3.19.2012

Monday...Monday

Can't trust that day...
Sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning
you gave me no warning
of what was to be...

Are you feeling a little mello yello now after a bit of The Mamas and The Papas?

Actually, my Monday, Monday has started out great (so far). How's yours?

Annelise be-bopped back on into school this morning after the best Spring Break ever (her words). Even though we were waaay low-key as far as *plans* and *organized activities* she still seemed to enjoy herself, so that's good. Last night after church and supper and a bath, while the clock ticked on past 9:00,  she *remembered* she had to make a quick 5-minute video as a reporter for the Iditarod sled race for extra credit. This is the same video I had encouraged her to make earlier in the week, and a few times as the week went on and she always had many more important things to do. Needless to say we crushed her small budget, edgy, indie-filmmaker spirit and told her no way, Jose and by the way, go to bed.

Scott is playing golf this morning. 

I've had the house to my little ol' self and it has been perfectly delightful, let me tell you.

After being increasingly frustrated with My Fitness Pal, and yes, I know I'm wrongly heaping blame on MFP's head when really it's my fault for said frustration. I resent when it cheerily informs me I've logged in for 75 days, yet I have not lost one ding-dang ounce. Truth be told, I've been rather willy-nilly about recording my food & exercise, as in I record stuff when it's good and stick my head in the sand when it's bad.

So this week I'm shaking things up a bit. I changed my settings some to increase my daily calories. I know that might sound like the opposite of what you should do if you want to lose weight, but I've been following the 1.5 or 2 lbs. a week (HA!) goal so that's been in the range of 1200-1220 calories and on the days I don't exercise, well...it's just not pretty. So I'll try the 1 lb. a week range of 1480 calories a day for a little while and see how it goes. At this point it can't hurt.

Oh, um...yeah. I'm committing to regular (I mean daily but am scared to jinx myself) exercise and much better food choices this week as well. You heard it here first.

This morning I: 1.) got up early; 2.) ran wogged 2ish miles; 3.) ate turkey bacon and a Shakeology shake for breakfast and 4.) plan to do a bit more cardio (TurboFire) or strength training/toning before I change out of my workout clothes. Of course this means I might be in my workout clothes all day, whichever comes first.

Over the weekend I discovered Kandee Johnson the make-up artist's tutorials on the YouTube and, of course, became obsessed with them. If you are a make-up junkie like me, well, watch at your own risk (heehee) because she has lots of application tips and tricks and you might find yourself clicking through her videos one after another and then wondering why it's suddenly 11:00 at night. Consider yourself warned.

In other news, I finally uploaded my photos from the sidewalk chalk party Annelise and I had the other day. Okay, it wasn't so much a party as we mixed up homemade sidewalk chalk and then painted on our driveway, but still...
All those colors, and even the random doodlebug, sure do make me happy.

And that, my friends, is probably enough random for today.
Hope your Monday...Monday is wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. tried the sidewalk paint, fun! I like how you used the muffin tin and you had lots of colors! we only did four colors for the 1 year old and she spilled all the pink but we had a good time anyway!

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