Hello. It’s time to post again. I am happy to say that even though my weight is the same this week, I have lost in inches!!
belly-1 and 1/2″
I have been tracking my calories on SPARKPEOPLE.COM. Also, I have been drinking 8 cups of water/day. I know there could have been a weight loss if I had exercised consistently. I have joined a team that is beginning a 10 lb. weight loss challenge for the month of March.
This morning I worked out on the treadmill before work. For 30 minutes I burn 186+ calories on the treadmill. I walk for the duration of one song and run during the next song, etc. I plan on making morning workouts routine. I also have strength training scheduled for today. Strength training for me is Wednesday and Friday. I work out on my Total Gym. It’s great.
There are improvements being made here. Slow maybe, but sure!!!
The name of my site has not been relating to the past entries that have been posted lately. I believe I have lost sight of my goal. OK, how bad do I want to lose this weight?
Well, I really want to lose the belly fat. And I want to fit into my jeans with plenty of room to spare. I love jeans. Jeans are supposed to be comfortable. I would love to be fit as a cheerleader, too.
I was just thinking. I would love to get involved in a competitive sport. I would like to be part of a team. That would be great. I guess I’m too old for that. But, I am young at heart. I love friendly competition.
I have joined SPARKPEOPLE to use their nutrition information. It has really helped in letting me see where my problems are. I love sweets, eat too late, and eat the wrong foods. I haven’t done too well on there. I’m thinking of starting over again to be competitive on a SPARKTEAM. I need something to spur me on!!!!!
OK, here’s to a new start!!! I plan to post more on my progress from now on. My steps are moving forward and the journey will be posted!!!!
Today I am just thankful for what I have in my life. A great family, my job, the little boy I work with, no debts, my health, a nice place to come home to , my two miniature pinchers, the snow that has fallen, the wind blowing the snow, the bright sunshine, the innocence and trust that I see in the faces of the little 3, 4, and 5 year-olds that I work with, my coffee, and the quiet moment that I am enjoying right now.
The last couple of weeks have went by like a whirlwind. I don’t know if I am coming or going. I need some organization, please!!!!!!! The laundry needs to be finished, dishes need to be washed, floors cleaned, and I just want to rest a few minutes. I’m missing everyone’s blogs that I usually surf. I really miss you all!!! I feel like Rip Van Winkle that loses a couple of days at a time instead of 20 years. Where does all the time go, I would like to know?!
I think I will start making little posts every day or so. My life is not all that adventurous, and I hope I don’t bore everyone to crocodile tears. Blogging is something I really like to do. I like reading blogs, too. I feel connected in a fun way. It’s like we are all sending out messages in a bottle, wondering who will come across them and who will send a reply back. Blogging is adventure for me. I see the world through someone else’s eyes. I am refreshed. I appreciate those of you that have kept up with my silly blogs and those of you that keep tossing the bottle back. Please keep the game going. You’re fun to play with!!!
Yesterday was a great day! I made a couple of new recipes. The low fat cheeseburger pie was pretty good. The next time I make it, I will put some spicier seasoning in with the meat. It was just a little bland for my taste. My family liked it, though. The low fat cheesecake was even better than I thought it would be. Very tasty! I don’t usually buy the low fat, no sugar added, sugar substitute ingredients. I have always gone for the ‘real thing’. “…Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby,…” You know, the song!?
On Christmas day our family began the Guitar Hero habit. If we can spare 30 minutes at the end of the day, the GET band rocks the house!!! My husband came up with our band’s name, using each of our first name’s initials. I LOVE the drums. My husband and son choose who will be lead guitar. Since Christmas, I have moved up a couple of levels to the medium difficulty setting on most songs. My favorites are Heartbreaker, American Woman, No Sleep Til Brooklyn, and Strangehold. It is very challenging, trying to get the notes right and in rhythm. It is so fun, I want to go out and buy a real set of drums!
It has been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve spent my computer time reading other people’s blogs. Also, I have joined SparkPeople. It is a great place to journal your way to fitness. You can see my page here. I haven’t worked very much with my page. I go to this site mostly to track my nutrition or fitness. The recipes look very good, too. I plan to make the Lowfat Cheeseburger Pie and the No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesycake from there. There are a lot of good ratings on those two recipes, so I plan to give them a try.
I am working toward balance
I will let you in on a secret. I love organization and balance. However, I am not very organized OR balanced. This brings me a lot of anxiety. I feel like I am going in circles, accomplishing nothing. I like to make out lists. I get so happy when I finish. Besides making lists, I like to time myself. This is something I do in order to get things done. Does anyone have an idea what my problem is? Feel free in your comments. I am open to your opinions. I think I have a problem with deadlines. Does anybody have the same problem, and if you do, how do you deal with it?
I don’t know how many times in the last 17 years I have tried to make a batch of peanut butter fudge. It is very important to me to make this for my husband. It is his favorite desert of all time. He might get some homemade peanut butter fudge at Christmas from a friend, but he’s never got any from me. My concoctions have varied– from peanut butter syrup to peanut butter ice cream topping to peanut butter with sugar crystals. Never peanut butter fudge!
Until now! Yeah!!!!!!!! This is a great day! I can’t wait until my husband comes home from work. Yesterday was a bad day for him, so I hope to lift his spirits tonight. He won’t believe it.
‘Gone With The Wind’ is my favorite movie of all time. I love the romance of the movie. This video showcases the sparks that fly between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. The song in the video is great, too. I found it on YouTube. The song is called ‘I Want To Love You Madly’ by Cake.
I think Clark Gable in this movie is SO charming and lovable! I fell in love with Rhett when I was a teenager and I’m still not over him.
I also love the part in the movie where Scarlett says, “Tomorrow is another day.” She has such spirit and passion to live.
I am so proud of my daddy. I want the whole world to know. He is the best father a girl could ever dream of.
He talked to me on the phone tonight. We were discussing the weather. When I told him about the forecast of snow here for this week, he said that he might not be able to make it. I said, “WHAT?” My sweet daddy was planning on surprising me by visiting me for my birthday this month. Just knowing that he was wanting so much to see me is a gift.
I wish everybody knew my daddy. He believes in spending time with his family. He listens to me when I talk to him on the phone. He has a great sense of humor, too. My dad is my hero. Do you want to know why?
My dad is going through so much pain right now. His doctor said that it is a matter of time and only God knows how long it could be before he would need dialysis for his kidneys. My dad’s kidneys are deteriorating. He has gout in his legs and feet, too, and his back is all used up. His pain never stops.
I think that it would take an extraordinary man to be going through so much physical pain to continue showing his love for his family like my dad does. I tell him that he reminds me of John Wayne.