Thursday, September 29, 2011

a nice long walk

i did weigh myself yesterday morning. and i was super bummed. this week i weighed 157.8 pounds for a gain of 2.2 pounds. this was part fluke and part wake up call. this morning i am already down almost a pound and a half. i knew i was bloated and un-exercized and that i was not going to loose any weight this week. what i didnt expect was quite that big of a jump. im used to staying in the same spot and started to reevaluate my meals and activity this week. i switched up my cooking yesterday and tuned in to my calories. also, i took my first walk to preschool last night.

emmas preschool is just 4 miles round trip (i think i mentioned that here already.) so i loaded georgie up in the double with some snacks and drinks and we walked to pick up emma. he was content the whole time and only dropped his snacks once. when we picked up emma she was happy to get in the stroller and commented on all the motorcycles that passed us. our walk (including pick up) took just an hour and five minutes. the only down point (well, there are two) would be the goat heads in my stroller tires (twenty when i got home, and i know that several stuck and fell out on the walk) and how sore my bum is today. dewey has some hills! im looking forward to doing it again on days i have the time. (i need to be able to leave the house by about 4 in order to pick her up and get home in time for dinner.)

Monday, September 26, 2011

get moving

fall seemed to blow in last night and the cool weather made me eager for a work out. too bad that it started to rain by the time we got home from church. i pulled out the 30 day shred again and guilted jason into doing it with me. i can tell its been a while because the 20 minute work out was harder than it used to be. but- its a good start.

after dropping emma off at preschool this morning i filled the tires in the single jogger and took georgie for a walk around the neighborhood. as it continues to cool i think it might be fun to take the jogger and walk to pick emma up from preschool and walk the kids back home. its just 4 miles round trip so i could leave here at 4 to pick her up in pleanty of time and still get home with time to cook dinner. something to think about.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

hello plateau (again)

more on top of things today, i did weigh myself this morning. last week i weighed 155 pounds. this morning i weigh 155.6 pounds. hello again plateau.

i dont have a legitimate complaint though. whens the last time i ran? thats right, i have no idea. have i spent any time with a jillian dvd? nope. have i continued to eat the same foods (though i have consistently cut back the salt, and added one glass of water). so, should i expect to see change? no again.

i so struggle with living in a schedule. but thats what i really need if i am going to get there before the holidays (when every meal has twice as many calories in it).

the plan:
set up a google calendar with a minimum of 2 days of activity (a run or a video) that i can guarantee time for each week. (im thinking a video and a shower as soon as georgie goes down for a nap, after dropping emma off at preschool, or a quick run with him in the cooler afternoon. also, a run in the evening when jason gets home would work, but- his schedule is really unreliable right now. we will see. i will report back.)
add another glass of water in the morning (my usual is at night) while i am brewing coffee and pouring cereal.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

seriously? again?

i just remembered its wednesday. and did i weight myself this morning? no, i did not. i spent the morning cleaning toothpaste off my bathroom and my child. and getting the house ready for an appraisal as soon as i dropped emma off at preschool. and now its noon and no longer morning. so i guess wednesday is coming on thursday again this week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

plateau over?

i have made an effort this week to eat less salt and drink more water. its not much, but its a start, and it paid off. last week i weighed 156.2 pounds, and this morning i weigh 155 pounds. i felt a little relieved and also excited that my plateau may be over.

also, a little song for you.
we are HIS portion. how incredible to be the gift that God gives to his Son? thats me. (and you too.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

a couple runs

friday morning before i took emma to preschool i went for a quick mile run with both kids in the double stroller. then saturday jason and i took the kids on a run/walk to the park and back before bed time. i keep forgetting to write then down, so here is the boring log.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

plateau week 2

i forgot to weigh myself yesterday morning and didnt realise id done it until after noon- so wednesday weight this week falls on thursday. this morning i weigh 156.2 pounds. thats just 0.2 pounds less than last week, so pretty much no change.

i have a few things to work on that will help- but i really feel pretty good about where im at too.

i need to get more sleep.
i need to hydrate. more water. lots more water.
i need to get out every day. ten minute walk around the block counts.

going into fall again i will be coming up with some new healthy recipes for favorite fall sweets and comfort foods. i need to remember not to over indulge in them, even though the ingredients are better for my body. too much is still too much.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

i was reading in deuteronomy last night, more of moses rehashing everything he said in exodus to the isrealites. these first two verses stood out to me- i like when verses in the Bible say things like "remember this and keep it firmly in mind." seems like a pretty obvious one that i ought to pay attention to.

the others are from pastors message on sunday that was actually about God and government, but they fit so well here that i wrote them down.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40
“So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other. If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that God causes everything to work together[a] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

Romans 12:1
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Monday, September 5, 2011

3 miles

jason and i went out for a run this evening while katie tried to keep the kids in bed. this route was my idea, we meandered. a nice 3.3 miles (with a half mile walk at the end) in 38 minutes. 11.40(ish) minutes per mile. it was nice to get out of the house before our week really gets hectic tomorrow.

i think im going to shoot for 3 miles several times a week. seems like a reasonable plan right now.