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4 day work-week

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So I only have 4 days of work this week. I was out sick on Monday. That was the first time I called out sick from this job. When I started in Feb, I didn't call out sick even when I had a double ear infection & Sinus infection. It was busy tax season & I just started the position. I didn't want to ruin anything!

It is crazy it is Wednesday already. I am watching the dogs this week while my parents are on vacation. I went to the food store last night to buy FF milk. I ended up getting ground chicken, turkey sausage, chicken sausage, yogurt, and a few other things for the week. I am going to make chicken chili tonight. mmm I can't wait haha.

  
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SABLENESS 7/26/2012 9:39AM

    Enjoy the chili! I'm cooking a turkey tomorrow. Yes, a real Thanksgiving-style emoticon. I always buy one and put it in the freezer to enjoy when they're not on sale. Understand about job and sick days. Stay well.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/25/2012 9:16AM

    Four day work weeks are better when not precipitated by illness but four days is four days.

'Make it a great day!

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GUDDIGO 7/25/2012 9:10AM

  Good for you...stay healthy.

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I think I need more protein in my diet

Friday, July 20, 2012

My tracker suggests I have between 60-168 for my protein everyday.
It seems like I am always on the low end. In the last week, the highest I had was 104, and the lowest was 30. Yikes!

I should probably add more chicken to my diet? I should probably look up what else I could have. I don't really eat red meat too often, so I can't add that.

I am glad the weekend is almost here! As long as the weather is nice, I am going out tomorrow morning. I want to try out a local farmers market & then go fruit picking. Apparently there are blackberries, nectarines & peaches out for picking right now. I only did pumpkin, apple & strawberry picking before. Unfortunately I just missed blueberry season!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Keep Sparking!
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FURKIDS123 12/5/2013 9:19PM

    I Have been trying to increase my protein too. Mine is like yours 60-168. I eat, I do. I think im doing good and then I look at my tracker and last time I was at 54 for protein. well get there.

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KAPELAKIN 7/20/2012 7:10PM

    I've actually been reading a lot about protein requirements lately, since I've been eating less meat, and slowly decreasing dairy as well. The front page of No Meat Athlete is about this exact issue, and shows how to calculate protein requirements. There is also a Spark article on the subject that is very helpful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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http://www.nomeatathlete
.com/where-vegetarians-get-protein/

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MIZZAWESOME 7/20/2012 5:02PM

    Beans are great for protein. I usually make a big batch in the slow cooker.

http://www.sparkpeop
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PAXTONBLUE 7/20/2012 4:22PM

    Greek yogurt also has a lot of protein in it. The kind I eat has 13 grams of protein in one container. Nuts and beans are another great way of getting protein. I too have a problem in this area. emoticon

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DISPATCHGIRL32 7/20/2012 4:20PM

  Yes add more chicken or seafood and eggs! I sometime use protein powder to supplement if i know i wont be able to get enough from foods i have eaten that day! Enjoy your weekend!!

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Happy Wednesday

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So I actually went to sleep before 12 last night. It was nice. I had some crazy dreams last night- well, most nights I have a lot of dreams. Normally I don't mind them. I just don't like when I get up in the morning & it feels like I didn't get any sleep! Damn dreams can be so tiring sometimes haha.

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It is one day closer to Friday today. Also one more day I can keep track of my healthy lifestyle! It is so warm today - I was thinking about going for a walk with the doggies tonight, but it may be too warm. My Mom has a treadmill I should start using. I just need the motivation to actually use it!

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Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week & a nice weekend


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KAI_ZEN 7/18/2012 7:39PM

    Happy Wednesday to you, too!

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KARIDIAN1 7/18/2012 9:35AM

    I didn;t get to bed until 12:30 or so, but it was raining lightly when I took the dog out for the last time. We have needed rain up here in MN.

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I survived my birthday

Monday, July 16, 2012

I made it through my birthday weekend. I had two arguments, a lot of stress, and no cake! I did have some fun, but I felt bad for a lot of the weekend. I am 27 now - ahhh!

At least I made it through. I didn't track my calories yet - I am going to try & remember everything I ate. I know I went over Saturday because I had a few drinks that night - but oh well. I deserve the break sometimes - especially for my birthday & everything going on.

Hopefully everyone had a nice weekend - Have a great week!




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KAI_ZEN 7/17/2012 5:57PM

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PEPPYPATTI 7/16/2012 7:05PM

    Sometimes you need to treat yourself, especially on your Birthday! Sounds like you did great. And 27? You are just a baby. It only gets better!
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HHB4181 7/16/2012 12:15PM

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Glad you made it through!

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KAPELAKIN 7/16/2012 10:15AM

    Happy birthday!

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What else?! Accident & Birthday Weekend Blues *sigh*

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Usually I don't type TOO much about my life, but I just feel like I should. Sometimes I just have to express myself in different ways to clear my mind and get back to my normal self.

On my way home from work yesterday, my Mom's car got rear ended. I am alright & it wasn't my fault. I just got really nervous and shaken up about it. The car seems to be ok, but I still was all worried & weirded out this morning. At least I didn't have to drive. I got a ride to work. I am getting picked up after work & get my car back. Over $400 worth of parts had to be put into it. Fun fun!

If you asked me a month ago what I would be doing for my 27th birthday, I would have had an exact answer - I was going to go camping with my fiance, and 4 other people. We didn't get to go camping last year & also didn't get to go in May when I wanted to. Even though I knew July was going to be hot, I decided I wanted to camp in NY for my birthday.
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We aren't going camping this weekend & I also don't have a fiance anymore.
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Well, life is full of crazy twists & turns. All of us requested off Friday & Sat/Sun if they needed it. I don't really want to get into details because everything is a mess right now - but now my birthday plans are a mess. No camping. No wedding. I also lost a friend in all of this. I am trying to keep my head up because there is nothing else I can do - I can't get sucked into the sadness because that is where I kept ending up in the past. I need to keep moving Forward.
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I have been trying to walk everyday this week. It is a mini-goal, but if I can do it I will definitely be a bit proud of myself. Working out/exercising has always been tough for me. It is extra hard for me when I just feel like curling up and sleeping all day. I know I need to keep moving! For my physical & mental health!
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A few friends came out of the blue & asked if I wanted to get together this weekend. Some just asked because they know I am feeling down. Others actually want to celebrate my birthday. I am trying to be happy when I can. I am normally a pretty upbeat person, but I have felt guilty lately when I have happy moments. Hopefully in time I will be able to feel happy without being down at the same time.
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I need to watch what I eat this weekend since most of my meals will be out with friends & family. I have some walking/exercise already planned out too. Hopefully I don't get too bummed out this weekend. If I do, I just need to tell myself I will get through it! Damn time... damn complications. But such is life, right? If I didn't have the tough times, I wouldn't appreciate the good times as much.

Thank you to everyone who leaves comments on my page & blog. I really appreciate every one! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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SABLENESS 7/13/2012 9:35AM

    emoticonto you! You've had a lot of unplanned unwanted change, but you've got some good Plan Bs. Thanks be for caring friends who want to be supportive and make your birthday a good one, and for a new friend. Ditch the guilties over happy moments and enjoy them with all you've got. If you find yourself getting down, make a 10 items gratitude list before you do anything else. If you need some starters, give thanks for the clarity with which you're able to view your circumstances, for the friends you do have who care, for a job to go to--I've been out of work for 2 years, for this site where you can unload how you feel and know that you'll get support, for the determination that's keeping you moving even though curling up in bed is a tempting option. You take it from there. emoticon

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/13/2012 12:35AM

  emoticon I admire your determination to keep walking and taking care of yourself. I hope that you have a nice birthday weekend despite the sad circumstances.

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