Monday, April 25, 2011
Patrick, my second oldest, had another asthma flare-up. It wasn't horrible, but just bad enough I knew I had to take him to our family doctor to get some prednisone. That's the only place I step on the scale. This happened a week ago.
I stepped on...held my breath....
I'm solidly in the 160s!!! Not 169.2, barely below 170!
I updated my tracker, but forgot to tell everyone. It just dawned on me this morning. So join me in a collective happy dance!!!
and a cheer!!
I'm almost down to pre-twin weight (165). Granted, without surgery to remove the extra stretched skin, the shape is a little different. They were over 15 pounds total at birth. The 150s actually seem attainable in the next few months. I'm not in a hurry. I realize this takes a long time. I joined SparkPeople on 2/2/10, so this 34 pounds lost has taken a while. Life is happening right now, and I'm not working out as much as I'd like. With the exception of Easter Sunday, I've eaten really well over the last couple of months, and that has made a difference.
Thank you to all my Spark Friends who keep me going. I may not be able to keep as active on SparkPeople these days, but I do get on a couple times a week to check in. I also ALWAYS log my workouts. I love getting "credit" for them.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Well, I'm still trying to workout and eat well. I'm succeeding most of the time. April and May are shaping up to be total chaos! I've even started crossing out dates on the calendar as they pass by so I don't confuse my days anymore.
I've got two kids in soccer which means practice four nights a week and games on Saturday. The three weeks they have away games, they are in different towns so I have to pawn one kid off to friends on the weekends I work since Brian still hasn't managed how to be two places at once.
My oldest is in track which means practice every day after school. This normally doesn't mean much, he walks home. He and my second oldest are both in the Middle School play, "The Seusafication of Romeo and Juliet." Mikey gets home from track, snarfs down dinner (which I always have to get done by 5pm) and races off to play practice. He's been so late getting home from track, I actually have to drive them down to the school.
We still have piano for three of the kids. Mikey isn't doing lessons during track, although he still practices. We got Stevie a guitar, so he's taking Mikey's lesson time for that. So he does piano with one teacher, then I have to drive him and Patrick down to the other teacher.
Add to all of this my thirty hours of work every other weekend. I was also insane enough to pick up a couple of extra shifts this month. I'll have to remember not to do that next April. We've also had dentist appointments (four have cavities!) and orthodontist appointments.
I've slacked off a little with weight training. I just can't fit it in. I have started using the track for my jogs. I drop off the one kid who has soccer practice, then take the other(s) to come watch the twins while I jog two total miles and walk one total mile. There are usually other walkers down there, not too many joggers. I manage to get in at least one weight training session a week.
So, all of this is why I'm not on Sparkpeople too much. I'm logging my fitness, not my food. I'll get login points when I'm here and may jump around quick to see how everyone is doing. I haven't weighed at the doctor's office for a while, but I'll have to make an appointment for the twins for Kindergarten and I'll jump on then. The doctor I see for my thyroid has a weak floor scale, not a doctor's scale and I don't trust it. I have no idea what's up with that.
Just wanted to post a little update. Keep Sparking everyone!!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Yet another busy week around our household. Last night, Patrick, my second oldest, had his Western Iowa Conference Middle School Honors Band concert. He plays percussion and loves the variety of instruments available to him. Hubby was able to get off work and we drove out to Audubon to see the show. I was enjoying the time with hubby so much, we missed the turn for Audubon. I forgot it was by Atlantic and made it almost to Adair. Way too many "A" towns to keep track.
We still made it on time and the show was fantastic. It was fun to see a larger band than we normally see at our school.
Tonight, I get to travel to Treynor for Mikey's WIC Middle School Honors Choir. He's my oldest. He went last year, so I should remember the way there and I know I need to get there early. Last year's concert was so amazing, I was almost in tears at the end. Four hundred kids singing beautiful classic music and finishing with a patriotic medley. I get so tired of our elem school here in town always singing pop songs. I am really impressed with our Middle/High school music teacher. She is wonderful!
Hopefully, today, I'll find the energy and time to work out. Yesterday I was wiped out from TOM, but also had to sit around for a delivery that needed my signature. Today, I'm free until the road trip. I just need to shake this mild headache. I also need to get back to eating right. Sunday, the kids talked me into a Mexican grill we love. No, I didn't get the salad. Yesterday, Patrick found a Chinese restaurant in Atlantic, and we were celebrating his big night. I missed the salad bar which was tucked back in a corner. I NEED to be good the rest of the week. I've made progress recently, but have also had the set-back of being sick too. I want to stay in the 160's.
Have a great week everyone! Mine gets a little easier after today.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Well, I finally got my first workout done in over a week. I could only manage 2/3 of it. I was hoping to complete 3 sets of my weights and crunches, but I was just too choked up. My sinuses are better, my chest is still a little congested. This cloudy, drizzly weather isn't helping my mood either. I'm trying to get going and stay positive, but I just can't manage as much physical activity since the illness.
This week doesn't seem so busy. Next week we have Honors Band for Patrick, Honors Choir for Mikey, Parent/teacher conferences, and St. Patrick's Day. I see the kids don't have school the day after, so maybe we'll be able to go out for our corned beef and cabbage. Otherwise, I have to cook at least four. They shrink up so much, and the kids love the meat.
I worked this last weekend. It went much better than my previous work weekend. The previous one, I was wondering why I still worked there. It would be great if I could get a job out here in my small town. Less pay, I sure, but also less stress, no commute, and I save a ton on gas. Still working on my Iowa license. I've got to send off the final form and order study materials for the test. Wish me luck.
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