Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The election kept me up last night and I'm definitely feeling it today. I need to really work on my sleep and getting it consistent.
I definitely need to spend some more me time. I'm losing sight of myself recently running around for my family. They are driving me crazy quite honestly. Don't get me wrong, I love the both of them...but they are self-absorbed little buggers!!! Living with males after growing up with females is quite different at times. I might be whining a bit here, and I will take it up a positive notch when I get more sleep. :)
It doesn't help that Cameron got himself grounded this weekend from friends, phone with friends, and xbox. Grounding him is like punishing myself. It takes a lot more work. LOL We went to the mall saturday, best buy sunday, Monday we made body scrub, tuesday we went out to dinner for randy's birthday and TODAY we made brownies. Its a lot of good quality time so I guess I shouldn't complain.
I had a Mary Kay function I was suppose to go to tonight - in fact I was dressed up in a beautiful dress ready for pictures when Cameron texted me at work to see when I was going to be home because Randy went hunting (yes every day of his life, but don't get me started on that tangent...). I feel too exhausted at this point to even be mad that I missed it.
Things I was proud of today:
Getting enough protein in! Its been hard for me recently to go above the minimum.
Not blowing a gasket at work.
Maintaining a positive 'tude at work.
Refraining from snacking on candy at work.
Getting in exercise in the morning (despite my body protesting).
Things I am thankful for today:
My cat. (LOL, he's pretty consistent in my thankful column isn't he?) He's let me do my own thing today without being too demanding unlike my other family members ahem.
-Time with Cameron despite how exhausting the little bugger is.
-The election is over. Whoever you voted for - Let's move on and move forward people!!!! Let's spend time investing the same amount of energy that went into the election on improving our country!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Work is definitely something that gets in the way of my healthy lifestyle. Its a high stress environment that causes me to emotionally eat. I've been managing very well since I began. But I've realized, over the last two weeks, I've been sneaking candy every day. I chalk it off to "no big deal, its just one sucker." Looks like I'm the sucker, because that's at least 14 suckers! Yeesh. Any ways, I need a plan to combat this because the atmosphere at work doesn't seem like its going to break any time soon. GUM. I was keeping gum prior to these two weeks and I ran out.
Also, I didn't get to work out today. I got about ten minutes in (despite my fitbit saying 83 minutes - Yes I know its my overall activity but I don't count it as fitness!). I also fell WAY below the recommended daily amount of steps. I reached about 5300 when I've been going over 10,000 a day. That's half the recommended! I'm so disappointed. I voted (which took forever) and then I went to work. Stayed late, got home, and went out to dinner for Randy's birthday. By the time I got home I was pooped. But I got on the treadmill for a few minutes any ways.
As for dinner, I had filet mignon and fried rice. We were at a Hibachi grill. However, I asked the man to use WAY less butter than they normally do, I ate about a fourth of the porportion that was on my plate of meat, and only about a fourth of a cup of rice. So while it wasn't the HEALTHIEST of choices, I did use portion control.
Todays things to be proud of:
Exercising control over the amount of food I put into my body.
Getting ten minutes of fitness in despite just wanting to go to bed.
Things I am thankful for:
-The right to vote.
-Whiskers reminding me that I need to take time for the important things in life - Snuggling him! lol
-My fitbit, for making me painfully aware of my inactivity today so I can do better tomorrow.
Monday, November 05, 2012
So as some of you already know, I am raising a 13yr old boy with my fiance. I met him when he was 8 and ever since then he has been mine (and Randy's). There has been bumps along the way but we've been a strong family.
Since he was 8, if we have gone out or gone somewhere, he use to insist on sitting with his dad. At first, it was because he was more comfortable with his Dad, and that I was understanding of. Then after a few years in, he would sit with both of us. When he insisted on sitting with his dad, it was more of a way to hurt me/jab me. Or at least that's what I felt. I tried to not let it bother me because I understand that having parents that aren't together are hard.
Still to this day, if we drive in separate cars, he will opt to ride with his dad. I'm not going to deny that this doesn't hurt my feelings at this point of the game.
Imagine my suprise and delight when Randy, Cam and I were talking last night, Cam told me that he doesn't insist on sitting with me places or bug me to hang out with him like he does with his dad because he feels that we spend a lot of time together and I actually hang out with him a lot!!!!
That was the best feeling in the world. I'm doing something right! As most of you parents know, parenting is a frightening thing. Step-parenting takes that to a whole new level, especially when I don't have any biological kids of my own. I am still reeling from the realization that I actually fill a void in his life and that's why he doesn't have to insist on spending time with me. *beams from ear to ear*
I love this little family of mine.
Things I'm proud of:
Being the best parent I can to Cameron.
155 fitness minutes today!!!
Things I'm thankful for:
Cameron. He's made me a better person and makes me strive to be an even better person than I was a few moments ago.
My brief moment of parenting satisfaction...because its hard to come by when you are parenting a teenager!
Those who are close to me and support/love me for who I am.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
For this weekly challenge it asks to plan your meals if possible and keep daily track of your food. I already track my nutrition daily. My Meals aren't planned but I do have a routine:
Breakfast-thing bagel sandwhich roughly around 250 calories
Lunch (11AM)-lean cusine, subway, leftovers: usually biggest meal of day around 400 calories
Snack-fruit, serving sized popcorn, etc
Dinner-may try to cook something, sometimes it ends up being a sandwhich
Snack-this may be necessary depending on how well I budgeted during the day
I do not plan on doing meal plans for the week, my mind revolts at the idea because it makes me feel boxed in.
As for my November goals: I plan on really stepping up my fitness. I need to change my routine. I'm thinking Yoga or Crossfit. I'm leaning towards cross fit right now. I want to include more strength training.
FITBIT UPDATE: i love it a lot! However, I wish it would let me choose what to upload to my sparkpage. I do not like how it tracks ALL my activity to my page. I like knowing all my activity, but I think it should be separate from "fitness" minutes. Fitness minutes to me are the minutes you do above and beyond your normal activity during the day. I am trying to adjust my mindset but I'm not quite there. I have to figure out how to have FITBIT buddies today. Currently my fitbit is MIA. I have a sneaking suspicion that Randy may have taken it.
Recent Non-Scale Victories:
I went to the mall yesterday, tried on clothes, and didn't want to "get it over with."
(I was thinking, dayum...I'm bringing sexy back! lol)
Things I'm Thankful For:
-Whiskers for insisting on love time -okay this just means I drop every thing I'm doing to completely shower him with affection because he won't take no for an answer...but I like to think he's reciprocating. :)
-That the weather has held up in the sense that I can still walk outside (I refuse to mention the white precipitation that I'm dreading in fear that it might magically appear).
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