Diets, Diets Everywhere…

I’ve decided its time to get real. I’m tired of my weight (and self esteem) acting like a yo-yo. It’s time to get serious and get myself in shape so i can feel good all the time!

 

So where to begin. Oy … weight loss (I hate to even call my situation this) is a world of confusion.

 

So what do you choose?

— Go it alone with diet tracking and upping the exercise?

— Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or one of the other “group programs”?

— Whole30, Advocare 24 day challenge, or another “alone programs”?

— Program with my personal trainer or another one-on-one counseling program?

 

 

 

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Catching up…

Well hello there. It’s been awhile hasn’t it?

I’ve been super busy and stressed and just haven’t felt like posting much.

 

A little recap:

Oiy…work has been insane. It feels like October is a very busy month for work (it was last year too). But our home life is also busy which makes it just plain exhausting.

 

Back on 10/8 we had a little issue with the puppers. He was back to soft poops and then threw up so I called the vet and got him an appointment the next day. It all worked out well. The vet gave him a shot of anti-nausea meds and 10 days of other meds. We also got a new shampoo to use at least once per week to get rid of his belly rash. I cannot believe how well this stuff has been working! His belly is pretty much cleared up. 

 

The next week brought a new client matter that was incredibly involved and needed to be filed by Friday (client came in on Tuesday). So that kept me swamped! We also attended a local political/news event that DH was invited to by his co-workers. Oh yeah, and #11 of my 13 for 2013 challenge — The Hershey Half Marathon.

 

And then there’s last week where I spend 3 days in 4 different court rooms and had client meetings on M and F to book-end the week. Not to mention an HOA board meeting M night, HOA annual meeting W night and a thirty-one party on F. For the weekend we drug ourselves out of bed and went to an art sale. I headed to the gym after lunch and then we worked around the house all evening (laziness). Yesterday we celebrated my brother’s first wedding anniversary with dinner at my house with my whole family. They stuck around until after 3p so we were so tired. I did gather the energy to get 5 loads of laundry washed and 6 loads folded (old stuff that’s been sitting in the basket). I’m finally getting a handle on it! 

 

I also got out emails for our Disney vacation in January (I have been sending informative emails to our family members who are joining us to cheer us on during our marathon). Woohoo! I’m caught up on those! Just need to keep on top of it between now and Jan!

 

What’s on tap for this week:

Searching endlessly for the seasonal Clif Bar flavors (pecan pie, iced gingerbread and spiced pumpkin pie). I cannot find these anywhere!

Two short runs and a long run (14 miles) — probably gonna be Tues, Thurs and Sat (long).

Training Wednesday with my trainer and alone tonight (M) and Fri.

I’m only in court one day this week and have a client meeting this afternoon. That means I can wear more comfortable clothing and dig into the giant projects sitting on my desk.  Fun times …

 

I’m also planning to get the rest of the laundry taken care of, and get a good chunk of the basement junk sorted out. Oh! And, we might head to Hersheypark in the Dark, but I’m  not sure on that.

Friday night we were invited to dinner at DH’s aunt’s house b/c his great uncle is visiting from Chile. I’m not sure if we’ll be able to go or if we’ll both go or what. It’s about a 2 hour drive and we hate leaving our puppers like that!

 

So yeah…that’s what’s been going on. I’ll try to get back to weekly postings!

 

~H

 

 

Hello October…

Wow! Can you believe it is October?

I have 10 events done for this year and only 3 more to go!

My next race is local — The Hershey Half Marathon in Hershey, PA.

I am super excited for this race.

I’m also looking forward to some other stuff for October:

– Testing myself with some challenges: meatless Mondays, homemade food for a week, and possibly eating vegan for a whole week (or longer). I am debating pushing back the vegan thing to another week.

– Busy, busy, busy work!

– Halloween! AH! I can’t even stand it. I want to get about 10 different costumes for our dog! I’m thinking…lion, yoda, little german guy (liederhosen for dogs!)…ah so many options. What do you think he should be?!

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Some goals for the month:

1- Those challenges I mentioned above.

2- Making sourdough bread again.

3 – Make homemade croissants (part of my 30 before 30 challenge)

4 – Take a class at my gym (TRX/Zumba/Yoga??)

5 – Get our house SUPER clean (I feel like that quote that says “cleaning your house when you have children is like trying to brush your teeth while eating oreos” Oscar is worse than a kid…) I also heard a good quote the other day where the person said “I’m raising children, I’m not raising a clean house.” Right now, we’re raising a 9 month old puppy. So while we like to keep the grossness to a minimum, a little clutter isn’t a big deal. :o)

 

What are you looking forward to and what are you goals for the month?

 

See ya real soon!

~H