Saturday, October 05, 2013
Things are going great with school. I will probably make the Dean's list and be invited to Phi Theta Kappa. I am considering changing my major though, to Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition specializing in Dietics. I will have to eventually transfer because this school doesn't offer that program, but I will be able to take some courses that are transferable. I would like to eventually further that with an Associates in Applied Science in Fitness Management, another program not offered here. An maybe even go all out and get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. It will take forever, but maybe one day you will see me on the Dr. Oz show, promoting some magic weight loss miracle that I have invented. Or, I will own a chain of Weight Loss Centers that focus on fitness and nutrition. Something along those lines. With the percentage of overweight and obese people in America, I should make a killing. Ah, I'm such a dreamer.
Trinity is growing every day and is smarter than ever. She is starting to show those terrible two symptoms though.
I am still making progress, very very slowly, with my weight loss efforts. It is extremely hard with all that I have going on. A perk of going to my school is that we have a gym, the downfall is that I don't have time to go to it, and I neglected to pay the activity fee to be able to use it. I'm still walking though, and squeezing in random exercise. I haven't lost much. But I haven't gained any either. I have to get my food situation back on track. I am in a nutrition class, and I am getting down to the science of things. I know what I should be doing, I just don't. I am a stress-eater. I am a convenience eater. I am a perfect example of self sabotage. I love my food fatty, salty, and sugary. In my class I learned that this is normal. I just tend to go a little overboard.
So, my goal now is to try to change my palate. I am not going to be a perfectionist, although I know that does work. I simply don't have the time or energy to write down and count every single calorie and gram of fat, carbs, and protein, how many "servings" of fruits and veggies, and how much water, that I am taking in. And how many minutes, reps, sets, miles, of exercise I do every day. Even if I did have time, I did it that way before, and it got old real quick. I am simply just going to do it. To the best of my ability. Find what gives me results, and go from there.
Alright, my time is up. Things to do, places to go, people to see, and blah blah blah. Have a nice day! And good luck to everyone on their journey!
Monday, August 19, 2013
This week's goals:
Sign up for a virtual or real race of the distance of your choosing! Be sure to schedule to run it before the end of this BLC!
Some help with this please? I am not ready for a real race, where can I find a virtual one?
Do one Spark People workout video per day! Many are short, some are longer, but maybe you'll learn a new move that is perfect for you!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Stayed within my calorie range... until the baby went to bed... and then I grabbed about 5 mini powdered donuts and shoved them in my mouth before I could even think about it, and blew the calories..... I don't feel too entirely bad about that compared to how I was eating over the weekend. I didn't drink any water today.... milk and diet soda were my beverages of choice.
I exercised today. Went for a 20 minute stroller walk. Also, trying to teach Trinity the Hokey Pokey. That putting your whole self in and out over and over really gives you a workout. It also hurts your boobs if you aren't wearing a sports bra. She was laughing at me the whole time and didn't even attempt to try it herself. I took her outside and let her run barefoot in the grass. I count chasing her to make sure she doesn't step on a bee as exercise. We also blew bubbles and chased them around the yard. Fun. We looked at the clouds, some bugs, and picked some "flowers" (clover, lol). I love to see things through her eyes, it makes the little things in the world that you wouldn't even think about anymore so much more interesting and spectacular.
I am excited to be teaching her sign language. She now knows the sign for bird. She doesn't actually sign it, but when I do it and ask her what it means, she says "bood". Very cute. I read her a few poems from A.A. Milnes "Now We Are Six". I think I got more out of that than she did. We also read Dr. Suess's "If I Ran the Zoo". I love that book, so fun to read, and she enjoyed the artwork. I let her pick out a verse from The Bible. She picked Proverbs 20:7. Very interesting pick from a 1 year old. Check it out if you are interested. Last night I made some pretty creepy clothespin puppets. I told her a story with them about two Canadians who go to the beach but forgot their sunscreen. You will be able to tell from the pictures why that was the storyline, lol. She really enjoyed that more than I thought she would. At the end of the story I made one of the puppets ask her for a kiss, and she gave them both a bunch of kisses. We ended the day with mommy singing the German lullaby "Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf". Beautiful song my Great Grandfather used to sing to us before he passed when I was six. I remembered it word for word, surprisingly.
I am not the most crafty person in the world.
Now, after writing this, I realize that I am an exceptionally good mother. If only I could put as much time and effort into myself and my problems as I do with my daughter and giving her the best life possible. All in all, it was a very good day for us, and a half okay day for my diet. Everything else in life was put on the back burner, and it gave me some relief to just not think about those things today. Now it's time to clean up , shower, and head to bed myself.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I've been slacking. But tomorrow morning I am starting fresh.... again. I have just had so much going on with the school crap, the baby being sick and then getting hives from the antibiotic (which are now tiny bruises all over her), plus I am doing an infant homeschooling with her that is pretty time consuming, and I am having money issues. I am also trying to quit smoking, and sitting in front of a computer screen makes me want to smoke. So does typing that out. I know, excuses, excuses, right? It's just all of this is a lot on my plate, and trying to count calories, get in some exercise, remember how much water I am drinking, and get to bed at a decent hour, not to mention keep my house clean and keep up on my own hygiene, adds even more to the plate. I also have other issues that are unchangeable, like my baby's daddy is in prison, the season is almost over and I will be out of work, and don't know if I will be going to school or not so I don't know if I should look for a job or not. Sometimes, when you have too much on your plate, things tend to slide off. And for me, it tends to be the things that I have left on the plate for far too long, like my weight issues. No, really, I am starting fresh tomorrow. I am going to squeeze in nutrition tracking, exercise, water, and sleep somehow, I just have to.....*sigh*. I'm not as thrilled about this as I used to be, it just seems to be a hassle and a chore now. But, I am going to make it a mandatory one.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
So, tomorrow starts the Biggest Loser Challenge #19. And while I am already doing the Summer 5% Challenge, I think I will be able to do two at once. No more though, I might get overwhelmed. Here are the Challenges and Goals for the BLC#19 :
Introduce Yourself!!! Writing on walls , sending SparkMails, or sending Goodies, introduce yourself to at least 5 of your teammates and 3 players from another team. Don't forget to fill out your "Getting to Know You" survey and your initial measurements and fitness test, too !
(that's the easy part)
Make a sacrifice! Choose one thing - coffee shop coffee, chips at night, cigarettes - to give up! Set aside the money you would have spent and use it to reward yourself!
(I am not buying anymore cigarettes. This is going to be the toughie. Eeek!)
1. Exercise at least 100 minutes each week.
2. Stay within your calorie range each day this week (includes WW points or meal plans).
3. Drink at least 8 cups (4 liters) of water each day this week.
4. Support at least 1 team member AND post at least once in your team thread this week .
5. Write a Weekly Update Blog (WUB). ?
(I am pretty much doing all of these things for the 5% Challenge already. And I think this should count as my Week 1 WUB..?)
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