Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Well, I debated all day about this. Patrick, my 11 year old, has been sick and I took him to the doctor today. That made the accurate doctor's scale available to me. The last time I was weighed was Feb 16. It hasn't been a month yet. I usually don't like to weigh myself more than once a month, if that. My clothes have been fitting better, so I did it. I stepped on the scale....
WooHoo!! Thank goodness I've come down some!!! I've lost at least five pounds! I estimate my beginning at 200 since I refused to get on a scale when I believed I was over that mark. Now I'm more motivated to keep at it.
Thank you all of my Spark Friends for keeping me at it. When I get below that 190 mark, all of Iowa will hear my WooHoo.
Monday, March 08, 2010
This picture is from 2005 when I was pregnant with my twins, Sean and Bridget. At birth Sean weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and Bridget was 6 lbs 12 oz. Yes, four months of bedrest and a circlage paid off: big healthy babies.
The twins are now four and I was showing this picture to them one morning. I was explaining that this was when they were both in my tummy. Sean got really angry and yelled at me, "Mommy, don't eat me again!!"
Saturday, March 06, 2010
After last night, I was ready for a new job. Over ten hours of busy pharmacy work. I work in a hospital, so it's not the type of job most people associate with being a pharmacist, ie Walgreens. We make sure all the med orders are entered correctly, check for drug and allergy interactions, adjust doses for renal problems, answer nurse and physician questions, check all the meds the techs fill for the floors, and a slew of other medication related jobs. We were busy, I was tired.
A better night sleep and a new day brightened my outlook. Both days I did an elliptical routine before work (I go in at 12nn), but today's was easier. I even handled the traffic slow-down calmly, even though it made me 30 minutes late. Work has been much better today, so I won't be looking through the want ads just yet.
I'm really happy that I was able to fit in some exercise both yesterday and today. It wasn't my full routine, but it was something. I've also noticed that my work clothes are fitting better. There's some progress being made.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Thanks for listening to me vent the other day about my husband. I've settled down a lot since then. Brian has taken a few steps to a healthier him this week. We went on our second walk last night, first one on Sunday. He stopped taking his 24 hour antihistamine and switched to a short acting to get him through the night. He noticed he was much more awake yesterday. He waited to nap until I was putting the twins to bed. Baby steps, which is what Spark People is about.
I've been downloading more songs to my ipod. While on the elliptical yesterday, "I'm a work in progress" by Alan Jackson came on. I laughed thinking how it applies to Brian and me. I know he'll be more active when the weather improves. I just have to be patient. He really is a wonderful husband, and I shouldn't gripe about him so much.
Have a good day and enjoy the warmer weather.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Okay, I have to admit, I'm learning new stuff on this site. I'm educated in healthcare (pharmacist) and I've read tons over the last 20 years to get in shape, but yes, I learned something about strength training yesterday. The articles and blogs on this site are amazing. This stubborn 41 year old is going to rearrange her strength routines to try to maximize their effect.
I'm fortunate to have a weight machine. Brian (hubby) insisted on buying one several years ago. You should have seen me at the store. This overweight mom-of-four, at the time, was making the sales person show ME how to use the thing. Amazingly easy to adjust, I let hubby buy it. Before the twins, I was able to get down to 165, and the weight machine was crucial to that weight loss.
Well, time to organize my strength training, then off to do it!!
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