Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday Nov 29

Why can't I seem to stay well these days. Last Sunday I had a stomach virus and on Thursday I started getting a cold/upper respiratory junk. My head is still somewhat congested but mostly my throat is dry and hacky. I am sick of being sick. Welcome to fall in Missouri. :(

I started out the week feeling hopeful that there was lots of gym time in my future (the kids were with their dad over the holiday weekend). I did get in some gym time, but with the cold I didn't get there as much as I had hoped. I hate working out when I am stuffy headed and got a runny nose, I spend more time holding a tissue to my nose than working out. Plus it is just uncomfortable to breathe.

I had hoped that some of the weight loss I saw last week would stick but unfortunately it did not. I am at 160 which is down one pound from where I was before I got sick.

So once again I am whining about being sick and frustrated.

On a good note I won a chance to talk w/ Mr Pete Cohen sometime in the future. I am not sure how that is supposed to work but it was for getting my cardio minutes in.

I know all this crumminess is temporary and I am going to keep chugging along. I am drinking my hot tea w/ lemon and honey to kick this sore throat and I hope to be back to normal in a couple days (what is normal anyway).

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Nov 22

I am keeping this short and sweet because I have been sick with a stomach bug for the last 24+ hours. today it is brown rice and water for me, maybe some applesauce and yogurt if I think I can handle it.

I wish I could say I lost 5 lbs this week for all my hard work but I think it is dehydration and sickness so I don't think it counts. I hope to have a more accurate number next week.

I hope to stay up for tonights mv tv, it sounds like another great night. I would love to see Billy Blanks Jr.

Thank you Subway for supporting mv and for the Commit 2 Fit challenge program. It has really inspired me to keep moving forward in my journey to being healthier and fit. My goal is to do a bike race in the spring. This week (before I got sick) I spent over 150 minutes working toward my goal and sweating it out. :) I hope next week will be even better if I can get my energy back.

Congrats to Heather for being picked as the mv sista of the week again. You are totally deserving and such an inspiring person.

what do you eat after you have had a stomach bug?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Nov 15 No Excuses

I am tired of feeling blah and run down again. And I know why I feel the way I do. BAD EATING and LACK OF EXERCISE. I can make excuses all day for all of it and none of them are good, so I won't bore you with all that.

I weighed in today and I am at 161 that means I am heading the wrong way on the scale. I could blame it on the fact that I started my period but lets be honest and know that isn't the only problem.

So what am I going to do about it. Well I started yesterday by throwing out a bunch of stuff that managed to sneak into my house. CAKE for my daughters birthday, biscuits, muffins and some other items that don't need to be here. I am also restocking my pantry. I got lazy w/ cooking and bought some convenience food and then realized how terrible that stuff can make you feel if you haven't been eating it like you used to. WOW if that won't convince you how bad some of that stuff can be I don't know what will.

I have been having a lot of bloating and upset stomach lately and I know it is all diet related. So back to fresh food and low processed items. I will be feeling better in no time. Today I am kicking it off w/ a meatless Monday dinner. Putting beans in the crockpot and we are having burritos (bean cheese and brown rice) for dinner.

I will get moving in the right direction again. I did it before and I can do it now.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Is it over yet?? AHHHH Monday

Why does it seem that just when I start getting back on track life gets busy or someone gets sick. AHHHH Calgon take me away.

So I missed my post last week, just too much to do and not enough time. I missed Mv TV and have been pretty quiet this week. Seriously just lacking time to sit down and do this stuff. I need an extra 4 hours in a day I think.

I did manage to get to the gym 2 times this week well 3 if you count the failed attempt one day, of course one day when I actually paid for childcare at the gym. I was in the gym and ready to work out, my sis was supposed to have a rehab appt that got screwed up. So we ended up leaving because she was in pain and upset. I felt really bad for her and it was one time when I had to help take care of my big sis, and I was glad I was there for her. She hurt her ankle over a month ago and it swells and is very painful and all she has gotten for treatment is the run-around. So frustrated for her.

More running this week. My Sammie is turing 9 on Sunday and we have a big party planned Sat. So I have lots to do to get ready for that. With Halloween last night we have been busy this weekend and I am glad that is over and will be glad when this weekend is over too. I am ready for fall and for craft fairs. :) We have a big weekend of them the week of deer season. So the men folk deer hunt and women folk craft hunt. haha

Speaking of Halloween, I have to tell you our plan for the candy. I am really excited and so are my kids. Our dentist office is going to take their extra candy and buy it from them, $1 a pound up to $5. So happy to get rid of it and my kids are happy to get some money for it. So it is a win win for all.

I hope everyone has a great week. Rachel and Shelly I can't wait to see you on Mv TV tonight, I haven't been keeping up with the 2 of you very well but I know you are both going to do an awesome job. Congrats to our Sista of the week, Lorrie cuteangel79. You are such a sweet heart and I love chatting w/ you.

Thank you Subway for supporting Mv! We love ya around this house Subway is our go-to "fastfood" these days and my girls all have there special sammie. Good luck to Jared in the NYC ING Marathon. Its on my Sammie's B-day so I know you will do great!