Saturday, March 7, 2009

1 AM Workout :)

It's so funny Chrissy posted about stress eating this week. I've been super busy and hadn't even checked this blog since I last posted. I had a stressful night tonight, fighting with my hubby. My first reaction was too eat. Never mind it was after midnight, I really started craving a bowl of Captain Crunch (cereal is one of my biggest comfort foods).

But instead I kicked butt! I did a 20 minute work-out with my music cranked up! So here it is almost 1 in the morning and I just got done exercising. I feel great :)

I downloaded some of my favorite music earlier and listening to it is great. Another thing I think is funny Chrissy posted about is her fasting. I've been on a music fast of sorts. I haven't turned on the radio in my car or house for about three weeks. I've enjoyed the silence as I drive to and from work each day. It's a 20-30 minute drive each way and I do it 1-2 times a day. So I've had a lot of quiet alone time. It's fabulous. But tonight I felt like I needed a stress reliever.

I'll probably still leave the radio off in the car, but tonight I've been rockin' out to the White Stripes, the Flobots, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, the Plain White T's and Loggins and Messina... LOL Yes... I have a very random taste in music! Depending on my mood you'll hear everything at my house from Metallica to Broadway to Country to Alternative! My kids have learned to have the same random tastes. They'll have their mp3 players on and be singing along to Bon Jovi or Guns n Roses... he he he

anyways... I'm supposing I should meander my way to bed... I still haven't been sleeping super well. Too much going on, I guess.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Update from Chrissy

Angie...........I understand the whole stress factor. I really need to invest more in prayer, reading, or listening to music to deal with stress. This last few months have seemed to go no where in the healthy plan I was so pumped up about.

To the rest of you gals

I have been fasting the last few days for spiritual reasons. My church called a March Impact fast. Each week is different things.

This week..... fast 3 days no food or beverages. I did drink due to some medication I take.

Next week is a media fast. AHHHH!

Third, is the Daniel Fast- no sugar, sweets, bread, meat

Fourth, is I forgot. :0)

I know that fasting is not a very popular thing in some peoples lives. I choose to do it I see a lot of spiritual and personal growth when I do it. Please, do not share your thoughts if they are negative. I know the dangers of it and all but I just trust mightily in God's power. I do not do this for weight loss reasons. I actually never really lose any. Thanks to that Thyroid. :)

Anyway, without shoving food in my mouth for the last few days I really can see how much I depend on food. When my mom called me Tuesday and shared with me she was diagnosed with Heart Disease , as funny as it sounds I cried and wanted to just stop the fasting and eat. Right then a light bulb went off. I realized how much I stress/emotionally eat. I have always figured it but until that moment really it didn't sink in. So, all day today I have noticed how much I wanted to eat when I was frustrated with the kids, or tired and bored.

Do you have any tips to share on overcoming emotional stress eating? How do you deal with it?

Monday, March 2, 2009


Here are the measurements... *sniff, sniff*

waist: 37 1/2"
hips: 43 1/2"
r arm: 14"
l arm: 14 1/2"
r thigh: 25"
l thigh: 24 3/4"

I'm not even going to post these on my sidebar. It's too depressing. I've put on a lot in the last month. Obviously the play I'm directing was too much to take on. The stress is showing in my inches gained. Well...

I did a 30 minute dance work-out tonight. My food today was so-so. I did pretty good until this evening... then I blew it with the cheese sauce and chocolate bunny.

2 muffins
1 small slice oatmeal bread
granola bar
turkey & swiss on whole wheat
turkey chili w/ lowfat sour cream & cheese
a few bites of a dark chocolate bunny
baked french fries w/cheese sauce, cheese & ketchup
lots and lots and lots of water

Did I mention lots of water? I think I peed every half an hour all day!

Oatmeal Bread Recipe

This is a really great moist bread. It's not super sweet, just delicious and low fat :) It would be great for breakfast or with dinner. We ate ours just because.

Oatmeal Bread

1 c. canned peaches, drained (I rinse mine to get the syrup off)
2 eggs
6 oz fat free vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. oats
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder

Beat peaches, eggs and yogurt well with an electric mixer. Add flour, oats, sugar and baking soda and blend well. Pour into an 8" pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Look at Me Go!

Posting twice in one day!

I did a good 30 minute dance work-out this evening. It kicked my butt! I'm so uncoordinated when it comes to dancing! One of the segments I did tonight was a swing dancing one and I just couldn't get it down. Oh well... I'm hot and sweaty and worn out, so even uncoordinated I'm burning calories :)

Today for food I had:

*3 tortillas filled with fat-free refried beans, cheese, light sour cream and salsa
*low fat oatmeal peach bread
*herbal tea
*100 calorie snack thingy

I'm planning to do my measurements in the morning. I haven't done them for a while and I need a starting point. I'm determined to not buy bigger pants!!! If I have to wear the same thing everyday until I can fit back in my clothes then I will!


Yes, I am a slacker :(

Although yesterday when we went out to eat I desperately wanted a burger and fries... but instead I ordered a chicken/steak/steamed veggies bowl with brown rice since I had eaten nachos and chocolate cake the night before. I thought I better not blow it too much two days in a row.

Last night for dinner I had a turkey and swiss on whole wheat and some bbq beans. Not too bad yesterday.

I'm so sad that my clothes are getting too small for me. I really need to start losing again. It's depressing how big the pile of clothes is that I can no longer squeeze into. I haven't seen my hubby since the first of January and he's gonna be very disappointed when he sees me in three weeks and realizes how fat I am.

For anyone who's curious, the dvd I'm doing is called 10 Minute Solution... Dance Off Fat Fast. And I swear the girl is a stripper... LOL So, not only will I learn to stripper dance in the "flirty fat burner" segment, I'll be skinny too! Won't my hubby be happy :) ha ha ha... if only I wasn't completely uncoordinated and stuffing my face with nachos!