Thumbs up: Tracking what I eat. I’ve been pretty consistent at this lately and it’s been interesting to see the nutritional breakdown. Someday, I suspect, I will tell you all about it.
Thumbs down: Blog technology. Just in case you missed it, please read this post. It will explain why you might someday (again) receive some very outdated emails from me. Technology is great… when it works.
Thumbs down: More blog issues. Slowness. Something about my latest WordPress upgrade seems to have significantly slowed the load time for my blog. So sorry. If anyone has suggestions for how to fix this please let me know!
Thumbs down: And more technology. Our photographer had some technology issues of her own, so we still don’t have the family and senior pictures we ordered over a month ago. So you will have to wait a bit longer for the unveiling of the whole Waisting Time family.
Thumbs up: My abs. Not the abs themselves – but the fact that I have done some kind of core exercise every single day since I got the post-surgery all-clear. Crunches on the ball, planks, bicycles… No hula hoop yet; I keep forgetting to dig it out of the closet. But I’m slowly working my way back to what I hope will be at least a 2-pack.
Thumbs down: The mystery of Big Foot. So the other day my husband noticed the roof of the car our teen drives was caved in. Upon closer inspection we discovered large footprints across the top of the car. Obviously some teen decided it would be fun or funny to run across the car and the result is not pretty. Thumbs up for good auto insurance. Thumbs down for being without our second car for over a week.
Thumbs down: Same son; same car. His first, and hopefully last, speeding ticket. He spent hours online researching how to fight it. I asked him, “But were you speeding?” He replied, “Yes.” I said, “When you admit that in court what do you think is going to happen?” He said, “I don’t have to testify to fight the ticket.” And on it went. Until he, wisely in my opinion, decided he’d just suck it up and pay the extra money to have his ticket changed to a non-moving violation instead. Thumbs down that he is already broke and still hasn’t done much to find a job.
Thumbs up: Spring break. This year there is no ski trip that might or might not result in another broken bone. (My teen would consider this a big thumbs down.) Thumbs up that my older son is coming home from college for a few days. Thumbs up that the teen has two dog-sitting jobs lined up. Thumbs down that it means he won’t get to sleep late even one day of his school vacation. Thumbs down for tired teens.
Thumbs up: Chinese food. Yum. But when my husband and teen had carry-out recently I sat at the table and ate my “emergency” Kashi frozen dinner with a side of cauliflower instead. Woo hoo for at least one food conquest to report!
Thumbs down: Cinnamon almonds. I don’t know what screwed up thinking was going on when I bought them since I had binged on the chocolate almonds by the same manufacturer. Somehow I guess I thought cinnamon would not be as tempting. Or craving inducing. Wrong. No more flavored almonds for me. Thumbs up that I have no trouble moderating the plain old salted version which I carefully weigh on my food scale.
Thumbs down: My husband’s various dry cereals. Multigrain Cheerios, Kashi GoLean Crunch, Frosted Mini Wheats. What do they all have in common? Added sugar. And calling my name. Temptingly. Taunting me. Not too long ago I gave in more than once. But, no more. Just one more food to add to my red-light list: sweetened cereal.
Thumbs up: Another dubious blogging honor. Not sure how they come up with these things or choose the blogs featured. You can check it out on the Guide to Culinary School’s list of Top 50 Food Addiction Blogs. Thumbs down for being called an addict? Thumbs down that I chose a blog name starting with a letter near the end of the alphabet:)
Thumbs up: New old TV. Hubby and I have been watching the first season of Bones during our workouts. A friend recommended it to us and we were thankful to have something to fill the time while we plug along, side-by-side, he on the treadmill, me on the elliptical, through two episodes a day. Thumbs up for my new-found consistency with longer cardio workouts.
Thumbs for you to decide: My first two-part post series is coming soon! Not intentional but I was even more long-winded than usual and just could not subject you to so many words on the page. So I will subject you to two posts instead. Have I peaked your curiosity?
Thumbs up: Life. Had to add that on here because I know some of you will count the ups and downs. Don’t worry – overall, life is good. Two thumbs up. Okay, maybe one and a half:)