Thursday, November 6, 2008

Carb Fest

As I was thinking back on what I ate today, I realized I pretty much only ate carbs. I had oatmeal for breakfast, two muffins for a morning snack, baked sweet potato fries for lunch, a chicken bake from Costco for dinner and the rest of the sweet potato fries for a snack. I didn't try to be on a carb-full diet today, but that's what happened... LOL. Nothing I ate was really bad or anything, I'm just lacking in balance today. Where are the veggies, man?

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

A Good Day

I did a 40 minute workout tonight and stayed away from junk food all day. I did have hot cocoa this morning. (Our heater quit working and I had hot cocoa with the kids.) But happy day, it tasted way too sweet. I'll stick with my herbal tea. I love the holiday flavors. I stock up on them and enjoy them all year. I love it when I eat healthy for long enough my body starts to turn it's nose up at the crap foods.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I worked out for 10 minutes this morning before work and 30 minutes tonight. I didn't eat anything that's bad for me and I drank lots of water!

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

Quote of the Day

This was said today by my 7 year old son as he was teaching his 8 year old sister how to do laundry. He was being quite the good little teacher and was very serious about it. I think his advice is very applicable to all of us trying to get in shape.

"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

Orange Julius Recipe

The American Homemakers Holiday Show and Share

Ok... I'm lame... LOL I'm participating in my own Show & Share :)

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.

Weekly Blah Blah Blah

Weight- 166 lb
Waist- 36"
Hips- 42 3/4"
Thigh- 25"
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!