Friday, April 06, 2012
I'm still not sure why I was binging on sweets the way I was. Tuesday, I hit an emotional trigger when I saw one of the contestants on the Biggest Loser's preview start on it though..(chris) For a flash, I felt like her and so I felt for her. Weird, I know. But, the eating, although still way out of control calorie wise is settling down nutritionally.
I, for fun, tried Veganism. It was supposed to be for two week as I heard on the news it would boost energy and blood flow. Admittdly I do feel much more energized the past few days and I am glad as I also started taking the Pill again. Women over 40 should to help prevent certain cancers etc. I was worried that the Pill may have some sort of "blues" affect or weight gain, but so far so good. Again, if anything I feel pretty mellow.
Some of the recipes were tasty. I made this vegan lasagne. You blend soft tofu with spinach, onions and some spices and spread the mixture in layers of the noodles and sauce. I also added mushrooms, and eggplant to really make it a garden style. Then on the top I used the Vegan mozzerella. We all looked at this dish suspicously like it could harm us in some way LOL...but it wsa really good! My youngest had 3 helpings which is more than my regular lasagne ..
Some of the recipes though...
towards the 2nd week, my middle daughter says "can we have ribs now?"
So, veganism is out of this house. Flexitarian stays :o)
And speaking of comings and goings hubby's lease is up. He's been dry and his behavior reflects such. I'm so glad. Not just for us, but for HIM. He almost seems like he's happy and let me tell you; that's something I haven't seen him in in a looong time. As my lease is for a full year he will be slowly moving his stuff over here. But the kitchen stays pink. I'm pretty firm on that. LOL Hey, don't judge, I have my reasons. We will be looking for us a house as I just received a call that as long as our old house doesn't haunt us with the foreclosure date, we can get a prequal letter reflecting a summer closing ..
keep prayers on that one!!
My oldest is still awaiting news from her dream University. I really hope they take her. She's been doing so well herself the past couple of years. I can't believe she'll have her Associates next month. She said she doesn't want a party ... I think she's crazy! LOL Party party party with some vegan lasagne!! woot woot!
I found some socks today. Seems the oldest took ALL of our sox with her to Chicago (don't ask...really, just don't) I thought I was going crazy looking for those things!!
So, hidden pair claimed I put on my shoes and will be heading over to the gym to get in a nice brisk 30 minute cardio. My Spring break is about over and the girls begin today!! yeay yeay yeay :o)
1. I've got to learn to meditate or just be. I still struggle with "hey I'm upset" so I need to learn when I am. **personal hint to self** If ya have a tub of chocolate frosting in your hand, you may be upset about something.
2. I really want to lose more than 10 lbs in a year. I guess that goes with the yo yo outlook, so I guess goal number two is to STAY FOCUSED!!
3. It doesn't matter what workout DVD I'm doing, as long as I do one!! I need to quit obsessing over starting one "on Monday" and sticking with the program and ...JUST DO IT GIRL!!
4. Just because I don't know what to eat, doesn't mean I have to eat everything.
4a. If I go over in calories, does NOT give me free range of calories for the day.
OBKB, I know I'm upset at myself for not achieving ONE single run this year. (mainly $$$$$) but there is a run coming up for the local school. I am going to sign up for that..It's in May. I'm probably not doing the Bay to Breakers this year which breaks my heart.
Have a happy Easter everyone. Hope we all find our happy place inside and get to where we want to be.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ugh what a horrid number for me. I say thins because of how proud I was of getting to 169. I am going to keep going I said.
It's my own fault really. Binging on a whole can of chocolate frosting will do that to you. or several.
The thing is I can't even tell you why. I wanna say "oh, I'm just being lazy" or I dunno....I can blame it on lack of time for midterms? I can blame it on the lack of time for kids, and hubby demanding HIS time (good lord don't get me started...LOL) i can blame it on the rain, why does this blog all of sudden sound like
I mean I really don't know. all I know is that it needs to stop and NOW.
so, as of today I'm not going to tell you what I'm going to do...only what I've done.
Guess I better go do something then.
Wish me luck!!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
That's how long since I've done anything. maybe longer.
I've Sparked daily but for some reason I've just been blah. I can blame my bladder infection, or not feeling well, or lack of time, but I know like anything else it all comes down to me.
I've got to get this togerher, This is supposed to be my year!!
Food wise...I've been averaging a good 2000 calories or more. again, so not like me. Again, I've got to get this together.
It wsa unanimously decided that the Rachel Ray cookbook be put to rest. No one wsa ever in agreeance with her foods (there was always at least one person who refused to eat) and the serving sizes were horrible as noted in a previous blog.
We've been trying recipes out of the Eat Healthy Lose wight magazine.
So far the Medditerannian Quessadillas are the winner. everyone loved them.
The BBQ beans turkey meatball casserole was "liked" but "bland" I only liked the meatballs myself.
I tried downloading pics...but I think my computer may be having issues.
Okay...so I need to get my head back in a happy place.
just looking at that makes me tired.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Seems like everyone is trying to get as far away from 2011 as possible. LOL
Guess what I did? Yup. Now I don't have to tell ya. hahahahah
I have been feeling a little more down than I thought I would about not re-registering for school. I don't know why I didn't think of it before, or maybe I had and I dunno...so I went through yesterday and literally requested add codes for every single available Sierra online class out there. Every single one...which was like 50.
I'm now in "Intro to sustainable agriculture!" LOL I'll take it. I was a week behind, but after my cardio at the gym today I came home and I think other than reading banged it all out. I have a quiz due by 5pm and well, that should be interesting!! LOL
I still don't know what I'm going to go for and honestly at this point, I think I just ant a degree. I just want to say "I finished what I started" degree.
Now. February. I have not lost my 10 lbs in Januray...and I don't think I can lose 20 in February!! sooooo, I guess this means I better kick my own arse and get to work.
Yes, I changed my name back. I just really like Hopefulhippo guys...I really do. Hippos are cool. Maybe I'll change it to Happyhippo, but it's gonna be hippo dang it!!
Oh! I found this pic on another blog and I have to share it. so freaking cool...
well, I think for "fun" I'm going to finish up my to do list, then maybe hit the gym one more time! My goal is to try and hit as many minutes as my friend, Kim. She's been kicking a$$ and taking names...what an inspiration!
OH and I've decided since I missed my run in Januray and this negates my resolution of running one run a month, I would find an additional run this month :o)
So, choco run on the 12th and....I'll go look...Oh and I got jury duty...THAT should be interesting.
have a fan freaking tastic Hump Day and 1st of February everyone!!!!
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