Monday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008
Sat. I did really well. Shawn was gone until 2 so dieting was easy. Sat. I bought a whole pineapple and ended up eating more then 1/2 of it myself. Yum. We had ardichokes for dinner so I had a half of one with about 2 T of mayo. Then dessert came. We went to Ben and Jerrys. I had never been there before. I don't think I have ever even had it from the market. I got a single scoop of fhish food in a waffle cone and share some of it with Shawn.
Then Sunday came. We got up and went to church and before church I had a hard boiled egg and a plum. When we got home we were both starving. We got food from a burger joint. I didn't watch it at all I ate a little of everything. We had chili fries, a burger, onion rings, and a pastrami sanwhich that we all shared. I was so full I felt aweful. Then dinner I had a single taco from Taco bell. Here is the worst part I had about 600 calories of pepsi. Now a good day. My stomach is all turned and not happy today.
I woke up this morning and my verdigo is back. It isn't as bad as the first time I got it but it is still there.
Today I need to clean the house and get ready fo tomorrow. I go back to school tomorrow. I am glad to go back but I will be going from 10am tor 10pm again. Not my favorite schedule. I will be taking ceramics, art and technology(no idea what this is) and some required class that is non art called legacy of life. Should be a good quarter.
So for the weigh in 170.2 again. Good thing is it should come off fast. Bad thing is it is like 3.5 pounds gained in 2 days. Sad. I also am really going to try to get the treadmill in the house today.
Have a good one,

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29, 2008 Saturday edition
I am doing a Sat. blog to keep track for myself and also to be honest.
I cheated last night. I am allowed 1 cheat meal per week and I used it last night. I did really well with the cheat. We got chinese from a yummy place by Shawn's work, It is a sit down place but we love to go there once inawhile and bring it home. We had shrimp with walnut in a sauce and kung pow chicken with peanuts. I am allowed all of that so the only cheat is the sauce which I know is terrible for me. I also had about 1/2 c. rice with soy sauce. I was planning on a cheat last night so I didn't eat much yesterday except my coffee and fruit through the day. So I am back on this morning and feeling great.
I weighed in at 166.8 so down yet another pound from yesterday. I am still trying to figure out when I wan't my official weekly weigh in to be. It should be on Mondays but that doesn't work well for me. Maybe I wont have a weekly weigh in since I do it daily.
I have to tell you how impressed I am with the author of the book I am using for this weigh loss. I had a question for her so I posted on her website and she replied back to me the next day. I have never talk one on one with the creator of my diet. How awesome. Anyways I told her about my previous diet and she said watch out because I could lose a little slow on hers because my body is readjusting from the old diet. I also think this diet is so much more healthy. There isn't a fruit or veggie that I haven't eaten this week. Yum. Also the author is a Doctor so at least she knows what she is doing unlike my last diet.
Ok thanks for the vent time.

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008
I weighed in this morning at 167.8 so down another pound from yesterday.
Here was the menu
-2 eggs scrambled with spinich
-pear and a cup of coffee with almond milk as creamer and 1/2 c. cashews
-3 eggs scrambled with spinich 1/2 a cantalpoe
-almond milk and banana blended together and then frozen to make ice cream kind of.
- 1 hershey kiss
I know there was something else like nuts or fruit but I ate randome yesterday.
I did well. I took my vitamens and 1/2 my water. Today I am going to work on more water.
Today I am feeling the effects of coming off of stuff, I am sore, and mentally foggy. Hope it wears off after my coffee this morning.
Other then the diet not to much going on. The boys and I are taking it easy this week. Lots of hanging out and playing. I love weeks like that.
I am going to try to freshen things up on my site a little. I have added a weight tracker, before and current pictures, and I will be doing some other fun stuff if I can so keep an eye out.
Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008
Second post for the day.
I got all A's this quarter. I am very excited because that means that for 2 quarters I am on the deans list. Yeah to me.
I went to the DMV this morning to replace my license that I lost. I was in and out in 45 min. which was fantastic. The fun part is I have been trying to change my name from Ali to Allison for about 2 years now and have been unable to do it because laws have changed since I changed it to Ali. I finally after much work got the DMV to change it back to Allison. So I am Allison Brenner now. The only sucky part is I have to change the bank, bills, school, all that back to Allison. I was just tired of people calling me Ali like in Muhammed.
Big day for me.
Allison but you can all still call me Ali :)
March 27, 2008
I made it through my first real day. Here was the menu
-2 eggs scrambled with spinich
-pear and 1/2 c. cashews
-can of tuna with mustard in a lettace leaf and 1 orange
-banana and 1/2 c. almonds
- chicken breast and a salad made with cucumber and strawberries with a dash of vinegar
-1 orange and a small amount of sunflower seeds
-60 oz. water
-2 diet soda's
Did well I ate really healthy and managed to keep my vitamins down which for some reason I have a really hard time doing.
The results- I weighed int his morning at 169.0
I did exercise as well yesterday. The book had crunches, squats, stuff like that. I am so sore this morning my thighs hurt so bad I have to move funny to sit down.
Other then that yesterday was pretty uneventful. Hanging with my boys.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 26, 2008
Day 2 but officially day 1.
So yesterday I was so busy I didn't have time to eat much through the day. I had a pear and hard boiled egg. That was it so at dinner I decided to make this my "last meal" kind of idea and we had mexican. So today I am stocked, have read the how to's, and am ready to go. I have been looking into a ferw diets and wanted something still low in bad carbs, but higher in veggies, fruit, and still high lean protein. I think I found it. I am going to be following a program called 10 years thinner, 6 weeks to a leaner you. Here are the rules.
- Eat 3 meals a day that contain 1 serving of lean protein ( 2 eggs, chicken, turkey, shell fish, tuna), 1 serving of fruit ( fresh no dried) or veggies (fresh or frozen). 1 serving of fruit is 1 fist, 1 veggie is 2 fists. and 1 serving of protein is the size of you hand including fingers.
- eat a midmorning and midafternoon snack that is 1/2 c. of nuts (no peanuts) or seeds, and 1 serving of fruit.
- drink 60 oz. water each day. Water can be iced tea, sparkling water, crystal light.
- also you take a multi vit. each day, a calcium pill, magnesium, and fish oil. All are nutrients that you can't really get enough of by eating but you need to be healthy. I am excited because it says it will help acne which we all know I struggle with.
So that is the bacis plan I am going to try to follow.
Lets see yesterday I had to take the dogs to get their shots. They had not been groomed in awhile so I decided to do that before we took them to see the vet. Their hair cuts took 3 hrs. Yuck. When I was done with their hair the boys and I went to buy the dogs a leash and while we were at the store I ran into a girl from high school. I was standing their and heard Allison? Oh no. I was covered in dog hair, no makeup, and basically was a total mess. She looked fantastic in great clothes with nice hair. You get the picture. It was great to see her I just wish I wasn't such a mess. We got the dogs shots and don't have to deal with that again for 3 years.
Not much else. Watched Biggest Loser last night. Oh and I got an A in my ar history class. So 2 A's and one unknown.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 2008
Today is the day. Diet again day.
I have been off of my diet since a few days before Christmas and have done a week here and there but not really on track at all. Basically I have been free as a bird eating wise for 3 mo. Let me tell you this is not a good idea. I have gained 20 lbs back in 3 mo. Ouch.
I weighed in this morning at 172.8 That is 40 pound from my goal.
The diet I was doing before wasn't the healthiest way to lose weight. One I was on it for a little bit (3mo or so) I had effects from being to low in calories. I am going to be doing something with low carbs but I am going to allow myself natural carbs like brown rice once in awhile, oatmeal, beans, veggies (but still no corn or peas) , I am going to do some research in the next few days to figure out what I need calorie, fat, carb to lose but stay healthy. Today is going to be about setting up my foods, and I am sure some struggle saying no to myself.
I still have no news on the purse situation.
We had alot of fun this weekedn camping. We swam, played mini golf, and hung out. Mon. we went to SeaWorld again with our passes. Love that place it is relaxing and fun.
Well I am off to get reorgonized for a fresh new start.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

March 20, 2008 for March 21, 2008
Ok since we are leaving tomorrow I am doing a thur. night edition instead of posting tomorrow.
So I had a rough day today.
I left this morning to go take Pj to daycare so could work on my final paper at home. I went to the gas station and realized I had left my purse on the roof of the car to get Pj in the car and forgot it and drove away. My purse is gone. I am thinking someone found it and took it. I has $265 in cash for the next 2 weeks groceries and gas. I also had bank cards, license, andd that kind of stuff. I spend a ton of the day calling places and feeling depressed for being so stupid.
I got home from dropping Pj off and they had turned our power off to do some work on the street. That meant no internet to do my paper for my online class. I drove to Shawn's work and spent the day there getting that done.
I went to the market but once I got my cart didn't fee like shopping so I left and will go back tomorrow.
Now I am home stressed about my darn purse and because the power was out I still have laundry and stuff to do to get ready for the weekend.
Well I am praying to be in a better mood and not worried about the whole situation.
We are excited about camping and a weekend away.
Happy Easter.
Thursday March 20, 2008
Well the older boys are back to school today. Yeah. They were getting bored at home. Pj is doing great not unlike his normal self at even though he has the rash. Isn't that great. Shawn is also doing much better after a few good nights of sleep. Look slike our Easter weekend might go better then I had expected. Even the weather is supposed to be in the upper 70's. Yeah.
Well today I am writing my final paper for my online class. Shouldn't be to bad.
I got an A in my photo class. Yeah for A's.
I guess you can tell I had my coffee this morning.
Ok well I am off to work on stuff,

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wed. March 19, 2008
Well Garrett got sent home from school on Monday. Tues. both of the older 2 boys woke up covered in a rash head to toe. Needless to say they have been home with me now for 3 days with a rash. We toook them to the doc this morning and they have fifths disease. I guess it isn't a big deal but spreads really easily. Pj woke up this morning and he now has the rash to. What fun. 3 sick kids. We are trying to get the older two to school tomorrow but we will have to wait and see in the morning.
I am officially done with ceramics, and photography now. I have a 2 pg. paper to write before friday. I am just going to be glad to get time without the boys to get it done.
Shawn is also ill. He is getting a cold.
I swear all of this just in time for our big camping trip.
Well thats it for today. Sick and sicker.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patricks Day.....
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
the rains fall soft upon your fields and
until we meet again,may
God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Here is a little traditional Irish Blessing for you.
This one is special to me because it was also read at my Grandma Mary's funeral.
What a weekend. We had lots of fun but man were we busy. Our main thing for the weekend was the boys karate tournament. They did really well for their first time. Garrett won 2nd place for hardest kick in his age group out of about 20 kids. Cody did really well and we thought he had a chance at a few things bu there were about 30 kids in his age group. Garrett is also practicing and Cody is kind of bored with the whole karate idea. They both had fun but were sad they didn't win more We are going to continue to practice with them and get ready for next time now that we know what they are supposed to know.
Well have a great Monday,

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008
That is my main thing today. I am so glad this week is over. Yeah!!!!
I am officially done with ceramics for the quarter. I have a 2 week break from that class. My instructor is out of town next week so instead of 1 week off we get 2. got the best news yesterday. My ceramics instructor is pregnant and going on maternity leave next quarter. This was a bummer until I found out who might be her replacement for the quarter. She told me yesterday that is is a 50/50 between a guy who used to teach there and cerammics instructor from my junior college. I am so excited. I learned so much from him. It would also be a great oppritunity for him to deal with real ceramics students. So I am praying he gets the job. I will know when I show up the first day back to school.
I also finished my photo project yesterday and present it next week. Last is my online class. I have to write a few page papers next week. Might be tough but I am doing really well in the class. I have gotten all A's to this point.
This weekend we are going to my nephews birthday party and Sunday the boys are going to be in a karate tournament in Long Beach. This will be their first tournament. I am excited to see what goes on at these things.
Well have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 12, 2008
Pj is sick. Our day is going to be hanging out at home and trying to get him feeling better.
I am coming down to the last few weeks of school. I have finals tomorrow for ceramics and tues. for photo. It is a little stressful dut I am doing ok.
On the diet front. Nothing. i am still looking for the scale. I think it may be under a bed or something. I keep thinking about restarting my diet but can't seem to get back on track. I have made a final decision. We are going camping for easter and the week after I have spring break. We are coming back on Monday so Tuesday I am officially back on my diet. That is final. I need gental help and reminders to keep me on plan. I am going to get Shawn to help me keep on track at home. We have the beach trip in June, a wedding in the end of April, Summer and less clothing, I need to get back on so I can feel better about myself. Right now I want to cover up and wear baggy stuff again. Not ready for summer at all. So Tues. March 25th it is diet and regualr excercise back in my daily schedule. I don't want to be in a bikini or anything but I would love to feel like I can wear a tank top if i want to. So March 25th keep me in your prayers.
By the way we decided to do the ceramics grading for my clay baby and all the other sculptures outside yesterday. We were also having a clay sale for the clay club (I didn't put anything in the sale this time) well I was working the sale and 2 people asked if my baby was for sale. I was also told to enter him in a student show where you can sell them for any amount you want. One woman who works at the school told me to put a price of $1000 and see if he sells. Can you believe that. I don't think I could sell him, he is dear to my heart, but to sell something I made for $1000 bucks awesome.
Take it easy.

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 10, 2008
Between wind and 3 earthquakes in Fontana this weekend we were busy. We went and got Garretts friend Austin on Sat. am and headed to the beach for my grandfathers 87 b-day. We all went to lunch on the pier and had a ton of fun. When we got home the boys all played and we started planning dinner. We had hambugers and bbq in the backyard. Yum. We also made cookies. The boys stayed up really late. We had an earthquake at about 1 in the morning. It was enough to wake us up to check on the kids. When we got up and were throwing on robes we had another one. They were both around a 4.0 In case you don't know I hate earthquakes more then anyone in the world. Hate them!!! So I hardly slept the rest of the night.
Sun we woke up and I went to school for a few hours. My birdbath exploded in the kiln. I now have no 2nd project for my class. So today I am going to try to make something so it looks like I have some kind of project. Bummer. The rest of the day we clean some stuff around the house. Shawn tried to make something on my wheel. He did really good for his first time. I was impressed. he was much better then I was the first time.
Last night we went to bed and had another earthquake. it was small I think a 2.5 but it was in Fontana so we totally felt it again. This morning we have the roofers back again to finish.
Well I am off to work on my projects.

Friday, March 7, 2008

March 7, 2008
I have a roof guy coming to repair a part of the roof today so short and sweet. Lets see this weekend Garrett is having his best friend from his old school spend the night. he is so excited. It is my grandfathers birthday so we are going to eat on the pier with im at one of our favorite resteraunts. Other then that life is kind of normal.
Next weekend Garrett and Cody are going to be in a karate competition in Long beach so our life is alot of practicing karate. Fun.
ok well have a good weekend.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 5, 2008
Not much to report today. School is my lilfe right now. As finals approach things in school start to speed up. I finished my birdbath and I am hoping it drys before Thursday so I can fire it in the kiln. My final for that class is next Thursday and I need something finished for a grade.
Garrett seems to be doing a little better. We don't talk much about it. He isn't tired all day so I guess he is feeling a little better.
Cody is student of the week this week. We made a poster and book for him to share with the class. Friday he gets to take a treat in to share with the class.
My scale is still MIA but I am still not dieting again. I just wish I could get back to being serious once again. Seems so easy but man is it hard.
Well off to do some school work.

Monday, March 3, 2008

March 3, 2008
Good morning.
What a fun and busy weekend.
Sat. A.M. I met some H.S. friends for breakfast which turned into almost lunch time before we left the resteraunt. I love spending time with the girls. Everyone needs it once in awhile. Sat. early evening we went with some family members to Bass Pro shop and had a fun time wondering and eating at the resteraunt. The food was ok. I think it depended on what you ordered. Mine was not so good but Shawns was yummy. We will go again sometime and get something else.
Sun. we woke up and got to the early service at a local church. It is a huge church of about 6000 members but we went to the early service so it wasn't as full. The pastor was great and the kids had fun. We will try it a few more time before we make it a home but it is like less then 5 min. from our house which was fantastic. The rest of the day was movies and relaxing. I am excited because my brother in law Dirk did come over and give me his old ceramics wheel. I can now work from home if I need to.
Garrett has an ok weekend. He is still a little depressed and didn't want to go to school today again. We made him go because he is going to be talking with a greif counselor today. Also we talked to his teacher and he is going to discuss with the class about the teasing that has been going on. Shawn and I have been really thinking about it and if things don't get better we might homeschool him until he starts Jr. High next year. He just isn't himself and no one wants to feel like that all the time. So continue to pray for him.
Well I am off to the market. We are out of food and I haven't had time to go shopping in awhile so today is the day.
Oh weighing in. I lost my scale. Porter was playing with it on Friday and I can't seem to figure out where he put it. So no weigh in today. I did have a terrib;e weekend so maybe that is a good thing.