Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I made the decision that I am going to keep the weight-loss aspects of my life separate from this blog. I will be starting a new blog for all of that jazz.

I am hosting a bridal shower for the fiance of my bil on Saturday. I have tons. of stuff. to. do. And my throat is sore and I want to go back to bed. But I have 5! kids at home today (DD7 is home sick) so I'll be lucky if I can stay on top of the situation, let alone get anything done above and beyond breakfast, lunch, supper, feedings, diapers and general supervision and refereeing. Ack! What was I thinking??!?! Oh, it's not the first time I've done this to myself. You see, I LOVE hosting and entertaining. I would love to create my own event planning business. Not sure if I have large amounts of talent, but it is a passion of mine. So, whenever there is an opportunity to pretend, I usually jump at the chance. And then stress about how I am going to find the time to pull off all of these fun, wonderful ideas that I must! do!, plus cook, clean, shop all while being the mom. I must figure out how to post pics, because I think it would be fun to put up a pic or two now that I have a place to do just that.

Well, baby is calling my name. (Waaah-ahhhh-ah!) The good news of the day is I am hoping to surprise DH tonight. He will not be home until late as he has appointments, but I am going to pick up my 15yo brother to come and do some yard work. I hope to have things looking spiffy when J gets home from work. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away!

It is cold and rainy. Again. And supposed to snow! this afternoon. And it is nearly May. It is so difficult to keep a positive attitude when I and the kids are craving warm sunshine. They love to be outside, and climb the walls when they have to be inside all day.

I shampooed the living room carpet last night, so the house is in dissaray with furniture in the dining room and hallways. We are planning to bug out here real soon to run errands, then stop in at my sister's for the afternoon. There will be cousins there to play with, so hopefully they will all be content to play inside.

Gr. Whatever loss the scale had been showing the last couple days disappeared again. It is the cycle that I repeat over and over again. Do great for a few days, things start moving in the right direction, then I sabotage it all. I am frustrated as it feels like I am doing so much better than I was before Christmas, and yet I am not losing. Then I remind myself that until then, I had been slowly gaining. I really need to begin journaling again, Weight Watchers style.

So, today's eats:

B- Kashi Crunch (5) w/ skim (2), coffee/creamer (2)
L- Salad w/ almonds (6) and lt dressing (2), sandwich w/ mayo, cheese (7)
coffee/creamer (2)
S- All bran crackers (2) with lt laughing cow cheese (1), 2 peanut butter bars (8?)
D- Eggs, scrambled w/ cheese(6) on toast (2), 1/2 chicken brat (3), coffee/creamer (2)
iced caramel machiatto from starbucks (5?)

so, that means if my daily points is at 34, then I've used up 21/35 of my allotted weekly allowance points. Is it any wonder I am not losing weight???

Must get in a work-out video tonight. -nope. went to menards w/ dh for supplies for the fireplace mantle.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Today is the first day of the rest of my life....

So, I've decided to start a blog. It will probably be a whole lot about nothing, but I needed a place to go when things get too crazy. Also, a place to record my eating and exercise goals and habits. A little background- I am a 30 year old woman, married for 10 years to a wonderful guy. We have 5 children, which makes for a very busy household. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with them. I am also almost 100 pounds over-weight, and issue I have struggled with for a long time. I have a passion for simple, stylish, inexpensive home decor and entertaining.

This blog will probably be a hodge-podge of food journals, recipes, kid stories, and rants and raves on a variety of topics. I write this, not necessarily intending that it will be widely read, but rather for my own inner growth.

So, as I so often tell my husband J when I have renewed determination to work on improving my life..... "Today is the first day of the rest of my life....."