Wednesday, December 28, 2011

week 74

(before i even say this, i am going to qualify it. ugh. i feel like i am constantly saying something about this being a phase in our lives that jason and i are working through in order to get to a most stable time, or something about there being ups and downs in every thing a person does and that i am just experiencing a down (or up rather) now... but, those things are kind of true. really. they are also excuses, because while i didnt go to the gym last night, being home at 8 i could have. i just didnt. yes, 8 is late and we had just finished a big night, but i chose not to go. so, theres that.)

december 14 huh? well, heres the run down. on the 17th was our anniversary. we spent the day driving in a packed car with the kids to my parents in oregon. we cleaned up vomit out of a car seat and changed diapers in the car. oh how things have changed in 6 years. on monday we took a walk up to the lighthouse and back (one mile all together) after visiting ashley and her kids. i have so missed her. also, i ate only half of my fish and chips at the diner we visited.

tuesday morning jason and i left the kids with my mom and went for a 4 mile run around the back of my home town. technically it wasnt much of a run, i just enjoyed being out of the house for a while and an hour of chatting. (and it became apparent again that a running partner would be handy. with every one but jason, i typically let them set the pace. but jason will let me do it. guess i need to let him know what id like to do, and have him set the pace there.)

the rest of the week we were very sedentary. thursday night emma came down with a fever that lasted till we got her home and taking medicine for a double ear infection on monday, poor girl. i have been fighting a cold and some laryngitis for two weeks now, and sunday morning my mom said she had a stomach flu all night. then georgie threw up all over the kitchen floor. i was dizzy, couldnt focus, nauseous all day and part of sunday night.

we got home monday evening in time to check our weight (gain) for the week and for a good nights sleep. this week was definitely full of set backs. id love to think of some happy spin to put on it, but i just dont have one. i did not weigh all week while we were away, but on monday night i was at 164.4 pounds. this morning i weigh in at 164. ive got some great tasting, filling, low calorie and very low fat foods on the menu for this week, and i am keeping a close eye on my salt and water intake. those were out of control last week.

but, i bought a calendar. to hang on the wall in the kitchen. im going to meal plan, and also schedule work outs. i have heard from moms that this is the surest way to get them in. so jason and i will sit down and write out his new class schedule and PLAN for three days each week when he can be home in the evening so that i can go to the gym.

so, new years resolutioners- ill see you there. leave a machine open for me, would you?


  1. I'm sorry your trip was full of sickness. :(

    The calendar sounds like a great idea. :)

    I need to get exercise too. I'm not up to running (and won't be as my belly gets bigger), but I'd love to come out once a week and do a little jogging/walking with you, if you want to. If I come to Bible study, then I'll already be in Nampa!

  2. Sorry all the sickness has set you back. But, it is great that you are setting a schedule. I think that is the est way to consistent. Life will always bring ups and downs and some times it is a lot easier to just do nothing. But, if you make yourself get back to the routine you will feel so much better. Hang in there! Keep moving forward!