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Day 17: Why are Some People Spoiling for a Fight?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I got yelled at at work yesterday by a coustomer for following instructions. She's taken on more than she can handle and she wants to blame me because she lapsed. It's really frustrating when I've done something that was only meant to help because I was concerned. And then to be yelled at because I wasn't concerned 24 hours earlier? Not fair. This isn't the first time that I've gone out of my way for this customer and it's not the first time she's yelled at me. It makes it hard to go out of the way for her.

  
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JBLACKER 8/11/2011 10:08AM

    Ahh yes customers, such a pain in the yes yet we need them. I feel your pain completely.

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Day 16: Interesting Problem

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I didn't eat enough yesterday. There was more things I was planning to eat, including a tasty watermelon that my husband somehow decided once the 5 year old didn't eat it it meant that I wanted him to throw it out. And that my husband didn't actually make any vegetables or a salad for supper. When I got home at 7:30 to eat all that was ready was a stuffed onion. In his own small way he just makes things more difficult.

There are three nights a week when he has to be completely responsible for supper. All I ask is that is can be something that I can heat up easily and that it includes vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are a bonus. I don't want to wait for him to get the boys to bed and then steam some vegetables for me, or for him to make a salad. I just want to be able to get changed and eat because people are coming over within 30 minutes of getting home.

So when the end of the evening came I was 200+ calories short of the minimum. I made myself a little snack: salami, cheese, crackers and nuts. It was good. I would have liked some fruit as well but he also didn't buy things I liked when he was getting groceries. I may have to be more specific in the future.

So ummm... this sort of turned into a complaining about my husband blog. Didn't mean for that to happen. I need help with this losing weight thing and I feel like I'm not asking him the right things to get that help.

  
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TAKINBABYSTEPS 8/9/2011 10:48AM

    LOL
You sound like me. Well, how I used to be. I used to complain and complain about the things I wanted him to do. to buy, to cook, etc etc.

My solution? Weekly menus and grocery lists. Hubby and kids sit down with me Sunday morning and we plan our meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks) for the entire week. Hubby and I go over our schedules and decide who's going to cook what and figure out exactly what we'll need (grocery wise) for the week.
The kids pitch in and help us decide what to make and when to make it.

After all of that (it takes about 30 minutes for the menu and grocery list) we all go grocery shopping. It's MUCH easier to come home from work and know exactly what you're making for dinner and know that you have all of your ingredients.

Remember it's a LIFESTYLE change, not a diet. You're doing it for yourself, but also for your family.

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Day 15: Another Monday

Monday, August 08, 2011

Yesterday went well, considering we had a big family meal. I even did something active in the evening. I can say I made all my personal goals yesterday but I ran out of time for all my chores. That last loead of laundry just didn't get folded.

  


Day 14: Week 2

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Well, I gained this week. I'm not completely surprised. My first week was a large loss (3.5 lbs) and I wasn't as consistent this week with my food choices as I wanted to be. I'm still meeting my 1lbs/week average because I has such a large loss the first week but I don't want to rely on that for the coming weeks. So...

I need to be more accurate with logging food. I need to add more exercise and I need to make better choices all week.

  


Day 13: Remeber the Positive

Saturday, August 06, 2011

I spend a lot of time thinking about my failures. Way more than I think about my successes. It's easier to point out what I'm doing wrong than to focus on what I'm doing right. Maybe I'll make that a focus for next week as well. Just try to point out the positives.

  
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TAKINBABYSTEPS 8/18/2011 10:47AM

    I like this because it's so true. Instead of getting all depressed because my abs don't look as flat as I want them to, I'm going to think "Well, they're not rolling globs of jello anymore either!!"

Thanks for that!! I needed it!!

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