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Day 499/ Day 26 of 100

Monday, May 23, 2016

emoticon I got about three miles in yesterday, a moderate day. Today's miles will depend on how things go today, we are going to Walmart to get the kids stuff for camp, I'm not looking forward to it at all. I'd much rather go to Target, but, well honestly with the bathroom situation I'm not going there. It's not the free rights thing, I'm all for that, it's the creeps that will take advantage of the situation that I worry about. Anyway, I'm going to wait till after we go to walk, so that I don't overtire myself out. I pretty much have this working out thing down. I love my treadmill. I love walking and watching a shows or listening to music. The next step is to start jogging some, yikes! Gotta get the okay from my doctor first, but a walk to run program is in my near future!!!

emoticon Nutrition, on the other hand, I still don't have down very well. I didn't feel like going grocery shopping after the kids swim lessons (they did great!) so we don't have enough veggies in the house and I didn't get the week's worth of food prepared like I wanted to. We are going to swing by today and see what we can get planned. I'd love to get some fresh green beans, they go great raw with hummus and are wonderful steamed. I'd like to make a salad this week as well as some edamame for a snack. I have a basic idea of how I'd like to eat, even got plans for sweets for my week! Grab some dried fruit for a snack for a sweet tooth, such as cherries or dates. Or some frozen fruits and some cranberry juice for a smoothie. I had planned on not ordering the Juice Plus Protein Shakes again, I just don't like them that much, but for a sweet tooth.... get the chocolate and throw in a frozen banana and some frozen strawberries and it's great, no more sweet tooth. But you have to use almond or coconut milk (or a blend of the two, which is what I use) if you add cow's milk it turns into this horrible goo. Yuck! But it would probably be better for me than buying the diabetes drink-in-a-bottle-thingies. The only problem is that my girls drink more of the shakes than I do, and that can get expensive!

emoticon I am not looking forward to shopping today. DH wants me to watch how much I spend, and I will, but I have a lot to buy for this silly camp the kids are going to. Sleeping bags, water bottles, snacks, new pillows, toiletries, sandals, I could go on. It seems like the camp cost enough that they should provide some of this stuff! Granted, I'm glad to provide the pillows and covers, last year we had a lice scare, so happy my girl did not catch it! This will be youngest DD's first time going. I don't want to be there for the tears. She is a Momma's girl, and saying goodby will be so hard! But, she is going to have a blast! And camp is one whole day longer this year. I don't know how she will do with four whole days away from me. I hope she does well, and concentrates on having fun, not missing me.

emoticon I am sad that my kids don't know how to swim yet. It will be hard on them at camp as most kids know how to swim by now. I have only myself to blame, I didn't make it a priority and it just never happened. But this summer, they are going to take lessons all summer, and hopefully they will become good swimmers by then. If not, we will continue lessons into the fall. I'm hoping to learn how to swim too. I learned by imitating my dog when I was little, in the creeks that were close to where I lived. So I am not a strong swimmer. And I want to be. Water is one of my phobias. I have such a hard time around it. Taking the kids to the pool drains me. Any way, I'll either take lessons this summer, right before the kids, or in the Fall after the kids are done.
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  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope you found good deals!
    1371 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    1371 days ago
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    1371 days ago
    Sounds like you are working through your mommy to do list as well as trying to squeeze in your lifestyle changes. Good for you. emoticon
    1372 days ago
    Sounds like you are working through your mommy to do list as well as trying to squeeze in your lifestyle changes. Good for you. emoticon
    1372 days ago
    emoticon Think of the camping equipment as an investment. Then start connecting with nature by doing some overnights. Hubby will just have to work it into his schedule- LOL

    Our job as mothers is to give our children wings. DD's need to interact and camp is a great place to start. Make a plan to make the most of your free time. As a Mom we don't get much of that.

    You are doing well. I cheat- I have groceries delivered the $6 delivery fee is more than worth it. No crowds, no hours and hours shopping. When I order something I have already checked out the nutritional information. My Walmart doesn't have delivery, but they do have curbside pick up. I use Safeway most of the time.

    I am so glad you love your treadmill. That is so awesome!

    I think the whole bathroom issue is crazy! Too much ado about nothing in my mind. Of course I grew up with port-a potties emoticon No gender issues- just use it and move on. Target isn't my favorite store, never has been, no special reasons. Most Walmarts are friendly and are just about everywhere. When we were traveling, they were very RV friendly.

    Swimming is a good thing. I was very thankful I had that skill when I had to rescue my little girl. After that harrowing experience, the kids didn't have a choice! I am no longer a strong swimmer, but still enjoy being in the water. Learned my lesson, no kids around the water, even shallow water, without a life jacket! Fortunately, my daughter who is now 40 still remembers the event and her 5 kids all swim and still wear "floaties".

    Hope you have a great day! Always love reading your blogs!

    1372 days ago
    I have not been in a Target in years....because they don't allow Salvation Army bell ringers. I have in the past done hours (more than 80 total) of volunteer bell ringing.
    Back when I was raising 6 kids and could not make $ donations, we rang bells and greeted Wal-Mart customers. always felt good about that.
    1372 days ago
    Lessons didn't work for me later in life but it did for the kids. Good luck.
    1372 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great
    1372 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    Best wishes to your journey
    1372 days ago
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