Monday, December 26, 2005


Okay, so it is not a huge sum but it is still a loss. I lost .4 lbs this week. That is pretty incredible considering that I made less than stellar choices this week.

I am still fighting off a cold/flu/yuck thing so I am sure that contributes to it. Everything is so messed up right now, between the crummy weather, the kids being home, trying to do a billion things and not getting out. I am getting cabin fever but I will go insane before I attempt to mall walk in bad weather with 7 kids in tow.

Can you hear me chanting here? Less than two weeks, less than two weeks.... Yay! The kids are back in school next week as well!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Sick as a Dog

Yep, everyone here has been sicker than the proverbial dog...which probably accounts more for my loss this week than anything that I did.

I knew the holidays would prove to difficult, exercise wise. I should know this because last year at this same time is when I fell from the step class wagon. Of course, then I had the excuse of being pregnant which gave me an out to continue to not exercise. I don't have that luxury this year and really, if I did, I would not be using it.

Having the kidlets underfoot and on hand (not in school) makes it almost impossible to get out. I could do my DVDs but then I have to wait until they are in bed, when I want to go to bed too. Yep, excuses right? They are excuses. Let's be real, I have not exercised because it moved to the lower end of my priority list right now and I have not forced the time to do it.

Soo....Miss.....what do I need to do to get this ball back on track? Not to worry, I am still committed to this, I really am. I just am not going to add to my already heavy stress load but getting in a funk about not getting my run in.

Two weeks, I keep telling myself that things will be better in two weeks. Why two weeks? That is when my better half, my dear husband, should be returning home. Once that happens, I don't have such a load on just me any longer and I can put myself first again without having to feel guilty about the things that I should be doing.

So, this week I was down 1.8 lbs. Woo hooo! It has probably been at least 2 years since I was down this low. <----- Look at the fat-o-meter over there! Slowly but surely it is going down. If you read along or you just coasted in, please comment and let me know how you cope with trying to do all the holiday fiddle faddle and get your you time in. I just realized I never updated last week...eeek! I was down .4 lbs, which put me right back where I was a few weeks ago since I had that gain.

Monday, December 05, 2005

In A Slump

I guess you could call it a slump, a mood, a funk...any way you look at it, I have not felt motivated to do much for the past week.

Today was my weight in and my slump is reflected in a .4 lb gain. Well, not really, it is water weight but it is still a gain. My funk was not helped today by the bitter cold temperatures and the fact that I spent the entire day going from one errand to another with nary a break in site. I finally made it home for the evening right before 9 pm. By that point, all I wanted to do was sit down and do nothing for a few.

Okay, my whine is done, pass the cheese. I am truly not into pity parties but occasionally I do feel the urge to whine for a few. This takes care of things for quite a bit so from now on, I just have to slap myself silly if I get in a funky mood.

Tomorrow: Despite the bitter cold temps, I *will* get some exercise in!