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Blah day - and the Christmas tree war

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today has just been a blah day all around. Nothing really happened, just a long day at the (almost) end of a long week. Mostly I just want to to go soak in a hot tub, but alas, I don't have one. Bummer.

My 5% fall challenge is coming to an end (tomorrow - final weigh in is Saturday) and it was a total bust. I think I'm going to be right about where I started which is disappointing. I'm going to have to find a way to lose that 5% and then some after the challenge is officially ended.

My food has been a little better this week. I'm spending my week without chocolate as part of my horror team challenge. I'm a little surprised at how much that has affected all of my other food as well. This week's challenge was to give up something unhealthy. I chose chocolate and because I chose this I'm feeling a lot more in control. The weird thing is that my other food choices have been better. I've still had more junk than I should, but I haven't really missed chocolate the way I thought I would, and since I'm "allowed" to have any other junky stuff I don't find myself really wanting it. I was craving Subway for supper, but I think that was more because I didn't want to cook than anything else. I came home and made pumpkin pancakes for supper instead.

I know what my biggest problem is - no exercise. I just can't seem to make it work. I know it's all about priorities and I need to put exercise higher on my list, schedule my workouts, etc. It doesn't always work that way. Today I had a walk scheduled during my planning period, and got called into my principals office for a meeting instead. It's not like I can tell him no. By the time I finished with a student after school, got a few groceries and got home it was full dark. Plus my little guy was starving so it was time for supper. Then all the evening rituals and bed. By the time he was down I was ready for bed myself but I came here instead. I suppose I could put in an exercise video now, but frankly I'm beat and if Jilian Michaels appears on my tv right now it could push me right over the edge. Of course, if I were exercising regularly I wouldn't be so exhausted and I'd be better able to handle the stresses of everyday life and maybe even be able to face Ms. Michaels without wanting to throw things at her head. Maybe. (love the workout, hate the audio)

It's all a giant circle isn't it? I just need to figure out how to get off this merry-go-round and get back onto the one I was on before. That was the healthy one, this is the eat crap and don't move one. I like the scenery better on that one, even if I do have to push myself along instead of just riding.

Those of you that have been following my statuses all week know that I'm engaged in an ongoing battle with my cats over who owns the Christmas tree. I say the humans of the house do, the cats disagree. Sunday night the second I went to bed the cats attacked. Monday morning I came out to a bunch of ornaments on the ground so I put them all back up on the tree but higher. Tuesday morning there were more on the ground so I put them back up too. At this point all of the ornaments were on the top half of my tree. My poor funny looking, top heavy tree. Then last night I had a dream that one of my cats took a flying leap from halfway across the room into the top of the tree and started batting all the ornaments to the floor. (or was it a dream?). I've been saying that I'll be finding ornaments stashed under furniture clear until next summer, but I wasn't really too worried. I just figured they were playing with them, not stealing them. Well, today when I got home from work my tree just looks empty. I started really looking and there are quite a few ornaments that I know I put on the tree that aren't there. I am seriously going to have to start moving furniture this weekend to recover what's mine. They may have won the battle, but I will win the Great Christmas Tree War of 2012.

Happy Friday tomorrow everyone.
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    The only interest my cats have in my Christmas tree is to sleep under it. I have very lazy cats! ;)
    3151 days ago
    Hahaha! We have not yet put up the tree but I'm sure the cats are skeeming. Interesting about how giving up chocolate has affected your other food choices. I think I will share that with another thread. We have been talking about mindful eating and I have been discussing how not eating sugar is so much better for me than eating "one treat" each day. Hmmm.
    3152 days ago
    Sorry about your battle with your kitties over the Christmas tree. Here is a link that might help http://voices.yahoo.com/how-keep-ca
    t-out-christmas-tree-126790.html if not then here are the google search results https://www.google.com/search?q=how
    mod=6&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 .

    I know a lot of teachers have the same problem as you with exercise and family. Have you tried getting up a little earlier and doing at least 10 minutes before you go to work? Is there any way you can get in another 10 minutes at lunch? Maybe if you pack your own lunch and bring it with you? You could do some squats, lunges, wall push-ups, etc... Just throwing some suggestions out there in hopes that maybe something will help. emoticon

    Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3156 days ago
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    I know the exercise thing is frustrating! It's so hard to fit in when there are so many things that HAVE to be done. I hate that as well. I used to get up way early when the boys were really little and try to work out as quietly as I could. I hated it, but it was the only way it could happen. Once the little guys are up, there is no time for mommy!

    Great job on the chocolate and eating better this week!

    The cats and I are fighting over the tree as well. One of them gets in it and sleeps! The other one chews on the strings that attach to the ornaments. I have several casualties. So far the tree has not hit the ground, but it will.

    Good luck with that! I am squirting them with water when I see what they are doing, but during the night or when I am gone they party with my tree!
    3157 days ago
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    I admit to putting off the putting up of the Christmas Tree because I know what a worthy opponent I have in my kitten Tig :P
    3157 days ago
    I can so relate to the lack of exercise this week. I've been hot or cold all week (more cold days than hot!). We'll get there as long as we don't quit trying! Done it before can do it again!

    Cats are crafty little buggers in a fight. I've got three of them and I swear I hear them plotting in corners. The only thing that saves my tree is Gypsy (my big dog) claims it as hers. They don't mess with her.

    Good luck - on all fronts!
    3157 days ago
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    I don't know what to tell you.... for me, I have it easier being a SAH mom, I can workout either before the kids get up or when my little guy goes down or go for a walk if it is nice. I have flexibility there with my schedule, but when you work, you have a kiddo in the evening to take care of, dinner to make, etc. It is hard....... maybe try breaking it up into smaller segments and get up 15-20 min early and do a 20 min Spark video and then a brisk walk during the day or something...... I wish I had something better to suggest.

    Oh the cats -- they do rule the roost, don't they emoticon I remember going rounds with our kitties during Christmas, we typically found ornaments for weeks after. Oh and cats and tinsle..... ewwwww! don't recommend tinsel for cat lovers. Sparkly stuff in the litter box......
    3157 days ago
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    Gotta love the kitties, no matter what! (Although, after my experience with *Sandy*, I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would willingly want a TREE in their HOME!)
    3157 days ago
    Lol.... It won't be easy.....cats are worthy opponents!!!!
    3158 days ago
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