Thursday, November 04, 2010
So, my husband has obviously taken notice to the pitcher of water I try to keep in the refrigerator daily to help me fulfill my eight 8 oz glasses of water. He thinks that is too much I guess because I seem to make too many trips to the potty. I received the following link from him in an e-mail:
Truth be told, eight 8 oz glasses does seem to be quite a bit for me, especially during the colder months. When it is hot out or I've done some tremendous exercising, it's obviously easier to drink more water. Six 8 oz. glasses seems to be a comfortable daily intake for me. Lately, I haven't been too hard on myself about it....just trying to get in the six glasses and I usually don't drink much else than the water.
So what is everyone's opinion on this and the link I provided above? Anxious to hear your thoughts!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hi All! WoW, I haven't blogged since last Tuesday! Bad Me! (LOL!)
Last week I had to go through my almost 4 yr old's closet and drawers because she didn't have any Fall clothes to wear. Well, I ended up getting 3 bins of 4T clothes from the attic and washing it all/hanging it out on the line to dry. Then, I had to box up all the 3T clothes to save for either my niece or my sister's friend. That box has yet to make it to the attic. Then, I had to go through my closet and exchange the summer clothes for Fall ones, as well as swap out the shoes. And then the other day I had my 7 year old try on a bunch of pants because I had a feeling there was a lot she has outgrown....yes I was correct. So then a bin for size 7/8 clothes was created to save for my almost 4 year old. The vicious cycle of clothes, I tell ya!
So, all of that took up a good chunk of my week. I haven't stepped on the elliptical since 10/4. I need to get back on there and soon! I've been really good about getting in my daily eight glasses of water. Except for yesterday, which broke my streak, darn it! I've also been trying to turn to fruits and veggies as snack alternatives, which does not always work for me. Case in point, I tool a container of baby carrots, my water and a fruit & grain bar with me this morning while shopping-left it in the car. I bought 2 bags of Kit Kats as a back-up for trick or treat (I already bought individual pretzel bags for trick or treat). Anyway, I ate all my carrots and drank 1/2 my water in the car before heading to the next store to order my daughter's birthday cake. Of course, I opened that darn bag of Kit Kats! So, I am MAD at myself for falling into that trap, but will hide the bags so that I don't go back there again!
As I mentioned, my youngest daughter's birthday is next week. We are having her party (just family) this Sunday. I'm anxious about it just because I feel like there is still so much to do. On top of all the laundry, cleaning the house this past week, I had to buy my other daughter's Brownie uniform and iron on all the patched. She had her first meeting last night and they came home with a brochure of to sell nuts, chocolate covered pretzels (etc.) and magazines. Yeah. Tonight she is going to a bring-a-friend-night at her friends dance class. I am allowing her to try it out, but have already informed her that we do not have the extra money for dance class, so she understands. She is already in Brownies and church choir and wants to take piano lessons. I often wonder how work outside the home Mom's juggle all of this stuff! I am a SAHM (stay at home Mom) and I have trouble handling it all. My husband doesn't understand at all how I can't get it all done. And then we argue and, well....stress!
All I know is that I am doing the best I can. I am always trying to keep things clean around here (and losing the battle most days) and somehow trying to get healthy. I feel really bad that I haven't fit in my elliptical this past week. However, I had a follow-up Dr. appointment today and their scale confirmed a 2lb loss since a different Dr. visit last week. So maybe the housework is considered exercise after all? I never know how to track that here on SP? I am currently waiting for the Dr's office to call me back about my blood test results (cholesterol levels), which they never received from the place I had my blood drawn last Tuesday. I'm hoping I don't have to get my blood drawn again because I hate it!
Well, I've jibber-jabbered enough for today. I just wanted to let all my Spark friends know that I am still trying to move forward, even though I feel like I've sliiped backwards this past week. I hope to have some more computer time soon and get back to visiting the teams and blogging regularly.
Have a great week all!
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
So I went to get blood drawn this morning to have my cholesterol checked, among some other things. As I was sitting in the waiting room I read an article in Woman's Day magazine about avoiding holiday weight gain. I knew I had to share this with my fellow team mates doing the 12 Weeks 'til Christmas Challenge! Here is the link, tell me what you all think!
Here is bonus article I found online:
Halloween has always been a rough time for me because I am a chocoholic. (especially near that T.O.M.) A few weeks ago I bought individual packages of pretzels to hand out and decided that closer to trick-or-treat night I will buy a bag or two of candy to add to what I will hand out. That's all great and fine, but I have a 3 and 7 year old who will be trick or treating and bringing the candy home. And my 7 year old is allergic to peanuts, so all those yummy Reese's peanut butter cups usually end up in my tummy (or my husband's). So, this year I need a plan to stay away from the candy!
As for Thanksgiving, we usually have dinner at my parents house, so we don't have any leftovers around my house. Christmas, well, I just might not make cookies this year and try to find a healthier alternative. I've got to come up with a plan now, or by December 31st I will either be the same weight I am now, or gained more!
Let's all try to stay away from this holiday Bermuda Triangle!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
This morning I felt motivated and optimistic, so I decided to walk to the pharmacy instead of drive there to pick up a prescription I needed. It was a 20 minute walk there and back. As soon as I got home, I refilled my water bottle that I had taken with me and got on the elliptical for another 20 minutes. I was feeling pretty good. As the day wore on, my IBS was creeping back again, so I decided that I needed to tackle some paperwork, so that's what I did.
Today's Pros and Cons:
PROS~ Did 40 minutes of cardio, took my multi-vitamin, drank eight (8oz) glasses of water (that pitcher trick is sure working for me!), I went through paperwork on my desk and feel a little more organized and I gained a Spark Buddy for the next 12 weeks in the 12 weeks 'til Christmas Challenge!
CONS~ I wanted to do some strength training, but did not fit that in. I'm baking brownies as I type this, so I hope I can resist and use them for the reason I intended - to put in as a lunch snack for my kids & hubby's lunches this week.
Good Luck to everyone in the 5% Challenge on drinking their daily amount of water this week!
Best Wishes to everyone in the 12 Weeks 'Til Christmas Challenge on pairing up with a buddy!
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