Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I need to get a grip on my weight. I've been running and strength training but my portion size and kind of food going into my mouth has been horrible.

I can hardly button my size 8 jeans. I just tipped over my high on my weight window.

I need to get a grip because I don't want to be in the the prediabetic range again. Like I said, I had to confess this to remind myself to not sabotage my progress.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Haven't been able to sleep through the night and it reminded me of when I used to be up all the time with the weebies.

My body has been threatening to go through the "change", the big "M" word. Last night was unlike the other nights, I woke up really HOT. I tossed and turned for 10 minutes debating whether I should just get up or try to get back to sleep.

Ended up on the couch. AAHH. Cold leather. Fell back asleep. Woke up at 7a.m. with a killer headache.

I'm taking it slow today. Boys and I are going to the food bank to deliver canned goods and we are asking the boys to donate some of their savings to help others who are not as fortunate.

Hope you have a warm and relaxing day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It so hard to write a cheery post when you know folks who are dealing with cancer. I feel very helpless in their plight. I pray. I wish. I cry. I help. I just feel so terrible for them.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I can't believe I let another Christmas go by without sending out Christmas picture cards. At a time when the US Postal Services could use the boost, I have lost all desire or steam to get one more thing done.

What I will do instead is try to focus on keeping in better contact with friends and family in the next year.

Life is so darn short and I can't be made to feel guilty about not doing something that will just go into someone's shoebox for the next twenty years.

Although, I really like it when I get those cute picture cards in the mail from my friends and family. I should...wait...no guilt. So I will stop. now.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just got back from a wonderful weekend watching my nephews play basketball in a tournament in Ellensburg.

Boy are they good. My nephew B's 6th grade team made it to the championship game and came in 2nd to a really good team. As for C's 4-5th grade team, they came in third. Very exciting.

The lovely hubby's parents also met up with us in the middle of the state and it's about three hours drive for all. Going to the games, swimming in the Days Inn pool, hanging out in the hallways, and rockin' it the three Chipmunks as we call Koo, S.E., and Hills in our room was just too much fun.

My boys did not want to go home. S.E. has declared it is my fault that we live too far from family (4 1/2 hours from mine and 6 hours from the lovely hubby's).

I told him that it just makes these little vacations all that much sweeter. Today, I'm feeling grateful for family and being able celebrate in their accomplishments.

Hope you get to love on your family.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lucky Charms Cereal...yuck!!

The lovely hubby loves this cereal. Can't understand the hard marshmallows so sweet it makes your teeth ache and the underflavored rest of it. When we used to have this cereal in the house, my boys would want some and when I would cave in after making them promise to eat ALL OF IT...not just the charms, they would mysteriously be full after all the tooth-decaying charms were gone.

I don't buy it anymore. It's been one year now. Today, Koo asked for his favorite cereal...he used to say this one but today he said-"the Tiger one" aka Frosted Flakes. Yes!

It's one small step for this Asian Mama who tries to balance the good and bad foods so my kids don't grow up thinking I am depriving them of processed foods. But really being a food scientist, I really think a flunky came up with this Lucky Charms formula.

Okay, I am going to stop here for fear of a defamation lawsuit by General Mills.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

Rice Krispy treats. Sounds really nice and harmless to the waistline...until you eat half the pan. Then it's definitely NAUGHTY.

I'll be dedicating my next 5 miles to Mr. Snap, Crackle, and Pop because I think I will be popping out of my jeans. Okay, feeling gross so I gotta go change into sweats. Sometimes you got to give into the low...ride it out and get back on the weight wagon tomorrow.

What's your nice turned naugh-tay?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sneak peak of Barbie clothes...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dear S.E.,
I am worried. You won't eat your veggies. At first, it was just broccoli. Next it was raw carrots. Now, anything that resembles a vegetable, you won't even try it. The only exception is potato. I don't think fries count honey. And all that white gravy on mashed potatoes will not be you friend my child. What can I do to get you to eat more veggies? I'm worried.