Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Good Evening everyone. Sorry this is so late. I have been procrastinating. PMS is killing me so that means TOM will begin next week which is not when I need it too...so speaking of next week...
You are looking at the new Part Time Accountant for Hobbs-Black Architecture. I GOT THE JOB!!! So SO HAPPYYYYY!!!! I start on the 14th. For the first few weeks have to only come in on the days the lady who is leaving will be there. For next week W, TH, F 7:30-1 (I am coming in early since kids are camping next week), then the next week its only TH & F 9-1, last week in Aug is W, TH, F 9-1, I am not working the first week of September since we are all going back to school then on Sept 9 I begin my regular schedule of M-F 9-1. My husband and I have also agreed that if the job does start interfering too much with my school or the kids then I will not stay in the position but we are sure it should all work out. DH is supposed to start helping more around the house so we will see how that goes. LOL...
Jay had his kindergarten screening this morning. He got to see sissy's old kindergarten teacher who remembers him and Evie well. I hope he gets her. She is great! But all the teachers are there! I love that school. He was a lil shy but did well. Tomorrow morning he has to get a filling on that cavity. Then I have lots of laundry and packing to do for the kids. My stepdad is picking them up Friday night and they will be home the following Sunday the 18th.
My bday plans have changed. I found out they are opening the new Cheesecake Factory here in Novi, MI on the 13th. I am a cheesecake freak. Kids always make me a cheesecake (no bake lol) for my bday. We went to the Cheesecake Factory in Chicago back last September and all we got was a slice and it was phenomenal! We are eating there this time. Unfortunately no LBD since it is at a mall (which I think is stupid) but I have a really cute outfit (new) that I am wearing. Then we are planning on seeing the new Jen Aniston movie...Can't wait!
Week 5 of Shred was ok. I didn't cheat much! Not enough to make me feel guilty. Some days I was so busy I missed meals and snacks so I would end up eating a totally different kind of dinner. But healthy! I realized that I am not 9lbs away from goal, I am actually 6 and after todays weigh in I am 5.2 for meeting next weeks goal. Which I know will not happen. Just too much. I have to realize I am a slow loser and its healthy! Only met one goal from last week and that was my cleaning! So I know I have to realize that my goals need to be smaller and more attainable! I am down this week 1.2lbs. I thought for sure I was up because I have been feeling very bloated and I am irregular again. I think it is PMS or the flax seed. Not sure :(
Goals for this week:
*Lose 1lb, 3# even better, 5.2 to meet next weeks bday goal
**30+M Cardio 5 days
***ST 3 days
****Prepare for 1st day of work
*****Study for GMAT 1 day
******30+m cleaning 5 days
*******Follow Shred week 6
********FM goal of 175 minutes
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I was up a lb this week. No surprise because I haven't been great with the self-discipline over the 100 cal snacks. I hardly followed week 3 of Shred this week. That was my 3rd or 4th attempt between the 2 cycles I have done and I am moving on. I have also decided I will not incorporate week 3 in future cycles. I get way too many headaches, the shakes and low energy from the hypoglycemia. My goal is to follow week 4 of Shred as accurately as I can and to practice self-discipline with the snacking!
My goal last week for my fitness minutes was 180, I actually got 375. I haven't been doing as my ST as I would like so I really have to focus in on that. My goal this week is 250 minutes. My goal is for a minimum 30 min of cardio and at least a 15 minute ST session 6 days this week.
My last goal for this is to finally begin looking at my GMAT materials. I need to sit down and get all my dates together, get myself organized by making my to-do and shopping lists for start of school. Need to figure out all the costs of books, testing and applying for grad school organized. I know I have a month before school begins but that's really not that far away! I feel so unprepared and unorganized and I LOATHE that feeling!
That's about it, I am feeling crappy today. Allergies have been bad this year. My head, sinuses, ears all hurt :( I tell ya, its always something.
Excited about dinner though, nice chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli and low-fat cheese, scalloped potatoes and green beans. I am so hungry.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Good Morning Sparkies! Hope all is well. I am finally getting to my blog and updating my team threads. Its been a busy week plus I have been sick. Not sure exactly what it is: my allergies, the heat/humidity, TOM, dehydration or a combo thereof but I have been nausaus, lightheaded, sinuses, headaches, dizzy, and it just hasn't been fun at all. Feeling better for the most part. But still feeling it. I have been taking my allergy meds every day. But I don't think I have been drinking enough water the last few days like I normally do. But anywho, life goes on!
So haven't blogged since last week so I will update starting there:
*Wednesday and Thursday last week I just sat around. Thursday afternoon I picked up the kids and hung out at my moms for a lil bit.
*Friday (12th): My lil guy had his allergy appointment. His skin test still shows high results but his blood tests usually are drastically different so the dr wants to do a food challenge if we get the same results so maybe we can desensitize him from his peanut allergy. Keeping my fingers crossed. It would be nice not to have to worry so much!!! Especially now that he is getting older and wants to go hang out at friends houses!
*Saturday: I took the kids to Jays' preschool friends bday party. Siblings are parents got to stay too. It was wonderful, like a preschool reunion! Kids had tons of fun! It was great to sit and chat with all the moms (and dad) that stayed! I was good too, had water to drink, 2 small slices of cheese pizza and NO cupcake!!! NSV for me YAY!!! Afterwards there was a car show with special appearances at one of the dealerships across from the bouncy place with Lightening McQueen and TowMater from Cars. So naturally we had to stop! So we walked around, looked at some old and new cars, took tons of pics, got some cotton candy and headed home.
*Sunday: day of relaxation! Nothing special, went out to do yardwork but discovered although I had the trimmer battery on the charger the charger was not plugged in so was unable to trim the bushes. So we all headed down to my MIL's so my hubby could change the oil in my explorer and the best part was he even cleaned it out and completely detailed the inside! It was so great because my car was a mess! So the kids wanted to stay at Grammas and since didn't have to work she kept them until Tuesday! So DH and I had a nice quiet afternoon together.
*Monday: Nothing special, just relaxed with hubby before he went to work than sat around with Bella. Did finally get to Curves though for my measurements and a workout! DOWN A TOTAL 8.25 inches since May 31. And most of that was lost in my abdmonen and hips! The biggest places I need to lose at!!! I was also down 4.2 lbs and she said almost 2.5lbs of that was body fat! How awesome!!!
*Tuesday: Dh and I had dentist appointments, all looked great and had nice cleaning! Love getting my teeth cleaned. Then went picked up the kids. We made some dinner and watched some movies since too hot and about to storm.
*Wednesday WIN REFLECTION: Weigh in I was down 2.2!!! WOO HOO. I didn't follow week 2 completely but thinking if I had I probably would have been down more! But that's ok! I am HAPPY!!!! I did not meet my FM goal I set for this week. I set a 300 m goal and only got 175. But trying to learn to stop beating myself up and move on. Had some upcoming interviews so decided I needed some new interview/works clothes so we headed to Sears. I got 2 pairs of nice slacks, a pair of capris, a bunch of shirts, 4 pairs of shoes, a cute pj set, and a new 2 pc bathing suit. Its more of a tankini but its cute! I am still in 12/14 and L but some of the shirts were a large out of the petite section!!!! NSV again!!! So then we headed to Aldi's for some grocery shopping and as we were on our way home that's when it all hit me and I started getting sick! Barely made it to the bathroom when we got home!
*Thursday: had an interview and an accounting staffing agency which went pretty well. So we shall see how that pans out. I interviewed with them before about 5 years and no assignments. Too hot to do anything else and was feeling sick so just sat around rest of the day.
*Friday: Had an interview at that architecture place for PT Accountant. Chatted for 2 hours with them. It was great interview and I really like the people, the place and the job duties so def keeping my fingers crossed on this one. They want to make a decision in the next couple weeks!! Wasn't planning on doing anything since it was still hot and bad storms were supposed to be rolling in but the kids were acting up and needed to get some energy out so we went out and I filled up their kiddie pool and mowed the grass. Bella and the kids got the pool filthy so I dumped it, refilled it and decided to have some play time too! A little angry with myself. I overindulged a little with 4 packs of 100 cal snacks. But hey, gotta learn I can't be perfect all the time!!!
Today: Going to my nieces graduation party today. Going to have a lot of food I hear so going to try my hardest to resist too many tempting yummies!
Reflect on Previous 6 weeks: I have def gotten better with my eating over the past 6 weeks. I am learning that I can't always be perfect! I have a problem with being a perfectionist! My fitness minutes def needs work. I have to get back to Curves and also do more at home. Not necessarily 2 hours every day but I want at least 30 m 6 days a week! So going to continue to improve on that!
The bad habit I am working on is stop being so negative with myself when I screw up or I am not perfect. I have to just brush it off and move on. Not give up and indulge more. I tested that yesterday and I work up feeling down but pushed some positive thoughts in my head and am looking forward to a better day today. I have a feeling I will be testing myself today as well!
Have a great weekend!
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