Let me start at the beginning. I feel like I have a TON of stuff to get out of my head. If you believe it, I’ve been taking cryptic notes since Tuesday about what I want to tell you and now I can’t decipher them. Tells you a little about my note taking and penmanship ability. Chicken scratch, my mom would say.
Anyway, my entire schedule has been thrown off since losing day care 2 weeks ago (long story). Last week it didn’t matter as I was on Spring Break but this week has been crazy! Two full time working parents juggling a two year old without full time care is insane, but I must admit, FUN!
The toddler and I have been spending a bunch of time in the kitchen. It all started on Tuesday night with some pizza making. Nothing is more fun then making pizza at home with a little helper. Well, that may not be true, there was also dancing, going to the farm stand, taking walks, playing hide and seek (with a clearly visible 2 year old), having tickle matches, giving and getting piggy back rides and buying humongous lollipops at the mall. We also made some pasta, tried a papaya and invented a new smoothie! I think I tuckered him out so much that today he started his day with a bit of the sniffles.
Changing gears a bit, being home a little more allowed me to workout out some plans for the community. I have already started development on a new and improved system that I’m REALLY excited about! I will post development updates on the community news page (with major advancements being mentioned here as well.)
On my weight front, I’ve been doing well. Until, that is, my insatiable monthly cravings tonight. Ummmm let’s see, I ate a half a bag of Sun Chips and a way too much Ben & Jerry’s Cookie dough (full fat). I finally demanded my husband remove the chip from site and he packed up the ice cream for me. As I said I think I’m fighting normal craving coupled with tired cravings, not a good combination. It’s stopping NOW!
I was able to weigh in yesterday with my favorite leader (the one I lost a majority of weight with). I stayed exactly the same, and that’s ok with me. A few days ago, I had a huge confidence builder while working out with my trainer friend. She asked if I knew my body fat percentage after discussing how the scale had been 5 pounds over what I want it to be. I know I’ve been working out hard but it’s difficult for me to remove my self from that number on the scale (I’m working on it). Anyway, she had me hold the little gadget thingy and viola! A number appeared on the screen. I had NO idea what it meant until she says, WOW, you should be proud 19% is a great number. Apparently, that’s on the low side. I guess all the weight training is paying off!
Honestly, I think my biggest problem is my skin. I still have a bit extra in places and I equate that to fat in my head. I know it’s not true but you know how it is fighting years of body image issues. As always, I’m a work in progress, body and soul.
The only other thing I can think is a job update. I have 5 weeks of the semester left and then I’ll be self employed. I’m more then excited and counting the days. I’ve been building client relationships and projects for the last few weeks so my transition will be smooth. It’s going to be an adjustment but change is good!
OK, I think you are sufficiently “caught up”. I’m going to post my food journals this weekend. After tonight’s snack attack and with my weekend track records I need some accountability.
Hope you are having a great week!