No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Trying to get a million things done today, but I'm going to do a quick check-in to be accountable :)
I didn't go to the farmer's market this morning like I wanted to, but I'm okay with it because they weren't going to have much there this Saturday. I did however meet up for writing group, but since there were only two of us, we sat and talked and caught up with each other. It was really nice.
I've cleaned up the house a little and now I'm trying to decide…Continue
Ah, Friday. So glad it's here! I really hope I can sleep in a little in the morning. I'm feeling extremely tired. But I have so much I want to do!
First, I want to go to the farmer's market in the morning before heading to writing group. Then I'll be at writing group until about 11:30. Then I need to come home and grade the work my students did this week. And clean the apartment. And organize the fridge. And meal plan. And go grocery shopping. And buy a baby shower…Continue
I've been thinking about my journey the past few weeks, trying to figure out just what made me stop counting points, calories, whatever and what made me stop meal planning and what made me give up the whole weight loss thing for a while. I think it was because I was tired of failing.
But my real problem wasn't that I failed. It was that I failed to see what I had accomplished. I only saw success as a number on the scale and not the choices I had made. Yes, hopefully if I…Continue
I'm feeling pretty tired after my one hour walk today. I may need to go to bed a little early tonight. Tomorrow's Thursday, so that means the week is almost over though!
I stepped on the scale and noticed I'd lost .2, so maybe I'll lose weight this week! A coworker noticed that my body is already changing today! It was nice to hear a compliment.
Here's the meal plan today:
Breakfast: yogurt w/fruit (3)
Lunch: bagel pizza (9) and applesauce…Continue
As tired as I was and as dreary as the weather has been looking, I sucked it up and went to the gym with the hubby today. I got a 2-month membership to see if I can get myself into the habit of going. After I go, I'm tired but I feel so good about it. Like all the important things in life, I am never disappointed that I went to the gym. (Even the time I lost my Nike sensor!)
I was so tired today because last night the neighbor lady let out her cat and then it (DUH) ran…Continue
I didn't do too terrible at Easter, but having sugar (processed anyway) back in my life isn't a great thing. I believe it makes me feel hungrier. Either that or I was really hungry today!
It was hard waking up and going to work today, since I knew we were supposed to have today off (before the snow days). Once I'm at work, I'm fine, but getting there is like waiting for a bus to hit me. This is how I feel about working out too....hmmm...
Here's the meal…Continue
I weighed myself this morning. No real loss--.2 pounds. Which means that over a two week period I lost 7 lbs. If I look at it that way, it's not too bad.
Plus, I'm pretty proud of myself of starting jogging this week. Two days of jogging when I've never really done it before is a victory in and of itself.
Gotta count our blessings. :)
The hubby and I are in the process of cleaning the house and I've got a carrot cake (thanks to Gina's Skinny Recipes) in the oven. I'm taking a quick break before heading upstairs to put away some laundry. Then it's back downstairs to put the cake on a rack to cool and making some meringue cookies. Once those are done, I'm icing the carrot cake and then getting ready for Easter lunch with the hubby's dad's family.
Once we get back home, I need to make Easter dinner, which…Continue
I've been so freaking emotional lately it just seems silly. It's like eating healthy and losing weight actually causes my walls to start crumbling down. I'm actually starting to feel things emotionally. It sometimes feels so raw and I feel so exposed and fragile. Fragile isn't really the right word, but I can't think of a better one right now.
Regardless, I'm having a pretty good day today. I had writing group this morning at a local cafe with my friends. I'd checked…Continue
Ugh. So the fates came together to decide I should not run today. First, as we were driving to the park where we planned to run (because going around it once is 1.5 miles), it started to sprinkle a little. Then, as we were running, a branch came off a tree and nearly hit me. Then, I noticed my sensor had come out of my shoe. We spent five minutes looking for it and then it started raining.
So we left to go to the bank and then the gym. On the way to the gym, the…Continue
The rain is really ruining the plans I had for today. Oh well, maybe it will work out better this way. While the hubby's at work today I can grade, do laundry, and get the house cleaned up for Easter. Then tomorrow, when he's off work, we can do stuff together, like go grocery shopping and go running--I can't wait to get to use the Nike+!
Last night's plans also did not work out. We had planned on going to this little pub for dinner that has a killer veggie burger, but…Continue
Today was "Friday" at work. Lovin' that I have a three-day weekend. I HAVE HAVE HAVE to grade tomorrow though, that's the only bummer. Maybe I can get it all done before the weekend officially starts though!
I did really well at Red Lobster last night. Three biscuits, diet coke, 1/2 of the chicken and 1/2 of the baked potato from the meal. I got broccoli instead of the rice pilaf that was supposed to come with it and I had a salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I…Continue
Not only was today my payday, but the hubby got a raise today! Woohoo! He wanted to go out to celebrate, so I'm waiting for him to return from the gym and then we're going to Red Lobster, since that's where he wants to eat. I've spent some time scouring their menu and nutrition information and I've decided what I'm going to have. AND I will stick to it!
I had a good day at work today. Tomorrow is my Friday, so I'm excited! Here's the meal plan for this…Continue
It looks really bad outside. It's springtime and that means storms. I love sleeping in and reading in bed with a good storm going outside. I'm not so much liking it when my weather radio wakes me up at 3am about a thunderstorm watch. Really? Was it necessary to wake people up at 3am for that?
I'm super tired today because I got woken up twice by that weather alarm. I guess I should be lucky we didn't have a tornado!
Work's been going well and we…Continue
I'm having a hungry day today. I'm hoping it means that I'm going to lose again this week, because I'm not giving in to every little hunger pain. I'm NOT going to starve. I can have a big bottle of water, some carrot sticks, and be just fine until dinner is ready.
I had a great five mile walk with the puppies and husband yesterday. I feel like it was more than five miles and it might have been closer to six, but it was such a glorious day! We walked to the dog park and…Continue
I weighed in today. And...
I lost seven pounds total this week! It's so great. But then the evil me in my head says, "Yeah, well, it can't be that great this week. You are bound for disappointment here. Don't get too excited." And you know what I want to do to that part of my brain? Choke it. So I'm going to be proud of myself. And celebrate with a five-mile walk today on the trail with the hubby and the puppies.
I also have a TON of work to do for my…Continue
Note to self: Next time, definitely check the stats on a food before getting it. Last night, the hubby was hungry and didn't want to wait for dinner, so he got some from Papa John's. I figured it would be pretty close to my stats for the homemade version....ummm, no. The Papa John's had twice as many points as the homemade version. Nice to know that I should definitely cook at home instead of eating out!
Anyway, that ate up 17 of my weeklies. I only use them for…Continue
Thank God It's Freakin' Over
Another one of those weeks you'd like to pretend never happened. I felt like a horrible teacher this week. Nothing went right. Except, if I look closely, I think I could change my mind. Sometimes these things are all in our heads and if we pay attention to the good things that happened, we might realize how great things are.
For example, I've been focusing on the drama of cheer tryouts, the little spat I had with the hubby,…Continue
Such drama today! My mentor teacher used to say that "the sap was up" in the teenagers and that's why spring was so drama-filled. Today it was the cheer list going up after tryouts. You'd have thought that someone had been murdered with the drama left over from that list going up yesterday. And this is why I don't want to do cheerleading! But I'm sticking around for another year...
I also had some news from my mom about my oldest niece. Something is going on. Something…Continue
The title refers to the fact that I hate waking up in the mornings, but more importantly I have a hard time eating breakfast in the morning. I'm just not hungry. Not until close to 10 or 11 am, usually. This is unfortunate because most research says that eating breakfast is key to losing weight.
Anyway, my plan for today is a little weird because I didn't eat much breakfast. I was supposed to have 3 corn tortillas with 1 scrambled egg white, and a 1/2 c. black bean…Continue