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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I lost 2 more lbs.! I am now 1 lb. away from my Weight Watchers goal and 3 lbs. from my lowest Weight Watchers weight (or what I call my "wiggle room" weight).

I'm very excited about my progress and really glad I decided to switch to the "low carb" eating for a while and stop the mindless snacking of chips, crackers & sweets. The past couple of weeks have been pretty stressful with work, kids & DH's schedule and May isn't looking any easier. I really find myself wanting "comfort" from food!

Last night I really wanted a "drink" or a big ole bowl of ice cream! DD#1 has been struggling to keep up with her heavy school load (Junior year is really hard and she has 3 Advanced Placement classes!). The high school really ramps it up after Spring Break until the last week of school. Unfortunately, DD#1 stayed in "Spring Break mode". Our county has an online grading system and parents' get e-mails if there are any missing or failing assignments. This could be a major test or a simple homework assignment. Some teachers load a bunch of grades in at one time and some do it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I've being getting quite a few e-mails about DD#1. She still has pretty good grades, but this is not the time to "slack off". Because of this, she is "grounded" for the weekend (which she should have been last weekend too). She also has the SAT on 5/4 and we're going to study for that. Unfortunately this means she can't see the boyfriend, so she was moping around last night, DD#2 & 3 were arguing and procrastinating and DD#3 ended off the night being disrespectful and slamming her door! I'm happy to say that I didn't eat anything, I just went to bed!

Anyway, got that off my chest! I ran last night with DD#3. We dropped DD#1 off at work and DD#2 off at the gym to run & shoot baskets.

DD#3 is still doing great. Again, if she wasn't such a "goof", she could probably be a great runner. Since her goal is to try out for either Cross Country or Track next year, I found myself wanting to push her. I decided to just let her do her own thing (she's kind of a "free spirit) and besides, I'm no running expert and just doing the best I can.

She ran on ahead of me and when I could still see her, she was messing around with her Itouch (DD#2 is letting her use her old Itouch) and playing games on it. She was doing an 8 min. run/1 min. walk (3X) and I decided again to just slog along. She passed me again turning around and then she was just "flying!". I ran 2 miles straight and then walked the rest of the way to meet up with her.

It was a great run and such nice weather. We drove back to the gym to pick up DD#2. She was playing another "pick up" game with a bunch of guys. She did really good again and they were impressed! Playing these games is really building up her confidence and making her more "aggressive" of a player!

Tonight will be more major running around (and it's supposed to rain). I'm planning to run tomorrow. I'll have to see how the weekend shapes up. The kids are out of school on Friday and DD#2 is going to Fl. with another friend and DD#3 is going camping with the Girl Scouts. That just leaves DD#1 moping around the house (and studying!). This will be a mini-vacation for me since I won't have to drive anyone around! It's supposed to rain, but hopefully I can squeeze in some exercise and some much needed rest!

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