Okay, so I may be a food addict. I started thinking tonight, that I usually have my weekly suppers in my head at the beginning of the week. I look up recipes, and read cookbooks just for fun. I love having people over and cooking for them and I often feel like I have let the entire family down if someone does not like what I make, or heaven forbid I run out of time and make something quick and easy. I can honestly say without a doubt in my mind I have never put kraft dinner on the table for Tim in our 18 years of marriage, and I don't think bologna is a meal. LOL....no freaking wonder I had gained weight the last few years!
But tonight ladies and gentlemen, I am once again happy to report that for the 13th week in a row, I have lost some weight. Over the course of the last week I lost 2.8 pounds! And if you have been following this blog, you know what that means.....I am back in the 180's! Officially the terrible number is still high, at 188.4, but I am just passing through the 180's, I don't intend to stay.
This last week, I tried to eat less bread, or substitute things like my crackers and cheese with fruits and gluten free products. I still have not found time to start doing a regular routine of exercise, but on the warmer days(lol, not many lately!) I have been taking the younger two kids for walks. But I am really starting to feel I need to find a class to take, or maybe even just go swimming a few times a week(although I am a terrible swimmer, I love the water). Send me some suggestions of fun things to do, and don't say rock climbing because I cannot haul this large butt up the side of any wall, never mind that I am terrified of heights and would be dangling on a rope at MacDonald Island while someone called Tim to talk me down. I am so beyond willing to try a yoga class, but that would entail shopping for an outfit, and then getting everyone to sign some kind of waiver that took the class that they would never repeat what they say me trying, and not able to do during said class. Cheryl Arsenault, who hails from Mabou and now lives in Calgary has been a wonderful supporter of my blog, and tonight she made a comment about trying a class as well...maybe I will try one to match the one she takes....oh, yeah, that is a wicked idea, send me your idea...but you have to do it once as well, and I will match it! Oh, I love it! Again, no rock climbing, lol...or running 10km either, something that will not put me into a coma or heart failure...something doable! Bring it on!
And I have another quick confession, I am still not making time with any friends for even a coffee. I am a pretty organized person as far as my kids are concerned, but I lack motivation or the skill at taking time for myself. This has been an ongoing issue for me since, oh, Mitchell was born. Did I mention Mitchell is almost 16? I found myself telling a mom tonight at Tops that she should take time for herself, she deserved it. And on the drive home I was thinking, how can I give that advice, and then not think that I deserve the same? Told you it was an ONGOING issue, lol...but I am taking some baby steps, and am challenging myself to blog some more about it this week, through some rants and one book that I plan to tell you about to see if anyone is interested in doing the things in this book with me, and I will once again, post everything of my experience here. I think it will be fun, but for now, I better hit the sack as my new addition is challenging me with sleep deprivation the last few nights.
And if you read all the way to here, I thank you, and ask that you click on the "Mommy Blog" symbol to the top right...you guys made me number one for a full week in my category, and I moved to #55 overall on a list of 4500 bloggers! And I can't believe the emails that I am getting from all over the world from people who are a) trying to lose weight or b) are going through a bone marrow transplant. We can connect with so many, and it is always so astounding to find out that someone else feels the same way about things that they are going through, even when you think that you are all alone in your own little world....and it can be so comforting.
Thanks again, and here is a picture of me and Tim from when we got to meet Rick Mercer on the weekend...and yep, I will tell you all about that in the next day or two! And yes, I know I look like I am in pain...I really am starting a countdown when I see my doctor tomorrow for when these GD braces come off!