Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I think Brian is making a real effort now!!! We went on a walk yesterday evening. It was so nice to walk with him. I was a little tired, I had already walked 2.5 miles earlier. I usually walk a lot faster than him. We were at the same level yesterday, and he didn't huff and puff like usual. He's even trying to eat better. I think having to buy bigger clothes got to him. I keep encouraging him every day, but he took the initiative last night. I had earlier suggested a walk, but he said he wanted to swim. About an hour later, out of the blue, he said, "Let's go for a walk."
I'm so happy. He's helping around the house more and staying active in the evening. Although, this week, I'm not letting him nap. We're just too busy. I hope he keeps feeling better. That will encourage him.
Well, just wanted to share.
Monday, May 03, 2010
I just finished my work weekend. I work 10.5 hour shifts in a hospital pharmacy, Fri, Sat and Sun. Not a bad weekend. Some weekends are insane busy and I feel like quitting on the spot. This was a good paced weekend, busy enough to stay awake, but not so busy I'm going insane.
Today's Monday. I still feel drained from the weekend and didn't sleep well the last two nights. I think I'm anxious about this up coming week. We have: Two soccer practices, one soccer game,two track meets, Middle School choir/band concert, twins' playgroup, nephew's eighth grade grad party, Stevie's First Communion, Mary & Pat's Confirmation, and a partridge in a pear tree.....
I have to clean, shop, update the checkbook (we finally got a new computer, been without a good one for over a week) and plan a party for our kids' big day on Sunday.
So today I'm taking at least the morning off. I'm ready to put in a romantic comedy and be a couch potato for a little bit. Today's my "Sunday", my day of rest. Well, I can't actually take the whole morning off, and I'm too obsessive to let the laundry, dishes and meals go undone. I was lazy and gave the twins peanut butter filled pretzel bits for breakfast. I'm sure Daddy's fed them much worse stuff and called it a meal.
It feels good to vent a little. This week will go by quickly, and the friends and family we'll have over on Sunday won't care if the house is perfect.
I think there's something I'm forgetting, a holiday of some kind...
Monday, April 26, 2010
I knew I wouldn't be perfect this weekend. With two grown-up nights out planned, I figured my eating (and drinking) wouldn't be the best. I really didn't do too bad for taking a break.
Friday morning, I got a full workout in. That made four full workouts for last week. Friday evening some friends of mine were in town for a convention. Brian and I met up with them at the Upstream Brewing Co. for dinner. I didn't know most of the group, but three friends had come into town, Dawn being a really close friend (my matron of honor) whom I haven't seen in about five years. Brian, Dawn, and I were able to sit at a table together and had a wonderful visit and dinner. I ordered crab & spinach stuffed shrimp with a red bell pepper & cream sauce over juliened carrots, squash, & onion. The shrimp was NOT breaded!! This was actually a low-carb gourmet entree. It was WONDERFUL!!! I also enjoyed my raspberry ale. I decided on beer for the weekend for two reasons: less expensive, and lower carb than the fruity mixed drinks.
Saturday night we went out with couples from the twins play group. Again, I was good (had a drive-thru hamburger earlier that day) and ordered salad with pulled pork on top. Not much meat with this dish, so I was happy Brian had ordered too many ribs for himself and shared. Again I had beer, light beer this time. We went to a movie with everyone after that and yes, I had some popcorn.
Sunday, Brian and I actually went out to lunch together. We were in the city again and ended up at Fat Burger. I really enjoyed the entire burger, bun and all! What I didn't do all weekend was totally sabotage my eating. I had no desire for dessert or french fries, and although I would have enjoyed the taste of the fruity mixed drinks, all that sugar would not agree with me. I feel like I made good decisions to enjoy the weekend and keep the damage to a minimum. I also didn't over indulge on the drinks (like Valentine's weekend). No hangovers! I'm too old to party like I'm still in college.
I also had a couple victories with my wardrobe. My nice capri pants that I wear on couples' nights fit better than they did last fall. I also got into a blouse I ordered on-line, but never quite fit. It was always close, but this weekend, it fit nicely.
I woke up today feeling pretty good. I'm glad to be back on track. I've eaten well today and got a full workout in: 45 min elliptical, then weights & stretching. Stretching was a little hard, after taking two days off from exercise.
Oh, for anyone who read my last blog, I did look "hot" both Friday night and Saturday night.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I'm sitting here on Spark People logging in my exercise for the day. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, then the weight machine and stretching. I definitely look like I just worked out. My four-year old twins were asking why their big brother was going to babysit them tonight. I said that mommy and daddy are going on a date.
Sean laughed, "But mommy, you don't look hot."
How does a four-year old know when a woman looks "hot"? Where exactly did he learn that? Lots of things for me to ponder.
The twins agreed to help me get "hot" for daddy.
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