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Day 591: On the Wagon

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 19, 2011

Its a new week and I have committed to being a good girl in the kitchen this week. I have been maintaining a consistent weight the past little while and I truly believe that if anything I am in starvation mode. When I am being good I am eating 6 small high protein meals a day. When I am bad I am eating maybe 3 meals a day.
Anyway I am back on the wagon with my egg whites, protein muffins and chicken. I need to really kick things up a notch if I want to ever reach that goal I made.
Other than that it is hotter than hell here and I am loving it. I am the Queen Bee of summer and will soak up every minute of it!


Day 590: Shameful

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 18, 2011

It was a shameful weekend of sin.
I didn’t go to the gym at all.
I ate out several times
I watched 13 hours of Breaking Bad (thats the full first season and half of the second season)
I spent plenty of quality time with my pool.
Not going to sweat it though.
Its Monday.

Day 589: Nothing

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 17, 2011

When I say nothing I mean the only productive things I did where grocery shop and breath.
I spent 3 hours floating around the pool drinking wine and singing top 40 hits off the radio.

Day 588: Golden Silence is unsettling

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 16, 2011

Facts about me.
I am a mother.
I am a daycare provider.
I have a house that is always noisy
I am always on the go
I always have a list on paper, my blackberry or my head at all times.
I hate being bored and require entertaining so I don’t end up in a coma.

Facts about this weekend.
My youngest kids are gone camping.
My oldest kid is at my mother-in-laws.
I don’t have daycare on weekends.
I don’t have a dozen stray kids when my kids are gone.
I still require entertaining.
I still have a to do list in my head.
Its a weird and quiet weekend. When I have an empty nest I may go crazy or have perm-a-grin at the perfection of cleanliness my house will have.

So what the hell do yo do when you don’t have kids? I mean other than the obvious thing.
For us it is going out for dinner. A meal out for 5 is limited to only McDonald’s or places like that because of the cost factor. The hubby and I checked out a new wing place and had a nice meal. I had pulled BBQ pork as I am not a wing person. We went to Walmart and didn’t even go to toys or get a cart. No one whined to get anything which was fantastic. We came home and I managed to talk my husband into riding his bike with me for my evening 5K run as it was almost 11 when I went. That was rather cool. Came home and almost flashed the neighbor with my exit of the pool which was not so cool. I swear my white untanned bits actually glow in the dark.
All in all a pretty relaxing night but weird as shit not to have the kids with me that’s for sure.

Day 587: Just Me

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on July 15, 2011

I thought it was just about being unhappy with the fat.  I thought that it was just about having hip bones again and the ability to smile with merely one chin.

It really has been about so much more than that.  I have discovered so much about myself in the last year or so. I consider myself a new woman and I’m not even done.

Hello Me.

Day 586: Migranes and Running groups

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on July 14, 2011

Last night I was pretty freaked out.

My husband has started having migraines in the last year or so and our family doctor has sent him for all sorts of testing to see if there is any underlying cause.  There is nothing wrong with his head specifically so we assume it is environmental.  He has a good many of them and I have seen him throw up and hole himself away in the dark many times now.  Last night he had a headache come on and took a migraine over the counter pill and laid down on the couch. Halfway through Big Brother (I know this crap will rot my brain) he went up to bed.  When I went up an hour later I took him a bucket, a glass of water and a prescription medication he has.  Within 10 minutes he was being sick and I got up to help him. Once it stopped he took the new pill and laid in bed.  He was in so much pain he was sobbing which freaked me out to say the least.  I felt so helpless to help him in anyway.  It freaks me out so much and I worry about him and why he now gets them.

I did another 5K last night. Funny how doing this 3 times a week makes me feel like a bad ass.  Earlier this week I reported that my son did it with me and this time I added to the group. I am apparently the pied piper of running for my street.

My daughter decided to come which was of no surprise as she is an over achiever who will not be out-shined by any siblings at any cost.  Also my neighbors daughter tagged along. Kieran, who now apparently loves running was of course there too.  I did the route I took  for my very first attempt at a 5K.  Last time it took me 51 minutes to complete but this time it was 40.19 to do it. So I am consistent with my pace now with any route I do it seems.   The last few runs have also been without the knee brace and all has gone well. The woman at the running room said it was all about the shoes and it seems to be exactly the case.

Today is a day of trying to keep the house quiet. Hopefully my husband will emerge before noon and feel 110% better than he did and be able to go to work feeling OK. Non paid sick days suck almost as much as working in a production line at 120 degrees.

Day 585: Oreo’s

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on July 13, 2011

I can remember a specific moment in time involving Oreo cookies.  In my family (just me and my mom) we very rarely had any junk food available as my mom ran a über tight budget with the bare necessities of life.

Anyway one day after school in about grade 8 I came home and found a bag of Oreo cookies. I was pretty excited about it and so carried the bag downstairs to the rec room and parked myself in front of the floor model TV to watch a show (it would have been Family Ties, Degrassi Junior High or Growing Pains) and I methodically ate all the shells off the cookies making a giant baseball size ball of cream on the way.  I was pretty stuffed after the bag of shells were gone but I was committed to that ball of cream.

My mom was pissed off to say the least when she got home from work. Probably the last bag of cookies she ever bought and I am sure I got some sort of punishment for doing it.

I think that it wasn’t the best idea to have such a lock down on junk food. Her reasoning wasnt that she was a health nut but rather that she didn’t have money to waste on such things. Still think that everything needs to be in moderation.

My kids have always had access to junk, for years they had pop daily and I hoped that this would stop them from ending up a junk freak when they hit adulthood like I did.  These days they still have it but its a lot less than it used to be.  It’s really about moderation and balance which isn’t as easy as it sounds is it?

Time to eat egg whites and Ezekiel toast with coffee.

******do not google Oreo cookie images on an empty stomach. You will want to go on a sugar binge……..

Day 584: Cool Kid

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on July 12, 2011

Last night was a 5K loop again. I got dressed and went out the door. Stood at the corner waiting for the AllSport GPS app to locate a signal before starting off.  Here comes my son Kieran aged 8 in his skateboarding shoes calling out to me that he wants to come.  I had my doubts about it in those shoes but that kid has an abundance of energy so I thought what the heck.

Am I proud of my kiddo? Hell ya! He did that 5k without a care, told me he broke a sweat twice and talked the ENTIRE time (my DNA=gift of gab).  Me? I found that it’s getting better, I could actually talk rather than pant out a few words here and there. We walked about a minute or two for the warm up than ran half way, walked another minute or two and ran the rest of the way. Lets be clear when I say run I mean a fast walking shuffle. Took us 40 minutes and 19 seconds. It was bloody hot as usual, in the 90’s someplace but a nice breeze here and there. I find speeding cars are also good for a breeze and heart attack adrenaline rush too.

We got home, high fived and I told him today I was going to write about how cool he is!!

After a quick brag to his dad we where out the back door and cooling down together.

I never in a million years would have thought that the pool would be a running tool.  When we put it in 5 years ago I thought it would be great to float in and drink daquaris by. Now the only time I get in it is to cool off from a run and let me be the first to say that first jump in is a slice of heaven.

Day 583: Grease

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 11, 2011

I can remember shopping for my deep fryer.  I had a very specific one in mind that had a large basket that could hold enough food to feed a family of five.  My  husband had to travel to multiple Wal-Mart stores in the area to find it as I was very set on the one model.

This was a regular appliance in our house for at least 3 meals a week.  The most favored being deep-fried chicken wings, then grilled on the BBQ. My stomach actually feels sick thinking about it even though I know its yummy.

Last year the fryer gave out (thank God) and I tossed it away.  Last night while I was prepping dinner I got to thinking about it as I peeled off the chicken skin.

If I just had some “filler” I could throw this in the food processor and whip up a batch of chicken nuggets for the deep fryer.


If you haven’t seen it go on You Tube and look for Jamie Oliver Chicken nuggets (I’m too lazy to give you the link)

Day 582: Nothing

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on July 10, 2011

Its one of those mornings and I’ve got nothing for you. Bout a million things need to get done around here and I dont wanna do any of them. Highlight of the day will be dinner with friends and then later when the sun starts to drop a 5K run in hopefully less then 41 minutes.

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