Welcome to my crazy life

This is a blog of a single mom trying to make it in the world. Come share the ups and downs with me.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sick Day and Patti's Baby Shower

Not feeling good today. I have been running a fever all day. I haven't developed any other symptoms yet. Just fever and feeling like I was hit by a mac truck. I spent the entire day sleeping. I finally figured that I should get upright and try to stay awake for a while. I hate being sick. The good news is that my immune system is pretty good and usually I fight these things off in 24 hours. I am pretty sad that I missed my Zumba class tonight. It would have been nice. Oh well.

So, Patti's baby shower was yesterday. The whole thing was really weird. I probably feel that way because I was going to host it, until her sister threw a shit fit and took it over from me. The two bits that I passed on to her sister for the shower were the theme and that Patti did not want to play a bunch of stupid games. She took only one of those bits. She took the theme that Patti wanted, but we played like six or seven games. I hate, and so does Patti, the stupid little games that get played at Baby showers. Other than that, I guess that it went ok. Her sister invited some weird people, but they all brought gifts for Patti, and that is good. One other thing that happened was that Kelena didn't show. She didn't call either. That probably means that she will have some sob story about being sick or something. The least that she could have done was call. I know that Patti was really disappointed.

Well I am going to lay back down and hopefully feel better.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Almost there!

I am now down a total of six pounds! Only two more pounds and I will have reached a critical goal. I am hoping that by this time next week I will be under 200 pounds for good. Never to come back on a scale, ever. I will be super excited by the way for that day. I have not been under 200 in years. I still have a long ways to go after the under 200 goal, my total goal is 150. But it will be a huge step in the right direction. So far, reintroducing a few carbs hasn't stopped my weight loss. I am going to keep the servings of fruit and bread down to one serving a day. Yesterday I had five strawberries with breakfast and one piece of bread with dinner. That is the only difference in the diet that I have been on. Here's to hoping that it continues to work!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome back carbs!

I have decided to introduce a small amount of carb like substances back to my diet. I am going back to my whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta and I also bought whole wheat English muffins. I am going to limit the amount at first to one serving a day, then maybe up to two after a week. I am also reintroducing fruit to my diet. I bought strawberries and cantaloupe today. I am going to reintroduce these things slowly... but I don't what to go without them again. I am going to try and make sure that veggies are the star of every meal. If I don't continue to lose weight I might jump off a cliff. I don't understand how completely changing my diet to veggies, lean meats, healthy fats, low amounts of whole wheat and fruits will continue to my fatness.... we shall see.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stir Fry

So my diet is extremely limited right now on South Beach. I got frustrated the other night and decided to experiment. I have discovered the best freaking stir fry ever. It is so delicious. It is shrimp, chicken, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. It is one of the best damn things I have ever come up with in the kitchen!

I took Zumba again tonight and I met a girl there that has been doing Zumba three nights a week since April. She has lost 30 pounds!! That is freakin awesome. She said that she hasn't changed anything else. So here's to hoping that if I keep dieting and exercising that I will have just as good results in two months!! So the total off so far is 4 pounds. I am hoping to take off a total of 50. I am hoping that next summer I can wear a swimsuit without feeling like a whale. Here's to hoping!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My ex is a rube.

So today I had another day of South Beach dieting and Zumba. I totally love this class. So much fun. That is not why I write night though.

It's my ex. See he hasn't paid me any child support since May. Before that I hadn't gotten any since February. Total BS. It's the seventh month of the year and he had paid me only three times. To top it all off he isn't planning on paying me until September or October. AND he never, and I mean never, buys anything for my son. Not a shirt, not a haircut, no shoes.... nothing. The really shitty thing? I can't do anything about it. Not one damn thing. I have already asked the courts to uphold the child support order, but they can't do anything to enforce it. AND I have to pay them $300 for essentially nothing. I have submitted a request with the state to enforce my child support, but the AG's office is totally backed up and who knows when they will get to me. I can't withhold visitation with Clay because it is against our agreement, and it would punish Clay for his father's mistakes. I have no figgin clue what to do. I can't continue to support my son by myself, and I can't make him pay. All I can think of is to bitch at him on occasion and make him feel terrible. Anyone have any ideas?

One more pound gone!!!

Just had to post a quick note... I climbed on the scale this morning, I always do it in the morning, and I am down another pound! That brings the total to 4 pounds. Woot Woot!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day off

So today I decided to take the day off exercise today. I just could not get the energy up to do it. I am a bit sore after Zumba yesterday. It is really really fun though. I am going to do the class again tomorrow. My friend S and I are going to take the class tomorrow. I will be interested to see how she feels about the class. She takes hip hop classes and she is also doing the Pole fitness classes. (And yes, she is a skinny bitch..)

Other than that I am hoping that everything turns out ok in Oakland. My brother lives there and they have some shit going down there today. My thoughts are with you bro!

I am so tired of the Lebron James coverage. Seriously, I don't care, get off my T.V.!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I took a Zumba class today and it freakin rocked. I loved it!!! I am going to become one of those nuts that has to go to Zumba twice a week. It was so fun and it is the only hour long class that I have taken that I could finish. I know that all my work with the treadmill and arc trainer helps with my stamina. But it was fun and I wasn't watching the clock going, "Good God when is this going to be over". I highly recommend it. I am so hoping that by the end of my two weeks with the Phase 1 of South Beach that I can be down another 4 pounds.

By the way I am a huge fan of So You Think You Can Dance. I am totally heartbroken that Alex might have a ruptured Achilles Tendon. I can't tell you how upset I am about that. He has been a favorite of mine since he auditioned in Season 5. If it is a ruptured tendon, I hope that they let him back on for the next season, if he is healed. All my thoughts go out to him.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stupid freakin state government!!!!

So the state is no longer funding all day kinder in elementary school. The schools are moving to a fee based structure. All day kinder at my son's school now costs $800 per student per year. I hate it, but there was nothing that I could do to change that. Then I found out that only four students have not enrolled for all day Kinder. I decided that is not acceptable. I am trying to get funding now for scholarships for the remaining students who can't afford it. I am really not happy with the concept of the poor students getting less education. Really REALLY not happy with it. I am the interim president of the Booster club for the summer. I have decided that if I am going to have to be the interim president, that I am going to scratch my itch. Getting the $3,200 is a whole 'nother ball of wax. I made some phone calls today and had two strike outs. I am going to keep trying. I do not understand how people think it is ok to leave four students out, just because their parents can't afford to make an $800 payment. I just need to find the right group to pitch to. I need ideas and they are not coming.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tires, Diet and workouts.....

So I have been putting off buying new tires for my vehicle for as long as I could. I paid for that decision on Saturday night. I went to my cousins house to hang out and watch a movie. When I went in the tire was fine, when I came out, it was completely flat, at 12 midnight the night before the 4th of July. I had to call AAA to come and put the spare that had been flat before on my car. The stupid bitch from AAA put my location in wrong, so that when, 45 minutes later, the tow company they contacted couldn't help me cause I was outside of their area. So, to make a long story short, I finally made it home two hours after I first called AAA. The next day I got tires, but after a long drawn out process. But I feel so much better now that I have new shoes on the van. It makes me feel better to have Clay in the car.

My diet has finally started to work. Which it damn well should because I am eating no bread and no fruit. The available things for me to eat fit on one page. Mostly vegetables and lean meats. The good news is that this stage lasts for only two weeks. So far I am down two pounds.

I worked out like four times this last week. Not as good as I should, but ok. My friend Sara and I went to Yoga on Saturday morning and while I found it relaxing and wonderful, my friend Sara hated it. She came out feeling like she needed to "eat four hamburgers to wash off the hippie stink". I found it funny how much she hated it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Weight loss - not losing it

Ug. I have been working out for weeks now. Nothing. Been dieting too... nothing. Not one pound. Ug. I was just eating better, you know, more fresh fruit, more veggies, no fast food, no dessert. I do cardio now at least 5 days a week.

I don't know why no weight loss, but I have decided to change things up. I started South Beach today. The new plan involves lots and lots of veggies, lean meats and low fat dairy... oh and nuts too. No fruit and no bread for the first two weeks. If I do that and workout, maybe then I can lose at lease one pound.

So this might be boring, but I am going to keep a list of my workouts and what I ate on here. Here it goes...

Workout - 30 minutes walking on the treadmill - 170 calories burned and
- 18 minutes on the Arc trainer - 175 calories burned.
Total calories burned - 345

6 ounces of low sodium V-8
Three eggs with one slice of low fat cheddar melted in and cut up tomatoes

Pre-lunch snack
2 Tbsp of Peanut butter
5 pieces of celery

Romaine salad with Tomato, Almonds, Low fat Asian dressing and Chicken

Afternoon snack
1/2 cup of Low fat Cottage Cheese

1 Chicken Breast
Black beans
Sliced Cucumber with Low fat Ranch

Here's to hoping this freakin works.