Day 158, February 6th


So today sucked.  I got to work to be told that I am not loving enough and they had to let me go.  I feel like this came out of total left field so it had me pretty bummed out this morning.  I know from observance and some things that I have heard through the grapevine is what it probably boiled down to is that they over hired (ie why they let me leave early Monday) and I was the only new person that has a child that requires childcare (so technically speaking I make a lot more money)

Oh well it is what it is and I know everything is in God’s hands and happens for a reason.  I will be okay just bummed out because we had our financial goals set in place and now we are having to re-evaluate everything.

So how did I do today.

Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz. 80 oz and counting.

Steps: minimum goal 8750 steps a day, striving for 10,000.  15438!

Food tracking: breakfast – nothing, lunch ham and cheese sandwich at home. Then being bummed I wanted to get out so met Marie and Cafe Rio and ordered some chips with salsa and guacamole. For dinner I had planned to have twice baked spaghetti but Tim and Olivia finished it off.  He was still hungry and it was 8 pm (post workout and chatting with a friend) so I went to Sonic (wa-wa-wa) I had a cheeseburger.

Workouts: I got one in today.  I met a friend from the daycare and we walked the track for about an hour or so somewhere between 2 and 3 miles.

And as you can see I posted today; woohoo!  I also began to file our taxes, but because we sold our home last year I have to wait for an additional form to be available on Feb 13 before I can finish filing.  Unless that money changes something we should get a small refund!  I am going to get off here tonight and get to bed because I have to be up early to get out and look at houses.

**So excited Tim will be home next week!  I am trying to schedule two workouts for Monday Zumba Tone in the morning and walking with a friend in the evening.


Day 157, February 5th


Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz. 66 oz and counting.

Steps: minimum goal 8750 steps a day, striving for 10,000.  Today I walked my tushy off 14,488 and I will have another couple hundred more by the time I go to bed!

Food tracking: breakfast – cheese stick, lunch KFC 3 piece strip meals with beans and slaw (I know I shouldn’t have; I had 4 phone calls I had to try to squeeze in on my break and I didn’t have time to cook too)  I didn’t have lunch at the school because I took my break early during the  kids lunch time, for dinner I had a big plate of homemade spaghetti (it was delicious)

Workouts: not today, but I have plans to go walk with a co-worker tomorrow night.

And as you can see I posted today; woohoo!  Now I have to go because Olivia is finally asleep (at 11pm) I have two more loads of laundry to finish and this mountain of paperwork to go through.

20150205_223000 (2)On the plus side we got our last W-2 today so I can file our taxes (will not happen tonight), praying we get a little bit back.

Day 156, February 4th


Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz.  90 oz; don’t know why it shocks me, but after 3 days of getting enough water I feel good.  The first day was rough without caffeine, but today is day 3 and no headache!

Steps: minimum goal 8750 steps a day, striving for 10,000.  Today I’m above my steps at 11,002!

Food tracking: breakfast – cheese stick; morning snack- carrots and ranch dressing; lunch half a bologna and cheese sandwich and a few cucumbers (school lunch) then I came home on my break and had some left over chicken noodles soup, afternoon snack 1 graham cracker, and dinner at Marie’s was black beans, chicken lettuce wraps, zucchini fries, and homemade chicken nuggets.  It was all delicious and then for dessert I had 3 oreos.

Workouts: not today

And as you can see I posted today; woohoo!  I am so thankful I was able to sit around and talk with Marie.  It made my night not so lonely.   We also made tentative plans to get together Saturday for dinner (I’m going to bring lasagna and maybe some homemade bread) and then we can play cards!

Day 155, February 3rd


I had a crazy day today, but I jumped through the hoops and leaped the hurdles and I am here to post. Olivia is also finally asleep at 10:45.

Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz.  100+ oz!!!

Steps: minimum goal 8750 steps a day, striving for 10,000.  Today I hit the mark 12,120 steps!

Food tracking: breakfast – I woke up late, really late… I shut off my alarm and so I grabbed a cheese stick on my way out the door.  For lunch I had planned to have leftovers of last nights dinner, but I got home on my lunch break and guess what no power…UGH!  I made a ham and cheese sandwich.  I was also going to start the chicken noodle soup in the croc pot, but again no power.  I am proud of myself though I came home and made it at 8:30 after my meeting.

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It was soo worth it, best chicken noodle soup I ever made.  I ate 4 whole bowls of it granted these aren’t big bowls, but it was so yummy!

Workouts: not today

And as you can see I posted today; Tim is gone and I made it through this exhausting day.  Marie was so gracious to invite me to dinner tomorrow so I won’t have to cook 🙂  Also the roof of our living room is supposed to be fixed tomorrow which is great since it has needed it since late November.

Day 154, Feb 2nd


I am going to try reporting a little differently this month.  I have my goals and I am going to write about how I did with each one daily.

Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz.  I hit 68 oz so far, but I will probably have a little bit more.

Steps: minimum goal 8750 steps a day.  Today was kind of an off day.  I got to work and I was going to be extra all day so they asked if I would like to go home.  Score, but that means I wasn’t as active during the day.  When Tim got home from work I was at 7500 steps after dinner we went outside and played some basketball and Olivia and I walked a few laps around the apartment because I am striving to hit 10,000. 11,474 is where I am resting at tonight.

Food tracking: breakfast – ugh I have to get in the habit again.  I had a piece of peanut butter and jelly toast.  For a mid morning snack I had a cheese stick before being sent home from work.  For lunch since I was off and Tim was in town we ate together.  He picked this Japanese place – never again!  I ordered teriyaki chicken breast that came with white rice and a salad.  The salad was great!  The teriyaki chicken breast was actually thigh (bleh) and I ate maybe a half cup of rice.  For dinner I made ham with mashed potatoes, green beans and a roll. 20150202_175704

I also prepped all of my meals for the rest of this week: homemade chicken noodle soup tomorrow, spaghetti wed, 15 bean soup for thurs, and I’ll either have lasagna or chicken on fri/sat.  I think this may be key to me actually eating at home when Tim is gone.  If you have an good crocpot recipes please send them my way!

As I was prepping all the food I made this discovery:


My bar pan from pampered chef which is one of the things in my kitchen that I really cannot live without had a crack in it.  And it wasn’t a small crack it was a big one.  When I picked it up and put down on the table it broke in two.  :'{  Good thing a friend of mine is throwing a pampered chef party next week so I can replace it!

Workouts: not a technical one today… I did go out and shoot hoops for 15 minutes and walked laps about 15 minutes.

And as you can see I posted today; Tim leaves tomorrow and I have a staff meeting tomorrow night at work.  Thanks for following and being encouraging!

Day 153, Feb 1st


Depressed, but re-motivated.  So this month was a total bust. I mean I failed at almost all of my goals.

The only goals I stuck too.

Savings Chart $10 done and successful!

Work towards paying off credit cards $1019 down.

Now Blogging Goals:

Weight Loss –  UGH. I started the month at 203.  I hit my low this month at 199.4 and then I ricocheted back up at 203.8.  I think this number is slightly inflated due to Chinese food for dinner last night, but it’s what the scale said this morning.

Inches Lost/Gain

Day 122 Day 153
Weight 203 203.8 0.8
Waist 44 44 0
Hip 42.75 43.75 1
Bust 36.5 38 1.5
R Arm 13 12 -1
L Arm 12.75 12 -0.75
R Thigh 24 23.5 -0.5
L Thigh 23.25 23.25 0

I have a net gain of .25 inches; you gain it and lose in your breast an bum first.

Chart Food – Nope.  I might have done a few days at the beginning of the month.

Eat out less – missed this one terribly I feel like I ate out almost everyday this month. I know it wasn’t that bad, but it was horrible.  I also drank soda so I get to start back at square one in February with drinking all my water.  I also will be suffering from caffeine withdrawal and headaches over the next few days.

2 workouts per week.  Yea I didn’t do a single workout in January.  I am finally starting to feel okay so hoping I can pickup something in February.  Tonight I played some basketball with Tim and ran around with Olivia for a bit.

300,000 steps in January.  I made it to 246,160.  That was an avg of 7941 a day and my goal was 9678 per day.  I missed it by 1737 step per day, most of this is due to 3 or 4 days I spent in bed not doing anything.

So overall I am depressed with what happened in January.  I let myself fall back into wayward ways.  The last few days I have started to feel human again as far as sinus junk, but then I have felt crummy because I have eaten like crap and been very dehydrated due to the sodas.

So I feel like I am starting back at square one from September due to the back slide.  The benefit is that I am at least 27.4 pounds lighter than I was on September 2nd when I started the journey.  Here are my goals for February:

Drink at least 64 oz of water, but shooting for 80 oz.

Steps: My minimum is going to be to beat what I did last month by 10% so I am shooting for 8750 steps a day though I would like to try and hit 10,000.  I am off to a good start tonight I am at 10,362.

With meals being eaten at work which we are encouraged to do so that the children will eat what is served I think it will be difficult to track everything through my fitness pal, but I am going to do the best that I can.  I am going to try to not eat out more then a couple times this month.

Workouts: My goal is to hit at least 8 that makes it two a week. Hoping to not get sick again this month.

I am going to try to post daily, but making no promises. Tim was gone 21 days in January. He will be gone 19 days in February.  Wish me luck because January didn’t go so well.