Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cookie monster

That is what I feel like right now. The one thing I have no business eating right now is calling my name as I sit in Panera. I just finished my chicken noodle soup and salad and I want a big ole chocolate chip cookie! But if I were to eat one it would mean no more food for the rest of the day due to using up all of my points. Must.....resist.....temptation........

Monday, July 27, 2009

Trying to get back to where I was before

Back in 2005 I joined Weight Watchers. I lost about 30 pounds. I planned my meals, measured my portions, and counted up my points faithfully. I never really felt deprived. I would even still have dessert everyday and eat fast food once a week.

Fast forward to 2009. I have gained back all the weight I lost plus a few more pounds. I have realized that, like many other people, I am an emotional eater. If I have had a hard day I comfort myself with a slice of pizza or some fried chicken. If I am bored, I eat a 100 calorie pack (or 3). If I am having a great day, I top it off with a visit to Chick-fil-a. No matter the situation, I use food to reward, entertain, or comfort myself.

I think that before when I had success, I was more mindful of my emotions. I would get up during each commercial break of watching tv and jog in place. I would clean up each day or cook my own dinner. I gotta get back to these habits. Maybe I should walk Andy whenever I get the urge to snack outta boredom. When I am stressed, I can throw my energy into vacuuming and scrubbing the tub. I gotta do something different because I am sick of having a double chin, backfat, and a gut. It is soooooo not cute!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Random thoughts about stuff that annoys me

The facebook quiz thing is getting way outta control. I mean is there really a need for a "What black greek organization stereotype are you?" quiz?! Everyone that has shown up on my frontpage that has taken this quiz does not belong to any of these
organizations, so why the hell do they take the quiz? It just irks me for some reason. And I am not even a part of a sorority so I bet it's really annoying to those who are....

Why do people like to complain about always being broke but then stay with the "new-new" every time you see them. It amazes me that even in this sucky economy that people don't have their priorities straight. If you want to stay fresh, that's fine. Just don't complain about your lack of cash. On the same note: if you choose to have children, don't always complain about how they don't give you a moments rest. You signed up for that package when you declined to use birth control.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Planning for the future

Last night/early this morning (I never went to bed),I had a light bulb moment while I was doing my last minute work. I realized that the plan that D and I have to start having babies clashes directly with my next career move. Here are the factors:

*I am 27. I want to have my first child before 30.
*We want to at least celebrate our one year anniversary before getting pregnant.
*I need to shed about 20 lbs before I start thinking about conceiving.
*The program that I am trying to enroll in to become a teacher would begin in January 2010. I would start teaching in September 2010 on a provisional license while finishing up classes. THEN I would be eligible to get a regular 5 year teaching license. I would be 29 at the conclusion of this program.

My hypothetical future children are already switching up my plans....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy New Month!

June was a month of extreme highs and lows for me. I went to the ER twice, went on my honeymoon but had to do some work while I was there (boooooo!), celebrated my 27th birthday, got into a car accident and totaled my poor lil car, and celebrated one month of marriage. The for worse part of our vows got a little bit of a work out in the first 30 days!

So I am happy to start a fresh new month today. I celebrated by getting to some of the cleaning that I have been putting off. Tomorrow I finally get the prints and the disks of all of our wedding pictures, so my mom can run the announcement in the local paper. D and I both have Friday off so we can get to a lot of things that we have been putting off. I gotta go new car shopping at some point this weekend and we are celebrating the 4th with D's family on Saturday.