That being said, I haven't really been recording my weights. With a bit of looking back and estimating I can usually figure out how much I have lost each week, but now that I am weighing in on Saturday hopefully I can refrain from weighing myself more than once a week since I'll know I'm getting the lowest weight.
SO, after weighing in this morning (and after a frustrating week of watching my weight jump around for no reason) I am down 9.4 pounds since I started this particular effort back in early January, which means I am down 2 pounds this week? I'm not sure if that is exactly right, but the total is right. Oh well, from here on out I'll be more accurate...and as long as my weight is going down that makes me happy!
Last night we had a return of the barf fairy. We're still waiting on some test results but I'm getting pretty concerned. On the one hand Emily's just fine during the day and eating well so it's not as bad as it could be, but on the other hand she is still barfing over 2 weeks after the original incident. I am wondering if it could be reflux since it only happens at night, or possibly lactose intolerance? I did a bit of googling today, which I KNOW is a bad idea, and stopped abruptly when I came up with epilepsy and a brain tumor as possibilities. Then I went and hugged Emily for awhile. But the fact that Charlotte had it too and the rest of us have been having stomach upset off and on kind of disprove those theories, but it's baffling so I'm trying to consider everything. Plus we're running out of blankets for her to sleep under. We have way too many dry-clean only comforters :-(
Since I (obviously) didn't sleep well and since Will left early this morning to go to an all-day kettlebell training class in Alexandria I decided to forego the regular Saturday morning breakfast (which is more labor-intensive) and make black forest oatmeal instead. The girls loved the idea but basically only ate the cherries out of it.
|1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup 7-grain milk, 1/2 cup water, cherries, cocoa powder|
|Egg (scrambled with water) and tobasco|
I had a babybel light and a KeVita for a snack, then a blurry salad for lunch.
|Greens, sprouts, radishes, snap peas, broccoli, 4 pecans, 1 oz blueberry vanilla chevre and hummus/balsamic dressing|
|Side of pineapple, with our hopscotch board in the background|
|1 boring cup of cottage cheese for a snack|
|A bit of leftover greek yogurt cole slaw|
|Thai green coconut shrimp with basil over buckwheat soba noodles|
|Later some mango|
|Same as yesterday|
|Kale chips (with ketchup, a la Kath)|
I still felt like I needed some dessert though, so I made my favorite mix (and popped it into a straight-out-of-the-dishwasher bowl which was a bit warm so it melted my chocolate chips and I had to eat this with a spoon).
|2 Tbsp sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp peanuts, 2 Tbsp raisins|
I think it was purely psychological. I knew I was stuck at home alone all day with the kids so I was worried I'd eat too much and my subconscious did its best to make that a self-fulfilling prophecy. Will was only gone for about an hour and a half more than a normal gym day though so I don't know why I was so concerned about it. I guess because this is one of the usual days I get to spend with him and I didn't this time. It's a good thing I was able to do this though, because next weekend I'm going away overnight and Will is staying with the girls so this gave me a chance to kind of make a preemptive deposit in the "doing nice things for each other" account. Then a couple days after I get back we head to San Antonio for a bit of time JUST THE TWO OF US! Between our family vacation and both of our sets of parents/babysitters traveling quite a bit the past few months we haven't gotten much time without the kids so that'll be REALLY nice. As cute as they are, I appreciate them more when I have time away!