Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One foot in front of the other

I'm still exercising - I felt better on Monday after I jumped on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Yesterday I did an exercise DVD in the morning (I now know how important those morning/mid-day workouts are) and another 45 mins on the treadmill in the evening. My weight is back down, thankfully. Today, I did Yoga after lunch and then 70 minutes on the treadmill. I have also cranked my speed up to 3.2 mph, which may not seem like much for a normal-strided person, but trust me when I say I have VERY short legs and a super short stride, so that's speed-walking to me!

Yesterday I started tracking my food again, which helped to make me feel more in control. Although, maybe not since I ate 4 donuts... According to my Fitday, I still burned more than I ate though.

Today has been better. I had toast with jam (no butter) and a banana for breakfast, left-over dinner for lunch (lean roast beef with mushrooms and onions, mashed sweet potatoes [plain], a small amount of white mashed potatoes and steamed cauliflower), and 1/2 c of lemon sorbet for a snack. I just need to eat some fruit and find a veggie for dinner, maybe a piece of bread, and I'm good. I've also been pretty good on the water-front.

Hubby is leaving again tomorrow morning, so I'm bummed about that. But, we've hardly had a good VISIT. He's just been on his computer or sleeping nearly the entire time and I've had to work for a lot of the time. Other than that, I've been doing what I normally do when he's not here (read, watch BL on my computer, run errands, take care of kids, clean & cook) and, other than being able to shop sans small children, there hasn't been any impact to his being home. No, I have to take that back - he did help our oldest daughter with a school project last night. I was grateful for that because I'm never good at these school projects and they aren't any fun at all. He's more creative so he enjoys that sort of thing. I did notice that he got irritated with the kids by last night but was trying not to say anything because he gives me a hard time if I complain about the kids driving me crazy while he's away. When he's in another state, taking care of 3 kids seems easy. When he's home for 2 days, he remembers that it isn't so easy.

Anyway, enough complaining. I still have work to do tonight so I'd best get on with it.

1 comment:

  1. Good job on getting back on track! Keep up the good work you can do it!! You are such an inspiration for being able to juggle everything in your life keep it up!!