Friday, January 30, 2009

If every day could go like this one. . .

. . .I'd be superwoman!

I've had a GREAT day! It started last night when I went to bed by 10pm. I woke up pretty rested, got the kids off to school, then I worked out, cleaned the kitchen, straightened the front room, vacuumed, put two loads of laundry away, showered, put a FABULOUS dinner inthe slow cooker, made two cakes for my kids and husband, AND made two sugar free jellos! I thought for sure I"d be wanting a nap this afternoon and I"M NOT TIRED! Odd! I'm gonna switch my purse, straighten the family room a tad, cycle some laundry, then sit at my scrap desk and play all weekend! WHOO HOO!!! Go, me!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Great workout

I found a great work out on This should be a link to it, if it worked right. There is another workout, too, on that same site, but I couldn't find it. This guy, Joel Harper (I wonder if he's related to Bob?) has a site, His thing is being able to work out the whole body, barefoot and in your underwear, in 20 minutes. No equipment needed. I like it!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One foot in front of the other

I'm feeling very tired today, and not motivated at all. I'm just trying to stay on track and do the next right thing. I haven't exercised yet today. I'm inbetween phone calls right now---looking to refi our mortgage and save some money. I need to kick the heat up a little, it's chilly in here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Truckin' along

I'm feeling good :)

Yesterday I did a 10 minute upper body strength training session, and I was on target with my calorie intake.

I didn't work out today, but my calories are on track and I got alot of work done. It feels great to get work accomplished!

Tomorrow (thursday) is going to be near 40 degrees! My plan is to walk out the door at 8am right after the kids, and as they walk to school, I"ll be walking the neighborhood. I have just a few errands to run after that and then I'll be working again.

Friday I'm packing up my scrap stuff for an all day crop on saturday. It won't take me long to pack up, so I'll probably work a bit friday morning into early afternoon.

Knowing that I need to post here about my progress makes me want to do good! Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Being accountable

New year's resolutions are always the same for me. Resolve to lose weight; eat better, work out more. I count out 5 or 6 months from now, calculate how much weight I'll lose, and think about what size I'll be by the begining of summer.

And it never works out the way I plan.

But that's becuase I haven't, in the past, made an outline of my plan to follow. I would always kind of wing it. Well not this year.

Not only do I need to lose weight because I WANT to, I NEED to. My triglicerites (sp) are way too high. I have sleep apnea. (More on this in a minute). I do NOT want to get to the point that I'm diagnosed with diabeates or (even worse) have a heart attack becuase of the build up of plaque in my arteries.

So losing weight is a vaniety thing, but more than that, it's a health thing.

I saw my primary doctor, Dr. Lamb, yesterday. She is a fantastic doctor, and a wonderful lady. I left the office feeling optomistic about the future of my health. Baby steps, of course. First of all, I went for a sleep study this past august. The follow up 'specialist' told me that I was under the specifications needed to be considered 'apnea', and that the cpap machine was kind of up to me. So since he convayed to me that I didn't really need it, I opted to NOT use it. Dr. Lamb had a copy of my study and flipped through it, noting that I stopped breathing 8-9 times AN HOUR through out the study, and had something like 68 leg movments. This is not restless leg syndrome, but says something about the lack of/ bad sleep I'm experiencing. She told me that she has patients who, after ONE NIGHT of sleeping on the cpap machine, can't believe how RESTED, even perky, they feel! She said it happened to her after her first night of sleep on the cpap. She 'sprung' out of bed.

So it appears that I feel like the walking dead becuase for the past. . .who knows how long. . .I've been sleeping TERRIBLY through the night. It's the weight, I know. So I'll say it's been 7 years since I probably had a deep, continuous sleep.

And friends, I am FEELING the effects of sleeplessness.

So I'm going to be fitted for a cpap machine, but in the meantime my father in law has one that I will use. He hasn't used it in a while, and doesn't need it now. I'm hoping for some relief, until I can be properly fitted and such.

SO!. .. To sum up my resolution for this year I can say it's basicly to get balance into my life. I need to be able to work from home, exercise, plan my meals, do the laundry, bills, take care of the house and raise my kids without feeling like I need to be superwoman at every aspect. I'm taking this once step at a time, one day at a time, and I need all the help and support I can get.

That's where you come in ;)

Just knowing that someone is out there waiting to read my accountability post for the day will get me to keep track of my meals and snacks, activity and accomplishments.

So without further adoo, let's get on with our day. . .

~~Serenity is not being free from the storm, but finding peace within the storm.
---Author unknown

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's c-c-cold!

Temps out here today are around -11. Factor the wind chill in and it's -35!! That's ferinheight! So I turned the heat up and the kids are home becuase the school is closed. Second day in a row. It's a day where you just wanna cuddle up under a blankey. I *did* clean the bathroom, and I straightened the kitchen. . .but I wanna crawl onto the couch under a blanket. *SIGH*. . .I need to get to work at my desk. It's chilly down here in the family, though (the windows are old and need to be replaced). It's a battle. . .the couch is winning. . .

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

When I get some time later today. . .

. . .I will redo my blog and post a 'real' post! I have to take Eric for a well-child check up after I cycle the laundry. So off I go! I'll be back soon!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

last test

With the help of my FANTABULOUS hubby, we have found the problem! It origintated in the camera!

So now I will spend a day or so freshening up my blog and GET INTO THE SWING OF THINGS!!

Hang in there, blog fans! I'm makin' a comeback!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

under construction still

Please keep checking back as I am still working on fixing the damn problem.


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