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Saturday : What Is Up With Me Today ?

Posted by Susan on August 29, 2009

I was up this morning at 5:00 am. My husband had an all day class for work this morning, and I got up to make him something to eat on the way there. Since I was up already, I got started on my day.

Another cool, rainy day, so I knew I wasn’t getting to the beach. I figured I may as well get some stuff done around the house.

I threw in a load of wash and then got my Saturday workout in. After that I ate breakfast and started cleaning ! This is part of the end result of my cleaning frenzy. I was watching BBC America while I cleaned. A show called “How Clean Is Your House”. These two funny British women go into these absolutely disgusting homes and clean them up ! I am so fussy when it comes to my house. If the place is messy , not clean to my standards, I can’t relax. Knowing that the entire house is clean will make for a very comfortable evening !

By 1:00 I was done with everything. The whole house was clean, the laundry was done, and I suddenly hit a wall. I was tired, and crabby, and in ” I don’t care ” mood.

The only thing I can think of is PMS. That is the only time I feel like this. Needless to say , my food today reflects that:

The old stand by, and my favorite breakfast , Kashi Cocoa Beach Granola, oatmeal, and chocolate peanut butter.

At 10 am , I had a few sugar free peanut butter cups. These are teeny tiny ! I’ve had bad experiences with sugar free candy in the past so I made sure not to eat too many !


Lunch was peanut butter and jelly on a whole grain sandwich thin.

A few pretzels.


And a nectarine. I just bought these last night, and it was perfect. Really sweet and delicious.

As an afternoon snack I had some edamame. I’ve never had this before . I bought them last night frozen and steamed them . I know I am going to sound like a complete idiot, but when I tried one , I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to eat the pod. So I ate one and thought ” Ew !”. I couldn’t imagine why everyone I ever talked to about these things tells me that they are awesome. Finally, I actually Googled how to eat them. Once I learned that your not supposed to eat the pod, just the bean inside ……….. I loved them ! So I found a new snack.

Dinner was a repeat again. I was in no mood to think about what I was eating so it was nice to have the food ready and only need to heat it up. I didn’t feel like being creative and I didn’t want to think about it ….. so I didn’t !

Dessert , 1/2 cup of sugar free frozen yogurt, lite chocolate syrup, lite whip cream , and a few sugar free peanut butter cups mixed in . Yum !

Later tonight, when all is quiet ………… I have my niece until 10:00 ………… I am going to have a serving of reduced fat popcorn and watch a movie.
My goal for tomorrow is to make an effort to eat a little healthier and drop the “who cares” attitude. Although I haven’t gone over my calorie limit , I feel better when I eat better.

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First Day of Maintainance

Posted by Susan on May 31, 2009


The first thing I did yesterday morning was workout. Knowing that I’ve reached my goal weight (FINALLY!) it was motiviation to get my hour of exercise in. Then I decided to clean out the closet in our bathroom. This picture is embarassing to say the least ! I am usually a very organized person, but my closets need some help!

Anyway I needed a place to put my scale so that it was accessable to me every morning so that I can get into the habit of weighing myself every morning before my workout, so I decided to clean out the closet and put the scale in there out of sight.

I ended up throwing away one HUGE trash bag full of junk ! Below is the end result :

And here is the new home for my scale. (excuse the dusty corners, I took the pic before I vacumed the floor in there !)

I did my first weigh in this morning when I got up. I kind of worry about the whole daily weigh in thing. I don’t want to get obsessive about it, but I need to keep tabs on it somehow, so for now this is the only solution I can think of.

I upped my calories yesterday about 150 yesterday. I felt really weird eating more , but I am doing it and will continue to.

My sister gave me a bunch of cute tops yesterday that she doesn’t wear anymore. A few had tags still on them ! (she works in retail ) As I pulled each one out I looked at them and my first thought was…….oh this won’t fit. But when I tried on each shirt, sure enough, they all fit ! I am glad to have a few new things to add to my wordrobe !

We finished the front yard edging yesterday. It is coming together nicely. Now we have to wait for the shrubs I ordered to come in and mulch. Since we worked all day yesterday, we decided to make today the first offical day of vacation ! I am not sure what we are doing , but we are doing something fun! We are just going to relax and see how we feel before we decide.

I got up this morning after a good night’s sleep , and enjoying my green tea , waiting to see how the day unfolds. It feels good to know that I don’t have to run around preparing for the work week !

Look what I got this week ! I won this cookbook plus various goodies ! Amy ‘s blog “Fatty McButterpants ” had a give away and I won! My first time ever winning a give away ! The cookbook is great ! Thanks Amy!

I hope every one has a great Sunday !

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