Monday, March 4, 2013

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Boy 2 has had a cold for the past several days. He missed 3 days of school. Just as he started feeling better, Boy 1's sniffles started. I hate it when the boys are sick - partly because they are miserable and I feel bad for them, but also because it is just so gross. I'm not sure about girls, but little boys are adverse to tissues, apparently. They use their fingers, arms, shirt sleeves, and anything else near by - except for the Kleenex box that I so carefully placed right next to them. I'm afraid to sit on the couch. It gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

There is something I like about a sick boy. They are awfully cuddly. My boys are getting a bit older and sometimes affection from Mama is not... um...appreciated. I wouldn't wish the yuck on anyone, but I will definitely take advantage of the snuggles. But I keep an eye on where they put their noses.

I know it's that time of year, and everyone is doing it, but I decided to just say "NO" to Girl Scout Cookies. I didn't answer the call of friends on Facebook trafficking their wares. I resisted the cute girls at the grocery store, wiping the hopeful smiles off their pretty little faces. But I was totally unprepared for the sugar peddling right to my door. Twice in two days. My boys were, of course, with me and I almost gave in. I feel a bit of guilt when it comes to the boys and treats because I don't keep a lot in the house anymore. Boy 1 was very upset that he didn't get those cookies, but I said, "No thank you!" It's just a good thing she wasn't selling potato chips.

I'm going to be making sure that I eat food that I make at home this week. This past week I ate lunch out 4 days (letting sick boys choose their lunch - can you say pushover?) and although I stayed within my caloric guidelines, my sodium intake was off the charts on those days. Nothing like a little water retention. I've been doing really well at tracking my food on My Fitness Pal. It leaves no room for guessing and my creative estimation. It also tracks my sodium intake, can you tell?

Well, I'm ready for bed. Lobster is out of town again and I get the whole bed to myself. That is, until a sick boy wakes himself up by coughing and comes in to make sure I know it. Eh, what the hay? More snuggles.

Weight gain/loss: +1.2 lbs
Total weight loss: 22.8 lbs
Exercise: 4 Kinect Zumba Rush (avg. 15 min ea.)
Food: Mostly stayed within caloric guidelines - more veggies needed however
Food Tracking: 6 of 7 days
Hydration: Still struggling to get more than 64 oz water daily


  1. Amy you are so Amazing!!! You have such a great outlook and focus. I have to lose weight for Zoey's Wedding. I will not do family/wedding pictures if I don't. I don't want to do that to Zoey. You are such an example to me. Thank you Tiffany

    1. Thanks, Tiffany, you are too kind! I've been in a bit of a slump, lately. But I'm feeling much stronger. You can do it. We can do this together! I would recommend using some sort of food tracking system for accountability. We should start a club. LOL

    2. I found that if you tell the girl scouts you already bought some they still thank you for supporting them. So what if it was 2 years ago.

    3. Great idea! I'll remember that for next time. Thanks, Edie!