Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I got on the scale this morning and I was NOT pleased. But also not surprised. I'm up 4 pounds. Today, I track! I like Buggirl's plan of 3 days exercise, 2 days Quickfire challenge. I can do that too! Today is exercise. For me this means doing my strength workout and walking. I have been skimping big time on actual strength exercises. Mostly, I've been spring cleaning and gardening. Which I know counts, but it is not the same as a regimen. I feel that I need the routine and that the other stuff is bonus activity. Especially on days that I don't get a walk in. I am trying to keep the mindset that I fill my day with more activity rather than setting time for "exercise". I read that people with a "more active" mindset lose more weight than those who "exercise". I totally see how that can work. I even did leg lifts and pushups last night while watching BL.
As far as food goes...Maybe we shouldn't go there... (cheesecake) I have to eat more fruit and veggies. It is too easy for me to go on a carb/fat diet. So, today, I track! Toady I make healthier choices. Next week the scale will reflect this. Next month I will be smaller than I am right now and in the next two months, I will feel fantastic in a bathing suit. That's my goal.
Weather permitting, I am hoping to take my "new to me" bike for a good ride. Yippee!
Monday, April 05, 2010
Hi! How are you doing? How was your Easter weekend? Mine was really great. I made 3 cheesecakes, a layer cake, bean dip and some fabulous bacon gruyere scallion "muffins". I slaved with the cooking several days in a row before the weekend and all Sat. morning. But it was all worth it. Had Easter lunch with my family on Saturday. I brought the "muffins" and the layer cake with me. Both my brothers showed up and my boyfriend (he had to work in the am and wasn't sure if he could make it, but he did. Yippee!)
Went to a Birthday party Saturday night. Brought one of the cheesecakes and the bean dip. The cake and dip were my gift to the B-day girl. My younger brother and his wife were also at the party so I got to spend even more time with them. They left for home in MI today. Boo! Boyfriend also attended the party! This is huge since he is so very anti-social and he had so many events this weekend. We had a good time.
Sunday was Easter Mass with boyfriend's family and then lunch at this parents house. We had an Easter egg hunt, which his grandma won hands down. That woman is so competitive! And super sweet! My last cheesecake was enjoyed thoroughly. Pats on the back to me! Really, it was great to contribute, and then to just relax.
So, I volunteered to head up a project with my church this year for their annual Go Cincinnati Day. This is where some (no lie) 3000 to 5000 people from 40 different churches do around 300 different projects for, I forget how many, different organizations around Cincinnati. This is a one day, 4 hour blitz on the city. This will take place on May 15. In the past, I have simply worked on the day of the project as one of the massive amounts of volunteers. This year, I decided to step it up and volunteer to be a Team Captain. This means I meet with the organization, figure out what we will be doing, figure out what materials we need, order materials, pick up materials, prep the area and coordinate the people on the big DAY. The project I am assigned to is to paint, what I thought was one, but is actually two murals in two rooms for foster children; that is to be inspirational for boys ages 16 to 21. I met with the organization leader today (totally cool guy, used to be an NFL football player, has a huge heart for foster kids!). I forgot a tape measure. Only took pictures of the walls the mural will go on instead of the whole room, and now have more questions than answers. I want my artist sister-in-law to come up with the mural concept, but she lives in MI and I need the mural by this Saturday! Pray for a miracle. I need it because this Saturday is when the church will be buying the materials for artistic painting. UGH! I will pull this together. I will pull this together. I WILL pull this together!!!
I have a meting tonight about the resources and the ordering of them. I am hoping to have even more of my questions answered there.
So, that's what's going on with me, in a nutshell. What's up with you?
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It's early. 7am. I has one child here and am awaiting the arrival of another here soon. And then another; and then another. I think that's all. But possibly one more. The first two need to leave for school at 8:30. The second two, never. stop. talking. All day long. Senseless and useless ramblings. All day long. I live for nap time on days like today.
Child #2 just arrived. Normally he's my quiet one. He's chatty this am!
So I have the song "If I had a Million Dollars" by Bare Naked Ladies suck in my head. Most especially the part where they say "Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Just thought I'd pass that along to you.
Ooo. Super excited! I have a friend who is my same height that wants to gift me her road bike! Oh, YES! I really hope it works for me. My friend Tiff has been trying to get me to do bike trips with her for a couple of years now. I may or may not end up a runner, (due to the poor genetics I've been dealt) yet I still try. But what may really happen is that I end up a biker! I have actually dreamed of riding in some races. Feeling the wind whipping against me, helmet on, super-cool shades, super-nasty bike shorts showcasing my big behind, determined look on my face-quickly replaced by smiles-then back again 'cause I swallow a bug. LOL! Seriously, I can't wait to be back on a bike!
I've already been concocting a laundry list of accessories I MUST have!
1. Super-cool helmet! Preferably in pink!
2. Super cool sunglasses that hopefully protect my eyes (contacts) from wind.
3. Crazy bike shorts (for x-tra padding) and super long t-shirts(to prevent butt-crackage--no one wants to see that!).
4. Water bottle.
5. Fingerless gloves. Not sure why. I think they have gel in them to pad your hands a bit.
6. I totally wish a road bike could be outfitted with a basket. So I could carry Toto in it when the tornado strikes! (Okay, I don't have a Toto. Just want a basket).
7. Bell, like the ones you had as a kid that really don't make a loud noise, but are super annoying. And so I can act like I'm the ice cream man.
8. As long as I'm going there... I want streamers!!! And stuff in my spokes!
Fantasy over. Really, I just want to look skinny and cool while riding a bike.
I think I may be done rambling this morning. Except I must tell you that i have been enjoying my coffee in a mug that was purchased for me by my sister-in-law while they were on vacation in Canada. I love this mug. It's a good morning.
Oh! OH! I forgot to mention that I am making 3 cheesecakes (one plain, 2 triple citrus), a lemon layer cake with raspberry curd, and bacon Gruyere scallion muffins, for 3 different occasions this weekend. (one of the cheesecakes is a gift to my next door neighbor). Wish me baking and calorie overload LUCK!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Okay. I know this is soooooo not helpful to dieting. But...
What would you eat if you could choose your very last meal?
I want it all! Gooey nachos or queso and chips from Cheeseburger in Paridise. Chicken Pad Thai with crispy noodles from Foriegn Exchange. Bacon wrapped dates from Lattitudes. My friend Amy's suash ravioli with butter sage sauce. Saag paneer and Naan from any Indian restaurant. A big juicy medium rare filet mignon. Whipped potatoes from The Golden Lamb. Saphetti and meatballs. Triple citrus cheesecake.
YUM. Of course, this meal would KILL me!
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