Thanks for getting this started Kumochi, I need it BAD! Yesterday was NUTS, had to take middle DD to the eye doctor. It's a long story, but the eye doc has moved to a new office and is now 50 miles away rather than 2, but it's a once/year visit and she's the only eye doctor that DD has ever seen. DD has a rather thick prescription for her little nose and a lot of needs (glasses, contacts, sun glasses, swim goggles etc), so we decided to make the drive. Low and behold we get there only to discover they have a brand new computer system which they can't seem to work, so it took forever, and the only things we managed to accomplish were the exam and the goggles (neither of which required the computer system). So now we're looking at a return trip. Fabulous.
On top of all that the oldest started tennis camp yesterday. I'm on the fence with this whole tennis thing. I've tried it, but I'm naturally a really lousy player. Sure it's great exercise, but DD is a bit like a sea turtle, lightening fast and powerful in the water, um rather less so on land. I don't know, I hate to talk her out of it just because of my own short comings, but on the flip side it's also hard to watch your child struggle, meanwhile being completely unable to help them. I just have to think about Mrs. E. and prevail. Mrs. E. is the mom of a friend of mine. His dream was to play college football, but he was basically too small to be competitive at that level. So he tried out for kicker and squeaked onto the team as a red shirt freshman. But his goal was to suit up and PLAY, so his mom became is coach, she knew nothing about kicking, but she could hold the ball for him and did so every day until he'd kicked 100 FDs - for 2 years straight. And then she taught his team mate how to hold the ball just the way he liked it because he made first string kicker. Channel Mrs. E, channel Mrs. E. ohm ohm ohm.
Health and Fitness goals:
1. Average calories 1,500/day.
2. Drink 96 oz of water.
3. Cardio 3 hours.
4. Weights and calisthenics 3 hours.
5. Abstain from grain 2 days.
6. Weekly calorie deficit 3,500.
7. Average 30% calories from protein.
8. Finish planting garden.
9. Weed flower beds 2 hours.
10. Help kids get 1 4-H project done (each).
11. 1 load of laundry daily.
12. Clean house MIL is coming
Tuesday: bathrooms and dining room
Wednesday: Living room and 1 bedroom
Thursday: 1 bedroom, stairs and hallway
Friday: Master bedroom and den
Saturday: basement and porch
Mike sorry to hear that your PITA has struck again. Does your gym have a pool? Maybe you need to find a lesser workout, or maybe you need to break up your workout intensity and not do all of those things on the same day. Have you had a chance to try the inversion table?
Cassie, funny that your DH is messier than the DS. Our youngest 2 are really messy, the oldest less so, I'm hoping that it's because she is older and they will grow into some neater habits. Fingers crossed every day over that one. Way to go on getting caught up on everything, it's hard to even imagine that around here. Can I come with when you go visit mhibdon?
Terri, way to go. Very jealous here. I might kill for a 2.4 pound loss.
quinn, very jealous over your lack of cravings and your productivity. I haven't been a slug, but I have so much going on it's hard to feel productive at all. And I can't even imagine having no cravings, I would be curious to hear if you can nail down any specific foods that help. I'm a stress eater too and I thought school ending would help, but not so far.
mhibdon, how can you say "out of my league"? Pooh, as if! He can only dream of getting that lucky, fat old guy that he is. I've been wishing that I could be a party girl and still lose weight longer than you've been on the planet. Jealous, but proud of you all the same.
Main, good luck on your "to-do" list. The last one I made was downright intimidating. OY!!!
wowgirl, fitday is just a tool to help you lose weight. You can do everything necessary to lose without it, all you have to do is stay a little bit more focused. You can do it.