YEAH! That means I officially lost 2 lbs this week, bringing my grand total to 40.6 lbs lost. And 13 lbs since my fill 3 weeks ago, when I finally decided that I was going to have to do my part to lose some weight until I find that elusive creature called restriction. Which I am starting to think is just a mythical creature. Or maybe an urban legend. Or some pie-in-the-sky concept some jerk dreamed up in order to get me to convince my parents to fork over $11,000.
Anyhoo, I digress.
It's been a long couple of weeks, but my next (and fifth) fill is next Tuesday. YEAH!
A few random notes:
- Thank you ALL for your support! It's so nice to hear how well you think I am doing when some days I barely feel like I am keeping it together. Smooches to all of you!
- Cara - I didn't mean to make you think I'd been doing this single-parent thing for 42+ days straight. I meant 5 nights/week x 8.5 weeks, and that's where I got the 42 from. If I had done this straight through, I'd be in the looney bin. Seriously.
- We went for a walk last night; it's getting easier and easier. I still huff and puff and sweat, but it's not painful.
- I made some yummy crab cakes last night for dinner. I even took pictures! I'll email it to Jen so she can put it on her new blog.
And now, for my PSA of the day:
I was really tired by the time I got the kids to bed last night. The house had just been cleaned, though, and I want to keep it that way for at least a few days. When I came downstairs from putting them to bed, I just didn't want to do anything. But I convinced myself to spend just 15 min tidying up. I'd just get done what I could in 15 min, and whatever didn't get done could wait until today.
I set the timer for 15 min.
I went through the mail, finished cleaning up the kitchen, cleaned up approx. 753 toys, washed bottles, refilled sippies, and put away shoes and coats. I looked at the timer and I had EIGHT minutes left.
All that took me 7 min!
I decided to tackle the clean dishwasher, figuring it'd take me the remaining 8 min. I unloaded it, not going especially quick, because I didn't really have anything else that needed done. After the last dish was put away, I looked at the timer.
It read 5:02.
It took me less than 3 min to empty the dishwasher.
I used to do this 15 min thing all the time, but I had gotten away from it. Last night was a good reminder of how much I can get done in 15 min when I really focus.
I'm sure there's some tie-in to weight loss with this one, but I'm not feeling like analyzing it right now. Maybe later!