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Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the winner is...

I haven't meant to disappear. We had the Rosary for grandma on Monday. I also received a 'direct order' through Textbroker for 6 more articles each between 300 and 350 words. I've been a busy little beaver.

Food hasn't been so good this week. Between the wake and this being my last week at work its been hectic.

I'll get myself back on track starting Saturday. Until then I'm closely monitoring the amounts I'm eating I'm just not watching what I'm eating quite as much as I should. My weight this morning was 193.8, so not too bad all things considered.

The girl's last t-ball game is tonight, then I have to write my last 2 articles after the kids are in bed.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Morning, weekend and long drives with some car sickness involved

Justin's sister wanted to come down because the funeral is on Tuesday.  Their aunt & uncle that she's living with couldn't afford to bring her down, and I wasn't going to ask their 80 year old other grandfather to drive up there.  Instead, I drove to Kansas City to get her.  Let's just say, yesterday was a very long day.

I brought the girl with me, and she did well mostly.  After we were on the road for 11 hours, she threw up.  I just hope it wasn't car sickness.  I hope it was just because she hadn't really eaten anything other than junk food/chips since breakfast.  I'm going to take the trip to FL a bit slow.  I'll leave July 7th, and drive only about 8 hours unless she seems to do better with peanut butter sandwiches, granola bars, juice and water.  I think it'll be easier if we're not rushing as well.  That way it won't matter if we need to stop to eat.

I didn't weigh in this morning, I only had soda most of yesterday, so I know today I'm dehydrated.  I'm trying to drink plenty of water today to make up for it.  Food hasn't really been great either, so I'm going to have to watch it again.  I need to focus on eating right this week.  Tomorrow, lunch is out, and it's going to be salmon.  Yum :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

And then there was...

Its been a long 24 hours. Justin had to go to work at 7, so I had the duckie boy with me at the t-ball game. Justin's sister called me around 8 with some garbled story about their dad's mom getting shocked by the cops and she didn't know if she was okay and she couldn't reach the grandfather or the neighbor. I calmed her down as much as possible then got the phone number for the aunt in Wichita.

The boy and I got to the grandparents house not long after the ambulance left. Justins grandmother had a heart attack. I picked the girl up from her game and went home. As I got home, Justin called me. His grandmother never came out of it.

Food has been okay. I skipped exercise at lunch and I'm regretting it. I'll be okay, my shoulders are hurting and I want to sleep.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shakedown 1979 cool kids never have the


And who is this one by, kids?

If you guessed Smashing Pumpkins, you were right. Let's hear it for 90's grunge LOL I remember when this song came out, the local radio station morning dj's were saying you could hear them saying tuna fish in the song. Of course, now every time I hear the song I think of the morning show on 95.5 aka '95 Triple-X'.

Food is on plan today. I took a day off exercise. Water is a bit loght compared to where I normally am at this time of day, but I'll still get a gallon today.

T-ball game tonight, I get to bring the boy because Justin has to be at work at 7:15.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I realized during my time on the treadmill why I lost my motivation. It wasn't just that I couldn't keep up with Allan's challenge. The diet shake up for Phase 6 was only part of the excuse to lay off the exercise. I got below 200 lbs. That's been my goal for so many years that I had lost sight of the full picture.

I'm setting a new goal. Its 30 lbs away - my high school weight - coincidentally my pre-pregnancy weight for my first pregnancy. This is going to be harder on me than the last 50 lbs and not just because I'm lighter.

I'm an emotional eater. I think that's obvious by now. If I remember right from eDiets and Dr Sklare's (please excuse me if I'm spelling his name wrong, I can't look it up right now) Emotional Support Center boards, I'll go through some of the same emotions I was shoving down with food as I reach the same weight I was when I first avoided the emotions.

Which means I will go through a lot of emotional pain in the next few months. Maybe additional emotional pain since I still have frequent battles with depression. Yes, I do know the difference between depression and normal sadness. I've felt both.

Complicated situations only get worse

In the morning light

My slip yesterday has me wanting sugar and chocolate or chocolate flavored sugar. Something sweet at least. I'm sucking on a cinnamon Altoid to try to forget about it. At 10 calories for 3 they're almost as good as gum for staving off cravings. Especially since I'm out of gum right now.

Of course the sugar crash has me feeling depressed again. I hope I can burn this off quickly with the treadmill at lunch. Or I can just keep listening to country and wallow in my own misery for a bit :P

Food is on plan today. Much better than yesterday. I'll get through this and move on...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I took a walk around the world to ease

My troubled mind.

I have so much to do both at work and at home. I started to stress eat but stopped myself. Now I'm trying to remember how much I have ready for the move. This weekend will be time to make more of a dent in the stuff I'm getting rid of.

Other than the slip, I'm on plan. Food has been exactly the same as yesterday, but that makes it easy to know how many calories I've had. Well... Other than the slip I started on. I'll just have to adjust the calories for the rest of the day to stay under 1200.

Otherwise its a day of rest, tho the girl has a t-ball game tonight.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another day down, the countdown begins

Ok, so I have started crossing off the dates on the calendar at work.  I'm also trying to hurry and get a lot of stuff done that I had put off... stuff that really needed to be done by July 1, so I guess it's all good.

Total stats for the day:
  • 21 minutes of intervals
  • ~150 oz of water - not counting coffee and decaf tea
  • ~1130 calories  
  • article written for today
Another successful day down, and an article written.  This will get easier as I keep at it.  I just want to try for 1 article a day, even if it's only 200 words.  Laterness & g'night.

6 o'clock already, I was just in the

Middle of a dream. I was kissing Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream.

Today is going too quickly. I looked up and it was 12:50. I hadn't been hungry so didn't eat lunch or morning snack. I did get up and do 21 minutes of intervals. Well, 11 minutes plus 5 minutes each warm-up and cool-down. Note, smoking and jogging really don't go together LOL I could feel how tight my chest is from smoking. Just 2 more weeks and I quit cold turkey. If I don't before then from not being able to breathe.

I've had lunch and it was a homemade bean burrito. I figure a bit over 300 calories for it. I'll have to put it into Spark. Breakfast was egg beaters on a 100 calorie multi grain English muffin. Snack will be a strawberry smoothie. Just frozen strawberries and milk.

So back where I should be. I may switch to swimming when I get to FL.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Less progress than learning

Weigh in this week, 193.  Which means...

I finally hit the 50 Lb mark!!!! Woohoo :)

Ok, so I could have done better than 1 lb gone.  I have lunches made for 3 days this week, and I'm thinking strawberry smoothies for the snacks.  Also going to start back on the treadmill, and if I can wake up early enough, one of the Pilates DVDs.

It's been a long day and I didn't make as much progress as I could have wished today.  Instead, I sat and read, and did other things.  Blah.  I did get rid of a few more things, and I did go through the girl's clothes.  Another pile for the battered women's shelter.  It makes me feel good to give the stuff to them when I get rid of it.

Off to bed, Justin left the clothes on the bed when he came back from the laundromat.  He had to shower and go to work right away and didn't have time to fold them.  It won't take long.

Time for a reboot...

I'm stressing over everything again.  I need to make a list and start using a timer.  It'll get done, I have almost 3 weeks.

Food was soso today.  I ate more than I normally do, and haven't put it into SparkPeople.  I guess I'll do so at some point.  I did get over a gallon of water though.

Gonna go chill for a few minutes then get some sleep.  Church tomorrow.  Cleaning and packing more after.  Time to just breathe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

And breathe...

Today was a roller-coaster type day.  I gave my notice, my coworkers were happy for me.  I know I need to do this, but damn it was hard.  Exercise was little to none this week.  I'll have to focus on it next week.  It was a roller coaster week.  Justin was out of a job Monday and last night he started a new job paying $2 an hour less. 

Food, on plan.  Though I messed up and had way too much for lunch.  I wasn't that hungry tonight, so I only had a sandwich on light bread.

This weekend I need to buy more fruits and veggies, maybe even make salads for all week.  I like salad, but I get burned out easily unless I do something different.  It'll be a good week, even though I need to make a list of everything I'm working on at work.  I'm also going to have to make sure I exercise at lunch every day to be sure I have the energy to do what I need to do for the move. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The sht has hit the fan & it's powering

My car ;) gotta love Robin Williams' comedy... That is unless 4-letter words offend you. They offend my parents and Justin's family. I don't get it, it's not real cursing - that'd be taking God's name in vain.

Been thinking about my Marine again and decided I'm going to send a care package to someone who is deployed. I got an address from the AnySoldier.com website. I chose a Marine platoon to send to. I won't be able to send a lot until I can coupon more, but it'll be a start. Maybe I can manage 2 packages...

Food is mostly on plan, though I suspect I'm over where I like to be on calories at this time of day. I'll figure it out tonight when I get home. No walking but I'm feeling better. Now I just need to start exercising again - I got out of the habit when I started Phase 6.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

See the eagle flying high

My oldest has been on my mind a lot the last few days. To top it off, I had to ask him to pay back the rest of what I loaned him around Christmas. The car repair looks like its going to be more than I had planned on.

Its all good, it just means giving up my plan to go to Branson this year. I can do it next year by doing what I'm doing now - putting all change except quarters in a plastic jug.

I really don't feel like eating today. I know it's partially depression, and I'll get through it. I think going to bed early would be a good idea as well.

Breakfast egg substitute on a 100 calorie English muffin. Lunch - a grilled chicken sandwich with tomato - I only ate about 3/4 of the bun - and an apple.

Now if I could just stop yawning.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Time is a healer but we can't see how

We don't want to see that maybe some things we aren't meant to figure out.

This move isn't going to be easy but its not impossible. I have been praying for direction because it seemed like it wasn't meant to happen, then I found an article on preparing to leave your job, and I realized that it gets better and I have writing options open that I can take full advantage of.

Of course that's going to mean I have to fight my procrastination and perfectionism and actually do what I'm supposed to be doing.

I feel like I've emotionally done a 180 since last night when I was positive we weren't going to be able to move. Its something we have to do, so one thing at a time. Bags of clothes go to the YWCA shelter, so do the pot holders I crocheted for who knows what reason. I need to get my shredder out tonight and start making a dent in my old statements and file the stuff we keep. Fun. First, the community outreach with my church and then a t-ball game. More fun-ness tonight :)

Because you're mine, I walk the line

It just seems something is trying to make it impossible for me to move. Justin is out of a job again. I've had to dig into the savings more. We can't afford a truck, we're getting rid of everything we can.

But we're still working on the move. My sister has my resume. We may have found a place for Justin to stay until we find a place for us to live.

Food is on plan. Its good there wasn't anything at home for me to binge on yesterday when I was dealing with everything.

Today breakfast was an egg sandwich (using a 100 calorie multi grain English muffin). Lunch was leftovers from last night - throw a boneless chicken breast in the crock pot with salsa and let it cook all day. Serve on tortillas with cheese and sour cream if desired. I skip the sour cream but add cheese.

Not sure about dinner tonight. I'll play it by ear.

Monday, June 13, 2011

You gotta know when to hold 'em, know

When to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run...

Some Kenny Rogers this morning, I grew up listening to him, my babysitter/best friend's mom used to play a tape with his Greatest Hits. Of course, this was the 70's so its an old tape.

I'm freaking a bit again today. I have so much to do and so little time to do it. Plus I hate confrontation and my boss is going to be very unhappy with me when I give my notice.

I've got way too much to do and just need to do it.

Breakfast and lunch on plan. Mid-morning snack was a strawberry smoothie. All good.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Double-Eww Tee Efff?!?!?!

I swear I posted last night, but I can't even find anything in the drafts.  It seems to be an odd weekend with Blogger anyway.  Not entirely sure what's going on.  Apparently, while I was very busy this week, there was a lot of drama happening.  Allan's blog is now saying that it's not there or it's gone private.  Ahh well, I don't deal well with drama anyway.  My brother's wife was starting some on Facebook with my nephew's mother.  K is 47 and picking fights with a 30 year old.  Neither of them really grew up, that's why my parents are raising my nephew - who turns 14 this year I think.  I just messaged my nephew and told him I was sorry that it was going on, then I joked about bringing the kids to be underfoot.  I did get a 'lol' out of him, I don't know if he was humoring me or not.

I'm feeling a bit stressed about the move again, but Justin and I discussed it and we're just going to purge as much stuff as we can.

On the diet front, only down 1 lb this week, but I know that's partially because TOM starts this week.  It's all good, and I'm happy.  Yesterday, I bought 2 exercise DVDs at the thrift store.  Both were Pilates exercises, obviously without the equipment like Princess uses.  They both say slimming and one is 3 DVDs in one case.  My plan is to start getting up 30 minutes earlier and doing one of these DVDs before my shower in the morning.

I'm late getting my shower in this morning, because Justin let me sleep until 9:30.  I missed church, but went to bed with a headache last night, so it might have been best.  Off to take a shower, 49 lbs down and feeling good about it. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Just got paid today got me a pocket full

Of change.

It really has been a long week. Wednesday we had a town hall meeting from 11:30 to 12:30 at work. Of course we didn't really learn anything new.

Yesterday was the biweekly department conference call at from 12:30 to 2. I didn't get a chance to walk either day. I didn't really even get much of a lunch break.

Food has been on plan. Its just been a long week and I feel like I could have done better because of the lack of exercise. I went down to use the elliptical this morning but only did 5 minutes.

I'm walking to the library at lunch because I'm antsy. I don't want the pumpkin soup I brought for lunch and I don't feel we can afford for me to eat out right now. Its a matter of what's important. I have food. The move is important. That's that. Unfortunately, I already know Justin doesn't see it that way so I need to focus on writing this weekend.

Some days I wish I had married someone who handled money better. I guess I have to settle for marrying someone who adores me and I get to be the breadwinner. So my next task is to find a way to increase my income so money isn't so tight. I'm not sure how much we can cut out other than the $30 we pay for digital cable. Something to figure out. Even an extra $50 a month would be some savings.

Anyway enough about budgeting and money. I'll figure it out eventually. It's time to heat up my soup and be calm for awhile.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Long Week

It's been a rough few days.  Calories are on track.  The wind is really blowing tonight, so not sticking around long.

I've had some things running through my head about the move.  I finally figured out why I have mixed feelings.  The next step is to actually do something about it.

Exercise has been light.  I need to do better about that.  More stuff I have to do something about.

I'll try to post from my phone tomorrow.  We won't have meetings during lunch, so I might actually get a break.  It's gotten too busy for me to even take a break long enough to post anything.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I've been doing some thinking about what goals I want to set for myself for the next few months.  Ideally, I'd love to be at least 25 lbs down by August 20.  Justin's sister is getting married on the 20th. 

Otherwise... I just don't know.

I'll be staying around 1200 calories, because that's just easy for me.  I'll be drinking at least 128 oz of water because that's been second nature as well (other than this weekend when it made me nauseous when I was 'full').  Since I haven't had a chance to talk to the registered dietitian at work, I'm just increasing my exercise and watching what I eat.

I finished today with about 1150 calories.  I'm too lazy to go look it up, but everything was entered in SparkPeople and I was definitely under 1200.  The water was finished by 4:30, and I started on a 0 calorie Sobe Lifewater a bit ago.  It won't be finished before I go to bed, but I'll drink it tomorrow.

Anyway, it's late and I'm tired after waking up at 5 am.  Laterness & g'night.

If this is Austin...

I'm not terribly impressed with the pumpkin soup. I can think of a few changes to make if I make it again.

I woke up at 5 am and couldn't get comfortable. I was awake for about an hour, spending about 15 minutes sitting in the recliner in the living room. At around 6 I went back to bed. I felt sick the entire time. I still can't figure out if my problem is stress or I'm actually sick. I've felt ill all day so far but I have to work, so I'm just going to have to get over it.

I spent some time last night talking to someone I knew when I was growing up. I used to babysit her son, who is also on my friends list on Facebook. He has cystic fibrosis. When he was 11, his lungs collapsed from the crud that had built up. He's in the hospital for what he calls a 'tune up.' Basically, every other month when he starts losing weight too fast he goes into the hospital for blood work and to have his lungs cleared out. He has lived past the life expectancy that I heard when I first started watching him 24 years ago, but life expectancy for CF patients is now in the 30's. He is a fighter, and I fully expect him to live into his 30's. And there's no telling what advances will be made in the next 5 years, so it may be even longer.

Food is okay so far. I need to put it all into Spark but I should be around 600 calories.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The groove is in the heart or Stomp, stomp, stomp, I'm stompin' that yeti stomp

Two different types of music.  Justin and I were watching a show about 90's one hit wonders.  After it was done, the girl asked us to turn on NickJr, and Backyardigans is on. 

I'm stil l not feeling well, my stomach is bothering me every time I eat.  I almost wish I'd throw up so I'd feel better.  Justin and the kids are feeling better, and they threw up.

I took at least a 2 hour nap this afternoon, and am ready to sleep again.  Breakfast was egg substitute on an English muffin.  Lunch went downhill.  I tried another English muffin, that didn't help, so I had some cheese and crackers.  Way too many calories, and I was miserable all afternoon because nothing is settling right.  So tonight I had about 2 servings of saltines.  That didn't really help either.  So I'm done.  I've got most of my water in, which is making things harder, I'm so very thirsty but every time I drink enough to start filling my stomach, I get nauseous.  Total calories for the day under 900.

I'm wishing I had walked this weekend, but it's so hard to find the motivation when you're not feeling well.  Ahh well, I'll try again tomorrow.  Laterness & g'night.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Evening and reflection

I ended up with under 1000 calories today.  I felt like I ate a lot for breakfast and lunch but when I entered it, it was only about 700 calories.  Then I had a slice of cheese and 5 crackers.  That went over better than the rest of it.

On the other hand, I did make lunch for 3 days this week.  I made pumpkin soup from a recipe I got in my email, then I doubled up the serving size.  Instead of making 6 servings, I put it in 3 bowls.  The recipe said each serving is 130 calories, so that's 260 calories per bowl.  I did make a mistake and put cinnamon instead of nutmeg in it, but it isn't bad.  Lots of garlic.  I'm trying to use up the cans in my cupboard so we have less to move.  I may make the same thing again, with a bit less garlic since I'm out.  I'll use a Mrs Dash type seasoning instead.  I've got another can of pumpkin, and a bunch of cans of beans.  I've got plenty of 120 calorie whole wheat tortillas so I can make burritos for lunches as well.  Those will be 350 to 400 calories each, but still not bad as long as I only have one at a meal and have an apple or something lower calorie for my afternoon snack.

Now the girl is sick, she kept throwing up tonight, so I called in to work tomorrow.  I'm staying home with both of the kids one more day so I can be sure they're feeling better.  I don't think we'll do t-ball tomorrow night, but my daughter wasn't too upset over it tonight.  She still wasn't feeling well when I told her we weren't going to go.

Overall, not a bad day.  I went grocery shopping at Aldi's tonight because I was tired and trying to hurry.  Normally I shop the sales at the grocery store with the most of what I need on sale.  The only thing I didn't get is coffee, so I need to figure that out.  I've got about enough for 2 more pots, so I may need to resort to tea until Friday.  I had to short the food budget for the week to have gas money for the truck to get back and forth to Justin's work.  We're still working out the kinks in the budget, but we'll get there.  I have never done well at budgeting, but I'm determined to do it right this time around.  It never mattered until I married Justin, he's just awful at keeping track of his spending and we've always had problems paying everything we need to.  That's going to change.

Sunday morning lookin' sunny

I can't think of a song this morning, something about staying up 'til midnight.  I'm not sure why I've been going to sleep so late, but I'm changing it tonight.  I'm also changing a few other things that I'm finally seeing with open eyes.

The little one started feeling better a bit around 6 or so.  He had a yogurt around 4, and asked for another around 6:30, then kept asking for cookies.  I know it wasn't the best for him, but I let him have what he wanted because he was actually eating.  He slept all night in his own bed and we're both feeling better today.

Breakfast was an omelet and 2 slices of toasted light bread. I still need to make coffee.

Weigh in this morning was down 4 lbs from the last time I weighed in on May 15.  Not a stellar loss for 3 weeks, but I'll take it.  I'm getting further from 200 lbs and I'm 2 lbs from being 50 lbs down, so I'm happy.  I could be doing better, but my thyroid issues are slowing me down.

Quiet weekend days

I decided I'm taking it easy today, or rather it was decided for me LOL. 

The boy was sick from about 2 am on, he kept throwing up, but it was never a lot at a time, more like something was gagging him.  He spit up/threw up several times, but we never got him to the bathroom in time because there wasn't enough warning.  I should have had a bowl by the bed, but it didn't occur to me until I actually woke up enough to think instead of just reacting to the sounds..  Justin is at the laundromat now washing my sheets.  The duckie boy has been sleeping off and on all day.  He's barely eaten all day.  I'm feeling sick too, and I've snacked a bit, but I've only had about 800 calories.  I'm debating whether I want to eat something high calorie, since the Greek yogurt I had didn't help settle my stomach.  I have some regular nonfat vanilla that might help, but I'm not up for eating anything else right now.

I'm calmed down about work now.  It'll all work out, if all goes well I won't be working there much longer anyway.

It's now Sunday morning, I'm getting ready to start my first post for today, and noticed that I hadn't hit submit like I thought.  Oops.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Holding it in

The person they finally decided to hire at work? Instead of hiring someone here to help those of us who are swamped, they're hiring someone in Cincinnati. Please excuse the following expletive filled rant. Its either that or turn to chocolate or cry in the middle of the office. I won't namecall, I like my manager as a person but she shouldn't have been put in charge. She's a control freak and loves to take credit for good things we do and spread the blame for things going wrong. All of her employees know she doesn't have our back. We've tried going through the channels and things have just gotten worse. Multiply that by 100x since the merger.

That person who calls herself a manager is lying and doesn't have the fucking balls to stand up for us. I'm so fucking sick of telling her how swamped we are only to be told some bullshit excuse that it'll get better. Its never going to get better until they realize they can't treat their employees like shit and expect morale to stay up. Instead of doing anything logical they're buying more companies. That's fucking insane bullshit. We get more fucking swamped when they give us drop everything projects to help with the original merger but the only ones who get any fucking credit are my manager and supervisor. Really puts it into perspective perspective how important the rest of us are.

Please excuse me while I go cry anyway.

I could hide out under there

I just made you say under where (underwear)?

I do love listening to Barenaked Ladies :D

Yesterday I didn't go on the treadmill or elliptical. I did walk to the library at my first break and took another 10 minute walk at my 2nd break. Total calories for the day: 1259

Justin played a joke on me this morning that really wasn't funny. I made a sandwich for my breakfast - a 100 calorie multigrain English muffin and about 1/2 cup of egg substitute. I left it on the counter while I put in my contacts and put my hair up. When I came back the sandwich was 90% gone and he said it was really good. I started to get emotional then decided I'd just have oatmeal since I used up the last of the muffins and eggs to make that sandwich. I asked him to move from in front of the microwave so I could make oatmeal and he laughtd and pulled the rest of the sandwich out of where he hid it.

That was NOT funny, but it was normal behavior for him when he's rested. Guess I'd better get used to it, I had forgotten after 2 years of newspaper delivery and 3 years of night shift before that. I'm more used to him sleeping constantly.

Already got in one 10 minute walk. This afternoon's snack is yogurt with granola. Weight this morning was 198, I wasn't as careful this weekend as I should have been, but my weight is going in the right direction again. I know I haven't been eating enough to actually gain, but as I said as long as it goes down I'll be happy. Probably no treadmill at lunch. Justin is bringing me a 6" Subway sub. One of the healthy choice ones, but not veggie. He'll probably stay with both kids so we can eat together.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Are you fearless? Are you addicted?

No leftover pasta after all, so lunch is a cucumber sandwich. I've got enough cucumber for a snack this afternoon. I'll put the foods into Spark then see where my calories are. I changed my mind on dinner, its going to be baked fish. I've got 2 lbs of tilapia fillets in the freezer.

Ok everything is in Spark and I'll have to have a snack this afternoon. I put down graham cracker & peanut butter, even so before I go home I'll only be at around 650 calories.

Work has been interesting today, definitely not ordinary. For the first time in awhile, I'm having to work closely with one of the programmers to try to get the system to work the way we want it to. He keeps needing me to show what I'm talking about instead of just walking through it in email. He did ask if I've been recently drug tested when I was trying to explain something but I just laughed at him.

There's a t-ball game tonight, so I'm going to try to exercise before the game. I just didn't want to during lunch today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Goodbye, Earl

I only managed 11 minutes on the elliptical, partially because I found it much harder than the treadmill, and partially because of my headache.  It's all good, I still got at least 20 minutes of exercise.  I'll try for more tomorrow.

Total calories for the day - 1127

After I ate my stir fry, I ate half of my son's peanut butter toast that he didn't touch.  I should have had an apple instead, but the toast was good and it still didn't put me over in calories.  The stir fry was chicken, green beans, 2 green onions and some mushrooms all cooked with a bit of Garlic & Herb seasoning.  I ate it over 1/2 cup of brown rice. 

Tomorrow, I'll have the egg sandwich again, but instead of peanut butter on a graham cracker, I'll have a strawberry smoothie.  Lunch will be more leftover pasta.  I'm not sure about dinner yet, but the girl has a game, so I'll have to come up with a meal rather quickly.  I've got 2 chicken breasts left, so maybe chicken, broccoli and a baked potato.  That leaves me short one whole grain, so I'll have to do some thinking on that.  Until I talk to the dietitian, I'm loosely following the Food Pyramid's guide for 1200 calories, which means 4 oz whole grains, 1-1/2 cups veggies, 1 cup fruit, 2 servings dairy and 3 oz of meat.  Today I had more than 3 oz of meat, but since I'm tracking my calories on SparkPeople, as long as it averages to that over the course of a week, I'll be okay.

Since I've been miserable with the headache all day, I'm headed to bed early.  Laterness & g'night.

Never let go, every high and every low

Dinner last night was whole wheat pasta with sauce. Lunch today is leftovers. It makes it so easy to be able to use leftovers. When I was following the plan for the phases, I was having to leave the leftovers to Justin, and we were throwing food away. No more. Tonight I either make chicken soup for lunch tomorrow or I have more pasta for lunch tomorrow. We'll see how much is left. I already know dinner tonight is stir fry with 1/2 c brown rice.

The plan is to do 25 minutes on the elliptical at lunch instead of the treadmill to shake things up a bit. I'm going to go for a 10 minute walk as soon as the meeting is done, and I'll do another walk around 3:30.

I decided on only 1 or 2 posts today so just saved the message. Now my walk is done, but I'm not sure how long I'll be able to walk outside. It's only 83 and I overheated. It'll be too hot when the 100 degree days start.

I came to work with a headache this morning and the stuff I took isn't helping. I can't take more because it says once every 6 hours. I took a Goody's powder which has the same ingredients as Excedrin. Hopefully the headache goes away, otherwise its going to suck being at work til 5:30. Blah :(