Friday, April 15, 2011


Ah, it's Friday, and I have the Spring itchies like no other!  I feel like I need to take a day off work and clean my house from top to bottom.  I have been so thrilled that I have been able to open my windows in the evening and let the breeze freshen up my house.  What a wonderful feeling!

I'm kind of bummed because tomorrow is my 6 mile day and it is supposed to rain.  Honestly, I'll be really irritated if I can't go.  I suppose I could just suck it up and exercise in the rain, but that doesn't really sound like my idea of a good time...

Other than that, things have been going along relatively smoothly.  Work is steady and the kiddo is doing wonderful after his surgery.  He has been such a trooper.  He had his follow-up appointment with the ENT yesterday and the ENT told me that everything looked clear.  And pretty much, that's all he said.  (It's pretty obvious that those folks don't attend any kind of bedside manner classes in med school.)

I decided to weigh myself yesterday and I am down another 1.2 pounds.  And while that sounds great, it really isn't that good to me because that is only a .6 pound loss per week.  I've really had some struggles over the past few weeks with all  of the Easter candy laying around and just a general need to snack due to stress.  You see, it never stops.  I don't think I will ever have a point in my life where the temptation goes away.  I suppose it is an addiction like any other addiction.  I understand, to a very small degree, why people continuously "fall off the wagon" when it comes to drugs and alcohol.  And for that matter, I have suffered a different addiction in my own personal life that I also continue to struggle with everyday.  Vices and habits are VERY hard to break!

So, I think it's time for me to really kick it up a notch.  I still have yet to sit down and really think about what my goals are.  Both in the short-term and the long-term.  I think it's a good time to start dealing with this since I feel pretty comfortable in my workout and weight-loss routine.  I just don't want to be unrealistic with my new journey.

I do want to share one of the new little products that I found that really helps me with my water consumption.  Why someone didn't think of this before, I'll never know.  MiO liquid water enhancer has been one of the greatest little creations I have seen lately.  This stuff is mega concentrated so it really one takes a squirt or two to make your beverage a delightful fruity concoction!  I love it! 

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


  1. I had this LONG response all written out and blogger deleted it! Basically, I was just telling you not to beat yourself up for a small loss. It's still a LOSS which is what you want. It doesn't matter if it's 1.2 pounds or 12 pounds. Focus on making good decisions and you'll be fine. It's hard, especially with everything you're going through right now, but you're doing a fantastic job! Keep up the good work and try to stay positive. I KNOW you can do it!

  2. Terri,
    I feel like I could have written this post - I too would love to stay home and clean! I want everything to be fresh! We have had our windows open too and our attic fan blowing, it is so nice to feel the fresh air coming in .. but with kids it feels like the house is never clean or ever where I want it to be - such is life i guess =) ... I also feel like I kind of need to step things up a notch, I am also running, not as much as you! =) but I am starting to feel comfortable with it but I have been a little too "lazy" with watching my eating, little bites here and there or just not journaling - so my weight loss has slowed - its time to get things in gear and get focused! I saw that Milo flavoring stuff and was curious if it was any good - so thank you for the review! I am going to try some. I have a very hard time drinking my water because I just don't like it - so yay for finding something new to help with taht! =) Have a great weekend!!

  3. Awesome!! Keep up the great work!


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