Saturday, September 11, 2010

And We're OFF!

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!?



Off to School

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)


OFF with their Heads!

Ha! Kidding. I just like saying that. *cough*

Between the two, I'm fairly exhausted. But all is not lost...


ON with Some Productivity


Writing

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!

11 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

oh tartlette - what a busy life you lead! Hmmm...how old is your son? My kids made their own lunch from a very early age because my own memories of lunch in the cafeteria were a bunch of kids complaining about their mothers' lovingly made offerings (including me) so I always thought - I'll supply all the ingredients - you put it together. But I'm mean like that...
I would love to know your revising plan because like you I'm a plan junkie so SPILL. And I can't believe you're down in word count. bwhahaha!
lots of love,
jan on a saturday....

Cold As Heaven said...

Having a plan is nice. Making plans is boring. I've only been gaining pounds for several years now. Maybe I need a plan. Have a nice weekend you too >:)

Cold As Heaven

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

OFF..ON... You're a human light switch!
And don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Carolyn Abiad said...

We went back on August 25th and my life has been in a tailspin ever since. Wake up early, PTA committee stuff, school forms, physicals for shots we needed to have by x day...and of course lunch making and finding laundry hoards in closets. Writing? I've gotten a little bit of that done, but my plans have been officially derailed. So now I need a plan rewrite too...

Hart Johnson said...

Jan- My son is actually very sweet about the lunch--he's 11. He also feigns helplessness with some regularity. My thankless daughter who grumbles, I am less likely to help out, but the son who begs and then thanks me... I can live with it. And I may SHARE my plan... tomorrow...

CaH-see, I'm different... HAVING a plan is boring (because then I just ignore it) MAKING plans is FUN! I LOVE making plans! (it is the follow through I have trouble with)

Alex-*snort* Why yes. Yes I am. Human light switch... BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Carolyn-yeah, we don't do PTO anymore because the other people were all annoying *shifty* Actually... my excuse is the day job... I encouraged hubby to do it, but HE found them all annoying. THANKFULLY, we did the physicals this summer. It was just a matter of finding the forms. *glares at laundry pile* That is next... after the son is chaufered to his friend's house.

Old Kitty said...

Awww!! Yay for you!! So A+++++++ on the children, on your writing (yay) and yes your keep fit and diet!! I reckon these tiny pounds gained are the muscles you created with your extra power walking session!! Oh yes!!

take care
x

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Love to know more about the swimming, Hart. Have a soft spot for it after writing a book about a swimmer.

KarenG said...

Ah the excitement of the kids going OFF to school! Happy happy day. Your comment about writing in the bathtub on my blog was so funny I had to come over here and tell you I was ROFLOL.

Hart Johnson said...

Thank you, Jenny! Man, I WISH it was new muscle, but my routine on the fitness front hasn't changed substantially for years... It's not BAD, but I don't expect CHANGE from it.

LDW--you will surely hear more about my swimmer!

Karen--it is worth it! (writing in the bathtub I mean) though here I sit UP when the family is in bed...

Donna Hole said...

An on again, off again life. How interesting.

Loved the word play.

......dhole

Sugar said...

I need to get me one of those switches! I am always on! lol
What a busy life you have dear. I am just glad I am not the only one :)
Great job on the loss..30+ pounds is great!!