Recharged for the Week

20130128-181430.jpg my little Buzz and Sofia. die.

The weekend was everything I needed it to be…full of lots of family time, new pajamas, and laughter, a ton of laughter, and even a family nap on Saturday afternoon. We did so little but so much in two days.

The highlight of the weekend was our trip to the bounce house to celebrate Megan’s “poop in the pants-free” week! Oh that little angel has been pooping on the potty like a champ. It is hard work! Funny thing is, she had an accident at the bounce house. Such is life…I was not mad at her; I know it was truly an accident because she was just so darn excited about being there. Tyler was his usual skeptical self. He only would go in if one of us was with him. So, yours truly spend a good amount of time bouncing! I had fun. Shawn even got in on the action and went up and down the slide for Tyler!

Sunday was a great day as well. It started at Cracker Barrel where I ate an 1100 calorie breakfast (whoa, those calories start to add up when you are not watching!) Then, we spent a lot of time going from store to store trying to find great birthday presents for our little guy. We ended up getting him many Buzz shirts and a couple of little toys. At the end of the day we had to put a little perspective into our search…Ty is the happiest kid we know, so if he only got Buzz clothes and no toys he would be just as thrilled. I cannot believe his party is next weekend!!! So much to do, so little time!!! I must get to Party City this week!!!!

We ended our weekend at Shawn’s parents’ house. We used to do Sunday dinner there almost weekly. I was just saying how much I missed that tradition. Sue is an amazing cook, so anything she makes is a treat. I also loved the family bonding time just sitting around talking and relaxing. Hopefully the tradition will continue!

Remember how I lost my iPhone last week? No, I did not find it (wishful thinking). But, Shawn’s phone fell to the floor yesterday and cracked in a million pieces. When it rains, it pours.

This week is Catholic Schools Week and that deserves a post all of its own. I will say that I thought about how to make it special for my students this week and I have come up with some cool stuff. Lots of busy this week, but I like it that way!

Weighty Wednesday

Week #1 Stats:
Pounds Lost: 1.6
Total Loss: 1.6
Pounds away from Goal: 58.4

I can’t say that I am disappointed in the way this week turned out for me. I can say that is was harder and easier than I expected it to be; harder, because it was difficult to get back into the swing of eating healthy and making good choices each day; easier because I felt better and better about myself with each passing day and the accomplishments I made (especially in the gym).

I made a commitment to go back to http://www.myfitnesspal.com this year. I think it is a great website and I need to utilize more than just the food and fitness tracking. Every time I re-commit to watching my calories I am amazed at how little one can eat when she is dieting! I know it should not be a shock by any means, but when I have no more calories left for the day and it is 3 pm it is like a reality check and a good boost to get myself to the gym!

I was impressed with my stamina at the gym this week. I was right back where I left off in the beginning of December. Most days I did a combination of running (jogging)/walking on the treadmill for about an hour. I also started back with the elliptical Trainer that I love so much. Those work-outs are heard and sweaty but they feel oh so good!

What I am disappointed in is the number on the scale. If I am being honest I was pretty shocked this morning. I know I am .4 above what my goal for each week is (1.2 pounds/week) but truly I expected a huge number this week. I made major changes to my lifestyle and less than a two pound loss really feels like a slap in the face. Truthfully, I am depressed about it. Not an “I am going to eat my way through today” depressed. But, I am feeling low and I kind of feel like crying and I know I am being silly, but I still am allowed to feel sad.

After all, it is my life and my emotions, and my goals. I am going to let myself really feel this one.
Today I am going to be sad, but I am not going to let it affect my goals and what I need to accomplish in the weeks to come. I will be back at the gym this afternoon and my eating is already in check for the day. Onward and upward as they say!

Did anyone else weigh in this morning? Does anyone care to join me in my journey this week?

On Friendship

Last night was great. Three of my best girls and their husbands and kids hung out and it was awesome. My friend has an amazing house with an equally amazing play room on the second floor that keeps kids occupied for hours. A few times I went up there and Megan and her buddies were having a band concert/fashion show. I had a moment…I might have died of cuteness for a minute.

The fact is, I miss my best girlfriends. We are all spread out in different cities and I hate that. I wish we lived in the same neighborhood and could borrow a cup of sugar or a babysitter when needed. I long for friends like them in my city. It is so hard to make true, great friends as an adult. Most of the time I feel so isolated. I live in a really young neighborhood, but I have not been able to develop the type of friendships I long for. One of my goals for 2013 is to put myself out there more and make some good friends…or at least extend myself enough to invite neighbors over for playtime/adult conversation time.

Alas, my goals are going have a whole post of their own…

20121230-130307.jpg I am going to miss lazy mornings with coffee and delicious creamer and staying in jammies until noon. Every break I fall into a lovely routine of slow mornings of coffee, playing games, and watching shows. I love that more than anything else. My kids got some rocking toys from Santa this year and I have really enjoyed playing with them!

In other news, I created my first snowman ever. It was not easy and did not turn out well, but Megan and I had a blast.

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She also LOVED LOVED LOVED making snow angels. And I loved watching her do it.

20121230-130806.jpg Please ignore the fact that she was not in proper clothing at all. Do not call child protection…we were at my moms and she was lucky to even have boots. We only stayed out long enough to have cold noses and finger and then headed inside for the obligatory cup of hot coco.

Tyler napped during all of these happenings, but I could never have a post without him in it…so here you go:

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Enjoy your Sunday! I will be hanging out at home…I am not leaving today. YES!!!!!!!