Monday, February 27, 2012
Didn't get much done. With the weather change overnight I didn't feel too spry this morning. Jeff asked me to go to Lowes with him and I did but my head hurt and took some Tylenol when I got back. No exercise today because of my head hurting. I will be bowling tomorrow on league but don't expect too much since I haven't done any practice since Wednesday. Thats about it.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I started to get sick on Wednesday, as Frank my son started to get over the previous weekend just b/4 Jeff's return. Frank and I are almost well but Jeff started getting sick by Friday, so he has not been well all weekend.
Jeff started to work on Frank's car and ordered him a new radiator for his car, which he installed. While he was doing this he notice that a part had fallen on the ground where my car was parked. At the moment my car is up on the racks in the driveway. Seems I had some problem with the axle or transmission. He would have worked on it all on my car this weekend if he had been well. Weather man is calling for rain tomorrow, so he will not be working on it until Tuesday.
I, of course had just filled up my car. I will have to use Franks car when I need to go bowling and that means I will have to put some gas into his car. He has a Cadillac which requires only top grade and gas prices have gone up close to .50 cents in the last two weeks. Last Sunday the 19th I got my car for 4.04 a gal and a couple of days later it was 4.12 gal at the same station. They are predicting prices to be over $5 by summer. This happens every year here in S.Ca. We all believe it is because the tourist season is starting and they tend to jack the price every year at this time. Jeff got gas the morning he left Tulare, in central CA and the prices were still under 3.75 gal last Sunday the 19th. No tourists there, only farmers who would get pissed off if the prices went ski high, like here.
So I hadn't gone to the market since the 16th and really needed to go yesterday. I think it is so funny when the person says you saved this amount of money $118.51. No, I still spent $230.66 cents but that was after coupons and sales. I just think if we didn't have coupons at all, prices could be lowered (maybe) and everyone could save. I spend more when my husband is home just because he has to have his pepsi which I did get on sale (3 for $9)12 pack cartons,then there is the CA redemption and tax on it so your really spending a few bucks more for soda. But I do OK with the couponing, no super star or extremism but OK.
Hope all my friends are doing great!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
It was a slow week around here. Bowled on Tuesday and Wednesday. My son Frank had a date on Valentines so I spent it by myself. Watched a movie I had wanted to see,.
Went to the market on Thursday. Had a bunch of coupons, also $35 earned money for the previous 3 months from Ralphs (Kroger's in other areas), bill was down to to just under $38 after $60 worth of coupons and special prices. I still had $44.10 cents on a AE gift card, so used that and it cost me nothing to shop. I got fresh chicken and beef strips, milk, cheese , salad and a bunch of other stuff. The man behind me asked the clerk if he could have my bill. lol
Did the laundry also.
Cleaned house on Friday and have been taking Phred for a walk most days. We have been having weird weather, one day warm, the next cool or cold with chance of rain. Today it looked like it would rain but it didn't but cloudy and cool.
Went bowling earlier, thinking I would make it back home b/4 my husband got back from Tulare, CA, but he was here when I got home. So happy to see him, I think we hugged for about 5 min. with Phred the Wonder dog trying to butt in the way. lol Phred sure missed Jeff.
Hope all is well with everyone, I am so happy to be back on site and have my computer to use.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I use to be so "gun oh", about using this site. I loved the people I met from joining groups that meant something to me. I lost weight and was down to 143 at one point. I became a Sparks Motivator, which thrilled me to no end. I was doing everything correctly. So what happened?
At first I blamed it on the house construction and stress, not keeping to the plan. Not entering my food intake or exercise mins., pretty sure I was just being plain lazy. I was sure I could keep the weight off all by myself. I knew what to do? Right? Knowing what to do and keeping up with that plan, is a whole other story.
I let myself slip, thinking it would be no big deal to gain a few pounds. I think it first started last Jan., 2011 when I fell down on the street. I was injured but kept going because I wanted to do my first 5K. I completed that in June, 2011, with a pretty good time. Now I decided to take some time off because I had reached my goal of running a 5K, all alone, with no family support.
I joined a bowling league, met some new people and enjoyed myself. Maybe a bit too much some would say. I wasn't going to the gym as often (in fact I haven't been now since the end of Oct.) my excuse was the spain ankle I got bowling on 11/1/12. Doctor told me to keep off my foot for 10 days. I tried but I hated sitting on my butt. Got a bit depressed and ate things I shouldn't have. Kept thinking I will get back to exercising in no time. How much can a person gain in so short a time? One would be surprised. After 10 days I got an eye infection that bothered me in bright lights, so kept out of the sun and the gym. Then I got the flu for 10 days. Oh great now the whole month of Nov. was gone and I had gained over 12 pounds and this did not count the weight I had already gained back. So now it was December and Christmas was just around the corner. Too hard to think about dieting when the holidays come around. I'll get back on track after the first of the year.
Jan. started & I did great for about a week and lost 4 pounds. But once again I lost my motivation when sweets were calling to me. Ouch! I went up to 179 but was back down to 174.5, when I saw the doctor on 1/31/12. And now I have been cheating myself again at night. I do really well up till after dinner. I tell myself I did so well all day what's one little treat, only one treat leads to two treats and sometimes three. I haven't gained back the 4.5 pounds back but I do need to get myself back on track.
This is where the problem lies. I wanted to start to train for either a 5K or 10K this year. But my ankle keeps swelling up every time I do my long walks or hikes and after bowling. So no jogging or running is allowed by my doctor. He wants me to use the bikes at the gym and I agree. Only thing is I can't get myself over to the gym, again no motivation to go. I have only done a few exercise videos over the last couple of months too.
So I guess, what I am asking my SP friends is, what happens when you lose the motivation to do the right things?? Also how do I get it back??
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