Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday Weigh-In: Week 4

I know, I know, I'm a day behind in posting this. Ian's been sick with flu, poor fellow. Just when I think he's over it, another symptom pops up. At first he complained of pain in his ankles, then vomit reared its ugly head, then just lethargy, of course diarrhea followed, more lethargy, more pain in his ankles and he's hobbling, and we'll see how today goes. Monday night I had to ask Paul to come home early since I thought I caught whatever ails Ian. I felt nauseaus all evening, but woke up the next day absolutely fine. At any rate, our days have been a bit low key and yet I'm extremely busy trying to keep them that way.

I'm glad to report that I'm down another pound, that makes a total of four pounds lost so far. This week I haven't been journaling like I should. I seem to have internalized how much I can eat during the day, but I need to be cautious since it's still early in the game.

As for exercise, I didn't quite reach my goal of three days of activity. One day, I pushed the kids in the stroller and went for a three mile walk. Our neighborhood's hilly, so it's a good workout. Another day, I worked in the garden digging out dead shrubs and replacing them. I'm not saying this isn't exercise, just that I didn't intend to count it. Monday, I did 45 minutes of aerobics. I may have over exerted myself and ended up feeling sick. So, all in all it could be counted as three days of exercise. But if you feel the gardening doesn't count, then yes, you can send a raspberry my way.

Goals this week:
Drink more water, less diet soda
Go for walks!!!! The weather is finally down in the 80's, no more excuses.

Here's to another week where losing is a good thing!


Lisa Kay said...

Congrats on being down another pound! We're getting there!!

Best wishes,
Lisa Kay

Scale Junkie said...

Congrats on the pound. I'm sure you'll meet your exercise goals next week since your little one is feeling better and you are too. Good luck!!

Tigerlilly said...

Yahoo on the loss!

Sorry to hear Ian is sick. Flu season around here is never a pretty site. I am the only one that can handle seeing someone vomit... hubby and the girls? noooo. When one person vomits, its like a train reaction. Which makes for one huge mess for me to clean up.

I hope he gets better soon!

Bloggy Mama said...

have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I hope Ian improves quickly!

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on the loss! I'm sorry your little one has been sick. That always puts a crimp in plans. And yes, I count gardening as exercise. ;-) In Prevention magazine one month, they listed the calories burned by various housecleaning activities. Keeping moving can be as easy as not sitting on the couch and eating bon-bons for hours (like all of us homemakers do frequently, right?) LOL
Path to Health

Rachel said...

Not sure if I told you this before, but I love how you are giving yourself weekly goals. That is a really great idea. I think that will make getting to your ultimate goal that much easier.

Here's to another great week!!

I hope Ian feels better soon!

carrie said...

That's awesome. You are making some real progress! And just think of those pounds like boxes of butter (each weighs one pound). See? That's a lot! :)

Regina said...

Congrats on the loss, keep up the good work & you will prevail. I pray that your baby gets better quickly!


Guinevere Meadow said...

I hope you feel better SOON! And YES gardening is exercise! (And if I ever ask, scrubbing the shower is exercise, too... ;)

Tiff said...

Great job on the one pound!! I hope Ian feels better!!

Damselfly said...

Aw, I hope Ian feels better. Yuck.

I need to drink more water and move more, too.