Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meal Planning

Here are some of my meal plans for the next week.  I'm still a little iffy on a few nights, but it is better than nothing.

Sunday-Grilling out(not sure what yet)
Monday-Baked Ziti with Spinach
Tuesday-Left Overs
Wednesday-Chicken Quesadillas with Beans and rice
Friday-Something seafood...not sure yet

Friday, April 27, 2012

Should I?

I am in a big debate with myself and Chad on if I should go back to school to get my Masters in School Counseling.  There are lots of pros and cons to this decision.  So what do you think?  I will take all the advice I can get...

Pros:                                                         Cons:
More pay once graduate                          Costs money to go back to school
Still get time off during summer               It will be a little less time off
Still work with kids                                  It will be a stressful 18 months
Have time to work on projects                  Hard course work (i.e. writing papers)
Online Program                                        Online program

I am really struggling, but I do want a change. I'm being extra picky about this change because I really want summers off to spend with my kids and just an overall break.  I know that I can't have my cake and eat it too, but maybe I can?.?.It will be a really tough 18 months, but it is only 18 months.  That is not that long and the last semester is an internship.  What to do, what to do.  The deadline for the program I want to do is May 11th and I would start in June.  Yikes!  I have to submit everything like today.  Should I...What do you think?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weigh in

So after the crawfish boil on Saturday my eating was pretty horrendous on Sunday. I was so tired and didn't really feel too great. I ate lots of carbs and drank 2 sodas. I never drink sodas! So I did not weigh in on Monday because I forgot. Seriously, I did, I promise. So my weight today was 153...pretty much exactly where it has been for the past week and a half. Oh well, I have not been feeling great lately. I really think I may be going through a little bit of a depression funk. I need to snap out of it but I just can't seem to. I really want a change for next year. I like my job, but something new would be exciting and closer to home would be awesome so that I can spend more time with my kiddos. I will just trust in the Lord and pray for the best. This is going to be a good week. My eating has already improved...

Meal Planning

It has been a long time since I have sat down and meal planned.  That may be one of the reasons I can't get back on track.  I tend to eat like crap if I come home and just throw together a meal to eat.  Yesterday I had some extra time so I thought oh yea maybe I should be productive and plan out the week.  So here it is...

Tuesday:  Chicken kabobs and beans

Wednesday:  Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Thursday:  Pizza or Spaghetti

Friday:  Chicken and Veggies

Saturday:  Undecided...don't know if we are going to be out of town.

This is TAKS testing week at school so my days are really long and boring for the most part so we will see if this will help.  I have got to do something to get back on track.  I don't really know what has gotten into me and why I have become so lazy lately.  I think I am a little stressed and depressed about my job search, but I can't let that get to me.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A New Beginning

I have been so busy the past 2 weeks eating anything and everything I could get my hands on.  It has been ridiculous.  I really am not sure what had gotten into me except for the 6 pounds I have gained.  Yep that is right, 6 pounds! Yuck.  I typically have a couple days every month that I do very poorly, but this has been 2 weeks straight.  Good news is that all the candy and ice cream are completely gone.  I have to go grocery shopping today and I will NOT be getting anything tempting.  I plan on eating really well this week with the one exception of the crawfish boil on Saturday.  I have worked out, but not as much as I would like so I'm back on the wagon today.

I have 7 weeks until summer.  Woo Hoo!!!! I am so excited...can't you tell?  This year has not been extremely rough or worse than any other year, but I have lived for my weekends and now summer.  I think it is because both of the kiddos are at such fun ages and I really don't want to miss out on this time with them.

I have been reading lots of new blogs lately about running and weight loss and if these women can do it and find the time, then I sure can.  I am going to do weekly weigh-ins and work outs again because although not many people read this...I need the accountability of just posting it each week.  I would love to be down to 140 by summer, but that is going to take a lot of work seeing as how I have been right at 150 for 6 months now.

A new beginning weight:  153.6  (don't is all the damn ice cream)

Oh and say a little prayer for me...I have a job interview on Tuesday afternoon and it would be so great to work closer to home.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Candy

Between a birthday party with yummy cake and cookies and Easter candy, I have eaten my share or more of sweets.  My house is full of candy and Chad decided that he needed to make a cake last night so we have plenty to indulge in.  I don't know how I can get rid of it because Chad wants it here so he can eat it and Kaylee loves her candy.  That girl has the biggest sweet tooth I've ever seen.

I burned 1263 calories yesterday and still gained a pound.  I really did not eat too bad yesterday.  Breakfast was bad, but I had just finished running and I had all day to work it off.  Sometimes there just isn't anything you can do and apparently my body likes being the weight it is.  So, I will suck it up and get back on track today.  The only good thing about working is that my my options for food throughout the day are very limited.  I hope you had a great Easter!  Time to see if I can just throw out a little bit of candy each day without anyone noticing.      

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The never ending cycle

Holy shit I cannot get any lower than 149 lbs.  I have tried it all and nothing will budge.  I am constantly moving up and down between 149 and 151.  It can be so frustrating at times and other times I'm ok with  just letting it be.  As you can probably tell, today is a frustrating day...oh well, now I'm moving on.

It is already so hot here and everyone that knows me will tell you that I love when it is hot and I can lay out by the pool.  The problem right now...there isn't a pool for me to lay out at.  I sure don't have one and all the public pools don't open until memorial weekend.  Man, that feels like forever away and I need a tan asap.

I have been going on long runs Sunday morning and focusing on weights during the week.  The runs have been nice and my soreness after them is getting better.  I stay sore for the day, but it has gotten so much better than the first run when I could barely walk for the next 3-4 days.  OUCH! I really am trying to focus on building muscle and getting toned, which is probably why the scale is not budging.  I am going to give myself until the beginning of May to lose some inches and then I'm going to do my measurements again to see if there is a change since the scale is not showing one.  I just want to get rid of the flab.  Two babies sure do make the flab appear and it is a B@%$& to get rid of.

Ready or not swimsuit season is just around the corner!  Any tips for getting toned quick?