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03 December 2014

Weigh-in: 137.6 lb lost so far: 5.4 lb still to go: 7.6 lb Diet followed poorly
   (1 comment) on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 1.4 lb a week

01 December 2014

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Let the stress of the holiday season begin! It has for me at least, but I hope others are feeling the joy of the season and basking in it. :)

My dad had a stroke on Thanksgiving, so much of my weekend was spent in the hospital. He's doing okay. His left side is week, his face is droopy on that side, he has no use of his left arm, he can't see on that side, and his left leg is weak, but they think he may regain at least some of that. I'm running on hope right now, that he will get at least a fraction better. His speech is not the best, but seems like it's getting better and at least he makes sense and we can understand mostly what he's saying. Today it's back to work, but I'll make a stop at the hospital before I head home. We're hoping he starts physical therapy soon, and with that we won't be able to visit as often, so he can save his strength. Luckily my mom works in the hospital, so at least she's right there if they need her and she can keep us posted.

Another holiday treat over the weekend, our dishwasher decided to start leaking. So, Merry Christmas to us, we're buying ourselves a new one for Christmas. Not what I had in mind, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and I have grown spoiled by having a dishwasher, so I guess there are worse things we could get ourselves.

This coming weekend is my office Christmas Party and there will be about 70 people coming. Another person is making the meat and potatoes, and I'm doing green beans, rolls, salad, and some decorations. It will be fun and nice to have an evening just enjoying ourselves, but right now a Christmas party is about the furthest thing from my mind. Next week are all of the kids Christmas programs (3), my daughter's birthday, and then the birthday party. It's a hectic time of year, but we all manage. So, if you don't see me here for a while, just know I'm trying to behave, stay sane, and keeping busy. :)

I hope everyone has a great holiday season!!

21 November 2014

I'm finally admitting to my gain. I knew I had gained but hadn't weighed in, so now that I've crept back up to almost the weight I was when I started here, maybe I'll get my butt in gear and make the effort to go back down.

I think I've kind of figured out my issue this time of year, I thought it was the cold, but I think it's more that I just start feeling overwhelmed and then I shut down. It's like my brain gears only toward the stress and all I can think about is all of the projects, events, shopping, etc. that I need to get done and when I don't have any of those stressful things happening at the moment I just turn into a vegetable. I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'm trying to figure out how to push through this. Now that I've kind of figured this out, and feel like "duh, you know this is going to happen every year", I'm going to try to make myself some lists in hopes that then I can see I'm just stressing myself for nothing, because that's what I do. Maybe with some enlightenment will come less stress and I will see how much time I actually do have to work out.

I need to work on my eating too because with stress comes eating whatever crap is nearby. My hubby is on the same page as me and wanting to eat better, so at least that's helpful so he's not fighting me wanting to eat junk. Another list of some healthy food options needs made too.

Well, I guess I'm going to go make my lists now. :) Have a great weekend!
Weigh-in: 140.0 lb lost so far: 3.0 lb still to go: 10.0 lb Diet followed poorly
   (5 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   gaining 0.8 lb a week

20 November 2014

Has anyone else had one of those weeks that you just want to play hookie? I really want to do that this week, but haven't been able to because other people have been gone. But then I tell myself, "what would you do if you were off anyway?" I'd probably eat junk, so it's better if I'm working. I think part of wanting to be off is because everyone else has been taking days off here and there and I'm jealous, and because I've slowed down a lot at work, so I'm twiddling my thumbs. Oh will the boredom ever cease! I guess it could be worse, and I should be thankful that I have a job at all.

Okay enough dreaming of lazy days off. I'm just a slacker right now. I have done one workout this week, and that's better than none, but I want to do more. Hopefully tonight I'll have the motivation to get it done, but since I don't get home until late it will have to wait until later in the evening after dinner.

I'm still struggling with my eating too. I just want to eat anything sweet, but especially chocolate. Right now I'm hungry for fast food too and I don't know why, it just sounds good. I'm going to try to keep pushing past cravings and make better choices. With Thanksgiving next week I'm sure there will be a lot of temptation.

I hope everyone has had a great week so far and a great weekend if I don't get back here tomorrow!

17 November 2014

Is anybody as surprised at how fast this year has flown by as I am? I can't believe we're over halfway through November already! Christmas shopping time is here and I'm always clueless as to what to get.

I didn't do as well with activity last week as I'd hoped, but I did get up and do the Kinect at least a few times with the kids, so that was better than sitting on the couch all night. I work late all week this week, so I don't know if I'll get the exercise in that I want, but I am going to try to get to bed a little earlier and take my nighttime pills earlier so maybe I'll be able to wake up and do a workout in the a.m. We'll see how it goes, I just have to keep trying and not give up.

Eating wise, I'm still not doing 100% but I'm trying to make a conscious effort. I am doing more thinking about what I'm putting in my mouth before I eat it. I'm hoping that if I think before I eat I can make a little dent in the gain I've had even without exercise, or at least hold it and not gain more. Thanksgiving is next week, so hopefully that one day I can keep things under control. At least I'm not having it at my house this year to have all of the left overs. :)

I hope everyone is starting their week off great! Have a great day!

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