Wednesday, June 24, 2009

new book

Evanovich, Finger Lickin' Fifteen.


I will be done with it in 3 hours, tops.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Headway. Does sweating count while cleaning in a warm environment? Is that like hot yoga? I am comfortable with my lovely laundry room and I spent time there last night, time that I could have been "exercising" but I was working up a sweat. The shelves hold their items and I have more to put on the shelves. I am making headway in my house. There are still many things to do to get ready for summer, and I am halfway there. There is still a LOT to do. I guess I will not be going to the gym for a bit.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday excitement!

Well, my list is made, and the hope is that it is a doable enough list so that I can really get something accomplished today. It involves a lot of cleaning and moving and such and I am really really hoping it will work. I am crossing my fingers. And then I will uncross them and get to work because it has less to do with luck and more to do with getting off my happy ass and doing it. Damn Nike and their "Just Do It!" slogan, but it the only way that things get done. You cannot expect to own a book, or a DVD or a weight set or a bowflex and expect it to magically melt fat off of you, make you feel better, or make you a happier, healthier person. It requires work.

I just found the peaches I bought more than a few days ago. They are quite ripe and a little past their prime. I salvaged what I could of them, and cut them up for this morning's breakfast. Now I just need to find my dining room table ... It is here somewhere under my laptop my papers and the list... guess I ought to add that to the list as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


there isn't enough coffee. Sometimes you need donuts. or a hash brown. But you can remain tall and stand up and say no, that is not part of my goals. I will eat something better.

Let's see if I can do that this morning, and make a change for the better.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Not cardio but I was sweating and working hard. Here's hoping it will mae a difference. All I am thinkingabout is rosemary foccacia... That is all that I want. YUM. Maybe I can make some tomorrow morning. Right now, I am wiped and going to bed.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Well the day has started slow and I am okay with that. breakfast was turkey bacon and egg white and a half of a piece of raisin bread. MM ate the other half along with her piece. Two cups of Harrod's tea from Englad. YUM. I just got rid of my old kettle and got a new one. I hope someone can use the old one.

We are going to church and then to the store. Then home for a nap. I will be going to the gym later for some cardio... but I have a summer cold and breathing is, well, difficult. Hopefully I can get my nails done after that. The full moon is today.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


when you sweat, does that mean that your body is working hard or that it is getting cooler? Or both? I did a lot of sweating and I am all salty. I cleaned out the attic, well, part of it. It seems I do not know how to stop shopping. It is a little crazy. I got all sweaty moving containers and boxes and luggin them down the stairs.

Then this morning, I held my yard sale and got all sweaty again when I set everything up and again when I took it all down and loaded it for goodwill. Most of it is gone, with the exception of a few things. But there are a lot of toys that are gone.

There are more things to go through, but that is enough for today. My body is still feeling the gym on Thursday. 1 hour of gym goodness. 20 min of cardio, the rest is cruches and a weight circuit. I will try to go tomorrow afternoon so that I can say i wen to the gym every other day for a week.

Food wise, I am trying to avoid sugar, and today I did not avoid fat, but sugar I was able to keep away. Hardee's Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit. Muscle milk and 2 Kashi waffles for lunch. I have no idea what dinner will bring. Looking for protein, low fat, high fiber. Of course, I would kill for a banana milkshake. or banana ice cream. I think instead I will have a banana. Of course, I could have a milkshake, with frozen bananas and milk.... hmm...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

life gets in the way...

of plans sometimes. You plan to do this, do that, clean more, jog more, be nicer, do things for other people. But then something happens to get you out on another direction, a diversion from your best laid plan, and your train of thought gets derailed. Just like a derailment, it is not always easy to get back on the track. Lots of energy and focus.

I watched Groundhog Day the other day, and I really enjoyed the transformation of Phil Conners; he truly made a difference in people's lives and was redeemed.

My daughter is playing peek-a-boo behind the laptop. Time to pay attention.

derailed plans

it is often how things work isn't it? Instead of a night of working out and sweating, it was a night of eating instead. My brother ordered pizza and he asked me to watch his children for a bit because there was a lapse of time from the time of one parent getting home to another. And just like that, the plans to burn 500 calories became the consumption of 1000.

Did I come home and work out? Nope. The consumption of calories overloaded my system and I was a mess. I did, rather, chug some Maalox. Darn pepperoni.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sitting all day

and eating all day. This has got to stop!

the difference is WHAT I eat. But I have to stop that habit, too. It is not a good habit to have. I will switch to tic tacs, 94% fat free popcorn, rice cakes. And perhaps I can break the habit. Somehow. I find if I drink more water I do better. I willl have to bring in another Nalgene type bottle to work.

Most of the day I felt sick... Eating too much... and too much junk.

Gym day tomorrow. Hooray!

Monday Morning

Well, on the exercise front I did do a 10K walk this weekend. I am sure my caloric content was not in line with it, but it was the weekend, especially since I ate this wonderful pasta, sauce and corn for lunch Sunday. Wolf wolf wolf, and it was gone.

I am looking forward to this week and I am working through lunch today.

Sigh... I keep hoping that it will work, but nothing is working for me at all..... because I cannot seem to stick to anything. I am just roiling around like a blind snake looking for a cure. And there is no cure. All there is is WORK.