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It’s October 3rd.

3 Oct

If you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet, it’s because there is absolutely nothing fun going on in my life.  I’m still wallowing in misery over not running the Great Race, still not committed to working out, and I’ve been eating my feelings for weeks.


But then I realized..


Seriously still my favorite movie, never gets old.  And it still so perfectly can be used to describe my life.



I finally found a calorie counting app that tracks more than just calories.  It’s called Net Diary Pro and so far I love it more than any of the other dozen calorie counting apps I’ve had over the years.  The analysis button gives you pointers on how much fat you’re taking in, how little fiber you’ve eaten, etc.  I’m hoping that religiously keeping track of what I’m eating will help me figure out where I’m going wrong (she says as she shoves 3 raspberry cream Sarris chocolates in her mouth).


So, yeah.  That’s what’s happening in my life on October 3rd.


Here’s To Today

10 Jan

Its almost Friiiiiiidaaaaaay!!!

I can hardly stand it.

I thought I would check in while I am waiting for my cloth diapers to dry.

No, silly – I didn’t have a baby.  I have been working all week at Changin’ Time while she♥ is running electrical in my kitchen.  You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for this!!  We are about to be one giant leap closer to being finished with our kitchen and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Speaking of the kitchen, I was beginning to feel a little down on myself because on Tuesday, my food tracker told me I was a little piggy.  Last night I decided to figure out where things went horribly wrong and as it turns out, I mis-logged my portions.  I basically made it look like I had eaten 2 1/2 x what I actually did.  I couldn’t figure out how I could feel so hungry, but have eaten so little.  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve got a LONG way to go, but I’m getting there.  I’m ashamed to say it, but this is an improvement since the holidays.  I was on a cookie binge!

Things were looking much better after that:


Even just keeping track of my meals for 2 days has really helped me figure out what my problem is.  For example, on Wednesday, I knew breakfast was a problem.  After my morning walk, I grabbed an peanut butter english muffin and a banana and headed to my home office to work for a few hours.  Several hours later, but still well before lunch, she♥ surprised me with a cup of McDonald’s fruit & maple oatmeal and a black coffee (yes, she♥ does read my blog!).


That kind of sent me over the edge.


Insta-regret.  32 grams of sugar = not good.  And the 57g of carbs are racking me full of guilt.  And that was only breakfast.

Another thing I’ve noticed about my eating habits is that I am always feeling ill prepared.  I’m more likely to fall into old habits (like having Subway twice in 2 days!) when I haven’t provided myself with better options.  Taking the time out to pack healthy snacks is critical.

I might have not fallen into the Subway trap at 4:30 yesterday if I had packed something substantial for lunch.  But, falling into old habits as usual, I thought I would try to skip lunch to make up for breakfast.  FAIL.  Of course that would fail, it doesn’t even make sense.  Food is fuel and by 4:30 yesterday, I was running on fumes and coffee.

YOU GUYS, speaking of coffee…

Even though its been less than a week without drinking pop, I swear my caffeine tolerance has bottomed out.  Normally, I’m blowing through coffee, Diet Coke & Sugar-Free Red Bull until I crawl into bed.  Now, I am drinking coffee in the morning and then water the rest of the day.  Last night, I thought I would make myself a cup of coffee for the walk home.


I was completely wired until well after 1:00 a.m.  Thus, me setting my alarm for 8:00 a.m. instead of 7:00.  Lesson learned, peeps, lesson friggin’ learned.
Only in EMERGENCIES will I drink coffee after 3 p.m.


Won’t ♥ Back ♥ Down

9 Jan

I know this sounds cliche, but I feel unstoppable.

Yesterday, w were running around for work all day and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get outside and go for a run.  However, I had enough presence of mind to remember to grab my running clothes on the way out the door for babysitting.



I know that a lot of people hate the dreadmill treadmill, but I love it!  You don’t get dirty, you can be in the privacy of your own home (or in-laws, as the case is here), you can watch television AND read Cosmo while you are warming up.  Perfection.  To me, the treadmill is kind of like coming home.  At the gym, I don’t do weight-training or strength-training or any of the hundreds of things I probably should.  I seriously just love the treadmill.  It allows me to just get in the zone and push myself.  Originally, I was just going to walk at a fast pace and toggle between several inclines.  However, about a mile into my walk, my body was craving some speed.

I don’t know what has happened to me over the last few days.  But, I told myself – stop being lazy and bump up that speed, girl!  And I did.  I ran for a quarter mile, then took a walking break.  Then I ran the last quarter mile!  Well, almost quarter mile.  I wasn’t paying attention to the time and it kicked into cool down right as I was getting my stride.  Ooops!  I am really, really proud of myself for getting all red-faced!

As far as my eating habits go, I think I overdid it on the carbs.  Bahhahaha


I won’t go into details, but I’m pretty sure lunch was the problem.  Even Subway can sabotage a good plan!

But, today is a new day and I woke up bright and early for a quick 2 mile walk with Hallie and my good friend Tom Petty in the earbuds.

Have you guys met Hallie?  She’s our resident poodle queen:


In fact, she is so exhausted from our walk that she is spooning with her man right now:



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