Tuesday, September 09, 2014
After a long while of avoiding the scale and intentionally NOT obsessing about it....I braved a peek a few days ago. I have been intentionally eating less, only when hungry and since I am expending less energy since I can't exercise much, I have adjusted my eating to compensate.
So what did that scale say?
I had LOST 2 pounds from the last time I weighed! Whoo hoo! Okay I have to admit, 164.4 pounds is not my desired weight...but you know, gone are the days that the scale dictates my mood or self worth.
I know that I am more aware of what my body needs and wants now. I am less obsessed with food and cooking and I think for me, that is a good thing.
On the professional front, I am going to a part time job interview on Thursday and this is the 2nd interview. I am hopeful that I will get it, it is a position that is PERFECT for me and my skills and availability. It still allows me to be home for the kids in the afternoons.
I have written a couple of blogs for the InBetween Magazine. (one article due out soon) and one of the books I ghost wrote is not in print! Whoo hoo!
The best thing is that if I get this part time job, then we will be able to afford to get a second car and with the kids involved in piano lessons and my son in a recreation program at the community centre as well as teacher meetings and school events, I really need to have a car. It has been almost 2 or 3 years without a second car and it has been a challenge!
Let me also tell you about my nails! For the longest time my nails would break and chip and I could never grow them! WELL...after I quit my cleaning job, through the summer, all of a sudden my nails are growing like crazy. They are strong and healthy and to the point where I actually had to cut and file them down so that I could type properly again! WOW!
I am happy about that! I have not changed my diet, although maybe the increase in latte's might be part of it!????
I am optimistic for the future and once I settle in to the job and we sign up for benfits then I will be able to go for physio for my hip and once that is straightened out, literally, then I want to get a gym membership at the community centre and start over again to get my fitness up.
The occasional bike ride this summer was good, but then my hip would hurt later on in the day! I forgot to log most of them!
On Sunday night DH and I went on date night and I had the Pad Thai, I took the egg off the top and gave it to DH. It did not have tofu in it. It was a little spicier than I expected!
I know this is next picture has been a long time coming:
These are the noodles made with the Vegetti! Delicious! So far I sautee them and have added bolognaise sauce. I also added pesto sauce one time! Delicious!
I think once the weather gets a little cooler you will see a lot more zucchini noodle ideas.
I hope all of you are doing well and I apologize for being so scarce on here... the kids are back to school now, so although that helps in one way, it doesn't in another. The schedule is now rather hectic!
Let me know how you are!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Just a quickie...
The kids are swimming and I am waiting for them to finish. Now that they are older, I do not have to swim with them! :-)
I would rather swim at lane swim, otherwise when I swim with the kids I get cold!
anyway I just wanted to say thanks to those who gave me birthday goodies and wishes! Some of you on FB.
I also wanted to post a pic of the kittens. They are growing so fast, but still utterly adorable!
On my birthday DH took me out for lunch, the kids were in day camp so it felt like old times when we were young and free. :-)
I had a peach and pecan salad with beets and goats cheese! It was delicious! I added some grilled chicken.
Hubby is getting me a VEGETTI for my birthday when they come back in to stock at "Bed , bath and beyond"...so happy! ( See Lis`blog for how it makes noodles out of zucchini etc)
( here is the link below)
I hope you are all having a great summer?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I have not written a blog in a while and thought I probably should.
So much has happened since Mother `s day. ( That was the last blog!)
My mother in law is now living here in Canada. She moved over permanently at the end of May.
I have quit my cleaning job as of July 31 and look forward to having my Saturdays back so that I can concentrate on family time. It means a loss in income, but I am sending out my resume in order to make up the money in writing jobs! ( Keep your fingers crossed for me and if you are a prayer person, pray!)
I am still without a car which has its challenges, especially in the Summer when the kids are home and want to go places.
A couple of weeks ago my hard drive not only crashed, but DIED! So there is another challenge I am dealing with. I am using a netbook at the moment, but it is what my son uses for school and it is a google netbook so it does not support windows operating systems.
That poses a whole lot of trouble too!
I am working around all these issues!
ON the exercise front, this week I will be biking at least 30 minutes a day to get DD to and from the bus pick up point for camp. If not cycing then walking. :-)
My doctor wants me to go for physio to sort out my pain in my legs from hip flex-or stuff caused by misalignment of the hips, but we do not have any health benefits as yet. We are working on that! Once we get benefits and I get the physio to correct things then I will be allowed to do more exercise.
( I want to get back to running and swimming)
Here is a pic from the opening event of my Portraits of Giving event:
( apologies if it is sideways)
The book I wrote to go with the photography exhibit is NOW available and contains the 10 biographies from this year`s recipients.
We have been doing a lot of de-cluttering and spring cleaning around the house! So I have been a busy bee!
I have not been eating on The Plan, as such, but I know which foods to avoid to manage the bloat. I think my weight is stable, but I would like to get back on THE PLAN to lose another 10 pounds. I just did not want to do it in a hurry...from experience I know that if I lose too much weight in one chunk then my body retaliates and puts it back on and then some....So I wanted to stabilize before losing the next few pounds.
Maybe once things calm down around here I can concentrate on getting back on THE PLAN and getting to my next goal! ( come on ladies, talk me into it! ;-))
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Yesterday my Daughter and I rode our bikes to the library and pet store!
My butt is sore today! Not used to it! LOL
It was a rare sunny day. It rained all of last week! Sigh!
This is the mischievous one!
I worked on assignment on Sat and it went well, the time flew by!
Tomorrow I pitch the stories to the lady who will decide to accept them or not. Then I write them and they will go online! fingers crossed!
Yesterday I did a photo shoot for my Portraits of Giving Author photo for this year's event.
I don't think I can post them here until later on, the photographer is keeping it all under wraps until the grand opening on June 19th.
Tomorrow my daughter is getting her hair cut here at home. A friend of mine specializes in cutting kids hair and she is coming to our home!
loving my kittens and this week I am getting more sleep! They are now on to the hard food and don't need me to feed them every 4 hours anymore! I feel human again!
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