Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wait ... back up ... did I say EASY?

Well, hell.
Still not quite with it but I'm trying to get there. Really. (It would be so much easier with a decent amount of grocery money on hand. C'mon tax refund! Hurry up!!!)
At least I got John to make that new alarm that I was talking about.
Of course, I haven't used it yet.
Maybe Sunday will be the day I get it all back in order.

Oh. And those Hungry Girl books? Great ideas but totally full of frankenfoods. Hrmph. Real glad I didn't actually pay for most of them .... and that the ones I DID pay for were paid for eons ago.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Back on track in 2 easy steps. Or 7, depending on your math.

I'm currently between books and figured I would watch something on my tablet ... or start reading the next book on my list ... or think about what the hell I'm doing to my body.

It's not much, that's for damn sure.

Not much bad but certainly not much good, either.

So. What to do?

Step One (through Four?): Get John to make me a new alarm for my phone. The one that wakes me up now is him saying/singing over and over again "time to get up." I need him to do one that's exercise related. Then I actually need to set the alarm. THEN I need to actually get up when it goes off. And THEN I need to be active. Bike, dvd, Wii, whatever. Something. ANYthing.

Step Two (or Five ... through Seven): Menu plan. I've got a crapton of cookbooks and just acquired a crap-half-ton of Hungry Girl ebooks -- including this:
(I adored her back in the days of doing WW and have a couple of her book-books already but they're huge and cumbersome and intimidating. And huge.)
Of course, then I actually have to MAKE the food. And then EAT the food. I've slid back into the whole "eh ... it's too much effort" thing when it comes to eating. Some days I don't hardly eat anything just because I don't want to be bothered.

Easy peasy, right?

So. I'll take this week and read (in between my other reading), and plan, and when my next payday rolls around hopefully have enough $ to do some decent grocery shopping. Maybe I'll luck out and already have enough things on hand ...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Eesh.

So apparently I still suck at keeping up with this blog. Even totally forgot about Musical Monday this week. Ah well.
I'm an hour and a half-ish in to another glorious 12 hour shift at work. I kinda knew before I left this morning that it was going to happen. At least it's overtime .... and lots of time to read and watch stuff and read some more .... and I've got a ton of free coffee on hand. It could definitely be worse.
Exercise has been almost non-existent. I got 9 miles in my recumbent so far and that was a one-time deal. Tomorrow John is supposed to have a 2-hour delay for school but I've pretty much convinced him to take it off completely so maybe I'll get some sleep AND some bike time in.
Or not.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Real glad there are 364 more days ....

Day 1 of 2015 has been pretty much a complete bust.
I meant to get on the bike -- either the one in the playroom to play some Skylanders with John or the one in the living room with my book or Netflix. BUT after not getting a lot of sleep yesterday and then working all night, I spent much of the day utterly exhausted or sleeping. What little food I bothered to eat consisted of leftover crap. At least it's not in the house anymore, though, right?
Working tonight (right now, actually) and then tomorrow morning we're taking John to WonderWorks thanks to some passes we got from my boss for Christmas. It'll mean very little sleep (again) BUT it'll be worth it and I'm bound to get some exercise in walking around the place AND I have Friday & Saturday off so I'll get to sleep then.
Hopefully.
Oh. Yeah. Happy New Year :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A year-long challenge .... almost!

One of my peeps on the ShrinkingJeans facebook group mentioned a goal she was setting for herself -- to walk the number of miles of her birthdate BY her birthday. (For her that's 615 miles by June 15th.)

I won't be walking mine, necessarily, as it's not always walking-friendly here .... BUT I do hereby declare that I'll get in 1210 miles on my recumbent by MY birthday on December 10th! (My 40th -- YIKES!)

I've been seriously slacking off lately with the whole bike thing. Heck, with the whole EVERYthing.

Two more days and it's on.