Monday, October 11, 2010

Oh the Weekend...

First, there is a new face :)
Thank you Sandra for joining me in My Day!!!

I feel like I should put a disclaimer haha :) Right now I feel great, and am back on track for the most part... but it's not always that way. My life isn't all sunshine and rainbows and sometimes my writing reflects that...
but we all have those days right???

I think writing the next morning instead of at night, has really helped me with that though. Take this weekend. If I were to have written Saturday night, it would NOT have been pretty. Let's just say my Mom called, it seems, for no other reason than to make an already stressed out day even worse. THAT would have been a long, pissed off, rambling post- believe that!
BUT she ended up coming over Sunday, and I just let it go and all is well.

Not writing at night gives me a chance to cool down, look at the situations and realize it isn't that big of deal. It could always be worse!

Weekend Food:
I guess I'm going to just sum up the weekend. I have all the food written down (which is an everyday thing now) but we'll just do the short version... just skim the ugly details!!!
It wasn't great.
Friday we ordered pizza, GOOD pizza. I have been doing so well with the fast food- so I didn't feel TO bad, but I should have eaten less. FOR SURE. I ended up with 3 pieces, and they were large...
COOKIES all weekend. They were the best cookies I have ever had, but I actually did ok :) 3 Saturday, 3 Sunday, and a bite of cookie dough Friday... Now the last of them is in a container and will be gone today.
CHIPS! I usually don't even eat potato chips! But we had my brother JJ over and his friend (might as well be my 4th little brother :)) for wraps Saturday. I got some chips at the store, 3 kinds... why? I have no idea. Anyway, I grabbed the bag of BBQ chips and snacked on them Saturday AND Sunday night!!!! RIGHT OUT OF THE BAG. That is NOT a good habit to pick back up. NO MORE of that!!!!!!
I Did get in a lot of water though, and portions were fine except for the pizza!
Been weighing in everyday, and the chips and pizza did show up... But I still feel great. I feel motivated and ready to go, like I did in January when I started!

And I did some treadmill
Friday: 20 minutes/ .76 mile, Incline 1
Saturday: 26 minutes/ 1.03 mile, Incline 1, with 2 LB weights for 5 minutes
Total days in a row was 8
I didn't do it yesterday. I wasn't feeling really good (BBQ chips?) but I really could have. I was more lazy and sluggish than anything else. BUT I've decided to stop counting again. I will be fine if I miss one day a week on the treadmill. My goal is still to do it everyday, but I won't beat myself up over 1 missed day. 6 days a week is still good :) Especially if I step it up a bit!

So that's my weekend.

Step dad worked on the car all week and weekend, and no change. It still doesn't start. I'm only out $40 for that, and whatever I give him for the effort... I guess? The next step is Ray's mom is having it towed across town to her guy. She said she will pay for it... but I heard Ray on the phone yesterday saying he gets paid Friday... so I think we will probably be paying for it. (Which is fine... we were going to pay her back anyway, but were going to wait till income tax time since she offered to pay for it.)
All this wouldn't be so bad if I didn't just spend hundreds on the damn thing!!! And I only had it for a week afterwards and now there is a whole new problem!!!! I'm just hoping her guy can fix it.

The internet seems fine, so that's good! Especially with my growing addiction to FrontierVille!!! (Grrr!!! Thanks a lot Byron!!! lol) I have decided I'm going to have to limit myself. Like right now, I have to be off this computer by 10:00am so I can get housework and things done. Off at 10, no matter what! After housework, if I have time I'm sure I'll be back on lol. But I also am getting on the treadmill at 1pm during my soap, no matter what! lol. We'll see how my plan goes :) I really need to keep up the house better, so I'm going to really try and stick to the plan, everyday would be good :)

Going to be another beautiful day, about 73. I hope you have a great day too!!!!


  1. Having rest days is cool, and the further you walk on the treadmill, the more you'll need them. If you can consistently walk at least 5 miles a week, walking at least 1 mile in any particular session, I think you'll benefit from it. That gives you two rest days a week which I think is pretty sustainable :)

    Don't remind me about housework. I've got dusting and hoovering to do and I'm reaaaaally putting it off. So boring!

    Hope the car gets fixed one way or another :)

  2. You sound so much more positive and that'll keep you going in the right direction. You said the cookies will be gone today ... how's that going to happen? It's a "guy only" day for cookies ... right?


  3. Hi Tina, yes, we all have "those" days - at least us humans do. You should really considering trying the pita pizza I made (well that anyone can make) since you really like pizza... it's yummy :)

    Cookie Schmookie..I laugh in your general direction and crumble you to pieces!! Can you tell I'm feeling strong. Love ya!

  4. Good for you in not taking a stressful interaction with your Mom into a binge eating session to the ultimate. This is real progress. Sorry the car is still broken.

    Margie M. writes at:

  5. I fool my mind into thinking that weekends are just another day...
    That works for me... weak ends, maybe!
    Like from "Rent" - the musical - "No Day But Today!"

  6. HI Babe, great to hear you are in a good mood. Im very excited about your overall weight loss, even if you do occasionally chow down on a few BBQ chips. You go, girl!!! xxoo

  7. Thanks for all the kind words on my blog, Tina! I really appreciate it. The "eating out of the bag" thing regarding chips? One of my worst habits in the past.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. I think 5 miles per week is a great number to go for. Thanks Mark!

    Heck no! Those cookies were so delicious, I allowed myself ONE, and ONLY ONE :) Can't let the guys have all the fun! lol thanks Sheilah

    Haha, you're so funny Just Me!
    I will have to check out your recipe! Thanks

    Thank you MargieM, I was proud of that too :)

    anne h, I REALLY have to do something! I'm going to try and fool my mind next weekend!!!

    Thank you Michaela :) I am disappointed in my stall... but when I look at the over all number I realize I AM DOING IT! :)

  9. Oh, you are quite welcome Dave!!!
    I enjoy following you on your journey!

    Thank you! And thanks for stopping by! :)

  10. Life isn't always sunshine and rainbows?!!! What??? I don't know what you are talking about.... lol.

    Glad you are back on track!

  11. Thank you Lala :)
    Hey... we could just paint the crap rainbow colors huh??? lol

    I fell off that track the last 2 days :( I'm SOOO sad and ashamed to say.

    But tomorrow is a new day, and it will be better! It HAS to be!