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Rachel Rachel Rachel!! what are you DOING to me?!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I have been in a dinner rut for some time now. As a mom it is my job to daily come up with a new something or other for dinner. My choice would simply be to cater myself with a salad and kids can have cereal or a sandwich nightly. But, that's kind of a lazy way out. LOL

You can imagine my delight when I remembered I had Rachel Ray's 365 no repeats! I thought this would be great as I can try new recipes and also keep thing in a healthy perspective. I was trying the phase one of the Spark Menu plan but there was just simply too many repeats. I can only eat white beans on my spaghetti less than 8 times in one month!!

So having said that, I planned out my shopping list and set to work. I thought "this is going to be so great" as she literally has them listed in order. Now...for days 4, 5, 6, and 7 there are four different variations of mac-n-cheese. I could skip through the book and try different things or I could stay in order. I chose to stay in order and spread them out during the week. Yesterday I did the mac-n-cheese with broccoli. I followed the recipe exactly and when I was all done cooking at it looked at the book again.

"serves 4"

I looked at the casserole dish stuffed with a pound of elbow noodles, cheddar, and almost 3 cups of broccoli. four, huh. wow!

I had almost convinced the oldest that this was indeed a healthier version of macaroni and cheese and look at the serving size when I began putting the recipe in Spark (with my own variations of course)

800+ calories

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we cut the servings in half.

Today was Smoky Turkey Shepherd's pie. Again the book says "serves 4" again I cut the servings in half.

I just hope Rachel doesn't eat a full servings of this stuff herself and if she does...

I want her workout.


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On another note: T and I came up with a compromise. He's pretty adament on buying a house and that's all fine and dandy. So, HE'S gonna buy a house and WE will continue to take things slow. I still think he's crazy, but at least my name will be no where near the deal. Strangely enough, I feel a sudden sense of calm so I must've really be internally stressed about the thought of the idea.

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This is good. Now I won't get attached to a house that he wants to sell in 5 years anyhow and I won't feel "trapped" should things go sideways in the future. Perhaps it does sound slightly negative, but .... I have to take care of myself and my girls. Priority numero uno.

Ahhhh....I feel better. Let's see what is on the menu for Rachel tomorrow...Smoky Goucha mac n cheese with cauliflower...

"serves 4"

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RUFFIT 2/1/2012 11:24AM

    I LOVE my slow cooker!! I work all day and sometimes get home after 7pm. That is always the #1 option for me. Who wants to get home at that time and cook?? All good nutritious food too!! Take care, Moni emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 1/31/2012 9:41PM

    I understand the cooking just to find out that one serving is a full days calories!

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ENDUROVET 1/31/2012 9:17PM

    Baker is correct - of course I'm no expert in CA law, but here in TX you remain liable for debts incurred by your spouse...

I love most cooking shows, but unfortunately RR gets on my last nerve :-(


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LEAELLEN07 1/31/2012 4:39PM

    Hahaha, oh I love your cooking story. Knowledge is nutritional power!

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BAKER1009 1/31/2012 4:26PM

    Go you for trying to cook new things. I rarely do...though I try to mix things up some.

I don't want to scare you...but there are things with buying a house, if you are still married. Like, if he's buying the house, and your not putting your name anywhere on it, there can still be an impact on you. I worked in the mortgage & title industry for over 12 years, but mostly in IT. Check out the laws regarding this stuff...just to cover your butt and all. For example, if he were to pass, you could become liable for the payments. Again, not trying to scare you, just to warn you!

I'm glad that you are sticking to your guns and doing what you need to do for YOU! Love ya Cori, and just want you to be happy and feel right about everything you are doing. It seems to me, for the most part, you are happy now than you were before?? :)

Hugs,
Beth

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/31/2012 9:10AM

    I don't know if you have watched her show lately but I see a weight gain....guess she isn't cutting the servings in half. HAHAHAHAHA

I'm glad that you are not going to hop back on the T and C train. You are right that right now your focus is on you and the girls. Take things slow as that is what is needed right now. After everything that has happend he really needs to work on building that bridge to you heart again and that will not take just a few weeks. Stay strong!!

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PINETREEGIRL 1/31/2012 9:03AM

    Hahaha, you know what that makes me think of is that she was on a highly publicized diet and lost 50 pounds! Maybe the next cookbook will be different! It's fun to eat for fun...and takes time to learn how to eat for health. Guess we all have to learn, isn't that funny?

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 1/31/2012 8:58AM

    OH my goodness. This cracked me up. Sounds like halving the servings was the right choice!

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KIMBERTA99 1/30/2012 11:13PM

    OMG....now I feel guilty about how I feed my kids!!! I usually make something healthy for me and if they dont want it it is cereal or eggs or sandwiches for them!! I make a good breakfast and they take a healthy lunch but by the time it is time for dinner I am too tired to cook anything big!! The mac-cheese with broccoli sounds good but not for 800 cal!!! I am glad you are making the adjustments!

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NELLIEC 1/30/2012 11:00PM

    Maybe it means it serves four men that have heavy construction jobs!

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JOY73YL 1/30/2012 10:14PM

    There are several magazines at the Grocery store that also have menu in them that you might look over. If I remember right they came with the grocery list already for you. You will also have to adjust the serving size.

Just something you might not thought of. I used them off and on when I got tired of thinking up my own meal.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/30/2012 10:12PM

    First of all congrats on solving the house dilemma. I laughed at the recipe story. I have same problem with the "serves 2" recipes in my favorite cookbook.

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Eating myself into calm

Monday, January 30, 2012

It never works though does it?

I couldn't figure out why I was diong it. Self sabbatoging my daily workout efforts only to come home and engage in a gallon of extremely rich ice cream and potato chips.

I knew WHAT I was doing. I just couldn't stop myself from doing it or knowing why.

I think until today.



Hubs and I have been looking at houses and we had our eye on a new development. he wants a house so bad he can taste it. I didn't think I was putting much thought into it, i guess because with my year lease and no money and poor credit there wasn't much thought to put into it.

Until today. He was able through his efforts find a preapproval and get paperwork together for the earnest money and "aren't you excited/??"

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um...no. Actually I am scared to death. I'm scared this is moving too fast and will I feel trapped if we don't work out and what happens if you lose your job and we have this large house payment and what about the least and ....

He didn't take too kindly to that. Then it bacame about why I haven't stopped the divorce papers and because I'm looking for worst case scenarios and ... well, you get the idea. He did text me a few minutes ago and said he was sorry that he had his head buried in the sand for the way I felt.

I feel awful I do. Everyone tells me how I just have to make this work because "you've been together too long for it not to" and he's on 30 days of no alcohol. A very personal record and twice as long as.....ever.

So why do I feel this way? I keep trying to explain to slow down and he says he just wants to move forward and can't wait.

I know I'm doing the right thing....I know that if it feels wrong I have to do right....right?

ugh!!

Where are the dang brownies? Where is my ice-cream?? When the belly feels empty isn't that what we do????

no. no no no no....I look like some crazy old man stalker dude with wild hair and crazy eyes....no no no no STEP AWAY FROM THE ICE CREAM!!

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Goal....

Corinna dear. you lost focus already!! You must learn to take care of yourself and quit trying to cater to everyone. You said "no"....it was hard but you mustn't punish yourself for doing so.

What caused you to think clearly? Was it the fact you do run yourself into sweat driven oblivion until you want to scream at the gym? maybe.

Then I must get back there. I must run for an hour at least...then "pump some irony" and think...

but not with my belly.

think ..

and for once meditate into calm

I can do this.

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BAKER1009 1/31/2012 1:18PM

    Great blog, Cori!! Glad you are realizing why you have been doing the things you have, and how you can make it different this time. I agree with EVERY thing Kim wrote. I know about addictions all to well myself.
If it feels wrong, then do the right thing. Do it for you!!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/31/2012 9:33AM

    ok first off.....YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY WITH HIM and the person or people that are telling you that are a bunch of dumb a$$es! emoticon emoticon I can't tell you how pissed that comment makes me!! I do not care if the man spends the rest of his life without drinking. That is not a reason to stay with him...so what you would stay out of guilt? Just how the heckter is a relationship going to work based on that? emoticon
As for you two being together for as long as you have...really look back on all the years together and be honest with yourself and how many of them have been perfect and wonderful years. You and I know that we are so much alike it's scary...and out of the 7 years I was married to the sperm donor there was one year of that in which I was happy. And that was because I was taking care of Sam and I...had nothing to do with him. Unless a person has lived with an addict they will NEVER know the pain that is hidden bellow the surface. You take all the time that YOU need and screw what everyone else thinks and feels about your relatioship. DO NOT feel pushed to get back with him right at this moment. If you need the time take it...and no matter what do not give up the apartment that you are in right now. That is your safety right now and you need it. (ok, I feel like I'm on a soap box...sorry)
As for the eating...girl this reminds me of working out and going to Starbucks with the chain of smokes. LOL

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/30/2012 9:29PM

    Thanks everyone...the blog was mainly a realization of why I was sabbatoging my own exercise efforts with ice cream and chips.. (and a slight vent! LOL)

I just need to realize to not EAT my emotions and to THINK through them :o)

That's all.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/30/2012 4:23PM

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NELLIEC 1/30/2012 2:32PM

    I am praying for you. And do take time until it feels right.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/30/2012 2:06PM

    You are definitely doing the right thing. Go with what is in your heart & from what I am hearing it is telling you to take it slow. That is the smart thing. My ex was an alcoholic & a drug addict. They want instant gratification & if they can't get it from their regular fix, they will search elsewhere to find it. Don't get yourself trapped into a situation you may regret! Been there-done that-didn't work for me. My heart goes out to you! Hugs!!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 1/30/2012 12:09PM

    I didn't know you were back with him. I thought you and the girls had settled down,,,,painted ur place and were happy. So i guess I've missed some blogs. So yeah I am confused. :(

Running to food is what we do when we are not sure of our own emotions or how to handle them. Have you journaled out what whats, and come to the conclusion, of whats best? 30 days may be HIS personal best, but in all actuality 30 days is NOT much hon. I have 11 yrs under me, and until I hit my 5th YEAR I would NOT of asked this of anyone. It was just to shakey. Thats my story.

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ENDUROVET 1/30/2012 9:47AM

    "Pump some irony" - love it!

Honey, you do what you have to do & don't be so hard on yourself! Of course I'm completely talking out of my a$$ since I only know what I read here, but sounds to me like Tom is trying to rush you into a "commitment" you're NOT ready for, & for the best of reasons! (I know after P & my all-too-brief separation - I let him come back WAY TOO SOON; we had a lot of issues to work through which remain to this day, they're vivid stumbling blocks.)
& I, too, have a bad habit of "stuffing down" my feelings instead of talking it out.

Hang in there, trust your instincts.
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TRESSA48 1/30/2012 6:58AM

    Corinna, I'm sorry things are so stressful for you right now. I hope it gets better for you soon. Isn't it funny how we all turn to "comfort" food in times of stress. I like your plan for running and meditation. All the best. Remember we are here for you if you need to vent.

Hugs

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"Isn't she too tall for ballet?"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As a mom of three teenage girls, I take great care in the building of self esteem. I don't do it lightly either. I know that in today's media crazed society and the immense amount of peer influences surrounding my girls I have to take my mission to a high priority level.

I have always stressed to them the HEALTHY diet versus FAD diets and scams.

I have always tried to keep them busy with some form of exercise, even if through school or play.

I tell them every day how beautiful they are. Every single day. and how much I love them.

I was prepared for this. Even when beginning my own weight loss journey I strive to promote healthy image through example. They've caught me a few times though... "oh mom...you compain about your butt so let me complain about my curly hair..." In the end though, I try to keep it real for them.

What I hadn't expected over the years though is every place the criticims come from. I thought the negative imagery was only from the media or other young peers struggling with their own deflated esteems.

I didn't expect to have to protect from my own family members.

It's crazy. Over the years my oldest was told my "a" family member that her butt was too big. Teased by another about her curly hair. And every time I would stand up and have to reaffirm how pretty she is and each time it was harder as she would brainwash herself into believing the criticisms of others. Now mind you, it's not as if the comments were made by trophy wives or things of beauties themselves...just your average family member who have nothing better to do but criticize the life of anyone else to avoid their own misery.

As a teenager she struggled with independance and her grades. Only recently I have discovered she is probably ADD (attention deficit) and I thought about this...Yes, she probably is and No...I would have never put her on meds or traded anything in...You see, and we've discussed this BECAUSE she probably is does mean she is messy (and I don't mean slightly) It does mean she has a hard time focusing.....however, she is also one of the brightest and creative people I know. Because we acknowlege this and because I spent the past three semesters with her in school, I am proud to say that my "big butt, curly hair'd, probably won't finish high school troublemaker" is now on the President's Honor Roll in school and is deciding on which University to attend in the fall. She works out with me frequently and has learned to love her hair...although she still hates some body parts...

My middle love was born at pretty close to 11 pounds. All her life I've had people ask me "should you put her on a diet now as she was born so big?" I kid you not. I rebelled. Why would you automatically belittle someone for the way they were born? Again, I strived to maintain good self esteem. My third one came right after her and she was born long, slender, and with a major attitude.

The hardest parts of keeping those two up were against each other. When ever they became angry my youngest would scream at how fat the middle one was. As always it wsa my job to instill manners and positive imagery.....without gleefully beating the crap outof the 3rd one. LOL

Over the years, I've watched D2 blossom into arts, music and scholar. Her goal is Harvard or such and her Dad and I are trying to save now because we know by her personality....she'll do it! She maintains a very good grade average (4.2 out of 4) and strives for perfection. Sounds great doesn't it? It is....until I find myself with:

me: "yes, and she does ballet and tap"

family member: "isn't she too tall for ballet/"
(She's almost 5'9" at 14)

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Where do these limitations COME from? Too tall for ballet? Too clumsy for cheer (3rd daughter....she has my clutzilla skills)

To this I respond:



I love the way she thinks! She takes pictures from the most unique perspective. I worry about her. I worry about all my girls. I know they will be okay as I know every day I will keep striving to build up what even the most well intentioned try to tear down.

I guess what I want to share in this long ramble is how much harder it is to build UP good self esteem than it is to tear down. Remember the cheer suicide? It made the front page of the Sunday Sacramento Bee....The suicides are the highest it's ever been. So people, hold hands, look around and THINK before you say. Encourage your nieces, nephews, cousins, 2nd cousins, daughters and sons don't criticize them. Remember: it takes at least seven acts of niceness to make up for ONE act of cruelty. (Sierra College Class/PSYCH101)

In the meantime, I will keep building up esteems. After all I've got to count on these three to take care of me when I'm older....LOL



She will be getting her Associates in May :o)


I love the way my "too tall" ballerina thinks.


I am often told "wow, I would never expect her to be a cheerleader, she's a clutz"
They've won 1st place 3x now.

I will keep believing in them, even when they don't believe in themselves.

  
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DIANEDOESSMILES 1/26/2012 12:17AM

    My nephew age 18, 4 yrs ago, committed suicide,,,, it hurts ,,,it hurts. Some kid at school said a cruel remark in passing,,, something passing,,, to this day,,,we feel it was NOT meant and that Adam was just being sensitive.

Now I have GD whos in HS. I DO BUILD her UP at EVERY CHANCE I GET ! ALL THE TIME ! OFTEN ! We DO NEED to watch the kids ! TY for watching URS !

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RUFFIT 1/25/2012 3:10PM

    Great Jub being a loving caring Mom!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/25/2012 3:05PM

    Your girls are lucky to have such an great Mom. You remind me of mine! She was there to help me through the awkward years (and still is). Sorry to hear that family is helping to contribute to the stress of growing up, but with such a strong foundation and an amazing role model, they will no doubt continue to be the amazing women you have raised them to be.

Thanks for being an amazing Mom!

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VICKLET31 1/25/2012 9:58AM

    Awww..they are awesome! Great blog - I wish my mom had thought this way when I was younger!!!

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JORDANA84 1/25/2012 9:22AM

    Wow you have beautiful daughters and I hope they realize what an awesome mom they have!! Great blog

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/25/2012 9:11AM

    Cori my three nieces are the best in the world. Not only did I get to pick them to be my "family" they picked me and Sammy. From the moment I found you, T and the girls I knew that as parents I wanted to be JUST LIKE YOU! From day one you and T always showed all your girls (even the GS) that they are the most important and that nothing the world tells them can stop them from completing what they set their hearts on. I am SO proud of all 3 of the girls, for everything that they do. I miss them and you daily. I miss coming over and just hanging and hearing the girls run through the house! Dang it one of us really needs to win the lotto here so we can buy lots of land and put a house on each end for one another...we could have a "Coffee house/gym" in the middle. HAHAHAHA
You tell my 3 angels that Aunt Kim loves them for everything thing they are and to not listen to anything negative people say. I see all the beauty in them and know they all will be wonderful at what they choice!

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BAKER1009 1/25/2012 8:25AM

    Lovely blog Cori! You're an awesome mom! Thanks for the reminder, though, too!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/25/2012 1:57AM

    aw thanks everyone...the whole point was to remind everyone to be kind even to our own loved ones. the blog was inspired when at my daughter's cheer competition someone mentioned a 'bigger" girl at cheer...I was stumped. here I was watching this amazing girl do FULL BODY FLIPS when I can't even do a cartwheel and that's what they saw.

Just mind boggling. I truly believe that if we took the time to build and encourage....wow what we could accomplish!!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/25/2012 12:13AM

    Mine is an MD and sometimes she still needs the reassurance of her worth. You are an AWESOME mom. If I'd had you, I would be the Grand Empress of the Universe instead of just a bossy, directive woman...

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ALYSSA318 1/24/2012 11:16PM

    Truly inspiring blog. I wish there were more people in this world who believed and acted upon this.

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LEAELLEN07 1/24/2012 9:50PM

    What a great mom you are!! I wish my mom had encouraged me like that instead of discouraging me (I was too heavy to run cross country she said).
You're a beautiful mom with three gorgeous girls. Great blog.

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LYNNA7499 1/24/2012 9:27PM

  Great blog! Your daughters are gorgeous and will continue to do great things. You are doing a great job promoting positive images for them. I'm sorry you have to deal with tough family members. It is tough enough out there that you shouldn't have to worry about family comments too.

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NELLIEC 1/24/2012 7:49PM

    You have beautiful daughters. I've never heard of anyone being too tall for ballet!

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 1/24/2012 7:41PM

    A great blog and your daughters are gorgeous and talented and can do anything their hearts desire!!

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CHANGINGELAINE 1/24/2012 5:47PM

    This is a GREAT blog and you are an AWESOME mom!! Your daughters are all beautiful and I can tell how proud you are of them. Sorry some family members say stupid comments.
Parenting can be such an overwhelming job but a extremely rewarding one.
Thanks for sharing!

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Sexercise

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Exercise is a lot of like sex.

You huff and you puff and work out forever for that ten second affirmation at the end. Then we go and do it again.

Taht's right. I went there.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


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THESHELBSTER 1/24/2012 5:47PM

    Ha! Ha! I love it.

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JORDANA84 1/24/2012 2:11PM

    Haha too funny!! Sex IS like exercise, that's for sure.... Well, if the effort is being put in by both people! emoticon


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SCOTMAMA 1/24/2012 11:48AM

    For my DH it's more like 15 MINUTES before he even knows who he is -- a great time to ask for things! lol

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Love it!!

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RUFFIT 1/23/2012 10:20AM

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BAKER1009 1/23/2012 10:02AM

    It is a great way to burn calories. It's one of those methods where it is "fun" (most of the time, lol) to burn off calories. Much like swimming for me, or sledding in the winter time.
I got plenty of sexercise in this weekend!! LOL!!
Love ya!

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VIAFREE 1/23/2012 7:53AM

    LOL my affirmation is more like 27 minutes, it takes that long to catch my breath!
have a great Monday

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NEEDSINCENTIVE 1/23/2012 2:23AM

    Glad you "went there" sis! emoticon I love burning off the calories... now if only I kept track of the intake... will work on it!

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KATHIERAE 1/22/2012 11:16PM

    OMG! So VERY true!!! emoticon

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HEAVENLYANG21 1/22/2012 9:00PM

    Hahaha Awesome!

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ENDUROVET 1/22/2012 8:37PM

    Ten seconds?!?!?

Remind me what that's like again...

(off to work up my own blog post)

But seriously, I am EVER so happy for you dear!!!

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RUNNINGAL425 1/22/2012 7:25PM

    Cute!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/22/2012 6:14PM

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ANDEENNATE 1/22/2012 4:45PM

    Love it!

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CAMROLA 1/22/2012 4:00PM

    Brilliant! LOL Another good way to burn calories...



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CLAIRECLARK2 1/22/2012 2:43PM

    Bahahaha! So true!! LOL

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TML-2012 1/22/2012 2:12PM

    So funny :) I actually have a book of my Mother's from an Exercise Guru called Bonnie Prudden. She was far ahead of her time. She has a chapter in the book called Sexercise and these are exercises that get you in shape for Sex while also getting you thin. She has one "butterflies" which involves hip rotations and internal muscle contraction/release combinations.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/22/2012 12:19PM

    OH MY GOODNESS....you my dear are the BEST! I will think about this everytime I workout now. LOL emoticon

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LEAELLEN07 1/22/2012 12:06PM

    Love it! Happy weekend!

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ALICIA214 1/22/2012 11:56AM

 

Hmm!! fun and games , always a good bet.

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The Cala Lilly pic

Sunday, January 15, 2012



Those are the flowers that arrived yesterday.

Today went like a blur. I almost feel like I couldn't tell you what I did today, ya know?

I did make it to the gym but it was a little harder today. My mind was full of ambitious thoughts of how to transform my body into that of Jennifer Aniston's overnight. I got on the treadmill and set up my iPod to it and as I didn't charge it, ended up atching the 49ers play. I felt for sure that the soreness from this weeks workout would wear off as I pressed on, but it didn't. I did my 30 mintues but not with as much effort and heartfelt ambition as I went on it with.

I sat down to work on my triceps, 50 lbs ....good reps, easy peasy. Went to show my daughter how to do the crunches....um...couldn't even bend back!! Yup, that piloga class that I thought did nothing? did SOMETHING.

My food, however....right on track.

tomorrow we are taking the youngest for another cheer competition. She has two this month and I am very thankful they are close to our home. Driving 4 hours away to get there by 8am stinks skunk butt. LOL

I'm tired....

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TWNOMWE 1/24/2012 2:59PM

    emoticon flowers.
Yes driving fours get some pain in the butt however it is worth it.

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ENDUROVET 1/18/2012 10:57PM

    Didn't get caught up in time to compliment YOUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!!

They are awesome, hope they lasted a while...

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BAKER1009 1/18/2012 9:21AM

    You're so funny Cori! The flowers are beautiful! Keep pushing, it will get easier, just be careful not to over do it!

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PINETREEGIRL 1/17/2012 10:59AM

    Hey, Jennifer Aniston? Pffffft. You're doing it--you got your own thing going!
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PEPPYPATTI 1/16/2012 4:19PM

    Those Lilies are absolutely beautiful! I am partial to Gardenias. Hugs!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/16/2012 9:07AM

    Your flowers are beautiful and you deserve them and so much more. I'm so happy that you are getting spoiled again. Maybe you two should just live apart for a little longer and "date" some more. It just seems like you both are doing good with things the way they are. Love you bunches!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/15/2012 9:02PM

    Love those flowers!

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GRANNYSUE9 1/15/2012 6:49PM

    Love the flower arrangement! They are beautiful!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/15/2012 6:44PM

    The lilies are beautiful! Wow! 50lb is quite a lot to lift! Well done! emoticon

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RICKEFFEL 1/15/2012 3:14PM

    Beautiful! (all around)

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SCOTMAMA 1/15/2012 12:12PM

    Gorgeous flower arrangement, who'd have thought to put cala's with roses? but they look divine!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/15/2012 11:11AM

    Gorgeous flowers! Ah the sacrifices we make for our kids... Mine's a grown up doctor now, so the investment pays off.

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ESILBO 1/15/2012 11:09AM

    WOW, LOVE THOSE FLOWERS...JUST NEED THE DH TO GO WITH...LOL
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 1/15/2012 10:57AM

    Pretty flowers!
Sorry about the sore muscles.
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Julee

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SALSIFY 1/15/2012 10:44AM

    Well done for getting down the gym!

Those flowers are beautiful as well.

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CAMROLA 1/15/2012 10:12AM

    Gorgeous flowers! Good work on keeping up with the workouts--consistency is key!

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WW_KAREN 1/15/2012 9:37AM

    Beautiful flowers. Kudos to your DH!

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GRAMMAMARY 1/15/2012 8:49AM

    you have to think one day at a time. Unfortunately there is no magic to get us where we want to be and what we want to look like right away. If you are just getting back into exercising regularly the soreness might indicate you overdid it a little bit. enjoyed seeing a picture of the flowers.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/15/2012 8:11AM

    beautiful calla lillies! enjoy them!

sorry about your hurting muscles :(

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KIMBERTA99 1/15/2012 1:03AM

    Those are some really beautiful flowers!! WOW!!

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