Saturday, June 05, 2010
In my case, tonight, the answer is yes! I had dinner and then headed to the gym. While there, I was thinking about what I could snack on when I got home. I had a really good list going too!
Then I remembered that I joined a "No Snacking after 8:00pm" Challenge. And I have a really good streak going! So I had a choice to make...eat and break my streak or keep my streak and miss my snack. Talk about tough choices!
Well, in this case the challenge won. I came home and found other things to do. No snacking for me! Woo Hoo!!
Friday, June 04, 2010
My status currently says "CARTOONB is the only one who ate the roast beef, potatoes and carrots that CartoonB slaved over!" And it was some darn good roast beef, potatoes and carrots, I tell ya!
Couple of things I should probably point out.
1) I cooked it in a crock pot yesterday. No one ate it then either, but two were sick and two weren't home.
2) DD HATES! (yes, that's an exclamation point) red meat. She won't eat steak, roast beef, nothing! She will eat cheeseburgers because I use turkey burger. And tacos cos I use turkey burger. And Beef Enchiladas, cos I use turkey burger. Do you see a pattern here?
3) DS and DH are both sick. DH came home from work sick yesterday. Is feeling better today, but not 100%. DS stayed home from school and is still fighting something off.
4) I really like roast beef, carrots and potatoes. That was one yummy dinner!
5) They all could eat Taco Time....Hmmmmmm.....
I was a little bummed that no one ate my dinner. My brain gets it. They're sick. They don't like it (DS) under the best circumstances. Sometimes roast beast ain't what your stomach can handle. I get that. Brainiacily, I get it. But my emotions/feelings/whatever took a little nose dive. They preferred fast food Mexican food over what I made? Are they nuts? Turns out, they are! LOL!
Even though I was bummed and bored and restless, I headed to the gym. I felt SOOOOO much better afterward. To heck with them! They don't eat it, their loss! More for me! (BTW, guess what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!) It's all good. They're guaranteed to eat what I make tomorrow...it's pizza night. And besides, they eat (and like) most of what I make. And if they don't like it, they can make the 30 minute drive to get junk or go hungry. I'm happy with roast beef!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The last two nights have been late nights due to softball. Therefore, this morning and tomorrow morning will be early mornings. It feels like I've put in a full week's worth of work and I still have two days left!
One of the other moms at the game voiced the same sentiment. This much activity during the week just feels like it should be the weekend. Tournaments should not occur until Friday and Saturday. That way, the parents can sleep in the next day! LOL!
Oh well...tournament is over and we can start to get back to normal. Oh, wait...drum lessons tomorrow night. Last day of school on Friday. What's normal again?
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I have coached and/or managed softball for a few years. I have played softball for more than that. I have never learned how to keep the book. Tonight, at DD's softball game, coach gave me the book and said "Here. I need you to keep." "Oh, and BTW, we're home team so you are the official book."
Okay then. I had some basic knowledge about how to keep, but really not sure what to do. I did know to put the names in the book along with numbers in the order the coaches gave me. Step one! As the game progressed, I flipped back to previous games to see what other folks had done and pretty much just copied them!
At the bottom of the 2nd, the blue asked me what the score was (we were losing badly!). I told him 12 to 2. He pointed at the other team and questioned "12?" I told him Nope! You made me home book and I say we have 12. I warned you! Everyone laughed.
by the end of the game, I was feeling more comfortable with the basics. I didn't keep track of strike outs or who made what out. I kept track of strikes, balls, runs and outs. What more can you ask for? I can ask that the lady who usually keeps is at the games tomorrow! LOL!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I checked out the DVD Power Yoga Total Body with Rodney Yee. It is an hour long yoga workout and this is the first time I've done yoga. I really liked how well the poses were explained and demonstrated. I was familiar with maybe three of the poses, but never felt lost when pose changes happened. Very smooth transitions and explained very well.
I did discover that I am not very limber. Okay, I already knew that, but it came to light (a very bright light!) during this workout. There was no pressure to do more on bend further than I could, so I adjusted as needed. There were two poses that I could not complete as shown in the video. I could not do half-bow (or half boat?). You hold your legs up straight at about a 45' angle and your upper body is also at 45'. I can't hold my legs up like that and upper body too. I tried, but failed! Also, I could only do backward bow twice. Hurt my wrists so I stopped.
Toward the end, I started to get bored. I think yoga is supposed to be relaxing and your whole body and mind are supposed to be directed inward and focused on the breathing. That didn't work so much for me. My brain doesn't (or didn't) shut down and I kept wondering how much longer I had to keep doing this. Looks like yoga is not my next big exercise kick. I'll probably try it again, but it won't be an all the time thing for me.
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