Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The cruise last week was a total blast. My husband and I had a wonderful time on the Beatles Tribute Cruise. We met so many wonderful people!
I wore my pedometer every day and got in over 12,000 steps a day! One day I even got over 14,000. We were on the Oasis of the Seas, which is huge, so just walking from one place to another was great exercise. It was so nice to be able to sit in the sun someplace warm instead of hibernating up here in the north. Very relaxing!
The only problem now is having to go back to work! I could really get used to the sun and fun. If only I had the financial means to live a life of leisure. Oh well, maybe someday.
I may have gained a few pounds and I haven't weighed myself to find out. My usual weigh-in is Friday, so I'll see how things are then.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
We're off today for a 7-day Caribbean Cruise. It's a Beatles Tribute Cruise, so there are lots of activities planned. I hope to have a lot of down time as well. I had to work so much overtime to be able to take some time off. I work at a university so taking time off during the semester is not encouraged, but my husband can never get time off during the summer so we try to take some kind of vacation every other year during the winter.
I checked out the ship's fitness center online so I know where everything is. I know exercise will help me relax and feel better about myself. There is a jogging track around the ship that is .43 miles. I hope to do at least 4-5 laps every day. I just want to forget about work stress for a while!
Sunday, January 08, 2012
My local grocery store had a promotion going on where you accumulate points for your purchases and we earned enough points to get an immersion blender. This is the greatest small kitchen appliance ever! My husband is a professional cook so I pretty much stay out of the kitchen whenever possible (which is just about all the time).
That said, I absolutely love to make smoothies with this gadget. It's so easy to use, and even better, clean-up is a breeze -- nowhere near the production of getting out the blender and taking it apart to clean. It even came with a neat measuring cup, so I know exactly how much I'm getting. So far I'm just doing various fruits and vanilla Greek yogurt, but I am slowly expanding my repertoire. Less than 200 calories of pure and extremely filling goodness! This is the kind of fast food I can really get into.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
I am ashamed to write this, but I really must make myself accountable, and a new year seems like a good time to clean the slate and start over. So here goes...
I was so busted this morning by my husband. I often buy candy and keep it in my workbag or purse. Then I eat it when I'm alone. Well, I read in bed the other night and decided to whip out the handy dandy box of Milk Duds that I had purchased on one of my post-Xmas shopping forays. Unfortunately, I must have dropped a couple of them in the bedding (How did I miss THOSE?). Anyway, my husband woke up and found that he was stuck to the sheets!! It was tempting to blame the dog and for a few minutes I was afraid it was something other than the candy, if you know what I mean. Then I remembered... I was so embarrassed and ashamed, but there was no way out of a full confession.
I know my husband knows I sneak bad food, but we don't talk about it. Well, it was out in the open at that point and he was great about it. He has a ton of bad habits himself -- drinking too much and smoking -- so he is not judgmental, but he is genuinely concerned about my health.
I know I have a lot of "issues" but like most everything else in my life I tend to over-think, looking for the reasons I got to this point and seeking motivation to get me going, blah blah blah. It's pretty simple really isn't it -- eat less, move more. I think I'm finally sick of hearing myself think!
So here I go again and I give many thanks to the Spark Friends I have for not giving up on me. I can't begin to tell you how much your encouragement means to me.
Happy New Year to all and I hope we all reach our goals this year!!
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