Monday, March 26, 2012
I got 9 out of 17 things on my to-do list from last week done. I feel pretty good about that.
This weekend my boys went camping, so KT and I hung out. We did some shopping (naturally), attended a fun birthday party, and watched some cooking shows. Hee. I love that she likes cooking shows! She also let me (she's 4 but she runs the show) do some much needed cleaning and straightening of the house. Always feels really good to knock THAT off the list.
Yesterday was my big accomplishment -- I had a good chunk of time all to myself, and I chose to go for a hike up Kennesaw Mountain. I went all the way to the top! Usually I give up before I get there, but yesterday I just kept going. I had no time contraints (that's my usual excuse) and I just DID IT. All the way up, and back down, was a 75-minute workout.
Plus it was gorgeous out, so I got a lot of sunshine and vitamin D! Good medicine! Hope it'll keep me going all week.
Monday, March 19, 2012
We had a great weekend. Busy, but fun, and the gorgeous weather put all of us in such nice moods! Spring makes me feel very lucky to live here in Georgia (but ask me again in June/July and I might disagree). We did some of our spring planting in the yard, and I feel MUCH better about that. Just mowing the grass gave everything an immediate face-lift.
And we went out with another family on Saturday night, to the bowling alley! How fun! I drank two beers, which is a LOT for me. I haven't had beer in ages and I forgot how FULL it makes you feel! Ugh. I won't do that again anytime soon, but we had a great time.
Here's my to-do list. It's not all for this week, but it's rattling around in my brain making me nervous/stressy, so I think I need to just dump it out. Don't mind me, nothing to see here....
Easter decorations up from basement!
Finish and file taxes!
Grocery shopping (DH?)
Easter basket stuff!!
New dress shoes and play shoes, KT
New sandals both kids
New clothes both kids (summer tees!)
AJ's school project this week! before Friday!
Call salon and reschedule
Call cabinet refinishers for quote
Go to bank
Turn in receipts to school
Clothes/shoes for me for spring - work/church
1st communion gifts for AJ - order online
Aquarium tickets for Apr 4?
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I decided if the co-workers ask me directly what I think about their diet, or if they tell me directly "I've lost XXX pounds in one week!" THEN I will say something. But just overhearing them talk about, it, I'm not going to butt in. No one likes a know-it-all.
Another busy week, although I'm grateful for it: Monday I worked from home w/my son because he had some days off school. I love working from home once in a while. I kinda wish I could do it once a week again, like I used to about 5 years ago.
Because it's EIGHTY DEGREES around here lately, I'm thinking a lot about my yard (and how terrible it looks). I really hope to pretty it up this spring. I want new planters, new plants, and maybe some new paint or stain for the deck. Hope I'll be able to make all of that happen!! I am ususally pretty bad about not prioritizing tasks like that. On one hand, it's good -- I don't let myself get bogged down with things that aren't really important. On the other hand, if it would make me feel good, I should do it -- and this WOULD make me feel good.
I've been slightly hungry for a week and a half but I'm hoping that means I'm doing this right. Doing pretty well keeping calories in-range. Woo hoo!
It's a running day - I need it!! I'm on W6D3 -- 25 minutes running. Don't know if I'll make it, but I'm going to give it a shot!!
Friday, March 09, 2012
It's been a good week, calorie-range and calorie-burning-wise. Hooray! I needed a good week. Today's meatless Friday, woo hoo! Black bean burrito, here I come!
Can't stay too long (I've already been on longer than I should, since I GAVE UP doing this for Lent, ha!), but I do want to be faithful and track stuff, and just wanted to post that I'm happy today and hoping for a loss on the scale when I weigh in -- maybe tomorrow? maybe Monday? I'll be sure to let you know!
Thx to everyone for their support on my last blog post!! You guys are great friends.
Stay motivated, do your ten minutes, and have a great weekend!
Monday, March 05, 2012
Yesterday I was in such a foul mood. No need to wonder why -- I haven't been doing my cardio. To be fair, I did have a cold again, and was home with a sick kid, but still. There's no excuse. Back at it this week.
I'm also SO sick of having calorie counts in my brain. I haven't been good about tracking since I've been "off" the SP site for Lent, but I still basically KNOW the number of calories in something, and I wish I didn't. I hate that when I eat something, I'm thinking, "this is a 'calorie-expensive' food." I'm just sick of it, and considering abadoning the practice altogether, and just going with my gut (so to speak), getting plenty of veg/fruits and lean protein... but ...I'm a little bit addicted to tracking, too.
Some of my coworkers are doing the HCG injections and an Atkins-like 'diet' (lots of pistachios throughout the day, and get this, a Zaxby's "Zalad" with extra buffaloed chicken. Very nutritious, LOL.) I have, until now, kept my mouth shut, but of course I've looked it up and it doesn't sound like a very smart way to lose weight. How do I say something without sounding like a know-it-all? I feel like even sending a link to a good article about it will seem like I'm meddling, even if I say, "I'm concerned about this diet you're on..."
Of course I'm not the best model for losing weight, since I can't seem to at all. But still.
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