Monday, August 6, 2012

Life in the fast lane

Wow.....It's been over a month since I last posted.  I guess you know that means I haven't been "good"  That is changing starting today!!  Let me update you first on what has been going on....

On June 29th, my nephew was born 16 weeks early, weighing 1 pound, 10 oz, and 9 inches long.  Luckily for me, he was transported to Greenville.  He is still in NICU, has gained a full pound and grown 4 inches.  He is still in an incubator and on a respirator.  My lunch breaks have been spent at the hospital visiting with him.  It also means that my family has been in Greenville alot and we've been going out to eat quite a bit.  Not good for me at all!!

We had Vacation Bible School last week at church and I was the director.  It has kept me really busy the last 6 weeks.  Because of working full-time, I've had to work on VBS stuff at night and on the weekends.  Which has meant late nights and oversleeping most mornings.  Plus during VBS it meant waaaayyy to many cookies.  I am a cookie monster.  I am also a stress eater, so both of these have kept me eating more than normal.

I have not gotten on the scales in the last month, but I will do that tomorrow to get me at a starting point again.  Not looking forward to it at all.

Found me a new product that i really like....Blender Bottle.  I got it from Sam's Club - 2 in a pack for $12.  It's basically a shaker bottle but the neat thing about this bottle is after you put your ingredients in the bottle, it comes with a ball shaped whisk that you just drop right in the bottle.  While you are shaking the bottle, the whisk is working the shake into a nice mixture.  This morning before I left the house I put 2 scoops of Vi-Shape and one teaspoon of SF, FF Butterscotch pudding in my bottle.  I stopped on the way to work and got some skim milk.  At lunch time, I just poured some milk right in bottle and shook it up.  After shaking, I did go back and add a few pieces of ice and shook it some more.  I didn't like it as good as fixing it my blender with lots of ice at home, but I can do it this way for lunch time!

Last night my husband and I made us a "menu" for the week.  Hopefully this will slow us down some on the fast food restaurants for supper.  I did give us one night to go out to eat (we like to have a "date night") and even went ahead and wrote the name of where I want to go on that night.  As long as he and I can both stick to the menu, things will be getting better.  It was really hard having a shake for supper and him eating food. I am going to try having a shake at lunch and see how that works!!

I haven't been going to the gym in the evenings or getting up and walking in the morning.....going to definitely work on changing that this week too.  I know that I have to take it all in baby steps (the shakes, blogging regularly, & exercise) or I will just keep doing what I always do - get fed up and tired of it all and just quit it all over again.

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.  I am going to do this, I am going to do this, I am going to do this!!

In June, I set a goal to lose 20 pounds by my birthday, which is in one month, and I know that there's no way I can make that goal now.  I've got 4 weeks, so I am going to shoot for 6 pounds and 10 inches.  I think that is feasible.

Time for me to get back to work....till the next rest stop!!