Thursday, August 21, 2008

Blog Happy

Good golly you'd think I like to post a lot, and I haven't even said much of value today! Check out my wedding dress!

Hooray, I won an award!

How exciting is this! Shana at A Gym Rat's Tale nominated me for an award! I feel so honored. I am not sure I am worthy of this award, yet. I hope that I can get better at this blogging thing, and maybe actually I'll get more than 3 people to read my blog, but I LOVE my three readers, and I wouldn't trade them for the world. So now, I'm supposed to nominate 7 people, and I will do so, but I am fully aware that most of these people have no idea my blog exists! Oh well, can't say I didn't try!

Crazy Busy

Wow, so I guess I haven't posted forever, but it isn't because I've fallen off the wagon; it is because I'm super busy! I'll be back with a full posting soon, but probably not really exciting stuff until all of this wedding planning is over. Ekks, it got super busy all of a sudden!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Feeling much better

Wow, no pity party today. I feel much better. I had a great day for calories yesterday, and am on track today. I also had a great workout this a.m., doing 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes with my trainer. Hopefully I can keep this streak going. Day 2, so far, so good.

I'm getting married this month, so the stress of wedding time arrangements seems daunting right now too. We are having a simple wedding, jeans and t-shirts, beer and cake, but it seems like there are more details to worry about than there should be...picture of us (few beers into the night).

I've decided not to weigh in this week b/c like so many other people, I find the scale to push my mood one way or another. I know that since it is that TOM, my weight will be up, along with my horrible weekend, so I'll skip a week and hope that I stayed level or went down over a two week time period. Here's to hoping.

Thanks to the ladies who gave food suggestions. I appreciate those and will look at my protein: carb ratio in my food journal. It may be skewed towards carbs and protein may be the missing link!

Monday, August 11, 2008

In A Funk

Wow, so I have been in a food funk for like 3 months now (at least). My weight has been rocking back and forth between a five pound range for almost six months, and these last few weeks seem to have been the hardest for me.

I'm really considering consulting with a dietitian (even though there are not really any close to me in the area). It seems when I eat within my calorie range, I feel so hungry, and I'm not sure if my activity level is substantial enough to really put me in the next highest calorie range. My personal trainer thinks I might need more, but she wasn't sure, and my doctor said no. So, I feel torn, mostly because my doctor is such a goof, I really need a new one.

I'm yammering on about a bunch of nothing. I have no gym plans for tonight since I have to go to two city council meetings before I can go home. Maybe I'll put a dog on a leash and go for a run, but after such a long day at work, I usually just want to relax. I guess I'm just whining a lot today, and I should probably put my pity party to rest, but it won't happen until I get a good sweat and day on track with calories (my whole weekend was HORRIBLE!!!!!).

Hope you are all doing better than I did!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Spaghetti AGAIN

Are you kidding me? Yesterday, I ate for "fun" rather than for fuel yet again. I say fun, but I always feel miserable when I'm done! The worst part is that it wasn't even Spaghetti. It was Ramen noodles. Ekks. I had a horrible eating day yesterday. Pizza/Pasta buffet for lunch, and sweet corn on the cob with Ramen noodles for supper. How ridiculous. Talk about carb overload. The good news, I'm doing GREAT today. I've had whole grains, low sodium, and Shanna over at A Gym Rat's Tale has me feeling motivated. Thanks Shanna!

I missed my personal training this a.m., but definitely not on purpose. We had a scheduling mishap, and I'm going to get off early to go workout so I can make up for my lack of planning today. I can usually remember a good portion of the moves we do, so I'll try to mimic a session and then do a good cardio routine to follow up this afternoon.

I've been really trying to shake up my cardio routine, but it is so hard to do. I feel like I'm in a rut. I alternate b/w the treadmill, bike, eliptical, treadclimber, and track sprints, but I'm not sure what new stuff to try. Does anyone else ever feel this way? What are good activities to really make you sweat?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Swim Lessons

Here are the pics from my last lesson. I'm so ready to surf now. Okay, maybe some more practice in the pool first. (unfortunately I haven't ate well today, so I guess in my mind spaghetti must have trumped surfing, bummer). I hate the first picture too!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Case of the Mondays

I love Office Space, moving along...

I had a terrible weekend for eating. I filled in at the bar I worked at all through college, and I ended up getting pretty tipsy. Tipsy enough to eat three pc of pizza and a most of a meat and potato burrito from Taco Johns. Boy was I sick from all of that grease. I drank a bottle of Rolaids's later too. Why do I do stupid crap?

Oh the other end of the spectrum, I helped with Vacation Bible School this weekend too and ate way too many rice krispie treats, yum and evil.

So, I was going to post my swim lesson pictures today so everyone would have a chance to view them, but the truth is I feel lazy as all get out. I had a personal training session this a.m. and my muscles are in major pain. I think I will go home and soak up some A/C tonight! My eating for today has been way on track, which is super exciting. Now, I just need to keep that mindset. Hope you are all having a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Hooray it is Friday! I'm so excited. I need this weekend desperately. I have a lot of energy today because I got all gym time in this a.m. I went early for cardio (30 minutes on the bike), met my personal trainer at 7, and now I get to go home and relax this evening.

I wanted to share the Lo Mein recipe I promised because it truly is delicious. It isn't mine. It is completely out of the Kraft Food and Family Magazine...

The nutritional stats are on there. I use wheat pasta and fresh veggies, plus I add more veggies, but you can do as you would like.

Last night I went to water aerobics and had a blast, and I think next week I'll post pictures of my swimming lessons. Still working those baby steps to make it to a beach for surfing. I looked up some surfing schools in Cocoa Beach and St. Augustine this week. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them! Have a great weekend, and I'll see you all on Monday.