Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lifestyle Change #3

Happy Tuesday!  Aaaaahhhh...I live for short workweeks.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day.  We didn't do much...Saturdy and Sunday were spent cleaning the house and catching up on laundry.  Monday, we went to my parents' house for a bbq and swimming.  A fun time was had by all.

So to recap the last two lifestyle changes I've made.  #1: No more fast food - Check.  I am doing fairly well at this one.  Getting banded and going on liquids certainly made this one easier.  #3:  No more soda - Check.  Not a drop since the day I said I'd stop.  Now for #3:  Take a daily multi-vitamin.  My regular doctor, my OB/GYN and my nutritionist all say I should be taking a multivitamin.  I believe them.  I truly do but I am awful about actually taking them.  When I did my preband shopping, I went and bought a big bottle of vitamins.  And it sits...on my kitchen counter...unopened...untainted...waiting for the day I will break the safety seal and actually consume one.  I've always been bad about this.  Almost every diet I've done started with me buying vitamins.  My hubby finally got wise to the problem and would buy a unisex one so he could take them if I seemed to give up on it.  With my second child, it took REAL effort to take the prenatal vitamins and I confess...I still wasn't good about it.  Well...not this time.  This time I've got a plan.  Unlike my first two lifestyle changes, this one takes more effort because I have to remember to DO something as opposed to just talking myself out of doing things.  So...a plan is necessary.  I am brining my vitamins to work with me and I'm setting a daily reminder in my Outlook calendar to remind me to take my vitamin.  When that reminder goes off, I'll take it.  No if's, and's or but's.  Sounds good.  Will keep you posted.

A few side notes.  Inanimate.  That is a great word.  I love that word.  It means something "not alive."  Easy enough.  I've written this word before...probably not often but I knew I have.  However, Last night I learned that, not only, have I never uttered this word, but I cannot pronounce it to save my life.  I tried and tried and it just wouldn't come out right.  Sometimes things just don't sound right when you say it out loud.  I ended up in a fit of giggles in bed last night because I couldn't get over how I never knew I couldn't pronounce this word.  Amazing the things we learn about ourselves when we're sleep deprived.

Why am I sleep deprived, you ask?  Because there is something about the end of summer in Arizona that just makes it impossible to sleep.  Fall should be coming...the rest of the country is gearing up for falling leaves, crisp Autumn walks, pumpkin festivals, hot apple cider and Oktoberfest.  Here in AZ, we're just waiting for the heat to end.  Please.  Please end.  I am so sick of the heat.  I feel trapped in my house.  Aside from the night terrors which are back with a vengeance, the children who are waking up for no apparent reason at midnight and the waking up at 4 a.m. for this earlier schedule at hubby and I are just not sleeping well... and I've decided my scapegoat is AZ Septembers that think it should still be July.  SIGH  There are some things I really miss about the midwest (I lived in Ohio for 2 short years)...Autumn definitely being one of them.

The mushies are coming!  The mushies are coming!!  Thank God Almight, the mushies are coming!  Yes, ladies and gentlemen (I think I have one or two following me), tomorrow I get to say goodbye to Liquidia and enter Mushytopia.  I have stocked up on potatoes (I will eat them baked, mashed, sauteed, however gets them good and mushy), canned fruit, oatmeal and veggies that can be cooked beyond being tasty.  And they all sound absolutely heavenly!  I cannot wait to eat real food.  I have one week of this mushy nonsense and then real, honest to god food can be consumed.  I am one excited camper. 

Gym news - not much to report.  I got 3 workouts in last week so felt good about that.  I'm going tonight to get my first one of the week in.  My youngest is getting the staple out of her head, thank God.  I'm not looking forward to how that's going to go but I'll be glad when she's stapleless.  I'm hoping she's not so freaked out that I can still take her to the Kids Klub at my gym.

I think that's probably enough randomness for today.  Hope y'all had a wonderful long weekend.


-Grace- said...

YAY for mushies! You are doing great--keep at it!

Don't forget your vitamins :P

Barbara said...

I am not a vitamin taker either.. I actually cheated and bought the gummie bear chewables.. yeah not very adult.. but it's better than a stick in the eye (saying that is old).
Good for you to have this approach.. let us know how this all works out.

THE DASH! said...

I am taking my vitamins but its a good thing: cos with this band of mine, I'm not getting too much else down.. ack.
Good job on getting to the gym too!!

Amanda said...

in ref. to your comment on my page..My hubs knows and could read it but. I suppose I'll end up telling my friends. Maybe I will wait until I lost 50lbs! :) They all know. They just don't know how to find it! :)

Patrick said...

Bring on the Mushies!!

Changes, very wise of you to revisit your commitments. Do it frequently, feel free to change the changes; that is ok. Just keep living in your changes and they will happen.

Thanks for your comments on my blog today re: my belt. A new one will happen soon I am sure.

Amanda said...

an award for you!! Happy Saturday!

Miss Tori said...

Another mushy idea is mashed cauliflower. Cut it into chunks, boil it like you would potatoes with a bit of salt in the water (about 12 minutes). Drain it, run it through the food processor. Add a bit of fat free cottage cheese for additional protein, a bit of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning mix, and voila! Yummy mashed cauliflower which is perfect for the mushy stage.