No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Today, I don't know why, but it felt like I'd been shot. My entire right side was sore and in pain. OH MY GOODNESS, it hurts. I'm going to need to be on some pain meds for a while. Darn spider bite.
I cannot wait until cheer season is over. One and a half more months. BAHHHH.
I haven't worked out since Thursday and I'm not liking it, but with being in this much pain today, I'm so glad that I didn't. I'm going to wait until it heals and I don't feel like I…Continue
So it seems I WAS bitten by a spider. Probably a brown recluse from what the doctor thought. She said it was a good thing I was draining the wound myself, otherwise she would have had to lance it. Can I just say ouch?? Anyway, I'm on antibiotics now.
I didn't go running this morning, but I hope to go tomorrow. The weather should be warm enough for me. I'm a big baby when it comes to cold weather. :P
Here's today's meal plan:
B: coffee w/2…Continue
Since Thursday, I thought that this small sore on my leg wasn't a big deal. Over the weekend, it progressively got worse, but I thought, no biggie...let the Neosporin do it's thing. But today it got sooo gross. It's infected and the affected area is about the size of my palm. I'm going to urgent care tomorrow after work since none of the doctors I've called can get me in at the last minute (of course). So frustrating.
I had a good day at work today and then had a b-ball game. Hubby…Continue
The last day before work: it's like a dark cloud over my day. Also a dark cloud over my day? My weigh-in. I gained 1.4 lbs. I know some of it has to be the fact that it is TOM and I started running consistently again. But it is also the fact that, while I tracked, I did not stick to my plan. To help with that, I already planned out my meals for the entire week. No excuses now!
Here's today's meal plan (which was already screwed up, as I will explain below):
It's the last weekend before work starts again. I already have lesson plans written and posted for work, so I can actually enjoy the weekend. The only thing else I need to do is grade a few assignments that were sent to me online.
I'm not feeling motivated to do anything today. Hubby took me on a date night last night: dinner and a movie. But we didn't get back until 11pm so I am tired!
I am trying to get the motivation to go to the gym today (run for 30…Continue
I need to take control. Between having hubby back home and trying to get back in the groove of things after Christmas, I feel like my eating has gone haywire.
I will do really well until the evenings. Take last night, for example. My plan was to bring dinner with me to the game and eating there, but hubby texted and wanted to go get something to eat once I was done working and, since I was the one with the only vehicle, I said yes because there wasn't any way for him to…Continue
School doesn't start until Monday, but I have spent the majority of my day working. AND tonight I have b-ball games I have to coach (for cheerleading). BOO. I feel like the only cheer coach since the other one doesn't work at the school and doesn't have to deal with the girls' texting for information, the figuring out of the cheer practice schedule, or anything. I would LOVE to trade her jobs--lol. But next year, I won't have any of this headache, so I just keep moving forward since I…Continue
I am so excited I can hardly sit still: Today I get to see two of my best friends in the whole world. These girls have been there with me since college. I got married in one's backyard! These girls are my best friends even if I don't see them everyday or talk to them everyday. It doesn't matter because we are still there for each other for the important stuff. I could just squeeze them to death when I see them!!
Thanks everyone for the sweet comments on my new profile…Continue
To start off my new year, I did one thing on my list of goals: I went out to lunch and did some shopping with a friend. One of my goals is to do something with a friend at least once a month. AND tomorrow I have plans to visit with friends from LA. I haven't seen them in SOOO long.
I overate yesterday, did not stay within my plan, but it's over and today is a new day (AND a new year!). Today I DID stay within points for today and stayed on plan. GO…Continue
We are officially having a blizzard here. The snow is coming down steadily. I have to admit, it's beautiful, but I can't help but thinking it's ruining any NYE plans we had. Oh, well. Sitting at home in my pjs isn't so bad.
I weighed in yesterday--two more pounds to go of the Prednisone gain I had. I am guessing that those last two pounds are probably more than just water weight; I probably gained them from all the Christmas celebrating.
I ran yesterday…Continue
Starting off a new week; there's just something about the ability to start over. You all know what I mean, right? Being able to start fresh, with new motivation, a new outlook, a new start. And I can do it each and every day. :)
Now that the holidays are (for the most part) over, I feel like I have some new motivation. Time to kick those 3 lbs from the prednisone to the curb. Time to kick the last 50 lbs or so I want to lose to the curb, too, but that's going to take…Continue
Today, I am thankful for the little things. Like sleeping in. And the light snowfall we got last night that dusted everything so prettily this morning. Or a hug from my husband upon waking up. Today is a good day.
I still have 3 lbs to lose from the 7 I gained from the Prednisone the doctor had me on. The good news is the rash is gone. I still have no idea what caused my allergic reaction, but I hope I don't get it again!
I am getting back on track with…Continue
I've been out of town the past week, but just got back tonight and wanted to check in with everyone. Hopefully I can catch up with posts within in the next couple of days.
I visited my family this Christmas. It was great, but I'm so glad to be home. Hubby was able to come home and now I just kinda want to spend time with him.
We had an early Christmas break due to snow and a power outage at our school. It was awesome, but at the same time it will really…Continue
Sorry I've not been posting daily like I used to do. I have been a little overwhelmed with teaching and coaching, plus trying to buy for my family AND my husband's family this Christmas--with no help since hubby's still in NY. We're not sure when he'll get to come home.
I have developed some sort of allergic rash around my neck and have not been running the past week because I've been worried the sweat would make it worse. It's itchy and burning and has lasted almost a…Continue
No, you do not need to eat food. You are mad. You are allowed to be mad. It is okay to say what you think. It is okay to tell someone they are wrong. If they want to keep trying to push your buttons, then it's their fault, not yours. Deep breaths. Deep breaths.
That is the mantra I'm telling myself right now. I can hardly deal with the issues I'm having with the other coach. She is not well liked, apparently from what others have told me, and I'm about to go bonkers…Continue
Hubby has been gone for almost two months now. GAAAH. I'm doing fine and I've gotten back into the routine of living alone, but I really don't like it. There IS a reason I got married!
I've been trying to get all the Christmas shopping done this weekend since I have a lot going on with work and coaching. I worked Saturday morning at the ACT test. I am so proud of myself: I ran there (1.25 miles) and then ran home after the test. :) I would never have done that last…Continue
It's a gorgeous 70 degree day outside. It is December 2nd and it is warm outside. Crazy. About to take the laptop outdoors with me to work on my lesson plans and play with my dogs. I cannot believe this crazy weather!
Today, at some point, I need to put up my Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree. I didn't do it earlier because I just got back from NYC and have been rushing around with work and cheerleading, so I haven't had time.
I finally caved…Continue
My hubby's company paid for me to come visit him over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was great! I was completely exhausted when I got back home on Monday night. But it was totally worth it! It was my first trip to NYC and we did all the tourist-y things you can do. Minus the Rockefeller Tree; I missed that since I didn't stay through Wednesday.
My eating hasn't been great but hasn't been bad. We ate out the whole time during my visit, but I made some decent choices and didn't…Continue
I got the book The Complete Book of Women's Running at my local running store yesterday (I had a $20 coupon I had to use by the end of the month). I started reading it and haven't been able to put it down to do what I NEED to be doing (things like cleaning and GRADING). I read the best line that nearly brought tears to my eyes: "We have a name for women who try to pursue a career, a family, exercise, spirituality, and a social life. We call them superwomen. But by that measure,…Continue
Here's the nitty gritty before I have to put away groceries and start grading (boo).
Woke up, ran three miles, went to lunch with a friend, ran a few errands, went grocery shopping, home now, need to put away groceries and get some work done. Only two days of work next week and one is Guest Speaker Day!!
Also, I lost some weight again: down to 186 flat. :)
Have a great day everyone. Hope to catch up over the holiday.