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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tired and gross

Well, like others during this time of year, I am making a concerted effort to take better care of myself. Of course, this is reflected in dropping some weight but really in all senses of the word. I need to make sure I take time for myself because when I don't get alone time, it ain't pretty. My mom has been driving me batshit crazy and I totally see me buying her a ticket to go up North for a while. Thankfully the hubs understands that I need some time to myself and does not get offended when I am all too happy to boot his ass out of the house on days he works. I'm sure a lot of peeps would think I am one rude ass bitch, but I know what my needs are and that is for sure one of them.

The hubs and I have started having these wonderful smoothies in the mornings. Frozen fruit (mixed varieties, strawberries, raspberries, etc) with some Tropicana orange juice that is 50% less sugar (tastes fab especially if you are not big on pulp) and that's it. Blend it up with a 2 tsp. flaxseed oil and you have a very healthy and surprisingly filling smoothie. I was a bit wary thinking that I'd be trolling through the fridge within an hour but so far, I seem to be pretty satisfied for a good few hours. I also purchased the You on a Diet book. I like what I have seen of Dr. Oz when he is on Oprah because he is not just about being skinny. Like he said, "Well, if all you want is to lose weight, then yeah, drink all the diet drinks and smoke cigarettes and you will drop weight." He wants us to be healthy, get our fiber, eat some veggies, don't go fucking crazy if we eat a piece of cake. Just find a good way to live your life and the weight will fall off if you also move around a little bit. My goal is bigger than I just don't like how I look. Unless you have never read this ever, then you know that by this time next year I really want to be a walking incubator and why on earth would I want my kid to have to dwell for 40 long weeks in a place that is not the best place for him/her/it? I am trying to keep that in mind when the pizza and Cheez-Its call my name.

I don't have much to report. Just back to work and back to a normal schedule. Not much on the agenda for this week other than my step daughter's birthday as well as my niece's birthday - both on the same day. I know - just got through Christmas and more birthdays. Hooooo boy, y'all are KILLING ME.

All is quiet on the homefront. The hubs is finally home tomorrow after 4 days at the station. I know - ridiculous, right? He has to snap that OT up when it comes though. Bills ain't gonna pay themselves, ya feel me?

OK, I am off to bed. It's 10:20 which makes it past my bedtime. Later bitches. I promise to have something excited to report tomorrow. Maybe.

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Elizabeth at 11:07 PM



at 12:19 AM Blogger JD's Rose said...

Station? What does the hubs do for a living?

I am coming around for a smoothie for breakfast.


at 8:09 AM Blogger patti_cake said...

The smoothies sound fab. Keep it up girlie!
I adore my "alone time" too. Very much so.

at 8:29 AM Blogger Dixie said...

I'm with you on the alone time! I miss my alone time. You do realize ALL alone time STOPS once you have babies! I don't know when the last time was that I got to take a dump by myself.

I know what you mean by wanting to be healthy and not just skinny. That is what I'm trying to do. I do great with the healthy eating, it's just so hard to find time to exercise with two youngins!

at 10:16 AM Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

I'll have to try the smoothie, it really sounds good.

I have to have my alone time. That's why I have always loved Boy Scouts; the guys are gone one weekend a month.


at 10:36 AM Blogger Cheeky said...

Oh I bought that book too! I haven't read it yet but I do have it on standby......I like the way he thinks.

I MUST HAVE alone time too - but people in my house don't seem to understand that....

at 11:35 AM Blogger Kami said...

Alone time is so very important.

at 11:58 AM Blogger Shell said...

I bought Dr Oz's first book...You The Owner's Manual. I like it. It's now collecting dust at the Boyfriend's house.

I have this small blender that is the exact size of a glass to make smoothies in but I've yet to use it. Another one of those kitchen products I just HAD to have and I never use. Maybe I'll dust it off and use it too.

at 1:59 PM Blogger Tammy said...

I heart my alone time. I gots no problem sending the kiddos to the moms and sending the hubbs out somewhere. I love it.

at 2:40 PM Blogger Arlene said...

You're not rude, you're realistic! I'm lucky. My hunny has Sunday and Monday off, so Saturday is my day...at least on the weekends I have no kiddies :-)
So you're going to be an incubator, possibly to an it? ;-)
What does your hubby do that keeps him at a station?
My sons birthday is Nov. 29 and my daughter is Feb.3, so I buy birthdays and Christmas all at the same time in October so it's all said and done!

at 8:46 PM Blogger Nessa said...

Hey chickie-doo - email me when you get a sec...

at 1:01 AM Blogger Toes in the sand said...

Alone time? what the hell is that?

I love smoothies! yum!

at 7:52 AM Blogger A taste that's bitter said...

mmm...smoothies sound delicious.

Yeah, I had the same notion of taking better care of myself THIS year...yeah, not off to such a great start. I suck at it so far.

at 8:54 AM Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Hmm that smoothie sounds good. I guess I would have to get a blender first though.

at 9:12 AM Blogger The Kept Woman said...

The smoothie does sound yummy.

I used to feed my fetuses ice cream and cookies every night before we went to bed...hmmmm, in retrospect maybe that's why they both had to be sucked out?


at 10:28 AM Blogger Pissy Britches said...

Smoothies are good...
Starbucks is better.
Oh damn..I am a HAB.

at 4:04 PM Blogger Carrie said...

See, if there wasn't effor involved in making the smoothie, I might just have to try that. :P

Dude, my step neices bday is this weekend. Are ya'll sure you aren't the same person? So weird how many similarities ya'll have. :P

at 12:04 AM Blogger Football Widow said...

I am a football widow for a reason. All this together time over the break about killed me. I totally understand what you mean.

I love Dr. Oz. He just tells it like it is.

Give the girls some extra love. My kid's bday was the 7th. I think he gets screwed not having a birthday further away from Christmas. It's his own damn fault. He wasn't due until Feb 4th but got himself in a big freaking hurry and came Jan 7th. He's so my kid.


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