Friday, September 06, 2013
Yesterday I forgot to blog but I had a wonderful workout at the Y--I had some trouble getting there, because other things kept getting in the way, but I made it in time to have a great workout and even to get in some swimming.
Today I got a new suit, for my job search, because my old suit doesn't fit well anymore. The new one is black slacks and jacket with a green button shirt. I had to get new shoes too because LindyLou chewed up my old ones. I think its sharp, even though I am so sad about the size.
I'm going to re-set my Sparkness and re-new my effort, and this time I think I WILL destroy all evidence of previous efforts because they depress me.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Today is my first day back at school. I have five classes but only one of them today.
I'm starting my second to last semester.
I had intended to get up early today and get to the Y before my class but having slept in, I think I'll go after class, so that I have plenty of time to swim after my workout. I haven't eaten anything yet today. I'm thinking about today's food, and how I want to stay on-target with healthy stuff and keep my calories way down and lose 25 lbs. It comes down to a decision: do I want to lose weight or do I want to keep eating and drinking more calories than I need. I'm having raspberries for breakfast. I'm going to have a green smoothie after school. =)
I paid off my JC Pennys card today, and its card number 2 for this six weeks, so I met my goal on that. Now I have 8 more cards to pay off.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Today is the first day of school for the babies and for Dominic. The babies looked like a million bucks today, in khaki pants and dark blue (navy) polo shirts and brown school shoes and belts. They had fresh haircuts too. This is Avery's first day of kindergarten. They are starting at the new private school we found for them.
Dominic is hard at work too, and today he started high school. He is still in WIVA, online school. He is going to be taking Spanish, which I'm excited about for him, and he has PE. He plans to run everyday for this school-year. He got a good start today by getting up early and getting to it.
My classes don't start until tomorrow. My financial aid issue is resolved in that I have to pay for my classes, these last two semesters. I'm going to be taking it out of my "farm fund" which sucks, but I am grateful that I had the money to use for it. I have a pretty heavy load this semester, but one of my classes is Investments, which I am looking forward to. I hope I learn a lot.
I started this day off with my Green Smoothie, spicy Mexican style. Its delicious but cold. I think these smoothies are going to get to be LESS satisfying, as the cold weather sets in but I am going to do my best to stick with the plan. Maybe I will heat the whole thing up and have a warm soup-smoothie..
I'm looking forward to getting my exercise in today. I'm still having to go to the Y in Racine, but hopefully I'll be back at "my" Y the 4th. The only thing I was looking forward to at the Racine Y was the whirlpool being co-ed and out in the big pool room, but the entire pool area has been closed for the 10 days we've been using the Racine Y, so the only part we used was the weights area and the treadmills. Ah well.
I'm still hoping for some real weight loss before the end of the year. I want to lose that 32 lbs before January. There's still time to start the New Year off lighter.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Now I am back on-track. I have altered my goals a little though, going back to what worked before. So now my goals are
1) walk half an hour every day
2) strength training every other day (upper body)
3) a green smoothie and a blue smoothie everyday
4) pay off 2 cc's (leaves 8)
5) get a job
I'm grieving less about LIndyLou, since she is starting to recover but I wish I hadn't had her spayed. If I would have waited until she was grown she could have at least developed normally with all her hormones and such.
Plus, now I am going to have to get another dog, because I am going to breed Airedales, eventually. What a waste of money. What a miserable thing to put her through, for nothing.
Friday, August 30, 2013
I blew my streak (missed 2 days of exercise and 3 days of Chinese) so today is day 1 again. I'm going to go walk on the treadmill at the Y, and do some strength training, and probably dog paddle some laps, to cool off because its SUPER hot here. Lately everything I eat is making me feel bad--even healthy foods. I don't know why this is happening, but I am going to "de-tox" my system by sticking with plain fruits and veggies and unprocessed stuff for awhile. I'm not opposed to meat, per se, but I am not feeling like eating it lately. If I do eat some its going to be lean and unprocessed as much as possible. For breakfast I had a cup of blueberries. For lunch, about 400 calories worth of watermelon.
I got LindyLou spayed, yesterday. She is walking around with her head in The Cone of Shame and she is beyond poor. I have regretted having it done, ever since I dropped her off. Somehow I let the vet and staff talk me into it with their talk about breast cancer and uterus cancer and how she would be so much healthier and such.
Today I am thinking more realistically, while my puppy cripples around with stitches across her tummy. Taking a perfectly healthy puppy and cutting into her to remove healthy, functional organs that produce important hormones is NOT in her best interest. At best, its for my own convenience. And the fact that it is always recommended probably has something to do with it costing around $500. I can imagine that spaying puppies is BIG business. I didn't fall for this when doc's tried to convince me to circumcise my sons WHY did I suddenly succumb to that ignorant "doctor knows best" mentality now.
I'm really sad today, with my puppy mutilated for no good reason. But its done now, so I'll just try to help her heal and get healthy again, and in the future hopefully I won't fall into that particular mindset ever again.
Also, Tony had his appeal before the board today, and they refused his appeal, so he won't be admitted back into school this term. =(
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