Wednesday, March 10, 2010
OF COURSE I CAN!!! I can also expect my children to do what I ask the first time I ask it. To clean up after themselves. To notice stuff that needs done without me asking. I can expect DH to be happy that I'm making healthy and dang tasty (if I do say so myself!) dinners for him (and me and the kids). I can expect him not to go "Oh" when I tell him what's for dinner (and make it sound as though I told him his sister was coming to visit (not a happy thought)). I can expect a raise at work cos I rock!
Just because I expect those things, as unrealistic as they all are!, that doesn't mean that any of them will happen without a great deal of work from me. The kids are getting better. Another 20 years of training and they might have it! DH actually gave me a list of 18 different dinners that he would make happy faces about. PLUS, wants to take me out to dinner once a week. Yay! Of course, I gave him the paper and the pen and the writing surface and said do it, but he did it! I'm asking for extra work and reminding the boss how much I rock (in a politically correct, non-in-your-face way, of course). The raise will come...someday.
So, for my goals on being healthy, I need to put a lot of work in there as well. I've decided that I will count my Saturday morning weight as the weight I put into Spark People. I currently weigh myself everyday and only record if I like what I see...so i record about once a month! LOL! I will also check my body fat percentage on Saturdays. I took my measurements when I started the 30 day Shred. I'm halfway thru, so I'll remeasure in 15 more days and hope for some better definition and lost pounds.
Since DH wants to take me out to dinner more often, I'll need to check the menus of our most likely places to go and make healthy plans. We generally don't know where we're going until we're on the way. So I need to have a list. Plus, if I have time, I can check my I-Phone if it's somewhere that's not on my list! And, HUGE for me, gotta stop using dining out as an excuse to eat poorly and in large quantities.
I'm sure I have more incredibly important things to say (notice - that implies I've actually said something important), but this blog is horribly long already. If you made it this far, THANKS! If you didn't, well...neither of us will ever know! LOL!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Got this in an e-mail from my brother and had to share.
What, you ask, is 'Butt dust'? Read on and you'll discover the joy in it! These have to be original and genuine. No adult is this creative!!
JACK (age 3)
was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister... After a while he asked: 'Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?'
MELANIE (age 5)
asked her Granny how old she was.. Granny replied she was so
old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, 'If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties.
Mine say five to six.'
STEVEN (age 3)
hugged and kissed his Mom good night. 'I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom
BRITTANY (age 4)
had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: 'How does it know it's me?'
SUSAN (age 4)
was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. 'Please don't give me this juice again,' she said, 'It makes my teeth cough..'
DJ (age 4)
stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: 'How much do I
CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried When his Mom
asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my
wife fit in it?'
MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off
them, he asked his dad: 'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'
TAMMY(age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather
wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while
and then asked, 'Why doesn't your skin fit your
JAMES (age 4)was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man
named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.'
Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to the
The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget
This particular Sunday sermon...'Dear Lord,' the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. 'Without you, we are but dust...' He would
have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter
who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, 'Mom, what is butt dust?'
Sunday, March 07, 2010
I'm doing the 30-Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. Today was the 4th day I did Level 2 and I noticed something that I hadn't heard before. During the second circuit, during the cardio part - doing jumping twists - she said that she wants us to be "gargling with your heart at the end of this".
Um, okay....The good news is, the visual totally took my mind off of my misery. The bad news is, it wasn't all visual. I could totally feel my heart trying to work it's way out of my body! It was done! And trying to get out! Enough already!!!! LOL!
Okay, time to go read my J.D. Robb book. Later!
Saturday, March 06, 2010
That was an 80's song wasn't it? Sure hope it's stuck in your head now too, just like it's stuck in mine! LOL!
Anyway, today was my son's birthday party. I made the cake last night so at least that was off my list of to-do's today. AND, while I was at the gym last night, the boy cleaned off the kitchen counter for me. He did a really good job too! He pointed it out as soon as I got home and I asked him if we'd been robbed! LOL! Then I told him what a great job he did and thanked him profusely. I also asked DH to please do his dishes before he left this morning.
My plan was to getup this morning, exercise, shower, eat breakfast and be out the door for errands by 9:30. Well...DH did not do his dishes. I was sooooooo mad. I slammed a couple of things and yelled at him and basically threw a little fit (okay, a big fit). No, he wasn't home to see any of this. LOL! I ended up doing his dishes and that put me a good 30 minutes behind schedule. I'm sure the fit didn't delay me AT ALL!! I also decided that since I had to do his dishes, he had to make my dinner. Fair's fair, right?
After I exercised, showered, ate, did laundry, etc., it was time to go on a couple of errands. I actually left the house at about 10:15. The party wasn't scheduled to start until 2:00, so plenty of time. Went to the GF store for pizza crusts and then hit the party store for silly string and handcuffs. The boys wanted to play cops and robbers...what were you thinking? Anyway, they didn't have handcuffs, but I did find shackles. Good enough!
I was whizzing through my errands so I decided to hit the Bed Bath and Beyond next door and see what I could see. I found some nice, heavy, tapered glasses to replace the not so nice ones that we have now. Only $10 for a dozen glasses. Got those! Then I decided to see how much a scale that measured body fat percentage would cost. I found one for only $95! I left that one too! That's a LOT of money! I found another one for only $30. I bought that one. (Yes, I checked it out as soon as I got home!) After BBB, I hit the local grocery store for candles, punch and buns for cheeseburgers. Oh, and I cashed in my coins. $25 baby!
On my way home, swung by the library and got two more books to sit in my basket while I finish the other stuff I have to read. Got the house straightened enough and then waited for guests to arrive. The shackles kept the boys busy (and outside!) for about 45 minutes. Then they came in for cake and presents. I had hidden some army men in the back yard for them to find in a "covert operation" after cake. Unfortunately, Abby, our boxer, ambushed some of them before the operation could be organized. She found, and assassinated five of them. One of them was beheaded! LOL! So, I let my daughter and her friend hide the remaining army men out front. All of the troops were returned safely.
Then, we were hit by a freak storm! Silly string came out of nowhere, landed only at our house, and, oddly enough, almost ALL of it landed on my daughter. By the way, it came out of little cans held by screaming banshee boys! LOL! They played outside until the parents came and took them away. One is spending the night and they are playing nicely (read "quietly") upstairs.
BTW, DH did make my dinner. He took me to Old Chicago! I have been seeing their commercials and the food looked DELICIOUS!!! I had the pepperoni rolls, the chicken cordon bleu (blue?) calzone and the apple crisp (no ice cream). Very yummy! Service wasn't great, but overall it was good. I even brought home half of my calzone. Don't get me wrong, I COULD have eaten the whole thing. Just decided I'd better not.
It's been a long, busy day, but it was worth it. Boy is happy, girl is happy, DH is happy and I'm happy too (now!). Time to sit and relax. Or research dishwashers....
Saturday, March 06, 2010
I have noticed a pattern in my lifestyle. Every time I seem to be making progress, I decide that I can relax a little and I'll still be okay. That means that I eat a couple thousand calories per day and maybe I'll go to the gym. Okay, I still go to the gym most of the time. I have get to get my frustrations out somehow, right?
But, sometimes those frustrations aren't as hard to get out. You know? I burn 200 calories on the elliptical instead of the normal 350. Stuff like that. I got my time in, so I'm still okay. Yeah, I know. NOT!!!
A couple of weeks ago I got really sick. Coughing, cold, blech. As the cold started to go away, I lost my appetite for about a week. (VERY weird for me!!) During that week, I still exercised and I tried to eat healthy foods when I could make myself eat. After, I started being hungry again, but I continued to make fairly good choices. Over the course of that three weeks, I lost four pounds! Woo HOO!!! Dropped me down to a healthy BMI for the first time in years. Feeling pretty good too!
So, what did I do this week? I've been over my calories four out of seven days this week. The three days I was in, I was at the top of my range. Fat was over five out of seven days. Cos I'm healthy! I don't have to watch what I eat! Watch me! Watch me undo all the exercise and hard work!
I've recognized the pattern. Now I need to do something about it. Figure out why I thought I needed to eat two breakfast sandwiches when one would have been plenty. Why I ate peanuts instead of the apple and cheese. Why I don't seem to want to let myself lose that last four pounds. I guess if I knew all of those answers, I would be at goal and wouldn't have to think about it anymore, huh?
I'll get there. Tomorrow is the first step. NIGHT!
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