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Getting through it.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

It is now June 10, 2010 and I have been working on my new changes for 10 days. So far I have done fairly well in the weight and school departments.

Weight:
I am down 4 lbs. The last two days have been a little off. Bad calories both days and not enough fruits/veggies, but I have exercised every day except 1 and I have had 8-10 cups of water every day. Even though I knew my calories and f/v goals were not where I wanted them I still made sure I got my exercise and water goals accomplished. Part of my problem with my eating troubles was due to running low on fruits and salad lettuce. I went shopping this morning so I now and stocked up again. I need to learn how to better plan my shopping, but that will get worked out easily enough. One point I am particularly proud of is the fact that I have had only 2 small swallows of soda since May 23 and have had NONE since June 1st. This is a tough one for me. I have been craving soda for the better part of the last week, but I am resisting and I think it is getting a little better. I hope that by the time June is over I will not think about soda as much.

School:
I am not staying on top of my homework quite like I had planned, but everything is getting done on time and I think I am doing alright with the grades. I will have a better idea once I get more grades. I really need to stay on top of the reading better. It all adds up and so if I get behind by only a little bit in my reading each week it only takes a couple of weeks to get extremely behind and then my grades will fall. It can be tough doing all the reading and homework while taking care of a toddler. I hate putting him in front of the TV or making him play by himself most of the day. I always feel guilty and feel like I am ignoring him. It is not fair to him. One the other hand I am too tired by the time he goes to bed to read for a long time and get homework done. It's all just a balancing act. Spreading everything out so I am not ignoring my son too much at a time and still making sure I get everything done on time. At least I am already 1/4 of the way through the class. Only 5.5 weeks to go and then I can take a little time off. In the long run this is better for both of us and he is fed, cleaned, loved, and cared for so a couple hours here and there without mommy's attention will not hurt him. I make sure that I am aware of his actions so he does not get hurt, and he learns something new nearly every day. Over all, I'm doing the best I can and I think we are doing well.

I hope to lose another 4 lbs this next week, but realistically I think it will probably be closer to 1 or 2 between my two bad days and just the fact that I am not trying to be extreme. I will be happy with whatever I lose just so long as I lose. So here it goes. I am off to get through the rest of the week and to get closer to my goals in all aspects of my life.

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SILLYHP1953 2/23/2011 11:51AM

    You haven't blogged for awhile, but I'm not sure how you have time to sleep after learning about everything you have going on!
Good job on letting go of the soda, it destroys our life force.
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MEMISH 6/22/2010 8:11PM

    Good going on not having soda. I know for me the more soda I drink the more I want to snack. I haven't had soda for almost a year (except for the occasional accidental drink from my husbands cup when I don't check what hes drinking 1st). I do drink Flavored bubbly water once I have had 2-4 cups of regular water. keep up the good work, your doing a great job.

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RONIE11 6/10/2010 12:47PM

    Your off to a great start... don't be disapointed if you don't make another 4 pounds next week... thats a lot in a week to loose.. trust me.. 1 to 2 pounds a week add up FAST!!!

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MSLZZY 6/10/2010 6:50AM

    Congrats on losing 4 pounds! You are doing great. emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/10/2010 5:43AM

    You are amazing! It's no easy fete to take care of a toddler, go to school, AND eat healthy & exercise.
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