Easter Sunday, recap and stuff

I have had a wonderful few days, actually.ย  It was nice to spend time with the hubby.ย  Yesterday we did a lot of furniture moving.ย  We have a narrow living room (Our house was built sometime in the mid-late 1800’s), so certain gaming devices like the Wii have not been real feasible.ย  My hubby, wonderful man that he is, figured out how to move things around to give us that room so that we can get a Kinect for our Xbox, so I can do some workouts. (Ok, so I can play Dance Central. Same thing. :p ) When we get it all situated, I’ll be sure and let everyone know how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was a little worried…eh, not exactly worried, but certainly very very attentive about Easter dinner. I ate light this morning, because I knew I was going to want to eat more for dinner. *grin*ย  But I made sure I didn’t “go hungry”, you know, because that always makes it worse when I do eat.

And overall, I was fine.ย  I ate what a wanted (part of which was a lot of damn ham.), and I kind of had to tell myself this: I ate what I wanted, like I do every meal of every day.ย  These are the choices I made for this meal, this moment, and there we are.ย  And it’s true.ย  I didn’t gorge, or binge at all. I had two rolls, when I probably could have eaten one, and like I said, omgham. I’m drinking extra water tonight, and I feel good. I was pretty full, certainly, but I didn’t eat so much I felt like shit. And to be honest, I don’t want to. I really feel like I”m going in the right direction, and this makes me happy.

I will be back to normal posting tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚


My Food Diary

(It feels weird not to be adding pushups here, dammit.)

Water: I’m on glass 10 right now. ๐Ÿ™‚


Thursday, and begins a long weekend for me

I don’t know what yesterday was all about. I still have my theory, but I’m much less freakazoid today. I’m beginning to see, though, how this is a process. Every day, I make all these choices about food, about activity, and I spend A LOT of time thinking about these things and paying attention to this pang and that twinge.ย  I know, intellectually, that this will become more automatic, so I try to remember that. I didn’t realize though, how much constant adjustment I’m doing as I figure out what works for me.ย  I honestly kinda thought, “Awesome! I’ll do X and over time, everything will do what I want.” Except, real life doesn’t work like that. ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, this week, I am taking Friday and Saturday off from the blog, because my husband’s off till Sunday night, and I am going to hang out with him. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend, and great Easter.


My Food Diary

Pushups: 60! This is officially my last night of the challenge, so I did as many as I could. On my first daily post, March 8-I did 12. I’m awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

Water: Drinking my 9th glass right now. ๐Ÿ˜€

Wednesday, Anniversary and stuff.

Hubby and I went to breakfast to celebrate our anniversary, before he went to bed (He has to work tonight, yet), and I ordered well. Whole wheat toast, two scrambled eggs w/cheese, and a piece of ham.ย  Except the ham was MASSIVE.ย  And I ate it. /merghย  Today has been a rough day.ย  I’m under calorie (Well under, actually.), but I have had so much salt. And I keep wanting to eat everything in the house. I’m not, but apparently something about today is triggering those habits.ย  I have a theory though (about it being *cough* lady hormone related), so I’m hoping that’s what it is.ย  I’m drinking lots of water today though, and I’m posting early, having already done my pushups (because it took me out of the kitchen for the 14th time. lol). Gonna go draw, though, because that *will* keep my busy. ๐Ÿ˜€


My Food Diaryย 

Pushups: 55

Water: 8 glasses so far, at least 2 more before I call it a night. ๐Ÿ™‚


Tuesday, and a recipe!

I’m serious about getting a writing schedule down, and I think I’ve got it, although I probably won’t start anything like a routine until Sunday night.ย  This week is going to be maybe hit or miss with the blogging. Tomorrow’s my anniversary, and hubby will be taking the rest of the week off for some much much needed family time. ๐Ÿ™‚

I will still do my dailies, but you may not get much else. ๐Ÿ™‚


So, this was my breakfast. First I should mention that that’s actually a small plate, not a dinner plate, and in the future, I will include some frame of reference, because it looks very huge. 2 eggs, no milk or anything, with a tablespoon of shredded cheese in the middle, with this amazing apple salsa/stuff.

I’m a big experimenter in the kitchen, and sometimes it’s awesome, but sometimes it’s not.ย  This turned out nice, and I’m still going to tweak it until I get it just right.ย  But the recipe is basically this:

2 apples (I used red ones because that’s what I had in the house.)

2 tomatoes

half a purple onion (it was decent sized)

a tablespoon of lime juice

1 teaspoon of white pepper

2 teaspoons of Tony Chatere’s cajun seasoning (this stuff, like most spice mixes has a good deal of sodium in it, so basically any spices that make it, you know, spicy)

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Chop everything up and toss it in a bowl overnight. Yum! Gonna get brave and add a jalapeno to it next time. I don’t want to heat to overwhelm the flavor.

Anyway, on to my dailies:

My Food Diary

Situps: 51 (I will freely admit I didn’t feel like doing them.ย  But I treated myself like I treat my kiddo: “That’s great. You’re allowed to not want to do them. While you’re doing them.” *grin*)

Water: 8! and I’m gonna be up for awhile, so I’ll probably have one or two more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday again, and how we make victory feel like failure.

I really should have done my pushups this morning. I’d have been a lot less ass-y to myself. I was going to talk about this amazing blog post I came across, but I will do that tomorrow.ย  Tonight, I want to talk about my day.

I got on the scale, like I do every Monday morning, and I’d lost a pound (that’s 14, total. Woo!), and to give you an indication of the kind of habits, and the depth of my icky thoughts, I have spent most of the day kicking my ass about it not being 2 pounds.ย  All day, every time I ate (Which was clean and good. I even had quinoa for shit’s sake.), that voice in my head was all, “Fatty.”ย  *blows raspberries at her psyche*ย  Granted, the difference is that I was right on top of telling that voice to shut the hell up, but this is definitely a process.

Then I did my push ups this evening. I said I was going to attempt a “regular” push up, and I did. I did two of them before my knees went to the floor. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I did 50 modified. Eff that voice in my head-Today was a win, all the way around.


My food diary

Pushups: 50 +2

Water: 8, so far. ๐Ÿ˜€


Sunday is so mellow.

I’m tired of talking about food. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m starting to see some changes.ย  I have so much more energy that I’m kind of driving myself nuts. I’ll put it to good use, I’m sure.

I used to dread going to do the shopping, because it just hurt my back to be walking for any length of time at all.ย  Yesterday, I walked around the local home improvement place with Hubby for more than an hour, and I felt as good when we left as I did when we got there.

Also, a small thing, but so so big a deal to me-I got dressed every day this past week. I did not mean that I had been running around nekkid.ย  I mean that I’ve lived in sweats and t-shirts for a long long time.

This sounds so cliche and I’ve looked for different ways to say this, but this really does fit how I feel.ย  I feel like I’m awake again after a really long, deep sleep. And it’s both awesome and terrifying. ๐Ÿ™‚


My Food Diary

Pushups: 47! Tomorrow, I am going to attempt one on my toes.

Water: 8 glasses! Woo!


Friday Night Dance Party!

Except it wasn’t like it has been. I’ve always wanted to learn how to belly dance, but I’ve thought that I am too big, and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do all the moves.

Well, duh. So, I’m now determined that I will learn how to belly dance, and I started by watching and going along with a belly dance video on Hulu. This is gonna take a minute, but I WILL DO IT.

I did realize that my right arm/shoulder is a lot weaker than my left (I’m left handed so this makes a little bit of sense), so I’m working on the basic “snake arms” and have been all day.ย  I worked on them while I watched IU completely spank James Madison, and will do them some more when I watch Jimmy Fallon. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I also did a 15 minute work out from Spark People that I’d done before, and to my utter surprise…I didn’t have to stop to catch my breath. I was heavy breathing/heart rate high, but I didn’t feel like I was going to die, and I found the moves a lot less impossible. Woo!!

Have a good weekend, I will be back on Sunday!


My Food Diary

Pushups: 43!

Water: 6 cups so far, but I’ll be up for a bit, and will go get a glass when I’m done here. ๐Ÿ˜€

Wall sits: I did not do, since I feel fairly jazzed about all the other physical stuff I’ve done today. ๐Ÿ˜€