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Progress...or something like it.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Seems like I named a post this before...

I sobbed a friend about my huge increase in weight this week and she asked what kind of scale I was using.

I have a digital, spendy kind!

She suggested two things.

a) reset the @#$% thing. It is probably registering something weird because of the tilt of the floor or something.

b) compare what it says to what a regular old fashioned one says.

So I did.

I think the scale heard me sobbing. After I reset it, magically I went back to 186ish.

And I confirmed this with the regular scale.

So I did NOT in fact gain a ton of weight.

Stupid technology. Screwing with my head is not nice. I have enough mental issues.

So far this week (since Tuesday when I went to the store) I have cooked real food twice. The first night, I made a steak and green beans. Tonight I made a sausage vegetable pasta casserole that IN THEORY serves 2. Please. I got 10 1-cup servings out of that! I can't imagine eating HALF a lasagne pan in one sitting of this stuff. It's good, but it is not that good. This weekend I will cook a few of the other things so that I have additional food for next week without the cooking. :P Some nights, I just want to come home and sleep, ya know?

So I'm signed up to run this half marathon with a SparkFriend :P I googled training plans. One, I found at competitor magazine and another friend who has run a TON of half marathons and whole marathons and coached people through them said to check out halhigdon.com. So I did. The plans are WAAAAY different. Both are for beginners, thankfully, and my goal is to finish the race (and get a PR by default!) without meeting any paramedics, surgeons, or other medical personnel on a professional level. Both are 12 week plans though, so I figure if I start soonish, the extra training time will help me be better prepared.

So we will see.

The school week was crazy, and I haven't been sleeping, but I am having a ton of fun, particularly in language arts. So proud of my kids. We're analyzing poetry and talking about it and I am so pleased that they are comfortable taking risks in their responses, and that they realize there isn't ONE right answer for any of this stuff--it's all in the perception and background of the person reading it... And we're studying Latin stems and they are LOVING every second of it!! Just so proud of them... And I like having fun when I teach :) Makes the day go faster and makes it all seem less like, ya know, work.

Been a good week overall...Can't wait for the weekend though.

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CADDYBROWN 1/11/2013 10:37AM

    I got so tired of my scale giving me a number that was so off from the previous day, I took it the the GoodWill!!

I only go by a tape measure and the fit of my clothes. It keeps me sane!

The cooking at home thing is hard for me to accomplish. But last night, I took a dish, cut an onion, two potatoes, and a bag of frozen carrots, broc, cauliflower, and squash, and some herbs and spices and just put it in for about 15 minutes. It was delish!! I was so proud for doing something so easy. It was good enough that I didn't care if the rest of the family had pizza, and that's saying something!!

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CELEST 1/11/2013 9:52AM

    Scales!!!! They will be the death of us yet LOL Glad yours heard your painful crying and "fixed itself".

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/11/2013 7:29AM

    Great advice from your friend! I keep a traditional scale right next to my digital scale... as my system of checks and balances!! Good luck with your goals!! You've got this!!!

Keep on keeping on!!!

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IBSHAUN 1/11/2013 12:50AM

    Ha! That's funny about the scale! And, Hmmm... a good reminder. We also have a digital scale though it hasn't gone crazy ... yet. It does feel good when we actually cook real food at home doesn't it? I'm not sure why I always think it's so much harder, it's not really. Good luck on your training! I love your goals!

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