Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Update on Surgery

Post surgery update.  Warning Female related items following.

I has been 46 days since my last cycle and 38 since my surgery.  Other then some crying episodes around the time of my cycle I had no cycle.  Nothing expect a miniscule amount of slightly colored discharge. 

It is so weird not having it.  I will have to get used to the lack of it.

My mojo is not quite back yet.  It will be.

So far I would recommend the surgery to anyone with major issues during that time.

Monday, August 29, 2011

You Scream, We All Scream, I Want to Scream

The other night I helped a friend pack her house.  Along with some dinner for her family I bought 2 pints of Ben and Jerry's.  One for her and one for me.  For a munchies I brought over some Little Caesar’s Crazy bread, 2 bags.  So I ate most of the bag on the way.   When I arrived I offered her some. She ate one piece and put he rest away.  That should have clued me in right there.

Later on after a packing frenzy we sat to chat and enjoy our ice cream.  She had Cherry Garcia and I had Chubby Hubby. 

Her – small bites.  Slowly eating, enjoying each bite, very slowly eating.  She then decided she was done.  I swear it looked like she ate a 1/4 of the fricking pint.

Me – digging in, non stop, big bits, quick, ate nearly the entire pint in the same time she ate her 1/4.

I have only known her for a few years so this is only an assumption on my part.  My friend is maybe 10 to 15 of slight over weight, nice figure, mommy tummy a bit (3 kids).  My guess is she has never been obese, never had food issues, never binged, never looked at the scale and thought holy sh*t I still have nearly 50 pounds to lose (post baby does not count).  Again total assumptions.

I yearn to eat like that with red light items.  She claimed to be in love with the ice cream and claimed to have a sweet tooth.  The tooth must be microscopic.

Do you have any observations of how fitter, possibly never been obese people eat?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Skinny is Not Fit - Repost

Originally posted on July 15, 2010.  I did not intend this post to come out as a judgment, it was merely an observation that allowed me to reflect upon my own journey.  I included some of the original comments because they were fantastic comments.  I agree with the second commenter that the other ladies in the class were out of line with their comments.

The other day at boot camp a new lady started.,  She was rail thin.  In fact some of the other ladies told her they wouldn't be in boot camp if they were as thin as her.  Her goal was to gain strength.  I watched her workout.  She was using really low weights, like 3lb and 5lb.  I use 10lb and 12lb.  She wasn't able to do everything completely.

Skinny is NOT fit

The trainer mentioned the next day that the same lady texted her a bunch of time about how sore she was and how much she hurt.  My first week of boot camp I really wasn't very sore.  Just one day but my butt was a bit ouchy.

I will be FIT not Skinny

Another trainer mentioned that sometimes skinny people have a high percentage body fat, "skinny fat".  They are not fit.  I love my developing tone, muscles.  I love to see the changes in my body.  I love getting fitter.

Anonymous said...

Everyone has their own personal journey that is unlike anyone else's. I'm glad the skinny woman recognized that in order to achieve health that she needed to do something different. And I'm kind of sad for the women who commented that they wouldn't be at boot camp if they were skinny. Like you clearly see, fitness and wellness go so much deeper than what you can see on the outside. And I'm afraid for the women who think that once they get thin they don't need to put in the time anymore (e.g., no more boot camp). The journey is so much more than a weight goal, but a lifelong adventure. What a great reminder, Amy, that you have put in the time and have achieved so much for yourself! Congratulations on the 20!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is so unfortunate to hear that a thin woman is unwelcome in this Boot Camp. As you know, people can be very judgmental and judging a thin person is as sinful as judging one who is overweight.
Although this women could not lift much weight, she sounds like a much STROGER woman that those who could lift more pounds that her. She certainly seems to understand that health and fitness involves more than just a thin physique, but also includes strength. (Strength, by the way, is all relative. A person who can lift 50 lbs is not necessarily more fit than one who can lift only 20.)
I commend her for having the courage to join the group. Just like people who are obese, she sounds like she has some shortcomings but she is proactively working to overcome them. If she gains strength but still cannot lift more than others, she would still be successful in her own right. If other members are critical rather than supportive and the trainer is divulging her personal messages to the group, she may be better off with a group that is truly focused on getting fit and leading an active lifestyle.
I am glad to read that you love your developing muscle tone and are becoming more confident in your body. I hope that the feeling is coming from within. (Response – It is) When we gain confidence in ourselves based on the shortcoming of others, that confidence is only temporary until the next fit/lean/strong person comes to stand next to us.
Fat or skinny, let's accept people the way they are and support each other in their goals without judgment or criticism.
Compassion is free. It costs you nothing to have kindness in thought, word, and action for people. And someday, you might like to have the favor returned. Let's try to be compassionate, and instead of thinking the worst about people, think the best. Imagine who that person used to be, might be now, and could become. Be... kind. The world will be a better place because of it.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I am a Fool

I am a fool to think I would see significant inch differences in my measurements from February 2011 to now.  The numbers were pathetic.  To pathetic to post here.  Not worth the trouble.

I am a fool to think the exercise is a bigger component than food.  I know it isn't but I am a fool to think I would see a difference when I have 5 more pounds on my body since my February measurements.

I am a fool to think I have made progress or done a dam thing in the past year.

I am a fool to think I have this weight / head / body thing figured out.

I am a fool to think I can lose weight eating the way I have been for months.

I am a fool to think

Enough of being the fool.  Enough thinking *.  Time to DO.

* A fit friend who works hard to be where she is mentioned that I am over thinking it.  Over thinking it all.  She could have a point.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Today we are off to FL for our final trip of the summer.  This is a big one.  We will be gone for 11 days at my in-laws.  Lucky they have a pool at their house, live close to the beach and have a boat.

I am nervous about a few things.  The biggest ones are related to the toddler.  How will he act on the plane?  How will he be at the in-laws?  And how will he sleep?  Not to mentioned the unguarded pool just outside the French doors at their house.

I know my weight loss is non existent.  The only place I have made progress is with all the mental crap.  I have decided I will treat this trip truly as a vacation.   I am going to vacation from thinking about my weight loss.  I will vacation from exercise.  I will vacation from limiting myself.  I will vacation from my head and my To Do list.

I’m not giving myself free license to gain, get flabby, not exercise and eat like a pig.  It just won’t be the center of my existece.  I am going to enjoy my family and engage.  Exercise may be hard to come by because I will melt outside.  Humidity and I are vicious enemies.  I will move in the pool and do some body weight exercises – push ups, squats, etc.  I will not binge.

When I get back it will be go time.

I have scheduled a ton of posts – confessionals, few reposts, stories, pictures, updates, etc.

Wish me luck on the plane with a very active 2.5 year old.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weekly Weigh In 8/23/11

Weight = Not happening
Loss  = Doubt it

I am choosing to not weigh in today.  I don’t want to get into it.

We are packing and cleaning for our trip tomorrow. 

Sorry, I seem to be wordless today.  More coming, starting tomorrow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pay It Forward

Some of you may have read Chubby McGee’s post on http://chubzilla.blogspot.com/ about me sending her my body media calorie counter.

Why would I give away my weight loss tool?

2 big reasons.

Reason 1 – The Body Media and I have exhausted our relationship.  I love the data it provides but there is some limitations about it that I do not like.  I DO NOT want to discourage anyone from using this as a weight loss tool.  It’s just not the right tool for me.  The mechanisms behind the device do not allow it to read my exertion at a kettlebell class correctly.  My arms stay nearly stationary so there it very little movement.  I wish there was a device that would do what the body media (and body bugg) does and measure heart rate.  As far as I know it doesn’t exist.  I also began to dislike wearing it 24/7.  It’s hard to put into words why I choose to no longer use the device.  I won’t get into the other limitations.

Reason 2 – I think Chubby rocks.  She had mentioned a desire to have a device like this.  I love reading her blog and I feel a cyber kinship with her.  Same relative weight, 2 crazy boys, etc.  She has an amazing writing ability (not me) and easily conveys her thoughts with a humorous tone (again not me).  I wish I had her tiny waist. For a month or so I have been looking at the Body Media sitting on my desk, collecting dust and I thought I could do something better with this.  I could make someone else happy who deserves to be so.  Chubby immediately came to mind.

I expect nothing in return.  Consider it like me unexpectedly paying for your drive thru meal (not that you would eat drive thru :-).  Pay it forward in some form is all I ask.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Past Attempts p.1 - repost

Originally posted on June 7, 2010.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.  - Theodore Roosevelt

I feel it’s time to review were I have been.  This is part dieting history and part personal history.  Looking back I was not an overweight kid or teen.  Because my genetic tendency is to carry my weight all in my stomach, I was probably a bit chubby at most.  I never had the super thin teen body.  I was athletic.  I played soccer for years.  I remember feeling fat and dieting on several occasion in my teens.   I can't remember the specifics.  I also had a chest.  That developed in like 5th grade.  I was teased mercilessly for that.  So you can imagine a large chest on top of a bit of chunk on your tummy makes you look bigger.   One of the things about PCOS is that you weight starts creeping on when you reach adulthood (fertility years).

Again due my poor memory I can remember exact details but I could guess I probably did Weight Watchers (WW) about 5 times or more between my late teens and into the 20's and 30's.  I did all different programs.  I did the traditional, points and tracking.  I did the meals.  I did the online program.  I don't intend to knock WW, but I only recently discovered it's not the program for me.  I think it provides tools for portion control which is a key to weigh loss success.  Over the past about 10 years I learned the long and hard way to portion control myself.  I am not always successful at it.  I first had to unlearn the "clean you plate" mentality.  That was hard.  Then I had to break the eating till I am stuffed idea.  Funny thing about me is that I sneeze many many times (like 30 times) when I overstuffed myself.  It's gotten to the point over the years that loved ones will jokingly tell me to stop eating when I start sneezing.  Buffet / party food is still a challenge for me on overeating.

I haven't been on the WW program for over 5 years or more but I now know why it never worked.  Counting calories at this point is not good for me.  I get obsessive about it, spend way to much time getting it just right and when I feel like it not just right I feel like I failed.  When I feel failure (in any aspect of life) I seek food for comfort.  No, vegetables don't not provide that comfort.

Friday, August 19, 2011

5? Fri 8/19/2011

1. Do you close the bathroom door when you are home alone?
That’s funny!  The only person in the house who closes the door is the 7 year old.  He has been very modest the past year.  I may close the door if I absolutely want some privacy but there usually someone pissed of on the other side of the door.  In my master the door to toilet space is so small it’s not worth trying to close.

2. You have to walk around with a word on your forehead. That word describes you. One word. What is it?
WORKING.  As in I am working on it.  I am working on figuring it out.  I am working on my parenting skills or lack there of.  I am working on my body.  I am working on my mind.  etc…

3. What store do you refuse to shop at and why?
Don’t have any I refuse, just dislike and avoid.  Not a fan of the Big Lots, 99 cent, Ross, TJ Max, etc.  Everything is so chaotic and jumbled.  Hard to fin what you are looking for.  On the other hand I do refuse to buy clothes at Lane Bryant, except bras.  I no longer want to be the girl who has to buy at Lane Bryant.  I am almost at the point where I am too small for the store but not the ladies.  Still need some shrinking there.

4. If you participated in arranged marriages for your child(ren), who would you choose for your child(ren)?
No way in hell could I.  You have no idea how these kids will turn out.  Even from the “good” families.

5. If you could pick how and when you would die, would you?
HEAVY.  I would like to die quick and relatively pain free.  As to when.  I don’t want to know.  As a procrastinator I would put of doing the “things” until it became too late.  I would rather try to live every day with gratitude and love.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I’m Listening

Who do you listen to – Your body or mind?

The other day I had some free time.  Free time isn’t the best word for a stay at home mom.  I had time that I choose to spend doing XX.  Hubby was working, big kid at my parents and the toddler was napping.  I was beat and could barely keep my eyes open.  I’ve been staying up too late for too many days.  I decided to listen to my body and take a nap.

I crashed.  I ended up laying down for the toddler’s entire nap of 2.5 hours.  Crazy!  Sure my TO DO list is long and it’s not a secret I have a million of things I could be doing with 2.5 hours.

My body told me I needed rest and I listened.  Was this wrong?  Should I have ignored my body and worked on my TO DO’s instead.  Is it all about that word BALANCE again.  Was 2.5 hours indulgent?  Part of me says yes that was excessive.  Nap needed but 2.5 hours is too much.

I believe many people out there don’t listen to their bodies or even know how to.  women especially.  We put so much before ourselves.  I swear my body tells me when I need eggs too.  Its like this subtle whisper, you need to eat eggs and I feel great afterwards.

Do you listen to you body or mind?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekly Weigh In 8/16/11

Weight  = 194.8
Loss = + 1.8
Emotion = Read on

Late last week the scale was showing nearly a 2 pound loss from 193.  Then I started making mistakes and continued to do so. 

Funny thing is 2 other bloggers had brilliant posts today related to how I am feeling .  Skinny Emmie’s scale showed a gain.  A person asked her “how did you feel before you stepped on the scale”.  My answer would be this:

I’ve been feeling stronger, thinner, healthier, constantly touching my leg muscles with admiration.  Noticing how skinny my legs and arms are.  My expectation of the scale was that I realistically knew it wouldn’t be a good number and I know the reasons why.

Need to Get Me Back had quote on her blog after she experienced a gain too.

"Who cares who you were last year? Who cares what you did last month?  Hell, who cares you how you acted yesterday?  It has absolutely nothing to do with who you CHOOSE to be today.  That choice is 100% yours."

This helped me decide I am not going to Wawawa about where I am not, where I was and what I have been doing.  It is what I do today that counts.  Onward and downward.

Today I will be updating my inches since February.  I am interested in the numbers.  I expect a loss, but we will see.

Love this quote I stumbled upon today:
"In the end people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or brilliance. They either have what they wanted or a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not"- Anonymous

Monday, August 15, 2011

Manic Monday

I have 15 min to go before I have to leave for Boot Camp.  I am beat, stayed up too late (True Blood).  Somewhere I have to find IT to get to class.  Do you have IT?  Monday is my Friday, the end of my “week”.  Tuesday is hubby’s first day off fro the week.  Although tomorrow he is working a full 10 OT shift, not much of a day off.

I am down one kid for a few days.  My 7 yo is at my parents.  They live about 350 miles away.  Plan is to work on purging his room and buying a desk.  Hopefully the toddler will be on board with our plans.

Our big trip to FL is about a week away.  I always get a bit nervous with flying.  Not my own fear, just a fear of how the kids will behave.

Today after class the plan is to work on the yard.  I need to weed, mow, trim, etc.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Difference a Day Makes

With just adjectives here is a description for 2 of my days last week.  Don’t miss the end.

Day A
Exercise – 1 hr kettlebell boot camp - energized, mentally focused with a bit of fatigue, zippy, controlled, slightly hungry, could use a nap, tasks accomplished, motivated, deprived, mood under control, patient, satisfied, veggie crunchy, wanting to do more, nervous energy, fighting urges.

Day B
Exercise – none - Full, uncontrolled sneezing, snotty, sluggish, satisfied, slow, tummy grumbles and issues, stuffed, sweet, doughy, binge, out of control, mini naps, snippy, no motivation, mood swings, tired, bloated, cranky, frustrated, sunk in couch.

Other than exercise, what is the difference between Day A and Day B?

FOOD

That’s it. 

Day A is a example of how I felt most of the slow carb days I had this week.  It was a protein and veggie only day or a protein / veggie / slow carb day.  The slow carbs were beans or quiona.  Day B was yesterday, my cheat day.  I did a fantastic job of cheating – French toast combo, large sub sammie with chips, more chips at party, burger, fires and a shake, Oreos, popsicles, buttered toast

So far today I am still feeling the effects of my cheat in my nose and tummy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rough Week

No Five Questions today.

This week has been rough.  I mentioned here that I cried at the end of kickboxing class.  I also cried at the end of speeding some “time” with hubby (first since my surgery) and during boot camp yesterday.  What is up.  I am a crying but not like this.  Not so spontaneously and without control.

In Thursday Boot Camp I had a Biggest Looser moment.  We were doing circuits of swings, clean and presses, run 1/2 lap, push up, step up jumps and then another 1 1/2 lap run.  I swear we were doing the jumps for 2 min.  They were HARD for me and then a run immediately after, kill me now.  The second circuit i wanted to walk and did.  Then my trainer started running with me and trying to encourage me.  Tears started at the end of that circuit and the next one.  I wanted to die.

I am beat – Mon, Wed, Thur and today Boot camp with Tue kickboxing.  Saturday and Sunday are rest days with Saturday being my cheat day.  Tonight we have a bonfire and there will be smores.  It will be hard to resist, but I will.  I have been on plan most of the week.

I might be having my monthly cycle.  The 10th was 28 days.  With the procedure, I have no idea what to expect.  Maybe the crying is a new symptom.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Has it Really Changed?

Has life really changed since high school?

This past weekend was my 20 year reunion.  That baffles me.  How in the world did 20 years pass by.  I didn’t go for many reasons.  High school wasn’t horrendous but on the same token it wasn’t the time of my life either.  I didn’t really know myself, who does?  I didn’t keep in touch with anyone.  My first year out of school I basically didn’t associate with anyone from HS.  That was mainly due to the boyfriend I had my senior year (not from my school).  Facebook was the only reason I knew about the reunion.  They created a group and out of curiosity I joined.

It was interesting seeing the pictures.  Some people looked almost the same.  Others wildly changed.  The men mostly.

Is my late 30’s any different than HS?

  • The pretty girls are mostly still pretty and get all the attention
  • We want to be kissed and loved
  • The fun popular kids are the ones who get invited places
  • You have to watch what you say all the time
  • We lust after the cute boys – hello Twilight anyone
  • What you do, wear, live matter to some people
  • It’s hard to know who your true friends are
  • You are still “trying to figure it out”
  • The ones with the best “toys” have the most “friends”
  • Sports and celebrity are far more important that being real
  • There is very few people you can be real with
  • Your loved ones (husband) matter most to you
  • What kind of car your drive is a status to some
  • People disappoint you
  • Brands are important
  • People still talk behind your back
  • Rumors are still abound
  • Gossip rules and people love to gossip
  • No matter how much you try to deny it, family matters and your parents matter

I was in a bit of a mood when I wrote this.  The only thing that has changed since high school is me.  All the outside crap is the same just a different setting.  What do you think?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weekly Weigh In 8/9/11

Weight = 193.0
Loss = +1.0
Emotion = disbelief

Why disbelief?  I've been making improvement with my food choices.  I guess not enough but next week will be great.  I am sure.  I want to out of the 190’s.  I should have never have gotten back into the 190’s in the first place.

I’m a but whiney here.  Why is weight so dam easy to put on but so hard to take off?

I had a very weird morning.  Let me recap.  Woke at 5am, dress, tea w/ slight sugar and cream (no carbs), 1 hard boiled egg.  Head out to cardio kickboxing class.  Nothing unusual with class other than its been awhile since I did this particular class.  At the end of class we stretched and had a bit of a yoga like close to class at which I began crying.  I composed myself quickly and went home.  Felt like crap, nauseous hubby noticed it too.  I laid down for a few mins, improved, showered, prepared for rest of day, made breakfast.  While eating my scrambled eggs and cucumbers (not together) I immediately had to throw up.  I did make it to the bathroom.  Since then I have felt fine.  WTF!

Was this a biggest Looser physical exertion moment?  Not enough water?  Bad cream in tea (smells fine)?  Low carb reaction*?  What?

* on Monday I started my trainers plan.  I mention it here.  Monday was a protein – Veggie – limited carb day.  For carbs I had oatmeal and quinioa.

Even throw up an hour or so after a workout?  Why?

Monday, August 8, 2011

40 by 40

A fellow blogger, BabyRN, made a list of 30 things she wanted to accomplish by 30.  Love the idea so I decided I would make my own.

In less than 2 years I will hit that wonderful milestone of 40 young years old.

  1. Reach my goal weight of 140 (minus 92 pounds)
  2. Travel to NYC again and really explore the city
  3. Go camping with my family
  4. Run a full 5K
  5. Purge my garage completely
  6. Compete in the Camp Pendleton Mud Run
  7. Finish both boys baby scrapbooks
  8. Restyle my blog – header design
  9. Get skin removal surgery on my tummy – 99% sure it will be needed
  10. Get nice bed linens for my master bedroom – we have nothing
  11. See Jimmy Buffett again
  12. See Jimmy Buffett is some tropical location
  13. Visit some tropical location
  14. Grow my hair long – Bra length
  15. Paint my master bedroom
  16. Fix up back yard
  17. Permanently weigh less than my hubby – bounce back a forth on this one
  18. Stay at the Crystal Cove Cottages
  19. Learn how to properly use a drill
  20. Brew my own beer – probably cider
  21. Wine tasting in wine county – so many choices in CA
  22. Redo my master bath
  23. Paint my bedroom
  24. Create an outdoor eating area
  25. Do 5 full push ups
  26. Run / walk the Tinkerbelle half marathon
  27. Stop taking Metaformin
  28. Go on a girls weekend somewhere
  29. Have houseplants again
  30. Put pictures in my hallway
  31. Finish all my unfinished scrapbooks
  32. Have a more organized house
  33. Have a veggie garden year round
  34. At least 2 cooking classes
  35. Do something with my mom that she has never done
  36. Improve my kids food choices
  37. Get a Brazilian wax job - scared
  38. New dishes for kitchen
  39. Discover a different career path
  40. Complete all painting of downstairs

Do you see a theme here?  Most are related to the state of my household.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Out of the Mouth of Babes - repost

Originally posted on 5/7/10 just before the end of a weight competition I lost.  The other day he asked (in the car) is a dollar is expensive.  I said it’s all relative.  I went on to say if I handed you 1 million and asked you to spend $1 it would have relatively no effect.  If I handed you $5 and said this is all you have for food, etc then the dollar would be very expensive.  I continued my “teaching moment” to say that a person with little money would consider the $6 bag of kettle corn we just bought (and he was stuffing in said mouth) would be wasteful and the $5 could be used to buy better food.

I was having a car conversation with my old man in a little body (my 6yo). He was talking about how cool it would be to have 99 million dollars. He then went on to say I could save the money and give it to him. I explained that I wouldn’t be able to save up that much money because things cost money, like the house, electricity, gas, food, cable, etc. Next he said the it would be nice if I win the $400 from the weigh competition on 5/22 because I will be more fun. I asked him why and he said I won’t be so lazy and I will be more active. This coming from the kid I played soccer with the day before. I will take this to heart and work on being more active with him. I did mention that sometime I am tired because his brother was tough the night before.

Now mind you when I asked him again later he said it would be cool if I win so I could share the money with him.

Lately my prouder mommy moments have been during boot camp.  When we run around, the boys follow and run with me.  When we do sit ups and cool down stretches, the boys join me.  Sometimes the toddler lays on my chest while I still do sit-ups (try it, fun).  I am proud of myself for being a good example and proud of them for trying something.  My 7yo asked if I could put a yoga mat in his room so he can do the moves.  Come on is that not awesome or what!!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

5? Friday 8/5

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1. Do you have siblings and are you close with them?Only child here please hold all comments.  Kidding.  It was me and my parents for years and years.  We lived 3000 miles away from family.   I recognize traits in myself that I lack by being and only child.  I lack the ability to forgive and forget, to fight and love at the same time.  It’s fine with hubby, but I have and have had are hard time with these concepts in my friendships.

2. Would you rather be slightly UNDER weight or slightly OVER weight?Meat on my bones please.  Not sure if this will ever be an issue for me.  Although I have seen people drop too much then stabilize their weight back.

3. What's your favorite State Fair food to splurge on?We don’t have state fairs, just county.  CA is too big.  i might be wrong.  Just last week I splurged on food at the county fair.  I have to say the Australian Batter Fries were fantastic covered in cheddar and ranch.

4. What are your thoughts on your kid(s) going to school in a few weeks?One will still be at home :-) or is it :-(
I look forward to the return of routine.  I had plans to school my 7yo all summer.  Hasn’t been going as intended.  School doesn't start until after Labor Day so we still have time.

5. Pool or Ocean?All of the above.  I have the luxury of choice.  Pool is 2 blocks away, free.  Beaches are about 30-50 min away depending on which location I choose.  Love the pool for a cool off on a hot afternoon but the beach is my choice for a longer day.  Love the smell, the waves, the water, the everything.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Back Again and a Plan

Back from another trip.  The kids and I had a good time.  It was HOT, about 110 so we were either in the pool or inside.  First 2 nights were hard with the toddler’s sleep.

Hubby is out of town so I am alone until Sunday.  It’s gonna be a long week.  My hubby is a Big factor with the child rearing around here.  We share a lot.

My trainer gave a me a simplified plan of attack to try to shed 10 pounds by our FL trip on the 24th.  Exercise 5 days a week.  He would like 6 but is asking for 5.  Cycle days of protein and veggies with days of protein, veggie and carbs.  Carbs coming from beans, quinoa, oatmeal. At end of the cycle have a cheat day.

I am beat and have a ton of unpacking and kid related things to do, more later.  Somehow I will try to get in a 20min kettlebell session tonight.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No Weight Day

I am out of town, again.  This time I am headed to Palm Springs area to stay at a friends time share with the kids.  We have 4 moms and 9 kids coming.  Since we have full kitchens I sill have full control over my food.  After this we have only 1 trip left for the summer.  Our big trip to visit family in FL on Aug 24th.  More later.