Friday, February 21, 2014
A little blah today (for two weeks, I guess). It happens. I'm fine. I am trying to slow down on the caffeine (so mostly decaf now...only residual caffeine in my coffee at this point...this is to keep my self from losing bladder control when I run...sounds disgusting, but I figured this out the hard way...caffeine really messes with a person's bladder). So, I guess that's kind of good, but I am so tired.
I am moving to a more vegan diet...not entirely...and I am not forcing my kids to do this. My son loves his spinach/onion sausage and other son loves his egg/turkey bacon bagel. But, I am eating way more oatmeal, veggies, fruit, grains, beans, lentils. It's really a cheaper way to eat...I thought eating this way would be expensive, but meat, cheese and junk is pretty expensive. I am using up everything in my kitchen, however. I am not one of those that throws everything out to start fresh, because I don't know how this will turn out anyway. But so far, I'm tired.
I missed a week and a half of running because of bad weather and then just exhaustion. I did try and run earlier in the week and I was miserable. I was up to week 6 and now I feel like I have to start over at week 1.
Went to a botanical garden yesterday and walked for about 4 hours (slowly most of the time) and was fine. But running seems to be eluding me.
Oh and by the way, if you like Nutter Butter cookies, I found that if you take lite Wasa crackers (the kind with no holes), and add peanut butter and maybe a little honey, it taste like one of those cookies. Delish!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Last night I watched the Biggest Loser and the preOlympic show. I love these things and the superbowl (which was kind of a let down) was just this week too. So many sports and health shows packed into one week. So, you might find it strange that I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to watch these things (well, last night I did). I mean, serious cookies...butter.
The uh ohs are that I ate way too many and this morning it feels like a rock on my guts and I am so tired because i was wired last night.
The other uh oh was that when the winner walked out, I felt let down...she looked anorexic. I hate judging people, but 105 pounds?! Seriously?! She won with a possible illness? I stayed up late because I really wanted to see how she had progressed...she looked great at the end of the show...she should have stayed that weight. I felt cheated somehow and sad when I went to bed. Don't mean to put that much stock in this show, but I like watching most of these people change their lives for the better...like Tumi...she looked awesome!!!
Another uh oh...I stayed up until 1...I have to stop doing this. I am so tired and I am supposed to run week 5, day 2 of the Couch to 5k which is 8 minutes of running two times with a walking break. By Friday, I have to run 20 minutes of running with no breaks. Ugh. I find it hard to jog too slowly right now...I started running with a friend and she runs fast. We have since gone our own ways (because she runs inside and I run outside) but I still have that faster pace in my mind.
Anyway, I am going to hate it today, because I can't eat (too tired and icky guts from cookies) and I'm tired. I've done the other runs with exhaustion. I told my mom I will be dangerous if I can get enough sleep, eat more often and drink plenty of water.
The yay is that even though I had the cookies, I really didn't binge. I can't call it that...well, I can't. I ate about 4, maybe 5 and I actually threw the rest away this morning. My husband doesn't eat much sweets and my kids can't have gluten...so, they're gone.
I need to be more disciplined about sleep and eating more often and cutting out caffeine...then I will truly FEEL better.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I found myself sledding alone outside in the moonlight. I must have looked like a crazy woman sledding down my driveway and the street by myself until my kids came out with me. Finally my husband dragged himself outside. We had a blast and I got a ton of exercise. I couldn't feel my butt when i got inside for a long time. I am still cold and will hopefully sleep like a rock tonight.
My cute son came up to me and said, "Mom, that was fun!" I'm thinking, "It seems backwards, that the mom has to drag the rest of the family out to sled."
Sledding apparently uses over 500 calories in an hour. And we were running up the hill…not to mentioned standing up off the ground every few minutes…keeping myself warm…laughing hysterically. Great workout.
Unfortunately, I have been so tired today (4 hours of sleep) and starving all day. Oh well. Can't be perfect…just fun.
Friday, January 10, 2014
I broke my glasses in half...how? I have no idea. But, I've had them for 3 years and I am hard on them...I slept with them under my pillow for a long time, dropped them numerous times,etc. Never tried to be very careful with them...they were a whopping $38 complete in 2011. I usually wear contacts so I don't spend much on glasses. So, yeah, broke them in half...taped them to get through the evening until I could get some super glue. I obviously will get new ones, but I needed to see to get the bathroom at night, etc, (pretty bad eyesight). Anyway, I bought some online...which sounds really weird to me. Maybe everybody does this, but it felt like the strangest thing in the world to me...like I'm doing something wrong not going to the eye doctor. Just so you know, I will go to the eye doctor, but I want to use my eye benefits on contacts when I need them. I wonder if they will fit, will I be able to see with them?
Next, I made a dessert night cap tea tonight. I was making my kids some tea for bedtime and I stumbled upon a nice mixture that is pretty good. Earl Grey tea (decaf) with a little honey, packet of stevia and a splash of coconut/almond milk. I don't know why this tasted so good, almost chai-like. I usually drink my tea with nothing in it. But, I wanted something sweet, so I tried this and it's really good and sweet.
Friday, December 27, 2013
This December has been difficult for my family. My precious nephew died (he'd had a heart transplant last Christmas and was doing well...that child had been through too much), we've all been sick, my mom is sick and far away (although she is now getting better), my mother in law had lung cancer surgery (she's doing better, but has a long recovery ahead). I feel like I'm leaving my nephew behind in 2013. It was interesting, though, how many friends this guy had. His memorial service was standing room only!
I am hoping, however, that the nutribullet I got from my husband will help my whole family eat more veggies and fruit. My kids hate every vegetable (except, of course, the french fry) and every fruit.
I did a taste test comparing my regular blender, a cheap imitation and the nutribullet. (I used broccoli, cauliflower, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and water. The others were drinkable, but still chunky and stringy...no way could they have handled the almonds. I was being generous. The nutribullet still had some pieces, but they were more like the strawberry seeds and tiny pieces of blueberry skin. Still drinkable, especially if you use a straw. No minor chewing involved. But not perfectly smooth either. But I felt it was worth the money.
I hope 2014 is better than this year. But, I will really miss my nephew being in it. It's still hard to believe.
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