Friday, April 09, 2010
The weather is soooooo spring. Warm one day, freezing the next. I will be more active today simply to stay warm! I don't want to turn my heat back on.
The 7 year old boy I care for really can't stand being cooped up. He gets here at 7am and asks if he can go out and play right away. In an effort to not piss off my neighbors, I have instated the "not before 9am" rule. He is clock watching now. The thing is, no one else in this neighborhood is out this early. I feel bad that he has had to rise and shine like normal all this week, since it is Spring Break. Mom had to work everyday.
I am getting excited to try out my "new to me" bike this weekend. My boyfriend is the keeper of the bike, since he has a garage. He has been "decking" out his own bike with a bottle holder and new water bottle, but hasn't mentioned getting anything for mine or my daughters. What's that about? Oh, he did buy a long, chain-like, bike lock. So we can lock up the bikes if we so choose. Safety. I hope the bike works for me. Finger crossed. Pray for my hiney!
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I tracked breakfast and lunch. I wasn't really active yesterday. (chased kids around outside for a little while, but mostly sat and watched them play) Then I waaaaaaaay over ate last night. (had a bring a dish dinner with 2 friends last night, it was yummy!) Am not even going to track that. Yesterday is in the past. I have a whole new day to make better choices. QuickFire Challenge is jumping jacks. Today--I JUMP! Oh, I did drink PLENTY O WATER! Score one for me in that department!
One day at a time. One hour at a time. One choice at a time. Slow AND steady wins this race. Working on the steady...
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?
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