When you have an infant, it’s really easy to fall into a routine that doesn’t involve leaving the house.  When you have an infant literally tethered to the wall by an oxygen tube. . .it’s even easier to stay inside.

That’s what I’ve been doing lately.  It’s 7:15 pm, and (yet again) I’ve been outside the house for a grand total of 1.5 minutes.  I went to check the mail, and I brought a DME (durable medical equipment) company delivery inside.  Whoopee!

It is absolutely gorgeous outside.  Hot, since it’s summertime in TX, but still beautiful!  Hubs has been spending most of every evening outside, doing one thing or another.  And yet, here I sit.  In front of the computer screen.  With a stiff back and a hurting tailbone (bad computer chair).

No longer!  I will go outside this evening.  I’ll hook Sweet Pea up to her portable tank, and take her out back.  I’ll borrow Hubs’s phone and snap a few pictures, even.

Then maybe, just maybe, tomorrow won’t look to bleak.  I’ll be more productive, more motivated.

With any luck, my hair will be lighter by the end of the summer, too.  🙂


Day “30”

Day 30 of my p90x experience is fast approaching!  My measurements are finished and updated, but I haven’t taken a second set of photos yet.  I’m debating whether I will or not, actually.

See. . . I’ve been a bit of a slacker on the exercise front.  I think it’s a mental block or something.  Oddly enough, losing weight has made me un-motivated to work out!  However, I stalled out last week at a .5 lb loss, so I’m kicking my mental lazy bum into gear tonight.

It’s pretty amazing how much less. . . bloated I feel at 12.8 lbs. lighter.  I know it’s only a fraction of what needs to be lost, but WOW!  It’s wonderful!

On an un-related note, my sweet hubby is currently out of work.  surprisingly, I haven’t succumbed to stress-eating nearly as much as I expected.  Maybe I’m learning to trust God more?  Not sure on that one, just yet.

Exercise Log – 01.08.10

Well, I’m still figuring out this record-keeping thing, apparently.  The daily food log is the most difficult.  I think I’ll switch to uploading a weekly food log, like I’m planning to do with the exercise log.  Last week was a bit of an odd week w.r.t. exercise, so the chart isn’t all that impressive.  The first half of this week is the same, but I’m determined that the second half will be exhasting, exhilerating, and full!

Exercise – Day 1!

I did it!  I finally started working out again!

This morning was my first visit back at the same gym I had a membership with around 2 years ago.  Everything was the same, which is lovely – it means that I can step right back into a routine that works for me.  All I have to do is plan workouts ahead of time, and get up early enough!

Oh, and I also finally posted “before” pictures of myself, which I was supposed to do quite a while ago.  Still – they’re there now!



Well, I didn’t get up and go to the gym as planned this morning.  I did, however, pick up a lock last night!  We were up pretty late, though, and the Hubby asked that I put off working out for one day.  He knows how much it impacts me when I don’t get enough sleep!  I’m not blaming him that I didn’t start, though – I didn’t get up anywhere close to early enough.


Gym Membership

Well, I finally did it.  I joined a gym (fulfilling part of my Resolution!).  I’d neglected it for the past year or so because I was hoping to find something the Hubby and I could do together.  Alas, our exercise schedules and preferences are practically exact opposites.  He is, however, 100% supportive of me joining a gym, so long as I don’t visit it at odd/dangerous hours.  He’s promised to help me wake up early 3 mornings a week, too.  I’m exceptionally greatful for that, since getting up early is one of my biggest challenges, and not something I’ve ever been able to do without help consistently.

Tonight I’ll pick up a combination lock, and tomorrow morning I’ll be at the gym at 6:30 AM.  I’m both dreading and excitedly anticipating it.  The dread comes from the knowledge that tomorrow begins several months of exhaustion and nausea.  The excitement comes from the knowledge that after those months, and even during them, I will significantly improve my life, my husbands life, and hopefully my connection with Christ.

“Further Up and Further In!”

~ C.S. Lewis

Daily Log – 11.02.09

Jelly Bean, Jelly Bean – wherefore art thou Jelly Bean….

  • Breakfast – 5 slices bacon (230), 1 Yoplait strawberry kiwi yogurt (100)
  • Snack – 4 oz. coffee w/ creamer/sweetener (11), 1 C jelly beans (413), 6 oz. water
  • Lunch – pot roast (180) w/ gravy (60), potatoes (68), carrots (14) & onions (15), 16 oz. water
  • Snack – 8 oz. water, pear halves (60)
  • Supper – pot roast (180) w/ gravy (60), potatoes (68), carrots (14) & onions (15)
  • Other – 1 Vit. C chewable

Daily Calorie Intake: 1488

Daily Water Intake: 30 oz.

Daily Exercise:  TBD

The meal itself isn’t all that bad, calorie count-wise!  It’s also a pretty good source of nutrion, I think.  I’ll know better after Friday, though!  🙂  Here’s the recipe, in case anyone wants it:

  • 2-3 lb. beef roast
  • 2-3 carrots (large, not baby)
  • 3 medium potatoes (preferably red)
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Wash carrots & potatoes.  Slice potatoes approx. 1/4″ thick & line bottom of Crock Pot with them.
  2. Slice carrots & onions (cut slices in half, so you don’t end up w/ “rings”); place on top of potatoes.
  3. Place (thawed) roast on top of veggies & add bay leaf to pot.  Cover.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
  5. Remove roast; pull apart/slice.  Serve potatoes/veggies separately.
  6. If desired, use drippings for gravy.  I used a McCormick’s packet instead, b/c I have very little luck with homemade gravy.  I’ll use the drippings for a soup stock, I think.  🙂