Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not a Whole Lot to Report!

The getting into shape thing is slowly progressing. The whole exercise thing has been on and off. My friend Liz called me on Monday night and asked me if I wanted to meet her at the track. I woke up that morning feeling really sick and wasn't feeling a whole lot better that evening, but I thought I needed to do it. Plus, I was in the need for some good conversation. It was wicked cold that night, but I actually felt a bit better after I had walked a few laps. I have no idea how many laps we ended up walking. We were having so much fun talking that I seriously didn't even think about it.

I walked on the treadmill last night for about 40 min. I usually watch tv, but decided to read while I walked. It was a bit difficult because there really isn't a spot to put a book. I forgot how fast the time goes when I am really into a good book. I think I will be doing that a lot more.

My plan was to get up this morning at 6:00am and get on the bike (we acquired a very basic stationary bike from my parents). At 4:45am I woke up to both boys in bed with Jake and me. I was so crowded and absurdly sweaty. I decided to go out to the couch and try and get my last little bit of sleep out there. At approximately 5:30am, Henry and Charlie came out to join me. I was so tired and grumpy. There was no way I was going to get off of that couch at 6:00am. I'm not sure I will have another time to get in my work out today. As soon as Henry and Ellie get home from school, I have a dentist appointment. Then I have young women's (youth group). I am rarely home before 9:00pm. I have vowed to go to bed earlier (hahahaha) so I'm not sure I will get it in before I go to bed.

As for my eating, I have been doing really well the past few days. That, however, is fully accredited to my cold. On Monday night, we went to Baskin-Robbins (my most fav ice cream place ever). Both Henry and I had gotten free scoop coupons for our birthdays and Henry's was about to expire. For the first time in my life, I didn't want anything. Jake even offered to buy me an ice cream cake for my birthday! I think he was about to pass out when I told him no. It honestly did not sound even remotely good.

Yesterday was my birthday...hooray for 33! I had been looking forward to this day for a while. Jake took the day off and was going to take me to eat at Chang's (my fav restaurant). The way Chang's works is you go down a buffet style table/bar thingy. They have all sorts of meats, veggies, noodles, tofu, on and so forth. You fill your bowl with anything and everything. Then there is an area that has different oils and sauces. You put them together to create your own marinade. Once you've done that, you take your bowl (sometimes more than one bowl) to a huge open grill. They put everything on the grill and cook it up. It is SO good! I usually fill my bowl/bowls up to overflowing. I decided to go a bit easy this time, because I still hadn't gained my appetite back. It of course was so delicious, even without being hungry. I even opted not to go back for more.

Today has been about the same. I only had time to get half an orange in me before I had to go help out at the school. When I got home, I had a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese (so yummy) and two big crackers. Now, I have been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out what to eat. I hate it when I wait this long, because then I get too hungry and I end up eating something like chocolate...mmm...chocolate!

I'll keep you posted!