Monday, January 30, 2012

ugh. what an exausting day.

I had to deal with a bunch of 'drama' today and I'm just exhausted. So I'm going to bed and hoping for a better day tomorrow. 


How Did it Get so Late?

I gotta get to bed. New week starting - let's do it up! Going to hit the grocery store after dropping the daughter off at pre-school. 

Here's to a good week for everyone!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Weekend

So I've been having a great weekend filled with friends ... which also means food. I know, I know. Just one more day of it, and then it's back to the ol' grind. I promise.

How's everyone's weekend going?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Have any of you watched that movie 'One Day' with Anne Hathaway?

I just finished watching it and I'm bawling. And I'm angry. I didn't like how it ended. So if anyone else has watched it, let me know. I really want to talk about it now. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

kind of a wash?

So I'm feeling better. I had a dull headache this morning but it's gone now. So while that's good, I did eat a ton of chicken noodle soup. Like a lot ... and some other stuff. 

So I'm thinking this week will just be a wash. And then start up again on Monday. 

Well, I'm headed to bed. Hope you guys had a good week - and an even better weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Bit Better

I'm feeling a bit better ... thinking that it's not going to be the flu (whew!) and my headache finally went away. Which is good because I was super afraid that I was getting hand, foot & mouth disease again. But I don't think that's the case either. 

The husband stayed home from work today and he's actually staying home tomorrow too. And I'll let you in on a little secret ... he totally spoiled me today. I'm a lucky girl, what can I say.

Anyway, hope you all are doing well - and staying well!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello Again!

Hey guys - so the husband and I were able to get a lot of stuff done over the weekend which was great. But now I'm not feeling well. I think I'm getting the flu. So I'm just going to leave it at that, and I'll check in again tomorrow. 

Hope everyone is doing well!

Friday, January 20, 2012

quick check in

... getting stuff done!

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Okay. So I'm going to be super busy the next few days. My parents are taking the kiddos and I am officially purging the house and all the excess toys. I'm pretty sure this is the 7th or 8th 'official' try, but hey, it's better than giving up, right?

So I'll still be checking in, but just real quick. I have BIG PLANS for the next few days ... so here's to achieving that goal!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I backed out

I did. I fully admit it. I went to the grocery store instead. Today got away from us and my son went down for a late nap. So it was one of those days where I could either go to the Grocery Store, or go to Zumba and hit a drive-thru afterwards. So I chose the former. 

I stocked back up on meat, vegetables and fruit. So at least I can make good eating choices while at home. I was out of all vegetables and meat, and I think I had one banana and one apple. So now those bases are covered. 

Also, I found out that I would have showed up to the wrong gym had I gone to Zumba. And if that would have happened, I would have been in SUCH a bad mood. So I think it all worked out in the end. 

Anyway, that was today. Here's to a good tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

not bad .. not great, but not entirely bad

That could be said about my weigh-in, and also my eating for today. Okay, so the eating was a little worse. But I just felt like I needed a break ... but the funny thing, is that I actually don't like how I feel afterwards. I guess the old body is a changing. Which is a good thing. 

I need to go grocery shopping again, so I guess I'll tackle that job with the kiddos in tow tomorrow. The husband works late tomorrow which means a super long day for me. I know, I shouldn't feel sorry for myself, but sometimes I do. If I can get super motivated, I might go to a Zumba class over at the gym. I've never been to that gym location, but a friend of mine goes there and she loves it. The kids could go to childcare and I could get my Zumba on. I've never done it, but people tell me I'd love it. 

Oh what the heck. I'll give it a try. 

... and before I forget, I lost 1.5lbs. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weigh-In tomorrow ...

I know I went down a little earlier this week ... but I had Chinese food tonight. Just some rice and War Won Ton Soup (no won tons, just the broth and vegetables) and a few bites of sesame chicken. I guess we'll see what happens in the morning. But I'm pretty sure it was loaded with salt.

Anyway - hope you all had a great weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm tired

I'm trying to learn Korean again. It's hard. But I'm trying to tell myself that it's not ... and that I can just 'absorb' it really easily. 

I'll let you know how that goes. 

Anyway, I'm super tired. Today I really wanted to snack a lot. But I refrained. Well, I refrained from snacking on carby snacks ... but I did have more fruit and dark chocolate than normal. Oh well. 

Okay, I'm off to bed. I need to sleep. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

the good and the bad


I ate decently. I did have Korean food for lunch
but I didn't have a ton of bad stuff
(or bad snacks)



I didn't get as much purging of the house done. 

Anyway, I'm headed into the weekend and I'm hoping to make each day count. I'm decently happy with how I've done with week, so I plan on finishing strong. Cause that's what it's all about, right?!

So does anyone have anything fun going on this weekend?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Not Bad

Made some good choices today so I'm pretty happy about it. I decided that every time I make a 'good choice', I'm going to remind myself that the scale will reward me. That's the crazy thing about being Primal. If you do the work, you really can see results fast ... which is good for people like me who want instant gratification. 

Anyway, that's all for now. I'm headed to bed. I have a full day of 'purging' ahead of me. 


I'm so tired tonight

A lot of running around today and then working on some projects tonight. So I'm MORE than tired. 

Sorry for the lameness, but I feel like I can't think straight.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So Check This Out ...

... I went down another pound this morning! I know, I know ... I'm not supposed to weigh myself every day ... but I can't help it. It's kind of addicting (haha!). 

Anyway, I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow to re-stock up on meat. Last time the lady behind me in line asked me why I was buying so much meat ... I told her it was because we like it. Hahahahaha. I didn't feel like going into the whole Primal thing. 

Okay, enough of that. I'm watching the final weigh-in of Biggest Loser ... so I gotta pay attention now. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Not the Best Weigh-In

I'm down 1.5lbs. I'll take it. I didn't drink that much water and I had some salty foods the past few days ... but I know that earlier in the week I was down a few pounds, so I'm not phased by this little set back. I still love Primal and plan to continue.

But I gotta get to bed. I have to take my computer in to the Genius Bar tomorrow morning, so I gotta get me some sleep!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Week!

Ahhhh ... a new week is starting and I LOVE the feeling of that. My daughter goes back to pre-school tomorrow and basically we're getting back into our daily grind. My company has left, and now it's back to being Primal ... actually - I didn't go completely off Primal over the weekend. I didn't indulge in any desserts (like cake, cheesecake, or cake ... I really had a craving for cake and I didn't do it!) And I didn't snack on carby chips or crackers or whatever ... but I did have a some bread at a couple of meals.

So what I'd like to focus on this week is to just continue with the Primal thing, and drink more water. And stop the diet soda. I'll probably do that second part slowly, but I figure it's better to slowly wean off that one than to slowly wean off desserts. But I know full well I gotta kick that habit again. 

Alright, well, I guess I'm off to bed. It's before mid-night ... so this is feeling a bit strange!


Just so you know, when you have company in town ... it's harder to make better choices. 

Just sayin' ... 

Hope you all are having a good weekend!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

SO tired

Today went by fast. Did some photos with my cousin, had some Korean food, spent time editing. Over all it was a good day. We had Korean food for dinner, but I ate really clean the rest of the day - and the quantity of Korean food that I consumed was low ... so I think I balanced it out. 

Still need to increase my water. Anyway, I am SOOOO tired, so I'm out. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Headed into the Weekend

So the weekend is just about here and I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'll let you in on a little secret though ... I had 2 biscuits today. That was the ONLY thing I compromised on though. This morning I went to the airport to pick up my cousin who is visiting for the next few days and so tonight we took her to a BBQ place for dinner. 

I didn't do any snacking though, as once we got home from the airport (and I charged my camera battery) we headed out for the rest of the afternoon to do take some pictures. It was fun - and I can't wait to do it again!

Anyway - hope you all had a good day too! Any fun plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Another Day

Okay - so today went well too! I could increase my water intake for sure, but my eating has still been totally under control. A big contributing factor was that I was SUPER busy today. Just going from one thing to the next, so I didn't have time to think about snacking ... and then I was editing some photos tonight ... so I didn't have time to stop to get snacks then either ... so that SOOOO helped me. I guess this is the only time where being preoccupied is a good thing. 

Oh - and of course I weighed myself this morning ... and guess what ... I'm down a couple of pounds! I'm SUPER stoked about it too. But that's the beauty of Primal. If you do it right, you see results pretty quickly. And honestly - that SO motivates me. 

So here's to another good day!

Not Bad

So today went rather well. Granted, I didn't make it to the gym again, but my eating was GREAT! No rice, no pasta, no carbs ... for a snack I had an apple and some gouda cheese ... and a SMALL bit of dark chocolate (way less than I used to eat when during Primal a while back).  My attitude kind of stunk as eating a piece of cake sounded really good to me, but I succeeded in not giving in to the temptation. 

Things are going to be busy for me the rest of the week - so I'm just going to focus on my eating. I went grocery shopping today and we should be set for the rest of the week. So hopefully my first weigh in will be a good one! (oh - and while I did gain a few pounds from when I first started Primal, I'm not back up to where I was when I first started overall ... so I'm stoked on that!)

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Day Back

So today was my first day back on Primal eating and honestly ... I think I did pretty good. Considering. The babysitter we used last summer went to Uganda on an study abroad program and she finally came back home. So she came over and the kiddos and I took her to lunch - at our favorite Sushi place. I normally get a California roll (I actually don't eat raw fish) and the deep fried gyoza ... but this time I just got the California roll (two actually). It came with their cucumber 'salad', rice and I ordered a side of kimchee (I think I'm the only person who orders the kimchee there).

I didn't eat all my rice but I did have a diet coke. But I didn't finish it. At home, there was no snacking, I drank water and then for dinner we had pork chops, apples and zucchini and carrots. I did have a SMALL bit of dark chocolate, but honestly - I'm really happy with my choices. I felt full, I wasn't tempted and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. 

The downside to today, was that I was supposed to go to the gym but backed out. This morning seemed too hectic and the sitter came earlier than I thought. But tomorrow evening the husband works late, so I'll take the kiddos to the gym before dinner. I think that'll be a win/win for everyone.

So today was good for me. How was yours?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Okay - the time has come!

So since January 1st was on a Sunday, I feel like the 2nd is more of my 'start time'. I think I'm ready to go. For reals. I'm really wanting to do this (like I always say) but knowing that I have others in the same boat as me is super comforting. So thanks you guys for joining me!

I'm on the mailing list for my Aunt's Personal Training Newsletter. And here's the letter I got today - I thought it was SOOO good ... too good not to share. So here you go - and  may we all have a great start to 2012!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Welcome to 2012! I wonder what this next year will bring all of our ways? Looking back over the last year aren't you glad you didn't know EVERYTHING that was ahead? Life is full of surprises, disappointments, joys, and choices. Some of you were delighted by wonderful unexpected news that changed everything...others were surprised with hard news that threw a curve in your plans or changed your outlook on life. While we can't control everything that happens to us we can make good choices that help us live a healthier, happier life. Speaking of that....

....did any of you gain weight over the holidays? I did. We all probably did. After-all, we got together with family and friends and celebrated the season and that usually means feasting on cookies, drinks, candy, home baked goods and tons of other delicious treats...and you know what? That's a part of life...a good part of life....but another part of life is making more healthy choices and getting back on track. So, here are a few suggestions to help you as you begin this new year:

First, throw out all half eaten boxes of SEE's candies, gorgeously designed sugar cookies, crackers, left over candy, chips and any other seasonal foods that you allowed yourself to have over the holidays. THROW THEM OUT! You have celebrated, you've feasted, you've gained's TODAY clean out your Christmas tins, freezer and fridge....get rid of the goodies! Yes, you are WASTING it...but if you don't, you will be WAISTING it in a different way.

Next, make a big batch of cabbage soup, veggie soup or some other broth based soup. Add some protein to it in the form of beans, legumes or chia seeds. Eat other stuff too...but really make the soup your go to food when you are hungry. The purpose of this is to kind of reset your body and taste buds back to less highly palatable choices. Eat the soup along with  REAL FOOD (veggies, fruit, lean meats, healthy grains). 

Thirdly, drink green tea. Yes, I know it is blah, but you can doctor it up. I add a strong mint tea bag to mine. You may add ginger or lemon or any other flavor to make it more flavor-able. Five cups of green tea really gives your metabolism a boost....just drink it! Oh and all those Starbucks/Peets drinks...nope, they don't exist for you anymore...don't drink your calories in juices, highly caloric coffee drinks or "healthy drinks" that are loaded with calories.

Lastly, START MOVING! Do some push-ups, squats, lunges....just throw them into your day at random times. Those little bursts of exercise add up. Don (my husband) disappears for a moment and before I know it he is back and says, "I just did 30 push-ups" or "I just did 15 pull-ups"! All those little quick bits of exercise add up! Talk a walk, jump rope for the duration of a song you love, climb up a hill...just move!

Happy NEW YEAR!!!


I hope 2012 is the best year yet for all of us!