Thursday, June 30, 2005

Another Pound

I'm at 158.5 this morning....another pound gone! I even cheated a little and ate a smidgen of pound cake last night after dinner! I'm running a little behind this morning....and I'm not sure why. Anyway, have to take Lurch up to the field house for conditioning andMoonDoggie to the track to practice for tomorrow and Sat. Jr. Olympics--here we come!!!!! I would love for him to finally place high enough that he medals at a qualifying meet. It would be cool if he could win decathlon! Ok. Off for now. I have to finish my hair and makeup before I wake them up and get them to the h.s.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

8 minutes....

I did the ab workout for 8 Minutes in the Morning before I started housework today.. I must say that I actually broke a sweat and felt it! It is supposed to target your lower "gut" abs, so I am going to add it to my morning routine. I also think that my metabolism is getting used to the eating every 3 hours schedule. It seems like I am not CONSTANTLY hungry, but that I tend to get hungry EVERY 3 HOURS! Also, last night we ate dinner at 6 and I stayed up late, so I was hungry again at 9 (had an apple) and then again at midnight (ate a cheese stick and a whole wheat bagel). No JUNK FOOD!!!!!

I'm wearing my new plaid Abercrombie capri pants. They are a size 8 but they're also a spandex/cotton blend, so there is some give to them!

I saw a cool ceiling treatment that I want in the kitchen (and maybe the living/dining room... it is clapboard painted off-white like an old farmhouse. I loved it. I'll have to see what paneling options might be doable for our house.

Ok DRUM ROLL PLEASE - I am back below 160! I am down to 159.5 this morning. Damn it felt good to put that into FitDay this morning! OK I have to go get my morning snack and a bottle of water.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

TrimSpa, Baby!

I officially started TrimSpa this morning. MyPoolBoy went with me last night and told me I could get anything I wanted. He stood in the aisle and even helped read labels, etc. I guess anyone else would be offended, but I was finally feeling like I was being supported. I know he means well when he tells me that I'm not fat, etc. but all that ever did was make me feel alone in the struggle. Now I feel like he is on my side at last... and I think he will be surprised at how that will make me feel in general.

Ok, I did P90x + Ab Ripper, walked on the treadmill, and laid out in the pool yesterday -- then blew it by eating a salad AND about 5 pieces of pizza at Mr. Gatti's last night. That's why I'm doing the TrimSpa -- because I totally pig out if I get decent tasting food in front of me. So, I checked the food pyramid for my age group...I'm not too far off with the diet I've been following anyway -- It said I should get 3 veggies, 2 fruits, 3 milk, 5 oz of meat, and 3 whole grains every day. Well, I haven't been getting the grains, but everything else is pretty close!

I've also got some of the aerosol tanner by Neutrogena and managed to get a little darker already. So I sprayed a little more on this morning. I resolved that the first hour of each day needs to be ME time. I'm also gonna do the 15 minutes on / 15 minutes off house cleaning today. I'm gonna try to establish some type of pattern or schedule that I can follow every day. I HAVE To get this house clean!

Alright I've got to get started. Probably will add to the blog later today and update how the trimspa and the exercise is going.

UPDATE: I moved my measuring tape to my room and am going to keep it on the treadmill with my weights. Today my starting measurements are waist 34 (not as bad as I thought) hips 40, bust 39 (under bust is still 34), thighs 23. So obviously the waist and hips are needing to be reduced about 8 inches on the waist and about 5 inches on the hips. Made an Excel sheet with them so I will be able to make charts from it. Probably gonna only update it every week, though. Also - got a schedule done so I'm gonna try to stay on it today and get myself back on track.

Monday, June 27, 2005


Last night I coined a new term in MyPoolBoy's honor -- from now on whenever that MAN has a tantrum I will refer to it as a "man-trum" He got ticked last night because I reacted negatively to his breath. Well, I'm sorry - if the smell of dip is so strong that it repulses me backwards, it's kinda not entirely my is an involuntary response! weight is embarrassing still but I DID work out w/ ab-ripper and I'm going to get in the pool here in a little while. I might get on the treadmill for some cardio, too. I ate horribly while we were in SA for the Jr. Olympic trials. We have to go back next week, too. I should be down 10 pounds by now, and instead I'm back where I started. I'm wanting to get back down around by July 4th. OH and its PMS week -- another strike against my body.

Went to pay the water bill this am and then ran to walmart and bought myself some new nail polish -- a very soft pink that is almost French manicure color. SOOOO I redid my nails because the silvery color I had was almost garish. I also got a new little coin purse to store all the 1st aid kit stuff in. So my purse is much neater and organized!

Ok, I'm seriously considering getting on the treadmill right now and then heading to the pool at about 3:00 or so. I think I can handle 20 minutes on the treadmill.

My house is so dirty..but at least I have dinner planned and so I won't be sweating that dilemma! Alright, to the treadmill and then to the pool.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


We got all 3 of the younger boys off to track today, TrainWreck managed to scratch all 3 of his long jumps, Chunk and Lurch didn't qualify for shot put finals, so we only have triple jump tomorrow. We even bought TrainWreck a new pair of track shoes and he didn't have an excuse. Anyway, he is going to the finals in high jump and javelin so far. We went to eat at Joe's Crab Shack and I was in a BAD mood (it is definitely pms week - my weight is ATROCIOUS - higher than 2 weeks ago - almost as high as 2 years ago!) I was feeling like shades of "Serial Mom" I was just annoyed with the human race in general. Our waitress sucked and had a bit of an underlying attitude - it was all MyPoolBoy could do to keep me from going off on her.

Note to people who make the girl at the t-shirt counter at Joe's Crab Shack go through every freaking t-shirt to show you all the sizes and all the different tie-dye patterns: You need to be aware that the person standing in line impatiently behind you may be about to SNAP and commit a serious crime of bodily injury against your a$$!

Anyway, afterwards we went shopping and I bought a red check pair of shorts, a red collared sweater, a black and white sleeveless Liz Claiborne sweater, and a cute pair of A & F plaid capris. I'm going to wear the shorts and sweater tomorrow. Yes, I'm shallow -- all it takes is a little retail therapy to put me in a better mood. I also got out and did some pool cleaning with MyPoolBoy and there was a a DEAD BIRD IN IT OMG! Anyway, tons of chlorine and clarifier later and having MyPoolBoy put the pool filter on CORRECTLY (which will mean no more scooping out leaves and very little vacuuming!) by the time we got home this afternoon, the pool was about 86 degrees and almost totally clean. I went out and just stretched and listened to my 1979 cd that Thunderduck burned for me. He's supposed to work on 1980 and 1981 for me tonight. I also think I'm gonna look for some Ratpack type music to have him make a cd of for me to drink martinis!

I love my new foot buffer also. I got a BIG handled one and I've used it for 2 days now. My heels are so much softer.

We went to the movies last night to see The Longest Yard. It was really funny. On the way out Chunk discovers he has a little abcess on his gum and starts freaking out. I immediately went to the store and got him a new toothbrush (well everyone actually got new ones) some bubble gum flavored mouthwash and threatened him within an inch of his life to start brushing his teeth and quit lying about doing it. I figure I'll hound him for 9 days and then move on to a new habit to add to the daily routine for the boys. I can't be working myself to death for them every day this summer or I won't get a true break AT ALL!

Ok, going to bed and planning on getting up a little early and having my morning cappuccino! (and doing a little laundry/house cleaning -- see, I AM feeling renewed!)

btw - noticed that blogger has a new photo upload feature....I'll have to try it later!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

A Few of My (New) Favorite Things

This morning: 158.5 -- if I eat right the weight falls off - I've gotten my knee better, but now my back is hurt (probably from all the dishes and laundry I've had to do with the boys all at home) so I haven't exercised since powwow. Thunderduck doesn't know it yet, but he's fixin' to have to get all his college paperwork DONE -- he HAS to go to orientation in like a week, and he hasn't sent anything in yet!

Anyway, on to my newest favorite things.
A blog of one woman's online shopping finds of all things preppy (classic clothes that I adore!). She lives by the Preppy Handbook!

Yoplait has out a new whipped yogurt that is CHOCOLATE. It tastes like a chocolate mousse. 4 gms of fat, but so DAMN good. It will be a wondeful way to add some calcium and protein to my diet.

SO, I got my classroom cleaned out yesterday (finally) and now I can completely concentrate on the house and my diet/workout.

Going to read flylady mail and then I'm up for the day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Two Steps Back

CRAP! I went back up to nearly where I started after the powwow weekend! I ate a lot of brisket tacos and didn't drink much water, either. I was so busy that I ate lousy. That's the only reason for it. Anyway, I am back to a better frame of mind today and have eaten well. I downloaded Michi's Ladder list of foods from Beach Body and have compared it to the negative calorie list. I'm fixing to add the SOuth Beach comparison to it and try to have a good lists of do's and don'ts. I'm also going to try to do a slide show of the P90x exercises as jpg's and some mp3's onto a cd to try to run in the dvd player in the living room. If it works, I'll have my own customized exercise dvd!

onward again..

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Save the Drama for your Mama

Holy cow, my sister Pepita knows how to get attention.
Last night at the powwow she passed out in the middle of competition (2 years ago she puked), and everyone went rushing over to her and then they carried her off on a chair like the queen of friggin' Sheba. I was the first family member to get over to her -hurdling the drum and running across the damn arena, and yes, I was worried cuz her eyes rolled back in her head and she couldn't maintain consciousness so it was scary...but good lord everyone doted on her after that. Once a princess always a princess. It was wild because I had just turned to tell her husband, NotTheBabysDaddy,that she was the only one who was on step with the drum and that she'd probably win when down she went. He sat there like a bump. My dad is pretty ticked with him because once we got her off the floor and sitting outside the arena NotTheBabysDaddy just left (he's such a loser). ALSO I had to leave and go drop off some stuff for relay for life and MyPoolBoy ended up babysitting/carrying around the baby - didn't sit by his wife and he didn't watch his kid either. No wonder Daddy is mad at him.
Right after that was the men's trad. contest and Thunderduck ended up taking second because my brother - now known as DQ lost his roach pin right at the end of the song and got dq'd. Our friend E was calling them the DQ Twins. Thunderduck said we should have gone and bought them both a Blizzard. :0
Anyway, today is 2step and jr/tiny tot contest. Lurch has to do all 3 dances one right after another - because the committee decided in their infinite wisdom that they would put all the jr dances during the youth powwow on Sat. and so that means Lurch is going to be doing some quick changes!

Got TrainWreck off to the track meet this a.m. so he's not contesting today but he did mention last night that he would LIKE a new ribbon shirt it's just that I'm always griping about having to do one for Thunderduck and so he doesn't care if I make him any or not.

I'm gonnna try to get a little cat nap in (I took 1/2 a Midol because I hurt my knee a few days ago and I have to fancy contest tonight.

Things to fo today:
sew MyPoolBoy's leggings
finish my other fancy shawl shoe and get some socks
get all of Lurch's regalia boxed/ready to go
put all the regalia into bags and boxes and out of the lr/dr
get MyPoolBoy to finish his moccasins
sew TrainWreck a new ribbon shirt
call B and see if Pepita was supposed to have gotten anything for the giveaway for K. MyPoolBoy said he thinks that E and his wife got left out.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

On a roll...

Can you believe it? Another 1/2 a pound in a day! And I didn't even exercise yesterday because of my knee. I went ahead and recorded the weight I was this morning. I completely expected it to be just at 158 because I had lost that whole pound the day before, but it stayed off and then some! I'm gonna look and see what P90X has in store for Wednesday - at least I might do the AbRipper. I would get in the pool but it is greenish looking... and I added Shock It this morning. Guess it needs another dose. Anyway, I'm on a roll, so I was REALLY good and avoided eating a brownie this a.m. before lunch. And I had a salad with chicken breast for lunch and got surprisingly full. I DID eat a bit of my dark chocolate bar as a treat, but at the rate I'm going, it will take me over a week to finish it. I'm figuring that if I hang in there and keep making progress that I'll hit 155 by Monday. Wow! five pounds in just over a week. I'm so psyched!

No progress on TIHA today. I got really upset over the lack of cooperation and scattered stuff last night that I am really bummed over it. Besides, it is a good excuse to rest my knee a little longer. If I'm doing better after 4pm then I will start back up then. I have to go out back and clean the trailer out, too.

Well, gonna go for now - I thought of a good title for my book/family stories collection: "Small Town Stories" (someday, sigh)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Happy Little Camper

158 this morning - can you believe it? -- a whole pound -- 158!
I'm gonna record it as 158.5 on fitday because I imagine I won't lose any over today so I want it to average out.
I'm a happy little camper right now! What a great way to start the day! :-)

My game plan for today:
Finish up straight and traditional outfits
bookmark, etc. cruise stuff
bookmark TEKS for about 10 entries

SOOOO... I need to break that down a little
9:00 - 9:15 mail Thunderduck's thank you cards
9:15 - 9:30 kitchen/dishes
9:30 - 9:45 laundry
9:45 - 10:00 cruise/bookmarks

10:00 - 10:15 TIHA stuff
10:15 - 10:30 laundry room & take out trash
10:30 - 10:45 cruise/bookmarks
10:45 - 11:00 50 our bedroom, 25 comp room

11:00 - 11:15 TIHA stuff
11:15 - 11:30 living room &; dining room
11:30 - 12:00 laundry & make lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch & cleanup

12:30 - 12:45 cruise/bookmarks
12:45 - 1:00 sunless tan

1:00 - 1:15 TIHA stuff
1:15 - 1:30 laundry
1:30 - 1:45 cruise/bookmarks
1:45 - 2:00 50 our room/25 comp room

2:00 - 2:15 TIHA stuff
2:15 - 2:30 clean our bathroom
2:30 - 2:45 cruise/bookmarks
2:45 - 3:00 clean Lurch/Chunk's bathroom

3:00 - 3:15 TIHA stuff
3:15 - 3:30 laundry
3:30 - 3:45 cruise/bookmarks
3:45 - 4:00 cleanThunderduck/MoonDoggie's bathroom

4:00 - 4:15 TIHA stuff
4:15 - 4:30 break
4:30 - 5:00 clean classroom (if I take everyone, then this might get finished today!)

5:00 - 5:15 rest, plan dinner
5:15 - 5:30 laundry
5:30 - 6:00 cook dinner
6:00 - 6:30 dinner & cleanup

TIHA stuff the rest of the night

Monday, June 06, 2005

Late Night

Well, we ended up going to Austin to 6th street with Thunderduck and his girlfriend last night and I totally blew it by eating ice cream at this REALLY yummy place. We found this sign by a lawyer's office that someone had altered and Thunderduck obliged us with an improv of what might have inspired such a sign to be posted. We also visited a toy store and I bought a pair of hot pink cat-eye shades with rhinestones on the corners. They were 9 bucks but I will probably never find another pair like them! Then we wandered around for a couple of hours while MyPoolBoy tried to decide if he should get a tattoo or not (everything was closing down thank goodness!).We didn't get home till almost 2am. MyPoolBoy was really tired getting up this a.m.

Have to go get TrainWreck, Lurch, and Chunk up for summer track here in a few minutes. I think I'm going to go make my coffee first and have my morning fruit - definitely an apple this a.m. I heard it wakes you up better than coffee! I'll just have to burn off the extra carbs later (apples have more carbs than oranges!). OK, I am going to exercise today. DEFINITELY.

Other stuff I need to do today:
iron all ribbon shirts and my dresses
check all straight dance outfits and begin checking traditional outfits
have MyPoolBoy finish all the moccasins
finish fringing the brown shawl
pick up our room
do dishes
pick up computer room
scrapbook 1 page (I think ShallowHal & D's wedding pages need to get finished)
make a couple of pages for the Mexico cruise stuff and put them in Yahoo briefcase
go to school and finish cleaning my desk (I'm gonna get MyPoolBoy to go with me to do this)
burn photos on my hard drive to a cd (I have so many -- it is getting full and scary!)

I know there's more but good lord that is intimidating enough.


Sunday, June 05, 2005

My Diet (or lack thereof)

New ticker - embarrassing. I started it at 160 (though I was really over that earlier in the week). I have lost about 1/2 a pound from that point (mostly due to starting my . on Friday -- which was a THANK GOD moment, let me tell you!).

I think I will do a new ticker each time, rather than trying to wrangle the pix or the code or whatever to make it show up as updated rather than just current updates. Anyway, I semi-started back on the negative calorie diet this morning, and I am planning on doing the P90 stretch tonight to get back on the exercise track and burn some freakin' calories!

HOWEVER: Once again my child has sabotaged me -- I will be spending some exhausting, yet non-calorie burning time sewing for TIHA (every powwow, Thunderduck seems to want 1 or 2 new things sewn -- no one else ever gets anything!).

Gonna surf over to fitday and start updating there again, too. I have to look at what's coming in vs. what's being burned off!

Tomorrow I want to be 159 even. I realistically want to be 1 pound per week loss over the 10 weeks I have left of summer (150 by the start of school). IDEALLY I want to lose 2 pounds per week over the 10 weeks (140?????)

I am in size 10s comfortably on non-pms days, 12s are more comfortable about 2 wks a month, though. I have some 8s and 9s I can SQUEEZE into, but it is SOOOOOOO depressing to have them be that tight. I bet that my 10s could be baggy at 150 and I could be comfortable in a 9. If I could get down to 140 I would be MUCH happier - probably an 8. At 135 I MIGHT could get in a 7 (especially if I got down to 130). And by 120-125 I could be in a 6, but I bet my hips won't get that small since I've had kids.

Basically (not counting the drinks - champagne and apple martini) I have consumed about 800 calories today - 32 gms fat and 101 carbs MOST of which came from the cheeseburger I had a lunch. I plan on walking on the treadmill before bedtime for 30 minutes and 30 minutes of P90 stretching which will knock off about 200 of those calories. No cheeseburger tomorrow. I won't have MyPooBoy here, so maybe I can get by with a salad at lunch. Definitely having less meat tomorrow and getting nonfat cheese from here on out!

So, there you have it -- more planning and wishing. At least I won't be sitting on my butt depressed like I was over much of the school year. GAWD, I'm glad it's over. There were some kids I truly loved, but for the most part the lack of support by the parents made it completely unbearable. This is the first year in a classroom teaching situation that I seriously thought about quitting teaching. It sucked. I'm glad it's over.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


I shouldn't even get on the scale when I know I haven't been eating right and working out. It's up again -- that's embarrassing.

Still no time to pour out my heart about Thunderduck graduating. Been busy getting Lurch, TrainWreck, and Chunk started on summer track and getting TrainWreck enrolled in a college course. Trying to convince MyPoolBoy and Thunderduck into taking a Sociology clep.

Found this fun thing online, though. I'm French, of course.