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Friday, February 01, 2013

I just realized this morning while talking with DH that it's been a week since I ran! I'm not going to be able to go tonight either. I blogged before that the past 2 weeks have been insane! Last night DD#2 had Bball team dinner & practice. DD#3 had her first play performance (Middle School). Fortunately both were at the high school, so DH took DD#2 and stayed at the school and then DD#1 and I met him at the performance.

They did a really great job! DD#3 had a small role - she had 1 speaking line and was in 3 (out of 9) scenes. She was considered an Ensemble. We were really proud she made it because a lot of kids auditioned. She's not in chorus and hasn't had drama this year, so she must have had a great audition! Anyway, the kids did everything with the assistance of the chorus & drama teacher (and some high school kids).

DH took DD#1 & 3 home and I waited for DD#2 to finish practice. It was 8:30 by the time we got home. DH had stopped by the grocery store and picked up a cake for "celebration". I really wanted a piece, but I decided not to!

Tonight is performance #2. DH is going to go again. I'm taking DD#1 to work, DD#3 early @ 5:30 and then meeting DD#2 at the gym. She has a short practice after school and then is staying for the JV girls & Varsity games. I'm going to watch the girls play and will probably leave after that. She might want to stay for the boys game since it's homecoming and one of her teammates is on the "court".

Tomorrow DD#2 has a tournament (9 am & 2:30 pm) and DD#1 has an eye doctor appt. I also have to work backstage for the performance tomorrow. I'm not sure if I can "squeeze in" a run tomorrow or I might just do a ST DVD.

DD#2 has confirmation class Sunday morning (I'm a small group leader), but it will be over by 12. It's going to be a nice day, so I'm determined to run on Sunday! I'm sure I'll struggle after a week of no running, but I'm going to do the 1 min. walk/4 min. run (7 times).

I'm not that thrilled with the Super Bowl this year. I really hate both teams, but it should be a good game. I saw the grocery list this morning and it looks like DH is planning to make ribs! I'm not that big of a fan, so it won't be a problem not eating any. I'll have to come up with something healthy & fun for the game!

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MOBLUEBIRD 2/1/2013 10:48AM

  You have lots of challenges and it sounds like you are taking good care of your family. Don't forget yourself in all this. I know they say to get 10 minutes of exercise here and there, but sometimes you are so busy THAT doesn't even seem possible! Just keep hanging in there and keep your eyes on the prize!

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2 lbs Down!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I had my "official" weigh in this morning after a week back on Weight Watchers (online). I'm pleased to announce that I lost 2 lbs.! I was hoping for 3, but hey, I'll take it! Normally when I "jump start" a plan, I loose 3-5 lbs. the first week, but I'm good with the 2. First of all, I didn't completely abandon my healthy lifestyle, I was just eating a little too much and there was the "crappy snacking". I was still getting in my fruits/veggies/whole grains, water & exercise. I just needed to get back in control.

So I feel good about my first week. I've had quite the challenge this past week and this week (Wed.-Wed.) will be no exception. The good news is I'm more prepared.

I got in 3 days of exercise of 40+ minutes (Wed - run, Fri - run, Sat - riding bikes). I haven't really done anything since Saturday. I had the perfect opportunity on Sunday, but I lazed around the house with sick DD#2.

Monday I had to take DD#1 to work and DD#3 to play dress rehearsal. DD#2 was still sick, so she didn't go to Bball practice. I had a window of opportunity, but I went to the grocery story and loaded up on more fruits, veggies, etc.

Yesterday DD#2's Ball game time was changed 3 times. It was actually an "unscheduled" game with a private school, so it was no big deal, just a little bit of a hassle. It turned out the "final" time was better for me, since DD#3 was rehearsing at the high school. They finally won a game! DD#2 was still recovering and didn't have a very good game. I'm surprised the coach played her as much, she was "coughing up a lung"! and a couple of times she couldn't catch her breath. Anyway, by the time I got home, it was after 8:00 and I didn't feel like exercising. Thanks to my aforementioned preparedness, I had something healthy to eat!

Today is pretty much the same (DD#1 work, DD#2 Bball practice & DD#3 dress rehearsal). This was the worst week for DH to work nights, but he's off tomorrow and works Friday morning, so that will help for the rest of the week.

I asked him this morning to hook up the old DVD player to the TV in our bedroom and I'm going to do a DVD tonight. I have a big open area in my bedroom and it's carpeted and private, so I've been doing some workouts there. I would really like to run today, but I only have about an hour and the weather is supposed to get really bad later this afternoon (tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain).

My next opportunity to run will probably be Friday. Tomorrow is "opening night" and DD#2 has practice & team dinner (all fortunately at the high school). DD#3 has 3 play performances, so we're going to split it up between family members to make sure she always has "fans" there. I'm going tomorrow night and I will be working back stage on Saturday.

I'm still planning to run the 5K on 2/23. I'll probably do the next 2 weeks of the 1 min. walk/4 min. run (7 times) and then I'm supposed to be able to jog 35 mins. That will be the week before the race, so I should be good. I'm ok with walking part of it.

Pretty good week of control!

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MISSB8604 1/30/2013 5:18PM

    Nicely done!!

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SAMMI4444 1/30/2013 9:45AM

    That's great! Keep up the good work :)

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Feeling Good!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I'm actually feeling better since I started back on Weight Watchers last Wednesday. DH wasn't even mad that I'm paying for it since I explained that even as a Lifetimer, I would still have to pay for the online tools. As I explained in my past blog, I find the P+ system of tracking easy for me. I peeked on the scale this morning and I'm about 2 lbs. down! Official weigh in is Wednesday.

In addition to the hopeful weight loss, I'm actually feeling better. I was experiencing some heartburn, discomfort the past couple of weeks (which I usually don't), but I've been feeling fine the past couple of days. When I eat well and don't give into the crappy snacking, I just feel better.

I felt some hunger pains over the weekend, but I would either just drink some more water or eat a piece of fruit. The family is actually enjoying the healthy dinners and DH is glad he doesn't have to cook or go to the grocery store as much. I actually went twice on Saturday because I was missing some ingredients for my veggie soup (yummy!). I'll have to go again tonight because we ate all the fruit and yogurt.

I did run on Friday. I had all my excuses ready - yucky weather, tired, etc. When I got home from work, DH was ready to go, so we dropped DD#1 off at work and went to the indoor track. DD#2 was sick, so she didn't go with us. She was actually sick the entire weekend. She wasn't running a fever this morning, but we kept her out of school. She'll miss Bball practice tonight, but hopefully be ok to play tomorrow. I think the reason she got sick is because all the "touching" of the basketball, hand slapping, etc. and they don't get a chance to wash their hands between plays! A couple of girls from her team have been sick and who knows about the other teams! The girls hate to miss practice because the "head" coach gets mad, but if they keep spreading the germs, they won't have any players to play!

Anyway, DD#3 and I rode bikes on Saturday. We went to the neighborhood behind us. I usually just cut through there and go to the greenway where it's flat. DD#3 just wanted to ride all the streets in the neighborhood and it was hilly and hard! I was panting and puffing and my knee hurt. When I woke up Sunday, my back was killing me!

DD#1 & 3 were disappointed that they couldn't have anyone over because of DD#2 being sick. I picked up DD#1's boyfriend and took them to the mall (it was their 3 month anniversary). Since my back was still hurting, I just layed around yesterday with sick child!

This week is going to be insane with play dress rehearsal & basketball. I'm determined to get in a couple of runs so I don't loose my momentum and I'm actually looking forward to weigh in on Wednesday!


WW Online

Friday, January 25, 2013

I mentioned on Monday that I was thinking about going back to Weight Watchers. I knew that for at least the next couple of weeks, I won't have time to go to meetings, so I decided to sign back up online. When I lost my 46+ lbs. 2 years ago, I was going to meetings and using the online tools. I did like the accountability of the weigh-ins and the recognition when I lost weight, but right now I just need to get back to the Plan. I find the PP+ tracking easy and I like the variety of food. I only need to loose about 8 lbs. and I'll be able to go back and attend the meetings for free (Lifetimer) if I'd like. DH & the girls were actually glad I'm back at it because they like the healthy dinners!

I started back with the tracking yesterday and did well. I kept some points for my "trigger" time when my snacking gets out of control (after 8 pm when I'm finally able to relax) and had a snack. I'm making a menu & going to the grocery store tomorrow (DH is glad of this because he's been doing most of the grocery shopping).

DH and I ran on Monday. We ran outside since the weather was nice. We ran on one of the flat trails, but it was harder running outside than on the indoor track. I wasn't getting 0ut of breath, but my feet and knees were hurting a little more. Not enough to quit and with my 1 min. walk/4 min. jog (7 x), I got in about 40 mins.

Tuesday was a rest/cross train day. I had to pick up DD#3 from play rehearsal, dump her off and go straight to DD#2's basketball game. They played really well and only lost by 2 pts. (to a team that beat them bad before!). All kinds of drama going on with the girls' basketball program, but DD#2 pretty much stays out of it. It's mostly with the new Head Coach and the varsity girls. Anyway, she's got about 2 more weeks of Bball (already started weight training for volleyball). She's opted to not play softball this Spring and wants to concentrate on Bball and maybe join a spring league. I know she'll be motivated to keep running, which will motivate me!

I had about a 45 min. window to run on Wednesday. Since it was fairly nice, I ran outside again. It was probably one of my best runs recently! I should have done some ST yesterday, but decided to take a nap, make a healthy dinner and do some laundry before picking up DD#2 & #3!

We were supposed to get freezing rain today, so they canceled school in our county. We got nothing! It's cloudy & cold, but no precipitation. It's probably over freezing now and then it's supposed to clear up later this afternoon - a wasted "snow day"! Because school was canceled, so were after school activities, which means the varsity games will be played tomorrow, so DD#2 doesn't have a game tomorrow. This is good news since she woke up sick this morning!

DH is off today, so hopefully he'll run with me this afternoon since DD#2 is sick. I hope the indoor track in open, but since it's a county facility, it could be closed. It will really be too cold & dreary to run outside, but I guess I will if I have too. I don't want to loose my momentum.

It's supposed to be a really nice weekend. I plan to get some major cleaning done and since I won't have basketball or football, I'll have time for exercise!


The best laid plans . . .

Monday, January 21, 2013

My "week" runs Wed/Wed. I had plans to finish off last week and run Monday & Wednesday and do ST on Tuesday. My "new week" started on Thursday. That would have been 3 days of running/walking and 2 days of ST. Guess what, I didn't do it! I did run on Wednesday, so I had 2 days of running and 1 day of ST.

Thursday started off crazy with having to take DD#1 to the orthopaedic (she's been experiencing severe knee pain) and then having to work late. DH had to take our part of the "team dinner" to the high school. We had some bad weather move in Thursday night and our school system delayed opening 2 hours on Friday. I did take advantage of that and instead of sleeping late, did some ST! I also ran Friday after work with DH and then played some Bball with DH & DD#2.

The weekend was pretty much a bust with major driving of the kids on Saturday, DD#1 had to work, DD#2 had a basketball game & DD#3 had a party to go to. I did manage to do a little laundry/cleaning, both no exercise! My plan was to pick up DD#2 Sunday morning (she was spending the night) and we were both going to run. I had to end up picking up DD#1's boyfriend (long story) and by the time I got back home, I was starving and it was almost time to watch football!

I'm really not that concerned with my exercise. I'm pretty active and with DH & DD#2, I usually end up running 2-3 times a week. I'm also getting better at the ST (1 day is better than none) and still just need to find something I'll stick to.

My main concern right now is getting the eating back in control I thought about going back to Weight Watchers to get back to the accountability. I'm 9 lbs. over goal! DH would be pretty mad having to pay for something (that I should be getting for free since I became a Lifetimer). One good thing that would come out of it is when Mama is eating right, so is the rest of the family and I take the time to work with the family and come up with healthy dinners. Why do I have to "pay" to do this? I'm not sure!! You think I would have learned by now?!

Anyway, DH and I are going to run right after work. It's going to be a nice day, so we're planning to run outside. Neither one of us have the day off, but the kids are out of school. DD#1 has to work, DD#2 has basketball practice and DD#3 has Girl Scouts. We can drop off DD#1, run and then take the other 2! That takes care of a work out, but what about dinner?

Life is hectic, but never dull!

On a sad note (for me anyway). My beloved Falcons lost on Sunday so there goes my Super Bowl dreams! I really hate both the teams that won, so maybe I won't even watch. The good news is football season is over. That's really the only sport I watch (besides DD#2), so that frees up my Sunday afternoons!


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