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Monday, June 17, 2013

I blogged last week that I'm 2.2 lbs. below goal. Good thing, because I think my "off" eating is finally catching up with me. I peeked at the scale over the weekend and it looks like I'm up over a pound (could be more now - we'll see the official weight on Wednesday)!

Last Wednesday was DH's birthday. He was working a side job and said he would try to be home by 6:00. I went to the grocery store right after work and got stuff to grill out and a cake! I chopped and prepared kebabs. We had chicken, steak and plenty of veggies. I also made a pasta salad with whole wheat pasta and we had a fruit salad. It was a lot of work, but quite yummy (so was the cake!). DH didn't get home until almost 7, so by the time he showered, it was late when we ate. I had my "big ole piece of cake" around 9:00. I woke up around midnight feeling yucky and wide awake. You think I would learn my "sugar lesson" by now!

Anyway, I took Thursday off to basically drive kids around. I had to get DD#2 to the gym by 7 am and then pick her up @ 8:30 and take her to the park for outdoor volleyball practice and then take DD#3 to the church for VBS @ 9. I didn't have to get DD#2 until 11 and DD#3 until 1:00, so I went to the greenway to run about 9:15. It was already very hot and humid. Once again, I was surprised how many people were out running/walking/biking on a weekday morning (but hey, I was there too!).

I ran for about 15 mins., walked for 2 and then ran for another 15 mins. It was about 40 mins. of running/walking. By the time I got back to the car, I was drenched, it was so hot & humid! It was a really good run though. I had just enough time to shower and then pick up DD#2. She had 2 hour outdoor volleyball practice, so she was also quite sweaty!

DH wanted to run on Thursday, so I was going to go with him and just walk. We had some major thunderstorms come in (even tornadoes), so that squashed his running on Thursday.

It was a little cooler and less humid on Friday, so DH, DD#2 and I went to the park . By the time we got there, the indoor gym was closed, so she had to run outside and play basketball on the outdoor court. She's definitely an "indoor" sport girl! She was complaining about the heat, sun & bugs!

I ran straight for 2 miles and then walked. I feel pretty good with running 2 miles, so I'm going to stick with that the next couple of runs and then try to increase the distance a little. My goal is to get back to 3.1 miles of straight running.

I had my great nephew all day on Saturday. We played in his little pool and then he was getting fussy, so I walked him up and down our road and through the pasture until he fell asleep (got in about 1/2 mile). He slept for a couple of hours, so I got in some house cleaning. He was spending the night at his Grandma's house (my sister) and she was running late at work, so DH and I took the baby to a park closer to my sister's house and walked him around the trail. The playground had the little bucket swings for babies (he's 6 months old), so we swung him in that. It's really fun having a baby around, but we were glad to drop him off with my sister that night and get back to our teenagers. You forget how much trouble babies are!

DH wanted BBQ for Father's Day, so he picked up some stuff Saturday night. I'm not a big fan of bbq, but I did eat my share! I spent Sunday morning cutting grass and we went to church Sunday evening. After church we got frozen yogurt!

So June is halfway over and I'm pretty pleased with my "goals". If my "off" eating hasn't messed things up, I should still be below goal weight, my running distance is improving and the only thing I need to "work on" is strength training. DD#2 was going over all the stuff they do at weight training (the high school has a Strength & Conditioning coach that works with all the different sports programs - its' great!) and I was jealous that she gets a "personal trainer".

I really have no excuse for not doing this, just no motivation!
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