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Here's to hoping...

Friday, February 29, 2008

Weigh in is tomorrow. I'm hoping that I'll be in the 100s now. That would just rev my engine right up.

Tonight for dinner hubby and I made tacos. I was craving them like a mo today and so we went and got some ground turkey and all the fixin's. They were so yummy. My tacos are pretty much the best thing ever. They are double deckers. Soft shell, melted cheese, hard shell, meat, more cheese, sour cream, salsa and lettuce. Thank goodness for ground turkey, 2% cheese and light sour cream otherwise those tacos get pretty high in calories and fat. These weren't bad though!! I am still under my range for the day.

I was thinking what else I could eat, and popcorn came to mind. Then I remembered my fiasco from last week, and quickly vetoed that. I am undecided as of yet what to treat myself to to get into range.

Here's to hoping that I enter the Onederful Onederand tomorrow!!!

  
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SAYRAH-M 3/1/2008 9:23AM

    WEll I am reading backwards this am to catch up so I already know you DID IT!! WOO HOOOOO

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250STRONG 2/29/2008 9:02PM

    Your dinner sounds WONDERFUL!!! Good luck w/ your weigh in!

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CLUNKYSHOES 2/29/2008 8:53PM

    I hope you're in the 100s too - how motivating! :)

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SURFACING 2/29/2008 7:45PM

    I'm crossing my fingers for you! We'll have to report to each other after weigh in tomorrow. :-)

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GECKO140 2/29/2008 7:39PM

    Hope you make it tomorrow too. Your tacos sounded so good. I made them a few weeks ago and really enjoyed them. One thing that I do to stretch the meat (I do use lean hamburger) and to make it taste what I consider extra yummy (and sweet -- I like sweet things) is to make my burger & spices up and then I put in one can of corn in there. You could drain juice, or use it instead of water. The sweetness of the corn -- along with the corn taco shell just seem to go together so well. The corn is healthy so that is win-win in my mind. Give it a try if you want to. Both my son (18) and husband both like it. Keep up your good work and good luck tomorrow!!!!!

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I have no idea what to title this.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

So I was a bit under my calories yesterday, but I figured it evened out from the day before. Probably not the best way of thinking, but I was still over 1200, so thats good.

I gave myself a goal to up my exercise this week from 20 min on the elliptical every day to 25, but I just cant get out of bed that 5 min earlier while its still dark out. I woke up at the same time as I normally do and did the 25 min, but then with the stretching and all that, I was almost late for work (very strict schedule in the morning!). I know I just need to do it, but I haven't hit a plateau yet, knock on wood. I wish Daylight Savings would kick in (or end, or whatever the heck it does in the spring) already cause waking up in the dark is NOT FUN ANYMORE.

Wednesday nights a friend and I teach 5th and 6th graders beading after school. Last night for some reason they were all ravenous, and they dug out her graham crackers, peanut butter and marshmallows and had a feast. I abstained from it all, and didn't feel like I missed out on anything. So thats good.

  
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SAYRAH-M 2/28/2008 10:00AM

    It sounds like you are making excellent progress. There are dark days: mornings and nights literally and figuratively. We just have to learn to take them one day at a time. And it sounds like you are doing that!! Great progress.

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SURFACING 2/28/2008 9:50AM

    Um, I hate to tell you this, but daylight savings is going to make it worse. In spring we "spring forward" and hour, so if the sun's been rising at, say, 6:30, it will then be rising at 7:30. :-)

I know what you mean, though. Getting up in the morning is so hard. It's dark out. People should be asleep when it's dark!

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Wrap to vent from yesterday

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I went over my calories yesterday by I think like 50. I got home, I was crabby, tired, and not feeling well. There were a few teachers and one or two students who really razzed me yesterday, and I was having a tough time shrugging it off like I normally do.

I was hoping that the exercise class last night would help me blow off steam, but I was tired. I gave it everything I cold, but it didn't really help me feel better like exercise usually does.

So I get home, take a shower, hoping to make the headache go away and wash away some of the angst towards the day. Didn't work. But when I got out, husband offered to go get Little Caesars for dinner. It's our old favorite. I told him that it wouldn't make me feel better and I shouldn't drown my sorrows in food. He pointed out that I had almost 1000 calories left for the day, and it would be a nice treat. He won. But I won the "No Crazy Bread" war.

Their website says its supposed to be cut into 10 slices. Ours was only cut into 8, which we didn't realize until the end of the meal. So they were a bit more "expensive" than anticipated, hence my going over the limit. But instead of getting the buffalo wings, he just got the baked ones, since we were both very low on protein for the day. So that was nice, it saved us some calories.

I don't really feel guilty about going over, because I have only gone over once since I started this thing and it was only by 9 calories. I'm experimenting a little with my ranges, one day eating towards the bottom and the next trying to eat towards the top, so that my body doesn't get so used to me always eating 1400 calories, which is usually what I aim for. Yesterday was my high day. I did extra exercise yesterday and burned like 700 calories, so I think the extra 50 calories is fine.


There are two slices left in the fridge, and we were each going to have one for breakfast, but I left mine for him.

After dinner I was laying in bed, still not feeling well, and I asked husband to go to Walgreens to get me some meds. I asked for the 3-day fix just because it was kind of in the middle. At the drop of a hat he was out the door. He talked to the pharmacist about what was going on, and got the 1-day treatment. He got home, I took it, and I'm feeling better from that. I love him.

I am still not feeling better from everything else, though, and he's even thinking about the perks of moving back home now. It still wouldn't happen for a year, but it is exciting to think that it might become a reality. He finally admitted that we can't have kids in the house we're in now. There just isn't the space for it. Thats the first time since we bought the house a year ago that he's admitted that. So that's definitely a step in the right direction.

Here's to hoping that today is a better day.

  
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SURFACING 2/27/2008 1:01PM

    I definitely hope today is a better day! I'm so sorry things are crappy, but I'm glad your husband is wonderful to you!

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Is it Friday yet?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ugh. It's only Tuesday, but it feels like it should be a Thursday or Friday. I'm tired this week. I'm kinda sick of the snow and winter in general, I am not looking forward to the next 5 weeks of school because there isn't a SINGLE day off unless we have a snow day.

This week is definitely an "I wanna move home" week. Usually, when we're here in Omaha, we're both like, "I love Omaha. I don't want to leave. I love where we live. I love our house. I love my job..." and then when we go back to Wisconsin, we think, "I want to move home. I love Madison. I love being by my parents. I love our friends here. Let's move home." But it always changes back to wherever we are, so there's never a "longing" so to speak. Well this week is a definite "I wanna move back to Wisconsin" week. In Wisconsin, I wouldn't have to teach clay to 600 students on a CART in rooms with carpeting. I would have my own classroom. Exercising would be easier because I'd be closer to my mom, so I'd always have a walking buddy or workout buddy. Granted this year they've topped their record snowfall and gotten almost 100 inches by now, which I don't miss, but thats the only downside right now. Today, I want to go home.

I do love our house and our friends here and where we live, but if I went home, I'd be able to teach at my mom's school next year and have a wonderful artroom with no carpets and big tables and lots of storage, and not to mention built in time with mom. Real estate is so much higher there, though, and I don't think we'd be able to find a house that we love as much as the one we have and be able to pay what we're paying now. Johnny's job situation would be a lot better. The production market is a lot higher in Madison, so he'd get a lot more freelancing stuff, but with the internet cartoon being released soon, that might give us enough to live on for a while.

I miss my parents. I miss HIS parents. I miss my niece, our friends. My parents are redoing practically the whole house right now and I'm missing it. And thats my THING. I love redecorating.

We have talked about moving back home. It wouldn't happen for a while. I would want to have my third year of teaching under my belt here (so I'd have one more full year to go) because my pay would go up at home. I'd get better benefits, too. Maybe it's just a pipe dream. But when we DO start thinking about kids, how awesome would it to be right near our parents?? They could grow up knowing their grandparents way more than I knew my dad's parents. Ugh.

Sorry this got kinda whiny. I guess I just needed to get it all out. Thanks for humoring me!

  
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SURFACING 2/26/2008 7:11PM

    Aw, I'm sorry you are having a rough day. Can you at least go home to visit soon? I guess not with the school schedule... ugh. At least call your mom to chat! ((hug))

(P.S. This morning my alarm went off and I thought, "Why is my alarm going off? It's Saturday!" Um, no.)

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Bullets

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Today has been a good day.

.:Woke up, weighed myself to find a wonderful loss for the week.

.:Had a great, low cal/high protein breakfast that stuck with me a good portion of the day.

.:Got 20 login points from the wheel today!

.:Hit 200 posts on the message board for an extra 10 spark points!

.:Ate leftover pizza for lunch and savored every bite of it. Ate some wonderfully sweet black grapes with it.

.:Went for a 30 minute walk with the husband and the dog. Then had to give said dog a bath because she likes to run through puddles.

.:Made some more no pudge fudge brownies, loving them!

.:Going to make a yummy turkey-burger dinner!!! Which has already been tracked!!!

.:Still under calories for the day!

  
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 2/26/2008 9:59AM

    Good for you!

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BECKY1960 2/24/2008 4:37PM

    Glad to here you are having a great day. you got in some exercise and are eating healthy

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SURFACING 2/24/2008 3:10PM

    That's a fantastic day!

Hmmm... no pudge brownies and turkey burgers... sounds suspiciously like my day today! :-)

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