Monday, June 13, 2011
Today is the last official day of my daughter's high school career. Where has the time gone?
I got to YELL at my daughter one last time today, to... "get up and go to school". She hates it when I yell to her upstairs from the bottom of the stairs, she says my voice is so annoying in the mornings (imagine that). She is so glad I never have to yell upstairs to get her up to go to school again, so now I must find something else to annoy her with, lol.
It was a busy weekend of cleaning, grocery shopping and preparation. Getting everything ready for this weekends graduation party. I'm stressing, will be soooo glad to get it behind me, but it's really bitter sweet.... booooo hoooo, my baby is graduating.
My house is going to be so chaotic this week. Grandpa is coming down from NY, grandma is flying in from UT, so lots of things to do.
My daughter wanted a Mexican fiesta for her graduation party, complete with taco bar. Well, of course I had to agree to her wishes in that department, but I also wanted to put a healthy touch on the menu, in case others don't care for tacos. I ordered a 6 foot sub, a veggie tray and going to make some healthy pasta salad too. I have to save room for a piece of graduation cake, Lord knows I've earned it - with seeing and helping my baby get through high school. I think mom's should get some recognition too, not an easy task being a mom in this day and age.
Hope everyone has a productive, wonderful week.
A little for me - 1 more pound gone this week - hello 145 !!!
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Yesterday was the first time EVER that I got to keep all my bday gifts.
Usually everyone buys the wrong size - too big or too small. Yesterday was so exciting. My daughter got me a pair of shorts - perfect fit. She also got me pajamas in a size SMALL - woo hoo. DH bought me some pajama jeans in a size SMALL - double woo hoo.
I have always dreaded getting gifts for my birthday and Christmas only because I always had the hassle of returning just about everything. I have always told ppl not to attempt to buy me clothes, but no one every listened.
I can't explain how great it felt to know that I didn't have to return anything, that my size is just about where I want to stay and that included a couple of size "SMALLS" - What a great birthday it turned out to be.
Thanks to all my SP buddies for the birthday wishes and for always supporting me. I wouldn't be wearing the "SMALLS" without ya.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Today is my Birthday, but I shall refer to it as my 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday, and yes.... it started out with a bash, literally.
OMG, I'm so clumsy, I tripped this morning on my way out the door wearing my platform wedge heals and totally rolled my ankle. Owwiieeeeee. Iced it when I made it to work. Gonna be a great day, I can tell (SARCASM).
Anyhoo, the bossy sis and DH are cooking me dinner tonight - yeah, that's a great bday gift - NO COOKING !!!!!!!!!!
I was going for retail therapy at the mall for lunchtime today, but now I have to reconsider since the ankle is pretty swollen. I'll settle for a lunch in the office while reading my new edition of Runner's World.
For a mid-afternoon delight, we always have cake at 3:00 at work - I get to choose what kind of cake we are having - I'm thinking angel food cake topped with strawberries - trying to keep it on the healthy side so I can undo the ice cream damage from last week, lol.
Kinda cool that I got a birthday email from Sparkpeople - it said don't just count your years, make them count !!!!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Read an article in Fitness Magazine regarding several ways to lighten your lunch. So today I tried something new on my salad. Substituted a teaspoon of dry sun flower seeds instead of croutons. Save = 30 to 50 calories. All about saving a few calories here and there. A lot of great tips in this magazine, one of my favorite next in line to Runner's World.
Got back into action yesterday with my workouts - did a 10 minute Tony workout with bands - sheesh my arms and buttocks are feeling it today. Hoping my workout "funk" is over - P90X on tap for tonight Chest and Back. Bring on the muscles.
It's really super duper hot here today - 92 degrees and humid - ICK !!!! I like it hot, but not this hot. Sure would be a perfect pool or beach day, but I'm stuck in the office but weekend is looking fantastic.
Hope everyone is enjoying a SPARK-filled day.
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