Thursday, February 28, 2008

Went to the doctor yesterday

I did go to the dr. yesterday and at the time I wasn't running a temp.  However, he did say that there is a secondary infection going around for people who have had the flu.  Apparently they have had a lot of people in with it.  Well, he gave me an antibiotic and then sent me on my way.  By mid- afternoon I had to cancel all my appts. for today because after not having a temp at the dr. my temp jumped up to 102.5.  It's finally going down but still holding steady at 100.7.  I really can't afford to miss another day of work.  I have the days but I don't want to keep using them and because I had to switch my dr. appt that's another day off in April.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sick again

Well, I am sick again.  I have a temp of 100.5 and a horrific cough.  On a good note- I have lost 15.2 lbs. since Jan. 1.  I'll be back when I feel better

Monday, February 25, 2008

"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."– Benjamin Mays

I got this quote through my email yesterday and thought that it was perfect for this journey and so many others as well. The key is having a goal to reach for- that way you have something to motivate you. It's kind of silly but I have a goal. I have a skirt that I bought before I gained my weight back. It's brand new- still has the tags on it and yesterday, I finally got it on and buttoned. It's still a bit tight because I still have a ways to go but I know that if I can lose 5-10 more pounds that skirt will fit and I'll have reached that goal! Something little but tangible.

Breakfast- yogurt, cereal bar
Lunch- leftover w.w. pasta, carrots, jello
Snack- popcorn (it was a weak moment)
dinner- chicken (cooked in the skillet in olive oil and P.C. Southwestern Seasoning), green beans

beverages= water, water, water, dt. dew.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Well, I decided against going out to eat- as much as I enjoy spending time with my friends my finances are not really at the point where I can go eat where they did. I had the cash but I decided I would eat what I had at home instead. Besides the fact it's healthier for me. I looked online and the rest. only had regular pasta and not whole wheat. Maybe I could campaign for that. I don't understand- restaurants know that there are many people who want to eat healthy and yet they have limited portions available for doing so. Who knows!

Breakfast- 1/2 pb sand. on whole wheat bread, SB cereal bar
Snack- SB cereal bar, 1/2 banana streusel muffin
Lunch- whole wheat pasta with ICBINB and parm. cheese
Dinner- leftover whole wheat pasta with a slice of bread

Beverages: as of 11;30= 2 16.9 oz. bottles of water. I also just made some Crystal Light Lemonade in a pitcher to have around.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I really am not a slacker

I have been exercising and eating right (for the most part) but I just haven't been blogging about it.  Tomorrow starts a new week so I'm going to plan on starting again.  Some friends are going to Gondolier after church tomorrow and I need to figure out if I am going to go.  I can get grilled chicken but the sides are not all that great to choose from.  I'll have to peruse the menu a bit more before making any decisions.  I will say that I made it to 500 minutes.  I exercised this morning for 45 minutes which puts my 25 minutes on the plus side.  I have to figure out if I'm going to restart my ticker or just add to it.

ETA- I decided to just add to the ticker- I'll just add 500 minutes everytime I hit the next goal.  I think that my "splurge" will be a couple of crafting markers that are a bit pricier than what I normally would spend.  After my next 500 I'm going to get a new pair of tennis shoes.  I will definitely be due by then!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

So Close

to 500 minutes!  I'll be hitting this on Friday or Saturday morning (whenever I decide to go).  I'm so excited.  Payday is Monday so I am trying to think of a suitable-yet cheap- reward for making my 500 minutes.  Any ideas?!?!

Friday, February 15, 2008


Well, nothing derails a workout routine like the flu!  Yep, I have the flu.  It really stinks because I'm so tired and not hungry and there's no way I can work out.  The meds made me tired and dizzy so I'm home today hoping to rest it off.  Anyway, hope you all have a fab weekend!

Breakfast- banana

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Down to 110 minutes

I know I should be further along but I'm pretty excited- I should have my 500 minutes of exercising  done by mid week next week- even possibly by Saturday morning of this week.  How exciting!  No weigh-in today because I went to the gym- weigh in will be tomorrow.

Breakfast- scrambled eggs, apple, cereal bar, banana (4 am-pre-workout)

Monday, February 11, 2008

No quote today

Life just got a bit busy today and I didn't have a chance to find a good and meaningful quote.  I will look to see if I can find one for tomorrow.  I don't have much time tonight as I need to work on progress reports for my kids.  They are due to be turned in on Wednesday and I need to get as many done tonight as possible.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Breakfast- cereal bar and banana
snack- bowl of fruit
lunch- naked burrito- black beans, chicken, lettuce, tomato, mild salsa, sour cream and ranch- without the tortilla
beverages- 3 bottles of 16.9 oz. water- working on the fourth

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I've decided

that my trainer is trying to kill me!  I know that she's not really but WOW my body is already feeling the effects of my work with her tonight.  Apparently I have major muscle tension which affects how I exercise and how I stand.  One big thing I have to work on is the core.  I know that if I get that strengthened I will have better balance and will have fewer back problems.  Anyway- this week I wasn't down much weight wise- about.4 pounds but I now have under 30 to go to get to goal!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Weigh-in Tuesday

has been moved to Wednesday this week.  I got up and went to the gym today so I didn't get to weigh in before school like normal so I will weigh in tomorrow morning.  

Monday, February 4, 2008

Quote for today!

I got this quote through my email last week and I'm loving this one!  It is a really good with a lot to think about.  In fact, I would like for you to comment with your thoughts on this.  You can comment on your own blog and put a link or you can comment in the comment section.  I will add my thoughts in a couple of days.  

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows.  We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what'."   -Pearl S. Buck