Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello Summer

    Finals are over, now the terrible wait for grades to come in begins. Why yes I am checking at least once, twice, three times an hour...okay so I don't log out I just reload the page every few minutes.  With any luck this is my last summer as an undergrad. I'm so ready to complete what has been a long road. I was talking with middle son the other day and I calculated that I've been going to school in one form or another for about  19 years, not counting kindergarten (because he said it doesn't count).  So that leaves 15 years of my life that is not in school, 4 years I was too young for school (5 I guess since kindergarten doesn't count). The other ten years are split up. I waited a year after high school to start college. I didn't go to school for 4 or 5 years when the kids were young and my husband was finishing his apprenticeship. Then there were a couple years here or there that I didn't go due to money issues. So almost done Yay!
 
     Since I'm finished with the stress that is the end of a semester, I am concentrating on cleaning the next seven weeks. I'm cleaning my house, decluttering and getting rid of 4 months accumulation of school papers (mine and the kiddies). I'm cleaning my car, I drive anywhere from 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 hours a day depending on whether I'm going to work or school. This doesn't count driving to sports functions and other errands after work/school. Needless to say my car is a bit cluttered and needs detailing. I'm cleaning my body. My diet goes to pot the last 2-3 weeks of a semester. It coincides with stress levels increasing. So I'm concentrating on eating clean, stopping soda for good, exercising more. I've logged back into an old myfitnesspal account (user name Jackielf78 if anyone wants to be my friend on there) and downloaded the Endomondo app on my phone (I had it on another phone and didn't like it, but it seems to be working better now).

   I did really good yesterday. I drank from my new infuser water bottles. Here is a link to the bigger one I bought.

I really like this bottle. I've tried peaches and cranberries so far. The peaches taste good after they thaw out. The cranberries need to be crushed or chopped or heated slightly I think. I didn't notice any cranberry flavor until last night at my son's baseball game I had to add a warm bottle of water to mine and then notice some flavor.
Oh on a related note, I found frozen fruit at our local Dollar Tree. 10 oz bag of fruit for 1.00 and they had a good variety. There were mangoes, peaches, mixed berries, blueberries and pineapple from what I saw. I bought a bag of mangoes to try later. Love it when I can find healthy choices fit for a tight budget.