Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day Four

Wow...today has been crazy!! I decided to tear into my office and get going on one of my goals.

I like setting goals...it gives me direction...and if I set them I'm usually more successful. 

So, other than weight loss ...my other big goal is to get my office in a position that I don't have to hide or stash anything if someone says their coming over.  I'd like it to be like my living room......where it's always nice but that's unrealistic since I need to work....and you know when I work stuff is all over the place!!

Back to my day.....I decided to spend 90% of my day moving stuff around, I moved a ton of stuff out of my office.....threw away a little and actually went through stacks of papers and organized them.
When I have my stuff in order I feel GREAT!! That should be a huge motivator to stay on top of it.

Day four of my diet.....food wise I did terrible...I was working so hard I needed food as fuel.  I walked very aggressively for 25 minutes...drank four glasses of water ...won't go into what I ate....or wait .....maybe I will.

Two very large cups of coffee (really equals four cups if we measured it), 2 scrambled eggs (two egg whites only one yoke), one piece of dry toast, peanut butter and banana sandwich with 16 baked lays chips, baked potato, 1 1/2 hot dogs with half a bun & a fresh cucumber out of my garden. 

  After typing it ....maybe I didn't do so bad after all.  I should have only had one of those hot dogs but I was starved after moving all that furniture!!
I hit the gym tomorrow at 8:30...wish me luck!

Good night :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day Three

This is almost a repeat of what I said yesterday....I'm too tired to type.   I'm going to finish this post and I'm headed to bed.  I am such a whimp ....but oh well what can I say?


Day Three of my exercise/weight loss program.  I hit the gym at 8:30 this morning.  I was measured & weighed and now it officially begins.  I was on one of the machines for a total of three minutes I was ready to jump off...I gave it one more minute and I was outta there :O  
I'm excited to get started but I dread the keeping track of everything....but once I see some results that will motivate me to keep on trucking!


See ya later!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day Two

It's late and I'm almost too tired to post but I thought I should do it so I can reference it later :)

I didn't drink all my water today but I walked for twenty minutes.  I had toast for breakfast (with coffee). Salad for lunch (dressing was probably major fattening) and a hamburger for supper with some baked lays chips (I picked off half the bun and threw it away).  Night time snack...small bowl of blueberries to feed my brain.


Not a terrible day ...but not good either.  Tomorrow I'll try to do better!!
On a much lighter note...today I figured out a way to re-organize a section of my room...if it all goes well ..... I'll be sooo excited!  My ultimate goal is to not have to hide or stash anything in my office if someone says their coming over.   I still say I'm more creative when it's in shambles but maybe I'm making excuses :O


Good night!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day one

I did it....I started my exercise program today.
My plan was to start August 15th but what was I thinking....Chase & Brooke were still on summer break.


So, today three of us walked from our house to Prairie Life Fitness Center and once we got there we took a class....then we walked home.   But....let me just say....during the class...I mainly laid on the mat trying to recover from the 40 minute walk there.   It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so darn hot in Kansas (I know in a few months I'll be complaining about the cold).


So.... where do I go from here....I'm almost thinking I need a trainer...but ..... I hate to spend the money...but then again.....what if I only needed one for three months. I could cut back on some other things and make it work.   We'll see...I just know that I'm going to look for every reason in the world to not go back on Wednesday.


Wish me luck!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I did it!!

I've been working on something for almost a year and I finally got it figured out!! 
If I count all the hours I've spent on Google ..... and all the trips to Best Buy and the Apple store...I'm pretty sure I've spent a couple months of my life trying to figure it out....maybe even more!  


So, what is it?
I was able to stream live on UStream ....with my camera facing my hands and not my face.   Just typing it makes it seem like "what's the big deal"  :)
I've tried webcams on my pc and isight on my mac....but the quality of the webcam was horrible and I couldn't get my isight camera to point over my hands....I tried rigging my laptop but it just didn't work.
I'm so happy I've checked that box....you just have no idea!!  I'm sure my friends are glad they don't have to hear me say I wish I could pay someone to tell me what to do and what to buy.

Now that I've achieved it....not sure what idea will come next...but I love trying new things!

Monday, August 9, 2010

I am alive

I just wanted to say hi :) I'm alive and well but about to go crazy! not really....I'm just kidding :)
On a serious note..... I've been gone so much this summer I'm all mixed up.  
Chase & Brooke start school next week and I hope that I can get back to a schedule. 

 Would you like a laugh?  
Last week I discovered the show Parenthood and that it dealt with a child with Aspergers.  So I became obsessed with watching every episode before season two begins.  I got so hooked that I watched all 13 episodes in four days.  How? .... with Hulu on my laptop.
So, can you see me watching TV in bed on my laptop every night from 11 to 1 or 2am?  Yep, that's me.  

On my 2nd night watching it I pulled the laptop up closer to get a better look at something and the top came down and whacked me on the nose....yes I had tears come to my eyes!!  It's still a little sore but I'm okay.
If you have a child with Aspergers or know someone that does.  Watch just one episode of Parenthood and you'll see you're not alone!!  It's a wonderful show and the humor is really good too.

See ya!