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Over the hump...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The work week is going fairly quickly. Two more days to go before the weekend...I can do it!!!!

No, really...things are getting better at work. I'm hating it much less. And I'm really loving my 3rd and 4th graders at the after school program. They are a very challenging bunch, but they're great! Very lively!

I'm down a pound...have been yo-yoing 1-2 pounds but no real loss in a couple of weeks. I think my dog walks aren't cutting it. I'll have to kick it up a notch to see anymore weight loss.

I've also been incorporating snacks lately. I think I need to cut those back out if I'm to lose. :~(

I signed up for another yoga class. I'll have to leave the after school program a half hour early on Tuesdays...I MUST remember to tell the director about that, since it begins next Tuesday!!!!

I'm running late...always...must go...

  


Morning routines...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

So the first few days of school I was doing great with my night before/morning routine. I was setting up the coffee pot with like three cups of coffee, getting my tote bag packed, getting all my vitamins/supplements together, choosing an outfit to wear...all the night before. And then in the morning I had time to do some yoga and meditation before leaving the bedroom to get ready for school. Well, I'm now managing to stretch some and have a few minutes of quiet time, but I've lost that yoga/meditation time I had going. I must discipline myself to get back to that, as I really enjoyed starting my day that way. And to do that, it really does start the night before. I have to have my clothes/bag together and coffee set up to run automatically.

New goal: To do yoga/meditation at least 4 mornings a week.

Total subject change: I ran an ad in the paper on Monday (at a cost of $57!) and hung fliers around town for an empowerment class I'm coordinating and assisting with. I haven't had a single response and the class begins on Saturday!!! I'm really beginning to be concerned about it. If we don't have enough women to hold it, it will have been a complete waste of money! Yikes! I think I'll try to talk it up a bit at work. I've never done that before...I kee work and my private life pretty separate. But desperate times...

Daisy's asking to go out...must cut this short.

  


up a little

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

So with my menses so out of whack, I never know now when I'm going to menstruate. The scale has krept up nearly two pounds, even though I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do, so I can only assume it's related to an upcoming menstruation. (That and sore breasts...damn!) I am trying not to get fixated on the number on the scale as much as what's going in my mouth and what/how much exercise I'm doing. As long as I'm staying honest with myself, I should do just fine. And if it's menstrual gain, it will go back down soon, anyway.

I'm still waiting to hear back from the bloodwork I had taken last week. I meant to ask how long it would take, but didn't. I'm guessing less than 2 weeks.

I took Roxie for a brisk walk last night for exercise. She's so hilarious...and full of personality. She's so little, but she packs a punch! She really thinks she's a huge dog. (And the huge dog, Daisy, thinks she's tiny and can fit under tables and such! What's up with that?!) We passed a house with a barking dog in the window. I swear I could see her smile as she literally danced passed the window. She was certainly "bragging" to that poor dog. Anyway, she makes it not seem like exercise because she's so funny. She is having so much fun that it rubs off on me and I enjoy my time with her. She's the most fun when she's by herself and doesn't feel she has to compete for the front of the "pack".

Well, I've got to go plug in my breakfast and weight and then get to work.

  


Things are going better at work!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Well, although the kids were VERY off today, the new teacher is finally beginning to come around and is admitting that perhaps there's some validity to the program we've been running for the last seven years. I guess it actually took the kids all misbehaving, one after the other, for her to see that we were in a state of chaos. I'm glad I held my tongue (for the most part).

I'm loving SparkPeople so much. It's so helpful...and blogging here is helping me as well...keeps me on track. I've been putting everything I eat into the nutrition tracker. Sometimes it's a huge pain. (When Darryl makes something and I have to add up all the nutritional data and then divide it by what portion I had.) But once it's in there, I can use it again, since it's saved. That's a feature the free version of FitDay doesn't have. SparkPeople is far superior!

I think I'll take a bike ride for my exercise tonight...it's a cool day and I tend to really work up a sweat on my bike. (NOT one of those fancy bikes with gears...this is the old fashioned kind...no gears at all, so even the slightest incline feels like a mountain!) If I don't ride my bike, I'll take this beastly lab monster for a long walk...she never tires! In fact, now I'm leaning toward walking her, since I know it will please her so. (As much of a pain as she is, she is also so very sweet and loving!)

I need to go hang up laundry and do some things around the house before dinner.

  


Brisk Sunday...feels like fall

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wow! This morning was so crisp and fall-like. (Imagine that on September 16th!) Anyway, it's so invigorating to go for a walk on a chilly fall morning. I enjoyed it very much.

The wedding yesterday was fun. I walked up to the bride's mother to speak with her and she didn't recognize me. She was polite, but kind of cold. It wasn't until later in the evening that she approached me and apologized, saying she hadn't recognized me since I've lost weight. She then proceeded to tell me how great I look. (That always feels good.) And how much younger I look, which surprised me. I think I look older now, because I have more loose skin/wrinkles. Maybe I act younger, which makes people think I look younger.

Anyway, it was fun and I danced for a very long time at the reception, which was very nice. There were even sugar-free desserts, so I was able to have a few bites of one. (Dinner was horrible, though...all meat dishes except for the tossed salad, which was very boring...iceburg lettuce with italian dressing already on it. Yuck.)

Must get off the computer and get busy around here...much to do today. Weeding the flowerbeds, cleaning the front porch (and bringing the plants back inside that have been out there since early spring), doing more laundry and helping Darryl make up several dishes to reheat during the week, to make weekday cooking easier. Busy, busy, busy.

  


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