Monday, April 6, 2009

I survived!

I did it. Almost 3 days alone with my boys. WHEW!!!

Did I mention I was also taking care of my neighbors animals while they were on spring break? So on Friday and Saturday, I had the 2 boys, 3 dogs (1 which was mine), a cat and a turtle to take care of. Oh and the neighbors dogs were sick while they were gone so I was scrubbing poo out of their carpet too at least once a day Tuesday until Friday. Yeah, fun times.

Can you say EXHAUSTED?!?! Oh yeah, that was me. I decided Saturday that I wanted to go out for dinner with my boys since I hadn't sat down the entire time DH had been gone--I'd even ate my meals standing up! I did get workouts in both Friday and Saturday. By Sunday, I was toast and so sore so working out was not in the cards. I got the house cleaned and straightened up, laundry done AND I KEPT it that way until DH got home. How come it's easier in that regard when the man isn't around?!?! I was so happy to see him walk in the door Sunday afternoon. We went out to dinner at Steak N Shake (more on that in a minute) and then I got to go to the store--ALONE. DH also let me take a shower UNINTERRUPTED after he got home so we could go out to dinner. It's the little things like that...whew. I have to hand it to any single moms out there--I bow to you. And to those whose husbands travel a lot for work (diet coke and zingers comes to mind right now as does Miss July)--I don't know how you do it and work full time! But we made it and everyone is happy and has their limbs--weekend was a success!

So, we went to Steak 'N Shake for dinner--DH orders a Diet Vanilla Coke. I LOVE Diet Vanilla Coke. So, I took a sip.....and it was the NASTIEST thing I have ever had! Oh it was gross! How did I ever inhale that stuff when we would go to Steak N Shake?!?! It was just plain gross. Makes me so proud to have broken that habit...and it's a lot cheaper when we go out too! :)

Gotta get some work done...Have a great OP Monday!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Oh how I have missed you!

What have I missed you may ask?? What is it???

THE 160s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!!!

This morning on my scale I was down 2.6 from last week and my weight was 169.3!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! I have been floating on air ALL DAY LONG!!! I'm so excited. This puts me with 3.3# to go before I get to the pre-pregnancy weight of 166. I am so freaking stoked, you have no idea! Tonight at my WI, I was down 1.8 for a grand total of 12# since going back to WW 3 weeks ago! On my scale, I've lost 8.6# in those 3 weeks so to say I am excited/thrilled/ecstatic is an understatement. I was really worried about this week too. This past weekend was not good, BUT I wrote it all down, accepted how many points I had went over and then paid back my flex points before today too. I only got in 1 day of exercise this week too :( I wanted to get in more but my body needs sleep in order to exercise and I didn't have much of it over the weekend so I think I've been making up for it this week. I hope to get in more days this week so we'll see how it goes. DH is leaving Friday night to go to his mom's for the weekend to take care of life insurance stuff with his mom--he may not be home until Sunday! I am going to be alone with the boys Friday AND Saturday. That should be interesting! As long as we all have all body parts intact when he returns, I will consider it a success! I may have some more gray hair that I just had covered but oh well. :)

I have 2 pairs of Gap Long and Lean Jeans in a size 12. Pair A fits me great, even falls off of my backside after a few hours (hello? what happened to my butt?!?!) and I love them. Pair B on the other hand is a totally different story. I tried to wear them today and they were pushing on my stomach so bad b/c they were tight it was insane! But again, they fell off of my butt! WTH?!? I guess Pair A was tagged wrong or something but darnit those are my FAVORITE jeans!!! I even love Pair B but it irritates me so much that they don't fit as well as pair A. UGH!!! I need to go shopping for some new pants but I am waiting to drop a few more pounds.

I have been diet coke/soda free for 153 days now! Five whole months without anything but water and the occassional sweet tea. {Pats self on back} :)

Tonight at the meeting, the topic was eating at social events--weddings, baby showers, 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc... The leader said something that really spoke to me--Don't focus on the food, focus on the EVENT. Wow. How brilliant is that? I love it and am really going to try to put it to use this upcoming 'event' season. Mine starts with my boys' birthday party. Izaac will be 1 in 3 weeks! How crazy is that?!?!

I am signing off now. I am getting up to work super early tomorrow (like 5 a.m.) so I can be done by 7 and hopefully before the boys wake up. Have a great OP weekend!