Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Friday, July 27, 2007

One of those days...

It started out as one of those days.

The days when you get up, decide to not shower, do your hair or dress up at all.

Throw the hair back in a ponytail, put on your boyfriends baggy shorts and an old top you bought so long ago you don't even know where it came from.

Take the time to put lotion on your face (cuz after all we are just about 30, have to worry about wrinkles and sun damage)...

Then get to work and have someone say " You look nice today"?!?!?!

What the...

PS. Gained 3 lbs on the long weekend...Back to the drawing board.

Monday, July 16, 2007

MSN Articles on Emotional Eating

I know I do this sometimes... and sometimes I don't realize it till the whole bag of chips is gone.

This is also one of the reasons why I try to stick to sensible eating instead of calling it a diet. As soon as its a diet then its something I can cheat on, which gives you a thrill you know? Makes it Forbidden and all the more fun.

Emotional Eating:

One quote that really struck me as key..

"Many people report to me that as they're approaching their goal weight they often sabotage themselves and all of their efforts. They wonder why that is. It doesn't seem to make any sense. In fact, you may be able to relate to that experience.

The answer, time and again, proves to be simple: if you didn't have your weight to think about you might have to think about what's really bothering you, and that's very frightening, because I know that you feel powerless to change the things that really bother you. "

Monday Check-In

Feel decent today. Worked out "hardcore" Saturday morning.

Kept up with the small meals and threw a bit of a fit last night when Brandon was trying to plan too much food for dinner. Made sure to include Fruit with our starch and meat :)

Did go to the movies though and a bit of unconscious eating made the small popcorn go away before the previews were even done! After that I had brought a snack of pretzels to keep me from other bad things at the movie theater.

Weight today 166.5

Goals this week. Work out Monday, Wednesday Friday. Bring lunch to work 2 days.


I suppose I should be thrilled with losing 6 lbs in 2 weeks. However, I'm just plain not.

I've been working out every fricking day. Hard. Not this easy 'workin in the garden' crap. ;) Ok - so it's not crap for you, but I'm in good shape already (yes, you can be fat and in good shape damnit). So for me to lose so slowly pisses me off. I'm eating really well. Though, I think my body really, really, really doesn't like carbs. I'm easing back on them now. Upping the protien and throwing out that damned Fat Smash diet. My Good God, I ate tofu for 9 days straight. No meat. All fruits and veggies. It was great and all. I felt good by the end of it. However, you'd think that I would have been down 10 lbs by then, but alas...

Needless to say I'm frustrated. REALLY Frustrated.

Anyway - if I keep up this way, but the time Christmas rolls around I might weigh 175.

Friday, July 13, 2007

My flower girl :) Isn't she cute! And precocious... She was in the middle of beating my sister over the head with the ballon when I took this picture.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mondy Check In

I'm a little late for my Monday check in but I remember my weight from Monday.


So not going anywhere. BUT Here IS what I did this week.

1) Lots of gardening, pulling weeds etc, good workout for the butt muscles (gluteus maximum).

2) 2 nights of "clean up the basement" work. Last night resulted in my treadmill, weights area and TV all being in good shape downstairs and ready to use. Brandon did a lot of the work, but I was the "run things up and down the stairs" person.

3) Passed up a Peanut Butter and Chocolate desert today.

4) Been eating healthier when I can, trying to eat less food, earlier dinners and lighter lunches. Even packed up 1/2 my sub sandwich from lunch yesterday and saved it for dinner.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Yep. I'm back on the wagon

Since my bridesmaid dress didn't fit, my boyfriend decided to go all Harvey (from Celebrity Fit Club) on my ass. Since Monday, I've been on the first phase of the Fat Smash Diet. Yep. Fruits & Veggies - all I want. Tofu. 2 cups of brown rice. 1 cup of Oatmeal. 2 cups of milk. 2 - 6oz containers of yogurt. That's all I get to eat for 9 days. I'm on day 3. So far -- so good.

Along with that, I've been working out every night. 500 calories on the treadmill. :) It isn't so bad... it's just... tiring. It helps that my kids are gone. Add to that the weight lifting every other day.

If it kills me, I'll be down to 180 by the wedding. AND my dress will fit!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

First Monday in July

Hello and welcome to July. I can't believe its here already. 1 1/2 months to wedding!

My Monday check in is this...

  • Did a good job this weekend of not eating till I was stuffed. I tried to only eat when I was hungry.
  • Did not so great on the car snacks for the drive (Lots of Cheezits, and licorice)
  • Thanks to Linda's variety of food I had a good mix of fruits along with higher fat foods like hamburgers and bratwurst.
  • Weigh in about 166 lbs. I say about because I ate breakfast and got partway dressed before weighing myself so I subtracted 2 lbs off what the scale said.
Future Plans
  • Three 30 min exercise sessions this week. Starting after work today, mow grass or walk if its nice out, treadmill and weights if it is not. One session will be more than covered by Thursday's Kayaking adventure.
  • The holiday week means no overtime for me, and I am taking 1 additional vacation day. No overtime means more time for wedding stuff and for working out. Like a vacation almost!

It's Official

We are engaged :) Kind of late I know, but we didn't get or engagement announcement in the paper till just this week.

We put it in the New Salem ND paper, Bismarck Tribune, and the Grand Forks Herald.