Yesterday was my busiest work day of the month. I'm sorry to say that my eating did not make it through the day unscathed. I would go into the kitchen and think, "ok, something healthy. What can I eat?" but nothing came to mind. So I had wh... Read more
Life is what happens when you're busy making plans.
I just found out this week that I'm pregnant. Now that I've had a few days to process the fact, I'm excited. I love my little girls & can't imagine life without them (honestly, what did I DO before?!), and though it's not the most ideal timing... Read more
No "things to do" list (besides take care of my girls & make dinner... folding the basket of clean clothes would be nice too). I have just these two goals:
1) Exercise in the morning (sometime before "naptime")-- Cardio & Weights
2) Fini... Read more
Carbs, Fats, Proteins, and How I'm Doing.
I just changed my settings so that I could see the recommendations of how much I should be getting of carbs, fats, & proteins. I'm really surprised to find that (except Sunday, which I wrote about already & was my free day anyhow) I've been in ... Read more
Yesterday I was out visiting family all day and wasn't able to track throughout the day like usual. The consequence was that I went over by 300 calories for the day. But I still was really proud of my efforts for the day because I made good, c... Read more
total and debilitating discouragement
Today was an unhappy weigh day. It could have been worse, I suppose: I gained half a pound. But I don't feel that I merited a gain IN THE LEAST.
"Well," I consoled myself, "My recent losses are probably evident in my measurements and n... Read more
I'm a High Rollin' Mama
I needed to go to the store last night, & decided to walk with the girls. Then I thought of a better plan: I would roller blade while pushing the stroller.
Sometimes I don'... Read more
My husband's truck wouldn't start yesterday or today (so he had to take my jeep to work), which means that I had to miss a meeting yesterday, NOT pick up my new dishwasher last night, and Chick is at least missing part of preschool this morning.... Read more
Sunday is my "free day"
I try to be really careful about my eating all week, and if I have succeeded then I get a "free day." I can eat anything I want on Sunday. I don't worry about sodium or fiber or calories or fat grams or even getting enough fruits and veggies.
... Read more
Fat Magically Melting off like Butter
Well, if by "Magically" it means "with lots of determination, persistence, exhertion, & constant effort."
I've lost 5 pounds since August 22nd (3 weeks ago), and about half of that was just this week's loss. Though that's not anything out ... Read more
The best laid plans of mice and men
Yesterday I spent a rather long amount of time trying to figure out how to have low-sodium stir-fry and still have it be tasty. I did have some low-sodium soy sauce in the back of the cupboard, and finally decided that I could still have it tas... Read more
What I've learned
I've never counted calories. I've counted fat grams, and carb/fat/protein ratios, and servings, and recently (just a little) WW points...but never calories. Having my calories counted for me has been a very enlightening experience. I'm also h... Read more
maybe next week?
I'm doing a "biggest loser" contest with some friends. We just finished the first week. I lost half a pound. The frustrating part is that I WORKED.LIKE.CRAZY. I was good about my eating, did weights 3 times, and did some form of cardio 4 day... Read more
Yesterday I ran 2 miles (4 laps at the local park)! I'm really happy with that. I lost weight in 2001/2002 partly due to running. But then dating, wedding planning, marriage, work, babies, etc etc etc got in the way. It feels great to be get... Read more