Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have been counting calories and exercising since Jan 1 but hadn't lost any weight. I was becoming VERY frustrated. Like almost ready to cry, frustrated. This week I got on the treadmill every.single.day. I normally don't weigh-in until Sunday but I was curious while cleaning so I took a peek and got a great surprise!!
This is my first time 'dieting/exercising/whatever' in my whole life. I had no idea it was so hard to lose weight. I have a new appreciation for people trying to lose.
Now 8 more to go and I will be super happy!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sooooo, yeah, anyone watching the Superbowl? lol
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Let's take a look.......
1/2 cup of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream has the same amount of fat as a McDonald's double cheeseburger.
1 package of Maxed out Turkey and Cheddar combo lunchables has the calorie equivalent of 15 chicken McNuggets.
1 Toll House ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwich has the calorie equivalent of two slices of hand-tossed pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut.
Marie Callender's creamy parmesan pot pie. First of all, they have the audacity to claim that the pie is two servings. That said, one pie has:
-the sodium equivalent of 8 small bags of potato chips
-the fat equivalent of 23 strips of bacon
-the calorie equivalent of 7 taco bell fresco beef tacos
A Twix candy bar has the same amount of saturated fat as 11 strips of bacon.
1 cup of Pasta Roni Alfredo has the same amount of sodium as 4 orders of French Fries at McDonald's.
Kraft organic mac and cheese is not better than the non-organic kind.
The cheese on Celeste pizza is not cheese. It is made of water and soybean oil.
A 16 ounce Sunny D has the sugar equivalent of 8 Eggo Choco-Nilla Flip Flop waffles (60 grams).
Arbys Melt has 303 cal 12 g fat vs the Roasted turkey and Swiss sandwich 708 cal 30g fat(you would think it would be the opposite)
Eat the Whopper Jr with onion rings 430cal 19g fat
Don't eat Cheeseburger with fries 560cal 29g fat
All of this and more can be found at http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/restaurants/
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Go to http://www.google.com/, type in your name and write needs after it....for example, Kelley needs and click search. Then take the top 10 and list them. Comment after each one!
1. Kelley needs you to hold on.
I do live in my own little world with my own little timeline, so yeah.
2. Kelley needs your help.
I'm not sure with what but ok I will take some help. Maybe I get my own wife to clean and cook etc?
3. Kelley needs support.
Hmmm this is starting to freak me out a little. Does google know something I don't?
4. Kelley needs socialization.
haha, this is too funny. I think I have enough socialization thankyouverymuch.
5. Kelley needs to distance herself.
What? I thought I needed to socialize.
6. Kelley needs to change if she wants to succeed.
7. Kelley needs to gain weight.
Actually, I have been exercising and counting calories since Jan 1st. This must be for another Kelley.
8. Kelley needs information on her great-great grandmother.
This is true. I don't even know what her name was. I'm bad at the family history thing.
9. Kelley needs to improve her game.
Are they talking soccer? If so, I already said my team rocks. There will be one thing I will change this week though.
10. Kelley needs to keep the drama going on America's election HQ.
I am not really a political person so I will skip this one.
This wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. Basically google told me I have some serious issues. lol
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Curves Apple Streusel bars are very good! It's one of the 100 calorie snacks. I picked a box up at a discount store in my area and now I may need to go stock up. It also says one bar has 20% daily value of fiber, if that matters to you.
Well the initial day Team Assignments didn't happen because they needed one more coach. We had 3 coaches so we split the girls up evenly and practiced different drills. We were told that Team Assignments would be the next Saturday. This was last weekend, we did the same thing of splitting the girls up except now we had 4 coaches. We practiced for an hour and then the Recreation guy came in to give us our team shirts and the list of children on our team. We were also given schedules. SURPRISE! No more practices.
So now I have 8 girls on my team and I don't even know their names or which position they will be best at. I will figure it out along the way but there is only 6 games. lol By the time I get the names down the season will be over.
I asked Madison this morning what position she would like to start out with tomorrow. (This is one of the perks of being the coach's daughter) Her response was Sit Out. She joined soccer to sit out? oh my, this child! She later said she would like to be defense so at least I have one player under control.
I am pretty excited about it though. Oh and our Team Shirts are green. I look good in green so that's a plus.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday night I took a shower late and applied a diamond tattoo on my lower stomach. The Husband just laughed and shook his head. Wednesday when I get home from work I go to the bathroom and as we all know......once you become a mom you cant pee alone. It's just a rule. So M notices the tattoo and asks me when I did that and don't I know they are for kids. Um, yeah, honey I do know they are for kids.
Next week we will be installing a stripper pole in our basement.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Dinner for tonight is done. I made it in the crockpot yesterday. We will be having Peking Pork chops. I also made homemade blueberry muffins last night and they are a little too good. I would have thought they were less in calories but oh well, now I know.
I did the 30 day shred level 2 last night and my calves are sore today. Its always my calves.....I am going to have humongous calves by the time I lose 10 lbs. Who knew it was so much work to lose just 10lbs by the way. I certainly didn't.
I have to go get my oil changed after work. I was supposed to do this yesterday but our hour long blizzard messed that up. (There is no snow on the ground today) The weather man and I are really not working together very well. I will save my rantings for another post though. I know you guys love to hear my weather woes.
Is blogger acting all wonky (I love that word) for anyone else? When I go to the dashboard it tells me that I am not following any blogs. I hit refresh and they come back. I have noticed that I've missed a few posts on peoples blogs this past week. Odd!
I am bored at work.
I feel fat today.
I just cant imagine being in that house. Girls are typically catty anyway and then to have 20ish girls competing for one guy. yikes!
My pick is Melissa, the former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. She is just sassy and cute. She seems very down to earth.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I made Italian Chicken and Potatoes for dinner. yum!
I learned that I need to eat more to actually lose weight. Still sounds funny but I will give it a try.
I exercised for an hour.
M and I watched TLC for half the day.
I have the urge to get a Valentine's Day background for my blog but I am trying to resist.
Remember how I said that I love to shop alone? Tomorrow I get my wish! I will drop M off at school and head straight to Target. I also plan on browsing Ross and a few other stores. I do have to go grocery shopping so it wont all be fun but that's ok. It feels like Christmas again! :)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
See? Excuse the bookshelf mess. Her goal in life is to see how much junk she can fit on that and her desk. Drives me batty. I am a bit OCD though.
Ok, so, this was a pointless post but at least you saw the color of my child's room and I relieved a little boredom. I don't have any paint so there really wont be any midnight painting but if I did....
Friday, January 16, 2009
B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit
of the Honest Scrap.
Simple. Or not.
1. I have never flown but I want to soon.
2. I didnt like my step daughters in the beginning (never treated them badly) but now I miss them when they go home and wish they lived with us full time.
3. I love makeup and dressing pretty.
6. I am addicted to the Internet.
Please send S-N-O-W.
your frozen friend
(you know I will complain about the snow if we get alot, lol)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
(2 seconds in the car from after-school pickup)
M: my foot hurts, I'm going to take off my sock
Mom: No, don't do that we will be home in a little bit (live 5 mins away)
*we drive 100 feet*
M: OK, its been a little bit now
OMG, with the literal.
M: it's only 3:53 and you don't pick me up until 4pm
Mom: I pick you up as soon as I get off work, there is not set time
M: well cant you go to the library or something
Mom: would you prefer that I leave you at daycare from the time they open until the time they close?
I begin to realize that the night is not going to be pleasant.
I could continue on because this attitude of hers lasted an hour but I will spare you because some of you have little kids so I don't want to scare you. lol We were supposed to participate in a school fundraiser tonight but that was taken away. There was tears, she wrote me a note with "I am sorry" written 15 times, I started to feel like I over reacted and got mommy guilt (hate that!), and then she begged to go to the fundraiser and I told her I would think about my decision. This morning I told her that we were not going and that she needs to think about what she is saying before she says it so that we can avoid this attitude stuff. Not the answer she wanted to hear. She thought it would be best to not talk to me for the rest of the morning. I realized that I made the right decision regarding not going.
I hope she is just getting this out of her system before shes a teen. If not, there will be fun times ahead. I will need a massive amount of Xanax or alcohol or morphine or a vacation that lasts a couple years. Something.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Of course, the PMS food.
Chex Mix Turtle Bars are soooo good! They have chocolate, caramel and pretzels. Everything you need all in one cute little bar.
And the Calorie Counter because now that you want the Turtle Bar, which by the way is only 140 calories per bar, you may need to keep track of how many calories you ate after the box is gone. Go to the daily plate and you can add your exercise for the day and everything you eat and drink. I tried another calorie counting website before *cough*sparkpeople*cough* and they didnt have any food that I ate in their database. I am far to lazy to enter my own food into their database so I quit using it. I have not had to substitute anything with the new website. Its all in there. So either they have everything or its just a community of people who are weird/picky eaters like me.
Chocolate and Calories, what a post.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
If you are looking for a good exercise video than I would recommend the 30 day shred. I enjoyed it and my inner thighs burn today. Thats a good thing, I guess.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Just a random thought while looking at my profile pic and thinking what a beautiful day at the beach it was.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
A little background:
My dd played fall soccer and loved it but her coach was not very good, in our eyes. Winter indoor soccer came and they had no coaches (how sad, huh?) so I volunteered to assistant coach with a lady who couldn't make it to every game. Indoor soccer is all girls and I really enjoyed it. I learned alot from the lady I was helping and got to know alot of people since she was a 'known soccer mom' and on our school board. Then comes outdoor co-ed spring soccer. This was not fun. I signed up to coach because I enjoyed the winter so much, even when coaching alone. I had 15 kids and 10 of them didn't listen. One boy told me he knew where a dead chicken was when I made him sit out for being bad (huh, dead chicken?). This boy got thrown out of the game for fighting, walked off the field all the time and was just my problem child. The Husband actually stepped in and coached on field. He was a lifesaver! Season is over and we say we will never coach again. Oh and remember the coach my dd had the 1st time? Now I understand why she always looked so frazzled. I really understand. The daughter did not want to play fall soccer (traumatized?) and I really missed it. Fast forward to winter indoor soccer for this year and I signed up to coach. I must be crazy. The husband has warned me that he will not be helping me with this season at all. I am hoping that I get an assistant. Tonight is Team Assignment's and I am really nervous. Its all girls again so it should be ok, right? Surely there is no reason to be scared of a bunch of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade girls.
Oh and the moral of the story is....dont ever judge someone (the 1st coach) until you have walked in their shoes.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Monday's tasks are washing laundry and changing your bed linen and bathroom towels. When you do laundry make sure to wipe down the washer and dryer when you are finished with the day's washing.
Today's monthly task is to wipe down all your kitchen chairs. Make sure you get the legs of the chairs.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
So far today I have:
cleaned and re-filled the spice jars.
Made 60 pancakes (dont worry I only ate 3, the rest are to go in the freezer)
Browned 5lbs of ground beef (freezer also)
Started making stuffed shells....messed up a step so now we will have spaghetti for dinner.
Swept the downstairs
Mopped the kitchen
Stayed on track with my calories
burned 102 calories on the treamdill (we wont talk about how long this took, lets focus on the positive here)
got everything ready to go back to work and school tomorrow (xmas break ends)
Made spaghetti and garlic bread
It's now 6pm and I am going to relax the rest of the evening and watch Desperate Housewives later.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Watch, we will have a blizzard next week.
This morning I exercised and it almost killed me. Like laying on the floor, panting exercise. Oh my! In my defense we have hardwood floors throughout our house and they stay cool and I was HOT! lol I did the full body exercise on Outdoor Challenege and then I did the Endurance Exercises. The Endurance was a bit too much so now I know not to rush into that area. I will stick with the beginning stages.
I meal planned and grocery shopped today. We stocked up on some extra food to put in our new freezer.
We also went to my brother's surprise birthday party. I was a little worried about all the food but as of 10:30 tonight I am still way under calorie for the day. I even ate cake!
I feel really good today. Now if I can just get around to actually writing/typing my resolutions/goals before 2010........
Friday, January 02, 2009
Friday's tasks are laundry and mopping. Take care of any laundry. Don't forget to wipe off the washer and dryer when you're done. Fridays are also mopping day. Take care of any mopping that needs to be done.
Today's monthly task is to clean out your automobile.
Decluttering/cleaning challenge for the month of January
January's decluttering challenge is in the master bedroom.
Below is a list of tasks to be finished in the month of January.
Clean out dressers and closets.
Get rid of outgrown and unused clothing.
Wash window treatments.
Clean doors including door knobs, molding, and trim.
Spot clean walls of any marks, scuffs, or handprints.
Sweep ceilings for any dust or cobwebs.
Clean air vents.
You have the entire month to complete these tasks. You can do them in any order you would like as long as they are completed in the month of January.
I thought yesterday was going to be day one but then we went to the In-Laws and had oysters and fish......oh and a little pie for dessert. That was too much for me to try and remember to add to my online food list so I skipped it. So that made today Day One. I didnt have anything to bring for lunch today, due to going to the In-Laws for dinner and no leftovers, so I stopped and got a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. They had a buy one get one deal so I did that, being the frugal girl I am. One for breakfast and one for lunch. Oh and a sweet tea. Uh yeah, thats alot of calories. I would have never guessed that one biscuit was almost 600 EFFIN calories. Oh my! Now I know. So its only lunch time and I am like 400 over my daily calorie intake.
Tomorrow may have to be Day One. *sigh*