Monday, January 27, 2003

I've lost 1.5 lbs since starting my diet on Jan 22. :) It's amazing because I'd splurged and had 1200+ calories for the day yesterday. Just in case you think I'm anorexic, I'm not. I'm a hefty 165.5 at 5'3".

Commercial for golden stuffed crust Pizza Hut pizza is on. I'd bet anything that those people sit around, trying their best to make a bad thing worse. Stuff the crust AND add cheese on top of that? Oh Lordy. :P

I got everything done on Sunday except the vacuuming. Yeah, but hey, it's almost everything. :D At this point, I'll settle.

:P I gave my to-do list for the week, which also had my food and calories on it, to the trainer. He said I needed more protein, which if it's in the form of shimp, well, ok. :D

So, we will go with today.
The only thing I've done is eat, drink water, and do the dishes. I did work out, but am sooooo sleepy that coffee sounds like a good idea.

The washing mashine WASN'T broken, it had just leaked when it was off center. :) My husband helped move the washer around, and it's amazing someone so wiry can be so strong. He was a big help with me figuring out that nothing was wrong. ;)

The child is home. My time is not my own any more. Must go and be her slave. Actually, with a switch to Spongebob......... I could probably take a nap.

I've done a little bit of laundry, also. Looking forward to my second wind tonight.
I'll post more about how well my knitting classes are going and my friends new kid. :)

Saturday, January 25, 2003

While I'm thinking about it, here is tomorrow's list of to-dos.

Leftover from Saturday:
Wash Sheets

Sunday list
Morning Yoga
I don't do the lemon water any more. Got sick of it and have tried something new. Two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a large glass of water. I use my 33oz water bottle, now full of tap. I've lost my fetish about it, now it's just a treat.
Shower I know, but it's fun to cross it off the list and when I'm depressed I think why bother?
Breakfast-Coffee and two "biscuits". These are almond biscotti that total 150 cals.
80 oz of water
Dishes, Countertops, and Stove cleaning Not that I clean the stove inside, just the top and burners.
Make beds (hoping to get husband out of it long enough to wash sheets, at least. :P)
Pick up clothes
Write I don't know if I'm going to do this. I may not have the time....
Lunch-Ramen soup One pack is 360 cals. Not the best, but not the worst.
One Monthly Task-since I NEED to vacuum, I'll probably change the bag, then vacuum the rooms' edges and chairs.
Dinner-I don't know what I'll fix...If I allow a snack a fruit, I can have 400 cals for dinner.
Knit-I will probably do this. :D Plug in a movie upstairs, or watch the History Channel if something besides Teddy Roosevelt is on. I've seen it already. :P
Clean Pet Areas-Done already, I get to wait until next Sunday.
Put out Trash-Hopefully, the husband will do this since it's freaking freezing out there.
Sweep outside-No, since the snow covers everything. :P
Evening Yoga-I haven't done this since starting the list and I probably won't do it tomorrow.
Face and Teeth-Must do.

Extra task I loath to even think about.
The Washing Machine. It spun off balance for a while and knocked itself out of kilter. Now it leaks, so I have to pull it from the back, then level it. The utility room is cold and the washer is heavy so I really don't want to F with it. My husband has zero mechanical skills while people who review my mechanical aptitude tests assume I'm male because I score so well... So, I'll probably do the work. I already have a bruise from trying to feel around in the back to see where the leak originates. Sometimes, I just want to be the helpless female who has the man fix things for her. And really fixes them. :P

I'm looking forward to blogging tomorrow, just to report my progress.
I have decided I have a boring life.


Ok, well, the good news is, I made money off my knitting class. I know, big whoop, but still. Money is money. Especially if I earned it myself.

The perfect life still eludes me.

I shall use whitespace to make me more exciting. How about that?

No, seriously, I was doing good on 3 times a week workout until the snow. That and the car leaking slowed me down a bit, so probably tomorrow I'll go and then cancel the appt on Monday to meet with a trainer. It's $35 a session, which I don't mind so much, but dang, that'd buy a lot of yarn. :D I know. I'm obsessed.

With snow days and MLK day holidays, the Fry has been home and that throws my schedule off because 50% of the time is spent arguing about why she can't eat everything in the house or why she can't go get frostbite.

I have also discovered that I can not make the bed or wash the sheets if my husband leaves the bed only for food or potty breaks. It's his first day off in nineteen days, so he either spent it in bed or shoveling the walk. How's that for an opposite ends thing?

I did clean out the fridge yesterday. By that, I mean I even took out every shelf in the thing and scrubbed it down. None of this mamby pamby tossing of lab experiments. :D

Ok, the list.
I've been doing great on the 80oz of water, making beds, doing dishes, picking up clothes, and checking on the animals. The aerobics happen three times a week, sometimes, the yoga on days other than that. The food things have been fab these past three days. I've gotten serious about my diet, and am keeping the cal count to under 1100. I haven't lost anything substantial in the meantime, but then, it's been only three days. This goes along with perfection, because, if I were perfect, I'd weigh 100lbs even. Right now, I'm a bit above that at 167. I know. Lard butt. If I lost every ounce of fat on my body, I'd weigh 107. Yes, I want to lose muscle. I have frog legs and no, they're not fat.

I don't ever do the evening Yoga program. Plus, I often forget the face care (I'm 37, I HAVE to do this to keep wrinkles at bay) and the tooth care (retainers). I rarely ever write, but I do knit.

I've so got to get better about this, plus, I really must sit down and do my daily goals.

Friday, January 03, 2003

Yay! Headache is over! I've been catching up on email and getting ready for our girls' day out with my kidlet. I'm going to pick up the meds at Targe. Then, heck, I dunno, lunch maybe? I'm still worn out from the migraine, plus, we have plans with my sister tonight, so I don't know about when I'll sit down and do the goals thing. Probably on the first day of school.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

A New Year!

Ok, first day of the new year and I wake up with a headache. This year, I resolve to absolve. Particularly, when I have a migraine that nearly incapacitates me, I'm NOT going to pretend nothing's wrong, like I usually do. I'm going to let myself had a major day off from the "You must be Perfect" ideal I'm striving for. So, today will be a wash, but tomorrow will be great, since I'd started the headache yesterday. These things usually never last more than two days.

I'm doing the year's goals today and tomorrow and a big part of that is to get both businesses off the ground, the writing and the clothing design.

I'll give the whole lowdown when my head quits hurting. The bad thing is I didn't have a drop of drink, yet feel like I'm hung over.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race