Monday, January 31, 2011
I am excited about fresh starts and new opportunities.It always makes me feel like anything is possible.
I got on the scale this morning because I am an idiot and was up over 3 lbs for the weekend. lol. I am not upset. I know I will lose it but it bugs me because it wasn't even worth it. I mean, if I was going to gain that much, there should have been cake involved. Just saying.
This month includes Superbowl,a 5 day vacation down in the southern california dunes with our Utah friends,valentine's day, our wedding anniversary and of course, Kady's surgery on the 28th. I have a feeling my family is going to be packing alot into this month. Kady especially. Her life is going to be forever changed.
I am looking at February as a time to hit some goals I have been aiming for a long time, a time to relish each and every day, a month of love and acceptance of my family, friends and myself.
I am going to laugh, motivate, excercise, eat well, be thoughtful, lose weight, be consistant, be prepared but most of all, I am going to be "present" in every day. I am not going to waste any time or opportunities if I can help it.
In the words of BIGMAMAT, let's do this thing!!!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
So we had our racing banquet last night (which planning for ended up in my lap) at Gun and Bocci club. The guys shot trap and we girls sat in the warm motor home before the dinner.
I looked cute (will see if I have any pics) and the dinner was excellent! Primerib, linguine with marinara, thick french garlic bread, a beautiful green salad, sliced potatoes and whole green beans with bacon.
When I say it was excellent, I mean it. I ate too much but figured that I was going to be dancing for at least 4 hours so wasnt worried about it. I had some Captain and diet cokes because I am always the sober driver nowadays and I wanted to party, dance, get wild and only have to walk 50 steps to my RV at bedtime.
Started off with the awards after dinner and that was fine, then started the music. I dont know what it was but NOBODY was dancing but me, frank and 1 of our best couple friends. They were all being sooooo boring and I dont know if you know this about me but I am pretty much the life of the party and I can make it happen!
But not last night. After about an hour, I just kind of gave up cause the vibe was just not there. The Captain was making me full, not happy, I danced off and on for a few hours but certainly not the dance fest I thought, which sucks because I would have eaten less and felt better.
Anyway, made it through to midnite and we all went back to our RV's and it began to rain which sucked cause we were going to hang out for an after party (I made smalll turkey sandwiches for a late night snack) but only 2 of our friends came in to the RV and we talked for a while, had a snack and went to bed. Where I tried to sleep.
BUT 2 of our "younger" members apparantly were not getting along so it was an hour and a half of banging, car honking, yelling (right outside my friends trailer and I thought he would have handled it). Next thing I know, its 3:30, the cops are there arresting him for drunk in public and his girlfriend drove away in a taxi. This couple is crazy by the way. So I called his mom this morning to see what ended up happeneing and she knew nothing about it. It took till 6 pm to find out he is in jail and his g/f is on her way to get him out.
Super Bummer party. Let me tell ya. I was sooo ready to blow off steam but I guess you really cant plan that stuff.
I weighed yesterday before I left. 4 oz. shy of my 60 pounds! 4 OUNCES! GRRRRRRR. Dont know where I will be now and am not gonna weigh till Tuesday or my official day which is Thursday.
So that was my big weekend. Today we enjoyed the quiet, took naps off and on in our chairs. The girls are on their way home from Los Angeles. Back to work tomorrow. No drama, no medical appts. this week, nothing much to report. (or will there be?) Hope you had a good weekend and are making plans to hit some goal or something that will make you smile this week.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Things about me
(It is fun to learn different things about our friends!! Stolen from PJH2008... Thanks Paula Jean!
The names I go by:
Marian (my middle name and what Frank calls me when I am in trouble)
Mamadwarf (here on sp and in my real life because of racing dwarf cars and I am the Mama, that's why!)
Three places I've lived in the past:
Pacific Grove (Near Monterey, Ca. )
Three sports I have played:
water skiiing (not in YEARS!!)
Three things I love to watch:
My daughters laughing
My husband doing anything ,especially in a tool belt ;)
Comedy's (tv, movies, live)
Three places I have visited:
Florida (hated it)
Utah ( Love it!)
Washington state (Love it!)
Three people that I love: Only 3????
Gonna lump my entire family in that one
My oldest friend, Lisa. Since we were 9 years old. ( I hate her tho cause she still looks the same and I am old).
And last but not least, my grand dog Stitchy. I once admitted I love her more than anyone. I wasnt really joking about it either.
Three things I love to eat:
A good steak
*And because it has been my answer for years and I am not over it, Cookies!
Three things I am looking forward to:
Getting to my weight loss goals
Now highlight this then cut and paste and put in your own answers
Friday, January 28, 2011
This was my response to a members first blog. I am hoping it can be helpful to others.
Im sorry you are struggling. I get it. I really do. All I can do is tell you my story.
When I started, all I did was track my nutrition. I turned off the meal plans and tracked the food I was actually eating. I was shocked! I thought I was eating pretty well but when I started writing it all down, the truth was far from it. For the first month, all I did was get my food tracked and staying within the ranges of the plan.I began to see PROGRESS because I was hitting my marks. Sometimes, I actually struggled to eat enough!
Then, I started to walk. I could barely go around the block. But about 3 days a week, I would walk my dog, just like you. And every week or 2, I would try to go a little farther. The excercise tracker has a map so you can see where you walked and how far you went. It is easy to use and you can see PROGRESS.
I didnt tell anyone but my immediate family I was doing this but I said to myself IF (not when) I hit 15 lbs down, I would facebook it. I made that goal, announced it (now I was accountable!) and I got more involved here on SP. I read (and still do) a lot of blogs, made some friends (which could NOT Be easier) and it has now been over 10 months and nearly 60 pounds.
NOBODY has it easy but the common denominator is we all WANT this (for various reasons) and we take it one day at a time, keeping our goals in site.
I recommend that you take your measurements. I was shocked recently when I felt I was not making PROGRESS but in fact, had lost over 4" within a few months. There is even a template for a measuring tape on here if you dont own one, that you can print out and make!
My motto is:PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION. I count every meal, snack, glass of water and walk as a victory, as progress towards where I want to go. I have a visualization of where I want to be and that keeps me on my path.
Take it one day at a time, you will get there. I guarantee it. Jan
Thursday, January 27, 2011
That "operation: romance my husband" was a great success ;)
We didnt walk the dog today. Instead I challenged him to some Kinect boxing since we havent played for a few weeks. Kicked his A$$! Knocked him out so many times, I was almost starting to feel bad. Then I made it up to him (wink).
For dinner, I BBQ'ed sirloin steaks, had broccoli and shredded carrots with parmesan cheese heated in the microwave, made him a sweet potato with caramel and marshmallow (cause he can eat that stuff), and I had a half a baked potato with the veggies on top. Massively great dinner. Then just some talking and generally enjoying the quiet with both the girls on their way to L.A for the weekend. (I gotta tell you, watching them drive away together with their Art's, well, it kind of got to me.
They go, "Mom, stop looking so sad!!" and I told them I was watching my whole world drive away. WE all laughed but I was thinking, " I am only half joking".
They will have a great time and I am ready for the someday when they dont live here anymore but man, they are still my babies!!
Anyway, it was a good night, much needed and appreciated. I have a racing banquet saturday night which I fully intend to burn half a million calories with dancing and laughing so am looking forward to that.
Have a good night, my friends
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