"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Holding Steady

Steady as she goes. I've been in maintenance mode, not officially, but thats what it seems like. I'm conscious of what I'm eating, and I'm not always on plan (OP), but when I stray, I modify what I'm eating afterwards and not beating myself up for straying.
I've had a stressful week, since dh was away on business. Solo parenting is difficult when you're not accustomed to it. Kudos to all those moms who do it not by choice but by necessity on a daily basis! You are the unsung heros of this world.
But while being under more stress than usual, in the end it all seemed to work out well. Even today when we were under a raging blizzard this morning. Getting the kids to school was a challenge and then my daycare provider didn't think she could care for the kids today, so I had to phone in sick to work- first time in nearly 18 months of working there. Not bad if you ask me though the manager on duty seemed less than thrilled.
It's amazing how external forces dictate our moods for the day, they shift and change just like the tide coming in or going out. I'm noticing that as I become more confident, those external forces seem to have lessof an effect. It could be all in my head, but I think it's true. I guess it doesn't matter it its really happening or not, as long as I believe in it. And along with believing in myself and that this is the 'new' me and my new lifestyle then I can maintain and put my mind to do anything I want! (pep talk anyone?)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The unthinkable- which you may find laughable

I've done the unthinkable- or that which I had been avoiding. The iPad came upstairs to the bed room. (Cue doomsday music)
This was something I was avoiding due to my propensity to WASTE time and surf the Internet mindlessly, or play Bejeweled on the big screen. I haven't been using the iPad much for reading yet- as I think $10 for an online book is ridiculous. I will find a way to read a decent library book (no harlequin romance for me) on this thing one day. I'm determined.
I use my iPad at the kitchen counter most of the time. Searching recipes, reading food blogs- ironic seeing as I'm in the throws of trying to lose/maintain a weight loss. Hopefully the iPad will be my saving grace and not my downfall.
Speaking of weight loss, I went to a high/lo aerobics class yesterday & pushed myself pretty well-if I do say so myself ( gives self a little pat on the back) but I'm paying the price as my quads are sore. I hope I'll be in less pain tomorrow. But then there's the old motto " No pain, no gain!"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The iPad and other musings

I've been off line for spring break. We traveled to Mn to visit my mom, brother & sister. I always get home sick after the visit and this will no doubt happen again. I'm tired of living in our current location. I'm ready to live close to family, to have that support that you just can't get living1200 miles away. Even with all the wonderful technological inventions!
But we did attend the iPad launch at the Mall of America Apple Store. I was sucked into the hype and bought one of the beauties and I LOVE it. I think my iPhone will feel neglected as the phone screen looks SO small in comparison. Th processor is faster than my iMac, but I haven't pushed it to it's limits yet.
I look forward to learning more about the iPad and all it's capabilities.
In the weight world- I had reached 50 lbs lost but it was short lived as in, less than a week. I was off plan, though not completely out of control while on Spring Break. So now it's back to the routine to get back on track and see where this so called life will take me.