Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation Get Healthy

I have little to report, my giving up sweets is not 100% successful.  I've had 5 sweets in 10 days ugh!  So I have a 50% success rate, I wasn't a math major you know.  I have however no had any candy.  Not one single m&m off Mrs. Anderson's desk, not even 1 candy corn that Mrs. Anderson brought in, even when it was offered to me, several times.  It's all so hard.
I have also been trying to have one of my coffees with no sugar, I cannot and will not, and choose not to have my coffee without cream.  I'm not a crazy person you know.  
My weight loss for the week is....wait for it 0.0 exactly the same as last Wednesday morning.  What ever, that's what a weekend in Connecticut, eating out and celebrating with the fam will do to you.  I did walk 8 miles last week with mom tho.
I give myself a 72 for the week, barely.  I graded on the curve.
Travey and I at the pig roast

Pork..It's what's for dinner

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What I'm reading Wednesday or Operation Read Your Shelves

I read a lot over the summer and since work has started again, I haven't had the time to read, I'd rather spend it sleeping.  However, I do enjoy reading, and I usually have a book going.  I have a large bookshelf full of books, lots that haven't been read, and when I read Lauren's post about Operation Red your Shelves, I thought I'd join in.

The idea is to choose a book off your shelf or kindle and read it, rather than buying something new.  The book I chose for September was Drowning Ruth, by Christina Schwarz.  This was one of Oprah's book club books and it was recommended by someone else, because it ended up on my shelf and I don't usually follow Oprah's books.

from amazon

“[A] gripping psychological thriller . . . In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . . Told in the voices of several of the main characters and skipping back and forth in time, the narrative gradually and tantalizingly reveals the dark family secrets and the unsettling discoveries that lead to the truth of what actually happened the night of the drowning. . . . Schwarz certainly succeeds at keeping the reader engrossed.

I didn't love the book, eh, I didn't really like it.  I thought it was confusing, skipped back and forth, and I had a hard time following.  I didn't find it a "psychological thriller", I thought, Mandy was rather crazy, and I actually figured out how the book was going to end, but I still didn't really like it.  I hate leaving things undone, and books unfinished, so I plugged along and finished the book.  
What about you?  Have you read this one??  What are you reading??  What should I choose off the shelf for next month?
34 Magnolia Street

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Operation Get Healthy

I've decided that things around this body need to change. I've been reading about different blogger's challenges, involving weight loss, not eating stuff, eating stuff etc... While I'm up for a good challenge, and rather competitive, I realized that this is something that I need to do for myself. Just like when I lost 50 lbs (9 years ago). It was for me. I wasn't happy with how I looked or how I felt and that's how I feel now. 
I need this body to be healthy because I have got other health issues that I cannot control. This I can control. I'm not going to talk numbers on the scale, or on the back of my jeans, but FYI, I'm not impressed with either. I weighed myself this morning and it was what I expected. It's stayed pretty much the same all summer. This is not just about what I weigh, but about what I am eating.  I have given myself challenges for each week, and I'll report out on these challenges. It's all a challenge right? It's no secret that I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas, give me sweets all day, everyday. My weaknesses are baked goods and the candy bowl on Mrs. Anderson's desk.  So for now, no sweets. No candy, no baked goods, no ice cream, no chocolate, no cake.... I'll be reporting out on my progress, successes and challenges.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Over and over

I have been feeling like there is not enough time in the day for all I wish to accomplish. I get up every morning, drink a cup of coffee, shower, get dressed, clean up the kitchen, make my peanut butter and jelly toast, my coffee to go, pack my lunch bag and leave for work. About once a week, I lock my car keys in the house (I realize this when I'm in the car) and I have together my spare key, go back in the house and get my keys. I drive to and then leave work. I come home and if I sit on the couch, it sure is hard to get back up and be productive. I need to get dinner ready, hopefully it has been planned, make lunches for the next day, make the coffee, clean up the dishes, eat dinner, clean up the dishes again and watch a little tv or read and go to bed to do it all over againhe next day. In that evening time I try to do a complete load of laundry, you know the third step...put it away. I don't like to do marathon loads of laundry because there is always one load, usually the whites that stay in the dryer until I do laundry the next time. 
I know I'm not alone and I know people gave busier lives, longer work hours, longer commutes and little people who live with them and are able to get it all done, but today, these past few weeks, this is how I've been feeling. My to do list keeps getting longer and longer and carrying over week to week.

The mums I got over the weekend, they make me happy