Friday, May 27, 2011

3 day weekend!

What else can I say?  Who doesn't love a 3 day weekend?  I actually had a short week this week anyway as I didn't go in on Tuesday, but this is still another welcome break from the daily grind.  Even better when it is a Monday you have off.  So excited!

Now to make sure I actually use the time well.......

Monday, May 23, 2011

More water please!

I have failed miserably the last week to 'go on a diet' or whatever it is I need to do.

It is so hard for me and as I said before, I need to exercise more than diet for me to be successful at losing weight.  Anyway, I think I am going to start with some small goals and try to make them habits.

Here are the small changes I want to make that I hope will add up to big ones.

1. Drink more water, less coffee and less diet coke.  I know some coffee isn't bad, but it also isn't great, especially when you add creamer to it which is not calorie free.  Also, diet coke has no calories and I love the taste, but I realized most of the time that I crave diet coke, I am thirsty so I should just drink water instead.  I don't think it is bad to have one every once in a while or even one a day, but my 3-4 a day is bad for me and is getting expensive!  I need to just get more crystal light if I want to drink water but think the taste of water is boring.

2. Make sure I am counting my fruits and vegetables and getting 5 different kinds every day - 3 vegetables and at least 2 fruits.  This isn't that hard for me as I do love fruits and vegetables, I just like other junk too!

3. Eat only whole grains, or at least things with the first ingredient being 'wheat flour' or 'whole wheat flour'.  I know that white bread is bad for me and I am pretty good about this anyway.  I don't buy white bread or regular bagels or stuff like that most of the time anyway.

4. Stop eating so much candy.  This is really hard as I love sweets and candy is usually really easy to snack on.  Being diabetic, this is one of the worst things I can eat, but I do it anyway.  I need to make candy a super special treat that I only have once in a long while.

5. Start using 2% milk instead of skim.  Crazy, right?  There are a lot of studies that suggest if you drink 2% or whole milk you may actually lose weight because the fat helps you feel fuller longer and also, the way they process skim milk isn't the healthiest (like using some chemicals and other processes that aren't good).

6. Eat smaller breakfasts.  I don't know why, but unlike most people, I usually wake up starving and I eat and eat and eat in the morning.  Then I still think I should eat a normal lunch and dinner and still have snacks even though I have probably had enough calories at breakfast to cover lunch and a snack too.  Awful!

Those are a start.  I think if I choose to make some small changes, pairing it with exercise will help me finally start losing weight again.  I can think of a million excuses not to exercise, but one that is a real complaint is our basement is a mess from when we moved in so we need to get it organized so I can start doing my workouts down there.

That's all.  We'll see how it goes!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday, I love you and hate you!

Dear Sunday,

You come quickly and go even quicker.  I love how relaxing you are, but I hate that the end of you means back to work.  Why can't you last a little longer and stay a while?  It's already almost noon and you are moving too quick.  Please slow down and let me enjoy you longer since I really do love you!

I have great plans for you if you'd only let me!  I want to use you to clean and cook and do laundry and  rest and enjoy.  Stay a little longer please!

Sarah aka Sunday lover/hater

Monday, May 16, 2011

Diet Time! Errrrr....Lifestyle change time!

Diet's.  It's been said that they don't work.  They actually do, but just for a short time is the problem.  I would say I am going on a diet today, but it's already a failed plan at this point.  My parents were in town this weekend and we ate, ate, ate and ate some more!  It was all yummy but my double chin this morning is telling me it wasn't worth it. 

We had donuts and french toast and Chinese food and ice cream cake and Italian and chips and candy galore!  It was one big food fest for 3 days and I am paying the price today!

I have decided that diets just don't work for me and that I have to exercise to lose weight.  Last year, I lost a bunch of weight and I mostly did it with exercise since I had changed my eating habits very little.  I should have changed them more but didn't.  Anyway, for me, it just goes to show that when I exercise, I can eat more of what I want and either stay the same weight or lose weight.  It I eat what I want without exercise, I gain weight - duh!

Anyway, I have to figure out what I like to do and just stick with it.  I do like P90X and it gives awesome results so I am tempted to start that again but it does take up so much time (but the whole time you are burning tons of calories).  I do love the way it makes me feel, but again, it is so hard to get motivated to do it!

I can't decide if I should just get up every morning and do the workouts or try to squeeze it in every night.  It is tough because I have a 2 year old.  I just want to have more time and as I've complained a million times before, I have such a long commute that makes it much harder to find the time! 

I need to take some time to devise a plan for workouts so I schedule them in instead of just hoping they will happen or that I will fit them in each day.  As they say, failing to plan is planning to fail!

I can do it, I know I can and I will and I have to since summer is coming along with less clothes!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A product review - mascara

Ok so no one really reads this anyway, but I do love to write about things I love!

I have this mascara right now that I just love, and even better, I got it for free!

It is Lorac Multiplex 3D Lashes mascara.

Here is the link to it -

This is awesome mascara and I have never been a loyal mascara user for any brand or type because I have never found 'the perfect one'. 

Maybe I am weird as I know most people find a product and stick with it but I actually like to try new mascara's (except when they turn out to be crap).  :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bread Machine

Do I really need one?  Probably not.

Do I really want one?  Yes sir!

Why do I want one?  Nothing better than homemade, warm, yummy bread!

This is one I am considering:
(Breadman TR520) (Cheap but still gets good ratings).

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday randoms

- Glad it is Friday as I am every Friday!  I love the weekend and this weekend will be no exception!

- Just thinking back to my ER visit last fall and the subsequent hospital bill and how thankful I am that I only ended up paying a few hundred dollars out of pocket when I could have paid a few thousand since the bill was $12,000+!!!  I am so, so grateful that insurance covered most of it!

- I am going tonight to Walmart to pick up the sand and water table I ordered for X.  I am so excited and it's not even for me - haha!  I think we will just start with water in the table to get him used to it.  It should be warm this weekend so it will be fun for him to splash around with the water since he loves to splash in the bathtub.  Also, it has an umbrella to keep the sun off of him so he doesn't get burnt!

- I need to work on our office desperately this weekend.  It is trashed and I still haven't put anything away in a permanent place from when we first moved in.  I need to sort receipts and documents and just all of the junk we have.  My parents are visiting next weekend so I want to get the house in better shape for them.

- Need to paint my toenails bad.  It's been getting warmer out and I have been wearing flip flops without my toes painted - yikes!

- I am pretty sure I am going to go to an allergy specialist soon.  My allergies have been awful since I moved here.  I swear I am more tired all of the time too and I wonder if that is partly to blame.

- That's about all I got.  2 1/2 more hours and then I'm free!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bad things come in........fives????

Well to say we are having a streak of bad luck/stressful events is an understatement.  I won't complain and say how terrible my life is but we are just trying to deal with each of them the best we can and it is causing a lot of stress in our lives right now.

1. Call from our bank this morning saying that our debit/credit card number was stolen and someone tried to spend over $1000 in tickets (not even sure what kind - concert? sport?  your guess is as good as mine).  Luckily they declined it but we have to cancel our card and have a new one sent.  SOOOOO thankful no money is missing from our account.  We are not rich and that would hurt us big time.

2. We got a random bill in the mail saying we owe over $1000 on our old house from our recent relocation to Denver even though two different people verified that we paid the correct amount to close on our last house.  I don't believe we owe this and will have to fight it and that stresses me out.

3. Our daycare provider was sick yesterday so I had to take an unexpected PTO day since Todd couldn't miss work.  It sucks because I like to save my days for when I actually want to take them, not when I am forced to.

4. Related to the last one, Todd has a corporate visit today that he has felt sick about since late last week.  He was so nervous about it as he didn't know what to expect because this is his first one since moving here.  Hopefully by the end of the day, he will feel like a new person.

5. I got some bad news from a family member that I won't go into.  It's just sad and made me sad and has made me think about my life and how I need to appreciate things more. 

Anyway, I know just because a few bad things have happened that life is not terrible overall.  One other side note is my commute to my job is killing me.  I feel like I am exhausted everyday and I literally feel more tired today than I did last week and more tired last week than I did the week before.  I feel like it is sucking the life out of me and I feel like I might need to do something about it soon but I'm just not sure what yet.  That's all.  Hope everyone else has a good day!