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  • Today's kick in the butt

    10/24/2016 8:37:23 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I realized this morning that I've really slacked off of my running for the past few days. I took Thursday off. I had cramps Friday. I didn't go Saturday or Sunday either. This morning I woke up with a sore hip, so I decided to head out and walk rather than run. I'm glad I did. I finished my... Read more

  • Sugar Time

    10/21/2016 4:40:34 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Between 2-3 in the afternoon is when the sugar demon hits me. My most recent dance with the demon has proven to be no exception. It I can get past this time of day I usually will have a decent day. Today instead of grabbing some brownie, cookie, Reeses etc I got in my car and drove to the store w... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/21/2016 8:12:14 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today was a bit rough on my run. Cramps are bad today. I'm hoping that the rest of my day goes better. I'll be sure to take some Alieve with me today just to be sure. I started running, but ended up walking. Even then I had to cut it short and I struggled the last half mile - the pain was... Read more

  • Small steps

    10/20/2016 8:53:00 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    That I made it through the day yesterday while only caving to 60% dark chocolate at 6pm is a sign of success. I fought my brain all day and had the opportunity to eat sugar many times-it is Halloween candy season after all. I miss moderation- its gone when it comes to that sugar thing. My saving ... Read more

  • Will Power

    10/19/2016 1:56:18 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    To profess that one needs will power is to ignore the psychological and biological and environmental triggers that affect food and choices associated with food. However that is not to ignore the fact that we are indeed in charge of our own choices. The secret to success may lie in developing a pla... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/19/2016 7:54:25 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Thank you for the comments yesterday. I really needed the gratitude one. I am struggling with being overly stressed. That post reminded me that despite my current struggles, I still have a lot to be thankful for. I am struggling with frustration at my practicum placement, but I have a plac... Read more

  • Is THAT on your diet?

    10/18/2016 6:16:44 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    The unfortunate thing about making healthy changes to your eating habits is that even if you tell no one about it eventually they notice the weight loss and ask you what you have been doing and at which point you profess your avoidance of (fill in food here). So yesterday as I carried my chocolate ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/18/2016 7:48:30 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Back from today's run. It's raining lightly out there. Funny. I always find I run my best in the rain. Today wasn't a best run overall, but it was a good one. Poor Lulu is in the back porch drying off. It's going to be a long day. I leave for work in about a half hour (6:30am) and am go... Read more

  • Today

    10/17/2016 8:56:01 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    It's been a while since I've blogged. Lots has happened, but that's common considering how busy I am. Hubby has had to go back to work. He sees the specialist next week, so that's good. Plus today he's going to a doctor for some pain management. I am beyond sick and tired of doctors telli... Read more

  • Today

    10/12/2016 8:24:05 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today seems to be off to not such a good start. My run didn't go so well. I feel so emotionally drained when I'm out there. I just don't have it in me to run the full 3 miles. So I speed walk instead. I'll try again tomorrow Now I'm trying to drink my smoothie. It was blended for mor... Read more

  • Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

    10/11/2016 10:59:50 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2
    ins/ Here is the basic recipe for the low carb pumpkin muffins I made. I did add 1Tbsp of sour cream and I think I actually added a stick of butter by accident 😳 so start with a the recipe amount and if they seem to need more moist... Read more

  • Living Life

    10/11/2016 12:05:05 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I've been thinking a lot lately. About food, diets, choices, exercise, kids, spouse, house work, decorating, celebrating and just living life. Life is so complicated. Sickness, health, growing, dying, loving, fighting, crying laughing. Its important to make sure you are living life. I want to d... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/9/2016 12:12:45 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Tomorrow is my final weigh in for my diet bet. This morning I weighed myself. I've hit my goal. Now to keep it there until weigh in tomorrow. Today's Thanksgiving supper here too. Could be tough. lol Not so much. I have to cook and bring my own meal for tonight. My hubby's sister decide... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/8/2016 10:29:41 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    ... and follow up on yesterday I returned to my practicum. There was plenty to do, but it was for the most part pushing papers. I get that though. It was a no school day, so that's all there was to do. However, that being said, there was some progress. We talked and cleared up more o... Read more

  • F-F-F

    10/7/2016 11:35:24 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I know you are wondering what it stands for..... Finally Freakin' Friday! And its the Friday before Columbus Day which makes it a blessed 3 day weekend for me. AND the kids have to go to school which is also kinda awesome ;0) I made it through yesterday with only SF chocolate pudding mad... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/7/2016 8:06:40 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    This morning I weighed out (final weigh in) on my first of two diet bets. I made this one plus two pounds. Now I have to hit my next goal - one more pound by Monday morning (Tuesday at the latest). I'm pretty sure I can do it. I was frustrated though. I was doing so well, and on a loosing s... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/4/2016 7:57:29 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm just not feeling very good today. I am tired. I couldn't breathe this morning, so today's run turned into a 3mile walk. Now I've got waves of nausea when I'm trying to get my smoothie down. Oh right. I just remembered. I got my MMR vaccination yesterday. I'll bet it is having a bit to... Read more

  • Fall and Pumpkin Muffins

    10/3/2016 12:01:21 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Its dreary here today. Rain forecast all day with it turning to snow at 6500 feet tonight. We should not get snow. I hope. I made a LC Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer yesterday. Its pretty good but needs just a little tweaking. Didn't stop me from enjoying it in my coffee today though! I'm indulging in... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    10/3/2016 7:47:17 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Back from today's run already. It went well. I finished my stepbet on Saturday. 6 weeks of walking 6 times/week - 6500 steps 4 times a week and 8400 steps twice a week. It felt great to see that it was done successfully. I'm not sure I'll do another one. I guess time will tell. It's not a... Read more

  • Inadvertent Experiment

    9/30/2016 1:23:27 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I've conducted an experiment on myself. And inadvertent one, but one nonetheless. I started eating carbs again. And the bad ones (think WHITE). Here are the physical results of eating a low carb diet and then switching to a high carb diet. 1. My ears plugged up. 2. Increase in sinu... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    9/30/2016 8:08:52 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Got Lulu and I out for this mornings run. Even started to run. But the nausea I was feeling when I woke up didn't pass. I ran two more blocks to see if it would pass - nope. So we walked. Walked all 3 miles. Back home now, and finishing my morning routine. I need to be at work by 8am tod... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    9/29/2016 9:27:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today was a day of firsts. First day I woke up with no pain in my hip. First day of running without painkillers. First day with only a slight twinge in my hip while I ran (only for a quick second, then gone). Here's hoping my hip holds out for the rest of today as well. I'm already back fro... Read more

  • Fall Fat Bomb Recipe

    9/28/2016 3:41:32 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Here is my first fall fat bomb recipe that I want to try........
    es-fat-bomb-recipe/ Let me know if you try it! 4... Read more

  • Just Going to Put This Out There

    9/27/2016 11:16:39 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I have been eating a lot of white sugar and flour lately. I had a peanut butter brownie and a Reeses just yesterday. I have been craving peanut butter AND chocolate. I decided to google why you crave peanut butter and it gave several reasons but the top 2 reasons were: 1) Your body wants mor... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    9/27/2016 7:43:44 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Still here. Still running Hip still sore. Swelling this morning. It's getting frustrating. Still no time. I'll update when I get some time to play online. In the meantime, here's some motivation to get out and get 'er done ... Read more