Friday, December 06, 2013
Well my son turns two next month. In these two years I've put on 80 pounds mostly from lack of energy, some depression, mindless eating, etc.
I've written all these blogs about staring over! This was going to be it! This was how I was going to do it! Oh no, I've blown it! I'm so over all of it, really.
I'm in a good mood though, don't get me wrong. Things are ok. Money is still tight but I'm in control of things. I told my husband we were going to keep things in CONTROL! We've done better. We did have to use the card some each month but we've kept it to a minimum. I bought gas and I got my son a hair cut because he needed it. We know where the money is going and not spending wrecklessly Woohoo!
Even with Christmas here and my son's birthday but he's only turning two and he gets SO MUCH from family, we just don't feel the need to buy another toy he won't play with when we know that all he want's is daddy's work IPAD. HAHA!
I'm at home. Training for a new job. Its nothing exciting. My husband has taken up the activity of golfing and it makes me nervous because he wants to spend soooo much money on stuff. He had to pick the most expensive sport. We've managed to buy stuff though without using credit or going overboard though.
As for me, I have no hobbies. *sigh* I was thinking about the things I miss. I miss playing my flute. I don't have it anymore. I miss doing community theater. They don't have one in my area and I don't have the time to start one up. I would love to write something maybe, a book. I don't know if I would actually sit down and do it but let's just say I am restless.
I'm also over calorie cutting. Blah! I hate it. I would just rather eat whatever. I never eat under my goal anyway. I always eat over. I don't plan ahead much. I just don't have time and I hate leftovers. I prefer a fresh warm meal. I'm so picky and strange.
I've been following Fit Villans and Eat More to Weigh Less. I was blown a way by a woman who lost 33 lbs in seven months eating 2000 calories a day without exercising at all. She is 62 inches and I was blown away by that. So I'm looking into it. According to the plan, I get to eat 2022 calories without even getting any exercise in. I can add the exercise in and eat those too once I begin and the exercise consists of nothing but lifting weights (heavy)
I read a really great motivating article of how lifting heavy burns 100 calories more in the body over a 24 hour period after lifting. That's pretty cool. I'll take that.
I almost don't even care if my weight loss would be slow. Every months of lifting usually produces some result in inches lost anyway. So that's what I'd like to do. I need to find a good lifting routine but I think Nia Shanks online has good lifting programs for women.
We'll see how it goes. For now I'm just going to eat some sweets for the holidays and not make myself sick.
Friday, November 08, 2013
I'm so tired. Its November and I can hardly believe it. Its actually my dad's birthday today. I called him earlier of course. Sent him a card and all that good stuff.
I've had a busy last four weeks. Joey has been sick for almost all of it and I've been sick for half of it. This was my fourth virus this year. It was his fifth. I guess I know how the Vitamin D levels are. I've decided to order 5000 IU of D3 and begin taking as soon as it arrives. Maybe then, I'll see a difference.
So far we paid off the hospital bill. It started off at 10 grand but then insurance, and financial aid and flex spending and other payments got it down to 500 and then we just paid it off. That was a relief. Those bills dated back two years when I gave birth to him.
We've had a good month financially. I'm on top of bills so far and trying to control spending. Food is the toughest though. Groceries I should say. Josh got on to me for wanting a $20 pair of jeans last week and my mom ended up buying them for me. But this week he wants me to drop $50 on a set of clubs for his new hobby. SMH. Feelin the love right now.
I would like to get out and see a therapist, aka someone to talk to about life, problems, etc. I feel stressed alot. I have Joey all day and he's no picnic during these toddler years. Then I train from 6-10 for a job I'm getting ready to begin, while cooking dinner, doing dishes, watching Joey. Hubby is supposed to be helping but he can lag behind at times. He grilled steaks tonight which is a help but he could do more. I know he works all day but so do I and all night. I wonder how things will work out when I begin working. He insists I work now so I hope he's willing to put the work in too.
Next week I'm going to spend the week with my mom and sister. Dad will probably be working out of town. I need a routine break. Its nice to get out of the house, even if its just going to my small hometown.
Still maintaining. I worked out a couple days ago but then Joey woke up super early off schedule today and I was too tired to work out again today. My new resolution is just to fit in ten minutes here and there when I can. Getting up earlier has not been working out too well so far.
Of course I need to tweak my nutrition. When I seriously consider what I eat, I'm not suprised I can't lose. I don't think I eat high levels of calories but there's just not alot of nutritional content there. I hate veggies but my body needs them. I'm thinking of replacing all desserts or sweets with fruits starting Monday. I'm also already on a new routine of drinking a quart of water a day as well.
I was thinking of doing some changes in my menu. For example, I'm thinking of leaving the carbs off my plate during meals. That way I'm forced to eat my protein and veggie. I figured I could set aside whole grain carbs during snack times. I know some experts believe in eating all that together but I'm going to try it out anyway. Can't hurt.
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