Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I got one minute to save the world...

That is what I was singing in my head when my legs felt like a linkin log tower about to collapse...of course I was listening to 4 minutes by Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake...

Day one...WEEK TWO...Another one bites the dust....and I am fee-el-ing it!! :) I really am enjoying doing this program because I feel like structure is what I need. I know I could probably run longer times...but I know I would quit because it's not something structured...that is why Couch to 5k is for me!! ;~P

I do have to say I feel really retarded when it comes to figuring out when I need to walk and when I need to run...I start out saying ok at 5 min run ok at 6:30 walk...then I am like when do I stop running again...yeah I know...so I got the pencil out and marked it on a sheet. Although, I will say it made time go by pretty fast pondering when I was supposed to stop!! Anybody else have that prob or am I the only cool one with that problem??

Okay...I need to go do laundry before the hubby gets home so he thinks I have been a wonderful wife on my day off...hahaha!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Rant...

Just a quick update....I finished my 1st week of Couch to 5K...WOOOOHOOOO!!! :) I am just loving the energy. I don't love the hip pain...or the cracked heel I have (I remember now why I quit running and gained all this weight...haha). You know I started thinking yeah 170 pounds bouncing up and down no wonder my heel cracked...haha! Hey NO PAIN NO GAIN??? I am okay with the little demons that are trying to get me to stop...they are messing with a bad ass mamma right now. All joking aside, I feel great!!!

Today, I have already accomplished a lot...3 loads of laundry...cleaned the kids bathroom (yuck 2 boys) vacuumed the house...went to the tanning bed (yeah I know it's not good for ya but neither is living in cancer alley)...cleaned the kitchen...and now I am off to bed. I have to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!! :)

Oh, one last thing...my husband said to me this morning...gawd you are just all into everything huh?? I said yup...I want to be healthy, happy, and full of energy!! ;~P He is happy for me...he has no choice...we've been married 14 years...goodness that makes me feel old!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Me, Myself, and I

Okay...I am feeling so much better...I mean I have energy (I'm still sluggish to get out the freakin bed in the morning...I am a night owl ya know)...I am sore and lovin it...I did day two of week one Couch to 5K yesterday morning and I love it. I have been staying on plan...but boy am I hungry all the time!! ;~P I have been running around cleaning house...moving more...we are gonna take a family (including the 2 doggies) walk after dinner...and I am soooo motivated!! Yeah I was about to end that sentence with right now but....

I bought a whole bunch of fresh fruit...the kids love the canned fruit and it has so much freakin sugar in it. I made a wonderful fruit salad with fresh pineapple, strawberries, bananas, grapes, apples, manderins...it was delich...and the hubby and kids loved it!! :) I should have taken a picture of it because it was so pretty too...it's all about presentation for me!!

I work all this weekend...the hubby is taking the kids to the beach...yeah, I am screaming inside...I will have the house ALL to myself...I am super excited and jealous at the same time....I love the beach!! ;~P No, I am not being selfish...this will be the FIRST time in over two years I will be alone in the house...and all it means is that I won't get woken up during the day while trying to sleep (work weekend)...so it works out for all!! :)

Anyway, I need to finish washing clothes for their trip tomorrow...but I just had to take a minute out and say how pumped I am. Oh yeah, I have been weighing everyday and the scale is staying the same at 171...that sucks...but I keep telling myself that I am not only eating healthier but I am also exercising...so don't pay attention to that damn thing!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Motivated Monday...nah its Tuesday...

OMG I feel good...I really worked out and I feel good...well as good as one can get on 2 hours sleep in the last 30 hours. You know I really love the blogosphere because you can really get motivated and I DO read them all the time and have gotten really motivated by a lot of blogs...and feel like I have a butt load of blog friends :). BUT I really have to give a shout out to my MOTIVATORS today... Angie All The Way and Girl On A Mission.....thank you, thank you, thank you for the get off your ass you have two legs and a pulse motivation today...I needed it and I did it!! I even broke out the Nike+ I got for Easter...yes I said Easter and I used it and it was so freakin cool!!!! ;~P Thanks to the hubby for the great gift in my basket.

Okay I feel like a child right now because I don't want to go to sleep afraid I will lose the motivation!!!! I have been eating good things and trying to drink my water...trying operative word but I have done much better on the H2O front!

Well I am sure I will be sore tomorrow...in a good way...speaking about motivation from reading blogs...everybody's running and I need to catch up...so I did the Couch to 5k but I didn't read it all the way before I got on the treadmill so I went over....oh well right...one up for me.

I feel like this post is all over the place but it's the best I could do...I am off to bed before my face actually lands on the keyboard...:~P

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Sunny Sunday...

It is a beautiful day....and we spent atleast four hours outside washing the vehicles and enjoying the wonderful weather!!

I am wrapping my head around this whole weight loss thing...haha...I am on track. I don't know why but I have been sooooo sleepy all the time...I am not sleeping well...and I feel like I am in a constant fog....help...I just want to feel good!! I have started taking the stairs at work and boy do my legs feel it...I have been doing it for the last 3 weeks or so and we are on three different floors...sooooo I am definately using my legs ALOT!! ;~P

Can I just say....OMG...to Biggest Loser...I know a little late but thank God for DVR's!! She looks awesome...I wonder how much she ate during those 6 weeks at home before finale?? I hope she keeps it off...she lost so fast. She does look great though!!

FYI I am getting ready to talk about something not so pleasant...
Fiber One bars...oh how I loved (notice past tense) those little bars that taste so yummy!!! Okay...one night at work I started feeling really bad...like my stomach could just pop...really gasssssyyy on the inside...did not feel like I needed to use the bathroom though...ok it got worse...the cramping and feeling like crap. That is when I was talking to a coworker/friend...and she started talking about how her daughter had brought up the same thing and then she put two and two together...it happend to her. The next night another coworker was talking about how bad her stomach felt and how she was soooo bloated...yeah I asked and she had TWO of the fiber one bars....well after talking to about 6 people...and all 6 people had the same problem...yeah I just haven't been able to bring myself to eat one of those delicous buggers!! :)

Well I am off to do some cleaning....hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend like I did!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Whoppin Workin Weekend...

Sorry for being "missing in action"...still trying to get everyone well around here. I went to lots of MD appointments with the husband...he feels better so *keeping fingers crossed* hopefully he's on road to recovery. :)

I am still not 100% commited to my weight loss journey since getting back from vacation...let me rephrase that...I haven't been until this morning when I woke up and said enough is enough I need to whip myself back into reality. I am not getting my fruits and veggies in...I am not getting my water in!!! I know, I know I got up went into the kitchen made a healthy breakfast...but no not before having a glass of water. I felt like singing "I'm a big girl now!"

I just read ...and I know this is no new revolution...on a website that it takes about 12 minutes for a thin person's brain to register when they are full verses about 20 minutes for an obese person...hmmm...I am always shoveling food in so that I can move on to the next thing...I am slowing down now that's for sure.

Well I get to work all weekend...yahoo...my body feels so funky when I work three nights in a row...by the third night I feel like I am so not in my body. I have been taking melatonin in the morning (afer working one night shift) so that I can sleep...remember since I was only sleeping for about 4 hours between shifts. I have to say it is working better!! :)

I hope everyone has a healthy and wonderful weekend...just keep me in the back of your mind as I will be sleeping while you are enjoying the sunshine and when you are climbing in that wonderful bed of yours...I will be running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get things done at work...hahahaha. ;~p

Saturday, April 5, 2008

In the background...

That is me...I am here reading everybody's blogs but not taking care of my own. I have been trying to take care of the family...I have a child that they were treating for strep not once but twice...until I mentioned the fact that it could be Mono since the antibiotics weren't taking care of his poor infected throat...well the test came back positive so he has been out of school ALL week. The husband has a respiratory infection...on steroids, antibiotics, breathing treatments....not to mention he also has the grouchies!! ;) Everyone seems to be a little better!! :)

As for me, I am doing OK on the WW seen...by ok I mean yeah there has been some veering off track...I took the promotion at work...which did I mention I am an emotional eater??? Well I haven't done terrible, but not staying on track as much as I had been. BUT I have noticed when I veer off track....its not like it use to be....:). I have been eating a lot of fruits and veggies!!! I have not been getting my H2O in at work like I would like too...I am always running around. At home I have been doing an excellent job drinking water....in fact that is all I have been drinking at home....after my caffeine!!

As far as exercising...I am touch and go...I did get the Nike + ipod...I haven't used it yet so I am going to use it this weekend. I am excited that I will have something to keep track...I am a gadget lover!! I do take the stairs at work and we are on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors so I am definately getting in some serious stair time!!

This weekend...I want to get the house cleaned...DO ALL the laundry...get in exercising...grocery shop...we were supposed to go to the LSU spring game...but since everyone is not feeling well and we had terrible weather last night...I don't think we will be going.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! :)