In more ways than one if you want to know the truth. And strangely... while we are multiply OFF, we are ALSO now ON! HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN!?
The kids started school Tuesday. This means my mornings are significantly less leisurely than they were in the summer. I have to keep track of TIME (they both need waking) and I have to make my son lunch. There was also paperwork galore to fill out, checks to write, STUFF to do... ye know?
Off to the Pool
My daughter started swim practice August 16, yeah, fine, whatever... but with school starting, HILL Week has started... (the coach is Hill... you can identify the play on words involved unless you live in a box)--their swim caps say 'Swim like Hill'... And I'm all for provocative near swearing. It is just the way I roll... But ANYWAY... Hill Week, is actually 2 weeks (must be those ups and downs) and every other day they have 'doubles' practices, so they have to be in the pool at 5am. Och! And guess who the parent is who gets her there? Three guesses... come on...
Okay, fine. It's me. And it REALLY isn't so bad. NORMALLY, Tuesday and Thursday I get up at 4:50 for a power walk... this week I did my power walk Tuesday, but then learned the schedule and so did the other ONE on both Wednesday and Friday... (yes, that was an extra workout... it will hardly kill me—in fact it actually plays into on of my Ons)
Ha! Kidding. I just like saying that. *cough*
Between the two, I'm fairly exhausted. But all is not lost...
ON with Some Productivity
I only have 15 pages left on first draft edits (though those edits are only entered through chapter 14—the rest are for this weekend) and I have an extensive list of what it is I want to work in. Plus... I HAVE A PLAN!!! (You know how I love a plan) I am still short on words, but won't be by much once my list has been added. Plus I need to do my gardening in Virginia research... Adding some more specific activities and plants will help.
The Day Job
Relatively productive this week! Tuesday was my only super star day, but I managed to get a fair amount done. So that's good... we have a grant due at the end of the month, but really would like to be FINISHED this next week. Grants have to circulate for a lot of signatures, and it's nice if, at that point, there is nothing left but double checking all the details are in place (and the details aren't my job)
The Eating Plan
Pretty well... I'd give me a B. Tuesday and Wednesday I was perfect and Thursday was good except for the extra glass of wine. Yesterday was a little more off, but I never really do Friday evening... however, skipping Friday evening when I only started on Tuesday... hurts a little more than when it is my weeks only splurge. PLUS, with my daughter's swim schedule and the extra workout day...
So here are the stats... My LOWEST point, I had lost 41 pounds... over the summer I gained back a couple, so that by last Saturday's weigh-in, I was only down 32.5 (on Tuesday I was even higher, but I never count those mid-week things)... This morning, I've lost two of those regained pounds... down 34.5 from January 2nd, but still 6.5 pounds above my low... BUT, this will be my first full week at it, so I have hope I am back on track...
So even though the plan is ON, hopefully the pounds are going to come OFF...
Have a great weekend!