Thursday, July 29, 2010

How I've Started

So I figure I'll start with the little things and progressively add on:

I've cut out soda. It is SO hard! It's been really a week and a half, but especially working at a restaurant and that soda machine is there... I have to double think about tapping that Coke. It's out of habit that I realized how much soda I actually drink. Kicking that whole caffeine kick, and the headaches, that was the hardest. It's like you're addicted and you know caffeine will cure your headache so you drink and have soda to cure it. At least that's what I did. That was rough. I'm still working on it. I've caught myself a few times pouring it in my cone cup at work, but then I pour it out and grab water or light lemonade. At least there's another option besides water to drink there.

I've also cut out red meat. It's really easy for me to order burgers to go before work and while I'm out. I figure red meat for now is a good option to cut out because of how often I eat it. I started that on Sunday. I have to say, there are not a lot of options out there in the fast food world that don't involve burgers. There are chicken sandwiches at those places, but I also think about what's on them and if they really are a better option. I've been eating a lot chicken salads. It helps that it's summer so I'm not eating as heavy of meals.

Fried foods. Oh man! This I started on Sunday as well. My relationship with my beloved french fries has ended. I'm so heartbroken. I don't eat fried chicken so that's not a problem. I do miss my french fries... *tear*

I'm also taking into consideration how much and when I eat. I figure those few things will help with the weight loss without the empty calories and the bad food choices. I hope it helps. I hear about so many people that stop drinking soda and all of the weight they loose because they're no longer taking in all of those calories. The fast food and how many calories are in a Jr. Whopper, plus the fries and the soda. That's 1,000 Calories! Bleh.

This upcoming Sunday, there will be something else that I need derive from but I haven't figured it out yet. I suppose it could be candy bars. Perhaps I'll wait one more week for that one until I can find healthier chocolate options. I know there are those 100 Calorie snacks out there and hopefully it will help my chocolate cravings. Mmmm...

So that's all I have for now. I just figured I'd share with you what I've been up to and how I've been handling it. Voss has been extremely helpful. He's even eaten salads with me, but with his metabolism, he needs to eat 4x more than I do so he doesn't get scrawny. Misery enjoys company.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Work vs. Life

For the past few days, I've been thinking about how I've been living my life and here's what it came to:

At work, I've noticed that I'm hard driven, on a mission, get things done, impatient and an overachiever. If I apply this to my life outside of work, I would get things done! It may be that because it is a job (although it's only waitressing) that I care more about how I present myself at work at the things I do are professional and isn't making me look bad. I'm on stage per se. Whereas, at home, no one knows what I'm doing unless there's a change in my life that I'm excited (or not) about and then the world knows.

What I'm trying to say is, I REALLY need to get the ball rolling. I've noticed that I'm lazy, want to relax, play my games, stay organized and clean (for the most part) and it really needs to change. I wonder how this is going to work. There needs to be more motivation for me. Someone needs to kick me in the butt and say "Get moving!" I've been living in my new place for a month now and it's time I do get that ball rolling. If there was some type of reward system, pat on the back, or whatever... maybe I'd get the job done like I get it done at work. Perhaps I should treat my life like work... maybe I'll feel overloaded and strung out if I do that.

Suggestions?

Friday, July 16, 2010

How He's Grown


So the kitten has a name! His name is Kratos. He's gotten so big!



Here is Tiger and Psyclops playing with my purse Psy's head was in my strap but I didn't catch it in time.

Things are going well for them. They just about have all of their shots and we're getting rid of some sneezing. Nothing is coming out, the Doc thinks it may be part of an upper resp infection that was passed down to them. They are so crazy and so cute. Tiger especially loves to jump on your legs and attack your feet. Kratos is very loving and likes attention when he wants it. Psyclops is more of the quiet, shy one but will play when his brothers attack him.

The other cats in the house aren't gone yet so the kittens can't roam just yet. I'm afraid they're going to find places to hide and never want to come out. I almost want to keep them in my room (where they have plenty of running around and playing to do) so they don't get into anything or get lost. I guess that's what being a mom is all about right? Haha!

So that's my mini update. I really need to start remembering I have this blog so I can post more frequently :) Have a happy day!