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14 August 2017

Monday again! Didn't we just have a Monday. Ugh. Well, I guess I will just trudge on.

I had a good weekend, not for eating or exercise, but it was good. My sister-in-law got married, so that was a happy event. She had a quick, courthouse ceremony, and a small reception at a restaurant. The food was all amazing, and the family is always fun, so we had a great time. We all were able to walk around downtown to some of the local bars and just had a few drinks to celebrate also.

Then the rest of the weekend we really didn't do much but the regular weekend stuff like laundry and getting groceries. I've been really tired lately. I don't know if it's from the low iron or something else, but I'm finding myself having a hard time staying awake at work, and then dozing off around 7 p.m. at home, even after a full night's sleep. I'm going to try to start a new exercise program today and see if some exercise will help. I slacked on exercise last week, so maybe that is what was brining me down.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a fantastic Monday!!

Goals for the week:
Eat at least 3 servings of veggies and 2 of fruits each day
Exercise 5 days per week
Don't fall asleep at my desk

08 August 2017

I have kind of gotten off track. I didn't get any workouts in over the weekend, and didn't eat the best, but I did do a workout yesterday. I did get some activity in over the weekend, just not what I wanted to do. I've been stressed too, so a lot of ups and downs. I don't want to eat, then I'll want everything in sight. Today I've actually had to make myself eat otherwise I probably would have gone all day without anything.

After work I want to get my workout done, but my husband has a meeting to go to so I'm sure we'll need to get dinner done first. I might be able to make myself get a workout done later in the evening, but I have a bad habit of sitting down, then not getting up again, especially when I'm tired. I had to get to work early this morning or I would have done it early instead. I have to get at least 7 hours of sleep, or I will be a bear to work with and I won't be productive all day, so I had to eliminate the morning workout to get to work. Probably tomorrow again at least too.

Hopefully, now that some of the family drama that was stressing me out is getting sorted out and maybe starting to get behind us little by little, I'll be able to get myself back on track. It's going to be a normal stressful couple of weeks between work and home (kids going back to school) but it will all work out. Life moves forward, I just have to figure out how to stop trying to anchor myself to the couch with junk food to stop it. I want to get healthier to keep up with my life, not slower and more tired.

31 July 2017

I did not want to start this Monday. It's going to be a busy week which is good for the most part, but just hectic. My kids are going to D.C. with my Mom on Wednesday, so we're getting them ready for that, and I have a friend that is retiring the same day, so I'm helping with her party that afternoon also (can you say CAKE). My Dad is staying home while my Mom is vacationing, so I'll probably check in on him a few times and I'm taking him dinner on Friday. He had a stroke a few years back and his mind is sharp, but he's wheelchair bound because he can't use his left side. Luckily, my Mom was able to hire someone to check in on him a couple of times a day, and he can get himself around the house pretty well. I just worry about him home alone.

Anyway, on the workout front, I did my workout over the weekend and even did a stretching workout. This morning I got my workout done, I moved up a level so it was new, and that was interesting. Tomorrow is a new workout too. It's good though, I'm enjoying seeing the progress.

I made it through the weekend without killing my eating plan. I had some bread which isn't really "allowed", but I'm not going to completely give it up for the rest of my life, so I figure I can deal with it once in a while if I learn to work it in. I want to learn to make changes that I can live with, not make drastic changes that are going to make me cave and want to eat everything in sight. I've got everything prepped for today, so no caving here.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!!
Weigh-in: 143.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 8.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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28 July 2017

I am feeling ready for the weekend today. I was up early for my workout this morning, and I wanted so bad just to shut the alarm off and go back to sleep, but I didn't. I just knew if I didn't wake up, I wasn't going to get the workout in today.

I've done well with my eating plan this week. Today is the first day though that I'm feeling some cravings creeping in. I think partly it's because it's close to the weekend and I haven't been eating really junky carbs this week so now I want them and the other part is being tired. My kids made cookies the other day and I haven't eaten one, so I'm hoping they are gone before my cravings really kick in, because if I eat one then I'll just want more. If I can just keep off the sugar then I don't want it, but once I have it I want more.

With this plan my husband looks at the fruits and veggies I eat instead of the junk and thinks it's torture and I actually like it. Last night they all had mac'n'cheese and I had squash, and I enjoyed it, but they thought it was gross. I think the worst part of it all is prepping. Junk food is just so much easier. And when you've eaten it for so long those darn cravings are hard to get over and I do think some of it is the grab and go factor. I just have to remember to prep, prep, prep.

I hope you all are having a great Friday and have a wonderful weekend!!

26 July 2017

Another workout in the books. I am feeling pretty good today, but sore. Not injury sore, working out after taking some time off, sore. The workouts I'm doing seem to be the type that just when I feel like I can't do one more rep, the countdown is done, so that's good. Next week the workout goes up 10 minutes, so hopefully I feel the same. The one move that kills me is mountain climbers, my hip flexors just don't like them.

So far my eating has been good too. The first week of a new eating plan for me always seems to go well because I'm excited, then the second week starts to get shaky at the end, and then everything starts to go down hill. So, we'll see what happens. I'm going to try to stick this through for the three weeks and then readjust where I need to. This plan is much more restrictive on carbs than I would like, but maybe it will help me get rid of some of the carb cravings. The worst part of eating healthy is trying to make dinner for my picky family and keep it healthy for myself. Maybe I'll find some new ideas here and on Pinterest.

I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday! We're about on the downhill slide for the week. :)

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