Hey Jenn, it seems like everything is looking up for you. Good for you and your hubby for making the effort to work things out. I'm impressed. Sometimes people give up way too easily.
And it looks like you're getting a good handle on your eating too. :)
Jenn............ we're right neck and neck on the scale! :) Come on......... we'll hold hands and see those numbers drop together! How fun and exciting to see progress again!
Those measurements are pretty darned impressive - I never measured - just go by the scales and how my clothes are fitting. My size 14 levi 529's are fitting quite nicely and I even have to hike them up once in a while. :) love that!
Have a fun long weekend!
Tomi, my size 13 Arizona's are the same way. Sometimes it's hard for me to see the changes in the mirror when I see myself every day, so pictures, measurements, etc, are my way to show progress.
Our new bed arrived today. It's massive! It's the same size as the old one, but sits taller.
Productive day today already. I've vacuumed both the bedroom and the living room, picked up the living room, swept the kitchen floor, and ordered Halloween costumes for the kids. I should work on my paper, but I think I might tackle some laundry instead. Nah... I'll work on my paper... lol I don't want the stress of trying to cram two papers in next week.
You're still young so you can still fit into those junior sizes! :) lucky you! :) when I try to wear juniors they cover maybe 1/2 my bum! :) I'm not quite into the plumber look ;) so its even sizes for me. Maybe when I got all the weight off I will be able to slide into a pair of juniors......... who knows? :)
Sounds like a very productive day - and you're mood is chipper! :)
I didn't realize a size 13 was a junior... I didn't get as far on my paper as I had hoped, but there's still Monday.
Today wasn't 100% primal. Brad wanted to go out for lunch. I had a cheeseburger made with likely crappy cheese and some fries. Ok, a lot of fries. I tried to find good foods on the menu, but there literally were none. I should have just not eaten.
New bed stinks like paint. I forgot that they have that nasty smell to them. I hope it doesn't hang around long.
Trying to figure out what to do about my kids for tomorrow night. We're racing and it's unusually cold this weekend. High of 52 both today and yesterday. Currently, it's 42 degrees. Tonight they're staying with my step mom, but tomorrow I don't have anyone. Because it got cold so quickly, I don't have winter coats for them. I have snow pants for Brady simply b/c I found a pair at the consignment shop. Need to go to Walmart tomorrow and see if I can find winter coats for both kids and snow pants for Makenna or I won't be able to go racing tomorrow night. It'll be just too cold for them. I will talk to my stepmom to see if she would be able to keep Makenna tomorrow night. I can probably keep Brady warm enough, but I worry about Makenna. The biggest coat I could find for Makenna at the consignment shop was a 3t. It fits now, but I want it to last all winter, so I was hoping for a 4T.
aaaanyhow... I think I'll do some online shopping to see what's available from Walmart. Makenna and I might make a trip to Muscatine tomorrow.
Try sprinkling some baking soda on the mattress, leave it for a few hours, vacuum it off. I've read this is good for stinky carpets too.
Hey, Jenn. How was your weekend?
My weekend... ugh... event-wise it was fine. Food-wise it was baaad. Very very bad. Luckily, I've only gained a single pound as a result, but probably b/c I spent a lot of time in the bathroom Sunday. I didn't weigh first thing. I spent the day lounging around, sleeping and being worthless the whole day. Monday I got right back on track with a 16 hour or so fast. Lunch was two burgers and a small baked potato.
Dinner last night was FABULOUS!! You have GOT to try it. Here's a link: [url=http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.blogspot.com/2012/10/creamy-chicken-scampi.html]Peace, Love, and Low Carb: Creamy Chicken Scampi[/url] I left out the sliced pepper and served it over basmati rice. It was absolutely delicious! We WILL be having it again. Probably next week even. :) It was so good even BRADY liked it! And that kid is hard to please... but if you put a sauce or a gravy on it, he'll do pretty well to eat it. I should have made more but was glad I didn't. That dish could get me in trouble b/c I'd eat and eat and eat until I burst.
Tonight is my last Strategic Communications class. Thank heavens. I'm so ready to be done with that class. I wrote the weekly reading review paper yesterday on my day off. Today I need to start working on my research paper. We have a 7-10 page paper due yet as a final assignment, but it's not due til Thursday at 11:59 pm. I still need to re-read the assignment and see if I understand what he's asking for. I hate this class. I'm so glad it's about over.
I suppose. I better hop to it. That stupid paper isn't going to write itself...
Apparently I'm fasting again this morning. It's 10:15 and I still haven't eaten breakfast or felt very hungry. Last night we ate at 7:30, so if I go til noon again, it'll be another 16 hour fast. Sweet!
Still reading Primal Body Primal Mind and I so wish I could shove this book into everyone's face and say READ IT! There is so much "that makes so much sense" information in it. I'm on the chapter about ADHD now. The content about saturated fat and how our brain is roughly 70% saturated fat is what I want to share the most b/c people are so scared of saturated fat but it is SOOOO vital to our existence and how low saturated fat is linked to Alzheimer's and dimentia. Interesting stuff.
Anyhow... back to my paper. :)
When I read Fiber Menace and posted some excerpts on FB about it, a friend of mine with ADHD was trying to argue about how fiber has helped him & stuff after years of digestive issues. I was like...yeah... because you've made yourself DEPENDENT on it. Poop is bacteria, fiber just bulks! He would really benefit from Primal, been plagued with bad leg cramps his whole life, but I'm sure he doesn't give a crap haha. It's hard to sit back and watch people suffer, but they have to make their own choices :(