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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!!

09 October 2015

TGIF!! And I have a long weekend, so no work Monday. Working for the state may not pay a lot, but I do get days like Columbus Day off. :) I already have plans that pack my Monday though, so it will be busy, but that's okay. There are things I need to get done and have been putting off. I'm in charge of our office Christmas Party so I'm going to go see the location we're having it at this year, get a haircut, do some homework, get some fall cleaning done inside and outside, maybe get the dog to the vet, and get some blood work done that I was supposed to have done a couple of weeks ago.

Tonight I'll be getting some of my cleaning done because my hubby's family is coming over tomorrow. Of course that will mean that there will be a lot of junk food around which is hard for me to resist. I'm going to see about getting a veggie tray or something a little more healthy though, then at least I won't be eating as much junk food. My hubby already said he wants to get pizza for everyone, and I just battled with frozen pizza the other day and now it will be take out pizza which is even harder. I guess I just have to try to do my best and get some movement in when I can too.

I've been getting my workouts in this week, but I may not get it done tonight. My son has to meet with his Boy Scout troop tonight to deliver bags for Scouting for Food. If I have to take him and go with a group of boys for that then I won't have a workout, but I may get a good walk in delivering bags. Tomorrow morning they pick bags up, and again I'm not sure if I'm just dropping him off or taking a group to pick up bags, so we'll see. I'm looking at it as an opportunity for some walking though if they need help taking kids around, and it's for a good cause.

Well, I need to get to work, so I can get this Friday done! I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

08 October 2015

I did not want to get out of bed this morning. Hopefully I'll get more peaceful sleep tonight. I had lots of crazy dreams last night that probably mean I didn't get good sleep.

I did get my workout in yesterday and I should get one in after work today too. My eating has been okay, but I keep going over my RDI. I have been eating more fruits and veggies and a lot less junk so I'm happy with that. It's mainly dinners that are the killer for me. Having a family of picky eaters makes it hard to cook anything healthy that they will eat. This week I gave my kids 2 nights of what they wanted and the other nights are going to be healthier foods and they seem a little more open to things when I'm not just pushing them into it cold turkey. Maybe I can slowly get them to eat more healthy dinners. I also need to find something else for myself to eat on pizza night or other junk food days, and tell myself it's okay if I don't eat what they're having. I know if I just don't get started eating the junk then I will have an easier time with moderation. Last night we had pizza and I stuck to the serving size I had already recorded and then ate a salad, but I really wanted more pizza, it was a struggle. But when everyone else was done, I put the leftovers away so the temptation was gone. If I wouldn't have eaten any pizza and just had a chicken salad or something I think the struggle wouldn't have been as bad. Next time we do pizza I'm going to experiment and try to eat something else and see how it goes.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!!

07 October 2015

What is up with all these cookies??!! There are more cookies in the office today for someone's birthday and they are my favorite from this particular place, frosted sugar cookies. Ugh. It will be another test of my will power, but I'm going to do my best to resist them yet again. Is someone testing me? Is there a hidden camera somewhere and someone is going to pop out if I grab a cookie? I've looked at them and smelled them, but that's as far as it goes. I know I can allow myself treats once in a while, but I know this weekend we're going to see some family out of town so there will probably be some junk food and eating out, and I'd way rather treat myself a little then than eat a cookie now. I have to feel like I'm in control and not eating a cookie is how I'm going to do that today. :)

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!

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