Happy late Valentine's Day in case anyone didn't get wished it yesterday. Although looks like we had plenty of goodies, forum postings, and statuses going around talking about loving not only your family and maybe a significant other, but YOURSELF as well, which is just awesome!
My husband woke up and started toying with the idea of staying home. I told him if he did he would just be accompanying me to the pediatrician with my daughter for his "day off," but there might be some money for lunch in it for him and some time to play on the computer for an uninterrupted 2 hours, if he turned around and watched the baby giving me my 2 hours of uninterrupted baby time too.
So, he called in, and somewhere between the pediatrician and getting a text offer from Qdoba where you got a free burrito if you kissed your valentine at the cash register we realized- oh yah its valentines day too! So, he stopped to "get soda" at the grocery store after our errands and surprised me with a small box of chocolate which I factored into my calories and was not pretty...but still this morning I believe I am down a pound.
My doctors office's scale said less than mine at home, about a 3 pound difference- shocking I know. Usually it is more and that leaves me depressed, but I was pleasantly surprised.
And I think I found out why mine is so unreliable. There was a small flood in our basement bathroom and my mom's husband our "land lord" came down to look at. He kept saying the water flowed here and there, because our floor is INCREDIBLY uneven. He said he was surprised it even passed its initial inspection. So I asked him if I am stepping on a scale, that is leaning downwards, does that make me weigh more? And he said it was likely.
So if my scale was down a pound...I'm guessing the doctors scale would be down a pound too, and in that case I am back down to my original low- 354- FINALLY. Whew. Or is my math wrong and thats a false hope?
Oh well. Not like I am focusing on numbers too much anyway, it would just be nice to know that everyday changes are doing something for me. I am sick of waking up and gaining 3 pounds overnight on that damned scale. And I do blame some of the weight gain on menstrual issues which hopefully will be cleared up with some Metformin help.
Today is a chilly cold day outside so baby girl and I are taking it easy. Which is good because she has quite a cold that I am sure she picked up from the load of sick kids in the pediatrician waiting room yesterday. Very frustrating...but I do emphasize with the mom trucking around 3 coughing kids. Just didnt want mine to get sick too after her 2 year old WELLNESS check up. SO lots of rest, juice, and tylenol. Oh and Elmo...
My mom is also going out of town so it feels nice to be back to just feeding my family and not worrying about their plans. She left us plenty of food and that saves us quite a bit of money that we're grateful for.
Still, when the tax refund comes, I will pay the bills that are bothering us AND splurge on some more exercise goodies hopefully to jump start my own exercise that I know I have been slacking on. I barely reach 10 minutes a day- not good. My daughter is SO intent to do whatever I am doing these days, she is not nearly as content to just do her own thing while I squeeze in something. She even stole one of my dumbbells the other day!
Not an excuse, but a daily struggle to find MY exercise time. In the mean time, I can always chase her around for go! go! go!
Keep sparking everyone!