Friday, August 03, 2012
Well, take two on the kitchen/dinette is going slowly. The ceiling is done and I'm now working on edges for the new color (which, by the way, is so similar to the original color that it's hard to see where I've painted and where I haven't).
May the Lord BLESS the person who said that painting IS exercise! I've thought of them with gratitude each time I've gone up and down the ladder.
I'll be glad when this project is done because I don't think I want to see a paint brush again for a long, long time.
I'm trying to run a 5K three times a week with all of this painting going on. As soon as it's over I'll get back to my dumbbells, hopefully with a new enthusiasm.
Maine is only a few weeks away at this point and I doubt I'll meet that elusive 139 lbs goal. The kitchen has been a mess with the project and I haven't been eating very well.
But, at least the kitchen/dinette will look nice!
Monday, July 30, 2012
I took last week off from exercising because I finally mustered up the courage to do something about the contractor white on white theme of our new home.
It will be a year at the end of August that we're in the house and it was time to get brave and make a bold move, hoping for beautiful.
Win some. Lose some.
So the kitchen/dinette turned out orange. At least I never fell off the ladder or off the counter tops as I stood on tippy-toes to reach the ceiling.
They boys love it! They say it reminds them of our favorite Mexican food restaurant in CT - not the look I was going for...
I'm going to take another crack at it this week, but I couldn't take another week off from exercising, so I got up early, ran a 5K, got the house moving in the right direction and get back to it.
I'm sorry I haven't been a very good SP team this past week. I'm still in the game!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Wow, did I ever get whooped by the heat/sun/humidity this morning.
I tried to run my 5K and all the looking at my feet and repeating, "you can do it, you can do it" didn't cut the mustard today.
After about two and a half miles I really felt dizzy and like I was going to faint, so I finally gave in and walked home. I just couldn't keep going. It's only 86 degrees, but I was in the scorching sun and it's very humid.
I've never seem my face so red.
Once I got home I jogged inside until I finished the 5K.
So I finished a 5K but my time was 13 minutes a mile instead of my usual 12.
Note to self: GET out there before it gets too hot and sunny you lazy bum!
Friday, July 20, 2012
My 14 year old son, Joshua, is a sweetheart!
Today he was my "payday grocery shopping" sidekick and while buzzing from one store to another I shared with him my sugar challenges of late.
Josh, who was holding the 4 page grocery list, immediately scratched a few things off the list, including:
- Ice cream
- Ice cream cones
I protested, "But Josh, it's the summer and you love an ice cream cone treat. That's so nice of you, but you don't have to do that."
Josh encouraged me that my sugar-free efforts were important and that we could all make sacrifices to help me to be successful.
Then, later on, when it was time to purchase our special dessert for family movie/pizza night, Josh decided we'd have a fresh fruit salad and that he'd make it up himself.
Again I say, SO SWEET!
So here's a photo of my handsome, fruit-wielding son, Joshua.
Day two - sugar-free...here I come! (Thanks to a little help from all of my SP friends!)
Have a GREAT weekend!
Friday, July 20, 2012
I'm not sure what is going on with me. I was on such a good, strong and positive roll.
My eating this past week is really all over the map. I'm also not being faithful with my dumbbell routine like I was.
I've run a 5K three times in the past week. I'm not sure if that is making me insanely hungry or what, but my portions are blown out of the water, salad is nowhere on my plate and carbs RULE!
Being a vegan vegetarian (no meat, dairy, eggs) it's not like I'm eating bacon cheeseburgers with fries or anything, but rather it's things like two HUGE bowls of homemade (oil-free) pesto pasta. I even grew the basil and parsley myself! I can't even guess how many servings of pasta I'm eating (there were leftovers and they called to me for lunch...)
I'm having a serious sugar issue, too. Every single day I try to go sugar-free and by the close of the day I have sugar.
On Wednesday night someone handed me a piece of chocolate cake and I ate it! White sugar, white flour no doubt eggs and dairy.
It's like I have exactly zero will power.
I actually had trouble sleeping last night because I was so disappointed and discouraged at this week's eating.
On a positive note, I've been having green smoothies for breakfast. That's one good thing.
I haven't had any candy. That's another good thing.
Last night my husband, who just got back from a business trip, asked me out for an ice cream cone. I LOVE a small coconut sorbet with chocolate sprinkles on a cake cone.
I wish I said, "Thanks honey, but how about I slice us up an apple and you join me on the porch? I'm watching the sunset..."
Instead I said, "Yeah buddy! Let's go!"
I'd guess there's more calories in my sweet treat than I burn in running a 5K.
I wish I could buy one of those plastic 5 lbs of fat models. I think that would be a good motivator for me to stick with the plan.
Well today is payday grocery shopping and being the mother of three teen boys, I better get to it. It's also family pizza/movie night which is a family favorite.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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