Thursday, May 06, 2010
I was anxious for yesterday to arrive. It's May, time to weigh again. I knew I would be right by my doc's office, so I used the same scale as the previous few months. The good news is that it went down. The kind of depressing news is that I'm only down 2 lbs since last month. I feel like I've been killing myself, exercising more and more, and to only go down 2 lbs was kind of depressing.
I'm down a total of 12 now in three months. My hubby told me that maybe I replaced some fat with muscle, which would make sense. I weight lift 4-5 times a week and have increased my strength a lot. This is the exact same comment I know I've posted to others' blogs.
So, I'm trying to stay positive. I'm taking a look at my nutrition tracking, when it's functioning properly again. I've switched from mixed nuts to peanuts. They are way lower carb and it's hard for me to overdo with them. Hubby's joining me on the low carb thing since he had to buy bigger clothes, so he's helping me too. Even when he's weak, he tells me "no, don't eat that" and I listen and thank him later.
The weight is coming off, I'm getting in much better condition, my knees are even stronger. I CAN DO THIS, I WILL DO THIS!!!!
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.
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