Yes, I try to exercise at least 3 days a week.
I'm currently working through a beginners weight training program from
This program is only 28days long with lots of rest days. My kind of slow
workout. I don't like to make my workout so hard on myself that I cannot
move the next day. But do want to feel it and I want to have a good
I'm probably 35pounds overweight still but I'm not in a huge hurry to
take the weight off. I'm just hoping to get healthy enough to run a few
5k's and at least one half marathon.
Just before bed I make a quick bathroom trip. And end that with a nice
brushing of my teeth. I work in the pubic in sales so my smile is one of
the first things people see of me.
But once I get under the covers I try to unwind by reading the news or
scolding through Facebook. But just before I turn off my phone I make
sure my calendar and my alarm clock coincide. Meaning I need to make
sure I wake up with plenty of time to enjoy a cup or two of black coffee
with breakfast before needing to run out the door for my first
Growing up we didn't have dessert on a regular basis. Sure we would have
sweets throughout the kitchen. We typically had Oreos and licorice.
But cake was for bigger celebrations and homemade cookies were also for
special occasions. As an adult though in my marriage things are very
My husband loves cake. He now makes an amazing vegan chocolate cake at
least once a week. It does not last long. And cookies are a couple times
a week snack.
In fact there is a tradition with us for having milk and cookies after
the first day of school. So we can sit around the table and talk about
the new things happening at school. And begin a plan for the entire
I don't like to have any lights on near my bedroom. I do keep a light on
in the kitchen however just in case I need to get up or if someone in
the house need to get to the kitchen with sleepy eyes. The last thing I
want is for my guest to stumble around just to get a drink.
I do have to have some noise while sleeping though. I keep the bathroom
vent fan for some background noise. It keeps my focus away from the
tennitus or ringing in my ears.
Really only 5 people won yesterday? I didn't think they have determined
since It says those winners were from 1/11 the previous week. I'm hoping
there was just a glitch and the winners for last week will be notified
Back to your topic.
I agree it's hard to keep the "woe is me" people in your life.
Life is so short to be miserable and I have a hard time even being
around someone that is negative. Good on you to support these women and
discussing with them they will have support if they decide to make the
change to get become happy again.
A few years ago, a friend of mine was in a terrible abusive
relationship. He treated her like crap. He was/is a drug user. But he
had a good job and provided for their two girls.
She would come to me with bruises and tell me it was the last time and
she was going to move out but alas she went right back to him after he
would beg and plead.
I finally had to tell her to not ask me for advice. I had to tell her I
would support her with her choice but he was not allowed near my house
because all I would think about was what he had done to her.
It took a couple more years of her being unhappy and she finally
realized her life and her kids lives are more valuable than what he was
supporting. She left him in the dust and is happier than ever!
I don't think I really had anything to do with her leaving him but I
think she just finally realized it's true life is short and everyone
deserves to have a big smile all the time and fighting isn't normal.
Good Luck and keep supporting those women they will see you and
eventually wake up. I hope.
I grew up with pancakes on the weekends. But they were not your typical
pancakes. My dad made them with cans of creamed corn and lots of sugar
and milk. He called them corn fritters. They are very sweet and
But other than my dads corn fritter "pancakes" I don't
particularly care for pancakes. I prefer waffles.
But in a kitchen already overflowing with gadgets, I don't have a waffle
maker. It's sad.
However it allows me to really enjoy a nice self made waffle when I stay
in a hotel that has a continental breakfast. I always seem to gravitate
toward the waffle iron and top it with the fresh fruit.
If I have to use something sweet, I use full sugar.
I blame the artificial sweeteners for my headaches, completely
self-diagnosed. But it seems to me when I cut them out completely the
headaches don't happen.
I don't bake that often so I hardly use sugar in my diet. Some of the
Asian meals I create or make call for sugar or brown sugar so that's
typically the only time I get the giant bag of sugar out of the
I started out college just having a work study job working 10 hours a
week and studying full-time.
Once I got my feet wet and understood how to handle a full load of
classes I began working off campus part-time.
It wasn't until my Senior year that I took an internship and kept my
part-time job so it looked like I worked full-time while going to school
full-time. This was also my best year in school. Maybe that's just what
I needed was no free time for distractions. I had no choice but to stay focused.