Thursday, July 31, 2008
I usually do not blog daily, but being that this was an unusually high blog week for me, I figured I might as well finish off the week with a positive note!
The grumps have finally passed! Thank goodness!! I hate being mental. I knew it would pass, but sometimes, things just have to run their coarse. kind of like a craving - just get it done and over with and MOVE ON!!
Work was SUPER slow - gotta love the economy...so while I was waiting for things to happen - I did sit-ups and pushups in the back room! Strength done for the day! LOL It woke me up, which helped a lot. We call that time of the day - dopey time (3pm). Mexico has it right - a siesta in the middle of the day should be everyday!
We had company for dinner again - fine by me, keeps the kids entertained - so dinner was a little high in cals. Tomorrow is a new day and a new month! Time for a 10 day personal challenge...I think I'm ready for one.
So my 10 day challenge will be this - cals in LOW range; exercise on the scheduled days - in the morning if possible; do a little something outside eveyday, whether it be weeding or swimming with the kids. Try that Indian dancing DVR program too - the kids will like it. That's all - keep it simple stupid - KISS.
So there we are.
What's done is done.
August 1st - here I come!!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
That's all. Mental wreck with no motivation to do anything whatsoever. Just a phase, I am sure, but it stinks nonetheless.
I'm pulling all my mottos out tonight...
- this too shall pass.
- tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.
It seems like every 3 weeks is an oomphless week...and it is so funny how it does not correspond with PMS or MS!! Maybe it's the ovulation week! LoL!! but if that was the case, wouldn't you think I'd be wanting something! NOT!! LMAO - poor DH!
Anyway - I know why I'm a headcase. It's that week.
So here is some accountability - I ate CAKE!!! Lightening then struck me thru the window. LOL!! I really don't eat that many refined sugars anymore, but I made it for my aunt's 75th birthday today and it was a chocolate layer cake with cherry pie filling in the center, covered in fluffy vanilla frosting - almost like a black forest cake, I guess. I could not resist. Oh well - what is done is done. Was it good, you ask? Hell yeah! I make a mean box cake mix!
It's late and the kitchen is a disaster from dinner still....I guess that is what I'l be doing after I sign off...yay :P
Dirty little secret - I love "So You think you Can Dance?" WOW!
Newest thing I tried this week - bellydancing on the FitTV channel - it is so hard! only lasted 20 minutes.
I'm hoping blogging will get me over this hump. Overall it was a good week and day aside from the exercise and cake. Eating more cals for maintenance is a little weird and I feel like I am cheating...I have to get over that mental block. I just don't want to let my guard down and turn to old habits. That reason is why I am blogging. I can look back and see the pattern, and then work on that.
I refuse to beat myself up about a crappy few days. Nobody is perfect. This is a journey and not a marathon.
See.... I use my own advice when I need it most. It is the execution that needs a little help is all. LoL And it's even more important to laugh at oneself during these idiotic times.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Nineteen years ago, I was 16 years old and my mom died of pancreatic cancer. Yesterday was the 19th anniversary of that most uber-crappy day.
A lot has changed since then, and yet a lot has stayed the same in some ways. I'm the mom-type of the family, being that I was the oldest girl...and that is just fine by me. I keep the home fires burning.
My younger brother called me up last night and told me that he and his wife were going to have a baby!! They had just seen the doctor and had to spread the news! I'm so happy for them! They are going to be great parents! I love being an aunt! Since I'm done having kids, it will be great to have a new little person to snuggle and give back! "Hey, you stink - daddy needs to change you!" That kind of stuff! The best of both worlds!
Every year, this anniversary sneaks up on us. Some years are moodier than others, and most of the time we don't know why until a week or so later; and that is when we have that 'Aha!' moment and recollect the past.
It's nice to have a year where the circle of life is so recognizable and apparant. My mom lived life. Life is meant for the living, she would always say. I'm going to live that way too.
Hindsight is 20/20 - what I have learned from that experience is that you have to make your own memories, and I want my boys to have some really great memories. If my time comes way too early like it did for my mom, then I want to know that they have some great stuff to look back on and smile.
Doing SP and taking back control is a big step into giving them those memories. I played soccer the other day with my 2 oldest and 2 little boys we befriended at a picnic. I wanted to play instead of sitting on my butt talking to my relatives I see every week. Doing new stuff is part of this new lifestyle and it is really fun!
I think my mom would be super proud of me. In fact, I know she is. Life is way too short to be sitting on my ass.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I started SP with a haircut. Today, I got another haircut...the first since then. I'll have to update my page now...the other pics were taken on the most humid day EVER!
When I saw my hairdresser (a lovely lady named Rose at Ulta3 who has even worse curly hair than me), I sat down in front of the sink and gushed how she helped me start my healthy living journey. She was shocked! She had no idea that that is what kicked off this whole thing. I even cried!! Who knew that that would happen?! LOL!!
Anyway, we got to cutting and I told her all about SP.
So when we were done, I have been itching to get this Maxiglide Hair Iron that I saw on QVC, so I asked if they had it there - THEY DID!
My big splurge was the iron, the straightening serum and the finishing serum - My DH doesn't even know how much it cost yet! LOL Forget the clothes for now - that will come...I've wanted this thing for MONTHS!!
I left Rose a huge tip too...
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