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Weekends-My archnemisis

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I did better this weekend than I usually do. Saturday was my worst day though. I need to get into eating at home than out all weekend. My goal this week is to get my week ends under control!

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PLMITCH 9/13/2012 2:38PM

    Good luck. Takes a little bit of planning but I'm sure you can do it!

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LYNETTEMOM 9/5/2012 5:46PM

    wkends get me too. Too many bad influences!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/5/2012 6:48AM

    I have just the opposite problem. Seems no problem on the weekend but during the week when I am so tired after work I just eat anything!! We need to become one person and then we're golden!! LOL - you're doing great, keep it up!!!!

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JHUSTO01 9/4/2012 3:30PM

    I have a hard time on the weekends too - mostly with getting enough exercise because I get out of my weekly "routine".

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KOFFEENUT 9/4/2012 3:23PM

    I run into this when I travel - I do fine at home, but once I'm eating somewhere else my choices aren't as good. It's still a work in progress for me!

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MAGGIEVAN 9/4/2012 3:15PM

    Great plan. Just make sure you are planning your meals in advance so that you have all the ingredients at hand. You will be so glad you did.

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KNEEMAKER 9/4/2012 3:11PM


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New favorite sweet snack

Friday, August 31, 2012

Frozen gogurt. So good! Plus helps with calcium since I don't do too well on milk intake. Lactose probs.

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ILOVEDUANE 8/31/2012 2:20PM

    My kids used to eat yogurt before we were dairy free. I've heard frozen grapes are good and frozen watermelon -- just stick in a popsicle stick before you freeze and instant popsicle.

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    Sounds good to me!

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CEIGSTI 8/31/2012 8:41AM

    10 g sugar is not bad in my book.

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ZRIE014 8/31/2012 12:57AM

  it is great have a treat to celebrate when you reach a goal. just make sure that it will not pull you back. emoticon

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ALICIA214 8/31/2012 12:49AM


Yogurt is a good choice, just beware of the sugar content.


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LATTELEE 8/31/2012 12:43AM


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New goal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Still taking the bus. I actually prefer to take it to work rather than drive now. Funny. We'll see how it goes in winter.

My new goal for myself is to take time out for me. I've been doing everything for everyone else but not having me time because I feel guilty doing it. DH even told me when I wanted to go to an ADULT movie by myself that I wasn't being a very good mom by leaving son at home and not spending quality time with him. (That day I went to son's hockey game and took him to a bday party all before my dh made that statement. Awesome!) So I stayed home and went to a kids movie with son and dh, got home and played with son the rest of the evening. Same the next day while dh took off to a friend's house. GRR.

So stressed lately. DH is still looking for a job in teaching but no one is hiring. Also checking out part time jobs in retail jobs (no full time available). DH's dad is dying of cancer. 1 more treatment option and if that doesn't work he is done. Worried about son and school. Thankfully 1st day went well yesterday. Lots of kids he had been in other classes with in same class so he had a good day.

Need a vacation stat!

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CEIGSTI 8/22/2012 12:39AM

    Good news! Hubby was offered a job today. Whew. I asked my boss for a vacation day Monday and he was fine with it. Look forward to a day by myself!

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A-NEW-TARA 8/21/2012 11:25PM

    I agree with the others you have to take time for yourself. I wonder how your husband thinks it's ok for him to go out on his own to a buddies, but you aren't allowed the same time alone. I do hope the job situation turns around for him, I know that adds so much stress to everybody and your father-in-law is in my prayers. Stay strong, take care of yourself so you can take care of everybody else.

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KOFFEENUT 8/21/2012 3:36PM

    You are right - one of the BEST things you can do to be a terrific Mom to your son is to take some time for yourself. You can't pour anything from an empty vessel.

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THEEXERCISER 8/21/2012 11:23AM

    I think taking time for yourself is a great goal! My prayers goes out to your father in law.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

I've decided to start taking the bus to work as my workplace gives us a free annual pass that I hardly ever use. Plus gas is so expensive. My husband has a 2000 F150 truck that he uses all the time and I have a pathfinder which is a little better than the truck but still a gas hog. I told my husband to drive my car instead of his truck everywhere so we could save on gas. I would take the bus/light rail to work. The other win beyond cash savings is I walk more. The bus stop is a few blocks away from our house and the light rail stop is a couple blocks from work. So I get alot of speed walking in based on how late I am! I won't be able to do it as much once hubby starts substitute teaching again but we'll see how we can work it out. It really is nice reading a book on the way into work rather than being snarled in traffic. Course standing at the bus stop in the dead of winter might change that philosophy! Light rail is supposed to open up near my house in the spring so that would be a nice option eventually. Hubby could drop me off on his way to wherever. Depending on how early he has to be to his assignment of course. I wish he could just get a full time teaching job at an elementary school. It would make things easier and less hectic!

Planning son's birthday party. It will be a swim party so that will be so much easier. Its just the planning part that is tedious. Plus invitations, etc. But we need to get hopping!

Went geocaching yesterday with the boys. At first I thought it would be a nice walk with just the dog and myself, but once my son heard geocaching, he wanted to go (which is good cuz he was just playing video games and I want him to get out more). Then hubby heard that we were going and wanted to go too! We had fun. We dropped off our first tracker bug so we'll see where it goes. I had problems with my gps yesterday. We attempted a multicache but I couldn't get the gps to change from E and N so I could enter in N and W coordinates. PITA. I'll have to figure it out and go back. By nightfall, our tracker bug was on its way to a new cache. Very exciting. My son is excited too.

We are headed to the mountains this weekend so will need to dig up geocache sites for where we are going as hubby will be fishing and we can get some hiking in hopefully. (Barring any instant forest fires popping up!)

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CARANN56 7/6/2012 7:24AM

    Sounds like you are having a great time with getting everyone involved in the geocaching! My SIL's first travel bug has been to Japan and Germany!


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PEPPYPATTI 7/5/2012 9:21PM

    Just think you get to relax then exercise & all before work! Have a great weekend!

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LHLADY517 7/5/2012 8:19PM

    The bus sounds like a great idea. I walk to work. It's just under a mile one way.
And the geocaching sounds like fun.

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Another Quote - Point to Ponder - Be Adventurous!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I was reading an article from Outside Magazine called the 2012 Adventure Bucket List - 50 epic adventures to do before you die. In the foreword they talk about how Americans have and take less vacation than other major countries. Here's a link to the article for more info: www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-advent

The motivational quote they start the list with is:

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am—a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
–Edward Abbey

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KARENA228 6/21/2012 7:00PM

    That's a great passage. Thank you for sharing .

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NEILITHICMAN 6/21/2012 5:08PM

    Here in New Zealand we get 4 weeks paid leave a year plus 11 stat days, My work also give us an extra 3 days off between Christmas and New Years Day, a total of about 7 weeks leave a year. I guess we're lucky.

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