Here’s What’s Been Happening…

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

So, yeah, it’s been a looooong time since I’ve written. Here’s a bit of catch up.

Soccer ball is over. Peyton did AWESOME! She really did. She had one especially killer game where she scored, like, 15 goals or some crazy thing. We were the parents that week who felt badly that their child was out performing… and let’s just be real here… embarassing the other pre-k’ers.

Aside from that game, Peyton was good for at least 1-3 goals each week. And she wants to play again in the fall! That is, if she gets “faster shoes”. She’s got this thing about fast shoes. Because the shoes, you know, are clearly what separates the men from the boys in 3-4-year-old girls soccer. (I’m going to bedazzle the crap out of her current soccer shoes for the fall. No need to buy a new pair!)

My health kick, I am very proud to say, has continued. I’m even down a few lbs. Maybe not as many as I’d like, but I’m still trying to be good about what I eat and my running is going very well. I’m up to a 30 minute non-stop jog and plan to do my first race on July 10th! I’ve actually become somewhat addicted to running. It’s the best feeling… when you’re done. Can’t say that I’m loving life while I’m in the process quite yet, but it’s not completely heinous and it’s getting WAY easier to do. I’m not sucking air and end up in minimal pain now when I’m done. Whoop! Whoop!

I’m absolutely sure more has gone on in my world since the last time I posted, but for the life of me, I can’t think of what. And that’s a fantastic reason for why I shouldn’t wait so long between chapters. But like I said in the beginning, I’ll do what I can, when I can.

So there!

Pancakes Are the Devil

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

I’m on a bit of a health kick right now. We’ll see how long it lasts, but for right now, I’m realizing that I’ve got a few post-two-babies pounds to shed before I can even pretend like I’m comfortable in a bathing suit. Or in a trash bag for that matter.

That said, three of my coworkers have signed on to do a mini “Biggest Loser”. We’ve got a password protected spreadsheet and everything! Our goal is to lose 1 pound per week for 10 weeks. Sound easy? Yeah, it won’t be. We took our baseline weights this past Friday. For an added uber ego boost, one of the “Losers” starting weight is 2 pounds LESS than my end goal. Fatty fatty boomba latty.

Now here’s what I’m doing about it. 10lbs in 10 weeks is gonna be hard. But I’m commited! I ate salad for lunch today. BLAMO! And downloaded a Podrunner thingy to my iPod called “Couch to 5K”. (Not taking any credit here, it was another “Losers'” idea and I’m jumping on it.) Basically, over the course of 9 weeks, I’ll gradually work my jelly up to being able to run a 5K. Without stopping. Running. The whole time. Three miles. Sound easy? Yeah, it won’t be. Did I mention I HATE RUNNING? But I’m doing it.

Also signed up on dailyplate.com. It’s an awesome… yet not overly user friendly… website that tracks everything that goes in your mouth and every form of excercise you can imagine. You can put vacuuming on this thing, if you really want to. (And I’m sure I will at some point.) So I added the pancakes I had for dinner tonight. HOLY HOLY HOLY COW! Pancakes are the devil. Carbs… fat… calories… sodium… DE-VIL. Obviously I wasn’t thinking that popping a pancake was like eating a fruit basket, but for crying out loud!!! No more pancakes for me.