Friday, October 10, 2008

Sleep Tight ... don't let the bed bugs bite.

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So I decided I would go to bed early last night cause I was just so darned exhausted. I laid down & my eyes popped wide open. Why do we do that? I know I was tired cause while watching TV I was dozing off ... before DH left for work I was dozing so we went for a walk to wake me up. It worked until I sat down. We made coffee to help keep me awake until bedtime ... I was still dozing. So what gives? I lay in bed deciding that I could watch TV so I could doze off ... it worked until the phone rang. DH was calling at 10:30 at night ... ugggg ... he was calling to let me know he was taking today off. He talked to me for about 10 minutes then says ... "Oh, I guess I should let you go back to sleep huh?" Ya think!!! So I lay there ... until 11:30, mind going a million miles an hour, the TV wasn't making me drowsy. Next thing I know I'm waking up a few minutes after 3 this morning with DH clibming into bed saying he's dead tired. I thought about talking his ear off, but I was to tired to bother. I ended getting up at 6:30 ... not because I had to but because my son was up and had let the dogs out of their room. They were trying to tear my bed apart to get in it with me.

Now I don't have big poochies, I have little 5 pound yappers ... ankle biters ... annoying spoiled rotten brats. So what if I made them that way ... they can only be that way when I want them that way, right? he he he So I got up to give them lots of love and of course their morning biscuit that they have grown accustomed to.

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So, DD is sleeping, DH is sleeping, DS is playing his video game that he purchased yesterday. Oh, I forgot to share the news ... I think. At the beginning of the school year our cover school came out with an essay contest. My kids just didn't want anything to do with it but I figured since they both needed to work on their writing skills this would be the perfect opportunity for them. They begrudgingly wrote their essays & parents were asked not to help ... so the most I told them is to re-read it & make for sure it sounds well thought out. I sent them in ... I get an e-mail at the end of last week letting me know my DS had won the essay contest. Who would have known? He won a $10 gift certificate from Walmart ... he was so happy he couldn't stop smiling when I gave him the news. Well, like most kids ... when the card arrived it burned a hole in his pocket. He just couldn't wait until this weekend to spend it. He ended up using his card & chore money to buy a DS game. As of this morning he has almost beaten the game. What's the point of buying something that you can beat in less than 24 hours? I have no clue. I asked him that question this morning & ya know what his reply was? Why do you buy books that you have read in less than 24 hours? What could I say? I just spend all day Wednesday reading a book from cover to cover. It was so good I just couldn't put it down. So I guess it's safe to say ... he got that trait from me! =D

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So what's on the agenda for the day? I don't really know. DH told me he didn't want the kids doing school today because he wanted to go whenever he wanted to & didn't want to worry about the kids being done with their school work. I guess that's a good thing about home schooling. Pick up & go when & if you want to. It's 15 minutes before school is to start & the kids have no idea what's going on. I figure I will probably make them do a little something ... it's not like DH is up anyway. He's still sound asleep. Thankfully 3rd shift is done for the next 2 months. He goes on 1st shift come Tuesday ... he gets a paid holiday Monday ... the kids are on Fall break ... so I have an easy next few days. FINALLY.

Oh, for any of you who have kept up with my weight loss process & thought i had fallen off the ban wagon ... I didn't really fall off just changed the way I am going about it. Ya see ... for those of you who weren't following. I Literally was gaining weight faster than I could keep it off. I went to the doctor to have my thyroid check ... anything that could cause weight gain & nothing was wrong with me. I found this book called Bread the Fat-Loss Code ... I did 6 of the 8 weeks on the program & although I did lose some weight I was disgusted in the fact that 1 week off program had caused a 5 pound gain. I was exercising my tail off ... 60-90 minutes 5-6 days a week of cardio ... keeping my food anywhere from 1200-1400 calories every single day, yet I was still gaining weight. Friends would tell me it's probably the weights making you temporarily gain weight. That was a nice thought except after 3 months of weight training I should still be gaining because of weight training. So I said screw it ... threw up my hands & said I'm done with diet & exercise, it just doesn't work for me.

In the last 9 weeks I have taken the approach of I'll eat when I'm hungry & stop when I feel like I could be getting full. I take a neighborhood walk with the honey 3-5 times a week. Wanna know how much I have gained in 9 weeks? 1.2 pounds! I have gained more than that over night when I was exercising like a nut bag. So I guess I have learned ... the way my body reacts to exercise doesn't help it so I'm gonna just stick with my slow walking & my eating plan.

Funny thing about my weight & exercise that I was doing. I just read an article yesterday ... I think it was in Woman's World or First for Women ... it said that women who exercise intensly usually end up gaining weight because their body not only requires more food for function but because the intensity stresses out the body. When people choose to take their workouts easy ... walking, yoga, ti-chi etc ... they end up being able to lose or maintain their weight. I'd say that's what I have been doing & it's working. Yes, I have gained a pound in 9 weeks but I'm not killing myself to get through workouts anymore ... my body isn't always sore ... I don't feel guilty when I eat something that used to be a no-no. Last night I baked chocolate chip cookies. I haven't had cookies in a few weeks. Not because it's off limits but because I haven't felt the need for them. Anyway, last night I had 7 with a glass of milk. I stopped when I felt satisfied. I saw them in the fridge this morning & didn't feel the need for even a crumb.

So ... I'm happy that the big gaining is going away & that I have learned how to control the food I'm eating. To recognize when my body has enough food to go on & to exercise enough to keep my heart healthy. I'm not an athlete so I don't need to train like one.

I'm outa here ... gonna get a little schooling in. No need to waste a whole day when DH is still in bed anyway. Have a great weekend & enjoy Columbus day on Monday. Don't know if I will make any more entries until then. Depends on how boring things get around here. =D


Dannelle said...

Snags are buxomly cute! I'm glad you are having a day off with the family. That not sleeping is a bummer, I never seem to sleep all night anymore. It is good to know you are happy "working the diet". Sometimes that is just the way it is!It is better not to be so frustrated and obsessive about it. Great looking place here,a lot of creativity going on! Dannelle

Sugar said...

nice tags!
enjoy time off with family. :)
have a good wkend.

Indigo said...

Ok, I just went on a snagging safari (winks)...sorry to hear you've been having a hard time sleeping hon. I have cats that are bigger than your 5lb spoilers (hey your terminology), and they tend to make my bed feel like a trampoline at night jumping on and off. Have a great weekend hon! (Hugs) Indigo

Missie said...

I think I'm going to turn my tag offers into all snag only offers. No one is really asking me to tag anyway. Enjoy your weekend.

Linda said...

Most of the time, we don't stop to even ask ourselves if we have had enough, we just eat until we can hardly move because the food is there. The fact that you are making the effort to pay attention to what your body is saying instead of what your head is telling you is huge...GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Enjoy the time with your's a beautiful time of year to take some days off. :)

Pooh Hugs,

Sherry said...

I think once dh is home your sleeping will level out , sending you hugs

Terri said...

Hey Emmi!
Thanks for the snag(harvest)

I went through that with diet and exercise last year..I mean I lost 17lbs which was great..but it took alot of hard work..I walked on the treadmill 5 days a week, 2 miles a day..and watched what i ate..but then i just came to a standstill and didn't lose anymore while still doing the same diet and was so frustrating...I gave up...and I know I have gained some of it back... I plan on getting back on's just hard.

Good for pound gain in 9 weeks is really not bad at all!!

I really think it all comes down to portion you said just eating until almost full


Anonymous said...

Emmi, Aol is not on my good side now, hope you are having a good weekend, Love Ya Lisa

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Very nice tags. Hope your weekend was a wonderful one.