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02 October 2015

I'm down almost a pound this week, so I've done something right. I know it's my eating that has been changed the most in the last couple of weeks. I've been eating a lot more fruits and veggies during the day and if I have an evening snack it's been fruit. Next week I'm going to try to get even more veggies in with dinner. I've also been getting my workouts and/or walks in, so that helps too. Now today someone is leaving my office and he's buying pizza for everyone and someone brought cake. I don't know if I will partake because I brought my lunch, but if I do I'll keep it minimal and not go too crazy.

The fall weather is hitting us right now and I'm enjoying it. I went for a walk late last night and it was chilly, but nice. Tomorrow we're supposed to go to the pumpkin patch with my mom and my brother and his family, but it's supposed to be rainy and cold, so we'll see if we end up going. My niece has been sick, so I don't think they'll want to take her out if it's raining. I want to go look at the mums though and pick up a couple if they aren't too expensive. I need some outdoor fall d├ęcor.

Here's my mom mini-rant for the day: Last night I was stressing a bit because the dishes needed to be done and I wanted to go for a walk. Well, doing the dishes is one of my kids' chores and they were home all day and didn't do them, so I was a "mean" mom and made them do their chore and I went for my walk. I don't know why but I sometimes feel guilty making them do their chores, and I know shouldn't. It's not like they have a lot to do, just keeping their stuff picked up, taking out the trash and recycle, dishes, and taking care of their dogs. I need to remember that I don't need to stress myself by doing their chores, that isn't teaching them any responsibility. So this weekend they are doing their chores and I'm going to do some things that I have put off because I get busy doing everybody else's stuff. Time spent on their Ipads or watching TV isn't that important.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Weigh-in: 136.6 lb lost so far: 6.4 lb still to go: 1.6 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (3 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 0.9 lb a week

30 September 2015

So my morning already started off with a bump in the road. I was going to grab my chicken and get veggies ready for my lunch, but the chicken I had prepped was all gone, apparently my hubby ate it all. I had taken the time to slice it up, weigh it out, and pre-portion it in baggies for my lunch and he ate it! I was so mad. I had nothing else to eat for lunch because that was what I had planned, so I guess it's off to the grocery store to buy more chicken to grill and a salad for lunch today. He's so lucky he was sleeping or he would have been ripped a new one this morning. By the end of the day I'll have cooled off and can calmly explain to him that if he wants stuff prepped for lunch he needs to get off his butt and at least help me do it. I guess I should look at the positive that he's trying to eat healthier, but it's hard when I'm doing all the work to make the healthy food. Okay enough of that rant. :)

I did get up and do a workout this morning and went for a walk again last night. I have been eating healthy foods this week. Our dinners haven't been super healthy, but I'm trying to stick to moderation. Even though I have to go get my lunch today I still want something healthy, I haven't (yet) made the excuse that since I have to go get something I can get something bad for me, so that's progress. Tonight I probably won't get a walk in because I need to do some major studying for a test. I have a test on 5 chapters that I need to get done and I've been putting it off because it's a lot of material to cover. We'll see though I still may try to get something small in, yoga maybe, because I've been sleeping like a rock when I've gotten activity in during the evening.

My big debate today is whether or not to order a new exercise program. I know my hubby will not be happy if I do because I've ordered a bunch already, but there is a new Facebook challenge involving a workout and eating program that I'd like to do (21 Day Fix). I felt like the last challenge I did was helpful for my eating and the next one is a 3 week not just a 5 day program. I know a lot of it is about money because they want you to buy their program, but really it's given me motivation and some helpful tools and tips for healthy eating. I can either pay $60 up front or make payments of $20 per month. I don't know what I'm going to do, but I have to decide by today because today's the deadline. I guess it's cheaper than my hubby's gym membership that he never uses, and maybe he would participate somewhat too since he's trying to eat healthier. Decisions, decisions.

Well, enough of my crazy ramblings today. Have a great Hump Day!!

29 September 2015

Parent teacher conferences went well last night, so now the rest of the week should be a little less hectic. I actually get off work early and get home a little early a couple of days this week, but have a couple of late days this week too. Last night I got a walk in and this morning I got my workout in, so far so good. Hopefully I'll keep getting morning workouts in and get some walks or something else done during the evenings.

My eating has been good so far too. I just need to keep up with it. I always tend to do good right before the holidays then they hit and I go down hill from Thanksgiving on. Then about February I'm regretting all those desserts I ate during the holidays. Every year I say I'm going to do better and I end up eating the junk anyway. I think that it has a lot to do with stress and being busy that time of year. I'm hoping that this is the year that I can really do better. I'm working on getting into a routing of pre-planning meals and then sticking to that plan. I know there will be treats that I won't pass up during the holidays, but they should be treats, not something I allow myself to have all the time. If I can keep up with having a lot of fruits and veggies in the house and less junk then that will help too. All I can do is try my best.

That's enough of my ramblings for today. :) Have a great Tuesday!!

28 September 2015

It was a good weekend, but I could have used another day to get stuff done. I kept busy Saturday and had plans to get all sorts of things done on Sunday, but my BIL texted me in the morning that he was coming with his family to the pumpkin patch in our area. So of course we ended up going with them, we didn't want to miss out on the niece's first time at the pumpkin patch. She had fun and our kids played with her and had fun too, so that was great. But needless to say all of my stuff for Sunday got pushed to the back burner, hopefully I can get some of it done this week or this coming weekend. My mom wants to go to the pumpkin patch this weekend though, so it will be 2 weekends in a row at the pumpkin patch. We'll see though right now it's supposed to be cold and rainy, so that would be a perfect day to stay in and get my stuff done at home and not trudge through mud outside.

This week is going to be busy starting with parent teacher conferences today after I get off work. Then we have 2 volleyball games this week and I'm sure other activities that I can't think of and that I haven't even gotten notice of yet. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some workouts or even walks in this week. I wanted to get up this morning to get a workout done, but I slept in. It was a bad night of sleep until about 4:30 then I slept like a rock, go figure.

I have my lunches planned for the week, so I should do well while I'm at work. Our dinners aren't that great this week, but after all of the complaining last week with the healthy dinners, I told my family to make the list because I was sick of them complaining. If I keep to moderation I should be okay and I can always eat a fruit or veggies with a somewhat unhealthy meal to fill up and not go back for more junk. Now if I can just practice what I preach.

I hope everyone has a great Monday!!

25 September 2015

I woke up this morning thinking I was going to be miserable, then felt pretty good, and now I'm sliding back to miserable. I'm going to try to stay positive though and not get to that miserable point again. Darn sinuses!!

Last night I just gave up a little on my healthy eating and was not very happy with myself for it, but today is a new day to do well. I've got my plan again and I'm going to do better. I am going to try to do some form of a workout tonight too. I think it may clear my head a little bit and leave me feeling more positive. I don't really have to think to exercise, so that's a good thing. :)

No big plans for the weekend, so I'm going to get my lunches planned and made for next week and hopefully some exercise in. It's supposed to be nice, so some outdoor time would be good. My daughter has been wanting to put our Fall decorations out since the beginning of the month, so maybe this weekend when we actually have time would be a good time to do it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Weigh-in: 137.5 lb lost so far: 5.5 lb still to go: 2.5 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (2 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   gaining 0.1 lb a week

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