weekly goals #7

{Sunday, July 24th – Saturday, July23rd}

I’ve sort of fallen off with my weekly goals. I’m not even going to review my weekly goals #6, because I don’t think I met any of them!

I’m really not sure what happened, I guess life just got busy. I haven’t recorded my food or exercise in almost a week. Maybe this past week was just loaded with too much to do and too much opportunity to screw it all up. So here I am, admitting I’ve fallen off track, but determined to get back on track. Starting now!


  • track all food at fatsecret.com
  • eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies per day
  • at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • stick to meal plans for the week
  • no chocolate/ice cream/candy on during work trip
  • limit liquid calories to no more than 500 per day on work trip
  • try a new food (trying out Greek Yogurt, I know, I’m so far behind the bandwagon, but I’m not a big yogurt fan)


  • 2 x RPM classes this week (Mon. and Weds.)
  • Try Sh’Bam class on Tues. at 5pm
  • Workout when I get back from work trip (one of my downfalls is to not work out when I get home, even though I get home early enough to fit some activity in!)
  • Go to summer book study on Tues.


  • Returns to Wal-Mart and Nordstrom Rack
  • Exchange to Bed, Bath, and Beyond
  • No eating out! (exception…during work trip, since it gets reimbursed)
  • No spending on clothes, jewelry, music, books, etc.


  • Complete presentation for boss’ review
  • Draft clinical message for product A
  • Learn technical aspects of Product B
  • Do a “last night’s dinner” blog post 🙂

And there we have it. I’ve got a lot to accomplish this week, but I’m pretty sure I can do it. And actually, my number one goal should be to print this thing out! I think that’s part of my problem is that I don’t remember what goal’s I’m striving for since I rarely look back at the list during the week (and I can’t get access to this blog at work).

Have a great week!

Listening: Cowboy Take Me Away ~ Dixie Chicks


opening day 2011

On Wednesday I took off work and headed with some friends to Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. This is one of the biggest days of the summer for San Diegans, and I was glad to finally be a part of it! Over 46,000 people showed up. We luckily had reserved seats so it wasn’t too crazy in our area. I didn’t bet on the ponies, I’ll save that for my next trip there!

Really, Opening Day is a chance for the ladies to get dressed up and put on fantastic hats (think royal wedding, only bigger and crazier!). There were a lot of fabulous ones, and some not so fabulous ones. You can check out the San Diego’s paper photo gallery for a great selection!

Here are some photos of my day!

all dressed up and ready to go

the track

the ponies racing!

LA's fun hat!

LS and the yummy del margarita!

lovely ladies enjoying opening day!

(pardon the weird fuzzy last picture. my camera is on the fritz and wouldn’t go to the right setting to get this pic. i used picasa to “lighten” up our faces.)

All in all, it was a super fun day and I can’t wait until next year. I’m hoping to get a bigger group together and go all out! Plus there are after parties which are the real highlight of the day, but due to my crazy busy week, I passed this year. But they are definitely on my list of going to next year.

Now I get to check another item off my summer bucket list, yeah!

coming soon…

I haven’t felt like blogging all weekend, so if I get around to it, I’ll review my goals and make new ones for the week.

I also uploaded a bunch of new photos so my blog posts will be a bit more lively and colorful! And I’ll share a few more of my “last night’s dinner” cooking adventures.

I can’t believe the weekend is almost over, Sunday night came by way too fast (either that or I didn’t get a whole lot done this weekend!)

The scale moved back in the right direction on Thursday, phew! Still not to where I was before my birthday, but something more acceptable.

I’m working on checking things off on my summer bucket list: this week #5 gets marked off…opening day at Del Mar and maybe a few more.

Opening  Day is a BIG deal here in San Diego. It’s the first day of horseracing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Basically, you get all dressed up, put on a fancy hat, and drink all day. Here’s a preview of my hat for the big day! Watch for more pics from the day later in the week. (Don’t mind the poor camera quality or the lack of makeup I’m wearing, just focus on the HAT!)

My hat for Opening Day!

the scale is moving in the wrong direction

And I have no idea why! I’m up 7 lbs. in one week. I’m sorry, but that is just not possible, is it? I can understand 3 or 4, but SEVEN is just ridiculous. I was lower than I had been in probably 6 months, and now I’m almost back to where I began counting calories. Ugh!

Let’s look at some reasons as to how I gained SEVEN lbs. in one week:

  • it was my birthday = more than a few drinks
  • I had a work trip to downtown San Diego = lack of sleep, drinks, eating out
  • Got home on Saturday, tired = bought Graeter’s ice cream and ate it
  • Sunday = ate the 2nd pint of Graeter’s ice cream
  • Guess I was feeling bad for myself with the ice cream eats
  • Work outs = no gym time, but I did morning walks

So I don’t get it. 7 lbs. is an excess of 24,500 calories. I probably average about 2,000 calories a day when I’m not eating out, and burn about 3,000 without any exercise. Ok, I’m done with the math. I just don’t get the increase, grrr!

I guess the one positive out of this is that I have continued to try and track my calories, although I’ve gotten rather frustrated. Days and nights where I have to eat out I try to substitute something from the fatsecret database for what I actually ate. I try to err on the upper side of calories. You never know how much butter and oil they cook something in! However, when I drink a lot, I kind of forget to add up all the liquid calories. But really, 3,500 extra liquid calories a day, that would be like having 15-20 glasses of wine. (ok, no more math!) The only thing I can hope for is that I get back on the right track and the lbs. go back down. I need to refocus, get back to counting calories and increasing my workouts. I haven’t been to the gym for RPM class in a while. I think tomorrow I’ll attempt a lunchtime class.

Sorry for the rambling. I’m just frustrated. I don’t know if I’m bloated, ate an excess of salt, or my hormones are out of whack. I don’t want to make excuses, since I am the one who is ultimately responsible for my body.

Tomorrow is a new day and I’m determined to do things right. To eat for energy and fuel and to exercise to improve my mind and body.

weekly goals #6

I think I’ll try week 5 goals all over again! I really need to get and stay focused. I plan to  move a lot more this week!!!


  • Record all food at fatsecret.com
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day
  • Keep eating out in check (have a belated bday dinner and a BBQ to go to)


  • Be active every day!
  • Make it to at least 1 RPM class and 1 BodyPump class
  • Try a  Zumba or Sh’Bam class
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com


  • Schedule remaining meetings for planning for my BIG project
  • Submit proposal presentation for a conference workshop at the 2012 annual meeting
  • Read 1st 3  chapters of ‘Crazy Love’ for my summer book study at church
  • Dinner out with girlfriends to celebrate my birthday

Have a great week!

weekly goals #5: in review

Oh boy, I really screwed up this week. I think all of my goals went out the window from Wednesday on…


  • Record all food at fatsecret.com: only managed to do so on Mon/Tues
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water a day: didn’t keep track
  • Get 5 servings of vegetables a day: didn’t keep track
  • Limit sweets on my birthday: aside from drinks, I didn’t have any sweets on my bday


  • Be active every day for at least 20 min. (including during work travel): so-so
  • Record all exercise/activity at fatsecret.com: nope didn’t do this either


  • Make an impact at the work conference/trade show I’m attending. I have a few meetings with VIPs so they need to go well!: I’ll say I did this!
  • Celebrate my birthday!: Did this too!
  • Do something “summery” on the 4th (i.e. go to beach!): I can’t remember what I did, oops!

Off to think about how to get back on track this coming week!

it’s my birthday!!!

Yeah, it’s my birthday! I have finally arrived home and was able to get on here to share my great day. I had a fabulous day, thank you facebook! You never know how many real friends you have until they post on your facebook wall :).

I did have to work today (I took last Friday off instead!), but it wasn’t so bad. My boss did take me out for lunch at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza. I got the Goat Cheese pizza which was delish.

I left work early and headed to Dini’s by the Sea in Carlsbad for a little happy hour to celebrate with friends. It was so fun,my girlfriends who came are true friends. And to top it off, the entire bar sang happy birthday to me and the bartender bought me a shot. It was fabulous. Plus Dini’s has a wonderful ocean view. I’ll post pics later, as I need to pack for a little trip to downtown San Diego. It’s for work, but I do plan to celebrate a little bit more! And next week, some of my other girlfriends are taking me to dinner, yeah for birthdays!

Have a great weekend all!