Saturday, March 08, 2014
A nice day today! Started it off with a walk up at Lake Scranton. Christopher wanted to get a run in... and since I don't run, I got my walk in. Haven't walked the lake in a while and it was cold! I bundled up! Two pairs of socks, two gloves, two tops and a scarf! It was 32 degrees out, but once I got going, it was fine! I think I'll go back out tomorrow. I did call a friend to see if she'd go with me, but I ended up walking by myself. Took my husband's phone and listened to The Killers, that was pretty upbeat and I had a good pace in. The lake is 3.5 miles around, so it was a good walk. I'll go tomorrow, as well, and a friend has facebooked me that she'll come with! Yay! It's always nice going with a friend, seems that the walk goes quicker!
Today was also spent spending a bit of drivers training time with my son. He's 17 1/2 but he's a busy kid. We had driving time in almost a year ago, then last summer, after my hip replacement, he and I were walking the lake and afterwards, we were both in a car accident. I think that shook him up a bit and he hasn't driven since. It wasn't our fault, but seeing that another car can just show up out of the blue when we didn't see it coming, was quite a scare! I always tell him that you can be as safe as you want out there on the road, but you really have to watch for the other drivers as well. I guess it's a good thing that #1, we were safe, but #2, he got that lesson early on! Most kids who start driving just are still in that "We are invincible" mode and he really got a jolt of reality. So, maybe a blessing in disguise, ya know? Anyway, he did very well today and we'll probably go back out there tomorrow for more practice.
Then this evening, Ivan and I got some healthy groceries for the week and picked up 'About Time' from Redbox. I loved it... really a good movie!
Well, that's about it for me, going to get to bed as it's the time change tonight and I don't want to lose an hour sleep if I don't have to! LOL I'll make sure that I get in early so that even with the time change, I'm able to sleep a full 8 hours!
Friday, March 07, 2014
Glad it's Friday! Tomorrow might be a bit warm and I think it might just be warm enough to attempt a walk around our local lake... that's a 3.5 mile walk. It might be around 37 degrees, but if I layer, I may be able to do it. My son, Chris, will go with me, as he's in track and he'll run, probably. If I do go, I'll try to call a g/f and see if she'll go with me.
Today, we had our Slim to Win contest weigh in at work today and I actually weighed in at 230.4 lbs, which is a .8 lb loss! I was thrilled that I had any loss after cheats I had in the early part of the week! So, that gives me hope for next week's weigh in! Yay!
Chris and I are actually looking at youtube videos of college tours for those colleges we may not get to... University of California Berkeley stood out... He also looked at some colleges in Florida and another in California and some here in Pennsylvania. The one we have visited already is Le Moyne up in Syracuse and we are going to Lycoming in two weeks. It's that time, as he is a Jr in High School. They grow up too quickly!
I posted a video on www.Giveit100.com/Cinnamarie1 and this one includes my son! Go check it out. Better lighting, too!
Anyway, long day today, Headed to bed now! Thanks for following me on my journey!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Today was a perfect food day and I did get some exercise in.
Only 1.5 miles with Leslie Sansone, but it was something. Food was my lemon water in the morning, the green tea with every meal. Greek yogurt for breakfast and a mid-afternoon snack. Snacked on carrots with mint chutney and some raw veggies. Lunch was tuna and a salad with balsamic dressing. Dinner was mustard chicken and cabbage.
I've got some recipes that I cook on my facebook page, www.facebook.com/ExtendingOurHappilyEverAf
ter in the "notes" section. The Mustard chicken recipe is super simple and posted there.
Headed on over to the library tonight for more DVD's and to drop some off. Season 4 of Nurse Jackie was in! My son and I are addicted to that show! We'll probably have it finished by the end of this weekend! Ivan and I watched a couple of episodes of MI-5 tonight and a couple of Clatterfords (Can you tell we are BBC fans?)
I'm so looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Love my Fridays! Happy about the time change this weekend and that it will be light later! Yay! Spring might be coming and I am excited about that. I can't wait til I can start taking walks around Lake Scranton again... I am sure that will help with the weight loss!
My videos that I'm posting to Giveit100.com aren't the best. It's super dark in our living room ever since our overhead light broke and with the sun setting so early, I think that the videos will improve a bit starting on Monday of next week... then there is the whole "ME" part to them. I'm much better at writing (not that these blogs are GRIPPING! LOL) but maybe when I feel that the lighting is better and there may be more to "see", then I'll lighten up, so-to-speak and they will be better to see... in the meantime, I feel that it's more of a "get it uploaded" sort of thing for the challenge and then I follow it up more with this blog where I feel less confined with the time limit and creativity... I'm just not that free-flowing with thought of what to put on a video... maybe I'll ease into it. It is only day 11 out of 100... so I'd like to see myself grow in that area and give you all more to see (well, LESS, actually! LOL)
Off to bed for me, a good night's sleep will do me a world of good tonight! Night, everyone!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Today was a great day for being on plan!
Food on track, the only thing I didn't do was exercise.
Normal day food wise, won't post it, I ate, so look to previous posts on what I ate, basically, two green yogurts, green tea every meal, lemon water in morning, two fruits, veg and lean protein and egg white scramble with veg for dinner.
Other news, my son made prelim for National Honor Society based on grades, now we wait to see what the next step is... he's a Jr in High School... yay!
Bad news... husband's job is on the exit path. They were notified today that the plant will close on October 1st. Sooooo, we will be going through that big change. At least we have notice. He wasn't super happy with his position, mainly because he's getting older and it's really a physical job and it's a night shift, so we will look at this change as an opportunity for him to find something that will better suit him at his age (he's not getting any younger) and also get him to a day shift. It's scary when you read how detrimental it is to your health when you work the 3rd shift and we have been improving our health, so this will be a good thing! THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS! We will prevail!
Also, my Avon shipment came in, but I was missing a box. This has never happened before, so I can only hope that it shows up tomorrow, or I'll have some disappointed customers, plus, I'll have to deal with the shipment company and figure out how they will take care of it. Hope it shows up! Yes, I'm an Avon representative, as well as an Azuli Skye representative! LOL Always trying to make some money to help out the finances here at home.... Neither are huge money makers, as I just do it on the side... I really should invest more time in both ventures. I do enjoy them, just spend more time in my day job and then I'm focused on my exercising and home life and just don't put the time in and I really need to (that's how it works and I know that... oh well!)
Well, I left this blogging too late, I was trying to finish out my Season 1 of Grimm, as it's due back at the Library! LOL I've been enjoying the show alot.
Well, off to bed now. It's another cold night and I hope to stay warm under the covers!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I started out sooooo well! Packed up my snacks and lunch to take to work and had a plan, which is what I am supposed to do. Took a trip to see what was offered at the bake sale and someone made homemade empenadas.
Well, I faltered. But, I learned a lesson. First, what happened is that the thoughts that I USED to tell myself came flooding back. You know the ones... "Well, I blew it, so now, it doesn't matter, I can just have a candy bar". "Or, well, that was lunch, so dinner can be fish cakes (the battered kind that I just don't eat anymore) and pasta (yep, the carbs that again, I don't eat anymore)" But, I talked to a friend tonight and she told me that just because you falter at ONE meal, doesn't mean that your next meal is a bust. Guess what? She told me that I TOLD HER THAT! (OMG!) I totally forgot that I told her that! She told me that she remembers that all the time she falters, because I told her that and it sticks in her mind! (Talk about me feeling humbled!)
Then, I talked to another friend tonight who told me that she gained 40 lbs back from the weight she lost... She and I both lost about 140 lbs and she was telling me how proud she was of what I had accomplished... and here I am having a bad day... well, a bad few days, actually. I mean, I'm no where near gaining 40 lbs, but I truly am a bit off track lately. But, I'm reminded that people are looking to me as a success story and I AM a success story... so I need to get my head back in the game. I've come a LONG way and I need to get myself focused again!
I have SO MUCH support and I have so many people who are inspired by the weight I've lost thus far. I truly have turned my life around and I am much healthier than I used to be. I won't go back to where I was before. It was a life of pain, really. I have people who turn to me for advice or just support.
I want to be there for them to lean on, as I know where they are... I am there, too! Often!
Tomorrow is another day... with it's own struggles and hopefully triumphs. A day for me to prevail and show my strength. I hope!
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