Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Weigh In Day!!!! :D

Can you tell that I’m happy with my weigh in today? lol

That’s because I lost 4 lbs this week!!!

But more than that… I MET MY 50 LB GOAL! No, I didn’t MEET it, I blew RIGHT PAST IT! I have lost 53.4 lbs! I now weigh 234.6! I can’t tell you how happy I am. I have been struggling and struggling lately and I just got right back on track this past week and the results prove it!

So, as you can see on my sidebar, my reward is a $50 health shopping spree. I was planning on buying clothes but decided against it since I’m still losing weight. One thing I know I want, which will take up most of the money, is a digital food scale. I am heading online to buy that right now! I have decided to go with this one because of the good price ($24.95) and good reviews, but also because of the great color selections. :) It’s a simple scale but has just what I need for now. So I have about $25 left to spend, which I’ll have to think about. Any ideas of any tools or health/fitness items that will help me accomplish my goals?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend Update

Hope you are all having fantastic weekends!

Friday night, we just stayed in and watched our favorite shows online. We are always exhausted way too early so we end up going to bed by 10:00. We’re like an old couple. :)

Saturday was a good day. We got up fairly early and went out to hubby’s parent’s farm. My FIL is still in the hospital, this will be his third week. He just keeps having complications. Now he has a blood clot in his lung, which they are working on getting blood thinners to dissolve. They didn’t put him in intensive care again or anything and he seems to be doing just fine. He is finally able to eat real food again. They’re hoping he can go home on Tuesday. So we went out to their place to take care of a few things they asked us to do.

I went into the chicken coup and collected eggs! That was a really weird experience. I did not have much previous knowledge about the disposition of chickens. So I have to admit when I walked in there I was slightly freaked out. They all ran from both rooms of the coup and surrounded me like they were going to eat me for dinner. They made the most awful noises, that I guess chickens make. But most of them stayed on the ground, with the exception of one unruly hen who flew up by my shoulder. I tiptoed through the coup trying not to step on their toes claws. But I grabbed all of the eggs, which were still warm and it was a really interesting experience for me. I got out of the coup in one piece and none of the eggs were broken. :)

We were able to go on a quick 4 wheel ride while we were out there. That was so much fun! We rode out to a field where Native Americans used to live in a cabin. They have found a lot of arrowheads and pottery pieces in that field. For our exercise of the day, we walked the field for about 30 minutes. We found half of an arrow head and miscellaneous pottery pieces, but nothing special. There’s a cougar that lives in some trees near there, so we didn’t go very far! That would have been scary to run into!

We came home, did some cleaning, ate lunch and other miscellaneous chores. In the afternoon, we headed up to see FIL in the hospital. We stopped at Subway for supper- YUM! After that, we got some groceries (I always love grocery shopping in a different town!), got a McDonald’s ice cream cone and headed home.

As far as iChange.com, I am still a little worried about the plan. I know that Weight Watchers works for me, but is there a reason I’m not losing quickly? Maybe I have more to learn about the types of foods I’m eating. For Friday, I was told that I ate too many carbs. I always forget that fruit has carbs, but she told me to get rid of the chocolate pudding that I ate. So far, if I eat anything that is not a fruit or vegetable, I am told that I should eliminate it. I don’t agree with that. I know this is a 30 Day Challenge, but my goal is not to lose weight as fast as I can. I don’t know what to do. But I do know that I am doing FANTSASTIC now that I got my streak back on WW. I am at my lowest weight and hope to keep going down for WI day!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Finally Friday!

Aren’t you all glad it’s the weekend? I am!

I’ve had a really good week this week. I have been on points all week, actually having a few leftover, which is really amazing for me! I can’t really say what has changed, it’s like something clicked in my head (again) and I am motivated and losing weight again. It feels so good!

I have done my couch to 5k workout all 3 times this week. Now I have to get 2 more days of activity in on Saturday and Sunday. That will be easy to do if the weather is nice. Hubby and I can go for a bike ride or a walk. :)

I am getting aquainted with this iChange.com trial. I will be posting here throughout the 30 days to let you know what I think. You have through Wednesday of next week to sign up if you want to! I am looking forward to getting expert advice and learning changes I can be making in my diet.

So far, I have realized I eat far too many fruits and not enough vegetables. What are your feelings on this? Is it possible to eat too many fruits? I read in a book one time about sugar addicts being attracted to fruit much more than veggies, not very surprising for me! But my philosophy has always been that fruits and veggies were equals. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I am getting used to tracking my foods, sleep, water, stress levels, exercise, etc. It’s pretty user friendly. There are 4 of us in the group so far, so I’d love if more would join. There are no obligations at all.

I am a little worried about the meal plans that the dietician is suggesting. It will change the way that I eat a lot, which I don’t think is a bad thing, I’m just wondering if it will be sustainable for me. I am willing to give it a try though. Maybe there’s a reason my weight loss has been so slow. I’d love to receive tips on ways I can become more healthy.

Hubby and I don’t have any big plans for this weekend. I have a lot reading to do for school and have to meet another student to work on a presentation I have next week. I also have to clean the house as we are having guests next week! By the way, one of them is allergic to corn and all corn products and also dairy products! Any suggestions on what to cook? I was thinking grilling chicken and roasting potatoes.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

iChange.com *Free Trial*

iChange.com contacted me about being part of a Site/Program testing team. This will be open to all of my readers too! In the email, Jennifer described iChange.com, “The site is built on the idea that losing weight is more easily achieved with support from others, and we have built a system through which individuals can receive professional counseling and support from other members. We were founded last year by some of the early investors in eHarmony.”

I took a look at the site and think it is a great idea. We all know how much support we receive from fellow bloggers and how motivating it is to have support from people going through the same struggles with weight loss.

I know that I am always looking for expert advice on nutrition, weight loss, and exercise. I don’t know where to turn for this advice many times. The great thing about iChange.com is the opportunity to get help from Registered Dieticians and nutritionists.

So the great thing about this free 30 day challenge is that we will be getting the help of Diana Young, a Registered Dietician. This is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to learning from it! This is also a $19.99 value, for free. No obligations. At the end of the 30 days, you can either choose to continue with Diana Young (for $19.99 a month) or keep being a part of the group for free, without the help of Diana Young. Even if you choose not to continue with Diana Young, we can still offer and receive support via iChange.com.

I would be thrilled if all of you would join the group and give this a try with me. iChange.com is looking for all of the feedback they can get on their site and plan. This registration will be open for 7 days, actually starting on March 24th.

If you are interested in trying this out (which I know that you are!!) go to the link below and sign up or click here:

http://www.ichange.com/partners/journeytothin 

What do you think? :)

Behavior Change

I had another great day today. Eating has been on track lately and I honestly can’t say what it is that has changed. I find that I need to save some points for a snack in the evening and for a while I didn’t have anything left and then I would go over my points. Now I have a lot left over and this seems to work out the best for me. I am more hungry later in the day for some reason. I am eating more fruits and veggies and I know that helps a lot.

I am finding out that if I exercise I feel so much better. Work was frustrating, as usual. I studied so hard for my midterm based on a study guide the professor gave us and the midterm didn’t have any of the information from the study guide on it. I was so disappointed because I knew so much information based on what she told us to study and then the test was totally different. That’s really frustrating. I hope I did ok. But the point is, I came home and made myself go out for a run when all I really wanted to do was sit on the sofa for a while. I feel 100% better. I am energized and happy again. I’m going to work on changing my behavior so that instead of wanting to sit on the sofa I will want to go for a run. The results from a run make it so worth it. I just need to focus on that!

The run today seemed to go a little better than Monday. I had a little more energy but it stills wears me out. I wonder if I’m ever going to be able to run a whole mile? That seems so far away to me. I can run for 3 minutes but by the end of it I’m way out of breath. I think I could go on to week 4 of the c25k if I put my mind to it. They say running is a mind game. I find it does help to focus mentally and not on how my body feels. I’m scared of running for 5 minutes straight. But maybe it’s time to push myself a little further. Afterall, I didn’t think I could run for 3 minutes straight either!

I also want to mention again that you can follow me on Twitter here.

Weigh in Day

I lost 1 lb this week! That puts me at 238.6. 50 lb goal is 238! I am SOOO close. I have to get there next week or else. I’ve been right at the brink of 50 lbs for a long time. Now that I have turned things around I have no doubt that I can do it as long as my body cooperates. :) So total lost so far is 49.4 lbs!

Yesterday at work I had my final weigh in at work. I can’t remember what I weighed the first day. They will post the final results next week sometime. I know it’s not all that accurate because the scale is messed up, but at least I finished with a loss!

The secretary told me that she can really tell that I’ve lost weight and wanted to know how much I’ve lost. She said that she’s been there before and that she actually had her stomach stapled and lost 90 lbs. I couldn’t believe it! I think more people struggle with weight than we know about. But that was a really nice compliment for me!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Turning It Around

I read in The Spark a while back about turning things around. I have mentioned this before because it really makes sense to me. I had a bad day at work today and an ok day at school. I am stressing about a midterm I haven’t found time to study for and normally these are things that drive me to eat when I get home.

Miraculously…

For some reason I was craving a run instead of chocolate. All day long I thought about how good it would feel to go outside in the 55* weather and go for a run under the clear blue sky with the sun shining down on me.

So that’s just what I did. And it wasn’t a struggle to get myself out there.

The run was tough today for some reason, maybe because I got out of work so late that I barely had time to eat my sandwich, let alone anything else. But it sure felt good. Why can’t my brain work like this everyday? :)

But I turned things around. I made a choice to have a positive spark that just lit the fire to turn my day around. Now I’m covered in sweat and sitting in the sun porch feeling the nice breeze blow over my reddened face. I am less stressed and am much more happy than I was when I got home! :)

Love it.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back at it!

Yesterday was a great day! I ate healthy foods and watched my points. I did go over 1 point for some healthy pop- popcorn. But I’m not even feeling guilty about that one! I feel so much better. I got rid of a lot of water weight. My ring is loose again. :)

So I’m going for day #2 of healthy eating and staying on track. I KNOW that I can do it! We have to go up to the hospital after church this morning so I packed us a healthy lunch so we don’t have to eat out again. I stocked up on lots of fruits and veggies at the grocery story last night.

Also, we had a coupon for Coldstone that was just too good a deal to pass up. So we went there and I planned ahead. I got a Like it Strawberry Mango Banana Sorbet with 1/2 a banana mixed in. It only cost me 3.5 points and it was deliciousness! You should all try it. :)

Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day today. I’m hoping we can get in a bike ride or a run or something. I’m not sure how much time we’ll be spending at the hospital today or when we’ll get home though. Things were looking better but now his blood pressure sky rocketed and he can’t hold his full liquid diet down. So we’ll hear what that’s about today. Hope he’s ok because he does have a lot of heart problems. I’m sure everything will be just fine.

Have a good Sunday!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Plan

I need a plan if I’m going to get out of this rut that I’m in. I can’t call it a plateau because I know I’m not giving it my all. I’m eating the wrong foods and too much of them. I’m not saying “no” to foods I know I shouldn’t have on a regular basis. I’m not even exercising like I used to. But I could go on and on and list all of the things that I’m doing wrong but that’s not going to change anything. Acknowledging I have a problem is the first step.

  • I have not been getting in enough fruits and veggies. I really don’t know what happened here because I used to get a ton in. I think I’m tired of all of the winter fruits. I need to stock up this weekend on a variety of fruits and veggies.
  • I need to say “no” to myself more than I say “yes.” No more chocolates and sweets if I can’t limit myself.
  • I am going to write down everything that I eat BEFORE I eat it. I’m not just going to enter it online anymore. I don’t have access to WW.com at all times of the day, but I can carry a little notebook with me and I think this will help me be accountable.
  • Try to plan all three meals before hand.
  • Schedule my workouts again.
  • Use the Biggest Loser tip and chew Extra gum when I get that sweet craving.
  • Try to blog and read blogs more frequently again. It’s gotten busy and I haven’t had the time but I really do miss the encouragement and motivation that I receive.
  • Remember this is for my health, not just for how I look.

I went to the eye doctor today and I’m glad that I went. I have peace of mind. When I told him what was going on he said, “That doesn’t sound good at all.” So that was a little scary. They looked at my eyes and took pictures of my retinas. Turns out, my eyes are very healthy. He said the spot that I am seeing must be fibers that have clumped together and what I see is the shadow from that. He said he’s had one for years in one of his eyes. I may get more. This one may break up and I won’t notice it anymore. It’s just annoying, but there’s nothing that can be done about it. Turns out that I have a correction for the first time in my life also. I am nearsighted mostly in one eye. So I have a prescription. I’ll get a pair of glasses that I won’t have to wear all of the time, just when I think I need them (at school, driving, etc). But he did say they would help with driving at nighttime because I have a hard time with lights blinding me. So I’m glad everything is ok! :)

We’re expecting 4 inches of snow tonight which is just weird after such nice weather! But we do live in Iowa and it’s to be expected. Did I mention I wish we didn’t live here? haha Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for sticking by.

Struggling

I got on the scale this morning and I am up 5 lbs from my goal. Granted, this is not my weigh in day and I could be retaining fluid being that it is TOM and I had a salt filled supper last night.

But honestly, I’m just not doing very well. I am struggling. I am tired. And mostly I’m tired of coming on here to write that I’m struggling as it seems all that I have been doing lately.

There has been a lot going on this week. FIL is still in the hospital and we have been making the 45 minute drive to see him every night after work. We get home late and I’m missing on sleep. So I’m really looking forward to this weekend. He is getting better though- so that’s good!

Today will be a good day to start off on the right foot again. I work 7-11 and the rest of the day is mine. I’ve been having some issues with one of my eyes and I’m going to try to walk in to an eye place to my vision checked. I’ve never had eye problems- so this is new to me! I think it’s all of the time spent on the computer at work. I have a flat screen and all but I still notice it the most when I get up from my desk. I also have a dark spot that has been floating across my eye for about a year- so that’s what’s really making me go in. Hopefully it’s nothing to worry about!

I want to be positive and motivated. I’m going to try to make today the day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Good Monday

I had a great day today!

First off, I didn’t eat any donuts at work today even though they were free and from a great bakery. I actually didn’t even want one because I thought of the way they would make me feel. I’m proud of that NSV!

I worked 7-11 and since it’s spring break week, I got to come home instead of go to school. I came home and opened all of the windows in the house and let the sunlight in. So perfect! It’s a beautiful day today! Finally no rain!

I picked up another free box of Boca products, this time the flame grilled burgers. I had one one an Arnold Sandwich thin with light cheese, a little light mayo, ketchup and tomato. This was absolutely amazing. I was impressed with how delicious it was! I would never guess that it didn’t contain any meat. Not only that, but it only cost me 5 points! I paired this with Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries for the most amazing meal I have had in a really long time. I can’t believe I can call this dieting! haha :)

I spent some time cleaning up in the kitchen and doing laundry. I got caught up on current blog posts and just enjoyed the sunshine through the windows. I’ve been slacking on blog reading lately, so I hope to have more time now!

After letting my lunch settle, I got outside for a c25k run! It felt really great and I burned 278 calories! I was really happy with that. I’m still embarrassed running outside but I tried to keep telling myself that I might be inspiring someone else to get out and get active. I plan to do it again on Wednesday and Friday. :)

I really need to work on homework, but I’m just enjoying my day off. Maybe I can do a little at my long day at work tomorrow. But I should try to at least get the house pretty much cleaned up! I love days like this. :)

Tonight, we’ll be heading up to see FIL in the hospital. No news today on how he’s doing. I think it’s just a waiting game as they find a surgery time, etc. I’m sure he’ll be just fine.

Hope you all have had a great Monday! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend

The weekend didn’t turn out quite as planned. It really didn’t feel like much of a weekend at all, really. Hubby’s Dad was admitted to the hospital yesterday. Turns out he has an obstruction in his colon. It’s about a 45 minute drive for us, so we spent the day there yesterday and his Mom wanted us to take her up there and spend the day up there again today.

But we did get home in time today to enjoy the 60* weather by going for a quick 20 minute bike ride. It felt amazing.

I’m hoping for good weather tomorrow because it is spring break week for me so I just have to work until 11 and then I’ll be able to come home and do whatever I want. Actually, I need to clean the house and work on homework, but at least I’ll be at home! I don’t HAVE to work on homework because I have the whole week off, but I need to try to get started anyway.

This time change has really thrown me off. I’m so tired! But it is nice that it is lighter later. It really makes it feel more like springtime.

So I feel like I could use another weekend as we didn’t get any time to relax. But it will be nice to not have to go to school this week. Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Feeling Myself Again

This week I was just out of it. I was unmotivated and a little depressed.

But yesterday, I started to feel better. And this morning, I am feeling 100% back to my positive self again.

I am so motivated to lose weight now. It helps that the scale has been showing some lower numbers the past couple of days. Hubby and I were able to go shopping for groceries last night. We got our tax return so we decided to get a full load of groceries. We have lots of healthy foods in the house and it will be much easier to stay on track. I also won a giveaway for a bunch of free boxes of Boca products, can’t wait to try those out!

Hubby promised to go running with me today, which I am REALLY excited about. It’s a dreary day, as it has been for the past week, but it’s not raining and it’s almost 50*, so hopefully it doesn’t rain! I have not worked out all week.

I’m so close to that 50 lb goal again- I want this to be the week I make it there!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Twitter Issue

You can find me on Twitter now. I guess you have to wait 24 hours for your name to be in the directory. I tried searching my name this morning and it comes up.

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It’s finally Friday! I’m so ready for the weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I’m on Twitter

I thought this might be kind of fun for something new! Are you on Twitter? If so, how can I find you? I am listed under AJourneyToThin.

I’ll have to see what all of the rage is about. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weigh In Day

I weighed in at 239.8 this week. I gained .2

I will be honest and tell you that I have really been struggling. I’m having a really hard time staying away from foods I shouldn’t be eating. I’m hungry all the time.

On Friday, I hit 238 right before we went up to visit family. We ate so much food over the weekend. I tried to limit my portions and eat more veggies, but all of that rich food just adds up. I was miserable. I think eating like that threw me out of whack because then I started craving different foods.

But today is a new day and I want to get back on track. I need something to get me motivated again. I’m getting bored with the foods I’ve been eating, so I’ll have to go grocery shopping for some new foods.

My whole family went for a walk up to a park this weekend. That was a lot of fun. We played catch with a football. I can really tell a difference in my fitness level. :) Yay! I don’t want to ruin that.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Breakfasts and Advice Request

One of my goals this week was to eat a different breakfast every day M-F. Here’s what I had:

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All were delicious! I have a banana for breakfast almost every day because they’re just easy. I’ve heard that bananas have too much sugar and aren’t the best fruit to eat. Is this true? I’ve noticed when I don’t eat them I will wake up with charlie horses in my legs in the middle of the night. I think I need the potassium. What are your thoughts?

Last night, hubby and I went to a play at school so I could get some extra credit. It’s been a long time since we were out at night! haha We’re like such old people, going to bed at like 9:00 on the weekends usually. But it was fun! :)

I couldn’t sleep this morning so I got up at 5 AM and did my c25k workout. I was planning on skipping it, mind you, so I was proud of myself.

We’re leaving early this morning to go to my brother's in Wisconsin. It’s my nephew’s first birthday party. My whole family will be there so I’m excited for that! My sister in law is a great cook, so I will have to be careful. I also tend to eat more around family. I weighed in at 238 this morning, which is 50 lbs lost, but it doesn’t count unless I can keep it off for my Wednesday weigh in day. But this will inspire me to watch my food intake today and tomorrow.

On the way home, we’re going to stop in Madison again and go to Trader Joe’s!!! I’m really excited about that. New foods always help me stick to the plan. I think I get bored with the same old stuff all of the time. I can’t wait for spring and summer with all of the fruits!

I need some advice on something that happened to me at school yesterday. I am a very good student. I always get A’s with an occasional B here and there. I always do my homework and I always read the material for class. This class is usually discussion based where the teacher talks and students can answer questions if they want to, etc. So on Friday, the professor said, “I’m going to post these questions up here on the board and I want you all to think about them for a minute or two and then I’m going to call on certain people to make sure they’re doing the reading.” And she called on me first. I am a very quiet person and I don’t talk in class because it makes me very nervous and I find that if I’m worrying about talking then I don’t learn anything because I’m so busy worrying I’m not thinking about the material. This really bothered me because she was implying that I’m not doing the reading. I was thinking about emailing her something to let her know that I am not a slacker and I always do the reading, since she implied the opposite, and that I don’t want her to think that because I’m quiet I am not doing the work. I feel like she judged me wrongly and that upsets me. What do you think? Should I let it go or email her?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

NSV’s

Thank you for all of your comments on yesterdays post.

The more that I think about it the more I think I need to give the scale less power than I do. My clothes fit looser, my body feels more toned in some areas, people are commenting that I look thinner, and the list goes on.

Most notably, I tried on a size 16 dress today in Target and it FIT. Well, it was a little tight, but I could get it on with no problem! haha A few more lbs and that dress will fit perfectly. That’s amazing to me!

I got off of work early today. I wanted something different and good to eat for lunch. I picked up a Smart Ones Macaroni and Cheese and it was delish!

It was 36* and the sun was shining, so I did something I have never done in my life before today. I went running OUTSIDE by MYSELF for the first time ever! I was embarrassed of myself, but I just kept pushing myself and I did my normal workout that I do on the treadmill. I just tried to ignore the people that drove by. I kept thinking they would be judging me or making fun of me, but I didn’t let that stop me! I ran on a road that isn’t very busy at all. Just had to hop over a few puddles, but it was great!

I’m looking forward to many more runs. I know someday running will come easier to me, but I just love the way that I feel when I’m DONE running, and that’s what keeps me going!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weigh In Day

I weighed in today at 239.6. That’s right, I gained .6 lb. I was very disappointed. I really wanted to meet that 50 lb goal!

So for the month of February:

Started at: 240.8

Ended at: 239.6

Total lost: 1.2 lbs.

I am not very happy with that at all. I did the 30 Day Shred every single day last month and this is all I get? I’m really getting frustrated.

Today I made a couple of bad choices including a couple of trips to the vending machine. I’m so hungry lately. But I have my weekly points so I’m trying not to be hard on myself.

Why can’t weight loss be easy?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

WI at work Day and 30th Day

I was finally able to weigh around lunchtime today. It’s hard to find one of the HR people to weigh me in. But there was no way I was going to wait until after lunch. I skipped WI last week, so I lost 1.8 lbs in 2 weeks, according to the work scale, of course! So I was really happy w/ that! I know that I’m not going to win, but I’ve almost lost 10 lbs according to our work scale…as much as you want to trust that. lol Because according to my scale- not THAT much, but still some! :)

Work was dreadful today. People were missing from work and we were really busy. People yelled at my all day and threw impossible questions my way. I was really hoping everyday would go as well as Monday did.

So, I did have some problems with eating today. I tracked everything and I’m still good for the week. I just hope it doesn’t influence tomorrow’s weigh in.

I came home, ate some supper and watched The Bachelor finale. I’ve never watched the show before but I watched it this season. I think he picked the one that completed him. You could tell they were in love with each other by the way they acted. Even if she wasn’t a favorite, it was cute to see two people so happy together throughout the show.

After that, I did my 30th day of the 30 Day Shred!!! I am SO happy to finally be done with it! What a relief! I would like to do a post as a review, and maybe I’ll do that soon. I’m ready to focus on running and other exercises again. The weather is starting to get nicer and there will be so many more options again.

BTW, my breakfast this morning was my usual for Weigh in at work day:

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I love me some cheerios! I’m hoping the best for weigh in tomorrow!! I was up from last week as of this morning- so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I lose some!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mondays…

Today was a good Monday for me- FOR ONCE! I enjoyed my whole day.

I went to bed on Sunday night in a bad mood. I was dreading the coming week. Dreading getting up at 5 am. I had a bad attitude about everything.

I woke up on Monday, miraculously in a good mood! The first thing I thought was, I can’t change the fact that I don’t like my job or that I feel lost in life right now and don’t enjoy my classes- but I can change my attitude. And you know what? It helped tremendously. It also helped that the sun was shining and it felt a little like springtime today. :)

One of my goals for the week is to have a different breakfast everyday M-F. This morning I was craving this:

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Yes, you are correct, that is heaven that you see there. ;) Wheat toast w/ a little peanut butter and banana x 2. Yum!

I had work and school today. Both went well. I came home opened all of the shades in the house and let the sunlight in, sat down at my computer and relaxed for a while.

I did my 30 Day Shred workout, hubby did some of the moves w/ me which helped me get through it. I am so ready for this to be over, let me tell you! One more day. One more day! :)

Tomorrow is weigh in at work- I can’t skip it this week! I think I’ll lose over the past 2 weeks, as long as my clothes and everything don’t weigh more I’m good! I always try to dress in something light on weigh in days at work. I know I’m not going to win, but I knew from the beginning that this was just a way to inspire me to keep on going in my own journey. I want to make sure I keep weighing in just the sake of not “quitting” the work competition.

BTW, don’t forget to check out Lori’s giveaway for Attune bars!

New Years Resolutions: March Checkup

1. Run a 5k. – I’m still doing my C25K workouts. I am slowly but surely gaining endurance. I think my 30 Day Shred workouts help to gain muscle that will also help with being able to run.

2. Be a better wife. – We’re happy. I think that’s a good sign. :)

3. Continue to become healthier- I am working out consistently (everyday right now), eating healthy, and working on having a more positive attitude.

4. Get debt under control- Still on track! We made a plan to cut down on eating out and the plan allows us to go out to one nice place once a month. We haven’t done that since December…I’ll call that being responsible!

5. Weigh less on January 1st 2011, than I do on January 1st 2010!- I’m down 6.8 lbs since the 1st. I’d like the number to be higher but I’m also happy with that progress! Sometimes I feel like I’m not getting anywhere, so seeing that number is inspiring to me!