Tuesday, September 07, 2010
It's been a while since I've posted a blog. It's actually been a 5 days since I've been on here. As I've mentioned to most of you over the past few weeks, I have not been doing so well. I got off track and am having a really hard time getting back on track. One of the reasons I think it's been hard is because I am actually happy where I am. I know I still have 10 lbs to lose to get to my goal weight, and 20 lbs if you count where spark has me set to, but I finally feel comfortable with myself. I'm fitting back into most of my old clothes and really happy about that. But in reality, my current weight for my height is still considered overweight. So I must get back to it. I did not attend any holiday picnics or gatherings, so I still had a healthy weekend, but I was determined that once the relaxing of the weekend was over I would get back to it. Then the colds started coming through the house. On the way to my daughters first soccer game Saturday, the baby started sneezing. BTW, here he is in his new soccer outfit big sis picked out for him...
Emily's game was great, even though they lost by one point. She played goalie the first half of the game and did really well. She also got a lot of play time in the second half and did great. This coming Saturday will be her second game and my middle sons first game.
So by Sunday morning it was apparent that the baby definitely has a cold. By Monday morning so did my husband and Emily. Sniffles, sneezes, coughs all the way around. Now today I feel it. The morning has been spent just laying around with Preston trying to keep him comfortable. Here he is this morning, although he does not look too miserable in this picture. But he has all his favorites, stuffies, blankets and the binky. Normally those aren't allowed out of the crib, but I am willing to do anything right now to keep him happy. The more he cries the more stuff comes out of his poor little nose...
So now I am just trying to eat healthy and keep the little one comfortable. Working out isn't much fun when your chest feels heavy and your nose won't quit running. Hopefully it gets out of the house just as quick as it came. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my middle son isn't going to get this. Tomorrow is our little mans second birthday and I sure do hope he feels better!! I can't wait to celebrate with him tomorrow!
Otherwise school has been taking up much of my once free time, so that has contributed to my lack of being on Spark as much as I previously had. But of course school has to be top priority, and I'm holding a 95% in both of my classes....yay!
So how's that for a bunch of rambling? My clear and focused thinking has been pushed aside by all the mucus in my head!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and is off to a good week!! Hugs to you all!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
OK, so the family is having chicken tenders tonight at dinner. I decided to be good and make myself a boneless, skinless, chicken breast. I just finished thawing it, threw it in the baking dish and went to put the vinaigrette on it that I use to marinate it in. Guess what!? No vinaigrette. So now I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions? We have limited spices and things of that nature here. Any ideas from basic kitchen foods how to make it a little less boring? Obviously I can just bake it as is...but what fun is that?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hi everyone...I hope you are all having a terrific Tuesday!!
My mom is about a half hour from my house, yippee!! We live about 4 hours apart, so our visits aren't as often as we'd like. Regardless, she is about to arrive and will be here until Saturday, so I might look like I've disappeared this week. Don't worry about me, I have not fallen off the wagon and started binge eating, I am just visiting with mom! I got my mom to join this site not long after I did, but she has had some struggles, so I hope to help her get on the right track this week and take it back home with her.
I hope all of you have a wonderful week! I will be on here some, just not as much as normal.
to all my s!!!
Friday, August 06, 2010
The pool party last night at our apartment complex was such a blast! My husband teases me sometimes because I say hi to everyone and spark up conversations at times. My daughter is the same way as me, and I swear she knows more people in the complex than I do! We have lived here for 2 1/2 years now, so we have gotten to know a few people, mostly by way of my chatty mouth! Anyway, last night we started out hanging with just our neighbors from downstairs (the fire people as we now call them!). We have really gotten to know them over the past 6 months and hang out at the pool sometimes and in their backyard. On a sad note, since the fire, the apartments corporate office has said they have to move out when their lease is up at the end of September. I'm saddened by this. Yes, the fire was very scary, but we all make mistakes in life. But now they are considered high risk and have to go. Honestly, this is the first "couple" friends that we've made since we've lived here and it's hard to see them have to go. OK, so I went off subject there. We started out hanging with just them in the one corner of the pool area. As people arrived, I said hello and waved them over. Before you know it we had like 18 people sitting with us and we were all having such a good time. There was a DJ and we were all playing these trivia games and what not. My husband won the one contest and we now have a gift card for the Olive Garden, woohoo!
When we got home my husband said what a great time he had. I pointed out to him that nobody would have been sitting with us if it weren't for my chatty mouth, lol! He said good point and smiled. I find it easier to talk to people now that I feel better about myself. I've also talked to people, but I find myself being even more social these days. And it's not about how I look, it's about how this transformation has made me feel on the inside.
I also had tons of compliments last night about how great I look. That of course was awesome to hear! And it also helped me to not grab snack packs of chips, Doritos and whatever else they had sitting there. I had one hot dog, minus the bun, and then had a healthy dinner when we got home. I wore my bikini and felt great in it. Yes, I still have my pouch, but I love it regardless (that pouch carried my 3 wonderful children). I heard a couple guys discussing my butt as I walked by them, lol! Didn't tell my husband about that one!
So as if last night wasn't enough of a mental high, this morning I step on the scale to find that I lost 2 pounds this week! I haven't had a 2 pound loss in a while, so that felt great. So the 2 pound loss is perfect to keep me on such a mental high! But that's not all! This loss has also put's me into the 160's! Yep, I'm now 169!!
I had usually average between 160 & 165 before, so I had set my goal weight to 160 (I am 5'7"). Spark has my goal weight at 150. Either one works for me! All I know is that I'm feeling wonderful and I'm glad I've stuck with this.
Alright, I think I'm going to reward my week with a trip to the gym and then straight to the pool! Going to soak up some sun as my one wonderful Spark friend suggested! (great idea Mike, thanks!) Then it will be time to come home for lunch and the baby's nap, and my schooling!
Oh, and on a sad note, I lost my pedometer last night, so I hope when I get up there today someone found it!! I feel naked without it!
Have a fabulous weekend my fabulous friends!!!
Thursday, August 05, 2010
I got this in an email today. There is a rather large story with it, but I just put in the basics of wishing one another "enough" throughout life.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
I wish you enough my Spark Friends!
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