Sunday, January 31, 2010

Updates on stuff

Josh turned 32 Friday..He went out with the guys, me and the girls went to dinner and a movie.. Then Saturday I made Josh go to a hockey game with his hangover lol. We got tickets to Guns n Hoses, a charity game between local Firefighters and Cops. We met up with Megan and had a great time! Oh and the Hoses won!! Megan's hubbys team..
We went to Josh's parents for cake, here are some pics

Not much else going on today..Laundry, Wii..maybe some scrapbooking.. I need to get my self caught up and maybe get some stuff for sale listed on e-bay.. I need to try to make some Valentines things...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What I'm beginings..


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Celtic calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples and some other Celtic cultures, either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 1, which falls halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere. Originally dedicated to the goddess Brigid, in the Christian period it was adopted as St Brigid's Day. In Scotland the festival is also known as Là Fhèill Brìghde, in Ireland as Lá Fhéile Bríde, and in Wales as Gŵyl y Canhwyllau.

Imbolc is traditionally a time of weather prognostication, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens is perhaps a precursor to the North American Groundhog Day. A Scottish Gaelic proverb about the day is:

Thig an nathair as an toll
Là donn Brìde,
Ged robh trì troighean dhen t-sneachd
Air leac an làir.

"The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bride,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground."

Fire and purification are an important aspect of this festival. Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit, Brìd) is the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft. As both goddess and saint she is also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing. The lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months.

This is a definition from Wikipedia.. I see this as a great place to start.
I found some beautiful pics online you see why I feel so peaceful when I'm learning and reading

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Learning for myself (don't read if you might get offended)

I sat the other night, with my Wicca bible..I read almost three fourths of it..then I started getting tired and stopped, but I learned so much. I learned that there are several Wiccan paths, I just need to let one find me. I may even make my own, it is up to the Goddess.. somehow, typing Goddess just makes me smile. It makes me feel happy inside. Not feeling like I'm lost anymore, I have something I can believe in. I can actually grasp nature, I can see the wonderfulness of life. I know that's not really a word, but I like it.
I love that I can choose what I believe in, that I don't have to be forgiven for something I didn't do. I love that I can worship alone or find others that share my same love. I can walk outside and feel the little changes in the world, some good, some bad..but always there. I can't wait to learn more.
I don't want to offend anyone by this post, I am just sharing my thoughts. I have never really believed in "God" as most of my friends and family know. I tried to grasp the concept of a man that controls the souls of everyone on earth, making them ask for his forgivness to be worthy of his love..or something to that effect. I tried. I really did. I just didn't fit. I want to be able to have my peace and be accepted for that, everyone had their beliefs, and that is great.
I finally found something that gives me peace, and it is awesome!
Again, please don't be offended, I don't want to chase any of my friends away.. I am still me, just not spiraling through this universe uncontrollably anymore. I am not quite ready to be completely out of the "broom closet" but I am slowly letting things out..Hopefully not too much.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Weigh In day..omg!! Is this worth it?

Ok, so after my episode last Friday..Which I am still feeling the after affects some...I have only lost 1/2 of a pound..OMG!
This doesn't seem worth it..I almost want to give up..Almost.. but I won't..
I mean..I give up every other diet I've tried. I have to make this one stick.
Maybe it was the weekend, I know I didn't get enough water every day.. I know I didn't keep track of what I ate this weekend, which I admit, I had a french fry or a piece of cheese pizza..
Starting over this week.
And at least I didn't gain weight..That is a plus I suppose.

Today's plan
B-fast FF cottage cheese, fruit coctail 1/2 cup each 140 calories
Snack banana and yogurt 160 calories
Lunch: Homemade chili with pinto beans 225 calories for about a cup
Snack apple 60 cals

I will make it back into the gym, for possibly a light workout. I do not want to chance overworking myself again, it was soooo not worth it!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Catching up..

I have been pretty sick since Friday afternoon. I went to the gym, added more reps to my routine, and I believe my body freaked out.. I almost instantly started feeling nauseous, and icky..On my way home, I got sick..I barely made it in my house..I layed on the couch till bed time..muscle spasms, hyperventilating, cold sweats, etc.etc.. It was horrible.. I thought I was having seizures, but it turns out I just over worked myself. My body was releasing toxins and wasn't used to the extra exertion... I have felt fluish since but feeling better today.. Maybe by tomorrow I can get back into my routine..*sigh* too much,,too soon.. I need to remember my limits..

Today is the third anniversary of losing my mom.. I am going over to dad's to do some cleaning and pack up some more of her things, I will be sending packages to my sisters for dad as;ll be getting a box soon! :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day almost a whole week!

Today is going to be hard..I am exhausted..Hopefully a workout will help energize me some.
I had a small steak and salad for dinner last night so my total days cals are :1056..still under my alloted 1400...hmmm..not sure what to do there..

Today's plan:
B-fast banana 90 cals
snack: sugar free jello w/ ff cool whip 30 cals
Lunch: steak and salad with salsa dressing leftovers :) 320 cals
Snack: homemade tortilla chips and homemade salsa  100 cals
Dinner: tbd

going to hit the gym again to hopefully get some energy and work out the soreness of my body :)
Ive made sure to drink at least my 100 ounces of water every day most days I go over but I think that's ok.

still no pedometer, so I will have to find another one, which bums me out cuz the one I had was pretty cool! *sigh*


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Part two of day three...slipped up some and today's plan

Ok so I had a great day Wednesday..followed my calories and worked out great...then I saw the brownie mix in the cupboard..I decided,,I'll make brownie-cakes..just pour the brownie mix in cupcake pan so maybe there isnt as much guessing as to how many I eat..I only had one I figured 100 calories...not too bad..then I saw the sugar cookie mix on the fridge..OOoohhh baking time! I made a couple dozen drop sugar cookies..I ate two! So another 110 calories according to the box..
Ugh! Well today is another day...moving forward..everyone is human..blah blah blah..
Oh and I lost my really cool radio pedometer somewhere..*cry* I will have to buy another one :(
Here's my total cals from yesterday..
527 b-fast and lunch..Dinner was two home made tacos mmmmm...corn tortillas, ground beef, tiny bit of cheese, lots of tomato and lettuce...305 calories..
Total for Wednesday: 1042 not too bad..
10 minutes on the elliptical
15 minutes walking
and some weight machines might help counter act my slip up..:)

Todays plan:
Taking a workout break since I have a dr. apt (my gym buddy will be excited to have this lol)

B-fast: grapefruit 41 cals
Snack: yogurt 110 cals
Lunch: roast beef sandwich, 12 grain bread, lettuce, tomato and 1 cup carrots: total 395 calories
Snack: sugar free pudding cup 60 cals
Dinner- to be determined

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My baby girl is growing up too fast!

I just wanted to share a pic of Lexi and her new "do" she is so big *tear*

I can SO do this!

I am very confident that I can keep this plan going.. It seems to be very easy to keep up, especially keeping track of every single thing I eat and do here..This is like a journal of me..
So here are today's plans of my Biggest Loser Plan..
Breakfast: Grapefruit, splenda 52 calories
Snack: Banana, yogurt 190 calories
Lunch: FF cottage cheese, tomato, 1/2 avacado, lettuce: 185 calories
Snack: homemade tortilla chips, salsa- 100 calories
Dinner- to be determined :)

Oh and I got my Biggest Loser game for my is awesome! I can be in a challenge with "other contestants" and it keeps track of my calories eaten and burned with food and also gives me exercise routines to try..I can't wait to get more into it.. I already made my avatar..omg she is fluffy! I can't wait to see her change as my weight does..

I also went on a book finding trip and purchased a couple of books at a second hand store..I got Celtic Wisdom and another Pagan book I can't quite remember the name.That brings my new library up to 4 books! lol.. I also found some pink satin ( of course pink!) and some black velvet fabric so I can make a pouch for my crystals.. I will try to get pics when I make it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day two, part biggest loser journey

The rest of the day was pretty much planned...

I subtracted the apple since I didn't eat it...

Dinner:1/2 whole wheat pita, 1 0z roast beef, lettuce, 1/4 tomato, total 175 calories
salsa, home made tortilla chips 100 calories..
total calories today: 992 hmmmm...I need more food...weird..I feel like I'm eating plenty
We hit the gym for an hour or so..
10 minute warmup on the treadmill
five weight machines, using different muscles then yesterday
15 minutes on the elliptical..
What a great way to get going on my new adventure.. It feels attainable..Not so hard to manage..
Oh and I got in 115 ounces of water today! woohoo!!
Till tomorrow...

Day two plans

I guess I should let you know why I'm putting my life on here...I want to have the support, the accountability, and the encouragement..It helps to know I am not just able to hide my slip-ups and it will help make it more real I think..
That said...
Today's plan
Breakfast: Whole wheat eng muffin, Ham, 203 calories
Snack: small apple 65 calories 2 cups healthy pop popcorn 50 cals.
Lunch: two slices 12 grain bread, 2 ounces roast beef, 1 slice cheese, 1/2 cup cauliflower 12 cals..  total 392 calories -eep (updated)
Snack: celery, ff cream cheese, 72 calories

Going to try the same workout in the gym today..muscles are already crying..
I can't wait to get my biggest loser game for my ds!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day one part Boggest loser diet

Part two of my day one on the Biggest loser diet plan..
I finished my day by spending almost an hour in the gym...10 minutes on the treadmill, six different weight machines, some sit ups on the ball, then 10 minutes on the elliptical..woohoo!! shaky muscles!
Dinner was: 1/2 of a chicken breast, some lettuce and some homemade salsa and some green beans, total 210 calories
I drank a total of 120 ounces of water today!
I think I deserve a treat...maybe a 100 calorie drumstick..they are just the right size.

Total calories today:957 and if I have my 100 cal treat...1057..
under my 1400 for the day, guess Ill have to find more to eat tomorrow:)

Here I go...Starting Biggest Loser diet and fitness plan today

First off, I haven't actually started my biggest loser diet yet, I have just upped my water, and took all my vitamins and added some fat burners in ...And I lost 4 pounds! Woohoo!!
My plan for day one of The Biggest loser diet: I get 1400 calories a day...
Breakfast: Whole Wheat english muffin, Slice of Ham, Slice of ff. cheese, One Egg total of 282 calories
Snack: Baby Carrots 30 calories
Lunch: 1/2 Cup fat free cottage cheese, 1 roma tomato, 1/2 small avacado, lettuce total 185 calories
Snack: Banana, yogurt, total 250 calories
Dinner: to be determined :)
Not to mention Water Water Water!
Hitting the gym at lunch will help also..

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Random Happenings

Just a quick update on what's happening...
I had lasik last week, so Ive been gone for a bit trying to get my sight back..It went really well, I'm excited to see the results soon! I can already see better..woohoo!

I have decided to start The Biggest Loser diet plan next week with an anonymous buddy (Don't want to name names :) ) We are going to try and succeed! I will make myself accountable by putting my results on my blog as fast as I can.. Keeping track of water, lots n lots of water, using my pedometer and workouts... It's going to be a busy blog ( I hope)..Crossing my fingers!!!

Everything else is going pretty well..
Were watching American Idol and hanging out on the couch.. Yay!!