Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hello everybody and an extra shout out to my team "No More Batwings"!
Overall this hasn't been my best week with this challenge. I did okay but have had a lot on my mind and somehow feel a bit blah.
Actually, I've had a nagging headache for about a week which I think is related
to stress. I go to bed with it and wake up with it.....I know it sounds like a bad husband joke.
Anyway, I finally took the medication my doctor gave me that costs $115.00 for 6 tablets. These really work but I find I try to spare them along. Silly me! They really seem to break the pain cycle and taking them would mean I wouldn't have to take regular painkillers everyday but I guess I'm too stubborn to realize that! AND, its not like I have to pay for them as I have medical insurance. Can I add stupid to stubborn!
Throughout the week, I've tried to send spark goodies to my team members and I think (again, I'm thinking of the word stupid) I sent my team a group message.
I'm finding this challenge to be an excellent way to stay accountable both to myself and to my team! I am still lagging behind with my food journal and I'm thinking of making it public so I have to be accountable that much more. I know that keeping the food journal makes me focus on meeting my nutritional requirements, if nothing else.
Oh, we were asked to make a healthy Halloween treat and to post the link. I'm really pathetic so I made up my own treat which I called the Swamp Monster!
Since I wanted to make something we all could enjoy (by "we" I am referring to my dogs and myself and my husband)
So to do this, I took two or three bananas and cut them into sections about two-inches in length. Then I connected the lengths with toothpicks in sort of odd angles. I then spooned some peanut butter over the banana sections. To decorate my creature I used blueberries for eyes, apples for lips, and used almond slices to make the horns along the creature's back. I then placed broccoli flowerets around the base of the creature. I know this sounds pathetic but it did look cute. Unfortunately, I somehow deleted the sole picture I took of my husband pretending to be afraid of the creature. (I told you all that I'm not technologically gifted).
To serve..I removed the almond pieces and we all at our peanut butter covered banana! The dogs loved it (well by their lip-smacking it appeared they loved it!) and my husband and I did more laughing at our creation. So I guess I covered both challenge stipulations....have fun and make something healthy!
I hope everybody is having a great day and thanks for reading!
This is from a website called Halloween Costumes Canada which has a large selection of pet costumes......NO, Maddy and Louisa are not ordering costumes! I just thought it was a very funny picture!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I hope you are all having a great weekend! The sun is shining here today after the thunder and lightning of yesterday. That was really weird for an October day in Newfoundland!
I bought myself an exercise DVD yesterday and I ordered one from Spark. The one I found here in Walmart is Leslie Sansome "Walk Away the Pounds For Your Week". I used it this morning much to the amusement of Maddy and Louie who did their best to distract me with their respective toys! I could almost read their minds, "look, Mommy is making a fool out of herself walking around the living room in her pj's".
Anyway, I've just realized that I can take this DVD with me this coming week when I am going to be in St. John's. As you can tell, I'm not very technological so coming to this realization was a breakthrough! Ha. I'm taking my laptop too so I can log into Spark everyday and do my best to avoid fatty restaurant food.
In case you are wonderng, I'm taking my Mom out to see a heart specialist. We have to drive about 5 hours each way and she has to stay there for a few days. I've got my fingers crossed that this is only a precautinary appointment but one never knows.
Okay, now that I've babbled on enough, could somebody tell me how to log in your exercise DVD workouts? I just put in in as 1 mile of walking in 20 minutes but I'm not sure.
Anyway, have yourselves a great weekend! I'm feeling much better thanks to everybody about my decision regarding Moto!
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