Monday, January 14, 2013
I had a fabulous weekend...we watched the miners win last night and today we went to ride our razors...it was fun. It tow of the 5 of us ended up flipping! The first guy was a very gentle flip, the second guy was as we were going up a very steep hill and he went over and landed on the front of our machine!!! All very exciting but we are grateful today that we all came home from a day of fun safe and sound. Things can change fast you guys. Don't forget that!
As we enter our third week of January, I want to know how you are doing? I feel like I'm really getting refocused and it makes me very happy. Hope you are all well and making progress!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
We suddenly ended up having friends over to watch the play offs today. The game starts at 5. So I launched into instant party mode....went to winco for pizza, got some wings to bake myself and sauce how I want, I had veggies so I cut them up with a light ranch dip, have baked chips and salsa, and now I am sitting for a minute before I cut up a cantaloupe, and throw some strawberries on a tray.
I also baked some cupcakes (diet soda ones, YO!) So I could even have a cupcake and desert for those who want a lighter treat. KADy is bringing home something fattening from the bakery she works at, which I will NOT be eating.
Then my friend said he was bringing some brisket from this great BBQ place so my meal, which I am going to track after this blog, will be a small slice of ham and pineapple pizza, some brisket (yeah protein!) A serving of baked chips and salsa, all the veggies and fruit I want to munch on, and one yummy little gold and red light lemon cupcake. I ate a decent breakfast and lunch so I WILL stay in my range today, even with a party happening!
GO! JAN! GO! Oh yea, NINERS, TOO!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Where is your cell phone? always nearby!!!
Spouse? My husband Frank, who is 4' away...
Your hair? is gonna get DID tomorrow!
Your mother? is gone but she was an amazing combination of class, dignity, laughter and strength...
Your father? is gone but he was an amazing combination of humor, strength, wisdom and sentiment.
Your favourite thing? Does my dog count? Cause really, she is IT for me. IF she doesnt count, then I would say going somewhere with my hubby!
Your dream last night? IT was some sort of mix up about Rock of Ages the musical..
Favorite drink? Water and diet pepsi.
What room are you in? living room
Your hobby? reading, riding quads, seeing movies.
Your fear? eh, I dont want to deal with that...
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired!
Where were you last night? home
Something that you aren't? Mean
Muffins? oh yes, please...but not usually. ALmond poppyseed would be my favorite..
Wish list item? Money..
Last thing you did? LEFT!
What are you wearing? My Jammies
Your pets? Stitchy, my granddog, 3 cats-Saki, MIx,Tumtums, (and Bubby-Cortex my granddog bulldog but he doesnt live here).
Friends? IM pretty lucky there
Your life? is very very good. Im fortunate
Your mood? Good.
Missing someone? always
Drinking? Right now, IM drinking water.
Your car? Ford F150 ecoboost 4 door 4wd pick up, grey.
Something you're not wearing? A Bra cause it is after dinner!
Your favorite store? Target
Your favorite color? Green
When is the last time you cried? When Artie told me he was proposing to Kady.
Where do you go over and over? Monterey, Cal.
Five people who email me regularly? sales, my family, work people, race car people
Favorite place to eat? Sonia's (little mexican place in town)
Favorite place I'd like to be right now? Our friends cabin in Utah.. It is really heavenly...
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hello my sparkies!
What a week this has been! Wednesday began my sugar detox and I have completed day 5 with no sugar. I feel great and while there have been times when I felt like eating some sugary deliciousness, I didnt. Not even 1 bite.
That makes me very happy and very proud of myself.
It makes me remember that I am stronger than I think I am (if you haven"t caught any of ITSMATT's blogs, he is very good at reminding us of that).
I also remember that when I DECIDE something, I am pretty good at DOING it.
I was getting back to a place where I wanted what I wanted. I didnt feel strong enough to use the tools I had (such as distraction, substitution and plain old just saying no to my inner brat). That was a slow integration into uphill lines instead of downhill lines graphing my weight loss. It was a slow fit comfortably into my size 20's instead of them being too big. It was a slow, foggy walk.
Well, I let myself forget alot of stuff (see my blog from last wednesday) but I REMEMBER now and I am building on that every day.
I tease about being a super hero but I really did earn my cape this week.
I think I just needed to stop allowing myself the "treats" that I thought I earned, not just during the holidays but in the whole last year. Fruits and veggies are my old/new best friends.
Good enough really isn't. It is not good enough to get me smaller, healthier or stronger and that is what I want. That is why I am here. My goals have not changed so my behavior needs to get in line with that.
Im telling ya, kids, I am feeling great! And if I can make the switch, so can you.
Do you know how many new people are finding this site every day? Do you know how someone may need exactly what you have to offer? If you are new, welcome. You just made the smartest move of your life. Add me as a friend. Make some new connections, reach out. Ask for help. Blog. Read articles, message boards, Blogs. Join a team.
If you have been here for awhile, then maybe you need some fine tuning? Make a choice then follow through. Just for the day. Then the next day and the next.
Maybe you are doing just great. Maybe you are hitting all your goals and feeling fly. If that is so, reach out and help someone else. Offer a kind word or a tip that is working for you.
Mostly, let's make this year the one where we really make a difference. In our lives, our bodies and our community.
GET OUT THERE AND EARN YOUR CAPE!
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Because I ROCK, today was day 2 of my NO SUGAR detox. I have eaten so much sugar over the last few weeks, it is ridiculous!
So on Wednesday, I went without sugar. No cookies, no candy, no breads, no cakes, no cake pops... NOTHING. I was very proud of myself yesterday and ate fruit instead. Plain, delicious fruit. (see my blog from yesterday called Somehow, I forgot).
Today was a bigger challenge. I went to my Grandmother (in laws) house. She has a huge sweet tooth and I always bring her cookies or bring her cake or something.
I brought her Safeway soup and we had that and french bread for lunch. I also brought her a square of chocolatey chocolate cake. She does NOT take NO for an answer and she always makes sure I eat at least one cookie or something else I brought her.
Today, I ate an apple on the way over, ate the soup and bread and then dessert time. I cut her a square and then I sat down with the fruit salad I had purchased at Safeway.
She said, "you are having fruit? No cake?" I told her "I LOVE cake but Grandma, I have been eating much to much so I am going to not have any sugar for a week".
She said A WEEK??? Lol. I told her when I first set out to lose weight, I didnt eat extra sugar for weeks and weeks. I also told her I wanted to lose the few pounds I had gained over the holidays plus, I needed to still lose some more.
She dropped it and that was the end of that. I was so glad she did. I can only take so much pressure!
I am super proud of myself for not eating anything with extra sugar for the last 2 days. 2 days may not seem like much to some people, but to me, it is launching me on to success.
I am remembering that small steps lead to big gains.
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