Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Up & Running.

. . . or walking I should say. Got up & hit the road again early this morning. Came in & ate a bowl of oatmeal with the girls while, hopefully, my metabolism is revved up. Goal for today - met. Maybe I can get in something extra this afternoon. We've got a busy day today - Alyssa has preschool today, me & Liza need to make a Walmart run, & I've got to get back & ready in time for the funeral. Tonight is Brock's last home game & it's homecoming, so we will probably try to go. I really hope they can pull out a win. Well, gotta get the girls dressed & get started - have a wonderful day!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Almost Back on Track!

Well, I failed to get up for the walk this morning, but if I can manage to squeeze in some extra time later this week - it will be ok. I can't walk tonight because we have to go to the funeral home for my great uncle. I'm so gonna miss him - he was always so good to me & my girls (did I mention that he lived up the street, so we saw him semi-regular).

Oh well, tomorrow should get everything basically back to normal. Liza hasn't thrown up anymore - still having gross diapers, but that's to be expected since she really didn't start eating anything solid till last night. Did you know that grape gatorade makes for neon green diapers? I think her skin might actually be stained - lol. Sorry - TMI! I'm back on the task of defunking the house today, so maybe I'll actually get to keep it that way this time.

Thanks Mae for all your support - I appreciate your advertisment on your blog! Good to hear from both Tricia & Lorrie - you guys are also welcome to contact me anytime via email (freeze0872@yahoo.com). Lorrie, if you ever want to get together for a walk, talk or whatever, shoot me an email & I'll give you my number (we got rid of our land line - so we're no longer listed) - as I get older, I realize how much I miss seeing the folks I went to school with & being too ashamed to see them because of my weight. I hope to change the part that is afraid of seeing people - I really want to go to my 15 year reunion next year; I've missed all the others because I was too ashamed to go, but not next year if I can help it! Well, the girls are napping so this is prime mopping time - sad isn't it (lol). Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Start of a New Week

Well, it was a rough night again last night - Aliza ended up throwing up 3 more times. I sure hope she is done now, it makes for very long unrestful nights.

I'm not going to go into details, but I heard some things I wasn't supposed to today & they really hurt me. When it was realized that I heard them, it was explained that they shouldn't have been said & the person didn't mean them - they were just mad. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people who take things like that lightly. You see, I believe that the thoughts that we have, whether rational or not, have some truth to them. I guess part of the reason I was so hurt is because they hit me with my own thoughts about myself. I'm trying to quit replaying them in my head, but in some ways I'm finding motivation in them. I don't want to be the person described by the ugly words that I heard & maybe I haven't been doing such a great job not being that kind of person. I guess as bad as it all was, it could turn out to be a good thing because it will serve as motivation for me not to be that person & improve in several aspects of my life.

I got my butt back out there today & logged my 2.5 miles again Weigh-in today & I'm down 8lbs. Don't get me wrong, I know that a lot of that is water weight from being sick, but a loss is a loss & I'm happy about it. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Trying Day

So today I've been still pretty weak from the whole illness, which I did believe was food poisoning, but now am wondering if it was a stomach virus. Didn't get my walk in today either, but tomorrow is a new day with a new goal. Overall today has been rather sucky. I spent the early part of the day trying to defunk the house from all the sickness, but didn't quite get done. We had to go to my husband's cousin's wedding at 4pm, so I quit working on the house & got the girls & myself ready to go. We were running late, but got there in time - only to wait nearly an hour on the minister to arrive - apparently there was an unexpected funeral he had to preach & was late returning from it. We managed to keep the girls quiet & behaved during the wait, which I thought was pretty good considering it was an outdoor wedding & I'm sure the girls were wanting to run around. The music began & the wedding party began to come down the aisle & then BOOM - or should I say BLAH - Aliza threw up all over me & the ground around us. I just had to get up & walk off. Brock put wipes down over the puke that hit the ground to try to keep the smell down for the other guests (as if that worked) & we headed to the van with our tails between our legs. I looked back as we stripped her down before loading her in the carseat & saw a few people looking back at us. HOW EMBARASSING!! Once we got home, I gave her bath & got myself all cleaned up & she's acted just fine. I have no idea what that was all about. I'm sure the bride & groom were beginning to wonder about their luck after the minister is an hour late & a kid pukes everywhere all before the bride walks down the aisle - lol. The worst part was Alyssa crying all the way home because she wanted to see the wedding & have cake. I told her I would go buy her a piece of cake later from Captain D's (it's the only place I could think of that had cake) - lucky for me she didn't eat her dinner so I said, no cake. Now as if all of that wasn't enough fun for one day, I got home & checked my voice mail to find out that my sick great uncle, who is very much like a grandpa to me, passed away. I knew it was coming, but it never makes it any easier. Well, I guess this is enough whining for one day - tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities. Maybe tomorrow we won't ruin anyone's big day.

Friday, September 26, 2008


I think I got food poisoning last night About 6 I got so sick I stayed sick all night - my youngest was also sick, but she had eaten off my plate at lunch. I haven't been so sick in a very long time. I've continued to be sick most of today also, but am finally starting to feel back to normal Didn't get my walk in this morning, hopefully I will tomorrow. Hope everyone else is having a good day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I woke up at 5:15 this morning, not because I set the alarm but because my right knee was hurting so bad. I don't know why I didn't follow my husband's advice & take some ibuprofin before bed, but I didn't. I got up & took the ibuprofin & iced my knee for a while & thought about whether or not I would hit the road this morning or not. At first, I thought I'd wait & walk this evening, but that's really a crap shoot because until the middle school football season is over, I'm never sure when Brock will be home (did I mention he was head coach). So I decided I better suck it up & get out there this morning - so I did it. I had to cut off the last 0.2 mile because I dropped my cell phone & had to back track for it, but I will try to get out there this evening & make that up. I'm really proud of myself for pushing to go on - I'm usually such a quitter when anything gets too tough. I didn't eat as clean today because my MIL, SIL & I went to the next town shopping & we ate lunch at TGI Friday's (my favorite), but I didn't overeat like I normally would, so I would still consider today successful. Like I said before, I'm not following any "diet" because they just don't work for me. I will try to make better choices, but if I really want something, I'm gonna have it. When I deny myself completely it just seems that I obsess until I give in anyway. This way I don't seem to do quite as bad. Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Goal Met!

Ok, so last night I went out for a small walk with my mom (she lives next door). We probably walked 1-1.5 miles, I'd have to measure it to know for sure, so I didn't include it in the excercise tracker yet. I have to admit that I'm very very sore & my knees are killing me. I've always had trouble with them, but the amount of weight that I'm carrying is probably making them hurt more. However, as they say, "No Pain, No Gain" so I drug my butt up out of bed again this morning & did my neighborhood walk. My MP3 ran out of juice about 3/4 of a mile in, but I told myself that I still needed to complete the walk - I ALMOST cut it short since my legs were hurting & I had no music, but I told myself I couldn't take steps backwards. I DID IT!! I finished my 2.5 miles in the 50 minutes just like yesterday. I'm so proud of myself, if you know me, I'm full of excuses to not excercise or to eat crazy - but so far, so good. I'm taking it one day at a time. I've eaten pretty clean for the last couple of days too. Well, guess I better get back to my kiddos, looks like we'll need to make a WalMart run in a little bit. Hope everyone is having a great day!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Terrific Tuesday!!

Hooray! I did it again - I got up & got my neighborhood walk in before Brock had to leave for work. I'm not trying to follow any specific diet because, let's face it - diets do not work for me. I am writing everything I consume down in an attempt to be more conscience of what I am putting into my mouth, but anything goes - I'm not going to say that I can never have "fill in the blank" again. I guess I'm finally learning what does & doesn't work for me. Today, I've ate relatively clean, which is what I was hoping I would naturally start doing. Last night I even ran 8-10 sets of sprints for the width of our fence in back - I need to measure it so I know how many yards that is. I know it's not a lot, but it kicked my butt. On a really really good note, I measured the area I've been walking in my neighborhood in my van & I'm walking 2.5 miles. That means I've already logged 7.5 miles this week, hopefully I'll be able to keep it up. Maybe I'll get some energy to do a few more sprints this afternoon. Hope everyone else has had a great day!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Day One (Technically Day Two)

Well I'm starting this journey one day at a time. I began by walking my neighborhood once last evening & again this morning. I think it's probably about a two mile walk, but I'll have to clock it in the van later to make sure. It took me just under an hour both days - yes, I know I'm very out of shape, but that's not the important part, the fact that I'm finally getting up & doing something is. I guess I can thank Mae Ann (Hadlee & Jack's Momma Blog) for serving as my encouragement. I always had excuses, but now that I'm seeing what you are doing with your kids the same ages as mine - there is no reason I can't jump on the bandwagon. Of course, I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to the 1/2 marathon, but we'll see where I am closer to time. Right now, I'm setting my goals one day at a time - I've learned the hard way that I have a hard time sticking to long-term goals & then they become VERY LONG-term goals (it took me 13 years of on again, off again, but I did finally finish my degree). So today my goal was to get up & do my walk before Brock had to leave for work - YIPPEE goal one met. My new goal, it to get up & do it again tomorrow, anything else I do is just extra. Can you tell that I'm the type of person who needs to feel like I've accomplished something, no matter how small? Well I guess this is enough time on the computer. I need to get my little girl napping while my big girl is still out so I can get the wood floors mopped today. Mae Ann: THANK YOU for the inspiration to get up off my butt!!


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