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03 November 2015

I wanted to go for a walk during my son's scout meeting last night, but I didn't think about daylight savings and that it would be pitch black by the time he had his meeting, so no walk. I did get some things done that I needed to do, but no workout. Today I'm going to try to get a workout done as soon as I get home from work. I need to get a routine going, but it's hard when we're busy.

The other thing I need to work on is eating more good foods and less junk. I feel like little by little at least, I'm cutting back. Today my goal is to eat no chocolate. If I even eat 1 piece it will spiral out of control and I need to take control not lose it. I feel like I can regain control when I'm at work, it's at home that is harder and where I tend to stress more. I just have to keep working on it.

Not much new for me today, just trying to keep the struggles to a minimum. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!

02 November 2015

I finally did a weigh in, it's been a month since my last, and I gained 2 lbs in the last month, so that needs to NOT become a trend. It's so easy to gain over the holidays, and this year I'd like to maintain or lose instead of the typical gain I have, especially since I'm already up from what I've been the past few years at this time. It's all up to me and the choices I make.

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! We had fun seeing our little niece go trick-or-treating for the first time and my daughter went for what is probably her last time (she's just at that age). My son went with a friend, so we didn't go with him, but he said he had a lot of fun. I ate way too much junk food, but at least walking around with the kids helped me get some steps in and I did go for a run on Sunday, which I haven't done in forever. It was in the upper 70's here so I took advantage of the nice weather.

I'm getting things slowly marked off my to-do lists and trying not to stress over things that are either out of my control or not going to really be in my control for a few weeks yet. I need to take charge of the things I can control, like food and exercise. It felt great to push myself with a run yesterday and I know it would feel great to push myself every day, but it's just finding the time in the evenings. Tonight my son has scouts and I need to study for a test, but I think while he's at scouts I'm going to try to either go for a walk or do a workout during that hour. I always end up guilting myself into staying for the meetings, but I'm really going to try to get out of there because whenever I stay I just sit there twiddling my thumbs for the hour and try to stay awake. I need to take that hour and be a little selfish.

That's it for me today. Have a great Monday!!
Weigh-in: 138.6 lb lost so far: 4.4 lb still to go: 3.6 lb Diet followed poorly
   (2 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   gaining 0.5 lb a week

29 October 2015

I went completely out of control last night and binged, a lot. :( After I did it I felt horrible, mentally and physically. So today I still have a stomach ache and it is a reminder of why my body's not meant to do that. The only thing I can do now is move past it and do better. I have some healthy options packed for today and I'm planning to get a workout of some sort in after work. I need the workout to clear my head and then after dinner I'll have plenty of time to get some homework done.

Tomorrow I have a training for work on self defense. I think it's great they're offering it because you never know with people nowadays. A couple of other people in my office have already gone through it and said it was a great class, so I'm looking forward to it. I know the instructors and they are very entertaining, so it should be a fun and educational day, and the other plus is there will be no snacking on candy. :)

I made myself a checklist yesterday to help check off my stressors as I get through them and I already feel better. I think seeing the list and having the visual of what I need to do helps too. I've checked off 1 chapter in a class and I got the bar situation figured out for my work party, so it's moving along. The list is still long, but once I started crossing things off I had more of an "I can do this" attitude. Even though I had a major binge last night, I'm feeling positive for today.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!!

27 October 2015

So I was sick last week and now I'm once again stressing. This time of year I stress, then stress eat, then gain, then give up. I need to change that trend because it happens every year and my weight creeps up a little more every year. I need to get back here more religiously and track.

I haven't weighed in for a long time because I know it will show a gain, and I'm just not ready to see what it is, but maybe it will help me get back on track. I've been eating horribly and not exercising, so it's no surprise that I'm gaining. In times of stress I completely lose motivation until the stressor is gone, so I need to work on that. I have 5 weeks to finish my classes and I know I can do it, I just need to get my butt in gear and get them done. The other thing I'm stressing about is the annual office Christmas Party. I always stress about it and I shouldn't, but this year we're having trouble finding a bar to serve and we have to get that done ASAP. We thought we had someone lined up, then they decided they were going to close their bar, so now we're scrambling and everyone is wanting to charge a lot and we have no money. We already have to tack the cost of the room onto the cost of the meal, so to add more to that will make less people want to go. Then I stress about cooking for the meal and setting up the room, but I don't really need to stress about that for another month. I'm a worrier, so it's in my nature. I know exercise would help me relieve the stress, but finding time right now to fit it in has been hard too. Once I complete my classes that will free my evenings up and my exercise time. Waking up early would be another option and I was doing it, but I would have to get back into the routine. We'll see if I can make that happen.

Anyway, enough about my stress. I am looking forward to Halloween this weekend, I love seeing all of the kids dressed up and having fun. I also love Halloween movies, so it's a great time of year for me. :) My kids are both going out trick-or-treating, my son is going with a friend and my daughter is taking our niece around the neighborhood. We'll go with each of them at least for a bit, then go home and pass out candy. We're getting closer to the age when our kids won't go anymore, so I just have to enjoy it while I can.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!

13 October 2015

I'm stressed out today and it's like a Monday because I didn't work yesterday, which is good to have a long weekend, but bad because now I just have to do that much more at work today. Oh well, hopefully the day will fly by.

I've put this in a challenge post too (sorry buddies if you look at this twice) and it's not really diet or exercise related. My hubby and I have been trying to decide what to do for birth control and our options at this point are for one or the other of us to get "fixed". My depo shot is due again in November so we've been trying to decide which to do and now we are seriously considering the other option of having another child. We're struggling with completely ruling out having another child. I think we've always thought we'd have a "surprise" baby and for a while it was scary, and now the financial aspect is scary but the raising a child aspect isn't so scary. The biggest thing holding us up right now is the financial part of it. Day care, diapers, formula, clothes, furniture, car seat, toys, etc., nothing is cheap. Luckily my insurance would pay for any prenatal visits, but ultrasounds and a hospital stay we'd have to pay for.

There are other things holding us back right now like we can just grab the kids and go somewhere if we wanted, but you can't do that with a baby. We'd be older when our kids were all graduated. There's a big gap between our older children and if we have a baby. Starting all over would be hard, no sleep, raising a 2 and 3 year old again, potty training.

We just don't know what to do. How do you weigh the pros and cons? I guess the financial aspect right now is what we need to focus on, everything else just falls into place. Our kids have already said they want another sibling because we have a lot of young nieces right now on my hubby's side and 1 on my side. I don't know, one minute I'm for it and the next I'm saying why would we do that? There will have to be a lot more discussion on the topic with my hubby soon, or this will weigh on me and I know it's weighing on him.

Sorry to those who stuck through this whole thing, it's long and drawn out. I just feel better to get it off my chest than let it fester. If anyone has any personal experience, advice, comments, etc., please feel free to tell me.

I hope everyone has a great day!!

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