Monday, June 28, 2010
Well, I wanted to post on Saturday after the game, but we didn't get home until 9:00ish and I was tired. In the end, my DH wasn't feeling up to going, so I took the birthday boy with me. So, after not being with him last year, I got to spend the whole afternoon with him in the suite. We had a great time and a great game. Dodgers won!! Did get to see A-ROD play though. (FYI: dessert cart came. Got an oatmeal raisin cookie for the b-day boy. Had 2 little pieces of that & 2 bites of my son's banana, chocolate something cake. I had my WW bar later on to satisfy me.) Here's a picture of the birthday boy and me:
Yesterday, I ended up going to the gym to spin. My friend was subbing for the regular instructor, so I thought, "What the heck." Well, my friend didn't sub and the regular spin teacher was there. Oy vay!! 90 minutes later, I was soaking wet and pretty tired. Well worth it. Ran home, showered, and by 10:15, my DH, princess and I were on the road to Manhattan Beach to watch a bike race. We had a great afternoon. It was like having an only child again. We went out for lunch (Wahoo fish tacos), did a little shopping, and watched the race. Before we left, the princess wanted ice cream. She and daddy got yogurt and I went to Pete's for coffee. So good. Got home and instead of making dinner, we ordered Chinese food. Not the best thing to eat, but I did ok. Chicken with vegetables, chicken with mushrooms and some rice. For dessert, I had a jamba juice bar (1 point for a bar).
Today, I went to the gym and took a body sculpt class (upper body) and did 45 mins on the elliptical. A friend of mine showed me how to burn a lot of calories. Sweating? You betcha. Ran to Costco on the way home and bought lots of fruit: blackberries, blueberries, grapes, oranges. Love summer fruit. Took the princess to the park and threw her tennis balls, about 4 buckets worth. Came home, ate lunch, showered and watched some cooking shows with the princess. Now, I have to take my car in (my son is "patiently" waiting for me to finish this so we can go. He's so antsy!!). Getting an oil change and a roof rack put on. So, I'll be carless tomorrow. Gonna walk to WW. My daughter said, "Come on mom, let's walk. It's good exercise and you should do that before you weigh in." How cute is that. So, hopefully, we'll walk the 2 miles together. I'll let you all know.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
15 years ago today, at 1:00am, my baby boy, Isaac was born. I have to admit, I thought the whole pregnancy I was having a girl (after 2 boys, I was excited to get the girl). Well, out came the baby and all I saw was NOTHING! yes, a girl I thought. Well, his penis was between his legs and out it popped. I was so disappointed. I didn't want to hold him (especially since I was so exhausted.). After 2 hours, I was taken to my room. The nurse brought me the baby and I started feeding him. I looked down at him and thought, "Hey, he's mine, he's healthy. Now, I'll just be the queen of the house!" And, I've loved him ever since (even at those times when I wanted to just wring his neck!). He's grwoing up to be a great young man.
After going to the gym this morning, I came home and made banana pancakes for the birthday boy. His choice. I made myself egg white & oatmeal pancakes. Now, I'm waiting to hear from my hubby if he's going to be up to going to the Yankee vs dodger game (in the suite, mind you). He's not feeling so great, so I have to see if I have to find another date. I'll let you all know later what happened.
On another note, today is the 1 year anniversary of when Pagona, Melissa and I hiked up Mt Whitney. What an amazing experience that was. We had a one day permit, so we had to get up and down in just one day. And, we did it. 17 1/2 hours later, we did it. It was so great, especially with the two amazing women that I got to climb it with. Went up with one friend and came back down with 2. Melissa and I met the day before. How crazy was that? Thanks Pagona for sharing that awesome experience with me. Wish we could do something like that again. Miss you!!
Pagona, Melissa and I on top of Mt. Whitney
Hope you all are having a great Saturday.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Ok, so the day started off pretty good. Went to the gym and took a (shadow) boxing class. On the way home, my phone rings and it's my princess. "Hi Mommy. Can you bring home bagels for breakfast?" How can you say no to that? so, I did. Got on the computer for a bit, then took a shower. Ate some lunch with the kids. Then, my princess wanted me to take her to the tennis courts and throw her some balls. We called some friends to see if they could come, but no one was available. As I was sitting there, I realized I had to call my friend regarding an email I never saw. So, while I was on the phone with her, I asked what her princess was up to. In the end, mine went to play with hers. I had some time to myself. What did I do? Went shopping.
In the mall, looking for some summer dresses. A bit successful and having fun. Well, I noticed this email on my phone, so I checked it out. Not good. Our PTA end of the year party was being cancelled tonight due to terrible news. Here it is guys, the Oy, what a day: One of our teacher's son was shot and killed by a plainsclothes cop. We don't have all the details and who knows if we ever will. He was 18 years old, just graduated high school (same as mine!). Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I feel so horrible for this mother. This was her one and only child. Her life. She's not married. How awful.
Sorry to be such a downer, but it just made me so sad. You have to love your family each day b/c you never know how short life will be.
I'm hoping tomorrow will be a better day and more enjoyable things to post.
So, now, I want you to go hug your mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
20 years ago today, at 3:59pm, I gave birth to my first born son, Elie. And since then, he has been a wonderful son: growing up to be an amazing man. He was a pain in the a$$ at times, but always tried to make me laugh. As his siblings say, "he is my favorite", I can't agree. He is my favorite first born. With 4 kids, you can't have a favorite. I love them all in their own special way.
I started my day with 60 mins on the elliptical, burning over 400 calories. Felt good. Got home from the gym and did some glutes and abs. After showering (and sitting at the computer way too long), I took my princess to the park and practiced tennis with her. Ok, I threw the balls and she hit them. Came home, had lunch and then, don't get jealous ladies, went to get a mammogram. Oh, just love those, NOT!! It's not too bad, but not the most pleasant thing. At least the technican was really nice and talked to me the whole time about vacation, anniversary presents, etc. After the appointment, came home for a bit and then took the princess to her tennis lesson. Ran home after the lesson and went out to eat for the big boys birthday: SUSHI! Yummy. Love that stuff. Didn't over do it at all. Came home and had my weight watcher ice cream latte bar for dessert.
All in all, it was a great day. Hope everyone had a good one, too.
Until next time-
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Ok, so the last time I blogged was on June 6th. It has been so busy, but, now that school is over and no more carpooling, homework, or stomach aches, I'm ready to continue my blogging.
Today was my weigh in day. Not the greatest, up .2 which isn't so bad considering I haven't been very good on the eating. I'm ready to give this my all and loose this weight once and for all. I'm tired of being 11 lbs. up since a year ago. That just sucks and I'm going to do something about it. I started tracking my food and staying within my points. This morning, I woke up and exercised before I went to WW. I was planning on running 3 miles, but once the 3 mile mark came, I said, "Oh, go a little more." Then, I was closer to 4 miles and I just said, "Ok, just run a full 50 minutes and walk the rest." And, that's exactly what I did. I ran 50 miles (which was a little over 4 miles, I did 10:56 min. miles) and walked 10 mins. I felt so great after that. A big accomplishment considering I hate running, especially on the treadmill.
I'm hoping the rest of the week just follows suit. Hope everyone is having a good week, too.
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