Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Today will be day 64 of my current 10 min of exercise/day streak. Not sure if I'll elliptical, Zumba, or do weights, just know I'll probably keep it short.
Today will be busy for me. Last week we ended up with lots of leftovers and I've got to take care of them. I made a ton of Irish stew for a prom fundraiser, not expecting it to come home. Lots came home and I need to freeze a bunch of it. Hubby grilled a bunch of steaks and pork chops. Last night I made three enchilada casseroles with all the leftover pork and put two in the freezer. I also made a breakfast casserole for the kids with leftover shredded pork. I made the dough for cookies yesterday. I was trying to make chocolate chip, but after I started I realized that someone ate some of my chips! I had to adjust mid recipe and added in white chips and caramel bits. The kids reaction, "These are your best cookies ever!" I served them warm for dessert with vanilla ice cream. I only baked up two dozen yesterday, so I have the rest of the double batch to bake today. I may try to get another type of cookie made. I have two recipes I'm ready for that are new to me: Maple-pecan, and root-beer. We'll see which mood hits me. I also have to make my lobster soup for Ash Wednesday and Friday. It's better if it sits overnight and is warmed up as leftovers. It's kind of a cross between a bisque and chowder since I leave it chunky. All this cooking is easy since mine and hubby's meals are just warmed up steak and veggie. I don't have to worry about preparing a healthy meal too, just the fun stuff I love to cook for the kids.
Well, I'd better get cooking!!
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Today will be 62 days of my 10 min/day of exercise. I'll have to get my workout in after work today. I'm not sure if I'll elliptical, zumba, do weights, or some combination.
I took several days off from my daily weigh in this week. Saturday we went out with friends and I made some poor eating decisions and drank quite a bit. The next couple of days saw me nibbling a couple cookies here and there, and then in the middle of the week I indulged in a cup of beer cheese soup. All these treats were yummy, and I'm not beating myself up about it. I decided before going out on Saturday that I would indulge and then give myself some time to get my weight back down. Today's weight was 135.5 lbs, so I've succeeded. I'm looking forward to Lent. Ash Wednesday is this week. That means no treats, no indulging, lots of sacrificing. It helps to offer these sacrifices up for religious reasons. It takes the pressure off of the getting in shape goals.
Mary update: My daughter seems to be improving from her fall on the ice last week. I think the medrol dosepak really helped to reduce the swelling. We have an RX for physical therapy if we need it. I'll see how she's doing later today before deciding to make any appointments. She really has improved quite a bit and already has physical therapy exercises she's supposed to do at home.
Work has been busy this week, and I've worked at both my jobs this last week. I'm typing this during my lunch break, but should finish up so I can get back at it. I really want to leave on time today.
Have a great week everyone!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Today I feel a little weak. Don't worry, just typical female stuff. I took it easy and tried the seated upper body weight routine, a nine minute Spark video. I really liked this routine and added it to my favorites. I just wish she had put in one more minute. I did the elliptical for a minute to get to ten.
I have lots of running around, so I'm sure I'll get some good steps tracked on my activity tracker. One of the errands is getting Mary to her back doctor. She still has pain, but seems to be improving. We'll see what, if any, tests or scans they want to do now. She seems to be in a little more pain as she starts tapering off the Medrol dosepak. They gave instructions for a 12 day taper, the usual dosepak is only six days. She's in good spirits and does the best she can. I'm anxious for warmer weather to try to get walking with her a little, although swimming in our warm pool helps loosen up her muscles.
Lots to do, I'd better go.
Friday, February 21, 2014
My streak is still going. I've had a busy week with work, kids, and illness. I've had a bit of a sinus infection, but I think it's getting better. Tuesday and Thursday I rested quite a bit. I actually called in sick on Tuesday. I decided to stay home to get better and to keep an eye on Mary. On Monday, we had a bout of ice and snow. Our school system did not call a late start, nor did they think it was necessary to put salt or sand down in the parking lots. This was with snow on top of freezing rain. I got the call from my hubby that Mary fell on the ice, on her back! This is my girl who went to the hospital on a backboard Sept 2013 with a volleyball injury. Hubby ended up getting her checked out in the ER. I was working that day, so I made about 100 trips between the pharmacy and the ER. She's had new pain issues, but nothing showed up on the x-rays. Her back doctor is now getting her in next week. She'll probably need another MRI or some other scan to see if there's new damage. Poor thing is only 14, way too young to be dealing with pain like this.
They called school on Thursday. This was my day off. At first, I was frustrated, looking forward to a quiet restful day. The kids were fantastic helps all day and got a lot of laundry and cleaning done.
I'm feeling better, I think. I've gone on several walks this last week, probably more than I should have fighting this infection. The weather was nice on a couple of days. I've also managed to do weights three times this week, which is one of my goals. I'm still really anxious for Spring to get outside more.
This is getting pretty long. I hope you all have a good weekend.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
My streak is still alive at 47 days now. Today I did weights for ten minutes and also got on my elliptical for 15 to try to get my steps up for the day.
Yesterday was a really nice day. I've been itching to get out and do something, anything! Winter is starting to really get to me. Hubby, Bridget and I went to Sean's basketball game bright and early to start the day. His team lost, but they played really well. Sean scored 6 of their 8 points. We came home, ate lunch, and then Hubby and I went out alone. The sun finally came out. We went out to Village Point, an outdoor shopping center. Hubby and I walked for 15 minutes and then did some shopping. I had a good time, but didn't end up getting anything for myself. It did feel good to get everything I was looking for, for the kids. Hubby even got a new pair of Keen shoes.
After shopping, we decided to splurge and go out to eat. Yes, I went off my plan for one meal and I thoroughly enjoyed it! We had that Dave Matthews white wine, chicken wings (which were incredible!), filet medallions in a wine sauce, and green beans with sugared pecans. Overall, good decisions for my eating plan, but still a little splurging. We didn't like what movies were showing, so we headed home to our small town theater. We took all the kids to "The Lego Movie," which we all really enjoyed. We splurged here too. I ate some buttered movie popcorn. YUM!!!
I usually step on the scale daily, but have decided to wait at least three days before getting on again. My weight yesterday before our fun day was 139!!! Very happy to see that number!!!
So, yesterday was a really good day.
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