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2 Days in One!

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1.8.2014

I know, I know…I had chocolate yesterday! I was surprised of myself too. But I was literally at my desk falling asleep. I was having such a hard time keeping myself awake it was crazy. So, I decided to get me a little chocolate…it was good too 🙂 I did not really eat a whole lot of anything else so I did not feel guilty. I made a huge veggie salad for my lunch and unfortunately I had to miss breakfast because I was just running so late from going to the gym. Then i just had some plain old Ramen noodles for dinner. Still no soda! Not allot happened though. the day itself was pretty uneventful.

We got a new girl at my job and I am just beside myself about her. She is so rude, and obnoxious. She has such a nasty mouth and makes me so uncomfortable. I am so glad that I do not work close to her, I might need to request a transfer. She thinks I told about her cussing when in fact I was not the only person that heard her. So, when I walked past her she actually called me a B&%$@ while I was within ear shot. I almost forgot who I was, but I regrouped and just let it go. I just kept walking. But I did tell HR. There is no reason for her to be like that. There is a time and place for ugly, and work is not one of them. I love that job and if letting her run mouth is the best thing for me to do, then so be it. People like that will eventually bury themselves. I do not even need to do anything at all. I think I will enjoy the show though. It might become an exciting movie to watch actually! I will keep you updated…

Luis is starting to get the flu I think. He came home last night from work pretty rough, fever and all. I got him some meds and he woke up a little better, but then went back to bed and broke fever again. His silly butt woke up and showered and went to work. Saying he is not around anyone at work so he won’t be getting anyone else sick! I just want to rattle him sometimes he is so hard-headed. He is the grumpiest thing when he is sick too, so of course I am walking on pins and needles in the house. I am praying for him to get better, that can not come quick enough. I am making him salads and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables with vitamins. He has no choice but to get better! I have already claimed it for him.

I had the day off today and I was really worried I was going to sit here and munch and eat all day. But I didn’t, I actually did real well. One sec while I go make a cup of green tea…

1.9.2014 tea

Now that is better…I have become pretty close to expecting a hot cup of green tea, fresh squeezed lemon and honey stick…right before bed now. It seems like it is some sort of routine, just mine. Isaac is asleep, Luis is at work, my work is done and now I can focus on me. I had a day off today since Isaac had an appointment today so I actually got allot done. I went to the gym this morning, came home and got Isaac to go to the doctor, took him back to school, and come home to start cleaning. I cleaned the kitchen and washed the laundry including the sheets and blankets. I got a lot of web work done that needed to be caught up. I have actually been busy and deserve this green tea 🙂

1.9.2014

Now to my food for today. I think I did pretty well. I even went to the gym today on my day off of work. So that in itself was an accomplishment. But I did have fast food today. With all the running around today I grabbed me a turkey sandwich from Arby’s and some fries. I still did not have soda. I got a sweet tea, but I gave it to Luis because he loves sweet tea 🙂 I decided to have oatmeal for lunch, I was cold from the inside out. I figured oatmeal that would warm me up. It worked to! I snuck one of Luis’ Klondike bars in there somewhere 🙂 And then for dinner I got a little creative. I made a small bag of Rice-a-Roni garlic and herb noodles and then I had 2 chicken quarters from a leftover dinner the other night. I took the meat off and added it to the noodles. Then I took a roll of croissant dough and put some on the bottom of the pan, poured the mixture in it, and then put another layer on top. Baked it and ended up with a sloppy version of a chicken pot pie. The good thing is, it tasted great! and Isaac cleaned his plate, which has not happened in a long time. He usually finds something wrong and pitches it. So, to see an empty plate made me feel good about what I had done. Like I had done something good for a change.

I guess I need to get in the bed, I do go back to work tomorrow. I am praying for good news tomorrow as Luis puts his truck in the shop for repairs. I am hoping it is within budget and will be fixed good as new. We have been using one car and need to have two for this family. We are too busy to be down to one car 🙂

Until next time…

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A New Year huh?

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Well, I suppose Happy New Year announcement is in order here! It is the first day of a new year in which many thought would never come; no thanks to the Mayans. But since we made it and we have another term of 365 days to look forward to, I want to share with you what my plans are this year. There are two things I want to do this year; no matter what.

First; I want to read through my entire devotional. A wonderful woman gave me a daily devotional a few years ago and I always have intentions of just picking it up and starting, but I never do. It gives you a little of the bible to read every day and at the end of the year you have read the bible in its entirety. She has read it 11 times through! And me still not once, yet I say I am a Christian. Okay, let me rephrase that. I am a Christian, I just need to buckle down on my biblical reading. I did already read it today, if I can just wake up from all the ‘begots’ in Matthew I will be great! And I know I am not the only one who thinks the same thing either. But I do what to post a verse that stuck out to me today. It is Proverbs 1:7 ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction’.

Secondly; I want to take my health alot more seriously. Everyone knows I am diabetic and my sugar is completely out of control. Well, so is my dieting and exercise. I need to be more conscience of what goes into my body, literally. More water, less everything else. I am not saying I am going on a diet, because you never actually commit to a diet on New Years Day and carry it out full stream. I just commit to walking the dogs more, drinking more water, and eating better. I have to get my sugar under control. I do not want one of those pumps, and that is what I am facing if I do not take action.

So those are my long-term goals, here is one short-term goal. I want to complete this C25K app challenge. There is an app on Smartphones called C25K made by Huffman that claims no matter who you are within 9-12 weeks you can go from sitting on your couch to being able to actually run/jog a 5K. I would love to be able to do this. I am going to try at least. And anyone that wants to join me is more than welcome. I would love to hear about your experiences with it as well. Each day it tells me what I am supposed to do. Since today is Day 1, I am supposed to ‘take a brisk 5 minute walk, then alternate 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. It may not sound like alot, but when you are as overweight as I am, it is a huge task. But the great thing is, even if I try and fail. I can redo Day 1 again tomorrow. I do not move on to Day 2 until I have mastered Day 1. I will try to do this beginning today and see how far I get. I am praying I can do it all the way to the end, to the 5K!

Well, enough about me. I have a few things to do around the house before my day of a single mom actually begins.

I pray a prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year to you All.

Kristina