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Low Energy

Monday, August 04, 2014

I have such low non existant energy right now. I am not sure what is wrong, I am taking a vitamin daily, taking my thyroid medicine religiously and I still feel totally completely run down and on edge. Exercise seems to completely wipe me out, and it isn't like I am running marathons, or evening training for one. My 3 or 4 miles is wiping me out for most of the day, and I can't seem to get enough energy to complete even the most trivial household chore. This has been going on for weeks now, and I can't seem to shake it. It is becoming most frustrating.

Having low energy also means having very little patience, and right now I need both. My two year old can be trying in the best of times but when I am tired, (and he is not) it really can become a battle of wills. This is not good!! Hopefully this week, I can focus on getting some good sleep and start feeling better.

The rest of the stuff is still in process. Since I have had no energy, Operation Declutter/Cleanout has been put off. I did get the boxes home, but they are now taking up valuable real estate on the kitchen table. Maybe this week they will get put to use.

Operation Saving Money is still going strong. After my initial feeling bad about canceling our camping trip, it turned out to be a pretty good weekend anyway. We got in lots of swimming, a four mile run on Saturday, and long naps. One of my favorites. Next Saturday we are going to BBQ/Pool party so that will help with the not getting to go on my vacation to Oregon. I have some fun stuff planned food wise, and healthy. With a creative dessert. Since my nieces birthday theme was Come have Smore, I am 4, I am going to do Smores for dessert and make smore cupcakes, or something like that.

I am going to take a mini vacation for the Fair this year. That will be my fun stuff, and I am going to take 4 days, get that Operation Cleanout finished up on two of the days, the fun stuff with my son for a couple of days, and the Family day at the Fair. I am going with my sister in law and a friend, who has a daughter close to Blake's age so they can ride the rides together. I think he will do much better on the rides with someone.

Gratitude: Grateful today for My Camp WannaBeFit, for keeping me motivated, and on track most of the time. I love this group and it has been most beneficial for me in getting this weight off. Not to mention the friends that I have had the pleasure of meeting.

WINS: 4 mile run. My long steady distance is increasing, my minutes per mile is decreasing. Last week ran my first ever 10 minute mile.

Have a Wonderful Monday!!

  
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LNISDES 8/4/2014 7:55PM

    My memory, dim though it is, is that I was always tired when my kids were 2! But if the fatigue is that extreme, you might want to check with your doctor....lots of causes including sleep apnea!
Good luck! And enjoy your little one.

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CHRISTINEBWD 8/4/2014 2:54PM

    emoticon So sorry for the low energy! I hope you get to feeling better really soon! emoticon

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Feeling pretty good

Friday, August 01, 2014

Today I am feeling much better about things. So I didn't get to go on my trips, and of course it isn't the end of the world. I keep looking at that credit card and saying things like, I could just charge the trip, that would be less money than the furnace. But that would be totally defeating the point. The point is my house and tenants must have heat this winter, and I didn't do what I was supposed to do a long time ago. This means, I must sacrifice now and in the end I will have grown and learned a valuable lesson from it. Lessons learned help us grow and I won't make the same mistake twice. Money will be put away every month now, maybe just not as much as I have to save now. I will have a great Christmas to look forward to as I haven't had to dip into that savings yet. I forgot my mission for a couple of days and felt sorry for myself. I am pulling myself out of the oh poor me mind set and getting it together. Even the scale showed this week that I was in a slight downer mood.

Today is going to be a very productive day and I am going to get things cleaned up and enjoy my weekend even if it isn't what I wanted to do. I can still have fun even if I am not doing what was originally planned.

We have hit the terrible two's and the awful three's all rolled into one. My little guy is not being nice, and now is taking away toys from other kids. Ugh... I don't know how to explain that he needs to share, and to be nice. I know some of it is his age, but I don't want a little bully on my hands. I told him before daycare today that he needed to be nice to the other kids, not hit, not take away there toys, and if there is another kid without any toys he needs to share his with them. He was talking about being nice when he went in, we will see how today goes.

One of my team members gave me a recipe for cauliflower rice and OMG it was soo good and so easy to make. I am going to make some more today for lunch.

2 c. cauliflower grated. I just used a cheese grater to get it the consistency of rice.
1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the cauliflower and the oil in a bowl, stir it all up, then I put it in a baking pan in the oven at 350* and baked it for about 25 minutes. I am going to experiment with some other herbs and spices, maybe some basil, oregano and give it an Italian flavor.

Gratitude: Thankful for having half days on Fridays. I love my work schedule and having a half a day off on Fridays allows me to get some stuff done.

WINS: Eating healthy today.

  
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CHRISTINEBWD 8/1/2014 3:22PM

    So glad you are back to your usual positive self! Saving money for a rainy day is awesome! I have to have a certain amount of money in the bank or I don't feel safe! It's kind of weird really.

I hope your son had a good day and shared with the other kids. Talking it out with him should do the trick!

Have a lovely day! emoticon

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ACRAIG921 8/1/2014 2:27PM

    Ah yes the terrible threes!! I can't say I miss that age. I agree that three was worse than two. I hope that the terrible twos and threes aren't all bad for you.

I'm glad you are feeling better about saving money. Besides look how productive you can be when you are home!

Thanks for sharing the cauliflower recipe. I will definitely have to try that, it sounds good.

I hope you are having a great day

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A PR!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today I did a huge PR (personal record). At 89 degrees, I finally ran my first 10 minute mile. My muscles just seemed to want to fly today for the first mile. Then for the second and third miles I did a different workout trying to build up speed. So I used the C25K plan, and I ran as hard and fast as I could for one minute, walked for 90 seconds. Talk about a hard workout. But it felt great and I did get in three miles. Overall my time was slower than usual, but I think the heat and the new intervals had something to do with that. I am shooting for a 30 minute 5K.

The second record is having the most minutes of workouts for the month. I worked out for 9 hours this month. Isn't that something? When you see the numbers it kind of makes you feel like you are getting somewhere. I am feeling kind of on top of the world with my exercise.

Not feeling on top of the world with my saving money plan. It is working, I am saving money, but I am feeling like I am missing out on fun stuff. This weekend was supposed to have been our camping trip with friends, and while friends are still going, I am not. I knew this was going to happen, I just didn't know it would make me feel so crummy not being able to go. Trying to think of ways to not feel like I am missing something but it isn't working so well. Dangit, I want to go!! Now that I have that out of the way, I suppose I need to just figure out some other stuff that I can do. Like this weekend have a camping theme and make some yummy dutch oven dinners, and maybe let the baby roast marshmallows in the fire pit. But right now I am feeling sorry for myself. I know that the goal at the end of this is a new furnace and NO Debt. I need to focus on that, as I haven't had to use my credit card, and I haven't incurred any new debt. Being debt free should feel better than missing out on one mini vacation. There will be others. O.k. no more whining.

Operation Cleanout: I really need to get focused on this. Instead of wallowing in self pity, I need to buck up and get my stuff organized and cleaned up. I just keep procrastinating because I get SO overwhelmed when I get started. Thinking about taking a couple of days off and jumping in here. I would have all day to work on things, get boxes, and just start.

Eating/Exercise: Exercise and eating plans are going well, though I am thinking I really need to start utilizing a cleaner eating approach. I am going to try some homemade stuff this weekend, like taco seasonings, some homemade enchilada sauce and really focus on getting the packaged stuff out and fresher stuff in. I think my husband would really benefit from eating a cleaner healthier diet. He was raised on box stuff, so getting him to try whole foods is almost impossible. So my goal is to start phasing in a new recipe on one of my sandwich /mac and cheese nights. Using veggies more and putting out fruit for each meal. I think that is realistic.

Gratitude: I have no idea what day I am on, but I am still thankful each and every day. Today my gratitude is thankful for not taking things for granted. I am thankful for WHAT I do have in my life right now. A healthy happy son, food to cook, a truck with a full tank of gas, my messy home, two legs to run on, a job, a locker room to change at work after a hot sweaty run, and donuts.

WINS: Drinking water, 3 mile run, eating healthy today and staying within my calories.

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

  
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ACRAIG921 7/31/2014 10:28PM

    emoticon job on your 10 minute mile, in the heat no less!! Also, great job on the exercise minutes. Nine hours is a long time!! emoticon

I haven't tried making homemade taco seasoning yet. Let me know how it turns out. I try to eat as little processed food as I can.

I like that you are keeping your eye on the bigger picture and realize that a new furnace is more important than a trip. I still struggle with things like that. I would normally think that both are equally important. My hubby is the one that keeps me in check when it comes to that stuff.

You have a great attitude. Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/31/2014 5:37PM

    emoticon On your 10 minute mile!!! emoticon Your feet must have been flying!!!



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Interesting Article

Monday, July 28, 2014

As I was sitting here waiting for 5 o'clock, I was browsing spark people and ran across this article. It was very inspiring and motivating, as I have been feeling like I have given up just about everything for a healthy lifestyle. This article said exactly what I have been feeling lately, and now with a renewed source of energy and positive attitude giving up isn't a bad thing. Here is the link to the article.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp
?post=my_list_of_give_ups

I am watching myself shrink, and I can see many changes, and others I cannot see yet. I still feel way to heavy, but working on getting it down even more. At times, I don't feel like any changes have been made, but then I can start to see the definition of muscles, my abs are starting to show, and my legs are becoming hard again. So yeah, with all the work the changes are happening, they are just slow for me to see them.

I am working on myself one baby step at a time, and it is working. Drinking water and counting calories has been the perfect way for me to go on this journey so far. Adding in exercise after a 2 year hiatus has been wonderful, and my running times are almost back to where they were before having a baby. As month 7 draws to a close, and my quest to lose 40 lbs continues, I am becoming much happier with myself. I am down to 1.5 lbs away from hitting the 20 lbs lost mark. Hoping this week will be the week I can actually put in the title I did it!!

Gratitude: I am grateful for fresh melons, and bountiful baskets. I love having the fresh fruits and veggies, and have even started to experiment with juicing. That is another topic in a few days though.

WINS: HIt my calorie goals, run today, eating healthy, getting a ton of work done. YAY!!

  
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CHRISTINEBWD 7/29/2014 9:55PM

    Hi Kelli, I need to lose a total of 52 pounds and I am only down 26 so far. I hope we both can meet our goals! emoticon And I will check out the article too!

edited: I couldn't get the link to work :(

Comment edited on: 7/29/2014 9:58:24 PM

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LANCER1984 7/29/2014 7:11PM

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BEACHCALSIX 7/29/2014 6:01PM

    wow I've been feeling the same way! It's hard to see the changes we are making because they're slow. The muscles are forming but they are beneath the extra layers and I can never see them lol.
Eventually that layer will be gone and the muscles will show through! Hang in there, the progress is coming!
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KAYLEESMEME 7/28/2014 7:46PM

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing! I have been feeling a little bit unmotivated lately.



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ACRAIG921 7/28/2014 7:25PM

    You are doing an emoticon job!! emoticon

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PARALEGAL59 7/28/2014 7:17PM

  20 lbs!! That's fantastic! I am just getting started again after being completely off program for the past year. Hoping to hit the first 5 lb mark when I weigh this week. Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon

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AJB121299 7/28/2014 7:15PM

    nice

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Friday - Yay it's Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

OOOPS!! My mind is not where it should be. I totally forgot to add my gratitude and wins yesterday. So I will start with that:
Gratitude: So grateful for cooler temps that allowed me to run one of my best runs.
WINS: Run, no junk food, scale was down.

O.k. got that over with.

Today is Friday, and I love my Fridays. Only a half a day at work today, then going home to work on some cleaning/decluttering stuff. And it is basket night... thanks to a spark friend who reminded me. (Thanks Kal if you are reading this). I almost forgot about picking up my basket tonight, and I am so excited to get new fresh fruits and veggies.

I started my day off with the 5:30 a.m. strength training class, which I always love. It felt good to get up and go this morning. Then I had a nice healthy filling breakfast. So my day is starting off so good... hope it continues into this afternoon and I can keep my energy levels up.

Gratitude: Thankful for cooler weather, and thankful for being able to get up and go to ST class this morning.

WINS: Healthy breakfast, drinking water, ST class, scale was down, no junk food, no sugar.

have a great weekend.

  
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CHRISTINEBWD 7/25/2014 3:27PM

    Wow Kelli you are doing GREAT!!!

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STILLMENEWBODY 7/25/2014 11:54AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a HAPPY FRIDAY....you have earned it!

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REGINAROLLINS 7/25/2014 11:50AM

  AWESOME- good job-keep up the good work!!!!!!!

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DAIZYSTARLITE 7/25/2014 11:42AM

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