Monday, June 14, 2010

Total weight loss for week 5:

Bad bad bad at only .4 lbs. yikes! this was my worst week so far by a LOT. Let's hope this next week is better.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Total weight loss for week 4:

3.8 lbs. 
Pretty good. 
Weekly average for the last 4 weeks is 3.35 lbs/week. 
Not too shabby.
That means, if I can continue with a 3 lb/week loss I could be at 152 by the end of this thing. 
We're officially halfway (a little more than half actually now).
If I can stay consistent for 4 more weeks and I will have almost reached my final goal. 
Gotta stay strong!

Monday, May 31, 2010

The only good thing...

about the occasional weekend binge (or just all day, or whatever) is that almost always when it's over I'm so junk-fooded out that it's easy to resist sugar for awhile. One really crappy day for at least a week of temptation-free (or strongly reduced) days. 

Almost makes a fair trade off, I think.

W4--Day 1:

The worst yet, by far! On the bright side, I can only go up, right?

Ward party with chili, hot dogs, baked goods (of course!) I actually stayed away from all the baked goods. . .except my own. 

I couldn't help having a couple pieces of rocky road since I make it so rarely and it was so yummy. I had a few jam shortbread cookies too. 

For dinner we did homemade hamburgers, which were so good. I only had one soda, but then Ella bought cake and Luke bought ice cream for my birthday cause I just have awesome friends like that, so of course, I had to have a piece of that, (it was a pretty small one though).

On the plus, I at least got some exercise throwing the football around, and then playing in the pool which was a blast. Not as much as I really need, I'm sure, but something is better than nothing right?

Okay, better from here on out. I think maybe all my sugar has been hard on the babies tummy's too, which is even more motivation to get back on track. Okay, starting over.

Total weight loss for week 3:

Which was not so good. Blah. Only 1.6 lbs. . .I think. I'm not entirely sure because I forgot it was Monday and didn't pay enough attention this morning when I weighed. I'm going to try to relive my first week (minus Monday, for obvious reasons) and hope I come up with a better number by next Monday. 

Almost halfway through this thing...

W3--Day 7:

Yeah, I've kind of given up for this weekend. I mean, I'm trying, but it's just not working. I made Rocky Road Fudge for the ward party and then Jam Shortbread Cookies too. Mostly because I felt like baking. Breakfast was pancakes. Lunch was leftover Olive Garden, which there wasn't much of, so no big deal. Had cornish game hens for dinner stuffed with brown and wild rice. It was a first for me, and quite yummy. And I wasn't even that bad with the baking, but Monday when it's time to eat. . .*sigh*

Sunday, May 30, 2010

W3--Day 6:

Another "eh" day. Paul took me out to dinner for my birthday. I actually did pretty well there and didn't eat it all and chose a pasta fairly low in calories. However, I had 4 chocolate chip cookies. Yikes. And tomorrow is Memorial Day and the ward Bake-Off. I've decided to make Grandma's Rocky Road Fudge. I actually can only eat a very little bit of that before I don't like it anymore, so hopefully that will help me. It's all the other stuff there that I'm worried about. At least I'll be able to get a lot of exercise playing catch and playing in the pool later that day. Let's hope I can get WAY back on track on Tuesday. In fact, I think I've decided I'm going to try to relive my first week by following it pretty closely, since it was a good week for me, and hope it works twice. It's a good thing we're not quite halfway through this.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

W3--Day 5:

Yep, just as I feared I actually did worse today then I did yesterday. Is that even possible?? Apparently. My problem is obviously sugar. Sugar is bad, BAD, BAD for my body!

I had a Jamba Juice for breakfast which wasn't too bad cause it was only 210 calories and all fruit. Then Carolyn took me out to lunch at Tahoe Joe's. I had a grilled chicken breast, which wasn't too bad really, and green beans. However, the mound of mashed potatoes was probably at least twice the size of anything I needed to eat. . .but I did anyway.

Then the bad stuff really happened. Had two sammies from Quiznos for dinner, Rachel bought me a cupcake at Encore, and mom bought a German Chocolate Cake for my birthday. Ahhh! Attack of the sugar. Oh, and I had half a can of soda at Encore too. It's no wonder I've gone up two pounds.

I would love to say I'll be better from here on out, but the reality is, I don't think it will get too much better until after Memorial Day. . .which is Tuesday. . .which, in my opinion is too many days away. Too, too many. Let's at least hope I can keep myself stable for the next 3 days.

W3--Day 4:

I was doing so well! But, yesterday I gave into my snickers craving, then today I went to our RS activity and they had root beer floats, so I caved, which wouldn't have been so bad except that when I came home Paul had made chocolate chip cookies. And, I was too weak not to have a couple. Curse you junk food!

I tried to go walking/jogging, but my knees hurt to bad. I did do some pilates, and then rollerbladed some, but I don't feel like I made up for my terrible eating. I've been so good until this week. And when I lost it, I REALLY lost it. And tomorrow's my birthday so that's probably not going to be pretty either.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

W3--Day 3:

BIG cheat yesterday. I had a Snickers bar. And no, not a fun-sized one. It was yummy and I don't feel bad. I've been working really hard and I needed a reward. In fact, I've been a little concerned that I've been losing too fast. I don't want to drop it all so fast that it goes right back on. I really am trying for a permanent lifestyle change and learning to make better decision, but I'm certainly not going to cut out all the yummy stuff that makes life enjoyable.

However my food through the day was good. Had Honey Bunches of Oats for breakfast, leftover Hamburger Helper for lunch and a quarter of Alexa's grilled cheese sandwich, then we had a yummy dinner of turkey patties mixed with celery, cream of mushroom soup, some onion, croutons (we were out of bread) and some other seasonings. It was Paul's idea. He found a recipe for canned tuna patties. We had these canned turkey chunks that we need to use. They were actually really yummy, and pretty healthy too! I think we may have to add it as a regular on our menu rotation. I love it when Paul has a great idea. We had rice pilaf and corn with it.

For exercise, I did a whole Tae Bo video. Yep, made it through the whole thing and felt great. I'm stronger than I thought I was, but I can also feel myself getting some of my muscle back quickly. I can even do a few push ups again, yay.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Guess what I did this morning??

I went through my closet, tried on jeans and shirt and was actually able to get rid of things that are too big! Plus, on the flip side, I was able to put some things back into my drawers and back on hangers that were too small and now fit! I feel so good! I kept my small clothes planning on being able to fit into them some day, but I'm getting rid of my "fat clothes". I don't ever want to have to use them again! (And I don't want to know I'm safe in the back of my mind, and that I have something to wear.) The only big clothes I want to wear are maternity clothes. This is me, excited. =D

W3--Day 2:

Yesterday was good. I've discovered that I really need to find a happy middle in order to lose efficiently. If I don't do anything and eat the way I want I'm not going to lose much. On the other hand, if I restrict my eating a lot and exercise more than 45-60 minutes a day I'm also not going to lose much. I need those calories, especially now, and I don't have to hyper-regulate my diet to be okay right now. This is really good news for me because, well, I like to eat. =)

I've been having a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies, but I've resisted. To be honest, I don't know how much longer I can hold out. But, I was good yesterday! I had cereal for breakfast, eggs and a piece of toast for lunch with the tiny bit leftover from dinner the night before (chicken and rice in cream of mushroom soup and veggies), and hamburger helper for dinner. I realize hamburger helper isn't the most healthy choice, but if you eat decent-sized helpings it's okay, right? Well, I feel okay about it, so I guess that works.

After dinner I went for a walk/run (walk 4 minutes, run 1). It sprinkled on me! Pretty well too. It was kind of weird, but a pretty nice workout. I do a loop around the canal next to us and it took me about 30 minutes. It's probably about 2.5 to 3 miles. I've never been very good at judging distances.

Anyhoo, I'm getting there, little by little. But most importantly, I'm feeling so much better, physically and mentally. It's even showing with how I interact with the kids (still have a lot of work to do there, but line upon line, right?)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I'm officially down in the 160s! 
and don't want to ever see the 170 again except when I'm pregnant. 
Let's hope I can keep this up. 
I'm very excited.

Monday, May 24, 2010

W3--Day 1:

Ugh, this is hard! Today was neither bad nor good. Well, okay, a little more bad than good. On the plus, a friend came over and brought her boys which took Keith out of my hair for a little while which was great! On the minus side, I didn't get any workout in because a friend came to visit and because after that I was filling out paperwork trying to get a loan modification so we can afford to live here even on our current income. (Wish us luck that that pans out...)

Food was decent...until dinner. We need to go grocery shopping. I ended up having to go out to get ink to print out the paperwork and picked up dinner while I was out because we didn't have anything planned on the menu tonight. Since I hadn't eaten a ton of other food today I don't think it will completely undo me, but it's not a good thing either. And I'm having serious sugar cravings! I want chocolate chip cookies something fierce! But, I have to be really good this week so that I can enjoy a couple things at the ward bake-off next Monday.

Hope I can make it through.

Total weight loss for week two

is 3.5 lbs. Not too shabby. I'm oh-so-close to getting back into the 160's for the first time in over 4 years. 

Almost there!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

W2--Day 7:

Okay, two weeks down. Well, not quite. It is only 7:25. Gotta make it to bed time without losing it, but hopefully I can hold out because today hasn't been too bad. Sunday's my one day off from exercise. Food wasn't super great, but with 3 hours of church in the middle of my day it's hard to eat on a decent schedule. Crossing my fingers that the weight I lost today stays off tomorrow when I step on the scale again. It's kind of iffy since my day yesterday was so awful. Really quick weight loss like today after a day like yesterday usually pops right back, so I tried to be good today to keep as much of it off as possible, but I'm not holding my breath.

W2--Day 6:

Oh my goodness!! I didn't think it could get worse, but it did yesterday. I think I hit my all-time low so far. Oh no, not junk, just not eating at all. So much worse, I think. I did at lease have a bowl of cereal before I left for the gym because I didn't want to go on a completely empty stomach. That just about ended up being the only thing I ate all day. No, not because I was trying to starve myself into losing weight. I think that's a stupid method. It was just a busy day. I had Rachel's choir concert thing, and I was at the auditorium most of the second half of the day, and of course, no food there. Then, didn't have much time between rehearsal and start of the concert, and after the concert I didn't want to eat that late.Ugh.

I ended up eating a small (single serving) bag of Chex Mix, and then some of the leftover blonde brownie when we got home (at almost 11:00). Let's just say it was a horrible day.

About the only good part of the day: I discovered the rowing machine at the gym. Wow. LOVE it! Now, even more sad it was my last gym day and that I waited all week to try it out because I thought about it earlier in the week and didn't get to it for some reason (forgot about it maybe?).

Let's hope week 3 is better than week 2 has been...

W2--Day 5:

Scale didn't move again, but I'd rather stall than go up.

Ate horribly again. Not so much in quality, but in quantity, though I did break down and make some blonde brownies.

Only thing that probably saved me was lots of exercise. I'm really going to miss the gym when my week pass is up.

Friday, May 21, 2010

W2--Day 4:

What a bust. Yesterday was not a good one. The scale still moved this morning, bur just barely. I don't know what happened, I just had no motivation. An to top it off I sabotaged my eating as well. I was quite a bit over my calories, and didn't exercise. This is my first real bad day and I'm not liking it, so I guess I better redouble my efforts because I'm just starting to feel better about myself.

Breakfast was a scramble egg on wheat toast. just a little bit of margarine on my toast.

Lunch was leftover Hamburger Helper Crunchy Taco in a tortilla, (so yummy).

And dinner. . .well, dinner was most of my calories for the day at over 900. We got pizza. We haven't had good pizza in awhile. I had two pieces of the Grilled Chicken Club from Papa John's. . .which probably wouldn't have been so bad by itself, but then I had 3 chicken wings too. I'm weak!

Didn't get any exercise in because, well. . .I just didn't feel like it. And as a snack I had 2 banana nut muffins. Shame, shame on me. Today has to be better. . .right? I will at least get some exercise in. Okay, so, maybe 8 weeks will be hard, but I WILL reach my goal of 160! I have to!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

W2--Day 3:

Today has been tough for me. 

This nursing-while-trying-to-lose-weight thing is certainly a double-edged sword. On the one hand I've got a lot more leeway where calories is concerned. On the other hand, I'm not entirely sure how MUCH that actually is, plus, I'm hungry a lot more than I would usually be and have to decide where the line is between real hunger and boredom hunger. So, really, I'm not sure if I've had a "good" food day or not.

Breakfast was Cream of Wheat. Lunch was PB&J followed by two eggs on a piece of toast a few hours later. Dinner was leftover enchiladas, but not much 'cause there wasn't much left. Haven't really done anything physical today except some cleaning, but in about 15 I'm on my way out to the gym to get some cardio and weights in too. Wish me luck. Oh, and I did have a Dr. Pepper, cause it was the last one left!

W2--Day 2:

Another good day. It's easier to stay away from the sugar and junk food since there's not really any in my house anymore.

It was kind of an early and long morning having to be in Tulare by 8:00 and then going straight to the DMV to renew my license so after I got down there I broke down and stopped at McDonald's and got a sausage muffin with egg and cheese. I know, bad, but I was really hungry. The worst part is, I was hungry an hour later and wishing I hadn't eaten it.

For lunch I had PB&J and then a couple hours later for a between lunch dinner snack I had a bowl of Life cereal.

Dinner was good though. I had a small chicken breast, grilled on my George Foreman Grill, some long grain wild rice, and some broccoli. It was really yummy.

Snacks were one package of Austin cheese and peanut butter crackers, and some Colby Jack cheese. I had a lot of calories, but I worked out too.

Went back to the gym and did some upper body work on machines, then I also did 30 minutes on a treadmill, 20 on a stationary bike and 10 on an elliptical. I guess I couldn't make up my mind.

Scale's still going in the right direction. Haven't stalled yet, and it's always been going down. Don't know how long it will continue, but hope it goes for awhile more. I'd really like to break into the 160's by the end of next week at the latest. I'm getting close!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 2--Day 1:

Woohoo! I had a great day today. 

Well, it felt great anyway.

Cream of Wheat for breakfast.

Leftover enchiladas for lunch (probably a little too much, but hey whatever).

Bowl of Life cereal as a pick-me-up between lunch and dinner.

Corned beef and cabbage for dinner with carrots and potatoes. Mmmmm.

Did about 30 minutes of yoga before it got to hard for me to follow. (arm balancing poses, yikes!)

Went to the gym on a week pass given to me by a friend.

Did 35 minutes on an elliptical and another 30 on a treadmill.

After about 2 minutes I thought "Oh, I am so over this!"

Fortunately, it gets better after that.

Also some random core/ab work, since that's the weight day I'm on.

I feel really good.

Drumroll please...

My official week one weight loss comes to a total of...

4.5 lbs!

I feel great! About 5-10 lbs. more and I will be able to fit into A LOT of my old clothes that have not fit for far too long.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

8 weeks?

I was really worried at the beginning of this that I wouldn't be able to make it 8 weeks. I thought "what have I done?"--'cause this was my idea--"I can't go 8 whole weeks trying to be super good! My birthday is in there and the ward bake-off and who knows what else! I will probably lose momentum about halfway through and kind of give up." Fortunately, after one successful week, I think I've changed my mind about this. 

Taken one day at a time and this is really not so daunting. Plus, it REALLY helps to know there are several others doing the same thing at the same time. I feel accountable to all of them. It's a great support system.

And while it's great to have friends to do this kind of thing with, I feel more accountable to my family. They see me frequently. They will know if I'm losing weight and looking better, plus, I have a stronger desire to impress them than my friends. Is that weird?

1 week down, 7 to go. One day at a time, one meal at a time, sometimes one hour at a time, (I think I'll make that my new motto), But all the same, I want to try to make a lifestyle change and made exercise a habit and food decisions a conscious thought. No more compulsive eating. . .okay, a lot less.

Day 7:

Week one complete!

And not too bad I think. Today was a decent day. Had waffles for breakfast, and a glass of milk cause I can't totally give it up. But I have been a lot better about not drinking some every time I open the fridge. Fortunately, I really do love water.

For lunch I had the rest of the leftover sunday chicken rice, and then half a turkey-chunks sandwich (it was canned turkey chunks, but you know how all canned meat smells and tastes the same so it was like eating tuna).

Dinner was yummy red-sauce, Mexican style enchiladas and some refried beans. I know it probably wasn't a "healthy" choice, but it was yummy and the rest of my day wasn't too bad, though I probably went over my carb allowance. Oh well. It's the weekend, right?

I took a break today from exercise. I'm very slightly sore all over (like the kind you notice with a good stretch; ya know, it's a good kind of sore?) and I definitely think my muscles need at least one day off a week.

1 Dr. Pepper

So, here I come Week Two. When I weigh in tomorrow I will post my official weight loss for the week. Crossing my fingers that it's a good number!

Day 6:

I had an okay day. I decided to give myself a little reward since I've been pretty good all week and I didn't stress too much about what I ate yesterday. I had Life cereal for breakfast and then some Pasta Roni Fettuccine with some turkey chunks in it for lunch. For dinner we had some Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper, burrito style (good stuff) and I drank a fair amount of water too.

I did a 40 minute skate which made a little headache I'd had coming on go away. I think I've discovered the exercise really helps my headaches, which is great, because I haven't really had any all week.

I ate a fair amount of junk yesterday:
3 See's Candies (but they're gone now so not more temptations!)
strawberry ice cream
kettle corn

However, I was still not that far above my calories (according to myfitnesspal and that is not accounting for my nursing twins) so, really I was probably still under with the exercise. That's why I didn't feel too bad. Still having to fight the craving for sugar though. Ugh. Hope it's not always here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 5:

I can't decide if yesterday was good or bad. I guess maybe that means it was just a wash. My food wasn't great, but I think the amount of exercise I did helped counteract any bad food decisions.

Breakfast was peanut butter and jelly sandwich (weird, I know).

Lunch was ham and cheese on wheat with mayo/mustard and fresh spinach, mmm.

Dinner was a cheeseburger from In-N-Out (I really don't even care for In-N-Out that much, but Paul really does so I went with him). According to it's actually not THAT high in calories and I stayed was below my calories yesterday. I only had probably 6 or 7 french fried and water to drink with dinner.

After dinner we went to a friend's house and they had snacks. I had 3 Red Vines,and probably two hand fulls of strawberries with this strawberry cream cheese/marshmallow puff mix. I also had a Dr. Pepper yesterday and a truffle too.

See what I mean about not being able to decide?

My exercise saved me, as I walked for almost 90 minutes with a baby on front and pushing a double stroller. Then I did about 50 minutes of yoga. It was a good workout day.
Now let's see how the weekend goes.

P.S. - In case you're wondering, I'm down 3 lbs. so far. =) Yay!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 4:

Today was tough since I had to take the boys to the doctor in the morning. It threw my whole day off and made it difficult to find motivation. I coped out on breakfast and had a bowl of Life cereal. Not the worse choice, but not the best. For lunch I had a tuna melt which was yummy and not a bad choice IMO. I also had a bowl of rice from the leftover sunday chicken. Mmmm. I have a weak spot for my rice. For dinner we had beef stroganoff, but I think it was a decent-sized portion.

I almost didn't get my exercising in due to the lack of motivation from my messed up day, but I finally got up the umph around 4:45. Fortunately, Paul made dinner while I did my 30 minute upper body circuit. I'm glad I didn't forgo it as I felt better after, and didn't want to miss a day so soon in the competition. If I can just continue to take it one day at a time, one meal at a time I think I can do really well and stick with this.

1 key lime truffle
1 raspberry cream chocolate

Day's triumph:
I was offered a brownie at our RS activity and I turned it down. I will not be a compulsive eater!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 3:

I was HUNGRY today!

Had Malt-O-Meal for breakfast with a little milk and brown sugar. Had a grilled cheese sandwich as a mid-morning snack, then some leftover stew for lunch. As an afternoon snack I had a PB&J, and then sunday chicken and rice for dinner with some corn on the side. I had 2 legs and a fair amount of rice, but I don't feel bad since I am trying to nurse two babies. I also had a bowl of cereal between dinner and bed cause i just need those extra calories right now.

Workouts were good today. My core circuit only took about 15 minutes because I didn't want to overdo it, so then I did about 35-40 minutes of power yoga (didn't look at the clock, so I'm not sure). When Paul got home I took a 30 minute skate. I actually made better time on the way back then out, so yay me.

My yoga didn't tape because I forgot to turn off the VCR after programming it! I was so sad. I will try again tomorrow.

Legs are pretty sore, but I'll make it through.

1 key lime truffle


Little sore today. I like it! I may have overdone the lower body just a pinch yesterday. I did upper body Monday and seemed to have gotten it just about right as I was just sore enough yesterday to feel it, but not be in pain. My legs are a little more sore than my arms and shoulders. So, almost everything's a little sore today, but it feels good! It's good to know I'm doing something. Today is core, so I will have to be very careful to NOT overdo it or I will make things very hard on myself for the rest of the week and I don't want to debilitate myself. Wish me luck here on day 3! So far the scale is moving in the right direction!

Oh, and good luck to everyone else out there too!

Important Discovery

I've made a very sad, but important discovery.

Milk is not my friend.

I know, that should probably be kind of an obvious statement right? Well, I didn't realize. They say dairy is good for you. . .but in moderation. I really love milk. I drink milk like water when it's around. The scale was starting to go down a few weeks ago, then it went up again. I was discouraged and frustrated because I was SO excited when it started to go down. Looking back, I realized it started to go up again when we got more milk in the house. It's only l%, but it doesn't matter. When it's here, I drink it. . .too much. Since I've cut back, I can see a significant difference. 

Yay, for discovering what doesn't work for me!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I have really come to love yoga. Really. When I first started it, I didn't get it. At least that's what I think looking back. I didn't appreciate it for what it really is. It just seemed like a lot of pointless stretching and an only slightly effective workout.

I know better now.

BYU channel has a program called Total Body Workout every morning. It used to be at 4:00 am and 9:00 am, which was perfect for me. I could wake up, get breakfast done and then do some yoga. The best part about the program: I love the instructor. I mean, I really love the instructor. That almost never happens in exercise videos. They usually drive me crazy. Too perky or too bossy or too annoying, or too. . .something. The second best part: I don't have to do the same routine day after day because there's been so many tapings for the BYU channel. Mostly because it was available, I did it a lot and I've really come to love it now.

They recently changed the time (okay, I don't know how recently because it's been awhile since I've done it) to 7:00 am. That's kind of early for me. I need all the sleep I can get right now. So I'm going to tape it. Yay! I'm so looking forward to being able to do some yoga tomorrow! I REALLY wanted to do some today after my leg workout and just stretch everything out, alas, I had no yoga to do. So I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. I think it's been long enough since the pregnancy to start getting back into some poses. Wish me luck!

Oh, and if you haven't really tried yoga or didn't give it a fair chance, try it now.
Give it a chance.
I think you'll come to love it as I have.

Day 2:

Honesty time.

Today was not quite as good.
It wasn't bad, just not as good.

Breakfast: two eggs on toast.

Lunch: peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Dinner: spaghetti (probably too big a serving), green salad, and french bread.
BUT, i did refrain from having a second piece of french bread, which I would not have done before.

That's progress, right?

Workout: approx. 30 minutes weight lifting, lower body circuit.

Tried to supplement with something else, but just couldn't get my legs to cooperate.

Did a few sun salutations A and B.

1/2 a DP (gave the other have to Keith so I wouldn't drink it).
1/4 Mother's Day cupcake. I shared the rest.
1.5 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies at West's house.

Plan for tomorrow:
Core circuit workout.
Maybe rollerblade.

Week 1---Day 1:

It was a good day! My morning was ridiculously filled with busy trying to take care of four kids and one dog and a messy house, but I started off the day right by eating Malt-O-Meal for breakfast. Yes, it had milk and some butter and a little brown sugar in it, BUT i maintain that it was still better than a bowl of cereal--or more likely still, nothing.

My philosophy is to NOT cut out all the good things that make life and food yummy, but just to cut back significantly.

Having said that, Mother's Day was an awful weekend to start this challenge! I have See's in my house, which is rare, and a whole bunch of soda--also rare, and a yummy cupcake just begging to be eaten (another mother's day gift). BUT, I can be strong!

I had some leftover pasta for lunch. Again, maybe not the BEST choice, but better than frozen burritos or ramen or again, nothing. (I don't NOT eat on purpose, I just get distracted or too lazy to find something to make.)

Finally got some workout time around 1:00 when I got all 4 kiddos to sleep at the same time. . .well, mostly. Did a 30 minute weight lift circuit on my upper body, then did a 40 minute tae-bo video (the whole thing!) I wanted to go rollerblading when Paul got home from work, but we had plans to go see Iron Man 2 last night so I didn't have the time.

For dinner, crock pot beef stew. And at the movie, nothing! We don't usually buy anything as the prices are so exorbitant, but since we didn't pay for tickets and had time to spare I thought Paul might get something. I'm not sure if he was trying to be thoughtful to my weight loss plan or if he just didn't feel like it, but either way, I'm grateful he had the self control to pass the concession counter. =)

Day's Cheats:
1 raspberry cream see's candy,
1 pudding cup
after movie to take the "munchie" edge off.
Stayed away from cupcake and soda, though I put one in the fridge to get cold.