25 March 2011

Odds and ends

  • The ankle is feeling much better.  I wore a brace all day yesterday and took it easy on the ankle.  It paid off and today it is well on the way to recovery.  I can even walk normally.  Yea!!!!
  • I really wasn't that hungry yesterday and I tracked everything.  My day in food experiment didn't go so well, but I'm not used to taking pictures of my food.  Maybe I'll try it again.  
  • Yesterday was the last day of the Intersession class and they paid me in cash!  Cool!!!
  • After just 4 days I am catching up on my sleep.  I can tell because I can stay awake until 10 pm, I wake up around 5 am with no alarm, and I'm losing the dark circles under my eyes. 
  • I have plans for some creativity.  I feel the creative juices flowing which I haven't felt in a long time. Today I start on my first project. 
  • I want to get active. In spite of the sprained ankle, I have not completely given up hope of doing the half marathon in 3 weeks.  I want to move.....
  • Time to get my butt up off this chair.....

24 March 2011

my day in food

The day always begins with coffee first thing.

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Next on the agenda is breakfast:

Scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, salsa - 7 points
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I read the blog of David Kirchoff, CEO of Weight Watchers. Not only is he the head of WW but his blog is interesting and funny too. Also, he has been there and done that. He has issues with food (something I thought most men didn't have) and talks about them freely. This week's post was about his complete and utter lack of control in the face of ice cream, and it got me to thinking.

These are my kryptonite. I love these things with a passion that makes absolutely no sense at all. I can eat the entire package of these in one sitting and never blink. In fact, I have been know to devour an entire package and never walk away from the kitchen counter where they sit. As you might guess, I never buy these things. Ever. No matter how much I may want them I know what will happen and I just don't do it. The problem is my husband. He likes these too. Not to the same degree I do, not even close. He can have one or two wafers and be very happy. He can buy them and the package will last him an entire week. Not 30 seconds. So once in a while he will pick up a package. I know he thinks he's being nice by buying me my favorite cookie. I have never told him not to buy them, nor have I told him how completely insane these cookies make me. So he really does think he's doing something nice for me when he picks these up. He bought some Tuesday night. I did not find them until I was getting ready for bed. In an amazing show of restraint, I then proceeded to eat 1/2 the package. I had some for breakfast yesterday - hey, the power went out and I couldn't make anything. I had some when I came home yesterday. You have no idea the restraint and willpower it took for me not to eat them all every time I took one. Last night we finished them up for dessert and I am glad. Wherever I was in the house I could hear those cookies calling me. It's an absolute sickness I swear.

I'm just happy that those are really my only downfall. There are times when any sweet can affect me like that, but those do it consistently. Most times I can pass up candy, cakes, etc. Never, ever can I pass up a Nutter Butter. NEVER!!!!

So after the Nutter Butter binge I am back on track. Today will be a day of healthy, nutritious food that does good things for my body. And lots and lots of water to wash all that crap out.....

And she's down....

Today is the last day of Spring Break classes and I was looking forward to spending some time on myself. I have a list of things I want to do and a list of things I have to do. I want to spend the next week mixing them up so everything gets done. One of the things on both lists is workout. I was planning on starting today with a nice morning workout. But that is apparently not happening. Yesterday when we were walking the dogs, I tripped and twisted my ankle. Ugh!!! I haven't done that in a while and I guess I got careless. It wasn't too bad last night but I woke up this morning and it was painful. It is extremely difficult to walk. So working out is out of the question. I will try to do some yoga later - that shouldn't be too bad.  But I'm really angry.  I was going to workout; go to school; work on a project I dug out the other day; just generally be very active.  Not now.  Damn!!!!  Maybe I'll just sit around and look for billiard supplies, though I'm not sure why. So I'm a little angry.

I am getting the eating under control today though. I have been eating candy, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, McD's, and not much nutritious stuff all this week. I have a weigh-in on Saturday and after losing 6 lbs I do not want to show a gain. So today it's back on track - eating right and journaling everything. I do have a lot of things I can do here at my desk so I guess I'll do that today. I'm just so angry with myself for spraining my ankle. Stupid to be angry, I know, but I am.....Okay, I'm hobbling off to the shower and to get some breakfast.

23 March 2011

Spring break - kind of....

I've been teaching these first few days of spring break - a chemistry class sort of. We have been doing fun things like make soap and silly putty, turn pennies gold and silver. Nothing serious at all. But now today I have run out of things to do. I need to figure something out for today. We are bringing snacks but that won't take 2 1/2 hours. I think I need to find something to do for an hour or so then we can snack for the remainder of class.

Anyway, the point here is that I haven't really been working out. Sunday I did Bob's DVD and Monday I did yoga, but that's about it. Well, besides walking dogs for 2 hours every night. And the eating has been a little on the crazy side. I haven't been stuffing myself but what I've been eating has not been the best choices around.

Soooo....what to do today??? We are going to have junk, that I know. I could fight it but that is ridiculous, I know I'm going to eat it. I could have a good, healthy breakfast so I'm not hungry and I'm full. That would help limit how much junk I do end up eating. That's probably what I will do. Then I will come home and eat a nutritious lunch and a good dinner. Tomorrow is the last day so I can totally make this work.

Now, I have to do some research before I leave. I thought I had some good car insurance but now I'm not so sure. I need to look around for the cheapest car insurance and see what I can get. I tell you, all this insurance we have to have is just craziness. Between the car and the house and the life....too much to think about...

21 March 2011


That's what I did this morning. Okay, not that exactly, but I did yoga. I woke up very sore from my workout yesterday. Also, for the past couple of weeks I've spent a lot of time on the couch because I was sick or really tired or didn't feel good, anyway, my back is all screwed up from it. So I decided instead of pushing myself and doing damage, I would treat myself and do yoga. Side note: when I was at my absolute fittest I did yoga and/or pilates 2-3 times a week. I really think it helps me. So I found one of my old DVDs that has some fairly simple yoga and went to it. It was good. It's been a long time since I've done yoga but it felt good. I want to do some cardio today also, maybe some Wii later or possibly Turbo Jam - we'll see. Right now, I'm off to shower and get something to eat. Then I have to go teach a class how to make soap - woo hoo!!!

20 March 2011


That is the theme for today - ACTIVE. I need to move and keep moving. I want to use my little FitBit and see how I can burn 3000 calories in a day. I know it's not going to be easy but I want to see exactly what it takes. If I could get into the habit of burning 3000 calories a day and only eating around 1200-1500, we are definitely looking at 2-3 lbs a week. YES!!!! So how do I plan on doing this. Well, not sit on butt at this computer all day to start. And to do the following:

  • Bob Harper's DVD Done and it almost killed me
  • House Cleaning Done
  • Walk Bella - ummm, not so much
  • Run?? - not at all
  • Play Wii - never got to it
  • Play with the dogs Done and what fun
  • Walk the dogs - nope
  • Do some yard work - nope
  • Start working on the quilt I want to make Done, and it took much longer than I thought it would
As you can see I plan on just keeping busy, not necessarily working out a whole lot, just moving. Also, I am going to stick to my points today.  NO cupcakes - no matter how hungry I may feel.  I need to break away from the sugar.

So, that's the plan. I'll check back later to let you know how it went.

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