Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just a note ...

Yesterday, I had a pretty good day. Worked, grocery shopped, started dinner, went for a massage, finished making dinner, ate dinner, finished watching Fringe, Season 1 (love this show by the way!!!!) -- overall a pretty good day! However, my thoughts to today are ... how come I'm by myself in doing ALL of this?? I'm feeling lonely a little, like I want someone to share it with, someone to cook for, someone to watch Fringe with! I don't miss my past relationships at all but I do miss having a companion to talk to, share with and cuddle with. I live kind of a lonley life, sure I have roommates but it is not the same! I think my main reason for wanting to get healthy and back in shape is so someone will want me. I know it isn't the best reason and I should be satisfied with what The Lord blesses me with but sometimes I'm NOT. I feel bad for thinkning it, let alone writing it down but it is how I feel!! ~ ~ just needed to say that. I'm sure feel beeter tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dinner .... Pasta with Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes and Broccoli Salad

Part of my NEW routine is to only eat between 1200 & 1400 calories per day .... So I made a great Dinner tonight .... Pasta with Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes ~


Whole Wheat Pasta boiling

Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes

Broccoli Salad

Plated and Eaten! 

It was AWESOME!!!!! Yummy Good!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Frustrated & Does Walking for Lunch count?

Yesterday, I went for a walk for 20 minutes at lunch in Westwood where I work. The area has terrible sidewalks and is very hilly (is that a word?) So I am counting that as my workout, as my calf muscles were really feeling it and my heartrate was up at a good pace. Although, I ate really badly yesterday -- Burger King for lunch and leftover pizza for dinner! Maybe today will be better, actually probably not as I am getting a root canal tonight after work and will be on a liquid diet for the night! ARRG! I can not seem to get started -- maybe this week wasn't the best time to do this! Life seems to be getting in my way here -- also I couldn't get to sleep again last night until 2:00am! I really don't understand what the problem is. I am proud of myself for getting up any way and getting my tried butt to work at least ... YAY for me!

So maybe tomorrow will be better, I have a massage at 5:00pm, so I maybe I will run before that 'cause a massage will feel great after that! I'll see how I feel :-) I should do some laundry tonight as well.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ice Cream and a Workout Update ...

So I made Ice Cream but didn't take any pictures. I will tell you it tastes Awesome!! I made the Chocolate Coconut recipe but I forgot the sugar ... truth is though you can't tell and it tastes great. I think because it has Giradelli Cocoa with Chocolate and the Coconut milk all the natural sugars made up for the missing ingredient! It may have been too sweet any way! YUM!!!

Workout update: So I was feeling good yesterday morning, not too sore at all just a little in my inner thighs muscles. Not bad at all! I will do another tonight after I get home from work. I thought I would try this morning but I didn't get to sleep until 1:30am, so getting up earlier was more than a struggle and I have time tonight -- so tonight it is!
This morning I feel good and I anticipate feeling better after my walk/jog tonight. Also, I was thinking about my route, I think I ma going to literally run around my block. If I go north to south there is a slight decline which might be nice and the sidewalk is much smoother with less obsticles. Kind of looking forward to it!

Side Note: ~ it seem every Sunday I straighten my hair I can't get to sleep. It's weird! I don't really understand it except that my hair feels heavier than normal and isn't as pliable. I actually got up, finally, and wet it down and ran some conditioner through it. I went right to sleep. I must remember this so I don't have to toss and turn trying to sleep :(

More tomorrow .....

Saturday, July 24, 2010

So .... Ice Cream !!!

I did it it!!! I bought an Ice Cream Maker!

This one from Cuisinart in Blue Crush to be Exact:

I will be making an Ice Cream Recipe I found on one of the
many Foodie Blogs I read:  Baked Bree ~ ~ I am very excited!!! 
I think I may use Coconut Milk in it, not sure yet. 

Doesn't that sound good Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream!?

Couch to 5K??? OR a new workout routine ....

I've been going to Pilates as part of my Physical Therapy for about 2 month now. I go about twice a week and I love it!!! It's a private session with a great lady named Penny Compton. She as so much energy, it would drive me nuts except she has the attitude of a rainbow -- all blue skies and butterflies AND no SUGAR -- which means she doesn't sugar coat or patronize me, which I appreciate so much! Also, I get massages in between our sessions from a great Thai girl -- SaWang -- she is fantastic!!!

So last night as I was laying in bed trying to get to sleep I decided ~ ~ I am trying out this new workout routine .... it's called Couch to 5K.

Basically it's an iPod App or Podcast {which I have had for 4 months :-( } that works you through walking and jogging/running to get you into shape for a 5K run. Now don't get all excited I'm not doing a 5K, I just what to get back into shape. I saw myself in a picture or as others see me and got really freaked because I have become really overweight. Somehow I missed it until now -- I know the scale says a number I won't discuss but I didn't realize how I looked, hence the new routine. I started it on a Saturday for a reason, I wanted to know I would feel after the workout so I could decide if I wanted to do it before or after work -- it's after!! I took a really long time (30 minutes) to 'cool' down after so trying to shower and get ready for work would be really frustrating, so its' after!

So I will 'try' to keep up the tracking of this workout and try to stay motivated ~ ~

Today around 11am ..... I had a small breakfast - Honeynut Cheerios - before going out and starting. I did 6 out of 8 of the jogging intervals, not ALL of them but not bad for me. I am not in the best shape right now but I think I did really well!! I came tired and hot and sweaty but satisfied with myself. Oh and by the way, I started my monthly yesterday too, so keep that in mind!

After I cooled down and showered, I made breakfast - 2 eggs scrambled with onions and peppers and bacon crumbles with a piece of toast with peanut butter and a glass of apple juice - I finished most of it. I think I need to retrain my body to eat as well and cut down on the sweets and sugary.

Now I'm off to Sur la Table to get some vanilla paste and maybe an ice cream maker - not sure yet got to check the price. I've been craving making my own Ice Cream and frozen yogurt. I'll let you know!

Friday, July 16, 2010

In Preparation of a Day that may or not ever happen .... Just in case .....

My Next Wedding Dress??!?!?!
I love this dress -- so classic and elegant and yet simple! Just Grand!
I would wear it with a Lilac Sash that ties in the back and has really long trails!!

Here are the Groom's Colors:

Such pretty Colors!!!

Nice and Elegant Cake.

Table and Napkin Set up!

Party Ice Cubes -- How Clever!