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Is today going to be better than yesterday?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Answer: I sure hope so! Yesterday started out bad and pretty much stayed that way. I walked to get my son from school and that was the high point of my day! It has been unusually cool here and it was very refreshing to go for a nice little walk to get my son. I had so many disappointments yesterday and I ate horribly! I ate breakfast (yeah!), but I missed lunch and dinner was horrible. Friday is payday and the available cash is getting low. But, I had just the right amount to pay for snacks at the kid's baseball game last night and have $3 left over (there is a little left in the bank, but that doesn't count in my available cash amount). So, I am thinking good, I've got a little emergency money. Dinner for my husband and I is hard on baseball nights, the kids get dinner after the game (parents take turns buying hot dog packs or an entire pizza from the snack bar). Hubby will often eat whatever the kids get (there is almost always at least 1 kid missing so he eats thier hot dog or slice of pizza). Okay this story is getting out of hand, so anyways in the mail yesterday I get a coupon for 69 cent tacos al carbon at El Pollo Loco. I look these up on thier nutritional information and they are an actual, for real, good choice. The are low in fat, the chicken is grilled, the tortillas are corn and have not been fried. So I'm thinking HIGH POINT OF MY DAY! Yippee I'm gettin' a taco for dinner!!! Just before the game I go and check my wallet to make sure the snack money is in there and lo and behold $4 is missing!!! What the HECK!! "Honey did you take the $4 out of my wallet?" "YEAH"! What followed was not pretty. I was MAD! So not only did I lose my taco money, I am now $1 short of what I need for baseball! I cried, I cried over an extremely frustrating day and not getting my taco! DH is still in the dog house-oh, the reason he felt he needed our cash-so he could buy A SODA AND A CINNAMON BUN!!!!! So, today is Kindergarten graduation and a Cold Stone Ice Cream after for a celebration-Oh and silly me it is also Older Daughter's 5th birthday-Happy Birthday KK! I checked the nutritional information and have two choices in mind in case our Cold Stone currently doesn't have one of them. I hope they have the lemon sorbet in-it's my favorite! And relatively reasonable in the calorie, fat and carbs range. Actually it is a lot of carbs, oh well. We are celebrating two very important occasions. Still a busy day, but I will fit in the exercise-I now have 3 teams doing calorie challenges and I have suggested it to two others to help "fire up" kind of slow teams! Gotta do my part!!! Okay, everyone have a great day!!

  
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JOANNAMARIE 6/11/2009 11:40PM

    Oh men! Mine has done the same thing to me... But remember his good points. And really, it will do him no harm to stay in the dog house a little longer :)

Joanna

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/11/2009 2:40PM

    The good thing about really bad days is that you KNOW the next one just HAS to be better because it can't get much worse! So enjoy your better day today than yesterday...really wish I could be there instead of stuck at work! :-( boohoooo!!

But really looking forward to celebrating KK's b-day! Can't wait...give her a birthday kiss and hug from Aunt Kristen to fill in until Saturday!

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JENZZ22 6/11/2009 12:19PM

    Oh, sounds like yesterday was bad, so today WILL be better! Have fun celebrating with the graduation and birthday!
Jenifer

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KELLYNELSO 6/11/2009 11:36AM

    It WILL be better than yesterday. And all those other yesterdays when you let the day's disappointments stop YOU from taking care of YOU. After all the craziness going on in your life I still hear you choosing to walk, choosing to make good food decisions. How amazing that in spite of all that is stressful around you , you are STILL in it to win it!

(Keep the DH in the doghouse a little longer emoticon)

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Crabby kids, husband lost his key, I'm tired...It's going to be a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I had the idea to get up early today and try to get a bunch of stuff done early. Dishes, the bracelet we are making for my son's teacher, laundry and exercise. I did a load of dishes. I had to spend 20 minutes helping my husband find his keys to his work truck, because instead of clipping them to his pants like he usually does he left them lying around somewhere. Turns out he left them on the rocking chair where I had set my notebook and they had slid underneath. (I have a "fitness notebook", exercises I have seen in fitness magazines that looked like they would be effective or fun and I go through every so often and pick out new exercises to try (mostly strength training). My son has been on an hour long whine fest because he refused to go to sleep last night. For three hours we kept telling him to get back in bed, quit talking to us, quit playing with toys, that he would be very tired for school today. He didn't comply until sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 and was up and dressed by 5:45 this morning. Now he is a major grumpy pants. The little one spilled her cereal after whining for 10 min. that she needed a chair to sit on-she has a chair!! What she was going on about who knows! The middle one had us digging through the trash to find the beads for the teachers bracelet. I couldn't find them last night and knew she was the culprit. So she tells us this morning they are in the trash! WHAT!! The beads are on a thread and she was swinging them on her arm and they flew into the trash can!! So, we dug them out and washed them off. I'm starting to feel the grumps coming on myself. Still so much to do today and not a very good start. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it today! OOps gotta go WWIII just broke out between Son and older daughter-sounds like biting was involved!!!???? Great haven't had that problem for about 2 years!

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/10/2009 4:38PM

    OMG Heather sounds like you have your hands full today.
Have a stress busting workout later (if you have the energy) emoticon

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TOK2ME 6/10/2009 4:02PM

    I guess it won't help if I say, "It could be worse"? I feel your frustrations and am glad you have a place to vent here with the rest of us. I think I might just be frustrated enough right now that I would laugh uncontrollably--like a maniac.

Good luck!

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KING*GET*FIT 6/10/2009 12:44PM

    Days like this are day where you have to make a choice as to whether you should laugh or cry. I recommend laughing. It makes you feel a whole lot better.

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MEOWALITTLE 6/10/2009 12:37PM

    Good luck today! As others have said, exercise is the key, but of course that's always hard when you have so much to do! If I start to feel like "the mood" is coming on because of events I will try and stop and spend 5 mins doing something fun. For example the kids and I will try and sing a song together, like the 12 days of Christmas (we mostly remember it) or play a quick game. The kids always find a way to make me laugh and it renews me! Hope you have a wonderfully productive day and you'll be laughing about your morning by the end.



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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/10/2009 11:10AM

    I so feel you!!! We all have days like that sometimes but just remember there's nothing better to chase away the grumps like a super-intense cardio workout. I think Tae-Bo just might be the answer!!! Kick and punch out some of that frustration!

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KELLYNELSO 6/10/2009 11:08AM

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Days like those are the ones where you just want everyone to get where they are going so you can put the stress into your exercises. Aren't you glad you have that option now?

Take a deep breath and let out all that crabbiness. Maybe you can have some crabby salad for lunch???

Hugs and laughter ar coming from me to you in hopes that your day is on the improve by the time you see this.

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Tired today, but inspired too!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I need more sleep or something. I drank too, too, much water yesterday in the evening-oooops. It didn't help either that the 2.5 year old climbed into my bed last night and kept kicking me. Yesterday I discovered I had forced 4 inches of my waist and 6 inches off my hips. Inspired by this discovery I decided to try on a pair of swim shorts my sister gave me last year. They are boy style, but still super cute (they are brown (flatering) with a cute hawaiian pattern with mickey mouse in it on the sides). Last year when I tried to put them on I couldn't get them past my super sized hips. This year, about 10 pounds, or so, ago, I tried them on again. They went past the hips, but not around them-I couldn't get them closed!! So, today I dig up the shorts. Lo and behold-THEY FIT!! They closed, they stayed closed, they were a tiny bit tight, but not unreasonably so-in 5 pounds it won't be a problem at all!! So, Friday I am going out and finding a cute swim top to go with my new swim shorts!! Can't wait!! So, so excited that they fit!! Okay, so now I have got to get to work-I still have tons of exercise to do today to make those shorts look even cuter!!

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/10/2009 5:04AM

    emoticon Heather.
Isn't a great feeling when that happenss?!
Enjoy your shopping spree
Luv
Caz
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KING*GET*FIT 6/10/2009 12:52AM

    Congratulations!

I have board shorts and love them. I also have a swimming top that is short sleeved. I like to be covered because I burn so easy and this is what I'm comfortable in. I do wear a regular suit underneath though.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 6/10/2009 12:38AM

    Isn't that a great feeling! congratulations.

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MCLYMORE 6/9/2009 11:56PM

    Awesome news. I know that is a great feeling. Keep up the good work, a new wardrobe may be lurking around the corner!

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DAISY6871 6/9/2009 10:14PM

    Yay!!!! isn't that the most exciting feeling? :) I'm SO super happy for you. It's so great to see your hard work paying off, isn't it? :) Keep it up you're doing great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-DEBY- 6/9/2009 8:25PM

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/9/2009 7:22PM

    Woohoo!!! I know when I passed those along to you the thought was pretty much "yeah right - maybe someday I'll be able to make them work!!" and here you are - wearing those super cute Mickey swimshorts! YAHOOO!!! Now's the perfect time to get out there and find the top to go with them...

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REGI65 6/9/2009 7:02PM

    Woohoo... Gratz! You are doing awesome! emoticon

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JESSIEW84 6/9/2009 6:51PM

    Wow, what great success! Congrats on some new trunks and good luck finding a top!

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Sunday Slump/Manic Monday!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sunday is my worst day! It is my day off and I always take that too far. I eat too much and move too little. Yesterday I got busy sewing and didn't even take that walk I was planning. I had fun sewing though. My daughter is having a Tinkerbell birthday party this weekend and I finished making Pixie skirts (out of tulle) for all the girls and Peter Pan hats out of felt for the boys and I worked on the quilt top for my husband's quilt. Lots of sewing!!Now it is Monday and I am fighting the urge to run around my house like a chicken without her head and try to get everything done-including my workouts!! Gonna hafta work harder on that organization thing and getting things done on a schedule. To mess everything up even more-this week is the last week of school and my son's school has decided that all the kindergarten classes will meet together this week! 6 kindergarten classes all between 18 and 30 students meeting at the same time!! So, my son has to go to early k-garten this week instead of the later session I am used to!! EEeeek!! Now I am half way through my day and have only washed one load of laundry! And that breakfast thing I was working on, you know~actually eating breakfast, out the window today! I ate a can of peaches on the way out the door to take my nephew to school, before picking up my son from school! Hmph, not a good way to start the day. Oh well, hey, the good news is when I measured this morning I found out that 4 inches are missing from my waist and 6 inches from my hips since I started back at Sparkpeople! Not too shabby!

  
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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/9/2009 1:00PM

    Not too shabby indeed! Congratulations!!! I can't wait for the party this weekend - it is going to be so much fun! I just wish I was thin enough to rock a tinkerbell outfit! :-) Next year...LOL

Hang in there...you'll get it all done just keep on swimmin', keep on swimmin'!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/8/2009 4:50PM

    emoticonHeather, you must be worn out hun.
Hope the party goes well, enjoy.
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Luv
Caz
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MEOWALITTLE 6/8/2009 4:23PM

    I understand hectic and busy! I have a really hard time balancing everything sometimes. Usually because I take on too much. Not having enough time has always been my excuse for not being in shape. Just curious, have you heard of the FlyLady system of cleaning/organization? I found out about her from SP and have been very slowly incorporating her ideas, but I think they're very useful. There's also a SP team for her too! Well good luck with everything.

Try and fit in 5 mins of exercise somewhere! emoticon

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MCLYMORE 6/8/2009 4:12PM

    Busy, Busy, Busy, so much too do. Hopefully you will find some time for yourself after everyone else is taking care of. I hope the paty goes well, sounds interesting. You should be able to get on track soon, at least you are aware of what you need to do, keep thinking about it, you'll get it done! Enjoy the party, try not to work to hard!

Julynn

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KING*GET*FIT 6/8/2009 3:38PM

    Sounds like my life except I don't have any kinders.

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So tired today.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Today I seem to have hit a wall! I am soooo tired! I got to bed a little late and I guess it made a bigger difference than I thought it would! I am going to bed early tonight. No cardio today, I feel a little guilty about that, but I will do yoga and strength. I feel like those take a little less energy to complete than a full cardio workout. Usually Sunday is my day off, but I will make up for no cardio today by taking Baxter the Beagle and a kid, or two or three for a walk tomorrow. "See you later". emoticon

  
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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/9/2009 12:57PM

    That's called listening to your body! When it says "I'm tired..." sometimes we need to listen and give it some rest. :-) Sleep is good...LOL

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KING*GET*FIT 6/8/2009 4:07PM

    I have days like this and I find I need to just push myself through them. I get energy from exercising and eating healthy.

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BABSARIBA 6/7/2009 2:44PM

  Listen to your body and rest! If you planned for Sundays to be a day off from exercise and you're this tired, you need to stick to the plan! Not to say a short fun walk with the dog and kids would be a bad thing!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/7/2009 5:49AM

    Hi Heather
Yep sometimes our bodies just say "I've had it" and you need to sleep.
So be kind to yourself and have a break.
Luv
Caz
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WBOYACK 6/6/2009 10:45PM

  Get some sleep. It makes a difference for me.

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 6/6/2009 9:08PM

    Some times we need to take a day off and rest. I know that when my body tells me to take off and rest and I don't do it I pay for it for a few days. So now I listen especially if I have been work out for a while for every day.

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