Weigh In Wednesday

You see that there? 199.8! I'm under 200! I reached a goal! Down 23.2 lbs overall, 1 pound since last week. I am so happy about this. So happy. 9.8 lbs to go to reach my drivers license weight!

Lifetime Steps: 3,648,909
That's 79,794 since last week which averages out to be 11,399 steps a day. I was killing the steps during the week and this weekend I sort of lost my mojo. Saturday short 3,379; Sunday short 2,255; Yesterday short 1,984. Not sure I have many excuses for that. I did some swimming on Saturday. Sunday we went to the Zoo. Yesterday we went to the beach. Sometimes I prefer naps over walks. What can I say? On Monday, I did notice I was just shy a few and threw Christa in her stroller and we did a walk. She likes to go far and tell me to run. My wee coach.
Frame of Mind
I feel like I'm in a pretty good place. I mean, this bullshit with 45 and the white supremacists is really ruining things for me in a mental health aspect but life is good. I took half days on Monday and Tuesday to hang with the kids which was nice. I didn't do much in the way of meal prep this week for work lunches and I have been drinking too much lately. Husband and I had a good chat on Monday about getting back on the right track. I'm not going buck-wild right now but I'll commit to recommitting to my diet on Monday. I'm all set to get back to lunch walks today. Just trying to do my best.


Weekend Pics

 Friends came over for pizza on Friday night.
 Mama got a Christa makeover on Saturday morning.
 Seahorse Death Race
Before she turned purple. Where were you, sun?
 Sunday morning cuddle puddle.
 Zoo with Gaga. Pictures on Flickr, too.
Long naps. Chill weekend. 


Haiku Friday

We have zero plans
Nowhere to go or to be
What a great feeling!
If the weather's nice
Maybe the beach or the pool
Just a goal to chill
No more summer camp
Back to boring routine land
That's my favorite place


Weigh In Wednesday

Weight: 200.8
No gain or loss which is pretty awesome considering I am on my period and it is the day after the fair where I ate my fair share of sugary fried things, washed down with some icy brews. Down 22.2 overall. I have not been trying very hard in regards to dieting or cutting back my drinking this summer. School starts next Wednesday and I feel like that will get me back in the mode. Right now, our weeks are full of fun activities and going out too much so I'm happy to just maintain.

Lifetime Steps: 3,569,115
95,671 since last week so 13,667 per day average. This is more like it. Yesterday at the fair I chalked up a big ol' 16,787 steps. I exceeded my 10k step daily goal every day since last Wednesday and that is what I'm talking about.

Measurements: (again, unsure about this but glad to see down overall)
Bust 41 (November was 44 so down 3")
Waist 36 (November was 39 so down 3")
Hips 43 (November was 45 so down 2")
Thigh 25 (November was 27 so down 2")
Arm 14 (November was 14 so maintain)

Frame of Mind
I'm excited about some before and after action.  We went to the fair and just looking at the comparison between last year's picture and this year, I can see such a difference in our faces. I compared a picture from September when I got the Fitbit and I just can't believe how my body has changed. I have forty to fifty pounds to lose if I want to be in a "normal" weight range so I need to keep remembering how easy it is to gain this weight back and how hard it is to lose it.
Otherwise, things are good. It's been a very fun summer. I can't complain. I just hope that we don't have a nuclear holocaust on our hands like the news makes it sound like. That would be a huge bummer.


Weekend Pics

 Saturday morning stretch sesh.
 Nice little yard sale find. She screamed a scream I'd not heard before.
 The neighbor dog was watching us make s'mores.
So the kids and I took selfies 
 We're pretty.
 Sunday morning re-commitment to walking.
 Baking with sister.
 Casey chilling in his new chair from Miss Deanna
Christa chilling, too.

On Saturday morning, Husband and I helped a friend move for like 4 hours. We did all the heavy lifting and it really took a toll on me. I chilled super hard for the rest of the weekend, finally. I committed to leisure and it was worth it 100%. Today I was trying to commit to fitness and losing weight and being good but I'm on my period and eating cookies for breakfast instead. Hope I can turn it around.


Haiku Friday

The weekend is here
I can't believe it's August
One week left of camp
It has been so warm
I don't like humidity
Sticky and sweaty
Not too much planned out
Helping a friend move, swimming
Drinking lots of beer


Book Review

For my birthday, Christine bought me Bert Kreischer's "Life of the Party" because she came with me to see him perform in January and clearly was listening as I repeatedly expressed my love for him during the show. I am ashamed that it has been almost two months since I finished my last book but I'm glad I have been slowly reading these stories all this time. I've been laughing a lot at his stories that meander between being the inspiration for Van Wilder thanks to an article in Rolling Stone to his stand-up years and becoming a married man and a father. What I didn't expect, however, was to have finished the book with actual tears in my eyes, blowing my nose into a Kleenex. I guess that's why I love the guy.
Some of his stories I'd heard before on podcasts and during his performance. Others were stories about the celebrities he's crossed paths with over the years. All of them, though, were were well written and engaging. I am anxious to loan this out to everyone after my husband uses it for potty reading. You've been warned.