I weigh in daily b/c otherwise I find myself getting off track.
I really need to tighten up the diet though. I had a major sugar attack last night and ended up eating too much dark chocolate. My grocery store was out of strawberries and raspberries (something about a drought killing the crop??) so I couldn't have my usual berries and cream. *sad face* So, to ease the craving, I had some dark chocolate chips with coconut and whipped cream. It worked and satisfied the craving.
I could have easily been in bed by 9 last night, but I chose to do some online Facebook gaming, and then ran another load of dishes through the dishwasher (one of my stress relief goals). Then I laid in bed reading some material for class (I'm in grad school) until 10:30 or so.
DH came home from work and had to take DS to his own bed. He'd made the trek into our bed already and I didn't even notice. Then at midnight or so, I took him back again. Then DD started crying every like 20 minutes. Sent DH to take care of her since he's on 2nd shift and can sleep a touch later than me to make up for it. Besides, he's her dad... there's no reason he can't tend to her at night too. Before long, she was in our bed... then DS came back again, and started fighting with DD about how much room she was taking. It was ridiculous! So, crappy sleep last night, but surprisingly I feel ok this morning. There were 4 of us in the bed when I got up this morning - my 330 lb husband, me in my 212 lbs of glory, a 35 lb DD and a 65 lb DS. That's a lot of weight for that poor bed to hold up! lol
I think I'm going to have to pull on the big girl panties and admit that my foot is injured and I need to stop running. I ran sprints yesterday (1 min sprint at 7 mph, 1 min walk at 3.3-3.5 mph for 2 miles - about 23 minutes) and today my foot is hurting like a bitch. Wore jeans to work so I could wear my runners to keep my foot happy. Foot just would NOT be happy in dress shoes today, flat or not. Hopefully I can correct it without having to have a physical therapist intervene. It's odd to me that I'm not training for races anymore, and now my foot is acting up. Seems backwards, really.
I have to skip class tonight since I have no one to watch my kidlets for me. With DH on 2nd, MIL would normally watch them, but she's at the Mayo Clinic this week being evaluated for fibromyalgia. She's been diagnosed but none of the treatments the University of Iowa provided were accomplishing what she wanted. She actually turned to using marijuana to ease her pain and anxiety - which totally pisses me off and affected my respect for her - like took it to nearly a zero... I am 100% anti-illegal narcotics for ANY reason, and feel that she could have done more research to discover there are LEGAL methods to get the same substance as what can be found in marijuana. I found a prescription drug that is available in the US that is based on THC (the active ingredient in marijuana in case you're not up on drugs), and sent her the information, but as usual she didn't act on it. She never takes my suggestions seriously so I completely stopped making suggestions, giving ideas, etc. I told her to try eating clean and she said that there were mixed reviews on whether or not that actually worked for fibro pain, so she didn't even try it. Now she's gaining weight b/c she and FIL eat out at least 50% of the time. The rest of the time their food comes from a box - whether it be spaghetti, Fiber One bars, or cereal. She finally participated in a dialog with me when I mentioned the no wheat thing. She read somewhere that coconut oil is good for Alzheimer's patients and that's about the extent of our conversation. Her job stresses her to no end (she's a head cook at an elementary school with a boss who would drive anyone mad) and FIL has asked her to quit and find something else b/c when she's stressed, she hurts more. I guess they got into the fight of the century over it, but she won't quit. It drives me nuts that she knows stress causes her body to flare up but she won't do what is needed to prevent the stress. So, y'all aren't the only ones with MILs that drive you nuts. I'm hoping the Mayo Clinic tells her to clean up her diet, ditch grains, increase fat, etc, etc, etc and to quit her job to eliminate her chronic pain. I used to think we had a really good relationship, but now I find myself withdrawing (and likewise with her) since this Fibro thing came along.
OH! NSV!!! I discovered a tricep today! It makes me want to go to the gym and do an upper body workout, but I know that would be bad since I did one yesterday. I'm so excited about that dang muscle! I might take measurements today to see where I'm at b/c I have noticed changes in the mirror and would like to know how they translate in inches. In fact, I think I might go do that now... I'll report back.
I hope everyone is having a great day. I am so far.