Saturday, September 22, 2012


Well it's Saturday and I have been sneezing like a weirdo... this is new, I have never done this... allergies? I never had them before, is this what getting old does to me? If it is, then this totally sucks!

I'm feeling tired and sluggish today. You have to forgive the whole "I'm lost" mood for the day. I'll get over this quick, because I have to take steps to losing weight a little further, but today and once I pop a pill to tame these "allergies", then I'll be back with a vengeance, Weight loss ninja style...?

I'm a little loopy ... just forgive me for the meantime.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's About Time

I'm up and running! Not literally, but my Internet service is!

I am needing to get up early and I am back at square one. Getting up early is the last thing I want to be doing, but I need to do it.

It's so hard getting back into routine, but I'm in desperate need to get my chaos back in order. Isn't it just crazy how time flies by; I felt like summer was just starting and already we are about to be in fall, what's the deal?

Life's adjustments are needed and I need to just catch up with the rest of the world!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Temporarily Out Of Service

Just wanted to let you know I have not fallen off the face of the earth.

 I'm standing strong, I have beat the soda cravings and kicked my headaches to the curb!

My Internet service has been temporarily out of service, but should be officially working on Monday, I hope! (Using my Sister's computer in the meantime.) IT'S BEEN A MENTALLY CRUCIAL TIME!

My snack theory is still in affect! In fact, I'm not craving snacks, which is odd, especially when I'm prepared for hunger. I did great choosing 2 days for having lunch with my friends. I still have to remind myself to drink my 8 glasses of water, but it is being done! Still counting calories, still taking the time to pay attention to my goals. I'd like to focus much more on taking my lunch and having breakfast and supper needs to be in more control this coming up week!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


I feel as if I am preparing for battle. The plan of attack... PREPARING!

Check out my start of my snack boxes... left box is filled with Dole pears in light syrup, Quaker Peanut butter and chocolate chip granola bar, Peanut butter to go, and dried freeze fruit. The right box is filled with grapes, an apple, 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese and a babel cheese, you can't see. Remember this is suppose to work for me throughout the week.

My lunch is also prepared, a ham and turkey cheese sandwich on a whole wheat thinwiches, with Quaker sour cream and onion pop 'ems, cucumbers and a plum. I didn't know I had it in me.

Not the best of choices, but it's a start and making changes and substitutions; it's a beginning!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Goal Setting Day

1. Must eat Breakfast.

I know I thrive better during the day if I have made me a healthy breakfast to start my day off.

2. Water intake must meet the full 8 glasses a day.

Especially now that I am on day 5 of drinking my water and turning my nose up at soda!

3. Give up my 5 days a week coffee cup.

That's right, I only drink coffee during the work week, usually because the night before I have tossed and turned waking up super tired and coffee gives me that PICK ME UP. Remember I'm guilty as charged for adding coffee to my French vanilla creamer , NOT the healthiest way to drink coffee.

4. Make a 5 day snack box to last the work week. (5 refrigerated items and 5 portion controlled)

I saw this idea on pinterest and thought what a great idea! There will be NO EXCUSE to binge on junk food, when I have brought healthy snacks to eat!

5. Give myself (2) allowances to eat out at work with friends throughout the week.

This goal is allowing me to be able to still socialize with my friends during lunch.

6. Take lunch 3 times out of the week; must include a veggie and a fruit.

That being said, I have to start to take more control of what I am putting in my mouth. I want to be able to eat vegetables and fruits daily, because if I took a closer look at my diet now and I can tell you I don't eat enough of either.

7. (1) night vegan dinner/vegetarian dinner/meatless

Now this is pushing past my comfort zone. I love eating meat, whether it's chicken or beef, it's time to start cutting back and adding more veggies to OUR dinner time.

8. Morning workout Tabata training 20 sec workout/10 sec rest= 4 minute total. Include a evening walk around school or neighborhood at least 3x's a week.

Working out has been far off my list and I know I am out of shape, but when I think back when I first tried this Tabata training I felt good and I thrived in the mornings and that's what I need to get myself up and moving. The evening walk, I want to be able to include my family too.

What do you think? Too many goals to start off? I thought it might be at first, but then I thought "comfort zone", I never push past it. Becoming comfortable for me, means I don't move forward. Challenging and changing is what I need and want to be doing for myself from here on out!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thinking GOALS

Headache pain is almost gone... I could do flips and cart-wheels, but I don't need to break anything! Friday once again and I am going to savor my weekend! I'm crazy about my weekends if you haven't notice yet!

I spent today organizing my thoughts and setting goals for myself. I realize goals are very important. I use to set losing pounds as a goal, but I would always get flustered and upset for not reaching that 10lb. loss goal. I am going to focus on other goals.

Setting goals is a good way to finish and advance into succeeding! After I review a little more on my goals I'll post about them. Goal number one today is to tame the almost gone soda headache!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Addict To Soda?

Listen, today is just been a blah day, so the only thing I can focus on is that I am beating my soda craving, no soda whatsoever! The headache is still with me ... it comes an goes at the oddest moments, like when I'm relaxing or if I start to thirst for soda. Ever heard that soda can be an addiction? I feel like an addict, especially with this head pain.
This kind of makes me wonder what else am I addicted to? It's scary to think about it. There are so many chemicals going into our food and the articles I have read lately hint at chemicals causing cancers, heart disease, and other sick diseases. I'm taking small steps and I hope I'm not too late for myself.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Back!

Day 2 with doing great on drinking water! I have a headache that comes and goes now. A friend offered to buy me a drink, which I was tempted, but I had been so good and couldn't destroy my little progress. It's monumental to me!

Could it be? Is it really back?

Oh please don't leave me again, Motivation! We are on a mission impossible task to kick my butt into gear!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Headache Monday

Y'all will never believe what I have accomplished today... it's huge!

I didn't have any soda!!!! B-U-T... my head hurts like hell.... this withdrawal is painful! Killer headache!

I may need to buy me some Crystal Light just to change up my plain water into some flavor.

I took my oatmeal to work today for breakfast and have enough left for tomorrow! I must say little accomplishments are big steps for me!

I'll keep at it and on Saturday I'll start adding exercise to my day. Maybe walking or Tabata Training... which is 20 seconds working out hard and 10 seconds break for 4 minutes. I'm going to start off slow. Goals are important!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lazy Labor Day

As the world turns...

It's Monday and I am being lazy and no I'm not watching soap operas.... I gave that up long time ago, but I still have the best guilty pleasure... bosom, heaving, romance novels!

But, if I'm not gasping or feeling delicious shudders with my book, I've been surfing the web looking for weight loss ideas, weight loss motivation, weight loss journeys and have come to a conclusion... I need to find my own ideas, my own motivation and fulfill my journey. It's all been on standby.

I've taken the first pains to start counting calories again. I don't want to counting calories for the rest of my life, but I do need to know what is going into my mouth and how much of it!

Well, now I'm going to spend the rest of my day enjoy being at home and read fantastic novels!