SYLKAI's Blogs

Meal planning and mom.
Thursday, September 02, 2010      1 comments

I keep wrestling with trying to put together a meal plan for the week. Maybe I will sit down and try one again tonight. I at least managed to plan things out somewhat today, although there's still more to do. There's always more to do. I mus... Read more
As long as I don't look at the scale I'm doing fine.
Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

I've been working a lot these past few weeks on getting my first paper out the door to a peer reviewed journal, which finally happened on Friday. Hooray! Of course, now I need to get the research moving again in other areas, but in the meantime... Read more
Learning how to see progress.
Friday, August 13, 2010      3 comments

My motivation this week has been somewhat lacking - I continue to have to work at reminding myself to do the things I know are right for me but don't seem very fun, like cooking healthy or keeping track of my calories or exercising. I'm proud t... Read more
Marking the small achievements. :)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

Today was good on a number of accounts: I managed to throw together a tasty and healthy dinner despite not feeling motivated, I managed to exercise despite not feeling motivated, and I managed to get a number of important things done on my to do... Read more
Updating to be in the habit of it...
Monday, August 09, 2010      0 comments

This was one of those weekends where every time I turned around it was to tackle another item on the to do list. I miss summer like it used to be when I was a kid. I guess it wasn't like that for Mom, but it was so nice to have less on the to ... Read more
What things do you reward yourself for?
Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

The scale continues to frustrate me. I am probably focusing on it a little more than I should - it's hard for so many reasons - but one of the main frustration bits is that the rewards that I have nebulously worked out in my head all involve sc... Read more
I continue to have trouble with protein
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      3 comments

I really need to come up with more protein centered on demand dinners. This is definitely an area I'm struggling with right now. My breakfast has been light on protein and so I end up needing almost 40 grams of it with dinner and it's so hard.... Read more
Musings on food.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      1 comments

Saturday was wonderful in a lot of ways but not for my watching what I eat. However, I won't beat myself up over it - it was definitely a day I needed, not so much on the cheating aspect but on the spending time with friends and talking and fee... Read more
I think I fire July.
Friday, July 30, 2010      2 comments

The fiance asked me tonight if the diet is making us cranky or if we're just being short for other reasons. Things definitely seem less happy and more stressed lately, although I feel it's a side effect of the stress - I'm certainly feeling the... Read more
Give me back my day, strep.
Friday, July 23, 2010      1 comments

After yesterday's sore throat was still around this morning, I finally sucked it up and went to the doctor. The e-mail came at 4pm that the strep test was positive - about the same time I finally noticed that I was running a fever despite the 2... Read more
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      1 comments

I am thankful that, despite the fact that neither of us heard the alarm go off (and I'm suspicious as to whether it actually did), we got up on time and were able to get our day going. I'm thankful that I exercised this morning, before heading ... Read more
Cooking Successes
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

I've managed to cook at home every day so far this week, and there's a sauce melding in the fridge to go on pasta tomorrow night (a side to go with the tilapia in the freezer). Having the nutrition tracker has really been a huge motivator for m... Read more