Sunday, January 01, 2012
Big (REALLY BIG) fight with my husband this morning. Handled most things related to that, but later in the day when I was hungry I just wanted a burger. I managed to find a mystery shop for a burger place and self-assigned it. I'd been waiting til the job pay went up because , but I think the scheduler is on vacation so it never did. It was still available RIGHT before I wanted to go, though. I signed up and so eventually I will be repaid for almost the whole meal (all but 74 cents), plus paid $7 for doing the lengthy survey. I've done it enough to be an easy one, but still takes an hour of work or more after getting home.
The big problem is that I got the double burger and I ate the entire huge serving of fries.. which came to about 1600 calories and 97 grams of fat!!! I also had three big cups of soda, but at least it was diet, so that wasn't more calories. Not sure if it's better that I logged this or not. I guess so. I would have been OK with a small burger and about 1/3 of the fries. I also got really stuffed and uncomfortable from eating so much. Not sure what to say about this.. I did go out and eat because I was hungry, and needed to get out of the house because I was still very upset with my husband, but figured I could do it without any cost over time.. (though it won't be paid back til the middle of February). I think the biggest problem was the portion control - or lack therof. I have done this job before and eaten the small one and small portion of fries and it was OK.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
* Good Chocolate
* mystery shopping
* walking in the sunshine on a warm winter day
* neighbors willing to let my son play with their kids while I take a walk - esp. when he doesn't want to go
* knowing that my chocolate craving was hormonal and not entirely lack of willpower
Thursday, December 29, 2011
This is my son's school vacation and also vacation for me from work. So, why is it is frustrating? Well, no ME time at all.. And harder than pulling a tooth to get him out the door to take a walk with me! He's not yet five so I can't leave him home.
We finally got our regular internet connection back so the Roku can play Huluplus and Amazon prime (free trial) movies. Now we can see how low-res our old TV set is.. But my son is totally obsessed with his kids' shows on there. I had to stop him after about 4 hrs today. Now he's engaged with pretending his bunk bed is a giant ship with anchor chains he made from loose edges he ripped off an old wool blanket! The dog and I need a walk!
Last night I watched two of the last shows from the latest Biggest Loser series. We saved the finale for tonight. Don't tell me, please! I was impressed that Ramon won the marathon. The weight loss of those men - John, Antone, and Ramon, is very impressive! But without putting your whole life on hold to work out like 6-8 hrs a day, it is hardly typical. I just want to get my 1-2 lbs a week. I thought I'd be further along with my weight loss by now, but I stalled again. I hope to be down to 200 by NEXT New Year's. I'm at 254, so 54 lbs to go to reach that.. I should be able to manage that if I don't LOSE focus again. Keep moving forward!
Monday, December 26, 2011
Merry Christmas, first of all! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! We had a great one with all the joy and magic that having a young child in your home at Christmas can possibly bring! My son is almost 5, which is PERFECT for the age of innocence and yet understanding of the whole Santa experience. You only get a window of a few years of that innocence, so I'm enjoying every minute of it!
We had a bounteous Christmas with help from several of Santa's Helpers (groups and individuals). We had a restful holiday with a nap in the afternoon for all of us and a community potluck Christmas meal at our church. (And I ate very well and had a salad for second course instead of dessert, and then had some, but less dessert.) And we had a magical, exciting, and joyful holiday thanks to my son. ;)
I have been doing very well on food lately and walking almost every day for 1 mile or more. I dropped 1.5 lbs this past week. I may have eaten back almost that much in chocolate today, but probably not quite. Santa left us REALLY GOOD chocolate - Lindt, Terry's (chocolate oranges), Hershey's, Russell Stover, Dove, Godiva. And oh my, but chocolate is one of my big weaknesses. I will have to curtail and ration this out for myself better for the rest of the week. I will try.
I got myself new clothing on a 40% off sale from Lands End last week. I got 2X shirts and they are all pretty baggy on me. Not sure it's worth the shipping to return and get 1X, though. They'll work for this year for the next few months. Hoping they may shrink in the wash somewhat. Also got new bras, as mine were 4+ years old and starting to lose support and get holes. (I also got my husband new clothing for Christmas, too.)
For my gift, my husband got me a Roku2, which is a device that let's you view any shows from your computer on your TV. We don't get cable, but we get HuluPlus and eventually will get Netflix back (we lost a video and I'm worried they'll charge us a lot for it. I found it once and lost it again before we sent it back.) He also got me a new Smart Phone - which is quite nice, but there is an issue with that (long story). My son got me a nice little ring he picked out at a church fair. Happy> ;)
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