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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ten Things Thursday

Ten Things Thursday, brought to us by Laura at Beer, Dogs and Getting Healthier.

1.  I am hobbling around today.  I can barely sit on the toilet without crying.  Why?  Because I decided that I needed to increase my weight resistance at the gym.  Oh, the pain.....the sweet, sweet pain.  I love knowing that the hour I spent at the gym was not wasted. 

2.  Yesterday the kids talked me into taking them to Subway for dinner.   I am not a fan of Subway.  I know, I know........it is healthy.  Or at least, you have healthy choices.  But, I always feel like I could make the same sandwich at home for at least half what I pay.  Plus, I don't eat bread (at least not soft bread).  My choices were very limited.  I ended up eating a bowl of soup because I was HUNGRY.  Super duper stomach rumbling HONGRY.  It was either eat a bowl of soup or gnaw off my own arm.  I chose the soup.  I think I made a good choice.

3.  Since I have started lifting weights again, I have noticed that on the days I lift I am hungry all day.  Not just head hunger.  Shaky, pass out hungry.  Does lifting boost your metabolism?  Should I be eating more calories on weight lifting days?  I don't want to bulk up.  I would love any info you could give me! MFP isn't a big help.  Those forum posters are NUTS.  Nuts....I..........Tell...........You!

4.  Tonight, Lily has her first all-star basketball game.  The game starts at 7:45 p.m. in a town 45 minutes away.  My child is sound asleep by 8:15 every night.  She is not a night owl like her mama.  I am hoping I don't have to go out on the court and splash her with water to wake her up.  Maybe I should give her some pixie stixs and go-go juice (Toddlers and Tiaras mom's give their kids Mt. Dew and call it go-go juice).  Yes, sometimes I watch T & T 's.  It is my guilty pleasure.  It makes me feel better about my parenting skills to know there are crazier moms than me out there.

5.  I went thrifting the other day and found the most gorgeous jade green vintage cardigan.  It has white beading on the front.  It reminds me of my Nana.  She was the perfect 50's housewife that wore shirt dresses and cardigans.  It is a little snug right now but I am hoping with all this lifting I will lose some of my back fat deposits.

6.  Last night I stopped at the gas station on the way to basketball practice.  My tummy was rumbling and since this is a large, newer (and nicer) gas station, I thought I could find a healthy alternative to a candy bar.  What I found was this: 
It is a Kashi Go Lean Chocolate and Peanut Butter bar.  Yeah, they claim it tastes like chocolate and peanut butter................keep dreaming.  It tastes like sawdust and something bitter.  Definitely not chocolate.  Not even chocolate like.  It had no peanut buttery goodness.  What it did have was the ability to sit right on top of my band for an hour and tease me with the PB feeling.  I wanted to have the sweet release of a good PB but no, I never did.  Next time Kashi, you won't trick me into buying your faux chocolate/peanut butter bar.  So what if it has 10 g of protein and 5g of fiber.  It was nasty.  Very, very nasty. 

5.  At dinner, Georgia (my 7 yr. old) was staring at my arms.  When I asked her what she was looking at she said:  "Momma, you have muskles now.  You are strong."  I will always remember that and how it made me feel.

6.  It is my mom's birthday this weekend.  She will be 49...again! (haha)  When I asked her what she wanted to do  she said go for a walk.  Seriously?  I said what about shopping, eating a piece of cake, going to a nice lunch.  No, just walk she said.  She claims I have inspired her.  Hells bells!  I wanted a bite of a good cheesecake.  But, it is nice to know that I have touched peoples lives.  Made them change things for the better.  That is something all of us need to remember.  That we have the ability to make changes by setting a positive example.

7  I am sitting here writing long entries because I am avoiding cleaning.  I HATE TO CLEAN.

8.  I think I am going to cut it short so I can go clean (big sigh).  I can't avoid it forever.

That is all my pretties!!!!!  Have a great Thursday.


  1. I love your daughters comment on you being strong. So amazing when the ones we love can see the positive changes!

    I also chuckled about the pain sweet pain comment in #1. I feel the same way. A year ago I would have rolled my eyes and sighed if I felt pain because it was a signal that my weight had caused me to mess something else up. Now I smile and poke at the muscles and am grateful I can work them to such fatigue! : )

  2. I do find that strength training makes me hungrier...eat more on those days...you won't bulk up, I promise :)

    I love your daughter's muskles comment...yesterday, I went shopping with my kids and we bought one of those put-together desks from Wally World that seem to weigh about 1,000 lbs in the box and when DS#2 couldn't help his brother lift the box in the cart DS#1 said "let mom do it...she's got the big guns"...that just made my day!!!

  3. This is my mom's birthday weekend too! :) Happy birthday to our moms!

  4. You could have made the last two or three sentences on #4 for an extra one! :)

    Good luck cleaning... don't even get me started on the lengths I'll go to to avoid doing it.

  5. I hate cleaning. And I don't think you'll bulk up - you'll just get lean and toned. Keep up the good work.

  6. omg, brenda - after reading the first 2 sentences in #4, I think to myself (NO JOKE), "OH, she should SO give her daughter some pixie stix!! the T&T mom's do it all the time and it seems to work for them?!"

    LOL, then I read the REST of your #4!! TOO FUNNY. :)

  7. Hi, new follower! Just saying hi :) The cardigan you found sounds lovely; I love great thrift store finds!

  8. Unless you combine steroids with your strength training, it is nearly impossible for women to bulk up. You're safe! Google it if you are worried.

  9. I think the weight training does effect or metabolism or something. I'm pretty sure I read it somewhere...probably on some blog!

    I hate cleaning too. hatehatehate!