Friday, June 13, 2014
So when we decluttered my MIL from her room, we put everything in our sunroom. Yesterday my husband bought some tables to go into the sunroom as gaming tables or whatever, so we needed to start cleaning out that room and going through her stuff. In the process we found this bluetooth keyboard that she got when she got the first generation iPad. She has since forgotten that she got it and also has complained that it's too hard for her to remember how to use (or even TO use it) so I am inheriting it! I am one step closer to no longer having a laptop and just using my tablet.
Monday, June 09, 2014
With the end of school, the beginning of summer, everything changes. Schedules change. Priorities change. Life changes.
It feels like forever ago that we got home from Wisconsin. It's amazing how different it feels coming home on a Friday. When we got home it's like there was a bug in our house that just hit everyone. Johnny slept all day on Saturday. Like ALL day. I woke up with a sore throat on Saturday and it continued and has now morphed into a nasty dry cough. Milo has had a cough and hives from whatever virus he has that caused the pink eye last week. Max has been complaining of a sore throat and cough. Ugh.
I managed to get my 10k steps all last week and this weekend, albeit some days it was just BARELY 10k. Saturday I made it to the gym to walk for a bit, and yesterday I did go to boot camp. Today I weighed and I was at a new low - 194.2. I've been eating pretty good since getting home so that was very rewarding to see. It's cool and somewhat rainy today so we didn't get to go out for a walk. I needed to find a new way to get my fitness in. Thank you You Tube! I made a playlist of some workout videos - some Leslie Sansone, Tae Bo, Sweatin to the Oldies, Jillian Michaels...a good mix. I have no excuse NOT to do it when the kids are sleeping since I have been timing their naps to coincide. I binge watched Orange Is The New Black over the weekend so I don't have to worry about watching that (and now I have to wait ANOTHER year for new episodes) so nap workouts it is. If I can get to the gym as well awesome, or even better if I can get a walk in in the morning, I will still try to do something during their naps. It feels good to have a plan!
Friday, June 06, 2014
Summer is underway!
School ended (with students) on May 23rd. Then we had Memorial Day off, and we had 2 work days we had meetings and for cleaning our rooms. I was done by 9:30am on Wednesday. So school has been out since then. That week was then full of appointments (hair, mani/pedi for 195 goal), hair for MIL, bootcamp) and then Sunday morning we headed out to Wisconsin.
It's usually about a 6.5 hour drive if I drive, 7+ if hubby drives. With 2 kids it's become almost always an 8 hour drive. It's a long day and makes it hard to get my 10k steps in, but I usually get about 2500 packing up the car in the morning + my normal routine so it works out okay. We were going to my parents house and then my husbands dad was going to meet us there to take him and my MIL back to Oconomowoc for a few days. Then on Wednesday I went back to pick him up and she stays there for the summer.
Sunday night we celebrated Milo's birthday since everyone could be there. We had ice cream cake.
Monday was rainy so we went to the indoor pool at a hotel for the day. It was the perfect little sized indoor waterpark. A big pool with a bigger slide that Max and Coco could still go down, and then a small side with a pirate ship and small slides. It was a great day. Everyone was exhausted. Unfortunately, that evening it seemed that Milo caught pink eye. So he was a bit fussy.
Tuesday morning we went to urgent care and got him his meds, and then went to the zoo. It was a perfect day for it. Apparently the rest of the state agreed. There were dozens of school busses there and it was super crowded, but it was a great day.
We got home and both boys took a nap. My mom and I also both fell asleep during that time!
Wednesday my mom had a funeral to go to at the mound so I went to Oconomowoc to pick up Johnny. We got there about 9am and the guys were there fixing my in laws windows, so it was really not conducive to letting a 1 year old in the house. It's hard enough to let the kids loose in that house because there is so much stuff and no way to separate them from it. So they get into everything and there is no mental down time. We ended up going out shopping for a bit, out to lunch, and then back for a little bit and headed out shortly after 2. Not a lot of time to socialize because of that but it's okay.
Wednesday night we met one of my oldest friends for a concert. We went to go see the Eels. It was awesome.
Thursday we went to Lakeview Park, whch has a trail for walking, a great play structure and also a splash pad. That was great. Got home and Max and I took a 3 hour nap! Then we went to see our friends Erik and Amethyst and their daughter Amelia. We only got to stay about 3 hours though...we never see them for enough time. It's hard when kids need to get to bed though.
Then today we headed back.
Before I left I was 200.4 and ticked about it. When I weighed when we got home before dinner, I was 196.4 and confused. I don't know how that happened. I haven't been eating all that well and I haven't pooped (sorry TMI) very consistently. I'll take it though.
Glad to be home and looking forward to the summer with my boys!
Friday, May 16, 2014
So. When I had my surgery, I got this belt. It's awesome-tastic. It is a rainbow studded belt with a Kermit belt buckle.
It's a "size 32" belt, which is to say it's 32" to the smallest hole and 41" to the largest. When I first got my band off and put it around me, there was about an 8 inch gap between the buckle and where it needed to be to buckle. This morning, I buckled it.
This picture looks bad, but it's buckled! I kinda look like a WWE champ with it over my shirt!
So now, I have it on OVER my jeans, comfortably. I can sit, I can breathe, my pants stay up, and I'm wearing THE BELT. The goal belt. That means I have lost 7 inches off of my stomach area SINCE the surgery. I will take a picture with actual clothes on eventually. But I am feeling GREAT!
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