Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #18

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 225.6
Current Weight: 219.8
Change Since Last Week: -5.6
Total Change: -12.4
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149
I hit 5% today!

I am nervous for next week - I always seem to have a dip in weight right before TOM - so weird. But I am going to strive to have a good week. I want to blow through the 210's - I know I said that about the 220s, but I have my 10% and 25 lb weight to look forward to.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Good blood work

Yesterday I had a physical. I hadn't had one since June 2011. Obviously my weight was way up (I think it was around 197 last time, after having gained 13 lb). But everything else was good/normal.

Glucose is 92 - same as it was last time. I wish it were a little lower - is there anything you can do to lower your glucose reading? My mom, as tiny as she is, is pre-diabetic. I hope as I lose weight this number will drop, but due to genetics it may not.

My cholesterol was 157 - woo hoo! It had been in the 180s the last couple of times. I am not really surprised it is down - and last time came during the months of my husband being home and cooking very unhealthy. I can't remember what the other levels were, but the ratio was good.

Thyroid was good as well.

I do need to get a colonoscopy - I was told that 2 years ago, but I never did it. Both my parents have a history of polyps and are on the 3 year plan I think.

Since I didn't get my mammogram or Pap smear last year, I need to get those as well.

Of course, fairly quickly afte getting my blood taken I went to Five Guys for lunch. I had never been - one opened fairly near the doctor's which I stumbled upon and I was starving having fasted since the dinner before.

I didn't get up again this morning - Our schedule has just been so wonky this week. My daughter had a concert at school at 9:30 so we were able to get a late start. Hopefully tomorrow morning, or maybe even tonight if I am feeling up to it.

Did I mention that my 6:30 am meetings have been cancelled so I can resume my normal work out schedule next week - Yeah!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Just couldn't get up!

I am kicking myself for not waking up this morning. I am going to try to get in a run this evening, but not sure that will happen.

I had a fairly productive day on Sunday. I got all my cleaning and bills done while my family was at skating. I ate kind of okay, but the rest of a bag of baked Sweet Chili chips took over.

At the birthday party I drank water, didn't eat "lunch" or appetizers since I had already eaten, though did have some ice cream and cake. We didn't leave until 6, so I found myself munching on chips by then.

I just ate a PB&J sandwich for lunch.

Me and my husband stayed up way too late last night and I had a horrible, horrible night sleep - one of those nights you feel like you've only slept 2 hours. So around 4:30 I turned off my alarm. I may have been able to have gotten up, but I wasn't ready to try.

My son's doctor called and said my son has mono! Way better to hear that the other words that have been floating around the last few days. He has a follow-up appointment on Thursday, though he is not contagious and there is no course of action to be taken.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Glad I made my meeting....

I am so glad that I still went to WW, even though I took a Pass at the scale. I feel just as rejuvenated as I normally would.

Saturday was a pretty good day eating wise - we went to my parents for lunch because my cousin was in town. It ended up being a late lunch, but I passed on the cheese and crackers, and olives, and wine my parents were offering while we waited for my cousin. I had had a good snack before we left the house and I had my water bottle to sip on.

Lunch was quiche and salad. I had seconds on salad. I knew we were having brownies for dessert and I had planned on only having 1 small one, but I was chatting along with my cousin, so I barely noticed that the plate with 3 small brownies and some ice cream was put in front of me - I just mindlessly ate it. Woops.

Since lunch was so late, and when we got home we all started cleaning the house, so dinner wasn't organized: I had the leftovers of the frozen pasta from Friday night and skipped most of the sausage.

Today the kids have skating then we are going to a birthday party at 2:00.  Instead of leaving the house at 10:30 with the rest of the family and eating lunch out, I decided to just meet them at the party. I really want to make sure I have the house cleaned and organized for the week, plus I don't want to eat lunch out. I am not sure what they will be serving at the birthday party (it is a family party (for a 5 year old) so not a kids party) beyond cake and ice cream - I plan on indulging in dessert a little bit, but not appetizers or alcohol and we plan on leaving IF there was to be a meal served.

I am still worried about my son, but not as much as I was on Friday. And I kept telling myself that if something really awful did happen, I couldn't use that as an excuse to eat myself into a frenzy every day. The immediate stress, the unknown, being hungry caused me to go overboard.

Not sure if I'll get an actual workout in today - Scrubbing toilets, showers and tubs may be it! But I plan to get up in the morning for W4D2. My workouts will be thrown off a little this week because I have a physical on Wednesday morning so I don't want to work out that morning because I need to fast until my appointment at 10:30.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #17

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 221.6
Current Weight: 225.6
Change Since Last Week: +4
Total Change: -6.6
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149
Doing a happy

Yesterday was such a horrible day - While we were waiting for the chest xray, the doctors called in a panic to find out when we could get the chest xray because some of his blood counts were elevated.

Thankfully the chest xray came clean, which Google tells me I think rules out Lymphoma. They are doing some xtra tests on the white blood cells counts, but the doctors are pretty sure it isn't a malignancy of some sort. But to hear them say how scared they were is scary in its self.

We still all went to swimming and after contemplated going out to dinner, we passed. I made some frozen pasta (salty) but only ate 1/2.

I woke up this morning to a 4 lb gain (better than the 5 lb gain from yesterday) and went and did W4D1 of C25K and I am running to my WW meeting (the later one) right now. I am going to skip the scale. But I am still going. The topic is drinking your calories so I want to listen.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Stress eating....

I am so nervous I can't concentrate on anything. My stomach is so wound up.

My son had his 4 year old appointment at his new doctor today. We were worried about a large lymph node on his neck. Examining him the doctor found other large lymph nodes, so she sent him for blood work a mile long, and then after I was home and he was at school, she left a message saying she would like him to have a chest xray to look for other lymph nodes.

Of course Googling is the absolute worst thing in the world.

So I am absolutely terrified there is something very wrong with him. Even if it does end up being an infection, the mere fact that they are screening him for cancer is terrifying.

So what did I do when I got home at 12:30 having not eaten in 4 hours:

-Had my snack
-Had TWO lunches (my normal pizza, which was already in the microwave, when I remembered I had leftover pasta from last night, so I heated that up too)
-8 oz coke (normal for my lunch)
-A 2 pt WW shake because I needed a small taste of chocolate

I need to go to my meeting on Saturday

As expected, the scale this morning was up FIVE pounds from last Saturday!! My first thought is that I can't go to my meeting tomorrow because I would be too embarrassed with such a gain, I'll surely take some of that off by next week and then I won't be so embarrassed. But I WILL be going. Because not going to WW because you gain just calls for more gains.

My schedule is a little off this Friday because my son has his 4 year appointment at 10:00, so my daughter took the bus to school for the first time (at this school), so I won't get grocery shopping today. I haven't even menu planned for next week, but it will menus full of lots of veggies and fruit! I may even skip the cake at the birthday party we have to go to on Sunday afternoon. The party starts at 2:00, so I will NOT eat any food! Though that does mean we have to eat lunch between skating and the party - I am tempted to just bring the kids to McDonald's and bring my own lunch.

I did get up this morning and do a Boot Camp work out. I really had to talk myself into getting out of bed at 5:30 am to do something besides C25K.  But I did it and I am so glad I did. Even though the work out showed how pathetically out of shape I am (hello Planks!), at least I was doing it. Tonight at swimming I may go up to the gym and look around.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Picking myself up before the spiral is too long.....

I really was in a funk on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 9 inches of snow, the unexpected snow day, and temperatures in the 30s for the foreseeable future was enough for my the start to tail spin out of control. Tuesday was not pretty. The bowl of homemade chocolate sauce was my friend all day long (until I finally threw out the remains). Trying to "work from home" and watch 2 kids was a big mistake. None of us wanted to play out in the snow (didn't help that it was raining all afternoon) - We are over snow. The 14" storm just 11 days prior was beautiful, it was a Friday, we knew 3 days of 50+ degreee weather would wash it all away.

Tuesday I went to bed at 8:30 - yes, 8:30 pm and woke up at 6:30 am. I think I may have set my alarm to work out on Wednesday, but didn't.

The funk continued into Wednesday, afffecting what I ate for dinner (I polished off a whole packet of rice, on my own - 11 points - in addition to my dinner! And topped it off with some leftove birthday cake).

This morning I didn't even bother getting on the scale. Having peed about 2 tablespoons was a good indicator of how dehydrated I was and that meant the scale couldn't have been good, whatsoever. So by Saturday I will probably be up 5 lbs - not kidding!

But I did get up to work out. It did take a little talking to myself. But I did it. I finished Week 3 of C25K (I also adjusted my training plan a week because while I may start Week 4 on Saturday, I am not going to finish it by Wednesday, so I am just going to do a couple extra days of Week 4 next week).

But as usual, working out felt great. And I really, really, really want to get up in the morning to do some cross training even though I know I won't go to bed until after 11:0.

Besides some birthday cake on Sunday afternoon, I have no reason not to eat wondefully between now and Easter, just in time for TOM to arrive.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Snow day, challenging day....

Monday I bought a sandwich for lunch instead of eating my Lean Cuisine Pizza, but I didn't get a side or another drink.

After skating we went out for Mexican food as planned with family friends. Unknown to us, the restaurant was celebrating their 5 year anniversary so it was packed - loud music, tequila shots, etc. We got a seat pretty quickly but had to wait a long time to order and to get our food, so that meant a lot of chips and salsa. But no alcohol, no queso appetizer, and I ordered the steak fajita quesadilla so no refried beans or rice. I also skipped the free cake. I was tempted for our own leftove cake and ice cream when I got home, but I didnt.

Today is yet another snow day - 6th this school year (though 2 were hurricane days). I had my 6:30 meeting, but still got up at 5:30 (to find there was no school) - So did I work out knowing I could take my shower after? Nope... :(

I am not feeling the love today. The scale was up yet again (meaning up 3.2 lbs since Saturday!). And the first thing on my lips this morning was a heaping spoonful of homemade chocolate sauce off the stove. I am feeling vulnerable and weak today. I am technically working from home so I can't work out during the day, and i need to entertain the kids. Is the day over yet?!

Monday, March 18, 2013

4 Years Post-Partum

*sigh* I always get reflective of my weight around my son's birthday.

231 was the highest weight I was with him, 9 months pregnant. I hit 249 with my daughter. I was the same starting weight with both pregnancies (206), but I actually lost weight with him because I was on modified bedrest from 22 weeks on, so I really watched what I ate.

With both kids I dropped the initial baby/water weight, with my son I got down to 202, but with both kids I put on 10-15 pounds very quickly once I stopped breastfeeding.

On New Year's Day 2010, 9 months post-partum, I was 221.8 (at that time my heighest non-pregnancy weight), but really dropped to 216 in a week so 216 was my "starting" weight when I rejoined WW 1 year post partum and then got down to 184 in a year.

I had been hoping to be back down to 216 by his 4th birthday, but I never do well with challenges, so here I am. Let's hope things look a lot better by 5 years post-partum!

Sunday was great from a happy birthday boy perspective, but I am so glad it is over. I am tired and grumpy on a Monday morning with not a lot of relief in sight in the next 2 days.

Breakfast - Normal breakfast. Originally I was going to make a big breakfast with bacon and green pancakes and orange juice, but there wasn't time, so I resorted to making the kids microwave pancakes cut with a shamrock cookie cutter. I also had a quick healthy snack before leaving for the party at 11:00.

Lunch - 2 small pieces of pizza and a piece of cake - skipped the soda and the ice cream. I was starving later in the afternoon, so I had a healthy snack and a ton of water. Skipped leftover pizza and more cake!

Dinner/Dessert - We went out to dinner early, around 4:30 to try to miss the post-St Patty's Day Parade/Our Highschool Just Won State Hockey Championship rush - We just made it! The kids had a blast. The restaurant had live Irish music and they sang Happy Birthday to my son. I did have 1 drink - a mudslide (yummy!), but then water after that. I skipped the rolls (this restaurant's rolls aren't very good), but did have the onion soup. I ordered Chicken Piccatta for dinner - their portions are HUGE! I barely could eat any - concentrated more on the chicken. I brought the rest home but threw out the leftovers this morning. For dessert at home I had 3 mini St Patty's Day cupcakes and some ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce.

Today I was up another pound, 2 pounds from Saturday. But I have 5 days to take it off!

I was SO tired by the end of the day, I just wanted to crawl into bed, watch Revenge from 9-10, get a good night sleep and wake up and work out.

BUT...when we got home from dinner one of our smoke detectors was beeping...Long story short, when we disconnected one, another one would start beeping louder, and finally to get it to stop, my husband how to kill the power to all the smoke detectors, as well as the lights in the basement. So low and behold I couldn't work out this morning in the dark (I am not dedicated yet to change my plans for working out and do it in the family room, plus with my exhaustion from the day, I need the extra hour of sleep).

Tonight we are going out to Mexican, my last challenge, hopefully of the week. I really doubt I'll get to work out tonight - ugh!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Good Choices Made

I did W3D2 of C25K and some weight lifting.

I had a WW shake (2 pts) before leaving for our first round of errands.

At Bertucci's I made wise choices:
-Water, not soda
-Had 1 small (and I mean small - it was like the runt of the basket) roll with a little oil
-Had a bunch of salad (probably too much dressing)
-Ordered a Sausage and Cherry Pepper Panini on Flatbread - it was so yummy! We need to make these at home. For the 3rd piece I didn't eat the roll.

After we got home, I headed out on my own and did a bunch of "me" shopping. I only had a couple of long sleeve tops to wear for spring, so I got a bunch - still a bunch of sweaters, but spring-like. They are all XL so I hope they are okay. 1X I am completely drowning in. And then I got a few short sleeve shirts.
Then I went shoe shopping. I hadn't bought new shoes in a while. I hate shoes. But I destroyed the summer ones I wore every day to work last summer, and I only have 1 pair of work shoes I wear now, but they aren't able to be worn with capris. Not that it is getting warm anytime soon - after seeing 60 degree weather last week that melted most of our 14" of snow, we are expecting a foot on Tuesday and it is supposed to be unseasonably cold for the foreseeable future.
I also got a new pair of running shoes - Nike again. I tried on Ascis but they are too narrow for me. I didn't bother trying on New Balance or Saucony, since I knew Nike had been working for me so far.

At my last stop, which was around 5:30, my husband texted me to see if I wanted to meet them at Applebees. I had just planned on going on home and having a PB&J sandwich and a banana but I agreed.

While I waited for them in the parking lot, I pulled up the menu:
The only WW menu item I liked was only 8 pts - I knew I needed more than that for dinner. I decided to splurge just a little - we ordered 2 orders of Beer pretzels (which come with cheese dip) - I only had 1 or 2 of them. Then crispy green beans (lightly fried) which also come with 2 dips. So maybe a little more than I would have liked. But just 8 pts, I would have been scrounging when I got home.

Off to celebrate St Patty's Day and my son's 4th birthday!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #16

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 224.2
Current Weight: 221.6
Change Since Last Week: -2.8
Total Change: -10.6
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149
Doing a happy dance! My weight at WW was even lower (usually the differences between the scales is 1.4 lb) because I ummmm....went to the bathroom between weighing myself at home and getting to WW.

I got my 10 lb star at WW!

I've got a lot of challenges going on this week, so really I will be okay with a maintain this week, but if I can lose 1 lb this week I will hit my 5%.

Off to work out.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Slept in...and challenging week ahead

I didn't get up this morning - I am kind of kicking myself. Last night was an easy night as it was just me and my daughter. I went to bed at 10:30 but woke up several times during the night and ended up turning off the alarm. I didn't have to be of the house early. Bad excuse. Hopefully next week will be more "normal" - And i do need to find a way to make myself get up to work out when it isn't a C25K day.

The scale was very kind this morning - I need to keep it up today so I can get 10 lb lost at WW in the morning. If I do and I had a fantastic week in the next week, I could get 5% next week. But there will be many challenges Saturday - Monday.

Saturday - Doing lots of errands. Going to Bertucci's for lunch - Need to look at their menu for something healthier, which I normally don't get there.

Sunday - St Patty's Day and my son's 4th birthday
--We will be making a nice large breakfast
--We have mini St Patty's cupcakes to eat - not sure when we'll do that - could even be breakfast!
--His birthday party at lunch - pizza and cake
--A restaurant in town does a big deal for St Patty's Day so we figure we would go check it out - it isn't a restaurant I ever eat healthy at, so I need to pre-plan

Monday - Out for Mexican with family friends to celebrate both our son's birthdays.

It is only 5 meals, it is only 5 meals. I can do this, I can do this!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trying to figure out my schedule...

These Tuesday morning meetings are really screwing with my planned work out schedule. Tuesday, Thursday, Sundays for C25K were so perfect. I don't usually like to work out on Friday mornings but I do tend to stay up later on Thursday nights. Right now the only show I watch at 10:00 pm in real time (Scandal) is on Thursday nights.

But for now I think I have to do Wednesday, Friday, Sunday for C25K and cross train on Monday and Saturday, rest on Tuesdays.

Cross training is going to be harder. Hopefully this time is different. Unless I was doing a C25K, so I could check something off my list, I couldn't drag myself out of bed. Tomorrow I hope to do a spinning app. It is going to be a challenge!

I am hoping to sign up for the Diva Dash on 9/7. I need an excuse to train my body in ways I haven't moved since I was kid.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Another nighttime workout...

This one wasn't quite as successful. But I did it.

For bootcamp I had to take a fitness test - push ups (I did modified but need to get a mirror to see if I am even doing them correctly), crunches (okay, my kids (and all the belly fat) have killed my ability to do crunches), planks (same notes as push ups), jumping jacks. We do another fitness test in 4 weeks.

Then it was a work out - I was pretty tired - combination of work out last night, the fitness test, and not much sleep again last night. But I muddled through. I took some breaks, I toned down some of the exercises (I think I came out too strong). And the ab and planks - so sad. But all I can do is improve!

I was talking to a friend of mine who got me into running. I knew she had been having some IT band issues, but turns out she's having gall bladdar issues as well and may have to have it out :( Her friend (whom I have met) wants her to do the SHAPE Diva Dash in September. I think I may talk to her friend and sign up. I've got 6 months to train for it. I need something really far away to train for!

Up in the morning for W3D1 of C25K.

Monday, March 11, 2013

I just worked out at night!!!

Eating was on target all day. I was sick of seeing the cupcakes I made and since tomorrow is trash day, the last 5 went in!

Since I didn't get to work out this morning and tomorrow is my 6:30 am meeting, I decided to work out at 8:00 pm! I can't remember the last time I did that - probably never. I felt bad because my husband doesn't feel well, but he kept my son at bay, who wanted to escape his room and come find me.

I joined an on-line bootcamp, so I decided to try one of their videos tonight. It was a good "warm up" but when it was done I was wanted for more (it got my arms moving which I need), so I decided to jump on the treadmill and run for a mile! I did at 1.0 incline, 4.5 mph, in 13:25. Not bad for someone who hasn't run a mile in over a year. Tomorrow night I think I will try yoga or strength training, then back to C25K on Wednesday.

Hoping for a strong week.....

The weekend wasn't the best from an eating perspective.

Mexican Restaurant - I looked up the shrimp fajitas I wanted and if I ate everything it came with (rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, etc.) it would have been 41 points! I didn't eat no where near it all - I didn't eat the tortillas, or cheese, or sour cream, and only some of the rice and black beans. I ordered water not soda. But I did order a combo appetizer of queso and guacamole.

But I only had a small sandwich for dinner.

McDonalds - After skating on Sunday I had brought a granola bar to eat before finishing my grocery shopping. But at the last minute my daughter didn't skate (she had hurt her foot on Friday and none of us realized how bruised it was until she tried to put her foot in her skate and it hurt), so at the last minute I found myself at McDonald's before finishing my grocery shopping. I did just order a water, cheeseburger and small fries, instead of my normal Big Mac meal with a soda.

Pulled Pork Dinner - My husband had been bugging me for it, so I made it, and honestly the process of making it was kind of gross, so I didn't want much. Plus I skipped the bun the rest of the family had, and I had extra corn and baked beans, plus brought some baby carrots and hummus to the table.

But I also did have some of the cupcakes I made over the weekend :(

I was totally planning on working out this morning - trying out a Stationary Bike app I downloaded, but my husband had a hard time sleeping, so I didn't get much sleep - and thus I couldn't get up with the alarm. But I did complete Week 2 of C25K yesterday and I have hopes of working out tonight - I'll probably put on my work out clothes when I get home. I haven't worked out at night since...I don't know when!

I did break down and sign up for my 25th reunion - I am still pretty wary about going, but I really know I will regret it if I don't. So now it is paid for - at it isn't cheap! 12 1/2 weeks to go.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #15

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 224.6
Current Weight: 224.2
Change Since Last Week: -.2
Total Change: -7.8
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

I was slightly disappointed with the results this morning, but I am hoping part of it is due to dehydration from all the shoveling/playing in the snow yesterday.

For being home on an unexpected snow day yesterday, I ate pretty well. I ate my normal foods for the most part, even with the added exercise of working out in the morning and shoveling. The exception was we did make cupcakes and i did have 1, unfrosted. Even though swimming was cancelled, I had my normal PB&J sandwich.

Today we are eating lunch at a mexican restaurant. Off to look at the menu and see if they have the nutritional info posted.

Today after my meeting I went to Target and took a nice leisurely walk around. I bought myself some new work out clothes!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Operation 25th Reunion

I think I have decided to go to my 25th high school reunion. My weight wasn't the only thing that was keeping me back. I don't really keep in touch with a lot of people from my high school, and a lot of my friends were from other grades so they wouldn't even be there. I went to a private boarding school, so it isn't like this is a one night thing, it is a whole weekend. I think I have convinced my husband to go. I don't really want to go alone, since the one person I do keep in contact with is on the planning committee so he'll be busy a lot.

So the reunion is 13 weeks from today, so of course I immediately go to "How many pounds can I lose in 13 weeks" - Stepping on the scale this morning, it said 226.2 (this was at 5:30 in the morning, bleary eyed, they just had canceled school for snow,but we did have pizza for dinner, so who knows). So I  think....Could I really lose 26 lbs in 13 weeks - that would be completely unrealistic. But I've decided it isn't about pounds, it is about how good I feel about myself in 13 weeks. So I am not going to kill myself to hit a number on the scale. But I want to feel really good about myself, and working out will help that.

And guess what, there is a 5K race during the reunion weekend? I had visions of waking up at school and going for a run (something I never did in high school - I was thinnish (as my "athletic build" would allow - I was somewhere in the 130s when I graduated, but was in the 120s in my early-mid 20s) but i was not an athelite. I had issues with shin splints and bursitis in my knees.

So, reunion aside, I did W2D2 of C25K this morning. I woke up, despite not having gone to bed early enough, and as I was in the bathroom changing (again, 5:30 am) my phone rings to say that school was cancelled. I could have gotten back into bed, but no, I went to work out as planned, and it felt great!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feeling weak....

Not sick or tired, just feeling weak-minded. I am working from home today because I have a head ache and the weather is so iffy for the next couple of days. But it is only 10:15 am and I have already had my snack (that I usually eat at 11:30). I need to chug the water. Chocolate chip cookies are in the kitchen that I managed to avoid last night. And I can't just have just 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie - they would be my last food if I was ever said I had a last meal.

On a good thing, the scale was very nice (224.2) this morning and I want to keep that up for my weigh-in on Saturday.

So I am going to try really, really hard. I will, I will!

And tomorrow morning will be another work out morning!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Up at 5:30 am!

Okay, really, I didn't sleep well. Convinced I would sleep through my alarm or something - it wasn't like I would miss a flight!

I got up and did W2D1 of C25K. Yes, I jumped ahead 2 days. But since I started on a Sunday and didn't get up on Monday, I wanted to start a new week (plus, week 1 is just so boring - not that week 2 isn't!) I had technical difficulties using the app on my iphone 5, so I pulled out my iphone 3 and used that - much better!

It felt so good to be up! Will be harder next week when the sun won't be coming up at the end of my workout. But that is okay! I did a few weights after - not as many as on Sunday).

And to not be rushed out the door after working out like I was in our old house is great too.

God I love exercising. Just getting to it is 90% of the battle.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The weekend where I ran....sort of!

The crazy single-mom weekend is over thank goodness!

Saturday, I had a second breakfast, since I didn't know when or where lunch would happen. After shlepping the kids (ages 6 1/2 and almost 4) through the mall, by myself for the first time, we decided to brave Chuck E. Cheese. It wasn't as crazy as it could have been - ie we got a seat right away. But it was still crazy. We got a large pepperoni pizza - I got a water and some rootbeer (a lot of ice). No desserts though. We stayed for a while, did more errands (which included some M&Ms - 1/2 of which went in the trash - why can't they sell normal size packs of M&Ms anymore - not just King Size). Dinner was shells and cheese. Not a stellar day.

Saturday night I had dreams about swimming, all.night.long. One of those exhausting nights because you feel like you didn't sleep, but you did. But I woke up with the desire to exercise! I figured I had 1 week to try to get used to waking up early in the morning before Daylight Savings. So I hoped on the treadmill and did W1D1 of C25K. AND then did some light strength training! It felt fantastic (okay, my foot didn't feel fantastic, but I am still going to push myself)

This morning, I was all slated to do W1D2 before skipping to Week 2 on Wednesday. But I husband came to bed late and woke me up and I was up for hours and slept crappy so I didn't wake up this morning. BUT I will get up on Wednesday! (Tuesdays I have to get up early anyways because I am a 6:30 am conference call).

I love that my body aches. How I've missed that feeling!

TOM hasn't arrived yet - hope it isn't another month of being 6 days late - annoying!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekly Weigh-in #14

Starting Weight (12/1/2012): 232.2
Last Week: 228.2
Current Weight: 224.6
Change Since Last Week: -3.6
Total Change: -7.6
Height: 5'6"
Goal: 149

Friday was a pretty good day depite the fact that I was working from home. I was 98% sure I wasn't going to be able to go to WW this morning, but I still wanted to eat like I was. I did pretty good job with that, though did have a couple extra snacks before heading out to get the kids and go to swimming (where I had a PB&J sandwich and a cheese/cracker snack). The kids went to bed at 8:30 and I was asleep by 9:40 (but then when my husband got home at 2:30 I felt like I had slept a whole night and spent the rest of the night tossing and turning).

I woke up at 6:50 and asked him what time he had to be at work - 10:00, which meant if I had known that last night I could have made the 7:00 meeting.

I am going to try my hardest to get back to 222.8 (at least) by next week. My post-TOM weigh-ins are usually pretty nice (though weirdly I have fantastic weigh-ins the day before TOM arrived...then once the cramps and bloating arrive, I weigh 5 lbs more).

A couple of years ago I embarked on a 52 week project of photographing our neighborhood every week (well, every week in the spring and fall when things change rapidly, and occasionally during the summer and winter) - Our old neighborhood was full of flowers and beauty. I decided I would do the same thing at this house, especially since we don't know what our house will look like in every season. I start on March 1 which is the beginning of meteorological spring. I took my first set yesterday and I felt so alive. But also a little bummed. I know our previous owners didn't like flowers, so I don't have much hope of getting beautiful pictures, but it will be a good exercise of what to add to the house for next spring.

Also the trees on our property aren't fantastic during the fall like some up the street, but I decided to not venture beyond our property for this project. Why you ask? I told my husband if I have the free-time (ie child-free) to venture off our property on foot, I want to be running, not meandering with a camera. He suggested I bring the camera with me (a big DSLR)- he doesn't get exercise :)

Here to it being "spring" - The time of year that makes me the most giddy of all!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Getting back on track, sort of....

I've been stellar during work hours this week, though today I did have a protein bar before going to the grocery store at 8 am and now at 10:15 I am just having my normal breakfast.

Dinners have been up and down.
Monday - I was good - I purposefully drank a ton of water on the way home and had a cheese stick while making dinner.
Tuesday - I used my WW 1 cup spoon to portion out my pasta, but I overflowed it a bit and had some small meatballs as well
Wednesday - I had seconds on rice - need to not have the food right in front of me (we eat at our kitchen island which also has the stove, so it also is where we dish out.)
Thursday - My husband is working until 2 am for the next 4 nights and my son's school is next to McDonald's and every day he asks, so I decided to go with them since we had zero food in the house. But I didn't make wise choices (which to me would have been 1 cheeseburger, water and a small fries).

I made sure I bought my normal foods at the grocery store. My husband working all weekend isn't a reason to overeat. Though I did find out mid-week that he is supposed to be there at 8:30 am on Saturday (other weekends it has been 10-11, after having worked until 1 am) so that would mean I couldn't go to my meeting without bringing the kids. But since there is a chance that he coulld get home tomorrow morning and not have to be in early, I am still going to eat today like normal.

TOM will be arriving Sunday or Monday so this weekend will be extra hard, but I will push through.

I am not going to make my goal of being 216 by March 23 (which is what I was 3 years ago when I started my journey to loose 30 lbs). But I can't let that get me down.

At the grocery store I bought all the candy for Easter - yep, 30 days in advance.  But I will be okay. I buy traditional Easter candy (jelly beans, chocolate eggs, Peeps, a chocolate rabbit) -Not the Easter-ized version of normal candy (ie herseys kisses in pastel colors).

I am so glad it is March. Meteorological spring has begun! Day light savings is 9 days away! (though I have been enjoying the light mornings).