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!
Friday, March 05, 2010
I am finally in the healthy range for BMI, barely. I can see places on my body that if I could just detach them, I would. A little pooch at the stomach, two saddle bags (one per leg) and just carve a little off the inner thigh. (Can you tell that I carry my weight on my legs?)
I realize that liposuction would probably be just like "detaching" those areas, but do you realize that liposuction hurts?!?!?!? No way is someone gonna stick a big old vacuum hose in my body and suck out the fat! Plus, you have to wear this body stocking thing for, like, forever afterwards. I don't think I could get it off fast enough when I needed to pee! LOL! Oh...and it costs money. I have better things to spend my money on. Like lasik...oh or shoes!!
Anyway, back to my original thought. I don't know what my body fat percentage is. I've had the caliper test done in the past and I don't really like how inaccurate it can be. I would really like to do the underwater test or the body pod test or something like that. I think I'll add that onto my list of things to research (after dishwasher and games for a birthday party). yes, I have a list for everything!
Does anyone have any thoughts on where to get a body fat test? My local gym is not equipped for that. Maybe the Gold's Gym in the next town is. Hmmmm...
(Hey G-Ma...I did a spell check before posting this blog. Proud of me, aren't ya!)
Thursday, March 04, 2010
No...I'm not turning my house into jam. But I might be in a jam! LOL! As most of you know, my boy turned 11 today. His birthday party is this Saturday. So far, I've gotten goodies for the goodie bag (mostly toys, not candy!), gotten the ingredients for the cake, bought and wrapped the present, invited the kids and gotten RSVP's. Sounds like I'm ready, huh?
Um...not quite. What will I do to keep five or six boys, ages 8 - 12, happy, busy and out of trouble for two hours? So far, I have the following.
Open presents - 10 minutes (I make the giver sit next to the givee and get a picture taken. The idea is to send the picture to the parents. Haven't quite gotten that far yet.)
Eat cake - 5 minutes...and that's if I'm slow to serve!
Yeah, um, I can do math and that leaves me with about 105 minutes to fill! Two of them could play Wii at a time, but then what do the rest do? Exactly! No Wii. It's supposed to be around 50' on Saturday. Maybe I'll send them on a covert mission. Did that last year tho, and it took them all of five minutes to run from house-to-house. Not very covert.
The boy does have about a billion Nerf guns. Maybe they can have a shootout in the backyard. Or...I could let my daughter give them all makeovers! No...wait....they would hate that! I'd laugh, but my son may not have any friends afterwards! LOL!
I'm open to suggestions, preferably something that my house can withstand. I'll probably Google something soon. Not tonight tho. Time for me to get lunch for tomorrow put together and put myself to bed.
Nite by Sparky friends!
Oh...great idea!! Michelle, come over and give them all rides on your motorcycle!!! I'd be the greatest Mom ever and you could see me in real life! LOL!!!
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