Sunday, April 11, 2010
This last week, I had three goals.
1. Lose 2 pounds.
2. Do the 30-Day Shred every day
3. Stay in calorie range every day
I lost just under one pound this week, so not quite the 2 pounds I had planned. But, I'm okay with it. It's a loss!
I've done the 30-Day Shred every day this week! Two more days and it'll be 10 days straight! Woo Hoo! Good thing I had this goal. There were a few days that I really didn't want to do it, but didn't want to break the streak either!
I was over on calorie range two days. BUT...one day, I was only over ~200 and the other day ~400. AND, I didn't use the excuse that since I was over, I might as well just eat everything I see.
So, I'm calling the week a success. That's what happens when you set your own goals. You get to name your own successes too! LOL!!
Goals for next week. I've decided that I will not set a weight loss goal. I cannot control whether or not my body will let go of the poundage. I can only control if I stay in calorie range, if I exercise and if I get enough rest. So, those will be my goals.
1. Stay in range 5 out of 7 days this week (already out today!)
2. Work out 6 of the 7 days this week. A sub goal is to burn the number of calories I have listed in the fitness section.
3. Average 7 hours of sleep each night. Starting Saturday night. This one will be a struggle. During the week, I am usually in bed about 11:00 and up around 5:30. Will need to get to bed earlier!
BTW, when it comes to menus, I do get input from my family. They are also allowed input as to the timing of some of the foods. For example, would you rather have hamburgers or hot dogs tonight? Whichever one is picked, the other will be eaten later. However, if I've made the food or started it, that is what's for dinner. If you do not like it or do not want to eat it, that's fine. You may have sleep for dinner. I definitely do not run a restaurant and they do not get to order from a menu. I'm just tired of the complaining. Oh well. Maybe I'll break a bone and they'll have to wait on me instead. Tee hee!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Did the 30-Day Shred again tonight. Day 7. Three more to go. DS made some smart aleck remark (I know, who'd a thunk that a kid of mine would have a mouth! ) about me being out of breath. I told him that if he thought it was so easy, he should do it with me. He did. Sorta. He wasn't able to keep up the whole time, nor did I expect him to. But he did try! And, he distracted me enough that the workout wasn't AS hard as normal. But just barely.
I will try to post a picture of my in my wedding dress tomorrow. Will try to do 20 years ago and this year. Just gotta get someone to button the buttons and take the photo.
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day. Tried to get the family to agree on the menu. DH did NOT want to play. Told me to use his list that he already made. I explained that his list was not perfect and we needed to compromise. (Yep..made the list pretty much on my own.) DH made the comment that there was no way that they would all agree on every night. I agreed. Then said that I just got tired of hearing the noise (I made it for him...tee hee) and tired of feeling like some members of the family didn't understand that I was trying my best, even though I couldn't please everyone. He got very quiet. I don't think I'll hear the noise as often...at least for a couple of weeks.
HUGE list of things to do tomorrow and places to go. DD has softball practice at 9:00. Have to meet someone at the city fields at 10:00. Groceries with at least two stops, maybe three. DD wants me to take her to the mall to shop for her friend's b-day gift (this one may not happen). Gonna workout. Library day! Need to (okay, want to) make GF bread for the boy (and me!) to try. Gonna have potato soup with it. Yummy. DD needs black SB pants.
Speaking of the softball pants, that's gonna be a treat! Or not. DD is built like me in that she has a waist and hips and her legs are not skinny. She's not overweight at all, but she'll never be a size 2 either. Because of her body shape, to get pants to fit in the hips, the waist gaps. So pants shopping is painful. Now, imagine it's softball pants. Meaning baseball pants...built for boys...who don't have hips. I am not looking forward to this at all. Sigh...
Went to Subway for breakfast this morning. I was planning to take myself out and get one of the fast food sandwiches at ~2000 calories apiece. Then I read the SP blog about Subway serving breakfast. (Man! They are good!) I decided to give that a chance. Two 90-calorie English muffins with egg, ham, pepper jack cheese and tomatoes. No sauce. Toasted. Yummy!! I would eat that again.
Sent out my e-mail to my Bunco ladies to see who was going to be able to attend next weekend. Out of the seven people who responded today, six could not make it. Can you say "reschedule"? Polling everyone to see which of the next three weekends works best for the most people. Sad cos I like Bunco and want to play and see my friends. Happy cos I have at least one more week to clean!
Just remembered, I need to get my oil changed tomorrow too. That might have to wait until Sunday.
Deep breath. Pause. Yep, I think this did it. The brain is emptied out and all is quiet. Of course, that may just be the quiet before the storm! LOL!
Friday, April 09, 2010
Someone mentioned that they wanted to try on their wedding dress to see if it still fit...or if it fit again. I started to think about that. My memories of my wedding day are all good, even feeling a little queasy before heading to the church! However, it seems to me that I was heavy when I got married. I don't think I was fat, but definitely I weighed way more than I do now. Cos I've always been heavy, right? So...I tried on my wedding dress. And it fit, very nicely!
Now, I suppose I could have decided that since I was fat (notice it's fat now, not heavy?) on my wedding day and my dress fits, that must mean that I am fat now. The whole wedding dress experiment could have caused a derailment on this healthy journey and perhaps even a binge. Or at least the gloom and doom of depression or "poor me's".
As you've probably guessed by now, that isn't what happened. Instead, I had to rethink my body image from 20 years ago (yes, my 20th wedding anniversary is this June! I got married when I was 9? ). I happen to think that I look pretty darn good right now. Yes, I have spots that are not my favorite (belly, thighs, bags under eyes), but overall, I'm happy with the way I look and the way my body can get me through the day....even after I abuse it. (Think 5 hours of sleep cos I stayed up too late Sparkin') That MUST mean that I WASN'T fat 20 years ago!
Now, don't get me wrong, I had my moments of fatness. Some of them could be "credited" to pregnancies, but the rest were just me making poor food choices. Yep, I likes me some french fries! LOL! But, I had this image of me as fat even when I wasn't! How sad is that? I really hope that my daughter doesn't go through this. What kind of life is that? Wow. Deep thoughts and I don't think I'm tall enough to figure them all out...
Okay, so maybe that's only one thought, but it's a doozy. Didn't help to let it out, though. Brain is still too full. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I worked out tonight, about 9:00 this time. Day 5 - straight - L3 of the 30-Day Shred. REALLLY didn't want to go upstairs today and work out. But this dang goal is pushing me!
There is part of the DVD that you cannot skip, cannot fast forward through, cannot ignore...at least not completely. So, today, in my trying to get ready funk, I slumped on the futon while I waited for the workout to begin. DD comes in with the dog's while I am slumped. I told her "Go away, I'm working out." She just laughed and proceeded to tattle on her brother. go figure.
This week, I'm going to have my family decide what we are eating for the next two weeks. DH provided a list of 14+ meals that he would eat without the sound. You know, that noise they make when you tell them what's for dinner and they don't like it, but they've learned not to say anything if they ever want to eat again? Yeah, that sound. Anyway, it's a great list. Except for a couple of small things. One, no chicken. Not one chicken dinner on there. Lots of red meat, pizza, pork and red meat. Two, some of the kids' favorites are missing (i.e. lasagna). Three, when I bought groceries based on his list, I spent between $40 and $50 more at the store. Apparently, we need a compromise. My compromise is that the family will agree on the menus so I won't hear the sound! LOL!
DS might be getting a cell phone. DH told him that if he showed that he was responsible, could clean his room and keep it that way, and could show some maturity, DH would consider getting phone for DS to use so he wouldn't have to share with DD. Since DD is a teen, DS gets to use the phone when DD is asleep, out of the house or grounded from the phone. He REALLY wants his own phone. And, it looks like he'll get it.
A boxer wearing a diaper is a funny sight. She's still in heat, but is handling the diaper much better than she did at first.
When it rains, it pours. Told the boss about a month ago that I had some extra time and could take on more work (politically correct terminology for "bored off my rocker!"). Just had two more things added to my overflowing plate today. Yippee!! In all actuality, I am thankful I have a job, especially one that I like. Plus, I'd rather be busy than bored ANY day!
My name is Brad. No, not really. At a meeting, the organizer called me Brad (we've worked together for about 10 years and I do NOT look like a Brad. Charles, maybe, but not Brad!). The other guys in the meeting have called me Brad ever since. It's been three days...may be here to stay.
There are more thoughts in my head, but it's probably best they stay where they are. Time to shower and pack my lunch for tomorrow. Nite!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I'll tell you what that decision is in just a minute. First, I need to explain. (As always! LOL!)
When I read, it is for pure entertainment. If I learn something while reading a book, it is purely on accident. I do NOT seek out great works of art, tomes to make me think, anything remotely educational is out! If I think while reading, it is either an accident or I'm thinking about what's for dinner. Well, Lenny48 recommended the book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It is set in the early 60's, has two black maids and one white woman as the main characters and involves something that they do that changes their world.
That right there is enough to keep me from reading it. Sounds way too much like a lesson is going to be taught and I do not want to learn it! LOL! BUT, a friend recommended it and therefore I will read it. Always open to new authors and stories. Always.
Well, not even 100 pages into the book (page 63, to be exact) one of the characters learns a lesson and I listen and learn too. (dang it... )
The decision we each have to make every morning? Are we going to believe what others say about us? Are we going to let the people in our lives, or even the ones on the periphery of our lives, tell us what to believe? We are each our own person and we each have the power to choose what to believe.
I, for one, have decided that I am in charge of what I believe. No one else. I'll listen. I'll consider. And then I'll decide. Just me. Nuff said.
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