Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Today I followed the cardinal rule of having a new baby - "sleep when the baby sleeps" and slept until noon. Give or take a few (READ: every three hours) feedings through the night and up until noon, I had a fantastic sleep.
Shower - Didn't happen.
Drink the minimum of 8 glasses of water and then add a few more for Roo
Eat a minimum of 5 fruits/veggies
Walk, with Roo, to the end of the alley and back - it's not much of a walk but she needs to get acclimatized to our weather and *I* need the fresh air. - Didn't happen.
Lastly, I'm going to stay within my calorie goals. I accidentally blew this one yesterday. I won't be so careless today.
If I can figure out how to use my sling, I'm going to go to Run Club tonight to see the gang. We went to class last night so I could introduce her to my crew but tonight EVERYONE wants to meet her and, again, *I* need the fresh air.
I just love these little hands. Too bad I didn't notice the Hughy hair she held in her grasp when I took it. Then again, he loves her and seems to have claimed her as his SO maybe it's not so bad.
**UPDATED** I've adjusted my calorie intake to 1,539 - 1,889. I found a website that determined my requirements based on my age, current weight, height and activity level.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I read an ad for Nike that said, "Yesterday, you said tomorrow" and it reminded me of how, for the last few months of my pregnancy, I kept saying "I will go to the gym tomorrow" and how tomorrow never came. This morning I woke up, weighed myself (10 pounds down from last week's pregnancy weight) and set about resetting things on Sparkpeople. I'm now back in Stage 2, I've no "streaks" and I have a new set of caloric goals for the day. (1200-1550) I also have a new cardio plan that requires me to burn about a third of the calories that I'm used to, for now. My jogging stroller handles like a dream so, once I'm allowed to walk for more that 15-30 minutes at a time, I'll readjust.
This week's goals:
Drink a MINIMUM of 8 glasses of water. - The lactation consultant says this is a priority if I want to continue feeding Emily breast milk. I do. So I will drink.
Eat a MINIMUM of 5 fruits and/or vegetables.
Walk 15 -30 minutes on three different days.
Water - I drank 9 glasses!
Fruit/Veggies - I had 5 servings.
Walk - not today
Track - done! Unfortunately, I ate a cookie at Timmy's that I thought I'd entered and it turns out the program glitched. At any rate, I had another snack thinking that I was way under and now I'm over. 178.
Tomorrow, I'll be more careful. I have really great motivation for being an example of health.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Here's how we earn points each day to spell DRAGON:
Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day - DONE
Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day - DONE
Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) - I don't think so
Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) - NOT DONE
Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for the challenge) - DONE
Nutrition: track all food/drink for 1 pt per day - WILL DO!
Bonus: anyone who spells D R A G O N in one day earns 2 pts as a bonus that day
4 POINTS FOR FRIDAY!!
I have to tell you a little bit about my day. First, my alarm went off at 6:30, no big deal, as it always does when the boys are with me so I can get them up & ready for school. Unfortunately, I kind of forgot they were here (not used to mid-week drop offs) and cussed at my phone thinking someone was texting me at that unGodly hour. Up, showered & dressed - boys at school on time!
Spent the better part of the next five hours with my mother.......... ok, not going to talk about that because I want this to be a positive blog
Went to "work" for my baby shower. Got spoiled with presents for Roo & I. Phenomenal!
When I got home, I noticed there was an envelope from one of the contractors that I used to do billing for. Before I left, I'd worked my butt off trying to get his past due invoices reconciled and processed. His wife, AKA his book keeper, had said "send me your home address as we'd like to send you a little something for your efforts". At the time, I was thinking baby present, flowers, chocolate.... Well, I opened the envelope and there was an invoice, payable to me, in the amount of $500 for "auditing and accounting magic" and a cheque for the same amount settling the account. I burst into tears. Colin said "MOM, what's wrong?!" and I just stood there. I couldn't make words. I've never felt so appreciated in the 7 years that I've worked for that company.
Oh! and while I was at work, I bought 50/50 tickets - won $28
To say that this has been a good day, is an understatement. I feel truly blessed.
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