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ahhh, the day is almost done. i'm just waiting on the kids to finish up a few things before sending them off to bed. breakfast was sausage, zucchini, and onions. lunch was more sausage, jicama, and red bell peppers. dinner was homemade beef and broccoli. i cheated and ate a few bites of rice. i also had some decaf coffee, just the way i like it, and a few chocolate chips.
98 g carbs
116 g fat
131 g protein
i'll probably end the day with a little dark chocolate ganache and maybe some hot tea after the kids are in bed.
i overshot calories today:
Totals: 2335 cal 77g carb 204g fat 64g protein
i spent most of the day preparing for class, which begins next week. my muscles were so tired from previous days' workouts that i felt like i was walking on jupiter or something. i'm going to count "dragging a 21lb flailing toddler all over campus" as my 30 min. of MFSP. i was so spent that, by the time we returned home, i passed out while putting my babe down for a nap. then i awoke at 3, saw that my kiddo was home from school, and then passed out again for another hour.
Last edited by Saoirse; 01-06-2012, 10:16 AM.
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i haven't been sleeping well, basically having anxiety attacks over child care. i can't afford anything decent and am definitely not putting my children with the "others." a friend is offering to work with me on some stuff, but i don't know how i could compensate her, so i'm thinking about deferring enrollment until the fall. my middle one would be in school, and my little one would be 2 and maybe more able to tolerate my absence. my husband might also be home by then, and if he's working from home it's possible i wouldn't need childcare at all.
primally, i'm doing okay. yesterday was filled with running errands, so i had little time to eat (maybe 400 calories before 5 pm). i made up for it in the evening, though, with some steak, chocolate, and berries&cream. i don't remember what sort of exercise i was supposed to do, so i messed up there.
tally for yesterday:
131 g fat
maybe today i can do some make-up exercise, and i also need to dose myself with magnesium a few times per day so i can fall asleep at night. my dad gave me a one-hour massage gift certificate for my birthday and i'm redeeming it today, so i also need to drink a lot of water!
Sun: sprint 10 min (jump rope, quick run, mountain climbers, race with kids in the backyard) MFSP 30 min (dedicated to yoga)
Mon LHT 30 min (BW: squats, pushups, weighted bridges, leg lifts)
Tue: MFSP 30 min
Wed: LHT 30 min (BW)
Thur: MFSP 30 min (dedicated to yoga)
Fri: LHT 30 min (BW)
Sat: MFSP 30 min
so i missed the BW exercises on monday and wednesday, and instead did them on tuesday. i'm a little behind, i'll just have to resume where i should be.
didn't do my planned LHT today. pre-bedtime anxiety has left me dog-tired. middle child went to bed 2 hours early and before eating dinner, complaining of a tummy ache. i hope she's not going to be sick tomorrow. i measured my waist, down 1.5"! i'm sure it's the exercise, so i really must work harder to keep that up.
macros for today:
73 g carbs
160 g fat
120 g protein
i remembered my magnesium tonight, hopefully it does the trick.
haha, yeah other kids. my children are just too holy. j/k
no, i meant the other providers which didn't seem decent. one had two dogs (boxer and shih tzu), and she "usually" keeps the dogs outside because the shih tzu "gets too excited for the kids", and another care provider was talking about putting my 19 month old in time out if he "disrespects" her rules. the second is already caring for 9 kids, mostly by herself, except that her husband stops in throughout the day. my kids are generally helpful and cooperative, but i don't think they'd handle authoritarianism too well. maybe i'm just really picky, but i don't feel comfortable with those scenarios. all of the other providers which seemed ok were the same price as the center close to my classes.
i think i found a solution, but i deleted it because i'm paranoid and it was way too much info for a public forum (you never know who's lurking!).
although sleep deprivation no doubt had a role in this, the schedule i laid out wasn't really working for me, so i'm going to modify it. i think i'm better served by sprinting twice a week for 5 min rather than pushing myself to 10 min once a week. also, i shouldn't expect myself to LHT for 30 minutes at a time, that's obviously too long for me. so here's the new modified schedule:
Sun: sprint 5 min (jump rope, quick run, mountain climbers, race with kids in the backyard) MFSP 30 min (dedicated to yoga)
Mon LHT (BW: squats, pushups, weighted bridges, leg lifts)
Tue: MFSP 30 min
Wed: LHT (BW)
Thur: sprint 5 min, MFSP 30 min (dedicated to yoga)
Fri: LHT (BW)
Sat: MFSP 30 min
for the LHT portion, here's what i intend to do, to failure:
weighted bridges (28#)
weighted squats (28#)
those somethings, which i don't remember what they're called
nose-to-the ground girly pushups
while sprinting, i'm focusing on mountain climbers and squats, adding in jumping jacks and jogging in place as a sort of "rest" while keeping my heart rate up.
i sprinted today for 5 minutes, will yoga tonight after the kids are in bed. i'm eating appropriately and within bounds, but i'm getting really tired of logging my food intake, so i won't for now.
i'm making a few assumptions here, but i think i've got the childcare thing worked out. i need to chillax, the little guy will be in care for 9 hours a week, split into three days. the center seemed like a decent place for kids, i think he can handle it. i'm not worried about #2, i know she'll be happy where she's going. i have no clue how i'm going to fare in chemistry, but i know i'm going to like the other class, so assuming my (specific, unmentioned) assumptions were correct, everything is going to be okay. worst case scenario, i'll have to defer enrollment until summer or fall. it's not that big of a deal.
it really can. i think i have most of it squared away. one of my assumptions was incorrect, so i had to improvise, and then my adviser missed that i didn't have the prerequisites for one of the classes, so i have to pick another one (at a different time, which affects childcare), but i think it's going to work out. i'm not too happy about the kids eating the center's food, but i'm going to have to suck it up.
It sucks when you work so hard and then you find out that things have changed or that the kids are eating junk, but in the end, hopefully it will all be worth it. Feed the kids well at home and just do the best you can with what you can. There will be challenges and comprimises for all, but there is also a lesson in it for all of you. I just hope you can make it all work because this really is a huge thing you are attempting. Don't give up and you will succeed!
it could be worse. they have an onsite cook who makes the meals from scratch, and the kids will only be there for 3 meals per week. i talked with the center's director about my son's ECC, and she was at least okay with me providing a special sweet treat (xylitol candies) instead of the skittles they give kids. i'm going to just sigh and overlook the rest.
i missed my LHT yesterday, the day was simply too busy. the first opportunity i had for it was around 10:30 last night, so i did it today. i decided it's better NOT to go to failure if it means i dread and inevitably avoid LHT day, and also that i needed to incorporate stretches into my routine.
a bit of stretching (mostly legs and lower back)
2 minutes of dolphin pose, followed by child's pose
10 one-legged bridges on each side (this was somewhat weighted, as i had a toddler crawling all over me)
10 of those things that i still don't know what to call them
2 sets of 10 weighted squats (28#)
8 girly pushups
can i just whine for a second? it's so frustrating to try to work out around toddlers. grumble grumble grumble