Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Today is the beginning of my life getting more hectic... and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm hoping that feeling will pass by the end of this week, although it's sure to return next month and the month after.
Our bowling league starts back up tonight and I am both excited and dreading it. I am excited because we get to hang out with a fun group of people (our team) and we will be getting some extra activity. I am dreading it because it takes forever for a 5 person team to bowl three games... 3 hours. That means that I will not be getting home on Wednesday nights until 9pm, which is my current bedtime. Now that I am more active, I'm hoping that it will help improve my average... Lord knows, it could use all the help it can get!!
In a week and a half (it's sneaking up very quickly)... I can add my family reunion to my schedule and then cross it off for another year! It is always a fun day but it's so much work. I am trying very hard not to let myself stress out about this right now. I'm always running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the days leading up to, and the day of the reunion, trying to make sure everything is perfect. Last year I pretty much made myself sick over it due to a scheduling change that had me worried that people wouldn't attend. But I've never had anyone complain about the reunion, even after the schedule change, so I need to try to make myself relax and actually enjoy the day with my family this year!! And I'm pretty sure that I now owe Becky at least one picture!
In about four weeks, the dreaded college classes start again. I should probably think about buying my books sometime soon. The two classes that I am taking this semester will be the final two classes needed for my Associates degree that I started forever ago but that got delayed due to some poor decisions. I will be so thrilled to finally have it complete!!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I have been in a blah mood today. My mom's bankruptcy hearing was today and I have been anxious and worried about it all day.
I hadn't heard from her by the time I went to the gym and I think that affected my workout. I still did the full work out, but my head wasn't really in it.
So I just sent mom a text and apparently she got stuck with the trustee that didn't want to believe anyone. Now she has more hoops that she has to jump through before this nightmare is settled. I am hoping, praying and crossing everything that I have in hopes that this will be over soon. She is worrying herself sick, which just adds to my worries. It's really hard to stay focused on the things that I need to focus on right now with all of this going on.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Why must bra sizes be so difficult... and vary so widely from brand to brand?
I think the only thing with a comparable frustration level for me... is women's pants sizes! How can I be a regular 16 in one store but a women's 20 in another? Ugh!
Anyway, back to the boobs...
I have always been a little "top heavy" for my frame... in fact, I probably had my first bra by second grade. By middle school I was well into a C cup and in high school I was well into a D. Somewhere along the line, I have worked my way up to a DD.
I am thrilled to say that my bras are getting way too big... as in, what's the point in even wearing one because you are not supporting a thing, too big!
The dilemma now, is that I have no idea what size to buy... and I am not into trying them on at the store. So I break out the measuring tape... and I measure. Then I enter the numbers into the nifty bra size calculator on the "insert brand here" website...
Really??? I don't recall being in a B cup, EVER! Well, unless you count second grade.
I bring up Google and I search for another bra size calculator... enter my measurements...
Well, the 42 that I'm currently wearing is way too big in the band so that can't be right either. Can it? So I measure again... enter the numbers again... search for yet another calculator... end up with yet another bra size.
With all of these numbers and letters, I feel like I am playing Bingo!
So, in the end, I just guessed on the size.
It's a good thing that Amazon has the bras I wanted for almost half the price, the shipping was free and they have a decent return policy.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
I am happy to report that I am feeling better and less emotional, thank goodness!!! I still have a little of the snotty stuff left, but I think the cold is definitely on the way out! Yay!!
I went to the gym this morning and worked off some frustration and I felt much better afterwards!
I got a bunch of stuff around the house accomplished... laundry, dishes, vacuuming. All of that should count as additional cardio, right?
Then I discovered the SP recipe builder! I put in all of the ingredients for one of my favorite comfort foods and found that it was still something that I could fit into my plan! When I was a kid my mom always made Carrot Meatloaf. Instead of using ketchup like in most meatloaf recipes (which I don't like), she used A1 steak sauce and she always added in a cup of grated carrot. It adds some veggies to the meatloaf, a little color and everything stays really moist but you don't really taste the carrot. The serving size was a bit smaller than I normally would have eaten, but it was definitely enough! I also made some mashed potatoes using just skim milk, no butter. They tasted good and were much better for us! After throwing in a cup of steamed green beans, it was a very good dinner.
Now I am excited about entering other favorite recipes and finding ways to tweak them so that we can incorporate them into our meal plans too!
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