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21 April 2015

I'm still on the mend today. I'm a little better than yesterday so hopefully that means I'll be back to myself soon. I really need to get out of this sinus infection funk because I've been eating way too much and I'm tired so I get home and just crash.

I bought a dress yesterday for my brother's wedding. It's just a plain blue dress, about knee length, with a ruffle on the front, nothing flashy but I like it, and I'll wear a black sweater to keep my arms warm (an outdoor wedding in April could be a little chilly). I'm still undecided on shoes. I'll go look at a couple of places and if I can't find anything I have a pair that will work at home. Knowing my family there won't be a lot of dancing, so I don't really have to worry about that, but I do want to be comfortable. I'm not a shopper, and I'd much rather pick out workout clothes than dressy clothes, so I have a hard time making a decision.

Today is supposed to be a little warmer so I think I'm going to try to go for a short walk after dinner. My hubby has a couple of meetings this evening so we have to do a quick, early dinner. Hopefully going for the walk will help keep me from snacking this evening. Last night I ate trail mix and yogurt and I definitely didn't need both after a carby dinner. I need to work on asking myself if I'm really hungry or just want to eat. I was doing so well until I got sick, so I need to get back to it. Okay I need to get out of my pity party and just work on fixing the things I can.

I hope everyone has a great day!!

20 April 2015

It's been a long week since my last journal. Last week I came down with strep throat and sinus infection. I'm still battling the sinus infection part, but I'm starting to feel better. I feel like I can't win right now, I get motivated and start eating better and exercising, then I get sick and lose all of that. I just need to press on. I'm feeling a little better today so I need to use that to my advantage and hold onto my will power and not eat junk. Whenever I'm sick I just eat junk and lose all my motivation and just get a negative attitude, so I'm sure I've gained, but I'm not weighing in right now until I feel more like myself.

In more positive news, my brother is getting married this weekend! I'm excited for him and looking forward to the wedding. I've been looking for a dress and still have nothing, but I'm going to go today on my lunch break to try to find something. Not feeling well last week didn't help my motivation to shop for a dress. I've gained weight since last year, so the dresses I wore to weddings last year fit, but not the best, so I'm going to try to find something in a better size/fit. Trying on dresses that don't have a great fit on me right now doesn't help my attitude, so I want to find something that looks good on me even if it may be a size bigger than what I want to wear. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and come to terms with reality, I am not the size I was last year and that's okay because I am working on it and I don't have to fit into a certain size to still have a good time and be happy at the wedding. No one will be looking at me anyway, all eyes will be on the beautiful bride. :)

So my main goals for the week are to just get to feeling better and to find a dress. If I can get any sort of exercise in, even if it's only a short walk, I'm going to try to do that too. And I'm going to try to get my eating back in line, being able to work this week should help with that a little since I won't have the access to junk food.

Have a great Monday!

13 April 2015

I am exhausted from a whirlwind weekend, but it was worth it. Saturday morning the kids and I did a 2 mile cancer walk with my mom, brother, niece, and dad. I pushed my dad in his wheelchair for probably 3/4 of the way, so I guess it was good to add some resistance to those 2 miles since I wasn't running. Then some of my in-laws came over for lunch and spent the afternoon with us. That was great because we got to see the 5 month old niece and she's so fun because she's just a happy, smiley girl. Then after everyone was gone I had to get groceries and do laundry, that wasn't fun, but had to be done. Sunday I met up with some old friends and we ate lunch and caught up then went to a theater showing one of our favorite movies, "The 3 Amigos", and had some good laughs. It was nice to just get out and laugh and catch up with old friends.

With all the weekend fun I didn't eat the best. I actually had pizza for lunch both days, but kept my eating to a minimum so I think that's why I had a loss this morning. I didn't get much exercise in last week, but I was busy and didn't probably eat as much as I felt like I did and I was up moving even if I wasn't exercising. We'll see how this week goes, I have a meeting right after work for my daughter's DC trip and it's supposed to be long, so probably no workout. I'll probably be working late every other night this week so I don't know if workouts will be in my future those nights either, but I'm going to try.

I feel like I'm mentally moving in the right direction. I have the desire to eat better and exercise, now it's just going to be putting that desire into action.

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

Weigh-in: 143.4 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 3.4 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (4 comments) on diet mars2kids's own diet   losing 1.8 lb a week

10 April 2015

TGIF!! But, it will be a busy weekend, so I know I will wish I had more time. Today after work I am picking up packets for a cancer walk the kids and I are doing tomorrow morning, my mom, dad, brother, and niece will be there also. I think it will be a fun family outing, but chilly. I'm also going after work to grab some groceries for my aunt, so it could be a late night home. I thought about going for a run, but I know there just won't be time before dark, and I know I'll be starving by the time I get home. The past couple of nights I haven't gotten a workout in because my stomach has been giving me fits. I have issues off and on with my insides and I must just be having a flare up of some kind right now. I'm just taking it as it comes and I'm looking forward to the 2 mile walk tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow after the walk my BIL and SIL are coming for a visit with our little niece, so that will be fun. She's 5 months old and a happy baby, and just so fun to snuggle. I also have to get myself groceries sometime. Then on Sunday I'm going to meet some friends who live about 45 mins away because a theater is playing "The Three Amigos". We are going to have lunch then go to the movie. It's been years since I've seen one of the girls and about a year since I've seen the other, so it will be fun to catch up. We used to watch that movie at least once a year when we'd get together and of course since there were 3 of us we would call ourselves the 3 Amigos. What can I say, we were (still are) dorks. :)

So, it will be a full weekend, but should be full of fun and I'm ready for it. I hope everyone else is going to have a fun filled weekend too!

09 April 2015

It's snowing! Bleck! I'm done with snow, bring me some sunshine! I'd rather have the precipitation in the form of rain than snow, thank you.

Other news for the day, I'm doing okay today with my eating, but there's still a lot of day left. Yesterday my hubby was supposed to pull something out of the freezer for dinner and he did, but not until around 3 p.m., so we ended up hitting a drive thru. It's my own fault, I forgot to pull something out the night before, and I knew that even by texting him in the morning he wouldn't have pulled anything out. Today should be better though because we'll be having what we were supposed to have last night. No fast food!

I didn't do a workout yesterday either because by late afternoon my stomach felt like it was doing back flips. Then after eating fast food for dinner, I was done in. Tonight we'll see. The snow has completely drained all of my motivation.

I did get some writing done last night though. I decided a couple of months ago that I'm going to take up writing as a hobby. I have always enjoyed it and used to do it all the time in high school, but when I had kids that just went out the window, so now it's time to do something that I enjoy. No one will probably ever read anything I'm writing, but it's not for anyone else, it's for me. My hubby doesn't even know that I'm writing because I'm only doing it when he's working and the kids are doing homework or other things. I hope to keep it up, I think it will another good thing for me mentally, it's almost like a meditation for me.

I hope everyone is having a great day!! And I hope no one else is getting snowed on!


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