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Moving day

Saturday, August 23, 2014

It's moving day, and I'm not planning on eating well at all! There's no food in the house, and all the dishes and pots are packed. We're going to McDs for breakfast, pizza delivery for lunch, and oops I forgot to plan dinner. Maybe eat out.

We got a few friends to help. It's going to be a hot one! In the 90s with lots of humidity, which calls for lots of water.

6:30-breakfast
7-9 packing
9-drop off dog at new house (I dropped the cats off yesterday)
9:30 riding lawnmower delivered
10-4 rent u-haul

I need to do some food shopping. Maybe tomorrow. I also need to clean the apartment to get my security back. We're only moving a few miles.

I'll be out of touch for 2 days. The internet is scheduled to be installed Monday.

I'm so excited I get to sleep in my new house! Monday I leave for work and my kids leave for school from my new house.

My bedroom is two 9'x12' rooms with a 5' opening between. I'm going to make one side a bedroom, and the other a home gym. Yoga mat, stability ball, dumbbells, kettlebell, step, and a my computer to watch workouts. I don't have cardio equipment. Just a jump rope.

  
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CARRIE1948 8/23/2014 8:48AM

    You will love having a home gym

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LE7_1234 8/23/2014 8:05AM

    Sounds great!

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GOLFGMA 8/23/2014 7:43AM

    Sounds like you will be burning some calories today and there are some good and healthy meals at McDonalds. Love that you will have your own space for a workout/computer room! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 8/23/2014 7:35AM

    good luck on your move today.... :-)

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Weigh in day 8/18/14

Monday, August 18, 2014

Weigh in 173.4 (+.6) The more excuses I make (I don't have time to exercise, I'm stressed, I'm moving, I have shin splints, etc.), the more my results decrease. Well, at least I still fit into the smallest size in my closet. I'm sure working out would help with the stress, but I feel so crunched for time, and besides I'm resting my shin splints. Elliptical or spin bike would be ok, but boring.

I'm closing on the house tomorrow (Tues), and moving on Sat.

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I got a disturbing call yesterday. A relative (someone who hurt me in the past) is doing a 12-step, and called to make amends. This is someone who cut off contact with me, even though I reached out several years ago. She was telling me now how strong I am, and she's so sorry, and all these emotions bubbled up out some dark place in me. I told her I don't need her validation, I don't trust her, I don't need her, and I think she's insincere. She couldn't even remember the names of my children. Do your homework before you call to make amends.

I don't want to hold a grudge. Because that's like giving free rental space in my head. So I compartmentalize. Imagine I escort her into a lovely waiting room, point out the water cooler, the coffee urn, a pile of magazines, and ask her to wait here, I'm busy right now, I'll be with her when I'm ready.

Because this phone call triggered some eating when I wasn't hungry. I was falling back to old habits. When I realized the irony of someone else's addition triggering my own addiction (to food), I could get a handle on it.

  
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LE7_1234 8/22/2014 8:19AM

    ((Caren))

Sounds like you handled it well.

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68ANNE 8/19/2014 10:27PM

    I found yoga to be quite helpful resting my shin splints and distracting my mind from the text messages I get as triggers

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/18/2014 3:06PM

    I know how you feel. I have had people re-enter my life before that I thought were gone for good and I didn't miss them. They were toxic people and, though I'm happy for them if they really have changed their lives, I have no intention of letting them back into mine. I know better than to trust people like this and so do you. Forgiving is one thing, forgetting is something else. Remember that and protect yourself accordingly. Don't fret over it but don't ever allow them to do this to you again.

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LUCYCAN7 8/18/2014 12:51PM

  Forgive her for your sake,not hers.Just because you forgive her does not
mean you will have to socialize with her or have anything to do with her.
She is the one with the problem,think about it!Hugs and Blessings emoticon

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LIS193 8/18/2014 11:25AM

    You dealt very well with your relative. You don't need this right now and her problems are not yours - let her deal with it and leave you out of it.

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Home buying

Wednesday, August 13, 2014



Here's the house I'm buying. It's a bungalow style: 1 story with a wide veranda.

  
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68ANNE 8/17/2014 1:01AM

    I love it. Congrats!

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CARRIE1948 8/16/2014 11:18AM

    It looks lovely.

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PHEBESS 8/14/2014 10:51PM

    Very cute place! Enjoy it!!!

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WATERMELLEN 8/13/2014 8:42PM

    Wonderful! Wishing you much happiness in your new home. I love sitting on a verandah!!

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LUCYCAN7 8/13/2014 6:18PM

  emoticon on your new home,blessings as well. emoticon

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JLPEASE 8/13/2014 1:24PM

    I love your new house!
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STRONGERLEANER 8/13/2014 1:03PM

    I hope you'll LOVE your new home!

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LIS193 8/13/2014 12:29PM

    What a lovely house! You will make it a home in no time!!
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BOB5148 8/13/2014 12:09PM

  nice looking house

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/13/2014 11:46AM

    Oh, how lovely. I agree. That verandahaaaaaa just begs a comfortable chair and a cool drink. I can see you really relaxing there magazines in hand. That yard will be a joy. The lawn will give you wonderful exercise with the mowing. With the heat of September, don't miss an opportunity to play in the sprinkler and relive a childhood memory.
I wish you much joy.

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PEGGY11 8/13/2014 11:24AM

    Very nice house. A long sidewalk just begging for flowers along the length of it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/13/2014 10:29AM

    I like it!! It's cute and looks very well-maintained. I would love that porch! I wonder what the bushes are - I bet something that flowers.

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ICEDEMETER 8/13/2014 10:27AM

    It's a lovely house, and it looks like an awesome yard, too. I'm a bit envious of that wide veranda - so nice for enjoying an early morning coffee or a late evening glass of wine!

You must be beyond excited to get in there (and beyond proud of all that you've accomplished to make this yours)!

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ICEDEMETER 8/13/2014 10:27AM

    It's a lovely house, and it looks like an awesome yard, too. I'm a bit envious of that wide veranda - so nice for enjoying an early morning coffee or a late evening glass of wine!

You must be beyond excited to get in there (and beyond proud of all that you've accomplished to make this yours)!

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Packing & Moving

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Well I finally, sorta, kinda have a closing date nailed down. As long as there's no hick-ups, I will be able to close on Monday, Aug. 25. (2 weeks!) Hopefully not later. I'm only moving 3 miles away, same town, same school.

I put on "Hoarders" for motivation to donate everything I don't need. I packed 5 boxes last night.

  
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LIS193 8/13/2014 12:30PM

    No sense in packing and hauling stuff you don't really want or need.
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DETERMINEDJANET 8/12/2014 10:55PM

    Great idea for "get rid of it" motivation! LOL

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LUCYCAN7 8/12/2014 7:56PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon BLESSINGS!!!

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/12/2014 4:12PM

    Moving boxes is listed in the fitness tracker. You should be all set. Congratulations. It is so exciting and a great accomplishment. Good for you!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/12/2014 1:30PM

    Sounds great. I hope you will post pictures after you get moved in. I'm so excited and happy for you!!! I can't even put it into words.

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Weigh in 8/11/14

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weigh in 172.8 (+.4) I posted it--I own it. Ali Vincent talked about weighing in on national television, half naked (biker shorts & sports bra don't hide much!), about the integrity & vulnerability of doing it. I feel a little like that. Like I wanted to hide that I gained again. But I'm putting it out there to the world.

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This week I'm working on doing Couch 2 5K Week 4. I do the following intervals 3x/wk (Mon, Wd, & Fri):
5 Min Walk / (4 Min Easy Jog + 1 Min Walk) X 5 Intervals / 5 Min Walk

I was going to run this morning, but it was raining, so I did an online workout. I feel really good about doing that. I could have easily just hung it all up. But I pressed play. I have my workout clothes packed, so I'll run the indoor track after work.

I plan to run 5ks on Oct. 4 & 18

  
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LUCYCAN7 8/11/2014 6:42PM

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/11/2014 2:32PM

    In your recent blogs, you have talked about craving junk food. Have you considered looking back at your tracker and evaluating the portion sizes you were eating. I have recently started adding back once forbidden foods and working to figure out portions to make them work. Example. If I occasionally want to eat french fries, I allow myself 11 French fries as a portion and count them against my carbs and proteins for the day. It has allowed me to be less restrictive while being accountable and making it an intentional choice. It worked well for me while we on vacation and eating out every meal. Learning to eat those foods in reasonable amounts is easier than trying to resist constantly. Just a thought.

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LIS193 8/11/2014 12:17PM

    Way to go getting a work out done despite the rain!!
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CAKAROO 8/11/2014 10:02AM

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 8/11/2014 9:18AM

    Carrie, I tried to do weight averaging, but I couldn't figure out the maths.

edited to add:
Oh, I figured it out!

Comment edited on: 8/11/2014 9:40:04 AM

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CARRIE1948 8/11/2014 9:07AM

    Good for you. Have you ever considered using a weighted average so it smooths out some of the small fluctuations?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/11/2014 8:41AM

    It's perfectly normal as you edge downward to have fluctuations and stalls.

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/11/2014 8:08AM

  We have all had weigh-ins like that! emoticon emoticon

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