Thursday, January 13, 2011

Weightloss Wednesday - On Thursday!

Wow!  I just have not been in a blogging mood. What's up with that?  Well... here's the thing.  I have to balance blogging with digi-scrappin' and sometimes (okay - most of the time) scrappin' wins! :)  I just love the release of being creative!  

Anyhow!  I had this great post typed up (from my phone) on Tuesday night and then I totally forgot to post it yesterday.  Then I go to do it this morning and guess what?  It's not here!  So I'm starting fresh!  

My 'diet' per say has taken a turn for the better in the last couple of days.  I finally got to do a good grocery run so I am pretty much sticking to the Atkins diet - well, kind of loosely.  I'm not really 'counting' carbs - I've just cut them out for the most part.  Only Splenda in my coffee (which is the norm anyways) and the only carbs I'm eating are pretty much vegetables.  I did buy some tortillas the other day that are 5 net carbs for one and I tear them in half and use for a roll-up with turkey and a slice of cheese with a smidge of no-carb mayo!  It's definitely one of my favorite snacks!  The other is olives.  I've had a whole little jar in like 3 days - but I'd rather over do it on olives than eat a whole peanut butter and jelly sandwich with my boys!  While I'm making them sandwiches - I snack on the olives to keep me from even licking the knife and then wanting to make myself one!  lol  Hey! It works for me!  And I think that's the key for me in this journey - to find what is going to work that I can stick with rather than even what's going to see the most results. Does that make sense?

I can tell you that right after this I'm going to set up a post with even some pics of what I've been eating... so maybe come back and check it out later this week!  :)

I kinda hate that I have no pics for this post - its not very often that that happens! Wait - I'll share this one... nope - it must still be on my phone.  Oh well!  It was just going to be a big ol' glass of water!  'Cause that has been one of my best friends too!  Yesterday I didn't drink as much because we were out playing in the snow and by the evening I was feeling like I 'had' to have some!  It was kinda cool because usually I'm not a big water drinker!  But I've been doing super good - having coffee in the morning and then water all day!

Okay - I won't keep you forever.  Now to the kinda cool part of the post... my weight loss so far.  Now I started at 213 on the 1st and haven't really been weighing myself since then because I wasn't doing so good I thought but when I weighed myself yesterday morning...

It said 208!  Yay!  Down 5 lbs!  I'll take that!  Of course last week was 'that time of the month' so that probably helped the numbers look better but anyways - its enough to keep me motivated for this week - that's for sure!  :)  I can't wait to see next week after sticking to Atkins (mostly) for a whole week!  It should be good!

Alright - thats enough from me for now! I get long winded when I haven't 'released' in a while.  I was supposed to fix that with the Bloggy Dare to blog every day.  Oops!  Hey - its a time of a million changes for me right now - I gotta figure out how to schedule it all out! :)

Til next time!  Stay strong and focus on YOU!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Weightloss Wednesday - The beginning!

I know this is so cheesy - but I am going to refer you to the 1st post I wrote on this blog! :)  It is my starting point for this journey... that only started a few days ago.  I do look forward to linking up and sharing the journey with some other ladies.  Lord knows I can use all the support I can get. 

Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Leave me a comment and I'll be sure to visit you back!  :) 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We have a problem.

Okay - well not me and you.  It's me and my husband.  I'm not going to say 'he' has a problem because I feel sort of responsible for letting it go on.  I just went to the store with our last $30 til Thursday and bought a few things for tomorrow.  I get home and we are chatting while smoking a cigarette... he pulls out $7.  I said (mostly hoping its a joke) "You saved that for in case you needed a 6-pack tomorrow- didn't you?"  Here's where the problem comes in.  He says "Yes I did" with a straight face.  He's not joking at all.
Are you serious?  I'm thinking in my head 'Is this guy for real'?  I don't know if I am okay with this.  Yes I smoke  and yes I have a drink every once in a while... sometimes many days in a row.  But when I say I have a drink I drink at most 3 beers.  For my husband a 12 pack is often not enough for the night.  This worries me sometimes.

And it also is part of the reason that I am working on this journey to learn about myself and what I want in life.  Up til now I have just gone with the flow of life.  Well now I'm at the point where I want to think about me.  I feel like if I like myself and where I'm at in life more then I will be able to be a better wife and a better mother and just a better person all around.  I hope so anyways.  

This blog will be for me to journal about this process. It's going to be where I empty my brain on many occasions.  It will be where I say things that I am thinking but don't have anyone to talk to about.  I will talk about sports, the fact that I'm working on building a website, that I love digital scrapbooking, maybe even my kids every once in a while.  Probably a lot about my marriage.  The one thing I can guarantee is - I will be open and honest about everything.  Because these are my thoughts and this is my space to release. 

So that's kind of my warning to anyone that happens across this little blog!  :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Let's talk mornings.

So yesterday I posted that I'd be linking up today for Weigh Loss Wednesday - yeah - that's because I thought yesterday was Tuesday!  Doh!  Anyhow - here's the for real post of the day!  :)  I used the prompt that Tiffany offered for The Blog Dare over at Bloggy Moms.

Do you have a morning routine?  I do for sure.  If its a day that hubby works then I get up at 5:30am and turn the heater up in the bathroom for him, iron his clothes, and drink a little coffee while surfing the web for a bit.  When he gets up at 6ish we chat for a minute and then I start his car while he gets in the shower. My little daycare guy comes at 6:20 and then he watches some tv while I drink another cup of coffee or two and do a little work on the computer until my little ones wake.
If hubby doesn't have to work then I still get up at 5:30am but then I just watch a little tv or surf the web while drinking my coffee and reveling in the silence of the house!  :)

Now don't get me wrong - if I need to I can get up and get going but I much rather the leisurely pace and am super lucky that so do my boys.  We like our slow and easy mornings!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm such a slacker.

So here's how my diet is going: TERRIBLE. Mostly because I wasn't prepared for the New Year with groceries.  I have, however, at least made myself drink some water and have a salad each day.  It may not seem like much but its definitely something that I don't usually do... so I'll take it as a start!  :)  I also cut back to 2 cups of coffee which I would be more happy with than the usual 3 a day that I have been drinking.  

Today's football has really stunk for the most part.  The only good thing is that the Patriots won.  Other than that - Jacksonville lost and the Giants didn't make the playoffs either.  So yay! for my husband's team but not so good for mine and Robert's teams.  This game I'm watching now - Seattle/St. Louis is shaping up to be alright so far (end of 1st quarter) - both teams are fighting for a spot - whoever wins goes to the playoffs.

Hate to be so short today but hubby just got home and I'm tryin' to not be on the computer as much when he is home.  Today just hasn't shaped up to be a very productive day on the computer.  Maybe I'll stay up after everyone one goes to sleep and try to get some work done.  We'll see. 

Tomorrow I'll be linking up to a new meme called Weight Loss Wednesday - see you then!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The journey begins...

So - here it is. My first post of 2011.  I have started a new blog just for the All About Me journey that I will be on this year.  This blog will mostly be a journal for me to be able to look back on and see what I've accomplished but I am not ruling out making some great new friends from it too!  :)

This year I have one main goal and all my little goals will help me work toward that big goal.  It is to find and fall in love with ME!  I tend to put my focus on everyone around me and have completely neglected the woman that I am.  No longer.  From this moment forward I will think about my health.  I will think about my happiness.  I will think about my plans.  I will think about where I want to be years from now.  With that said here are some of the small goals I have set for myself and for this Power of One challenge:

  • I want to pay attention to what I am eating - cutting back big time on carbs - but not full-fledged Atkins.
  • I want to be drink more water. I will start with 5 or 6 glasses and work my way up to the 8 glasses/day.
  • I want to quit smoking. 
  • I want to be more active - mostly by playing with my kids but through exercise as well.
The other things not really geared towards health that I want to accomplish are:
  • I want to have my picture taken and actually be okay with it.
  • I want to work on keeping the house cleaner on a daily basis.
  • I want to learn a little about my past and let go of some things.
  • I want to spend some time figuring out how to be a better wife and mother.
  • I want to sew a quilt.
  • I want to further my education by free online classes or at a school - I'm not picky!
  • I want to blog everyday (I have taken the Bloggy Moms Bloggy Dare).
  • I want to make some 'real life' friend connections.  Lately it seems like all my friends are in my computer.  I'm thinking like a lunch date once a month or something with a REAL person!  lol
Okay - so as you can tell - I have a lot going on in my head right now.  As I get into a new routine I'm sure some of these goals will take precedence and some will fall to the wayside.  But I think its healthy to at least give a valiant effort towards self-happiness!  :)

So - without further ado - here's the part I am most nervous about.  Sharing my picture.  I can't believe I'm going to do this... but here it goes: