remember and brought it up several times when I was getting my card.
Anyways... Point of the story is I wish I could've been like "Yeah Baby... Look what you missed out on!" and instead I wanted to hide. I dated A LOT in the few months I was single. I dated more each week than most people do in a month. I better get into shape before I run into anymore guys... LOL.
On a side note... my hubby was looking into getting a job at the headquarters here in Utah and I told him I had dated a guy that works there (90% of the guys I dated were military) and I told him I'd be embarrassed if they met. Hubby was like, "there's like a thousand people that work there, like I'd ever meet him." So if there's a thousand people that work there, why is it my luck that the only person I know is the only person I have to deal with? LOL
"It's much more easier when you have a buddy. You can do it yourself, but it's much harder."
I wrote it down right afterward so I wouldn't forget how he put it. So there you have it... we can learn a lot from our children.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here's a great Christmas morning or any morning smoothie recipe that the whole family will love. We make all kinds of smoothies at our house. I have a smoothie-maker that I use often. I buy frozen fruit in the big bags at Costco... yum....
You might want more sugar in your Julius, but I try and keep it as healthy as possible and still have it tasting good. This is a good reminder for me to grab some juice to throw in the freezer for the holidays. I rarely buy juice. You can also add a banana to your Orange Julius if you like, for extra sweetness and health benefits.
1 c skim milk
2 c orange juice
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Add everything into a blender or smoothie-maker and blend! Makes about 4 (1 cup) servings.
Hips- 42 3/4"
Arm- 14 1/4"
My waist seems to have dropped a bit. My pants seem to be fitting a bit better than they were a couple of weeks ago. I'm dying to pull out the box of clothes I was wearing last year at this time!!!
I'm going to work out now! See ya'll soon!
I'm back :) 45 minutes, baby!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Time Magazine did an article about it in September. It was interesting. I think it's funny the way some things are "bad" for us and then they're "good" for us. I remember avoiding palm and coconut oils like crazy. Only buying certain brands of fruit snacks and peanut butter and avoiding cool whip thinking those oils are the worst kind to put in your body. Now we're told they are some of the best.
It's crazy how fast science changes it's mind.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Happy Halloween everyone!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Since I started my cleanse a few weeks ago, I'm always checking out the toilet to see if there are worms or other weird things. Crazy, I know! I never thought I'd be checking out poo, especially the 17 times I day I go now! But I'm soooo worried I'll see a worm. It would be completely and totally traumatic to me. So... the other day I saw this weird thing. It looked like a fish. Like an anchovy. I don't know what an anchovy looks like...LOL. But it looks like an anchovy on pizza in cartoons looks like. Just a little gross fish. Sick and wrong!!!
It's my day off (from work, not from housework...lol) and I am totally taking a nap this morning. I've been looking forward to it all week. It's the first time in a long time I've had a day not completely scheduled out.
Yesterday I ate a bagel w/cream cheese for breakfast with some herbal tea. Not the healthiest choice. For lunch I had a sandwich on whole wheat bread. It had turkey, cheese & spinach on it. After work I had a quesadilla with spinach and cheese. Dinner last night was taco soup which is healthy, but then I had a piece of amish friendship bread last night. I guess my eating isn't totally horrible, but once again it could be better. I had whole wheat pancakes this morning.
I have been avoiding sweets & desserts along with pop (which is really hard). The working out isn't too bad. I always put it off, but once I'm doing it, it's not bad. I rarely watch tv. I have three shows I watch, ever, and I'm always go, go, go, but working out forces me to chill if that makes sense. I watch some mindless tv (like Inside Edition) while I work out. I think it's good not only for my body to get the excersise, but also for my mind to focus on nothing for a bit. I haven't been working out during my regular tv shows, because I like sitting on the couch and relaxing during them. I also like having that extra bit of mind-relaxation while my body is not relaxing during other shows. I'm pretty sure I'm rambling on and not making a lick of sense. Let's just say I'm extremely stressd out and getting close to a breaking point and for my mental health along with my physical health, working out is good for me :)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I did a 20 minute work-out tonight. It was pretty good. I avoided lots of junk today at work. I've been drinking quite a bit of water today, which is really good, because yesterday I drank hardly any and then I was so thirsty I bought a Dr. Pepper at the pizza place. It was bad.
I guess I've been so-so. I'll do much better this coming week :)
The cleanse still seems to be doing something, I almost didn't make it to the bathroom twice today at work. I worked all day, from 10-10. I usually take the first dose when I first wake up, and then I take the second when I get off work (usually around 3 or 4) and then I take the last dose right before bed. When I work all day, I don't take a mid-day dose. This schedule seems to work for me. I'm really hoping I'll get rid of some yucky stuff and have more energy when I'm done.
I've been drinking herbal tea when I get hungry at night. I add a bit of sugar to it, but it's not as bad as if I was eating something. It helps me feel full and adds more good liquid to my diet.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'm on a crappy schedule. I usually just take a granola bar or something to work. Then I wanna eat at 3 or 4 when I get home, so of course I'm not really hungry at dinner time. Then I get hungry later at night. Plus working out always makes me hungry. I need to put more of an effort into taking a lunch to work.
I picked up a lovely bunch of spinach at the Sunflower Market for almost nothing, so I'll be eating a delicious salad tomorrow for lunch. It's my day off (from work). I never get a day off from housework :(
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I splurged last night at my work party. I didn't take the colon cleanse pills at all yesterday because I knew I'd be spending all night in the bathroom if I ate bad stuff while on them. I had dessert and Cherry Pepsi. I had been craving it for a while, so I decided to take a little break, but now I'm back on :) I even gave my chocolate-covered strawberries that came with my lunch today to my co-worker (they can go to HER hips...hehehe). After eating so much sugar and caffeine last night I couldn't sleep. I was up 'til about 2:30 am. I was sooo tired this morning.
I hope everyone has been more successful than I have the last couple of weeks :(
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Other than that I've been doing good. I really need to get back into the work-out mode. I've been crazy busy though and yes I'm STILL sick. It's all in my chest. Not fun at all. I haven't had much salad this week. I really need to buy some.
I've been craving pop really bad! I had an orange juice and a chocolate milk this week to try and get over the craving (even though they aren't water, it's better than carbonation) but it just hasn't worked. I want to splurge and have some Cherry Pepsi at my work Halloween party I'm throwing on Monday, but I won't because I need to be good, plus I need to be a good example for others watching what they're eating.
How's everyone else doing this week? Any tough cravings?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Everyone that caught the stupid sickness from me got over it within three days. I think I'm broken. It always takes me an EXTREMELY long time to heal, whether it's from a sickness, a bruise, a scratch, whatever. I bruise really easily, as in the tiniest bump will cause a big bruise and they last for months. If I get a scratch that breaks the skin I'll have a scar for at least a year. I'm not even exaggerating. Even a little zit will make a scar that lasts for month and I have to cover it up with makeup. That's one of the biggest reasons I take such good care of my skin. I've talked to doctors before, but of course they don't know what's wrong with me. Perhaps the cleanse will clear out some nasty worm or parasite that is causing issues... Wouldn't that be nice?
I do need to break down and get in to the doctor tomorrow though. It's been almost two weeks. I'm starting to have sore muscles in my back from coughing so much and it's totally moved into my chest.
I'm still eating pretty good, but the working out has totally gone bye-bye. I'm just not up to it. I'll never reach my goals if I don't do some sort of work out :(
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I've always been someone who is tired all the time. I never seem to have enough sleep and even exercise doesn't energize me, so I'm hoping if I get rid of the extra crap (LOL... in this case it's literal) I've been carrying around I'll feel better.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I haven't been working out much because I've been sick for over a week. It'll be hard to get back in the swing of things.
I weighed myself finally just so I know what I weigh before the cleanse. I'm not super happy with my weight lol. I'm doing a cleanse that actually lasts a couple of months, so it should really clean everything out and I wanted to see how many pounds are lost. I decided I'm not gonna hold anything back and the beginning of next week when I do my measurements I'll be posting them on my blog along with a picture and my weight. I figure there's no better motivation than that!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I think I need to drink more water. I do fine in the summer, but as it gets cooler I just don't drink as much. I haven't been drinking anything else though, no pop, no juice so that's good. Hopefully I see the results I want by Halloween and then Christmas.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
My goal is to lose an inch to 2 inches on my waist by Halloween! I know I can do it!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I exercised last night for about 30 minutes. My tummy and thighs are sore. Yeah!
For breakfast today I had a granola bar, a banana and a bottle of water. Lunch was a big bowl of vegetable soup, 2 pieces of whole grain bread and a slice of monterrey jack cheese w/ of course another bottle of water. It was very filling. I know you don't have to ever be hungry to lose weight. I'm drinking more water as we speak. (or as I type)
Once I go off of sweets, the sugar in other things generally satisfies my sweet tooth. I especially love dried fruit or smoothies. After a few weeks of no sweets, I will get sick if I have any at all, even a bite makes my stomach churn. It's kinda nice. It takes away the want.
Well... I'm off to do a little work-out :)
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Today I had a granola bar and skim milk for breakfast. At work today, I had cake (bad), a cookie (bad), a ham sandwich and cheetos (bad). For dinner I had a healthy salad and a bran muffin. I drank lots of water today, which is good.
I did 15 minutes of arm exercises and 10 minutes of abs.
Tomorrow I will do better.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I haven't been slacking on my healthy eating though. I haven't been great, but pretty good.
I've also been drinking a gallon of water a day... yes... a gallon. Which means I pee about every hour, and even wake up twice in the night to head to the potty. No fun.
I've lost a quarter inch everywhere since my last measurement... Sweet.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I worked from 2:30-9 tonight. I took for my snack: 1/3 c of dried berries, a 100 calorie chex mix packet and a granola bar. I had 16 oz of water.
I think overall today I did pretty well. I think I need to cut back on the cheese, but other than that I included vegetables in 2 meals, I had fruit, I drank lots of water.
I didn't get much exercise unless you count walking back and forth for 2 hours helping unsupervised children make a mess because they don't have real parents.
Lunch was a head of romaine lettuce, yes that is a whole head. 1 cup of low fat vegetarian chili which had half a hot dog cut up in it from dinner last night, a small handful of cheese and a bloop of sour cream. I also drank 16 oz of water. I had a glass of water in between my meals too.
So far so good today :)
If my husband didn't live in another state, I would have stopped taking pics at this point. At least I got a cute haircut/color. This is the point where i start buying purses and shoes because I hate trying on clothes.
My hair was especially adorable on this day :)