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.
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.
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.