Wow I usually don't go more than a week without blogging. I'm blaming that horrible spring cold I caught and have still not totally beaten into submission. In fact, looking at the date of my last blog, it was the day I started feeling that cold. Ugh.
Other than a persistant cough, I'm feeling much better, thankfully.
Soooo... how am I doing in my weight loss/healthy living goal? Since I'm not weighing myself until the end of May, I can't give you numbers, but I'm feeling good. I find myself 'listening' to my body more when I'm no relying on the scale to tell me how I'm doing (and face it, the scale is not a reliable friend). I've noticed my stomach feels and looks smaller. I had gotten to the point where my lower stomach had a little overhang (Dunlop's Disease!) - which I hated. My overhang is not overhanging as much. YAY!
All my dress pants for work are getting roomy. I have a way to go before I need to replace them all, but I don't think I'll mind when I do. Other than a pair of slacks I bought at the beginning of the year at an LL Bean outlet, all my dress pants have come from thrift stores, and that's where I'll replace them.
Being short (Hey, I admit it - no sense lying about what you can't hide), you'd think I'd have trouble shopping in thrift stores, but no. It seems my area must be populated by short, boxy people, so I fit right in.
So, yeah, I feel like I'm making progress. I feel healthier and smaller and tighter, so that's good enough for me. But, says a naysaying little voice in my head, what if, at the end of the month, you step on the scale and have lost nothing? Or, *gasp* gained? Okay, I admit, I'd be blue, but I'd pick myself up and go on because I would know that I've been treating my body right, despite what the scale says.
Update on the Spring Boot Camp: I had to fight through not feeling like exercising with this cold, but I'm keeping up and feeling good about it. Although, the 12 minute pilates ab routine this morning just about killed me because I've pulled a muscle in my side (from COUGHING... *sigh*... is there an eye roll emoticon? If there is, I need it).
Update on Mark: His depression seems lessened over the past almost three weeks. I don't trust it, but there it is. *nods* I keep waiting for something to happen to put him in a down spiral again. Isn't it horrible that I can't completely enjoy the up times because I'm worried about the down? We've continued working together on his homework each night, and as far as I know (though I don't know it all) he's pretty well caught up.
He's been planning and looking forward to his birthday this weekend. His b'day is Sunday (Mother's Day this year), but he'll have friends over on Saturday. Hubby is vacating the house for the day. A crew of 16 and 17 year olds is too much for him to handle. LOL. I just tell them not to kill each other and then let them have their space. At least it's supposed to be a sunny day, so they can get outside.
So, yeah, that's my update. Now I have to get working on uploading a BUNCH of parcels onto an MLS system. I'm foreseeing this taking days. (where's that eye roll emoticon when I need it?)