Saturday, February 22, 2014
Two dreaded, yet expected events finally came today.
First, influenza has been going around the school fierce and that means it was bound to hit daycares next. Two cases had popped up in my daycare this past week, one of whom was my little spuds little buddy. I figured if he gets by without coming down with influenza it would be a miracle. Not so lucky. You know somethings wrong when the only thing your 19 month old wants to do curl up in your lap for an entire afternoon. I was checking his temp like crazy and watching it steadily climb above normal. When it hit 100, I gave him a dose of Tylenol and weighed my options. He could suffer through it. The fact that he had a flu shot should lessen the severity of it. Or actually take him into the ER so he could start some Tampiflu. Since our insurance would fully cover it anyway, I decided to take him in. It was only late afternoon so at least if I do it right away, I know I'm not getting a doctor out of bed. He tested positive for influenza and they started him on Tamiflu. They also tested for RSV since he was breathing a little heavier, but luckily that came back negative and his breathing cleared up after they retrieved the sample for testing. If you've never had the pleasure of holding down a sick toddler while a nurse not only shoots a syringe of saline up into his nose, but also has to suck it back out, you're really missing out. It was horrible and my little guy was naturally fighting it so hard he ended up with a blood nose out of it. But like I mentioned earlier, it cleared out all the gucky stuff and allowed him to breath much easier again. So I know what the rest of my weekend will be, lots of cuddling in the rocker watching BabyFirstTV with cheerios and yogurt.
Second dreaded event, but one that came up positively, was the day in my couch to 5K program when I would have to run for 20 minutes straight. You go from running two 8 minute intervals with a 5 minute walk in between to running for 20 minutes straight. I didn't know if I could do it, but I thought I would at least give it a try. I did keep track of the time so at a minimum I could still back down to my two 8 minute runs. I did it though! I completed 20 minutes straight. I even push my speed up for the last minute because I wanted to finish strong. It was a challenge, but not as challenging as I thought. It was a LONG 20 minutes though. When you're used to your workout being broken up into one minute here and one minute there and then you go to 20 minutes of the same thing, it gets long. I'm not concerned because I'll be moving on plus I can always play around with the speed. Bump it up for a minute and them back down, back up, and back down. It will keep it interesting. That was my pretty awesome moment for the day (then it went down hill as you read above)
Friday, February 14, 2014
This is the tenth Valentine's day I've celebrated with the man I now call hubby. He's your man's man who has his own business doing welding and construction. He's really a jack of all trades because I swear there is very little he can't do (oh, except run a computer.) Anyway, it's not shocking that he's not exactly the flowers and candy kinda person and while flowers and candy are really nice, I can also appreciate not spending the money on the inflated priced gifts for this holiday. Don't worry, my hubby illustrates his love with actions everyday and every once in a while on some random day he's do something that he probably doesn't even realize is romantic. I still enjoy the ideas behind Valentine's day though. I love sharing a little extra love with extra hugs and kisses on Valentine's day with not only my husband but with all those that I love so dear. So tonight we had a wonderful supper all together as a family. (Was even surprised when my oldest stepson showed up, with flowers, because he "knows how Dad is". LOL) It was just a great evening. Tomorrow evening hubby and I are going to go out for supper to "celebrate" Valentine's day in a more traditional way. What's not to love about a day filled with love?
Oh and I invented a new family favorite recipe for my family using taco seasoning, ground beef, egg noodles, corn and a few other things to make a casserole. It was a hit. And even better when I entered it into SparkPeople and found out it was only 243 calories in an 11.5 oz. serving.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I saw 190 on the scale again. I started weighing in everyday again then log it (up or down). It's very illuminating to see the zig zagged line on my chart. It really illustrates that even though my weight is up and down each day, it's right on track for reaching my goals. So anyway, I've lost around 10 lbs so far. I'm pretty excited about this, but at the same time I don't know what to think. Because while it's nice, it really doesn't mean much.
I read a blog about past finalist of the Biggest Loser and how they they quite drinking and eating and they dropped a bunch of weight quick. Hubby was also a wrestling champ and still talks about haw he dropped a ton of weight in a short time. But I don't want to loose weight. I want to be healthy (and those methods are far from healthy).
Weight wise, I've nearly lost 10 lbs. So what does this mean to me? Simply that I'm on the right track to see some smaller sizes in the future. What I'm really excited about is that I'm excerising daily, I'm eating healthy, I'm taking care of myself not just the kids and hubby. In this way, every day is a victory for me.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Today was a perfect day. We went to church and while one boy was in Sunday School, Hubby watched LO and I went to the gym for a workout. After I was done, we headed out to the in-laws to spend the afternoon. Watched a movie, played a game of dominos, had supper and headed home. It was great. So how was it horrible? Well, we never had any lunch. Hubby rarely eats lunch and he didn't want to stop for something before heading out to the in-laws. The in-laws had just eaten so didn't want to make them make something for us. So we "snacked" all day, on chips mostly, at least they were baked. I like chips and all, but you can eat 2,000 calories worth of chips and still not feel full. Then my MIL made tater tot hotdish for supper. So yummy and a favorite of my hubby and boys, but not exactly the lowest calorie meal after a day of empty calories. (oh, did I mention homemade bread? yeah, can't resist that!) So my eating was horrible today, BUT it really was a perfect day over all. I got in my gym time and spent a wonderful day with family.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
It was a pretty lazy Saturday at home. Other than getting in my exercise and running after the kids and other random stuff, I'm trying to think if I actually accomplished anything? Nope...well, a load of laundry I guess and of course making and cleaning up after breakfast, lunch, snack and supper. Guess I've just been watching the Olympics too much.
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