April 17, 2012

Random Thoughts & Such

The mailman came early today. I'm happy about that. Love the fact that I have the whole house to myself. The kids are at school, Don is working and I am free to do whatever I choose to do. I love this part of my life. I've got laundry going, my kitchen is halfway clean, I've had a nice peaceful lunch of leftovers, and I've decided to turn this post into a randomized collection of this, that and the other. I needed to find my blogging MOJO and this would be the PERFECT way to begin. If you're bored by now then you'll want to save yourself some time and EXIT my blog ASAP.

I've inherited this large piece of superseal tupperwear. I've had it for a few years now. It's all the way from TEXAS. I can't for the life of me get it to open with ease. In fact, it's a pain in the butt to peal the lid off. I promised myself if I was able to get the lid off I'd eat my lunch and then off to the TRASH it goes.

I really enJOYed lent this year. I've never participated in it before. Every time I thought about consuming something I vowed not to I would think of Christ nailed to the cross and the desire would flee my body. It was HARD but nothing as difficult as what Christ endured on the cross and eventually conquered in death. The battle has already been won. We just have to GRAB on to Jesus and never let go. It's THAT easy!!

You know..I thought about exercising hard core during lent but that just never materialized. So many things were going on and to be honest..when you remove stuff like sugar, sweets, chocolate, fast food, and nuts (literally & figuratively) you are tempted and tested every single time you turn around. Was it perfect scenario? No, it was challenging but not completely perfect. I did try and stick to breakfast boxes that had 4g of sugar or less. If it had more than 4g of sugar I did not consume it. I didn't eat chips either. Towards the end I did eat crackers and such but always did my best to look at the sugar content of the item.

Overall I found that if I removed all of those things from my diet, walked to and from school to get the kids when able to, hopped on the treadmill once or twice, not really overdoing it..I lost 10 lbs. That's just from tweaking my diet alone. Can you imagine what I can do if I added daily exercise to that?

I'm still on My Fitness Pal but I have to be honest with you guys..I do not like tracking my food. I just don't like it at all. I'd rather record the exercise and weigh in when I know I've lost weight. Anything more than that and I get distracted easily..bored..it becomes a nuisance for me..too much trouble.

So the washing machine just finished up a load and I'm about done with lunch. I need to throw those bad boys in the dryer and I'll be right back!!! Look for my next post.

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