But I'll Do Anything To Get Out Of It!

Monday, August 25, 2008

it's all about the kids...

Seems like lately, all things revolve around my kids. With Kindergarten starting, soccer coming to a head, ice skating continuing and Peyton's 1st day of preschool rapidly approaching, all time and thoughts go into what they are doing. If you'd like to see what they are doing, join us at My Ladybuggs. Hopefully when things start to settle in for them -- I can get back to normal...whatever that might be now!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

small victories

Something is happening with me. When I started this Weight Watchers thing, like every other diet I've been on, I treated it as just that...a diet. Something I would hurry up and try to do to lose weight so that I could go back to eating "normal." This mind set is the cause of all my past failures.

Yesterday, I wasn't eating very many of my points (which is really weird for me) because I was working on my very first scrapbook, which turns out to be very time-consuming. Anyway, because I had so many points remaining, I kind of pigged out a bit on the tacos/nachos that I made for dinner. Then, I felt awful about it. It's the 1st time I've been "overly full" in quite some time. So I ended up going for my second jog/walk of the day to make myself feel better. This is a victory for me.

Also, I started out, a couple of months ago, with a 30-minute walk every morning that I could. Now I jog fifteen minutes, walk fifteen minutes. I have worked up to this day by day. This may not sound like much of an accomplishment -- but for me it's huge -- I've never been a runner of any kind. This is a victory for me.

I am now 10 lbs down. I see it...I feel it...I like it! And I'm hoping it's only the beginning. I am finally feeling that, as long as I can falter once in a while...like all humans do, I could really do this. I could look at this as a "lifestyle" change instead of a temporary diet. This is a victory for me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

on empty...

I have a million things rolling around in my head right now...but none of them are blog topics. Hopefully once school starts for my two, my mind will clear out a little and I can focus more on writing something worthwhile. Currently I am bogged down with all the things I need to do, all the things I need to buy and all the things I need to remember. And I can only write about that so many times. So pardon me while I sort things through....

Monday, August 11, 2008

mamma got a new pair of shoes...

...for Barrett. I finally found an appropriate pair of "school" shoes after much searching. One that will satisfy both the Catholic school system and my daughter. The boring all-brown appearance with "no-black marks" soles to please the school and the little flower on the side for a little frill to suit Barrett. They cost more than I usually spend on shoes for even myself...but for the sake of Kindergarten, you gotta do what you gotta do. Finally, I can move on to the next challenge!

Friday, August 8, 2008

things that make you go hmmmm...

No pounds lost this week...but it is NOW that I am starting to see slight changes in the mirror...hmmmm-- and I'm liking what I see.

The naughty, naughty weekend is approaching, and that is where I always do wrong. Hopefully keeping closer to home this time will be to my benefit. Keep me strong!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

kindergarten is bigger than I thought...

My 5 year old is about to began Kindergarten in a couple of weeks. Seems simple enough. She will be attending the Catholic grade school in our area. I had NO idea how much preparation this would entail. There are orientations for the parents, open houses for the kids, detailed school supply lists and strict uniform codes. I have so many things to check off the lists and my calendar is quickly filling. Who knew Kindergarten would be such an event?

The school supply search wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Her supply list called for the simplest of items, however with the extravagance available these days, finding a box of only 8 regular-sized crayons proved challenging. She also needed a plain, plastic, two-pocket folder...which was surprisingly hard to find in a sea of paper ones plastered with Hannah Montana and Camp Rock. And where do you find those roundish-triangular-rubbery pencil grip thingies?

School-shoe shopping has turned out be the most challenging thus far. I wonder if some stores just don't think 5 year olds wear shoes, because most of them seem to completely skip over my daughter's size. How can that be? And what exactly is an oxford or a brogue? Even if I'm able to find her size and figure out the proper style to be worn, I know this will not end the ordeal -- for I have a five-year old girl who's rarely worn footwear without a heel, some sparkle or some bows. The dull brown, black or navy leather shoe WILL NOT be to her liking. And she has to wear these everyday? This will not be good!

And there are just so many new things to think about -- tuition payments, meal card purchases, school parking assignments for arrival and dismissal, uniform regulations, soccer practices and "mid-day recreation duty" for me....whatever that means.

I knew Kindergarten would be a new and exciting adventure for my 5-year old...I just hadn't realized the rousing endeavor that I, myself, had to look forward to!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

oh wise ones...

1.) Chores can be fun if you pretend you are Cinderella and your orders are from the "evil stepmother."

2.) Things are less scary if you cover your ears.

3.) If mommy says no...there is always hope with Grandma.

4.) Candy can solve almost any problem.

5.) Once you have kids, it's no longer your luxury to lick the spoon.

6.) It's amazing how much you can fit into 2 hours (when the kids are sleeping).

7.) You can make up a song about anything.

8.) Anything can substitute for a microphone.

9.) You can sit around all day in your pajamas, as long as you announce "It's Lazy Day!"

10.) Dressing up can be a good thing!

Friday, August 1, 2008

weekend weaknesses

I did myself a favor and changed my weigh in day to Friday. Stepping on the scale on a Monday morning after a weekend of mistakes was definitely hurting my loss. I work so hard throughout the week -- getting my exercise in and staying inside my allotted points, but then on the weekend I always seem to let go a bit. So I never get to see the real positive results of all my work.

Last Friday night, we had to attend Brad's work pool party. It was catered by KC Masterpiece and there was a frozen margarita machine...need I say more? Then we headed to the Lake, and although I try not to over-do it, I always seem to eat more there than at home. Maybe it's all the sun?

This weekend we are headed to the Lake again with some fun friends and their kids. Although I bring my whole wheat bread to substitute for morning doughnuts and I make sure to bring lots of low-calorie snacks...the Lake is the Lake. We are sure to take the kids up to "the Strip" for ski ball and bumper car fun, which will probably include a visit to GoDots, the best ice cream parlor ever! Now, I won't have the big honkin' cone I usually would have...but I won't suffer. Also, Saturday is my hubby's 35th birthday and I'm sure we will celebrate in some way, which usually involves cake.

So anyway...I weighed in today at 3 pounds lighter -- a total of 8.5 pounds lost. I guess that's not a bad record for a little less than a month. I vow now, to try my best, not to sabotage that loss by getting out of control over the next couple of days. Wish me luck!