Thursday, February 24, 2011
This week has been filled with a whole lot of NOTHING. I've been feeling miserable (TOM), and let me say TOM never really bothers me, except about once every six months or so, but this time around, holy ham, I'm just sapped. Suffering horrible cramps, bloated to the extreme (feel and look like a blowfish - ok, that's a tad exaggerated), feels like I've put on 50 pounds since last week, feeling totally miserable, yep, I'm whining cuz I have been sooooo miserable this week. And the mood swings and irritability are over the top (that is not an exaggeration, just ask anyone who has been within 5 feet of me this week, they can totally attest to my pleasant nature, definitely sarcasm here)
I have to admit I have not done a thing, no exercise, nothing. And it's really getting to me, this week, so far, seems like it's all I can do to drag myself out of bed in the mornings, go to work, only to come home from work and put on my jammies and just sit on the couch. What is wrong with me? Totally not my style.
Goal for today is to do SOMETHING, just a little something fitness wise, I just have physically felt bad, but will do my best tonight to do it anyway. I have been staying within the calorie range, actually a tad under since I really have not had an appetite this week. WOW, I'm just falling to pieces, but at least I'm not eating bad foods or overeating.
Sheesh, I feel better now with this confessional to myself and to all my SP buddies: I've just been a lazy couch potato all week.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
One of my goals each month is to make a new recipe - this month I tried SPARK Paleo Chicken Enchiladas. Last night I had a house full of guinea pigs to try out the new recipe. Three out of five voted THUMBS DOWN !!! But Sis and I agreed it was ok, but the sauce could have used a little help, the spices were just right, but too runny. The sauce was made up of chicken broth and tomato sauce with a tad of cumin and chili powder, poured over grilled chicken breast and cauliflower.
I thought it was pretty good, the sauce just needed to be thicker but it had a great flavor. I really wish I knew how to cook, I could have doctored the sauce up, but since I only cook by following a recipe I'm at a real disadvantage, I'm obviously not kitchen savvy. I have plenty of leftovers since three out of five people are picky-pants. Looks like I'm going to be eating chicken enchiladas for a couple of days (lunch, dinner, snack, etc.) because I don't waste food, perhaps I might freeze it in individual servings for future lunches for me.
So I will try to add something to it tonight, any suggestions to help a hopeless cook?
Monday, February 21, 2011
Well my wonderful busy weekend I had planned got totally rearranged, so it was mostly a DUD, but a few highlights...
Went to school with daughter on Friday, that was fun and we skipped out a few minutes early for a girlie shopping trip. Must have been my lucky day, I finally found a pair of jeans that fit and was on clearance for five bucks, woo hoo, that never happens to me. And my daughter and I got matching dresses for five bucks too.
No long run on Saturday, but did attend the runner's safety program. Will share details tomorrow from that. Very informative. Went to my granddaughter's basketball game, then out to lunch with daughter and her BF. (Decided against Mexican - way too many calories, opted for a healthier choice - kids meal at Cracker Barrel, grilled ckn and veggies) Then hubby and I came home and ended up taking a two hour nap, WOW, guess I'm getting old. Then we spend the evening baking and watching a movie.
Sunday, no hot yoga, I slept late and then after being up for two hours, fell back asleep on couch with my daughter. Big family dinner and watched The Social Network, pretty good movie, then finished the lazy day out with yet another movie, daughter and I stayed up to watch Titanic for the millionth time.
It was a L A Z Y weekend, I must have really needed to catch up on my sleep. But back at it today, gonna be great weather for an afternoon run, gonna take advantage of that since it's going to be cold again tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and are ready to get back to work today.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Last night's yoga class was soooo fantastic and so worth the wait. I left there feeling like a wet noodle. Did some awesome stretching, which my legs so desparately needed.
I wore my new heart monitor to class, just wanted to see how many calories I burned. I checked google to see how many calories you burn doing yoga, everything I saw said approx. 3 calories per minute for Hatha, so I definitely wanted to put that to the test, sure enough, that is a pretty close guestimate, but I burned 264 calories.
I've been sticking with the warm yoga because I'm too chicken to go for the gusto and try the HOT, but I am going to try the HOT version on Sunday morning - if I can't take the heat, I'll just get outta the kitchen
We were joined by one our SP buddies, FOXROX last night. Too bad we couldn't talk during the session, so we will definitely have to arrange a time when us girls can get together and do what we do best - C H A T. Glad you came FOXROX.
Tonight it's P90X Kenpo and grocery shopping. Then, my busy three day weekend starts. Today is my Friday, woo hoo, can't wait for some warm weather, I feel a motorcycle ride coming on for tomorrow afternoon.
Tomorrow I get to go to school with my daughter, every year the PTA hosts a "bring your parent to school day". I went last year, but this year she's a Senior, which means I'm a Senior and this is our last mommy /daughter function of high school. I get to attend her orchestra class, government, and fashion class - yeah, all should be fun. She has been bragging to all her teachers and friends about how skinny her mom has gotten. Wow, I didn't know she bragged on me. I'm glad she's happy for me, but I'm also very modest and shy when people start to talk about MY weight loss. I don't feel like I've done anything so great, just an average gal working hard. So she says I have to wear something smoking hot. Now that's funny, what does a 40+ woman wear to school that's smoking hot that doesn't look like I'm trying to wear something smoking hot? and of course it has to be in-style. She's so worried about the fashion. I think I'll just stick to a pair of jeans and a tee, a classic mom look.
Saturday, free women's self defense class at the local running store. A police officer is going to instruct us lady runners on safety while running, etc. I always try to be very conscious of my surroundings when running, but hopefully this will put things in a different prospective and learn some new things to look out for (I'll share). I always love learning and trying new things and even better, it's FREE!!!! Then I promised my daughter a lunch at our fav Mexican restaurant. I haven't had Mexican food since prob Oct. 2010, WOW, I used to eat it all the time, but it doesn't really fit into a healthy lifestyle so much any more, so I will definitely have to move the tortilla chip bowl to the far end of the table so I won't be tempted.
Sunday, hot yoga class and then family dinner with a birthday celebration. Our granddaughter turns 12 today, so we are having cake on Sunday. Also going to try a new Paleo chicken enchilada recipe.
So a busy, fun weekend in the works. I will miss you all in the next three days, since you know I take a SP hiatus on weekends, but will be back on Monday, until then..... have a healthy, happy weekend.
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