Friday, August 17, 2012

Festivus....and a Virus:(

This is festivus week for Lauren.  Tomorrow is her 8th birthday!!  I can't believe it!!  We finally are able to get rid of one booster seat!!  Festivus started last Friday with a trip to the restaurant with the grapes with Nana, Aunt Allie, Aunt Heather and Cousin Michael.  We all had a good time.  Lauren received a gift card to Justice and we promptly went shopping afterwards to get her some cool clothes. Yesterday, I went and picked up Cousins Hannah and Jocelyn for a trip to Chuck E. Cheese and Coldstone Creamery and a sleepover.  Good times!! Today we will be heading to Petsmart to pick out a fish because that is the only thing Lauren has asked for this year for her birthday.  Tomorrow we are having our family party and the theme is "Brave."  We are most excited.

But, for the virus part, poor Brooke.  She woke up early Wednesday morning with a 104 degree temp.  Immediately in the bath we went and ibuprofen was given.  Later on that morning, I called the nurse line and was told it was a virus and just let it run its course.  It definitely is doing that.  Her fever goes up and then comes back down, she acts just fine and then is so clingy.  Last night was horrible.  I worked Wednesday night so I could have Saturday off and only slept for a couple of hours yesterday so I could go and get the cousins.  After our festivities, Brooke had started feeling better and didn't want to go to sleep.  I was dying.  I figured the party girls would keep me up but no, it was the baby.  She finally went down about midnight to only wake up screaming around 2:30 with another high temp.  I put her in the bed with me and needless to say, no one got a good night's rest.  She's acting ok now but I'm sure that that virus will kick start again and the cycle will start all over.  I HATE viruses!!!

Today is weigh in day too.  I lost 1.2lbs this week.  Not as much as the other weeks but I knew that would slow down.  I haven't been able to exercise at all this week and I haven't drank as much water like I know I should've.  I'm ok with it.  I wore some clothes last night that fit me a lot better and I didn't have rolls hanging out.  I made some lowfat foods for me to eat this week but I think I don't need to do that again.  I just eat too much of it.  I need to do better this coming week and step up the exercise.  So far in a month, I've lost 14.4lbs.  I'm pretty happy with that!!

Happy 8th Birthday, Lauren!!!  I love you my sweet girl!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Weird week but ended on a good note......

This has been a weird week.  I guess because I worked this past weekend and didn't get much sleep, I feel like I have been playing catch up all week long.  Or  maybe its because this week hasn't been so nuts.  We had VBS last week every night, plus the girls had soccer games and the baby was sick. This was our last week of soccer and the girls' started dance class this week.  Whew, I'm glad to just be down to one activity now!

Diet wise, this week was weird too.  I didn't feel as gung ho has I had the past two weeks but it's probably because I'm just tired.  I stayed within my points range and did what I was supposed to do although I know I didn't drink enough water or eat enough raw veggies and fruit.  I will just have to do better this coming week.  So on to the weigh in, drum roll please.......another 3.9 pounds lost to make a total of 13.2 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have reached a first goal which was to lose 5% of my weight.  I'm so excited!!  I haven't seen the number that came up on the scale since I was about 5 months pregnant with Brooke!!  I have now set another goal, lose 10% of my weight. I think I might be able to reach that one as well. :)  Next week, I'm planning on posting my starting picture that I took the first week and I'll take a picture one month out.  Maybe we can tell a difference, we'll see. What an awesome way to start the weekend!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Whew, what an Amazing Week...

This has been a crazy week.  Monday night started our vacation bible school at our church.  The theme was "Amazing Wonder Aviation."  And may I just say, it has been amazing.  I have had the privilege of teaching the preteen class and each night I have had 20+ kids.  That is awesome.  Most middle schoolers don't even attend VBS.  My group rocks!!  I have had the best time, albeit I'm exhausted but we are learning about our Amazing and Loving God and these kids are just soaking in all in.  My favorite night was Wednesday when we talked about the ABC's of becoming a Christian.  My awesome helper and I told the kids about when we asked Jesus into our hearts and it was so awesome getting to tell that to them.  I was 12 when I was saved and am so thankful that I serve a loving God!!  I hope that these kids get a blessing from this week.  We have one more night tonight and then our program is Sunday.  I have to go, just have to, even though I'm working this weekend.  I can lose a couple hours of sleep to be able to join in worship!!

Now, today is my second weigh in.  This has been a hard week.  I've eaten at McDonald's 3x and did well.  I've bypassed cake 3x since starting WW, that has been hard:). But I have stuck to my guns and stayed within my points.  I bought a digital scale last weekend so now I can know down to the tenth of what I weight so with that being said, I lost another 3.3lbs!!!!  So that makes my total 9.3lbs in two weeks!!!  I am super stoked!!!  I'm so unbelievably excited!!!  Almost 10lbs. in two weeks, amazing:).
I haven't been able to exercise like I should this week because of VBS but I will get that back going next week. Hopefully next week I'll make my first goal but I know that the weight loss will slow down some as I go on.  I'm not going to get discouraged though.  A loss is still a loss even if it's 1/10 of a pound!!!!!!  So here's to happy counting!!