Monday, July 22, 2013
A little more than a month ago, my sister and I agreed to partner up and get serious about taking off some weight. Both of us are in reasonably good health, just got a little too much junk in the trunk, so to speak.
Well, SHE is doing a great job, while I on the other hand have been serious some days and not so much other days. Today I am supposed to weigh but I am not gonna do it. I know that I haven't lost anything. My neighbor sent over part of a cake that was made for her...OMG...it was buttery yellow cake with caramel frosting...CARAMEL...now way can I resist that. Thing is, I ate the WHOLE thing. There was enough cake there for make at least 8 servings, and I ate it all, in two (2) days. Oh boy.
Anyway, in addition to the cake, I haven't put the stopper in the wine bottle either. I have usually two days a week of no alcohol. but seems like I make up for it on other days. HUMMMMMMM...not going to get very far this way.
Today, DH and I arose very early, like 5:30amish, ate an egg and headed out to the garden to beat the heat. The dammmmmmmmm deer are eating ALL of my tomatoes and for some crazy reason I got extremely angry. I told DH to just pull them all up (we have at least 32 tomato plants of various varieties) which he didn't do and I marched off to pick green beans. Well as I was taking it out on the green bean plants, man did I ever do some cursing, I got it all out of my system. By the time I had picked my 5 gallon bucket full I was calm and realized it isn't the end of the world.
I had a little time to conference with myself about lots of things, including but not limited to anger, diet and exercise. So today out of the clear blue sky, with no forethought, I grabbed my gymboss, put on my running shoes and went out and tried to run (jog) (trot). The setting was for 2:2 and I did that for one 2 minute period of running. Every time thereafter I reduced the running time by a few seconds and for the last 5 or 6 minutes I could only run 15 seconds of every minute. I thought I would have a total of 20 minutes but at the end realized that it was 40 minutes of exercise.
It wasn't pretty, nor was it graceful, nor was it perfect but you know what...it WAS exercise and I am excited that it happened...buy only the Lord knows why it happened. Just glad it happened. Just hoping it happens again and again.
Tomorrow, if there are more green tomatoes on the ground, I'm just gonna say, Oh Well. No more temper tantrums. That's just nature doing what nature does. I am preparing some healthy meals today and am enlisting the help of my DH to at least limit the alcohol. He's good...once he makes a decision or agrees to do a thing...count it done. So mental health...check; exercise...check; diet...check! It's all good...right??? For today anyway.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Despite the best laid plans, I think that this week I am just holding my own. On the 4th several hot dogs called my name and last night we enjoyed pizza with friends. So, that pretty much takes away any expectation of a loss. However, tomorrow when I weigh, miracles could happen, LOL.
Not going to go into orbit over this. I totally enjoyed my week and stayed on track otherwise. Am upping my water intake, and upping the walking and cutting back on the crap food. This week that is coming up I may get my 2y/o and 4y/o grandsons to chase for a few days...that will help.
So far, I'm having a pretty good summer. Hope you all are too! Stay cool. Enjoy your day.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Well, it is official...DH and I are treating ourselves to a trip for our summer birthdays. He is having a big one this year, turning 75. So, we are heading to the Dominical Republic for two weeks. How crazy is this??? We own a home in Belize and go there for the winter. Why the DR? I don't really know. But for this two weeks, we will be in a nice, modern condo within walking distance to the beach. Why the DR??? I really don't care, just excited to go. Love, love, love the beach. Home in Belize is in the rainforest which is cool but not the beach!
Wish I could speak Spanish. I only know a very, very few words. DH knows a little more and for some reason can communicate fairly well with Spanish speakers.
Goals?? Well, I already have a goal to get rid of 10 pounds before my niece gets married in Sept. so far I'm down 2 and working on another 2 for this week. As long as I don't start back the wrong direction, I'm good with that goal. Maybe I'll set a goal to learn 10 Spanish words or phrases a week prior to heading to the DR. That sounds like a reasonable goal.
I'm excited and a little anxious. Now, just praying for No Hurricanes during our visit!!
If anyone has been there and has some tips, I'd love to hear them.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
and the sun just came out. My girls (3 DGDs) are coming over in a little while for a sleepover. Tomorrow the oldest DGD is having her final dance recital and will perform her Senior Solo. Great weekend shaping up. So, God gave us rain for the garden and now sun for the girl's visit. How awesome is that!!! All we need and right on time.
Life is really good. Hope everyone out there in Spark-People-Land can enjoy their weekend too.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I know it's my fault...I did it to myself....but I still don't like it...
My DH is sooooo spoiled. I have done it over the nearly 28 years of our marriage. But tonight I served his salad to him in his easy chair in front of the TV then I fixed his spaghetti and served it to him and he had the nerve to complain b/c I put too much pasta in ratio to the sauce....Come ON!!!!!
Today he sprayed the garden, oh and he made the morning coffee....While I did the dishes, cleaned the dishwasher, made spaghetti sauce from scratch, changed the sheets, did the laundry, went to the grocery store and put away the groceries, cleaned the kitchen after dinner, I'm sure there is more....While HE snooped away on the internet???
Am I being a B---H?? I'm afraid I fussed back, which I don;t normally do. His response...it would be like him bringing me coffee w/o sugar????? I don't get it.
Anyway, rant over...I know he loves me and it is my fault...I always try to please and when I don't it really hurts my feelings. I've been keeping a record and havent prepared the same meal in 35 meals. I don;t cook every day since there are just the two of us, but that's a long streak!!! Yesterday I made a homemade loaf of wheat bread, made a key-lime pie, and fixed pork chops with a fig-balsamic reduction. We eat GOOD!!!
Well, I'll just go get some cheese to go with my whine! Just needed to get it off my chest.
I'll live and get over it.....thanks for listening
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