Thursday, January 29, 2009

I love for my son to brush my hair. He is such a sweetie. (I know, random)

I did really good today. It was perfect.
Breakfast – egg beaters on an English muffin.
Lunch- subway
Dinner – Caribbean Jerk grilled chicken and mashed sweet potatoes

I exercised for 30 min on the elliptical. Once again it whooped my butt. I feel so good when I get off it. This weekend I am going to do some body measuring. This will give me a better idea of what I am losing. I will also be setting weekly goals and rewards for myself.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

cookie monster

Cookies…… got to love them. I do love me a good soft gooey chocolate chip cookie. When you hear the word cookie it just makes you all warm inside. I have three cook books that are only about cookies. I do love a cookie.

Well I met the cookie monster today. Yes, there is someone out there that loves their cookie more then me. I found that out the hard way. I ate someone else’s cookie. I am completely innocent in the mater. I ask could I have a piece of the giant 6 foot (exaggerating) cookie and was told yes. I should have known. The devil was living in that cookie. Little did I know that one awesome bite of sin would turn out so wrong. The cookie monster came and scolded me for eating her cookie. I was supposed to know that she was misleading me when she said she would share. It was far too late. The cookie was gone. I was eating it as fast as I could while I was explaining that all I wanted was a piece of cookie. There I was sitting guilty with the chocolate icing all over my face. Dumbfounded!! What had I done wrong? It felt so right. And tasted so good. I had taken someone’s reward and cheated on my diet. I feel so ashamed. A true lesson was learned here.

Don’t say it is ok for someone to eat your cookie if you really don’t want them to. But look deep in your heart. If you have a really big cookie – it is ok to share. Sharing makes me feel good.

Needless to say I broke my diet. I ate a piece of cookie today but other wise I did good. I drank my water, had a sandwich for lunch and ravioli for supper.

I make a pledge today to stay away from other people’s food.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One great day... many more to come

I had a Great day. I drank my water, ate decent and exercised with my favorite workout team (the biggest loser crew). I feel good. I fixed this chicken soup for dinner and it is all gone. It was super simple to fix and low in fat and calories. Go Amy!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

1 down 29 to go

The big number is 163. I did lose 1 measly pound. I’m proud. Especially at the week of temptation I had. Can’t wait to see what this week will bring.

I have to lose about 5 or 7 pounds by Feb. 18th because I have a shirt I have to wear that day and currently my arm will not fit. So that is my new goal. I need to weigh 156 by Feb. 18th. I think I can do that. Heck maybe more.

I started good, my typical egg beaters for breakfast and subway for lunch. I have that down pat. I have three big problems.
1. I don’t drink enough water
2. I don’t exercise enough
3. I don’t cook good for you dinners

I have an idea I am going to try for problem one. For the next week I am going to drink one bottle of water as soon as I get to work. Just jug it down. I will drink another one right before (about 5 min) I eat my subway sandwich. I will drink another on as soon as I get home from work. That is 60 oz. of water. Then I will drink some here and there, like while exercising. That will be my focus for the week. I guess I will just pee a lot.

1 down 29 to go.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Life List

How many times do we say I wish? I say it all the time. This is my life list. All my wishes and want to dos.
- go on an all day hike
- learn to play tennis
- go to a spa and get the works
- feel like I belong where I am standing
- let go of bad feelings
- lose control
- stand on top of a mountain
- go to the Grand Canyon
- let God run my life more
- play a Christmas song on the saxophone
- go on a picnic that I didn’t pack
- stop letting the past run today’s life
- laugh till I cry
- cry till it’s all out
- go under water without holding my nose
- color my hair any color
- remember my childhood

I'm sure I will add and take away through out my life.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Let’s not talk about what I ate today. I did exercise today for 30 min and it whooped my tail. My legs felt like jello when I got through. And it did feel good. It always feels good after you are done exercising; it’s during the process that I have a hard time with.

I’ve been inspired this weekend in so many ways it’s making my head spin. I’ve been thinking a lot about what people have been saying, what I’ve been reading and how people have been acting. Just taking it all in, you know. Trying to figure the best direction to travel in. What do I want to do?

Obviously I have to go to work everyday. I’m not going to focus on that. I have my evenings and weekends. So I’m going to make a list of all the things I want to try to do and do them. No, not a bucket list because I am not dying, that I know of, a life list, a list to live by. I will post it tomorrow. I still want o think some.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Well, I didn’t slide today ya’ll. I fell off the entire mountain. And fell on my face. The devil is out to feed me. I started good. Egg beaters for breakfast, but then my boss bought my lunch. One BLT and (hold on to your seats) chili cheese fries and of course Tea. Well since the day was shot. I had pizza for dinner. No water at all today.

Someone throw me a rope. Reel me back to reality. Tomorrow is another day. Again!

I did lose some weight. I cheated and weighed this morning. I may have gained it all back today so I won’t tell you what I weighed. Just have to wait till Monday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bad Doctor

I hate doctor’s offices. How about my insurance is making me get a physical. No big deal. NOT! I tried to be a good girl, I made my appointment. It was at 2pm. I was, as usual, 15min early. I get there and sign in. One hour later they take me back to the room. Yea that’s right ONE HOUR. So I say, “How long before he comes in here to see me” – I know how those doctors work, They will put you in a room then it’s forever till the doctor comes in and you are sitting there naked and cold. The nurse said “about an hour”. Yes you heard me right another hour. I said “nope, my appointment was at 2pm and I’m not waiting another hour to see him”. She asked did I want to reschedule, I said “nope, I had to take off work to do this and I’m not doing that again”.

I was so upset I had to go to Dunkin Donuts. I felt better after an iced coffee and five munchkins. Leading to my next subject.

Well, I slipped a little to day. Completely the doctor’s fault. No mine. Other than that I did good. Egg beaters for breakfast, subway for lunch and grill chicken for dinner. I will exercise after I eat at round eight. Still not enough water.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good Enough

Today was pretty much a success. I had subway for lunch, egg beaters for breakfast and soup and grill cheese for super; fruit for snack. Not enough water yet. No exercise!

Another new practice I have taken up is letting something be good enough. In the past when I had to buy something I would search every store till I found it for the cheapest I could get it. By then I would be so aggravated, tired and probably ran out more in gas then I saved in money. So tonight I practiced it. I took my boys to get shoes and we went to one store and they both found shoes and we paid and left. I have never gone to only one store. Yey me.

But once again tomorrow is another day and I hope to stay on track.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weight in day could not have been any worse. Weight today 164 lbs. No lie.

I was doing good until I put that hamburger steak down my throat. I was good though; just not good for me. Tomorrow is another day and I will try again. I will have subway for lunch.

I have to drink more water. I just really hate peeing. That is one of those very few times you wish you were a guy. Just whip it out and put it back in.

The only other time I can think of is when a guy can come home and say what’s for dinner. I so wish I could do that.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It seems that every step I take in my life is hard. Nothing is just easy. It seems impossible to do everything you are supposed to do in a single day. There just is not enough time in a day.

The experts recommend eight hours of sleep every night. Ok now we have been knocked down to sixteen hours. Most people have to work eight hours a day. Well, now we have eight left. Take a shower, brush and floss twice a day. Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure the kids are doing their homework, blow dry your hair, if you got any, make your bed, wash cloths, wash dishes, exercise once a day for at least 30 min.. Be healthy! Be eco friendly!

For goodness sakes don’t stop to think or enjoy your life. No time for that.

I see people that make it work and envy them. How do they do it?

My current kick is to lose some weight and get healthy. I know it can be done. I watch biggest loser. I’m not huge my no means. I just need to lose about thirty pounds.

I’m going to use this blog to help keep me accountable. I will weigh every Monday starting tomorrow. Oh, those are my favorite words. “I will start tomorrow”. I need to find some new favorite words.

Wish me luck!