Monday, November 30, 2015

Weight Watchers Monday

As you know, I started WW back in July.  That was a 17-week session that ended on November 2nd, and then I renewed for another session that I am now a month (almost) into. I've been terrible about updating (obviously I am bad about blogging in general), but I have decided to commit to giving a WW update every Monday for at least the month of December, hopefully longer.
So, at one point, back in like early October I think, I was down 9 pounds at home, 7.2 at WW.  Since then, however, what with Halloween and Thanksgiving and all, I have regained some and as of today I am only down 2.6 at home and 2.4 at WW (weird, usually the difference between my weight at home and at WW is about 2 pounds, give or take.  Whatever).  Pretty pathetic for almost 5 months.
But today is one of those days where I'm all motivated and recommitted (but like always I will probably lose 2-3 pounds by Friday only to gain most or all of it back by Monday.  Sigh).  I've decided to start my New Year's Resolution today instead of waiting until January.  I'm going to forget I ever participated in the first WW session and pretend like I'm just starting today.  Day 1.  Clean slate, fresh start.
I'm also going to start setting monthly goals (not just related to weight loss) and blog about those.  At least I'm saying right now that I'm going to but I probably won't.  But I will for December, anyway:
  • Diligently track my points for the next two weeks.
  • Blog almost every day (not just about WW but I thought it'd be fun to blog everyday or almost everyday in December just about what we did Christmas-related or whatever and be able to look back sometime in the future and have a little snapshot of a month of our lives leading up to Christmas.  Again, probably won't happen).
  • Make time for exercise.  Yesterday I just decided that I'm just going to do it and not worry about homework and meal prep and all of that.  I really need to squeeze it in so no more excuses.  So this morning I packed a gym bag and went straight to the Y after work.  Tomorrow I will just do my 7-minute workout app plus try to walk a lot/go up and down the stairs at work and Wednesday it's back to the Y while the girls are at Girl Scouts.  I've really been wanting to get back into running a little bit but before I commit to starting Couch to 5K again I need to just get back in the routine of exercising somewhat regularly.
  • Read a book.  That's right, a WHOLE book (scoff).  That would seem really lame to many people but I just don't read that much anymore.  I finally just finished Gone Girl after starting it this summer sometime.  I hope to step it up a bit.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Like Old Times

The girls have half-days this week for parent-teacher conferences.  Our conferences were yesterday so I took the day off.  That means I had 4 blissful hours in the morning to do whatever I wanted.
One thing I had been dying to do was to go through our house room by room and document everything I want to do, like paint or get a certain piece of furniture or whatever.  Another thing I'd been dying to do was go through all of their toys and purge and organize.  They have SO many toys that they never play with but whenever there's a garage sale or consignment sale and I try to get rid of stuff they never let me.  So I went through and put a bunch of stuff away to see if they even miss them and if not, they are out of here at the next consignment or garage sale!
Anyway, it was so nice to have a few hours to myself, at home, and to actually be there when they got home from school.  They loved it, too.  It was just like back in Kindergarten when I wasn't working yet and they only had half days.  I miss those days, but at the same time I like that they are more self-sufficient and independent, and I like having more money :)
And just so this isn't a picture-less post, here's a photo I snapped of a Christmas tree in the lobby at work.