Fear of Hunger
Over the years I seem to have developed a real dread of discomfort of any kind. I have less and less tolerance for stress and unhappiness and, particularly, boredom. And that dread extends to being hungry as well.
Not the real hunger: the s... Read more
Reward for good behavior
As I was walking through my office building this morning, evaporating the humidity from my body and hair as I strolled through the cool dry air, I realized that in just a few more pounds I can get one of the best rewards out there. Real. Cotton... Read more
Week 3 Weigh-in tonight
"The Boys Are Back in Town, The Boys Are Back in Town..."
Which means I'm back to being the taxi driver. DH is on vacation this week and he actually agreed to take them to their Monday and Wednesday evening activities (dentist and extra ka... Read more
I have a tendency to be kind of aimless on the weekends. I really rebel against the strict routine of weekdays, I think, and that has its joys (ah! sleeping in!), but is a little more problematic when it comes to getting things actually done. I... Read more
Just over two weeks
I admit, I was pretty down on Tuesday when I used the scale at the Y. I wasn't expecting to have gained a pound! But there it was, 224, up from 223. Even though I know that weight can fluctuate rather crazily within a 5 pound range or so, it ... Read more
The Road Goes Ever On
Like any good Hobbit, it's always about the food. My favorite meal time might just be elevenses.....
OK. So my last blog post was about doing what I need to do in order to do what I want to do. What I didn't mention was that I still won't ... Read more
Thought meal (AKA Food for Thought)
I really like Sparkpeople articles. Three out of four of them have really good information or insights.
Today's was ostensibly about winning the argument with yourself about whether to exercise or not. "Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuse... Read more
How very frustrating! I ordered what looked like a killer chicken caesar salad (fresh off the grill, I thought) and it's actually cold and almost totally BLAHHH. The only things with any flavor are the croutons, and they're stale from sitting ... Read more
So it was Tuesday night, the usual rush to get the boys to karate, but, thanks to FlyLady, I was all ready, and so were they, mostly. Even had some workout clothes ready to go for Zumba - my favorite instructor is back for the summer, woohoo!
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Last night I went to the kitchen to do dishes and there was one lone piece of meat left over from dinner. Well, it was too small to make a full portion, so it wasn't going to get put back in the fridge, and I hate to throw food away, and my bot... Read more
Summer Can't Come Soon Enough...
I think I look forward to summer vacation more than my kids do. They would disagree, but they have NO IDEA how stressful the school year is for working moms. My oldest finally got the hang of schoolwork midway through 8th grade, but the youngest... Read more
Restarting the Restart
Amazingly, work is showing signs of mellowing out. *shudders when she thinks what a karmic maelstrom that comment just kicked up* I was able to take Tuesday off (the day after Memorial Day) and make a nice long 4 day break and when I came in ye... Read more
Time flies when your job really sucks
I'm looking forward to a nice 3 day weekend coming up. It's Easter, and since we celebrate with a sunrise service I need to wind down and get rested up for a couple of days beforehand. I considered taking Monday off, since the kids will be bac... Read more
A week later
Theory proven. Yesterday I was in control of my work flow and I didn't reach for those M&M's until late in the afternoon, when I was just physically and mentally lagging. I still didn't take the walking breaks I should have, though. I think t... Read more
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Wellness at my desk
After a productive weekend at home I'm back on the job and my stress level is pretty low. Unfortunately, that's probably due to the fact that I drove myself like a madwoman last week to complete a couple of projects at work and pushed pretty har... Read more