Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Late Night Update

Hello All,

I haven't forgotten about my weigh in this morning. I decided to not weigh in since its TOM for me...I should see a nice weight next week. Can't wait.

Today I did a 4 mile power walk by Leslie Sansone. It was on you tube and I couldn't believe it was the full length workout - 58 minutes total. So neat!  I hooked up my kids tablet to an older boom box type radio and had Leslie blasting in my bedroom. :)

ok..off to catch up on some of my shows. I'm watching a new series on The CW called Reign, I have it recorded...can't wait for that one. Its based in the mid 1500's - one of my favorite times. I also watch Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Top Model.

Laters...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Spice ...and everything nice...

Good Morning

I finally got in a good nights rest last night. I bought a new melatonin time-released tablet yesterday and it worked great. No waking up tossing and turning. YAY!!

Work was eventful yesterday, lots of crazy inpatient customers. One women bought like 80 goggles because they were .10 cents a piece. She 'swore' that she wasn't a hoarder. Then when she went through the line she kept wanting to void stuff off and wanting to explain why...sigh. Meanwhile customers behind her were getting huffy puffy.

You know, this is my 2nd official week of working and I can honestly say that I like my job. Its just too bad it doesn't pay a lot or I would consider a career here. Its easy and its a small store.

So pumpkins. Pumpkins are everywhere. Hubby and I went to wally world for some grociers and my mouth was DROOLING over in the bakery section. Ugh, pumpkin bread, muffins, cake donuts, cake bites, mini muffins, danishes. Man I wanted to stick something pumpkin in my buggie, but in the end I let out a big sigh and moved on. Im trying to get this weight off and buying those yummy goodies won't help.

Yesterday I got in a walk and logged my calories. Went over 140 but its all good. Im doing great & im proud of myself. I know it will only get easier once my pants start loosing up ;-)


Monday, October 14, 2013

Feeling a Little Defeated...

Hello All, I didn't get much sleep last night and this morning I'm feeling a little defeated. My eats have been fair all weekend. I still had calories left yesterday so thats good. I just feel blah - its time for my monthly visitor and I wish it would start already.

Yesterday I had my behind handed too much with a Cathe Friedrich workout. I did Low Impact Circuit and boy was I a sweaty mess. I took a pic to send to my DH and I decided to show it to you guys despite the fact that I look like a mess. I was drenched in sweat and red faced and my workout clothes weren't exactly flattering :D


Anyways, off to start my day. I'm off work today so I plan on getting in two workouts (1 am 1 pm) and I plan on knocking out some laundry.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Update

Good Morning,

I'm loving this fall weather! Its soo cool and crisp outside and the colors are gorgeous. We took the kids to a local park on Friday to get out of the house. I was baby sitting my 5yr old Niece who is quite grown up.  My sons in the middle (8) and my baby girl who is approaching the preteen age (13) is on the left. Where does the time go?

So last week I was at work, eating my supper and I only brought a sandwhich and a apple, after eating that I ventured out into the store to see what else I could eat - being that I had extra calories. I decided to try some mini rice cakes in sour cream and onion flavor called popped. DANG those things where good! I took a picture of the bag to remember what they were, lol. Im glad I did because yesterday I couldn't find them in the chip area of my grocery store, then it dawned on me to look in the rice cake area, duh.  This time I got cheddar cheese and there good too. They also have BBQ.

Man, rice cakes have really come up in the world! I can remember a time when you had to add something to them to get flavor. I saw chocolate, apple and cinnamon, blueberry and white cheddar. I plan on trying all the flavors.

Yesterday I got in two workouts because I ate a little too much on Friday night, I ended up going over about 800 calories. I know - not good. But I have all week burn those calories off.

Life and bills have been a major challenge lately guys. Just very stressful for both of us. I can't sleep worth a flip at night. I'm taking 10mg+ of melatonin just to get to sleep and im waking up every few hours. We're having to borrow money from relatives just to make ends meet. My DH makes enough money for the mortgage & utilities but add in the cost of food, that pesky car payment and another finance payment ( something we did to build up his credit) and he doesn't make enough. Luckily the car has 3 more payments left and its ours. And I tried to get food assistance but got denied because the government says we make too much money? I just couldn't believe that! Food cost us close to $150 a week. Then there's the paper products and hygiene stuff and dog food.

Well, at least I will start bringing in a check on Fridays. Its a  teenie tiny check but better than nothing. I ain't gonna lie guys, I'm looking for another job. I just can't swallow my pride and be satisfied with what I make an hour. Not after making 4$ more at the bakery.  I've been applying every week at jobs that pay more.

ok...time to get this house cleaned up, get my workout in and get ready for my job later today. I do like my job, it just doesn't pay enough. Its easy peasy.  The other day I figured up how long it would take for the raises to add up to what I made at the bakery, 12 years!! Im not waiting 12 yrs and I have no interest in being a lead or an assistant manager. It isn't worth the responsibility. I've learned my lesson with that.....

laters....






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