Tuesday, November 25, 2014
So thankful that Every day is a NEW day!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Well, I missed a week in there somehow... but life is busy It's a good busy though. I've been making projects... and adding to my project pile because... well, I like projects
Had an insane weekend... with a sick husband, trying to do normal weekend things (like laundry and grocery shopping), birthday dinner at my parents, delivering orders from my kids fund raiser, baking, chopping, creating for the baby shower... and then, finally, relaxing last night.
I made some great progress on my projects... added a pair of baby booties for my shower gift (along with a couple of purchased things and a blanket I'd made when I first discovered she was pregnant).... finally made a flower that I like for an earwarmer I'm making for my SIL (and got it stitched on last night). I started my own scarf twice last week and keep goofing up the pattern and having to rip it out and try again... I'm going to try one more time and then find a different pattern. Not worth fighting with it. Need to get back to the baby blanket... but am thinking I want to make my step mom an ear warmer too... need to find a pattern that looks more like her... she wouldn't appreciate the one I did for SIL
Eating has been bad... mainly because of poor planning. I haven't been thawing things out which leads to last minute cooking... which is typically not as healthy (or tasty). This week will be better (except T day which will have too much of everything!).
Looked at my step count averages for lately and they are HORRIBLE! This week, I will get at least 4500/day (yes, this is NOTHING, but it's more than my average for the past month )... so, since it is sure to be another busy day, I will start small.
Thankful week... I am SO thankful for my family and my friends. I don't have a lot of people that I consider friends, but they are amazing people and I love them.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Well, this year has just been out of control. Period. Here we are 6 weeks to the end (holy cow - that just created a panic in me! )
So, 2014 cannot really be salvaged at this point. However, I can start getting myself on the right track to make 2015 successful.
My new job has an added benefit of Weight Watchers at work being paid for... so I have no reason NOT to go. The next session starts December 1 and I am signed up. Of course, as soon as I decide to do something, I want to start NOW - not wait 2-3 weeks.
So, amid all the chaos that has already started, I have started making my green smoothies again... and trying to cut down on my coffee (I know coffee isn't all that bad... but the amount of creamer that gets dumped in mine certainly doesn't help!).
Exercise... I need to make a solid plan... other than "exercise more" which is what I have now. That is my goal this week - to research and really critically look at the next 6 weeks and determine what I will commit to doing consistently during that time.
We have been prepping for so many things... first is a Baby Shower for a friend next weekend (I'm only co-hosting, so not solely responsible - thank heavens), then Thanksgiving (which is always at our house, but more potluck style), then a Pancake feed fundraiser for a non-profit I'm on the board of... then I get a break (I think).
I'm trying to finish hand-made presents for a few people (gloves for a niece, earwarmer for my SIL, and a baby blanket for my BFF who is due in January). I'd love to make myself a scarf - and even bought yarn for it yesterday, but I suspect it will be late December, early January before I can commit to it
Anyway, there are my to-do's for the rest of the year... need to mix in the exercise and better eating and we'll be set
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I love long weekends. Even when I have to clean...
Anyway, today is officially my Friday, so that makes me happy.
I have slacked on eating appropriately the last couple of days - though still not horrible... not as good as the first couple of days this week. I did, however, get in my steps - though I really don't know how... I won't complain
The next couple of days will involve lots of cleaning, and prepping for my MIL to arrive Saturday (mid-day) and for me to leave town Monday.
Since I've gained 20lbs this year, I've gotten really short on clothing... but went to a consignment shop yesterday and found 2 (yes 2!) pairs of pants that fit for my trip. And I am SO happy! I can wear them and not be uncomfortable or terribly self- conscious - which is good for a 4 day work trip with lots of strangers. So, while I hope these pants don't fit me in 3 weeks, I at least have something to get me through next week. And, once I shrink back out of them, I will take them back to the consignment shop and, hopefully, find something new.
Anyway, that's the excitement here. I hope everyone has an excellent weekend!
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