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A gain and the zoo

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I weighed in yesterday and was up a little over a pound. It's not surprising considering my binges last weekend. Even though I'm up 1.3 pounds (scale said 173.3), it could have been worse, I suppose. All this week I was under my calories each day, actually toward the very low end. Also, I got in several workouts, so the damage wasn't too bad. This week I decided to do more of the Jillian Body Revolution, so I'm on month 2 now. I haven't run this week, but I am going to rotate it with running. I'm feeling pretty sore from the new workouts.

Yesterday I didn't work out because it was just an extremely busy day. My daughter had a field trip at the zoo, and I'd signed up to chaperone. Our son's field day was also that day, and Jeff was signed up to work one of the stations, so we rode to the school together yesterday morning. I was excited to finally get to chaperone a field trip. I'd tried to chaperone at some of my son's field trips, but never got chosen, and when my daughter was younger I had to be at home with her so I couldn't go to any with him.

Each parent got assigned several children to be in charge of during the trip. I had 5 girls, including my girlie. We took a bus to the zoo which is just a few minutes up the road from the school. It was SO loud on that bus. LOL All the kids were very excited and squealing. It was so cute as we were lining up to leave the class and go to the buses, a little boy in my daughter's class said to me, "You're vewy pwitty." I told him he was handsome, and he said, "Really?" :)

Once we got there we had to wait in line while they checked and re-checked to make sure all the kids were there. I am glad they are thorough about that. Once we got in the zoo, we could go off on our own however we wanted to, we just had to be back at the bus at 12:30 to go back to school. I had a bag with the kids' lunches that I would have to carry around, and since their class is used to eating lunch early, I suggested we eat lunch first, and the kids agreed because they were all starting to complain about being hungry. I'd brought a backpack with beach towels, so I laid those out, and we ate quickly. A few kids needed to use the bathroom, so we went and did that.

A couple of the girls' moms met us there, and one ended up staying the whole time, while another had to go to back to work. It made it easier to keep track of the 5 of them. They were all pretty well behaved, but one girl would just keep running ahead and I had to yell out to her to stop and wait for us. We were there looking around a couple hours and it started to feel pretty warm and humid. All the kids were complaining they were hot and thirsty, and for whatever reason there were no water fountains around the zoo. How annoying. The mom who came had some extra juice boxes and water in her bag, so that helped. One girl brought her regular lunch bag, which kind of sucked for me because I had to carry it around the whole time (all kids were supposed to bring lunch in a disposable bag) but it was good because she had an extra drink.

I got a few adorable pictures of the girls, but I didn't feel right posting them since they are not my kids and I don't have a way to really ask each parent if it's ok to post them here, which is public. So here are a couple other photos I took.

By the time we were headed back, all the kids seemed pretty tired and sweaty. They had a dance party at 1:30 that I was going to stay for, but Jeff was there waiting to pick me up, so we went home with our son, who he'd checked out early after field day.

The rest of the afternoon I tried to get the house cleaned up by scrubbing the bathrooms and mopping the kitchen floor. My daughter wanted me to paint her nails and toes, so I did that. My son was really into a computer game which I had to drag him off in order to do his nightly reading.

I was so exhausted I was falling asleep on the couch before 10:00, so I got up to go shower before bed. I was in bed a little after 11, which is early for me. The kids let me sleep in till 8:30 this morning, so I got a good night's sleep, but I still feel pooped today. It's probably from the 2 nights I got no sleep when my son woke up not feeling well, and the next night when I just couldn't sleep. Also I have terrible cramps today. :/

Today I'm going to do laundry and hopefully I'll feel better later so I can work out. Jeff took the kids to go see his mom and give her a mother's day gift since he works tomorrow afternoon. The weather says it's going to rain, but it's looking sunny and nice right now. I have all the windows open to get some fresh air.

Jeff gave me my mother's day flowers early, so I put them in my favorite vase.

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  • SUMMER2203
    something i recently learned -- on days that you feel sore from your workout, you are retaining water, and therefore the scale can be higher. this water retention can last up to a couple weeks (and can happen every time you switch up your workout and become sore). i have definitely noticed this with myself, and i suspect it is the case here, as well!
    1987 days ago
    Yay zoo day! Sounds like you all had fun!

    Happy Mother's Day to one of the best SparkMommies out there! Hope you had a fabulous day - you deserve it!
    1987 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Sounds like you had a fun day. Chaperoning kids is fun. I only did it once when my son was a junior in high school with his Art Club trip to St. Louis to the Art Museum and the zoo. Ours was a rushed trip since it was a 4 hour trip up to St. Louis then the museum, the zoo and then finally a shopping mall - you know teenagers and the mall. I'm so glad you were able to do this. Just think of all the fun years you have ahead of you now in chaperone experiences.
    Have a fantastic Mother's Day! emoticon
    1988 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Sounds like a fun day. Chaperoning kids is a workout in itself. It always gave me a new appreciation for those teachers that deal with so many kids every day.
    Have a very Happy Mother's day and keep up the great work!
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    1989 days ago
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