I need a little help from my friends

October 20, 2009
So earlier this morning I threw out a question and got a ton of responses. But first, some background:

It's been almost a year since I publicly posted that I was ready to lose weight. And in that time I have managed to ... add "Eat to Live" to my wish list. I've also bought about 10 different books from Amazon but not that one (Lazy 1: Me 0) I've also gained 5-10 lbs depending on the time of the month (ladies, can I get an "Amen"?).

I know a HUGE contributing factor is that I am a desk jockey. When I ran a daycare we got out everyday, even during the rainy season (ok, maybe not, but I know I didn't keep 8 kids cooped up inside my house and I remember washing a lot of towels...) ... I digress, I started gaining weight like mad when I closed my daycare and started working a desk job again. I have a 90-120 minute commute everyday, I work 8-10 hours per day (yay for OT at the moment) and I like my sleep. I don't get enough as it is. My mother thinks I don't eat enough because basically I only eat lunch (which I work through). Too tired for dinner by the time I get home 3 days out of 5.

daNanner: So when do you fit exercise into your day?
about an hour ago

Daffy_A_Duck: I get my exercise on the fly - woo, woo, woo!
about an hour ago

Tastelikecrazy: If it happens, it happens right after Tucker gets home from work.
about an hour ago

lisasonrisa: I'm waiting for the weather to cool down a little more - then I can go for lunchtime runs on the track. :)
about an hour ago

carolevans_skin: I haven't figured that out yet. I need help.
about an hour ago

cambie: I exercise my right to not answer that question......
about an hour ago

JenniferPriest: Normally late afternoon which is not ideal, but better than nothing.
about an hour ago

PhineasPoe: that's just what I've been trying to figure out.
about an hour ago

TankaBar_JasonD: most of the time, I want to get it back to having it a habit instead of working at it everyday.
about an hour ago

redhdbtchx: lunch break - I eat at my desk after I workout
about an hour ago

sweet2imagine: mornings and sumtimes when I watch primetime t.v.. Yay yoga ball!
about an hour ago

FatesClown: exercise? What's that?
about an hour ago

wildbill: I get four hours of exercise a day. It's called the GXP clutch push. Only exercises my left leg tho. :(
about an hour ago

lahondaknitter: whenever I can, even little things. I'm walking to a friend's today, she's 1/3 mi. away.
about 41 minutes ago

Conclusion - I either need more time management skills, less sleep, or I am just downright lazy.

So, the question is (since I don't want to face the fact that I am lazy) - how/when do I fit in some decent exercise? Time management gurus, I am asking for help.

Replies tracked by @twickie

10/22 update
I hate scales. I really hate scales. If you want to join me on my saga I've started a tumblr at http://nanners-weight.tumblr.com/ - So far ... I'm starting out 10lbs heavier than I thought I was!

Thanks to @CTK1 who emailed me some info, that, if it isn't going to help me lose weight, has, in the last two days, helped my mood and focus. Which in turn is helping me to stay motivated past talking about it.

And to @Oakmonster for reminding me about stairs. There are 21 flights here. I think I will start with 4. On a day when I am not wearing heels and/or actually remember to bring my sneaks. Yesterday I did 4, all going down, but still better than taking the elevator, right?

I wish I could afford the gym again. Josh has been wanting to go and I would much rather zone out and get 30 minutes in on an elliptical (oh how I hate them - http://www.annetteholland.com/2005/11/im-sweating-my-hair-is-sweating-im.html) or treadmill on a regular basis than try to fit it in randomly throughout the week.

One day at a time, right?

Photo Friday: In the Details

October 16, 2009

I took this at my friend Peter's wedding a few weeks ago. They never let go unless they had to. :)
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Being Present

October 10, 2009

Here I am at my daughter's cheerleading clinic, without my camera. At least with my camera in my hands I am more likely to look through the viewfinder and pay attention to what's going on. I like to people watch, and take pictures. Especially of my daughter in action.

Instead of doing that though, I'm tweeting and generally giving off an anti-social vibe. I'm not comfortable around these parents - for a variety of reasons, number one being I don't know a living soul here. I have no IDEA where my kids get their out-going personalities from. It's not from me!

But I was thinking, "I'm tweeting, and looking up things for people online, and barely paying attention to what's going on in front of me. Why is it so hard to *be* present, in the present?"

I know part of the answer is that I get bored easily when sitting still. Did I mention that these bleachers are hard on the bum??? I'm not all that interested in cheerleading either, but my daughter is, and she keeps looking at me, so I figure I should pay some sort of attention.

Well, clinic will be over in an hour, let's see how much more attention I can pay.

With love and typos ...

Wordless Wednesday: Siblings - circa 1986

October 7, 2009

Dark Chocolate Heaven

Fresh and Easy Dark Chocolate Pudding

Let me start by saying "mmmmmmmmmm". This pudding beats Jell-O® hands-down. So very yummy.

I've been craving chocolate and Fresh and Easy's Dark Chocolate pudding hits the spot. It's thick, creamy, smooth, and most importanly, very chocolaty. The secret? Real ingredients. Milk, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

I sighed in pefect contentment as the smooth chocolate pudding hit my expectant taste buds. It was the perfect ending to a stressful night. It's also the perfect size for dessert or a mid-afternoon snack. Bonus, it's all-natural and gluten free. And in my case tonight, guilt-free too.
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