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
Monday, January 24, 2011
Why does water make your hands dry?
How can a bar of soap be dirty?
Why does a calculator have numbers 1-9 from the bottom to the top but a phone has the numbers 1-9 from the top to the bottom?
How can you cook a roast into tenderness but you can cook bread into a rock?
What happens to the socks when they go missing from the dryer?
And speaking of socks, when our cat is sad, she brings socks into the living room. But they are always socks I have never seen before. Where do they come from? (May be related to the question above).
How much cheese did Maia eat this weekend?
Just things I am thinking about this monday morning. Anything you are wondering about?
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