Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Weight Update

I started another blog dedicated just to weight loss, so I haven't been posting here about it lately. But in case anyone has been following my journey I'm happy to report that I have in fact got back on track and have not only got back down to my (previous) post-baby low but even a bit beyond! Whoo-hoo! I'm 2 1/2 weeks into doing the Shred 5 days a week for 6 weeks again and hoping to be back to my wedding weight by the end of it (which is approx. 4.5 pounds from where I'm at right now).

Thursday, June 11, 2009

15 Months

I guess it's about time I actually post about the girls. They are 15 months now and discovering new things all the time. They officially know how to go down stairs, as well as up, so the other day we removed the baby gate for awhile and they were having a blast going up and down. It was quite liberating for us too, not having to step over it all the time (it's the pressure mounted kind, not the kind with a swinging walk-through gate). We still use it when we want to contain them to one floor or the other, but we no longer have to have it up 24/7.

Their other new thing is wanting to climb into and sit in the toy box or kitchen towel drawer. Sometimes they need help getting in or out, though, and it gets frustrating for us because many times as soon as they're in they want back out and vice versa. Make up your minds! And while they used to love bathtime and would play in the tub forever, now I can barely get them washed before they're trying to climb out. They just love to climb anything and everything!

A few weeks ago I was relieved to have them sleeping until 7:00 or 7:30 again. I thought it was going to be a regular thing but unfortunately it was short-lived. All this week Kayley has been back to waking up between 6:00 and 6:30. Sigh. Again, make up your mind please.

Lastly, Olivia has started to imitate me. She tries to sweep. It's so cute. Whenever she sneaks into the pantry (which is often--we keep the door closed but if I go in there for something she'll follow me in) she'll grab the wisk broom and start sweeping. She also tries to brush her hair (with a brush, not the wisk broom).

Soon we'll be going to Crescent Bar for the first of what will probably be 3 or 4 trips this summer so we'll be looking forward to watching them run all over and play in the grass and the baby pool. It will definitely be a lot different then when we were there last at the end of last summer!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Much Better Today

Well, so far anyway but it's usually late afternoon when I succumb to whatever evil temptations are lurking in the cupboards. Anyway, I went for a half hour walk this morning. Still too hot to do the Shred. Had Special K with Red Berries and coffee for breakfast (plus the last bite of the girls' banana) and a turkey sandwich for lunch. Dinner will be salmon burgers (and sides TBD). I still have 2 weeks plus today before we go to Crescent Bar so at this point I'm just hoping to lose about 3-4 pounds. Hopefully I can get back on track.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maybe Next Week

Ugh. I just can't get it together. Monday started out good, but then in the afternoon heat I decided to go ahead and have a Squirt and orange juice (combined). Normally I would have a Diet Squirt and orange juice but we didn't have any. I also had a few too many mini Heath bars that Paul bought over the weekend. Then ice cream (albeit the low(er) fat kind which is all I ever have unless out somewhere) for dessert. Tuesday was even worse with the mini Heath and more ice cream. I didn't do my workout either because we took the girls for their 15-month check up in the morning. We did go for an evening walk, however, but that's not enough. Then today has been the same. Not really too bad except for those stupid Heath bars. I tried to go for a walk this morning but it was so hot already. Forget about the Shred--way too hot for that. I'm going to try and do it in the morning before it gets too hot but that wasn't an option today because I tried to take the girls to story time but when I got there I discovered they aren't having it this month. I really need to plan out my meals and exercise for all of next week because when I do that I'm much better at staying on the wagon. So between now and Sunday that is exactly what I will do and then shop for whatever groceries I need. Hopefully that will help me get back on track.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Already Messed Up

I was doing so good the week before Memorial Day and then last week I fell apart. I still got at least 30 minutes of walking everyday and even some shredding, but I guess I ate a little too much because on Friday I was up 1.2 pounds. Darn s'mores. Sigh. I'm hoping to get back on track starting today. I did the Shred and walked for 30 minutes, had oatmeal and coffee for breakfast and a ham sandwich and chips (a 140-calorie serving) for lunch. Hopefully I can do better this week and still get back to my lowest post-baby weight by the 19th, at least. But so much for 2 pounds under.