Monday, June 28, 2010

Blog Thoughts, 4 Miles, A bit of pre-cooking


Austin sent me this image, along with a bunch of others, in a forward a couple of weeks ago. I love it. It reminded me a lot of you bloggies. None of us are the same - at all. Some track calories, but not workouts. Some are anti-tracking period the end. Some eat meat while others are vegan. Some live by the green monster. Some, like me, keep meaning to try them. However, no one has ever (to my knowledge) had a problem with what I do or why I do it - it's very much a personal thing and "doing what works for you." I respect THAT and am so glad that you guys are so supportive of what I'm doing, for me, even if it's not in line with what you're doing or the goals you have set.

I know that I'm all over the place with my blog - jumping from books to cooking to working out to going out. A little bit of shopping, a little bit of "house stuff." My goals change often, as do my interests, and i'm sure I define success differently than others (actually I know I do - some of you are anti-scale, which, I respect!). But I guess to me that's what makes it interesting - seeing what you're all doing, figuring out how I can adopt it or understand it, and getting ideas from you. Very cool! Thank you for that!

Q: What does being successful mean to you?

Q: How do you know when you've been successful?

Stepping off soapbox.... back to normal programming. So yesterday was SO incredibly blah. Stacy was out sick, Mel was on vacay and the office was just quiet. I still felt like a zombie so I just quietly sat in my cubicle and worked, walked 4 miles during lunch & read 50 more pages of Wildwood, worked more and then went STRAIGHT home and got in bed. Lame, I know! I just worked on some more stuff for Austin's birthday, pre-cooked 4 servings of turkey sausage pasta and 4 servings of easy thai curry, messed with a few more meal plans and called it a night! I ended up at 1,660 calories, 198 carbs, 57 fat grams and 77 protein grams. Here's what I ate. Oops - just noticed the lunch & dinner are on the lunch line - my bad!

Today is much less blah so far! Looking forward to double workouts and Twilight with my mom!!! What are you doing tonight?

13 comments:

homecookedem said...

Awww, what a sweet post! Your reflections on how we're all different are right on. I think we all respect and admire you b/c you give that same respect and encouragement to all of us. YOU are awesome!! :) Success to me is simple - happiness! :)

homecookedem said...

P.S. Have fun seeing Twilight with your mom!! I'm seeing it Thursday night with my 2 BFF's! :)

Kelly Olexa said...

Hey Girl. I have two definitions or mantras for success:
"Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you have"
"Success is doing what you love and loving what you do." Every day I feel more happy and more successful. Amen.
XOXO

Lisa said...

I think thats why the blog community is so fun. Everyone respects others choices, but at the same time we are all exposed to different and new ways of living through others. I love it.

~L~ from Decorated and Exhausted said...

That's why I love your blog! You talk about a variety of things and it makes it interesting. Your blog was one of the firsts I came accross and have been hooked ever since. Don't change a thing, I love it!

P.S. Have fun at Twilight, I'm going Friday night so I still have to WAIT...UGH! ;)

kacy said...

I love this post! It's so great how different yet accepting this community is!

Tina said...

I always try to be respectful of other people and their blogs because we do all have things that work best for each of us. Sometimes I will encourage someone if I notice any sort of negative behaviors that seem to be affecting their health or happiness, but luckily that is very rare since the ladies of the blogging world tend to be very happy and self sufficient people. This was great to read!

Have fun at Twilight! I'm jealous. I will be going next week with my sister.

The Velotas Family said...

I'm super proud of all you do and how you stick to your goals and how you want to achive them!!!!!!

Anne Marie said...

Have a great time tonight!! I'm hanging with the hubby. I love nights like that!

Mica said...

I've never really thought of my definition of success and being successful. Unfortunately, I think I lean towards the narrow-minded outlook, e.g., getting a college degree, a high-paying job, and being happy with your life. Though I assume that the third part is not dependent on the first two.

Amber said...

A) Being successful to me is going after the things I dream about.

A) I know I'm successful when I've accomplished something I've dreamt about and create a new dream to go after.

A) If tonight is June 30, I am watching Coco avant Chanel and seeing my boyfriend later.

Please check out my blog, I'm new to the blog world. Thanks,
Amber

www.thelifeinmystilettos.wordpress.com

Amber said...

A) Being successful to me is going after the things I dream about.

A) I know I'm successful when I've accomplished something I've dreamt about and create a new dream to go after.

A) If tonight is June 30, I am watching Coco avant Chanel and seeing my boyfriend later.

Please check out my blog, I'm new to the blog world. Thanks,
Amber

www.thelifeinmystilettos.wordpress.com

Mica said...

I've never really thought of my definition of success and being successful. Unfortunately, I think I lean towards the narrow-minded outlook, e.g., getting a college degree, a high-paying job, and being happy with your life. Though I assume that the third part is not dependent on the first two.