Saturday, September 05, 2009
I blogged yesterday about my plans for the weekend. How I was going to eat well and exercise and all that. Color me surprised when I realized that it works!
Today was my son's first football game of the season. He was scheduled to play at noon and had to be there at 11:00. Can you say "Lunchtime"? Anyway, I ate some string cheese, took an apple and carrots and stopped by the convenience store for a DP and peanuts. As I was watching the game, I really wanted the peanuts, but I thought about my goals and opted for the apple and the carrots. Hunger gone. Afterward, I had one of the tiny bags of chips that we brought for after-game snacks and a hamburger bun with peanut butter. Not the best, healthiest lunch, BUT I did not slather peanut butter on the bun. I actually kept it very close to the 2 TBSP serving size! WOO HOO!!
My plan was to get up this morning and go to the gym before the game. That didn't happen. I had trouble hauling my lazy butt out of bed and then I still had to go get snacks and laminate sheets. As it was, we barely made it to the field on time! I justified missing the morning workout by telling myself that I would go this afternoon. And...I actually did!! I did my week 3, day 1 pushups and 45 minutes on the elliptical. Yay for me!!!
I get home from the gym and what do I see? Chocolate chip cookies. What do I want to do? Eat them ALL!!! But, again, I thought about those goals and guess what?!?! Yep, it worked! I did eat two cookies, one before supper and one after. But, they fit into my eating plan for the day.
So, overall, I would say that the day was a success. I could have done MUCH better on my lunch, but for the most part I had a good day. One down, the rest of my life to go....and that's going to be a very looooooooong time!
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Since football started...okay, football practice for my son...I have gone way off track. I used to come home in the evening, make dinner and then head to the gym. Well, now I come home, I may or may not make dinner, grab my son and off we go to practice. I usually hang around there, talking to the other moms and watching my son. Partly because I like it and partly because he really likes it when I'm there. (He would prefer that Dad goes, or better, both of us, but he'll take what he can get!).
When we get home, I usually make dinner, walk the dogs (with one of the kids or DH), gather my stuff for the next day and then log onto Spark People. By the time I'm done with all of that, it's 11:00 and I need to get some sleep. Obviously something needs to change. DH's suggestion is to not log onto SP..or if I do, not spend so much time here. I don't like that suggestion! I do this for me. I am not going to give this up. I'm just not!
So, here's the plan for this long weekend. I am going to stay on track with both nutritional intake (not just calories, but actual nutrients!) and exercise all three days. I am also going to plan my week to make sure I get in my exercise and nutrients each day. Here are the things I'm going to consider...Any other suggestions?
Get up before work (HARD to do!)
Take my bag and work out at lunch (doable, but I would miss sitting on the patio reading my book)
Working out during my son's practice - there would be running, walking, pushups, situps. If not there, the gym, but I would miss his practice
I'm not really trying to shoot down any of these ideas...okay, the before work one, I am...I'm just trying to keep limitations in mind so that I make the right choices.
Plan easy dinners - tacos, sandwiches, etc.
Ask DH to make dinner - although, not sure why I have to ask. Doesn't he see that no one is making dinner? There is a menu on the fridge that shows what to make. Anyway, different subject...
Ask daughter to make dinner - she's 13 and should know her way around the kitchen better than she does now. Doesn't leave her much time for homework, chores and down time
Any other ideas?
Staying in range:
Plan, plan, plan and...oh yeah... PLAN!!!! Figure out what I'm going to eat, when I'm going to eat it and take it with me!
I'll write down my goals for the week and let you know what they are and how I do. Please throw any suggestions my way. Softly tho! LOL!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
and it was painful to watch. Yes, I know they are 12 and 13 year-old girls. Yes, I know it is the B-team. Yes, I know that I couldn't do it either. That's beside the point!! So many of the points were because the girls couldn't serve the ball over the net (both teams). If the ball made it over, very rarely did it actually volley back. The hard part for me is that I know these girls have been practicing for two weeks and I know they have done better in practice. I think a lot of the errors were due to nerves. I'm hoping they can pull together for the next game.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am not one of those parents who yells at their kid from the sideline, telling them what to do and pointing out what they did wrong. (No, really, I'm not!!!) I cheer the good plays and keep my groans to myself on the not so good plays. Plus, it's not about winning. It's about being out there, giving your all and supporting your team. In that regard, the girls did great! As long as my daughter has fun, I'll do what I can to go watch.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I've mentioned before that my area at work is going through a re-org. One of the guys is moving on to another position and needs to hand down some of his projects. One in particular is fairly involved and complicated. Every department is involved, plus subcons and our Singapore site. It makes sense that he would hand this project off to me. I think so. He thinks so. My boss' boss thinks so. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't think so nor does his boss or my boss' boss' boss.
Why? I don't know, but I was irritated beyond irritation when I found out that my boss was taking this over! Granted, he did not volunteer for it, it was assigned to him. However (and really that's a big BUT!), I think he could have handled it so much better. Instead of telling the powers-that-be that he was too busy to take this on (which he probably is), as my boss, he should have been telling them why I should be the contact on this! Since he didn't (and I know he didn't, he told me), that tells me that he has no confidence in my abilities!
He knows that I don't agree with the decision. I did the right thing (if I want to keep my job) and told him that I'll help wherever he needs me to. My plan is to be an expert on this and be able to answer every question without consulting notes. I'm already familiar with the product, so that shouldn't be too hard. The twitchy part of me, however, will not make it easy on him when he needs me. I'll make sure I get the credit for my work...not him.
On the re-org subject, we've been told that the structure is set, most names are in place, there is just one more item to hammer out (must be a dang small hammer!) and that we are "this close". Should know something "shortly." Can you say vague, followed by vague with a side helping of vague....
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