Monday, October 12, 2009
About two weeks ago, DH, son and I went to JC's for dinner. I had the bowtie pasta (which is delish!) and only ate half. I also ate the roasted garlic soup and a loaf of bread. Overall, that dinner cost me 1500 calories!
Tonight, DH was craving Skilletini, so we went back. But, it turns out that you can teach an old dog new tricks! I had the angel hair iwth capers and artichokes (remind me to ask for no capers next time!), the house salad with dressing on the side and only one third of a loaf of bread. That meal cost me only 600 calories. Less than half! And, if it weren't for my late night snack of cookie and peanut butter, I would have been in calorie range today. Amazing, huh? Who'd a thunk it? LOL!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Today was the second to last game for my son's football team. We got there at 11:00, as directed by the coach. The coach didn't get there until almost 11:30, but we were there! Freezing...I really like football and I really like watching. I just wish football weather was a little warmer!
Every game, we've been making a banner for the boys to run through. BTW, I use the pronoun "we" loosely. By "we" I mean the other moms make it and I watch. I did hold a corner down once! LOL! Anyway, the banner today had each of the boys' name on it. The mom who made it took the time to make it really nice. The boys didn't destroy it when they ran through, so we might use it again next game.
Daughter has another dance tonight that she just HAD to go to! I took her and two of her friends to the dance at 7:00 and I have to go back at 10:00 to pick them up. Part of me just wants to go to bed. Oh well, that's what I get for being the nice mom and letting her go. She mentioned something about there being a dance every Saturday between now and Halloween! I don't think she can afford to go to that many dances. Maybe the Halloween one and that's it! She won't agree, but she's a teen. That means I win! LOL!
Getting close to time to get the dancing queen. Later all!
Friday, October 09, 2009
I read...a lot. I have three magazines that I read every issue, front to back. They are Woman's World, Self and O The Magazine. Since I don't have a lot of time, I am a little behind on all of the issues. I just started the May (or maybe it's April) issue of the O. One of the articles is by Martha Beck and she talks about the concept of SO FAR. The idea is that a healthy, happy person will naturally weigh less because their body is not creating stress hormones and we are not fighting our inner "beast" about food. It's much more involved and explains it much better than I do. Here's a link.
So, what about the SO FAR thing, you ask.
S - Stop. Stop and feel the emotion. Recognize the thoughts.
O - Open. Open yourself up to feel. Also, open your muscles so you can relax.
F - Forgive. Forgive yourself for thinking the negative thoughts, for not being perfect.
A - Accept. Accept yourself for who you are now and how you are now.
R - Renew. Renew your commitment to yourself, your eating plan, your health.
I'm trying it. I'll let you know how it goes!
Friday, October 09, 2009
First, our boxer's welts are gone. She is her feisty little (or not so little) self again. DH took her to the dog park today and she was not very well behaved. A small poodle was apparently being too "poodle-y" so our little girl decided to teach her a lesson. Abby (boxer) grabbed the poodle by the neck (not hard enough to hurt, but playing pretty rough) and put that poodle on the ground. (Say Uncle!). The owner of the poodle was understandably upset and DH made Abby behave. After she was allowed to play again, DH started to pet a giant Mastiff (yes, I know that seems to be redundant, but this dog was HUGE). Abby decided that DH needed to be protected and came after that Mastiff! Dumb girl. That's when DH and Abby left the park. Dh lectured her at the park. On the way from the park to the truck. And again when they got in the truck. Guess who pouted all the way home! No, not DH...Abby! LOL!
I took my workout gear to work again today. Plenty of time to work out between my 3:00 mtg and my 5:30 mtg...or so I thought. Nope! Had to go explain to the next group (50th or 51st today) what we had going, why we weren't doing this and were doing that and who was going to do it. By the time that was all clear, it was 5:00. So, no workout for me today. That's all right. I'll get some in on Saturday. That makes five days this week. Very doable!
Back in on calories today. No cookies, but I did have some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. Held myself to 1/2 cup. Maybe I'll even be in range for carbs! Yeah, you're right...probably not. LOL!
That's all I got for now. I probably have some other thoughts in my head, but I'm not going to go look for them. I'm afraid I'd get lost and not find my way out! LOL! Besides, if I found some and shared, you all might not talk to me any more! hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee ahhhhh....
Thursday, October 08, 2009
if you can call going over by 800 calories a "little." I was doing okay. At lunch, I decided not to eat what I brought for lunch and went out instead. I could have chosen Blimpie's or Subway, but I went to Jack in the Box. However, I did do pretty good here. I thought about ordering the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. Yumm!! But I chose relatively healthy and got the Jumbo Jack with cheese instead. At least, that's what I ordered. Not sure what I got cos it had two burgers and bacon. Don't get me wrong, I ate it! And it was tasty! LOL! But it wasn't what I ordered!
I wasn't planning to work out tonight as Wednesdays are puppy training days. Unfortunately, Abby has welts all over her today. We're not sure where she got them or if it's from something she ate or what. She's doing better now, but we decided not to take her to puppy training. Luckily, everyone else in our class called in "sick" too so we're extending the class by one week. Yay!
So, with no place to go, I decided to head to the gym. I did a quick 35 minutes on the elliptical while watching some shows I had never seen before. Yay me! I came home, took a shower and ate six cookies. Yep...SIX! Think that might be part of the reason I'm 800 calories over my range? Yeah, I think it might be. Exploring other options tho...just in case the cookies were meant to be eaten.
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