Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Good evening everyone. Long time no see. It's been sleeting, and icing, and snowing down here. It's been cold. I don't like that.

I want to start off by telling you I use mayo. No Miracle whip. Mayo. Not light stuff. Real Mayo. But tonight was a little overkill...

I need groceries but it's cold outside so I ran in to Wal-Mart to pick something up. I know I had frozen chicken patties at home, so I picked up some frozen fish--like fish sticks--because I wasn't sure how many chicken patties I had. (They're breaded btw. I know, shame on me.). I picked up some shredded cabbage for my Foo-Me Salad and some frozen sugar snap peas and misc. veggies. I also grabbed a box of some bacon ranch pasta stuff. With my fish, I like tarter sauce like my dad makes--green onions, dill pickles, and mayo. So I made that. I pour hot sauce all over the chicken and I like to eat that with a little homemade ranch--you know the packets you mix with milk and MAYO. Hmmmm...Then I mix the pasta seasoning packet with 1/2 cup MAYO. Hang on. What's wrong here? Holy cow that's alot of mayo for tonight. I don't mean the quantity as in, I used a cup of mayo total. I mean there are 3 different parts of my meal that has mayo in it. Uggg...I think I am going to be sick. I do like mayo, but not that much. No way. And as you can tell, this wasn't well thought out at all. I would never do something like that. That is WAY too much mayo.

Sorry that this is what you get from me. I'm a boring person at times. I will be the first to admit that.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Question of the day

What are your thoughts on working out while sick?

Let's discuss.

I suppose I should've defined sick.  If you're recovering from a major surgery, sure, rest up.  If you have pneumonia, sure, rest up.  But what if you're just coming down with something?  I have been sneezing accompanied by sinus drainage.  This is the beginning of the crud.  It will eventually make it's way to my throat, then my chest, then I will lose my voice.  Then it will go back to my nose where I blow, blow, blow all day long.  I have started the Zicam.  I think the tablets is the best Zicam product but it's awful.  I've tried the nose spray and mouth spray and neither worked for me.  I'm not saying they don't work, just didn't work at that time.  But when I took the tablets, they worked, so I am more partial to them.  Again, they taste like crap.  I am trying to push fluids, taking some vitamins and stuff, and sort of rest.  I am in the very first stage of this with the sneezing.  I would like to stop it here.  So that leads to my question.  Should I work out or rest up.  When I was with Tony, he was all about working out unless I was dying!  Based on his standard, I am far from death.  Yet I have read articles where top trainers say REST REST REST--your immune system is already down and working out will only make things worse. (The physical demands are stressing the body, causing the immune system to be weaker).  What are your thoughts on this?  In a week from now, I will feel like death and working out won't be an option.  But I feel okay now, just a little wore out.  I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.  Do you work out when sick?  Do you wait until you feel like death is right outside your door or do you sit it out at the first sniffle?  Or are you related to Billy Bad-Ass and you work out even when death has it's hands on you?  I am not looking for an excuse to NOT workout.  chances are, I will get on the gazelle for some cardio unless someone Responds and tells me NO NO NO stay off.  I was just curious to see what your thoughts were on the matter.

Have a fantastic week.  Hubby is in the shop so I can actually blog. Yippee.  Too bad I need to clean and cook.  Dinner is white beans and turkey sausage with brown rice.  I have home made veggie soup in the crock pot.  First time cooking it in the crock pot.  What else is on the menu for this week?  Turkey meatloaf.  Fettuccine with broccoli and mushrooms.  It looks like that's all I have so far.  Just bought enough food until pay day (Thursday).  I do have some tilapia but I am so burnt out on that.  And the last time we ate it, Clint got a little bone in his throat so he's not too fond of that.  We'll see.  I also have an extra pack of ground turkey.  I'll probably make some whole wheat turkey spaghetti. YUM.  I'm not scared of carbs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Importance of food journalling

Happy Friday everyone. I am so very thankful the weekend is here and I'm even more thankful that it's a 3 day weekend.

I do not freak out about what I eat. If I want chocolate, I eat it. But I do not eat it in excess. Anyway, for the most part, I do try to eat healthy. I also write down what I eat. I am not counting calories, but I like to know what I am consuming. My downfall is that I do not write this down everyday. I do have a great memory and every two days I will write down what I ate the previous days. I do NOT recommend this because it's so easy to forget. I am fortunate that I haven't left anything out, but it would be a better measure to write things down as soon as I eat it. Moving on, the past few days, I have been craving veggies. Always good. I thought I have been eating exceptionally well the past week. Until today. I wrote down what I ate Wednesday, Thursday, and today and I was in for a shocker. I was eating more poorly than I had thought. Had I wrote down what I ate when I ate it on Wednesday, maybe I wouldn't have eaten so much that night. Or if I had had the entire list for Wednesday, I wouldn't have made the SAME poor choices the next two days. It's not that I was eating unhealthy things, it's just that I was eating too much. Last night I had a multigrain roll right after dinner. That wasn't necessary.

So, it's very important to write down what you eat. You may not be able to lose any weight and you might wonder how it's possible because you're working out like mad and eating right. But are you really eating properly? Prove it. Write it down then look back and see if you can tell me that your diet is perfect. I know mine isn't. But now that I see my errors, I can fix the problem; I can fine tune my diet so those last 7 lbs will go away!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


You read that correctly. Yesterday morning I weighed 122.0. I emailed Kelly O. the pic so she can attest to it. I'm so excited. There's 7 lbs left that will be gone soon! I'm increasing my water intake and I'm 11 days into keeping up my food journal. Now its time to add in the workouts. I will update tomorrow. Have a fantastic evening.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Goals, Goals, Goals

I don't have much time on the computer. I have been assessing my life these past few days. I've been looking at all areas--finance, fitness, family, etc. I'm not going to list all of my goals here, but I will share something I am tackling.

I am taking on personal training. Okay, NOT in the sense that you think of a personal trainer. But I do have a "client." She's a friend of mine and she needs to drop a few pounds. She was telling me about a diet she's doing with one of her friends--you drink fruit juice for 4 days, then you add in stuff and blah, blah, blah. I told her this was a fad diet and the minute she ate something real, she would blow up. She tried to convince me that it wouldn't happen because you gradually add in food. Anyway, I told her that she needed to eat right if she wanted to really get the weight off. Oh yeah, she's in the Air Force and her career depends on it. I told her she needed to spend some time at the gym and she said she couldn't. I asked her why she couldn't--she didn't have a family, a 2nd job, schoolwork, etc. She said she couldn't because she just got too bored there. I told her that it was up to HER to get the weight off and she had to make a commitment if she wanted it off. I told her I would be more than happy to work with her to teach her how to eat the right things and to work out with her. She said she wanted my help so here I go! Wish me luck. To be honest, I don't have a lot of faith in her. I've watched her act as a slacker in a lot of different areas. If she doesn't set her mind to this, then it won't happen. She has to want it for herself. I am merely here to guide her in the right direction and away from fruit juice. I really hope she sticks with it. I have faith that she will do well. I hope she does too!

I'll write more later when I am back home. Hope every one's 2009 is off to a fantastic start! Mine is.