Sunday, November 22, 2009
My daughter gets an allowance every week. She gets it in part because she has certain chores she has to do every week and in part so she can get some practice managing money before it is vital to do it right.
That said, her "needs" are larger than her allowance. She asked if she could do any chores to earn extra money (I did something right there!) I thought about it and decided that I could afford to pay her $5 if she cleaned the refrigerator. Of course, I low-balled her and said I'd give her $3. She took it!! Woo Hoo!!! And, she did it ALMOST as good as I would.
When she was done, I told her how good it looked and told her thank you very much and I even paid her! She was happy and I was ecstatic. Sometimes, having a teen is a good thing! LOL!
BTW, exercise done! In calorie range, done! Started out right and kept on going!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
First of all, thank you to all who posted support on my blog. You are all a big part of the reason that I stayed on track today. Didn't want to come tell you that I was weak! LOL!
Went to lunch with the girls and I had Blimpie's grilled chicken bacon ranch without the ranch. Later in the afternoon, I was exhausted and hungry. The cookies from every vending machine in the plant (and it's a BIG plant!) were calling my name. So what did I do? I ate the yogurt and Fiber One cereal that I brought from home. It was enough to sustain me through the end of the day.
Came home, still beat and now hungry. I cooked the pizza (yes, pizza) and ate one piece. Then I went to the gym! Still had room in my calories and I was hungry, so had one more piece. I get the thin crust with chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, bacon and other yummy stuff on it. (Did anyone else notice the bacon-theme?)
Basically, I am proud to announce that I started day one meeting my goals! I will be doing abs and arms tomorrow. Legs on Sunday. By Sunday evening, I will have the remainder of my strength workouts planned.
Now, time to go back and watch my BSU Broncos beat the Utah Aggies. Not destroying them like they should, but winning!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
No, really! I have been eating and eating and eating and eating and...well, you get the idea...all week. Today I was hungry all day. Not sure why, but I was. I did eat, but had the snacks I took to work. Yogurt and Fiber One cereal, apple and string cheese, a plum.
Anyway, back to seriousness. I need a plan. I need goals. Otherwise I am going to bust through the top of my comfortable range (on the scale) and make something break!
Here's the plan:
Exercise at least 35 minutes every day through 11/28. (I'll look at my schedule tomorrow and determine which days will be at work workouts, after work and before work. Cross your fingers that I don't have to do the before work ones! Those suck! LOL!)
Start doing situps, squats/lunges and pushups at least three times this week.
Stay in calorie range every day through 11/28, except T-day.
On T-day, stay below 2800 calories.
Tell one of my real-world friends my goals so they can help keep me accountable.
Tell ALL my Spark friends my goals for the same reason!
I've said it to my friends a billion times (no, I don't exaggerate! ) that every choice you make makes a difference. Time to start living that!
I'll let everyone know how I did on each of these goals...starting tomorrow!
Monday, November 16, 2009
My daughter asked me a question tonight that took a little bit of deciphering. She asked "What does it mean when someone has nothing on me?" After some digging, it turns out that a boy told her that the star of the Twilight movies, Kristen something or other, had "nothing on you" in reference to my daughter. Since this Kristen person doesn't even know my daughter, I knew she didn't have some sort of dirt that she was holding over my daughter's head like blackmail. LOL!
But... ...that means that this boy thinks my daughter is cute/sexy/pretty/some other adjective I don't even want to contemplate!
I asked her if he was cute. Noncommittal shrug. I asked her "If he asked you to be his girlfriend, would you say yes?" Her answer...I already did. What!!! "Oh, but I broke up with him today." They had been "dating" for less than three days. Now he is begging her to be his girlfriend again. Not sure what to think of that. AND, he is one year younger.
The good news is that "dating" means they call each other boyfriend and girlfriend. There may be hand holding, but probably not. Kissing is a little less likely. Going on an actual date is even LESS likely as none of them are old enough to drive.
Can I turn back the clock and make my little girl be five again?
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