Monday, July 28, 2008


Sorry for the long silence, there has been a death in my family. I will be back, eventually, and have lots of stuff to tell you.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Where's my summer going?

Remember how I said I was going to use July to jumpstart my working out?  Well, I haven't had as much time off as anticipated.  I ended up applying for and getting a new job in my district and have been "working" some this month.  It's a great move--I'm moving from the District Office to being an Elementary Principal and I'm moving the boys from their current school to where I'll be--but there just aren't enough hours in the day.

That said, I did make it to the Y today and am kicking myself for not just going and taking the kids.  I have working mommy guilt and don't want to put them in child watch while I work out but I went to look at the Kid's Club area and they will have a ton of fun.  Plus, the boys are always asking to go to the Y anyway.  So, I might as well take advantage of my Y membership for more than camp and classes for the kids, right?

I have made it on the treadmill a few times.  Getting motivated to do it was the hardest part but once I hopped on and finished, I was so glad I did it.

Until next time!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sage Advice

My mom, for the first time in her life, is feeling a little overweight lately. She made a comment about wanting to "lose her belly" to Pippi, who looked at her in that very earnest way that only a five-year-old can pull off and said, " Oh no, Kat-Kat, I don't think you should. I like you just the way you are. Besides, if you lose your belly, where will I give you pats?" How can you argue with that logic?
By the way, Kat-Kat is the pet name that my kids use instead of calling my mom "Grandma". Long story:)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Healthy-Yet Tasty-Snacks

Hey everyone, what are some semi-healthy, yet yummy, snacks that you've found? I'm a bit addicted to sugar so fruit and veggies don't always satisfy those cravings, y' know! Here are some of mine:

  • Fudgesicles: no sugar added and only 40 calories each!

  • Crystal Lite: I like the taste of some of the flavors but only drink it once in awhile

  • Chocolate Covered Raspberry ice cream bar: These tasty treats are only 140 calories and are very satisfying. (I'll update this when I get the exact name or a picture as I don't have any in my freezer at the moment.)

  • Pretzels: low calorie yet crunchy good (if you like them, that is!)
Okay, so maybe these snacks aren't "healthy" but at least they're "healthier" than a regular chocolate bar or pint of ice cream.

I'm always looking for new snacks to try so if you have any ideas please share them!

Monday Review: let's call it #8

Hey, remember last week, with all of the optimism? Yeah, me, too. Well, funny story. My little sister insisted on waddling along with me on my walk Monday night and, well, I sort of walked her right into labor. She started having contractions during the walk and around midnight that night, her water broke. So, mt new nephew was born the next morning and I didn't get anything done the rest of the week. That's why I was such a slacker around here: no new posts, no new recipe, nothing. Sorry about that.
All things considered, though, I did pretty well with my diet this week. We ate out a lot, since none of us felt like cooking, but I was pretty careful about my choices. And I made approximately 3,000 trips up and down the stairs at my parents house every day, which I am completely counting as exercise. All in all, not as bad as it could have been.
This week, my dad and I already have a standing evening walk date, I'm going to borrow my brother-in-law's bike, and we've made a much healthier menu. So, I just have to focus.
How did you do this week?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday Review: week 7-ish

I finally made it to my parent's house and am now in baby-waiting mode. The other great thing about being here (besides the baby thing) is that I do a lot better exercising and staying active here. There is no shortage of free babysitting and willing work-out partners and people waiting to tell me how great I look, and it's awesome! So, I'm looking forward to this week and trying to forget last week. Can we just leave it at that? Please?
New goals for this week: bike rides! follow diet! Yay!

How about you guys? Good, bad, mediocre?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Long weekend? WooHoo!

Hey guys, have a great Fourth of July and an awesome weekend! See you one Monday!

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