Monday, April 22, 2013
There are times when I just donít understand the scale. As of last Thursday I had lost 0.8 pound for the week. On Saturday, my official weigh in day, I was up 1.2 pounds for the week. I just donít get it, but I recorded the weight gain. Iím done making excuses for the scale, I just record what it says. Iím sure it will all work itself out somehow. Hard not to get frustrated by the numbers though.
My week was OK. We had a cold weekend including snow on Friday afternoon and Saturday (the first soccer game of the spring season). Sunday was a very bad eating day. I ended up in a store that I donít go to very often. In addition to the items on my list, I also bought donuts. And ate almost all of them. Bad. Very bad. Not just all of the calories, but I didnít need to know they had really good donuts available so near and the store is open 24 hours a day. This is going to be a challenge!
I am starting to get pretty stressed about all the stuff that needs to get done around the house. My husband is a stay at home dad. He also has really bad knees and a bad back. He has severe sleep apnea and depression. He always manages to fix meals for the kids, get dinner done, get the kids to their activities, do dishes, run some errands, and help with bedtime. Often times, particularly the last two weeks, he doesnít get anything else done. That leaves all of the laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, homework, bills, etc. for me to do. I am also commuting one hour each way and working a job that is a lot of hours/stress (which is expected of one that pays enough that we can live on one salary).
I realized this weekend that when the weather gets warm, me doing all of the chores is going to get even worse. There will be more to do and I will have less time to get it done. Not only am I frustrated with the work, but I feel like Iím missing out on time with the kids (while theyíre still young enough to spend time with their mom).
One of my goals in April was to be happy. I have to say Iím not there right now.
April goals Ė yesterdayís tracking
1. Log into SP, do SparkCoach Ė logged in, no SP C
2. Maintain streaks Ė didnít eat within calories Sun.
3. Burn 400 Calories/day: > 150
4. 10,000 steps/ day: > 9500
5. 5k program (S Ė T Ė T): didnít do, rescheduled for tonight
6. 100 pushup program (M Ė W Ė F/S) n/a
Health Progress YTD
1. Eat within calories streak: 0 days (101 of 111 days this year)
2. Cardio streak: 116 days (111 of 111 days this year)
3. Drink water streak: 102 days (106 of 111 days this year)
4. Wear pedometer and track steps streak 60 days (110 of 111 days this year)