Monday, October 31, 2005


Oh yeah, I went down a pound again this week. Wheee!!

I went out running this morning with Kierynn and Rhys. I did my 2 miles in 27:17.

I have been reading Runner's World Complete Guide to Beginning Runningand decided to take some suggestions that they have to make a running program more successful.

I got a piggy bank today, it is actually a pink elephant. It looks close enough to a pig though. After every run, I am plunking a quarter into it. Once it full, I will use the money to get something. It will be fun to hear it filling up.

Another suggestion was to make "Why I Run" cards. I have a spiral notebook of index cards, I have to write down why I run on each card. Right now, the reasons I run are few. I run because it is good exercise. I run to lose weight. Beyond that, I can't really think of any other compelling reason to run. As they occur to me, I will add them down.

I am going to go out running again tomorrow. Go me.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Late But Done

I almost blew it off when I looked and it was already 10 pm. I didn't though, I still went out and did my 2 miles today. I alternated walking and running. I finished 3 minutes faster than yesterday, which is a good thing.

I tell you, it was tough out there running this evening. The temperature is below 40°F and so taking a deep breath makes your lungs cold enough to burn. It got better about half a mile into my run. At about the one mile mark, my legs were feeling it. I am sure part of it was that the one mile mark is at the top of an incline. Granted, it is a small incline but I could definitely feel it.

I varied my route a little tonight. I still ran the same distance and the same route, just backwards. Where I normally turn and go around a block, I went straight and came back around. Probably makes no sense to read that but it makes sense when you actually see it.

Tomorrow is my day of rest from exercise but I think I am going to go walk anyway. I have momentum going and I hate to break it.

I ordered a new scale and it will be interesting to see how it weighs me compared to my current one. I don't know if I will change to the new one for "official" weigh ins or wait until the six week challenge I am in is over. I will see once the scale gets here and I try it out.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Two Miles

I may have looked totally silly today but I braved the darn chilly weather to go out walking. It was below 40F when I went out so I had the kiddies bundled up good. The two older ones (4 and 2) were in the stroller while the baby (9 weeks old) was in a sling. It was some work, let me tell you, to push that stroller with the baby on my chest up some of the hills in my walking route. Still, I managed to do it in just at 30 minutes. This is a good workout and it will be interesting to see how my times would be if I didn't have the jogger. My almost 13 year old said he would watch the kids for a bit toimorrow so I can go out by myself for a walk/run. Yay!!

I got in just over 80 oz of water today. I also didn't give into temptation when I went through fast food to get the kids dinner after a Cub Scout Pack meeting. I did eat some cookies at said meeting though.

I ordered a new scale tonight, not sure if it is going to be a wise move. It is one that is more accurate, measures in tenths rather than just in pounds, like my current scale. I don't want to become a scale slave, and I can see it happening, so I may have to get my kids to hide it between weigh ins. I know the scale lies but I still try to get it to say what I want each week.

While I was walking today, I was thinking of alternate places to go walk/run. I have a large van so it is easy enough to load in my jogging stroller. I may have to invest in a weather cover for my jogging stroller though. I obviously won't take the kids out in bad weather but the cover may provide a nice enough wind block when it is a bit chilly out. I work up a sweat and stay warm but they don't get that just sitting in the stroller.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Water Again

I got in a slew of water yesterday and today I did pretty well.

I have a very bad case of the blah's right now. I am sure it is related to the crummy weather but I am not feeling very motivated to eat right, to exercise, to blog or do much of anything.

I am kicking myself in the tail, even as I type, to pull myself back together and get back on track.

If you are reading along, feel free to rattle my chain to get me motivated!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Turtle vs Hare

Apparently my weight is doing the Tortise and Hare style of loss. I would like to be the Hare, going fast with dramatic changes. My body has other ideas, it is the Tortise. I know slow and steady wins the race and I should be happy with ANY loss but darn it! I want something bigger!!

I got a late start this morning since I really didn't want to go grocery shopping. I delayed long enough that I barely got back into the driveway when the preschool bus showed up to drop off my preschool guy.

Since I was getting ready to go out, I once again forgot my breakfast. I realized it when I was in the store and everything was looking really good. Whoops! I am on track for water, doing okay with my food and went walking.

I really need to get my little bottle out since I drink more when I am constantly refilling it. I also did very well with my food. My kids had chili dogs, I had a grilled chicken breast with acorn squash. That worked out well since really, I don't like hot dogs that much. I used to but since I used dehydrated hot dogs to train my dogs in competition obedience, I can't eat them anymore LOL I got some walking in but I need to also get some more. It is so darn cold out, it is hard to whip up some enthusiasm to take the baby out into the chill. I may look into mall walking when the weather is really cold.

Tomorrow I am going to try out a new recipe that looks pretty darn yummy. Chicken, apples, onions, maple syrup and lite italian dressing. I think my kids will turn up noses at it since if that chicken isn't fried, they don't really like it. I also picked up a delicta squash to eat, not as decoration. Since I like most squash, but not summer squash, I thought I would try baking it with a bit of butter and nutmeg.

I am feeling very blah about keeping a food diary. I know I need to, I just need to get back into it.

I am down a whopping pound this week.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


After a gorgeous, sunny day yesterday, it is a gray, miserable, drizzly day here. Since we were doing so much yesterday, we all slept in this morning.

This morning I have been OP for both my meals and my water. It is so yucky out that I don't want to go out walking so pulled out my DVDs later to do that instead. I need to push my water too.

Tomorrow is my weigh in so I am a bit apprehensive. Still, I know that the scale lies in that it may or may not show what I want right then but it eventually will!

Yeah, I know I said I would write my meals but I am whipped. Be happy I am blogging!!

Saturday, October 22, 2005


I have been running around like a madwoman since yesterday, getting ready for today.

Today was the day when everything converged at one point and I needed to be in 4 places at about the same time, taking 6 kids to various events. I got everything worked out though and everyone was at their appointed place at the correct time.

I spent the day teaching 80 Cub Scouts about astronomy and I helped build a scale model of the solar system 4 times.

Since we were out and on the go all day, I did horrible. Not nearly as horrible as I could have but still pretty bad. I definately cringed when I ordered my plain ole Whopper Jr (but much better than a bacon cheese whopper) Since I was talking and moving a lot, I didn't drink nearly the water I should have and actually have a headache from it right now.

Slap my wrists now and I will be back OP in full force tomorrow, writing my meals and getting my water.

Friday, October 21, 2005


This morning started out with a bang. We all overslept and woke up as the school bus was passing by the house. We raced around to get lunches packed, breakfast eaten, baby fed and out the door to get the two elementary kids to school on time. Ugh, I hate feeling rushed.

I am working on my water this morning, almost at 32 oz. The kids want to go out for dinner so I am trying to decide where we can go that will have the least damage on ME LOL Neither place they want to go is very friendly to those trying to watch their weight....IHOP and Cracker Barrel.

This weekend is going to be hectic. I have CubNFamily, where I am teaching Astronomy to a load of Cub Scouts. My two Boy Scouts have Merit Badge University all day Saturday, my Brownie is going to a Pumpkin patch. I am dropping the 2 and 4 year old with a friend while I go teach. I think it is going to be an early night Saturday!

I am hoping once everyone is home from school, we can go out walking.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


I actually contemplated not going out walking this morning since I just was not that motivated to do it. I overcame it and Kierynn, Rhys and I did a brisk 2 mile walk. My neighborhood has a load of hills and inclines so it is quite a workout doing it with the double stroller. I have a CD that keeps me at a 15 minute mile pace and I was just a hair faster today. I know that only because when I got back in my driveway, I still had music playing.

I pushed water big time today and I got in 110 oz! Go me! I actually had 128 oz but since my two wee ones grab it and drink it too occasionally, I took off.

My legs are protesting the walk this morning. I think it is from the hills. I know I would love to rollerblade but the inclines in this neighborhood scare me to death on rollerblades. When the weather is nice, I rollerblade around the elementary school. Hopefully in a few months I can do that again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Water, Water

I feel like I am drowning in water! I got some 1.25 pt water bottles yesterday since I found them for 50 cents. I get my huge Mug O' Water and then fill the smaller, clear bottles. With the smaller bottle, I can actually see how much I have left. What I find kinda weird, I drink more if I use a straw than if I just drink from a glass. Go figure.

I did fine with my eating today.

B: yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch
L: calzone, cottage cheese
D: egg casserole, biscuit, gravy

What? No salad? Nope, not today. I just didn't much feel like eating one. Today it was pretty warm here, it was crazy. We dropped down to the low 40's earlier in the week and today we got up to almost 90! I had to take one of the boys to the dentist and it was warm enough in the office that I took Rhys out of his overalls down to just his onesie.

I got the tire fixed on my double jogging stroller so tomorrow, after Iain gets on his bus, Kierynn, Rhys and I are heading out walking. I really would like to get an MP3 player to have since a CD player skips when you walk.

Tomorrow, I plan to drink even MORE water.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I had an entire post all done and I lost it! Grrr!!

Okay, so today I had a fairly good day. I had a mini challenge on another board I post on, to drink more water. I normally try to drink a Mug O' Water (64 oz) a day. Today, I have drank one mug and should finish the second mug shortly. That is a load of water!!

B: Cheerios
L: ham wrap (ham, wheat tortilla, broccoli shreds, LCL)
D: calzone, green/wax beans/carrots, salad
S: SF FF pudding, graham crackers

I did my Walk/Kick DVD today. It was marginally easier but I still feel like an uncoordinated dork when I try to move my feet and hands at the same time. I can do my feet, I can do my hands but put them together and my brain just shorts out. I will get it eventually though!

Monday, October 17, 2005

One Pound

Well, a loss is better than a gain, no matter how small, right? I am down a pound from last weigh in. Go me! I got to add more red to the thermometer which is always a good thing!

I found a new DVD today, one that features both walking and a bit of kick boxing. Kick boxing and I don't have a cordial relationship. I get very frustrated with it because I can't seem to coordinate my arms and legs correctly. This work out was challenging enough without making me want to kick something and break it out of dispair. It is a 30 minute work out and I was most certainly glowing by the end of it. About half way through, Kierynn decided I needed encouragement. "You are doing great, Mom!" Nothing motivates you like a loving almost 3 year old cheering you on. She was standing next to me, dancing (running in place and jumping around) while I did this.

Why, when I am not actively trying to eat better and lose weight, I eat every single meal and look for more yet when I am trying to lose weight, I forget to eat meals and don't really notice it? I was doing things today and didn't realize until close to lunch that I had forgotten to eat breakfast. I really need to make more of an effort to not do that.

L: cottage cheese, sloppy joe (no bun)
D: chicken with broccoli/cauliflower, cottage cheese, salad
S: FF SF pudding

I finished my water, started on a second mug but probably won't finish it tonight. My water is being pilfered by a almost 3 year old and 4.5 year old. They think it is fair game, no matter what is in it, rather than drinking their own water. Little fiends.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Slow Weekend

How can that be? I had a slow weekend? Well, not really. Saturday was incredibly busy but as far as eating and exercising, it was slow.

It is fall, which means it is the time that Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are selling popcorn. I have 2 Boy Scouts and 1 Cub Scout. One of the Boy Scouts, his troop doesn't sell popcorn but the other two boys do. This means that I take them around the neighborhood selling it.

We walked about 3 miles today, up and down hills. I was also pushing the double stroller and had the baby in a sling. My calves are feeling it!

I signed up to be part of a six week challenge on a board I belong to. My goal is small, lose 5 lbs in those six weeks. I know I can do it.

My meals yesterday were:

B: Eggbeater omelet w/cheese
L: Chicken Enchilada, salad
D: Sloppy joe, veggie mix, salad

Today it was:

B: yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch
L: ham wrap (wheat tortilla, ham slice, veggie shreds for crunch, cheese and dijon mustard)
Snack: graham crackers (2)
D: grilled pork chop, green beans, cottage cheese, salad
S: SF FF pudding

Tomorrow is weigh in day for me. Some times I think I should do what a lot of people advice, toss the scale. I should go off of how I feel and how things are fitting but I can't bring myself to do that yet. Maybe one of these days I will stop looking at it but now, I still want to see the actual numbers on there each week.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Already There

When I signed on earlier today, I saw something on my welcome screen about 4 helpful tips and I caught the word weight. I clicked over and read what the 4 helpful tips to losing weight are. I found it interesting since they are things I am already doing.

1. Stay positive. Don't beat yourself up if you slip. Starving yourself or overexercising the next day won't help. Simply resolve to get back on your program right away. Boy, aren't we all guilty of this? No one is as hard on me and unforgiving of me than I am.

2. Keep a food diary. Take notes on what you eat and where, as well as your mood. After one week, review your entries. If you find you use food to soothe or reward yourself, look for healthy alternatives. I sorta do that here but I have not really written when and where I eat. I already know that night time snacking is my big problem area as far as food goes.

3. Set realistic goals. Change one thing about your diet each week: Cut back on portion size, or buy more fresh produce. Be reasonable -- if your diet is too restrictive, you'll lose motivation. Another good thing. I have mini goals in mind rather than the big picture. It can be so overwhelming to be so focused on the big loss rather than being excited by a small loss.

4. Make a commitment Do 30 minutes of moderate activity (walking works fine) most days of the week. After two weeks, add 5 minutes to each session. To shed pounds, work up to 60 minutes a day. Ugh, who likes to exercise but it is a necessary evil. I am hoping one day that I will actually like to exercise but some how, I think it is still quite a ways into the future.

How interesting that this was posted though and I happened to see it. Things that make you say "hmmmmm"

B: yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch
L: no yelling, I forgot to eat lunch today
D: chicken enchilada, salad, wax beans

I know, I skipping meals! I didn't intend to skip lunch, I just got busy doing something and meant to get lunch but time got away. Before I knew it, it was dinner time. I have a huge pan of chicken enchiladas left since it feeds 16. I fed 7 people this evening with it and there are still easily 12 servings left. I am going to freeze it. Picky darn kids...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Small Change

I noticed today, as I was doing things around the house, that my pants were dragging on the ground. Now, the pair of pants I had on never had that problem before. I generally buy the tall pants in my size because the normal inseam is too short for my legs. I rolled my pants up a bit and kept doing whatever I was doing. Shortly after that, my pants really started to annoy me. It seemed like I was forever dragging the hems and I was doing something else I didn't even realize for awhile. I kept pulling my pants up.

Now why, I can hear some of you asking yourself, is that significant? It is significant because it means that my waist and/or stomach area is shrinking! If I have to keep hiking those pants up and the hems are now dragging, it is because they are getting loose and not fitting me the same way. I don't know about you but I find that pretty exciting! These are regular jeans too, I wore them prior to becoming pregnant with Rhys.

It is a great boost to my self esteem to have some tangible evidence (besides the scale) that this is working! Woo hoo! Now, for the less great news, I didn't do as well as I should have today. I tested my will power and it came up lacking. I got some cookies and they called me all day long. I was only going to eat one, it became two and then the cookies went into the big trash can outside. I can't even have them in the house. How sad is it that an adult woman can't leave cookies alone? I can leave all the stuff for the kids lunches alone so why not cookies? Probably because they were "my" cookies. Well, lesson learned, no lasting damage beyond mortification done.

B: cottage cheese (1 cup with equal, cinnamon, nutmeg)
L: chicken with couscous (SBD frozen meal)
D: sloppy joe (no bun, 1/2 cup), corn/broccoli/carrots (1 cup), salad (medium)
S: apple

Here is to more of my pants not fitting soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Feeling It

I have been doing my DVDs, 1 mile in the morning, 2 miles in the evening. I got out the actual 3 mile one last night and let me tell you...there are 3 miles and there are 3 miles. While it didn't feel like much of a difference, I can feel it today. Of course, part of that could be because I had a 10 lbs weight, in the form of a fussy baby boy, in my arms for part of it.

We went out selling popcorn again today so I count that as my work out. Granted, I was not actively walking the entire 90 minutes we were out but I was pushing a double stroller. I think I can count it.

B: yogurt w/Kashi cereal mixed in
L: cheeseburger pie, broccoli
D: huge salad: lettuce, boiled egg, veggie shreds, cucumber, dried cranberries, cheese, sunflower seeds, ham
S: graham crackers

Veggie shreds - what the heck are they? My grocery store carries a bag of shredded broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage in a bag. I guess you make coleslaw from it. I put it on salads, in stir fry...nice crunch to it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

What Happened?

I was reading back in some old posts. I was full of enthusiasm, I was going strong, I was pumped up and on track. Then it went away.

It was not a sudden thing. It was far more asidious than that. It was a gradual, gentle thing. It started out simple enough, I am sure. It was a busy night and rather than take the time to fix something decent to eat, I went with the easier road. Things ran late, I can't go out walking now..I will do more tomorrow. And the snowball effect started. Rather than get back on program it was just easier to stay off track. Pounds started to creep back on and before Bob's Your Uncle, I was right back to square one, frustrated and daunted by the idea of having to start all over again.

Have you seen the commercial where everyone is looking for the easy button? That is what happened to me. I hit the easy button and I have no one to blame but myself. I have to realize that this is *not* easy and I can't push the easy button if I want this to become a new life style, a way of living for me. I can't compromise here and promise to make it up to myself, I can't skip exercise consistantly and think I will actually do more the next time. I would only be fooling myself because I know that I *won't* do more the next time, I will play the justification game. "Well, I did exercise so even if I don't do the stuff I didn't do yesterday, it is exercise and therefore good for me." Ah, the ways we try to fool ourselves!

This blog is another way of keeping me on track. I don't know who all reads it, I made it a public blog so others could come in here. People rarely comment but I wish they would, even if it is a simple I read your blog comment. I know I am not alone in this quest, there are others out there. I have several wonderful groups of very diverse women who are helping me as well. Oh well, my self lecture is over today!

Yesterday's meals....cause I was doing other things and didn't come on to blog BUT...did ya see I lost 3 lbs since my last weight in?!!?? Wooooo!!!

B: omelette made w/Eggbeaters, cheese
L: lean ground beef patty, cottage cheese
S: caramel rice cake
D: spaghetti pie, broccoli and cauliflower (leftover night!)

Today's meals:
B: bowl of cereal (Lucky Charms, not the best choice out there but I wanted them)
L: Huge salad - lettuce, shredded carrots/cabbage/broccoli/cauliflower, apple, ham, cottage cheese, cheese, dressing>
D: Cheeseburger pie, broccoli
S: Popcorn

A word on the Lucky Charms (or as my 2 year old calls them Yucky Charms)I am not stressing and worrying about every single bite being a healthy, wholesome choice. Yes, I strive to do that but if I make a bad choice occasionally, that is okay. As long as it is only occasionally. If I ate Yucky Charms every morning, that would be a problem. I normally do eat a decent breakfast so it is okay every now and again. No, this is not the justification I talked about earlier. It is just unrealistic of me to expect perfection in my eating habits. Everyone has a day when they want something and today, I wanted those silly marshmallow shapes!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fake Sour Cream

I have used plain ole yogurt in other things in place of sour cream but tonight I took the plunge. I put it on a baked potato.

I made the kids baked potatoes and included a small red potato for me. I cut it in half and Iain had the other half. I put a dollop of plain yogurt on it in place of sour cream and it tasted fine. Granted, the entire portion was only 4 bites but it still didn't taste like a baked potato with yogurt on it. It tasted like sour cream.

B: plain yougurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch added in
L: chicken and penne in a red pepper sauce, broccoli
S: caramel rice cakes
D: grilled steak, wax beans, salad and 1/2 small baked potato

I didn't exercise today but I consider Sunday as my free day as far as exercise goes.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Patting Myself

I fell pretty darn good about myself today. It is not really anything major, to most people, but to me, it was.

I took my entire gang out to a movie today. I brought along 5 Red Vines to munch on rather than get a box of Milk Duds or something. Our plan was to go out to dinner after the movie but the kidlets decided they really wanted Burger King instead.

I didn't get myself anything! Now, before you think I am made of steel....we went through the drive through so I was not sitting in there being tempted. I came home and did leftovers for myself.

I also walked about a mile, pushing a double stroller on inclined roads. Not a great workout but still better than nothing. We were out selling Cub Scout Popcorn.

B: plain yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch added in
S: 2 graham crackers
L: Ham/Turkey wrap, ff/sf jello
S: 5 pieces Red Vines(movie!)
D: Mini Meatloaf, cauliflower, salad

Friday, October 07, 2005

Bad Me

I fell flat today. Not literally, of course, but flat anyway you want to look at it.

I have been doing well with exercise but I let today get away from me without doing much. Now, that is not to say I did absolutely nothing but sit and watch TV today. I was doing laundry, toting the kidlets into the store, hoisting them into the cart and pushing the cart that had about 90 lbs of kid in it. That is better than nothing, right? Right??!!? ;)

I did okay on my eating today and got my water in. Some days it is hard to be sure on my water since my little ones like to grab it and drink it as well. It doesn't matter what I have in my mug, they want it. Iain even insisted he *loved* plain yogurt when he saw me with some.

B: plain yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch stirred in
L: hamburger patty, corn/carrots/broccoli, salad, 1/2 banana (the kids had a PB, honey and banana sandwich..I got the leftover banana)
S: graham crackers
D: fiesta mini meatloaf, broccoli, salad, oven fries

Tomorrow should be interesting since I believe we are going to eat out. I am taking all of the kids to a movie and it will get out right around dinner. Rather than try to rush home and fix something, I may take them out to eat since we will be right there where all the resturants are.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Making A Change

After being asked how I eat so little without getting a migraine or starving, I decided to make an effort to eat more. Now, before anyone thinks this is a bad idea, I am a nursing mother. This means I actually do need an additional 500 calories a day to keep a decent milk supply in. Naturally, I picked a crappy day to do it.

I had to go grocery shopping, hampered by a fusspot who didn't want to ride in his carseat but wanted to be held...where he would promptly fall asleep. He is less than 2 months old so I can cut him some slack. His older sister, however, was just a pill because she wanted to walk and I would not let her. I tell this so you realize why it took me much longer than normal to get it done. I thought I had nearly an hour to make it home before a different son got off the preschool bus. Wrong. I had 20 minutes! I made it.

I literally ate my lunch while I unloaded groceries. A bite, put away a bag of stuff, a bite. I had a Cub Scout meeting this evening so dinner was ready by 5:15 pm so I could take off at 6:00 pm to get the sitter.

It was just probably not the best day to try to implement a few extra calories. I did eat today though.

B: nutri grain cereal bar (grabbed on the way out the door so I could put down SOMETHING!)
L: grilled chicken, brown rice
S: caramel rice cake
D: cheesey spaghetti bake (it was 6 pts for WW)

I was waaaaayyy low on veggies today but will do better tomorrow! Good night Scarlett!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Lazy Day

For a change, I didn't have any errands to run, nothing pressing that needed to be done at all do I had a very lazy day. It was nice not having to feel rushed through the day to get things done before I needed to start dinner.

B: 1/2 multigrain bagel with Laughing Cow Lite cheese
L: Broccoli and Beef, carrots
D: pan seared chicken, brown rice, cauliflower, pineapple hunks
S: pumpkin spice muffin

On another board, someone asked how we (several of us post our food journal) eat so little without feeling hungry.

I normally don't eat breakfast, it is a crazy time of the day for me. I am trying to make sure that 5 kids get out the door, are dressed, fed and have everything they need. I am also feeding one who is a food lover so she finishes her "drinking yogurt" and wants cereal or something else. Add in there a newborn who may or may not wake up and you can see why eating breakfast sometimes just falls by the wayside. I do eat lunch and dinner (although sometimes I get distracted at lunch too). If I am hungry, I will eat.

So how, I can hear you thinking, do you weigh so much if you don't eat that much? The answer, my friend, is not blowing in the wind (sorry, had to do it) but it is caused by snacking! Snacking is my downfall.

A bite of this, a nibble of that, a cookie here, a handful of crackers there... Not only is it high calorie, it is high calorie junk! It does add up faster than you think. I cut that out and realize I don't eat nearly as much as I thought.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I'm Feeling It!

Yesterday, I was kinda surprised that even after doing the 1 and 2 mile DVDs (for a total of 3 miles), I didn't really feel like I had done very much. Heh, I was feeling those muscles today when I started the 2 mile DVD. I guess that will teach me to be cavalier about exercise, huh?

I didn't do very well with my water drinking today. I should have brought my mug with me down to our Nashville appointment but in the chaos of getting 4 kids dressed and into the van, I forgot to bring it along.

I did pretty well with my meals, I think.

B: yogurt
L: chicken breast strips, cauliflower and broccoli
D: hamburger patty, green/wax beans, carrots, salad
S: pumpkin spice muffins - this was really good! 1 box of spice cake, 1 can of pumpkin and 3/4 cup of water. Mix well and bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes. I can already tell you I am going to have to hide these from the kids!

I have no appointments or meetings tomorrow...woo I am going to try to take Kierynn and Rhys out walking after Iain gets on his bus. I also am going to really work on my water.

Monday, October 03, 2005

No Change

Today was my weekly weigh in and there was no change from last week. I am not overly surprised since I was running like a wild woman last week. Running as in having to ferry kids to various appointments with little time between to do much of anything.

All soda is out of the house, to include diet soda. I am drinking water and Crystal Lite. I am adding water to my mug of Crystal Lite as I drink it so I end up drinking more water by the end of the day.

This morning I did the one mile Walk Away The Pounds DVD. It was not much of a workout at all so later in the day, I did the two mile one as well. That caused me to break into a light sweat but it still didn't feel like it was a strenous workout.

My meals today:

B: Yoplait Light Yogurt

L: Salad w/broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, apple, cottage cheese, sunflower seeds and 1 slice chopped ham

D: Salad (see above but no ham or sunflower seeds), BBQ muffin (Biscuit, BBQ Beef (maybe 1/4 cup), brussel sprouts

I think I probably should eat a bit more since I am nursing but I am not that hungry. I normally don't eat a big salad at dinner but we were running wild tonight since we had Cub Scouts and then a missing ingredient for dinner forced us into leftovers.