Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Get dressed to the shoes, including hair/face, brush teeth (I do the flylady thing and she stresses that this is important! www.flylady.com)
clean bathrooms (quickie clean)
empty dishwasher (aka the towel my dishes are drying on)
do one load of laundry
check my calendar
wash dishes for 7 mins
pickup 27 stray things from the living room
figure out dinner (don't have to cook it yet, just make sure we have everything and set it out)
spend 2 mins cleaning as if someone is about to come over
switch out the laundry
clean my bedroom for 15 mins
clean kitchen for 7 mins
put laundry away
deal with mail/bills
UPDATE at 5:00 p.m..... I completed everything except:
cleaning my room for 15 mins
putting laundry away
I plan to get those things done before the day is over. It's awesome what you can do in an hour when you put your mind to it. I usually procrastinate and let it take all day!
I think exercise tonight will be mowing the yard. I'm doing good on my cals so far.
Thanks for reading and ttyl!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I just want to sit here and chill and eat my sugar free pudding and read all the news on the net.
I will be honest and say that I have had all of my calories and that I am going over by eating this 60 calorie pudding, but I don't think that will kill me.
I walked for 35 mins, 1.3 miles.
*yawn* I just don't feel like blogging tonight, please forgive me.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
After TOPS, we went to the lake. We had fun. I had dad watch the kids for a short while and I swam like crazy, which I am counting as my exercise, because it sure wore me out.
Here's the thing about Oklahoma....at least my rural part of Oklahoma (please, Oklahomans, take no offense)...you can be you and still fit in.
I swim in my clothes. And I never wear pants or shorts. So, I was the tall, heavy lady who was swimming in a long skirt and t-shirt. My kids swim in their clothes too. (hubby doesn't swim, or even go to the lake..he hates it...never went as a kid...yada yada....but we were raised at the lake, so it's in my blood..........anyway......)
Our local "beach" aka less mossy part of the lake with a little sand, is very ...um.....well, I can't find the word.. Let me explain it like this: There were 3 skinny girls in bikinis who knew they looked good but other than them, I fit in perfectly! Skirt swimming and all! I'd say 80% of the women there had worse figures than I do and many of them were in bathing suits which left not much to the imagination. One very hefty lady with VERY large and VERY white legs was at a table near us. She was in her black one piece swimming suit. I quietly told my mom and dad "that is what I look like under these clothes" and they burst out laughing. Anyway....the lady didn't know we were laughing at her....and really, I wasn't making fun of her, because she basically has the same body that I do.
The past two paragraphs were the long version of me trying to say "There were a bunch of nice, fat people at the lake and I didn't feel intimidated." LOL but true!
The kids fell fast asleep after we got home (thank goodness!) and I am headed that way soon.
Thanks for reading!
Monday, June 22, 2009
my freezer, saving it for Thanksgiving.
Two ingredients are things I added to it to insure that I would NOT eat it. (you see, I had already eaten all I should eat when this bad thought came to mind "if you took this and added this to it, it would taste really good!" so I made it and then I ate 3 bites and then the little angel on my right shoulder started argueing with the little devil on my left shoulder.....so...I set the timer for 5 mins and washed dishes while I decided whether or not I would eat it.
I was thinking about the fact that if I finished eating it, and I was honest, I would tell about it in tonight's blog....and that's not something I would be proud of. And if I didn't tell about it, it would be kind of like telling a lie. Plus tomorrow is weigh day and, well, my sins will find me out. So don't "sin" silly Amy!!!! That is so simple.
Anyway....I put some stuff on it to insure that I wouldn't eat it...and it is in the trash now. I am leaving for my ONE HOUR walk after I throw some laundry in the washer. I will reveal the ingredients in tomorrow's post. I will,of course, be posting tonight before bed.
Thanks for reading! Time for me to head out into this heat. *ug*
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I hope you have a great Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I have my wise "hat" on this morning. LOL. I am trying to think ahead and make wise choices. I have to buy groceries today. I am matching sale ads with coupons, so I will be going to several stores. It will take quite a while.
I've decided that it would NOT be a good thing for me to be at town when it is time for me to eat lunch. I am just now eating breakfast at 12:30 (aahhh...loved sleeping in). I will have a snack at 2:30. I will do things that need to be done around the house. I will eat lunch, here at home, at 4:30. THEN, as soon as lunch is over, I will start my grocery shopping. I will have a 150 cal snack with me to eat at 6:30 because I know I will not be home yet. Before I head out on my shopping trip, I will cook the meat for tonight's cruncy tacos, so when I come home late and tired, a PLANNED supper will not be much work. After supper, I can go to the track and walk for an hour.
Ah yes, I am planning a great healthy day.
I hope you are having a great day too! Have a plan for when the obstacles pop up! They will come! They always do.
~~~~~~~~~~~that TOPS lady~~~~~~~~~~~~~, future queen ;)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
1. A beautiful house....the best house I have lived in ever.
2. That people believe in me. Sometimes some people are 100% positive that I can do such-and-such, and do it well, when I'm not so sure about it myself.
3. That my husband has a good job.
4. That I get to homeschool my kids. ( I LOVE teaching my kids...it's just about my fav thing)
5. That I have such an odd sense of humor. LOL Weird things make me laugh. I have a sensitive funny bone.
6. For my kids.
7. For the laidbackness (if that is a word) of my husband.
8. For the weight I've lost and the obstacles I've overcome.
9. A big, flat yard.
10. Late at night, when everyone else is asleep, I love to listen to the silence.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Supper: 1.5 corndogs and ice cream
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Well, I'm hungry.......but I'm doing well and have had nothing but water today. The rest of the family haven't noticed that I'm fasting and I'm not planning to tell them. It may come out at supper time. I think I will cook for them and then say "yall go ahead and eat--I need to jump in the shower" and leave it at that. I know it is silly to announce it to the cyber world and then keep it from your own family, but it is different. Somehow. You all aren't "real" *wink, wink* You all are little motivating cyber thingys that live in my computer. LOL
I have tried to stay BUSY and out of the house today.
I took the kids to eat lunch at the school. Daughter liked it. Son hated it. I was neutral. I thought the food looked good. LOL. They served chili dogs, corn, chips, cookies and milk. Son only drank the milk. Daughter ate her food.
A lady came over and introduced herself to me. She was the assistant principal. She was nice.
I have to tell this story: My son is big. He is 10 and weighs way too much for his age. Part of the problem is his thyroid, which he is on meds for and part of it is genetics and part of it is just eating unhealthy (my fault). Anyway, he is big. As we were leaving, some kids were walking out too and another big boy said "Hey, how much do you weigh? Do you weigh 200 pounds?" We just kept walking and ignored him. I'm pretty sure that he was talking to my son, but I convinced my son that the questions had been aimed at ME, not him. It brought back memories of my school days. My son would have similar problems that I had there. That's sad. We were only there for 20 mins or so and yet in that time I saw how ugly kids can be to each other. On the other hand, my daughter is skinny and pretty and confindent and wouldn't have any trouble in public school.
We went to the library but forgot the library card, so we couldn't check out any books. The library is doing some fun stuff for the summer--- movies and concerts and the like. Son signed up for a boy's book reading club for ages 10-17. He has a 30 chapter book he has to read, a big workbook to complete and THEN he goes sometime next month for the party. They will discuss the book, play games and eat pizza. The book is about a boy who doesn't fit in at school and is called names and how to deal with that kind of stuff. I thought that was so neat since we just dealt with that. I kind of know the two men who will be teaching this thing and they will do good.
ok....the plan is...........clean the house for 45 mins, mow the front yard (I mow the front, hubby mows the back), cook supper, take my shower, check messages again...and then go to bed.
Thank you for being here. :)
So...(dare I say it?)....what do you do when you are in this spot? In the past I would have said "well, I tried" and then binge. But NO. I'm just putting my foot down- NO! no no NO no No nO. no.
Maybe.............just maybe.................... well, what do YOU think it is? Why now? After 13 weeks? Why is this such a battle now when a week ago it was so easy? I think I know and you are going to say Oooooooookayyyyyy with a weird look on your face but I think I know what it is.
I think it is spiritual warfare.
I said it.
Quit rolling your eyes. I'm serious.
What about people who are addicted to drugs? When they surrender to Jesus and are trying to get clean, do you think the devil wants to let them go? No. He fights. Same thing goes with any other addiction that is bad for us. So, why not gluttony? I believe this obesity thing is just as bad and as wrong as cigarettes or (some) drugs or alcoholism. So, why isn't it labeled as sin like the other things are? Maybe, in God's eyes, it is.
I believe there are spiritual wars that go on that affect our lives and that we can feel oppression from those wars. God, Satan and myself ALL know that I was overcoming some lifelong addictions and that I was on my way to being freed from some chains that hinder me from becoming what I am meant to be. So, I think the devil is fighting. And the only way I know of to fight back is to fast and pray. So, I won't be having anything except water until I wake on Saturday morning. I'm not fasting to save calories. I'm fasting to overcome. I will.
I will. I will. I will. I will.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
I'd appreciate your prayers.
~that TOPS lady
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I walked (slowly) 2 miles today....it took 50 mins.
I had 44 oz of water.
Breakfast= cheerios and milk......500 cals
Lunch=2 cups spaghetti noodles with tomato sauce, corn....500 cals
Supper= sirloin, 1 pc toast, salad....500 cals
Snacks total= 3 puddings, one fiber one bar, one pb cracker.......360 cals
Total 1,860 (better than I thought!)
Tomorrow we are having lunch at our local public school, which is very weird because we have never been in that building. We homeschool. But the school is giving free breakfast and lunch to every kid in town for the next month. The kids think it is neat. I think it is thrifty. I called to make sure we were allowed, and we are...so....we will see how that goes.
Tomorrow we also plan to go to the library to see what they have planned for the kids for the summer. They usually have lots of fun activities. We used to go to the library about once a week but we haven't been in about a month because I LOST a book and still haven't found it. I guess I will have to buy it if I haven't found it by payday.
Okie dokie.......going to go say hi to hubby, clean some house, fix his lunch for tomorrow, and have a goal of getting to bed by midnight. (yep, those week 13 goals flew out the window very quickly...I am just too much of a night person to be in bed by 10:30)
This week has been in a slump, but I am slowly working my way out of it. Thank you for all of the nice comments. They are very encouragaing. :)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
~that TOPS lady
P.S. To the one reader that I know in real life, please don't call mom and say that I'm having a bad day. I really don't want to discuss it. I've just got the blah's.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Since tiredness is a trigger, I will be IN BED by 10:30 every night.
I will exercise EVERY day except Sunday. I will either do the ENTIRE Richard Simmons tape or walk at least 2 miles as exercise. I will do at least two 5Ks before the week is over.
Since I must be overestimating, I will make a goal this week of not eating ANYTHING that I do not know the exact calorie count of.
I WILL count calories this Sunday, even though I usually take that day "off". Maybe I am doing more damage on these off Sundays than I realize.
I will strive to drink 88 oz of water each day, but if I don't make that, I will drink at least 44 oz of water per day, minimum.
ok......................that's my plan...........I'm sticking to it.
Right this moment, as I type, I am struggling with the blahs, frustration, extreme tiredness, the urge to eat a lot of something high cal, and just *sigh*. I'm going to be honest- I have 3 of those frozen pancakes in the microwave heating right now. I need to shake this. Its silly how such small things can throw me into this. It came upon me simply because I only lost a half of a pound this week. I weighed 306.25. Or is that a fourth of a pound from last week? Either a half or a fourth. I'd have to look.
Anyway, I am going to eat my pancakes and I *should* just go to bed. I'm waiting for my parents to drop my kids off.
It'll be alright in the morning. Just not feeling chipper right now and I know that eating will only make it worse, not better, and yet........................................................
Update at 8:50 p.m.... the kids are on their way over. We will all be in bed within 30 mins hopefully. I ate pancakes, a fiber one bar and a sugar free pudding. I wish I hadn't have. Tomorrow is a new day. I am going to bump things up this week and see some weight loss. This little measly half a pound per week isn't going to cut it. Other than tonight, I have not been "binge" eating. I apparently have been guesstimating incorrectly on some things. Plus I have not been working out every day. I probably need to lower my calories too. New week starts tomorrow (not literally, but it will be day one of week 13 of me blogging). I will have a great plan and a great week. I. know. I. will.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sundays are my rest days. I do not go hog wild, but I also do not count calories. I went to church, ate supper, slept ALL afternoon, went to church again, ate again, and went to bed. Typical Sunday for me. Not much to report on.
Today is Monday. Busy. We may attend night services at youth camp tonight...or we may not. I really want life to slow down.
Tomorrow morning I will report on how I do today. :) Thanks for reading and keep up the healthy living!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I didn't overeat at the family reunion...yay me! I had 1.5 enchiladas and a donut there at 1:30 for lunch. Then I had the same again at 4:20 for supper! I was going to have a busy night after the reunion, so I packed a fiber one bar and a pack of pb crackers so I would have a couple of sensible snacks with me and not be tempted to drive thru somewhere. Today's calories had a lot of guesstimating to it.......so I don't have an exact count....but I think I did pretty good. I drank approx 44 oz of water. Unfortunately, I didn't get any exercise is. Hum....I guess I could do 30 mins of sweating to the oldies before bed.........I mean, I've always hung on the the excuse of "don't exercise before bed or you won't be able to sleep".......hey! excuses are easy to find! But then I read Sean's blog and he's like "Well, it's 11:30 and I've been really busy, but I'm going to the track to do a 10K"............ and Sean has lost 170 pounds and I have lost 24....so....let's do the math....which plan works better? Ok.....putting my shoes on so I can dance with Richard......oh...and I need to tell hubby (who is sitting on the bed watching a Lonesome Dove sequel)..."Babe, I will be in bed in a little while, I'm going to exercise to the Richard Simmons tape before I go to bed". He's going to think I'm nuts. Oh well. ta ta for now!
Update at 11:53 p.m.......I just finished the Richard Simmons video (minus one song--jailhouse rock--for time's sake) It took 48 mins.... yay for me! I will sleep with a clear conscience! (sp?)