Monday, October 31, 2011
Now, I admit, I haven't been stellar with exercising. I've been WAY less than that actually but when Monkey goes for a nap, I want to relax. I want to sit, drink my tea, pin things, read others blogs, be crafty, etc. This, clearly, does not raise the heart rate. I know most people will say well then take him for a walk. I would, except my child does not want to sit in the stroller for longer than 20 minutes now that he knows he can get to where he wants on his own. Therefore, I end up having a screaming child who clearly looks as though he is being abducted and getting many strange looks for those nice elderly couples walking down the street.
Part of me thinks, why lose the weight when you're planning on getting pregnant again at some point and just gaining it all back and going through all this annoying weight loss crap again. Don't get mad. I understand the concept of being overweight and pregnant, but unless you're one of those people that hasn't lost any baby weight at all (like me), you don't get it, not one little bit. I worked my butt off to lose 17lbs 3 years ago and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. So now to be faced with this challenge again (and to most likely be faced with it in the future) is a scary, frustrating, overwhelming thing.
So here I sit, contemplating lunch (now all teary-eyed). I really want to go out to McDonalds and get a Big Mac combo, eat all of the burger AND the fries, refill my pop 2 or 3 times and be happy. Instead, I'm going to eat the pasta (leftover) that is sitting in my fridge and be miserable.
I'm hoping this gets better, but I'm thinking it doesn't.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Halloween fun fair!
Scrapbook pages (7 & 8 months
Laundry (Monkey's clothes/sheets)
Read another research paper
Wash kitchen/dining room floor
Start research for final paper!
Watch some football
What are you up to this last weekend of
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Technically you can use whatever you'd like. We used:
Granny Smith apples
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
By far, my favourite milestone thus far is him learning to smile. It happened way back when but it still puts a smile on my face when I see a big smile on his! We had the good gummy smile from about 10 weeks until 6 months. At 6 months, those two bottom teeth popped in. Now, we're greeted with a 6 tooth grin and I love it.
What's your little one's favourite milestone? Link up with me at Growing up Geeky!
In terms of my fitness goals, I did alright.
Exercise - 3/4 days
Water - I drank lots of water and only had a little pop on the weekends
Eating - doing better at avoiding sweets and aiming for the veggies/fruit!
Weight loss - 0.5lbs. Therefore, I'm at 179.5 lbs. (blah)
Exercise - 4 days
Nutrition - more water (more bathroom trips), fewer sweets
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Here are some pictures:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I appreciate all of you votes! I'm moving up!
I'll tell you this was the biggest challenge of the entire challenge!
How did you do with the "bokeh challenge"?
1/2 cup of milk
12 soda crackers
1 lb of ground beef (lean or extra lean)
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
1 or 2 tsp of dry mustard (depending on your taste)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine ground beef, egg, chopped onion, milk and crackers in a bowl
3. Place into a loaf pan.
4. Make "topping" by combining ketchup, water, brown sugar and dry mustard.
5. Cover raw meatloaf with topping.
6. Place in oven for 40 minutes.