0303 (Tuesday) Weight 151.5. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2745. Exercise Burn 1000/1053 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minTreadmillWalk). Calories in 1800. #2 didn't have school today ... that meant he could sleep in. For some reason I forgot to set my alarm, and so I slept in. Luckily #3 still woke up, and woke me up in time to get him to school. The weather wasn't too bad when I dropped him off, but just a short time later as I drove the elementary kids to school, it was almost white out conditions with snow. Luckily, it was my close Zumba today. Had a good workout there, then went home. Luckily #2 was pretty content to stay around home (he napped most of the day, typical teenager) as I really didn't want to go out in the storm. I shoveled the front walk and part of the driveway ... but a little later the sun came out and melted it all anyway. Love our southern exposure. It wasn't too bad when it was time to pickup the boys.
0305 (Thursday) Weight 151.7. Good Day. Total Burn 2908. Exercise Burn 1160/1214 (30minElliptical, Zumbax2) Calories in 2700. I was glad the little one reminded me it was an early out day, because I hadn't updated that on my calendar and I'm not sure I would have remembered! Zumba in the morning ... they announced that Claudia (the founder and a little fireball) had too much on her plate. She has only been making it every other week or so, finding substitutes for the days she couldn't make it (Marian does the morning but has to leave for work). There had been talk of cancelling the class, but Marian said she'd take it over with a little help (from me and a couple others in the class) and moving it back to the 9:00 time. Landon wrote in the afternoon. I hadn't done my letter on Sunday and had just got it out this morning. Grabbed the kids after school, the #3 was invited to a friend's house, so I took him there. I hit the evening Zumba class ... wore my Polar in addition to my two Fitbits, got great numbers!
0306 (Friday) Weight 152.2. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2690. Exercise Burn 927/994 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2300. #2 still had school today, but the others were off. Without having late start at the middle school, I could hit the closer Zumba at 9:00, so I did that, rather than drive across town to Heather's class. MZL had a good class today, I got my heart rate up. Feeling back after the cold and being down. I stopped at Sears on the way home ... grabbed another pair of joggers for #5, as he hasn't taken the ones we bought on Monday off (yes, he has even slept in them. This way at least we can change them out!) #3 had an invite to a friend's house again (I'm loving this for his sake, even if it does require more chauffeur duty on my part). #2 stayed after school for a driver's ed roads ... which finishes him up. Now just the test and paying the fees. Hubs was home early prepping for a scout overnighter ... of course neither of MY boys wanted to go. Usually with Hubs gone in the evening, I'll continue working out late. I had thought I might finally get in a weight workout ... but I was dragging so much, I just went to bed early and was OUT.
0307 (Saturday) Weight 152.8. Ok Day. Total Burn 2041. Exercise Burn 200/341 (20minElliptical). Calories in 2000. Relaxed morning. #2 needed to be at the library at 11:30 for his driving test. I dropped him off then ran to Smiths to grab a few things, and back to pick him up, as the test didn't take very long. Not feeling very motivated today! Only got in 20 minutes. #3 had a game at 7:00, but the A team was playing before at 6:00, so I dropped him off early to watch. Too bad they weren't playing on the same court, because the first game was tight and went into overtime (and they won with buzzer beaters) but we all had to leave as the B team's game was starting. We pulled out to an early lead and it looked like it would be an easy win, but then the other team started making three pointers and caught up and pulled ahead. We had a couple chances to take it back, but it didn't happen. Lost by one. #3 didn't handle it very well, even insulting one of his teammates (which he felt bad about after at least). I think he held onto his tears and tirade until out in the car with me. I sure wish the kid could learn to control his emotions better. In the end, it doesn't matter so much if you win or lose but bad behavior and poor sportsmanship sure gets etched in my memory! He wasn't in the mood to stay and watch the A team (which ended up winning their championship, which just made #3 feel even worse, as he used to be a part of that team). Not sure what the future holds for this kid and basketball ... :( Daddy built a fire and roasted smores with the little boys at home. He made me some popcorn to eat as we watched "House of Cards" ...
0308 (Sunday) Weight 153.5. BAD Day. Total Burn 1829. Exercise Burn 0 (No Exercise). Calories in 3500. Completely lazy day. Daylight Saving kicked in, so we lost an hour. No way we were making 9:00 (really 8:00 to the body) church. Hubs ended up going into work and I went ahead and made breakfast. I still went to the third hour, as I needed to play the piano in primary. I walked to and from ... it was a beautiful day! I was really dragging when I got back, so I laid down and took a little nap. Yummy! #2 was down because he had gotten word he hadn't made the competition basketball team. He had said there were a ton of really good kids, but he still had hopes he'd make it. A bit of a relief for me actually, as the cost would have been a little high. I made dinner (haystacks) then homemade oreos for dessert. Hubs still made popcorn to munch on as we watched "Gone Girl" which he'd grabbed from Redbox. Ummm, didn't really like the movie.
0310 (Tuesday) Weight 155.6. Ok Day. Total Burn 2855. Exercise Burn 1015/1139 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2300. Forgot to turn on my alarm, but again still woke up on time. Got the boys off to school and hit Zumba. I noticed cars on the South side, and when I drove to the North side I saw why ... workmen had the concrete torn up in front of our usual entrance. Everyone found the way in, we had quite a few people today. Home again ... and feeling unmotivated again. I took a nap. Got some elliptical in, more than the current usual. Ended up taking #2 in for a tux fitting (prom is coming up), driving #3 to a basketball practice, and then surprise, taking #2 to another round of basketball tryouts for the UBC team. He'd received an email on Sunday saying he didn't make it, but got one today saying "oops, we sent you the wrong email" ... not sure if it's final he's on the team yet, or if there is one more cut. I'd love for him to make it for his sake, but had actually been somewhat relieved when he hadn't ... so. Luckily he was able to get a ride home as it was fairly late. But I guess a couple of the kids have LONG commutes (apparently a couple of the kids live out of state!)
0311 (Wednesday) Weight 154.8. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2860. Exercise Burn 905/1149 (45minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2100. Actually remembered my alarm this morning :) Got the kids off to school, then hit Zumba. Not really feeling it this morning, couldn't get the heart rate up. Got in some elliptical at home. Actually picked up #2 after school today (grabbed him first, then had him drive to pick up #3, and again to pick up the elementary kids). Daddy came home from work a little early and they went out to the DMV to get his license. I went back to the elementary school for PT Conferences for the two little ones. Good reports for both, and we stopped at the book fair after and grabbed a few things (books were buy 1 get 1 free, which did make them a good deal). #2, with license in hand took him and #3 to get haircuts. In the evening, they and Hubs had mutual over at the church. Hubs was taking our Otis cookies, I grabbed a few and baked them up for us at home, as I knew however many he took, he wouldn't bring any back (and I was right!).
0312 (Thursday) Weight 153.9. Good Day. Total Burn 3038. Exercise Burn 1317/1332 (40minElliptical, Zumba x2). Calories in 2100. Zumba on Thursdays is back to 9:00, which means I don't really have time to go back home after dropping off the munchkins. So I made sure I had everything, and I just went straight. I got there about 10 minutes early, read a little in my book (I've been reading a lot lately, just not on the bike). Class was good. Just Marian today, with me, Steph, Silvia and Krista doing a number or two. We need to get someone to do the cool down though, so Marian can leave. As it was today class was a bit short. It was "Grandparent'sLunch" over at the elementary. My folks were meeting the kids there. I packed my parents a lunch and headed over too. #4 had lunch first, and then wanted to head out to play. #5 came in just as he was leaving, so I didn't get pictures of them together, but that's fine. I'm happy #4 wants to go play (as we've struggled with anxiety issues in the past). As we were leaving, I pointed out the book fair to my mom. I'd gone yesterday with the boys, and they had books buy 1 get 1 free, which ended up being pretty good prices. Mom picked up a few to give to grandkids. I didn't really have time to go home, as school was out shortly, so I just waited. In the evening, Hubs took all four boys to the Jazz game. I hit Zumba and got great stats.
0314 (Saturday) Weight 153.9. Bad Day. Total Burn 2212. Exercise Burn 400/506 (40minElliptical). Calories in 3000. #2 and I were sharing a car (since Hubs took the burb). I ended up taking him out to his girlfriend's house ... stopping to pick up some girl scout cookies on the way. WHY? I don't need the temptation! I considered hitting a Zumba class, or doing a workout at home ... but it didn't happen. I did get in some elliptical, catching up on Grey's Anatomy. Ran to the store to grab some groceries. Another bad eating day. I wonder if I would have done any worse out with Hubs and the boys.
0315 (Sunday) Weight 154.9. Bad Day. Total Burn 1813. Exercise Burn 0/101 (no exercise). Calories in 2700. Well, without the whole family here, I didn't make our big Sunday Circles ... but I still managed to eat plenty this weekend. Walked to church, but caught a ride home with #2, as it was windy. Could have put in some exercise, but figured I'd let it be a rest day. Hubs and the boys got home in the evening, they'd had a good time.
0316 (Monday) Weight 155.4. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2856. Exercise Burn 930/1141 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2900. Zumba was good this morning, got good stats. There was a good crowd there. I stopped at Kmart on the way home and grabbed a couple things with points. It was nice outside ... and I spent a little time in the sun reading. The usual pickups of kids after school. Hubs came home and suggested a little date, so we went out to Chilis ... which did push me over my calories. But it was nice to get out.
0317 (Tuesday) Weight 156.7. Good Day. Total Burn 3141. Exercise Burn 1280/1419 (40minElliptical, Zumbax2). Calories in 1900. Started the day with Zumba ... did a little more reading in the sun. Got in some elliptical. #3 has been wanting a wiffle ball bat, so when I picked him up from school today we quickly went to Target and found a bat and some balls. Also grabbed him a couple pairs of shorts (he's picky, I don't dare buy them without him saying okay) and a nightstand I'd had my eye on. We didn't have time to go home, we went straight to pick up the munchkins from school. There was a free MZL Zumba class tonight at the local library. I'd thought about checking it out, and the evening was pretty free. I told myself if I got all "my work" done I could go ... so I cleaned the kitchen and such, and went. The floor was more of a slick cement finish which was harder on the back, but I got good stats. #3 had basketball pictures, I'd arranged for #2 to drive him there. It was only supposed to be a 20min thing, but they ended up having a practice after and weren't home until 10:00 (#2 went and hung out at his girlfriend's while he waited).
0318 (Wednesday) Weight 154.4. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2831. Exercise Burn 1000/1122 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 8milesBike). Calories in 2600. It's been nice with #2 driving to school in the mornings, he takes #3 and it saves me a trip. I've been trying to use that 20 saved minutes to get in an early morning workout. I've been doing pretty good this week. Went to Zumba, and stopped at Sears and Walmart on the way home. Skipped the sun today (it was kindof cloudy) but took a little nap. Just feeling wiped. I'm super spoiled that I can nap. Kitty came and napped with me. Did get in a session on the bike, and my usual elliptical. I left to pick up #3 when he called and asked if he could go to a friend's house after school ... so I turned the car around and came back home. Hubs was home a little early, leaving for a derby. #2 came home and went with him (he needs the $$). #5 had scouts. #3 got a ride home from his friend's (which was nice because it was WAY out in the boondocks!) and left ice skating with the church group. I took #5 to his basketball practice. I will probably stay most weeks and walk around, but I came back home today as #4 was home alone. Hubs and #2 got back just as I went to pick #5 up. Hope he has a good basketball season. First game on Saturday. #3 hasn't been wearing his Fitbit ... I was wondering how the skating would have showed up...
0319 (Thursday) Weight 154.9. Good Day. Total Burn 3106. Exercise Burn 1350/1394 (40minElliptical, Zumbax2). Calories in 2400. Went straight to Zumba after dropping the kids off at school. Debbie, the instructor I met last Friday in Heather's class came, and Marian had here do some numbers. They were fun, and I got really good stats! I stopped at Kmart on the way home, grabbing a couple things ... ok, Reeses Eggs were one of the things. I ate some of them today too. I was going to catch a little sun, but it was a bit too chilly. TOM came today. Got in my elliptical, picked up the kids from school, made them a little dinner. #3 was invited to a basketball practice, and #2 was willing to take him (and stayed and played too). I went to Zumba. My Fitbit has been giving me trouble the past couple days though. It didn't record one of my elliptical workouts yesterday, and then in the evening I got a notice the battery needed charging, which was weird as I had charged it recently and it should last several days. I noticed the batter was completely dead again in the afternoon today! I charged it before Zumba, but it died halfway though. Frustrating. It's only a few months old. I stopped and picked up some crazy bread for the kidlets on the way home ... but they weren't home when I got there. Daddy had taken them, picked up the cousins and gone out to Arctic Circle. I swapped Fitbits with #3, as he hasn't even been wearing his lately anyway ...
0320 (Friday) Weight 154.9. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2727. Exercise Burn 935/1015 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minWeights). Calories in 2500. Slept in until 7:30, then got the boys off to school then went to Zumba. Poor Heather hit her toe on the way and was attempting to teach anyway (limping and barefoot). It was a beautiful, sunshiney day though, I had to sneak out for a little sun, cut short by early out at the elementary. Hubs was out for the evening, dinner and a movie with a buddy, so it was a quiet evening at home. #2 picked up his tux for tomorrow, and grabbed some Popeyes for dinner on the way home (which, in addition to all my treats pushed me over calories for the day).
0321 (Saturday) Weight 154.9. Ok Day. Total Burn 2715. Exercise Burn 850/1003 (40minElliptical, 50min/4milesTrack). Calories in 3250. Saturday sleep in. Hubs and the boys went out to help with "Scouting for Food" and I got some elliptical in. #5 had his first game. It is at the gym with a track above, so that puts me in a quandary. Do I jog the track while watching (which I love to do) or video (the boys like the highlight reels) ... #3 helped solve the situation by being the videographer, so I jogged. I haven't jogged in forever! It actually felt good. I like jogging at games, as it really keeps me distracted and I feed of the kid's adrenaline. Our team won and my boy got a basket (which #3 did NOT catch on video). We stopped and grabbed donuts on the way home (hello calories!). Hubs helped a couple people build derby cars during the day, and then suggested we got out to dinner. We left a little early to beat the Prom rush and went to Tepanyaki. It was yummy. #2 headed off to Prom. Earlier in the day, someone had come along offering aeration services, so Hubs had it done. I hate the little "lawn turds" though, so I pulled out the lawn mower hoping to scoop most of them up. It did pretty well, but they had dried out already, so it was dirty, dusty work! Usually I like mowing the lawn, but this was less than enjoyable! I took a needed shower, then Hubs and I watched "Lucy" (didn't really care for that) and I made him make me popcorn ... high calorie intake!
0322 (Sunday) Weight 156.8. Ok Day. Total Burn 2286. Exercise Burn 450/564 (40minElliptical) Calories in 2500. Sunday sleep in. Hubs went off for a run. I had him try out the ChargeHR, and it seemed to give almost identical results to his HRM. I do like to compare! I actually got in some elliptical today (got caught up on Grey's Anatomy ... the ending tore my heart out). Made Sunday Circles after church, then spaghetti for dinner, with homemade oreos for dessert. High intake again.
0323 (Monday) Weight 156.4. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2974. Exercise Burn 1200/1254 (60minElliptical, Zumba, 20minIncline). Calories in 2550. Gloomy, overcast morning. #4 had some anxiety struggles, I had to stay with him a bit at school, but he went. I hit Zumba and got pretty good numbers, but I am feeling stiff and sore from the weekend workouts. Didn't stop at Kmart on the way home, probably should have, as I had some points expiring soon. Still dragging, took a little nap during the day, but did get in some additional exercise. No thunder and lightening, so #4 made it through the day. #2 headed downtown to watch the Jazz game. #3 had practice in the evening. He isn't actually even on a team at present, but the other 8th grade team has invited some of the other kids to come and practice with them. It keeps him active and busy.
0324 (Tuesday) Weight 155.9. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2930. Exercise Burn 1320/1213 (60minElliptical, Zumba, 1mileIncline, 10milesBike). Calories in 2300. I was a little worried about the weather this morning, #4's reaction to it, if he'd have trouble going to school, making me late for Zumba ... but it ended up not being an issue. Zumba was good, a few new people. We took a picture after. I should get more done on Tuesdays, I did get in a little extra activity. I had been thinking about doing weights, but I'm still feeling sore, so I put it off. I also debated hitting the evening Zumba at the library again like I did last week, but didn't go. Hubs had a derby and #3 went along to help.
0325 (Wednesday) Weight 155.6. Ok Day. Total Burn 2750. Exercise Burn 780/1034 (40minElliptical, Zumba) Calories in 2600. I always wonder if I'm going to be late, strolling in 15minutes after the hour, but they hadn't started yet. There was some trouble at the end with the sound system, and they just did some stretching, and ended early. A little disappointing. I stopped off at Sears/Sams/Walmart on the way home. The sun was out today, but it was chilly. I got in my elliptical, but no additional exercise. Several basketball practices in the evening. #2 drove himself to his, I dropped off #5, then #3, then ran some errands (library) then back to pick up #5. I thought #3's ended at 10:00 and had planned on #2 doing that pickup, but #3 called a little after 9:00 saying they were done, so I went ahead and grabbed him. Poor Hubs couldn't keep his eyes open and was asleep before I got back.
0326 (Thursday) Weight 155.8. Good Day. Total Burn 3173. Exercise Burn 1016/1456 (40minElliptical, Zumba x2). Calories in 2600. We were just a bit late leaving the house getting the kidlets to school. Poor #5 was beside himself. I don't know if he's just super stressed about being late, or sad because he likes to be early to have time to play. They weren't late ... and I wasn't as early as I often am for Thursday Zumba. When I got there, the parking lot was taped off, as they were repainting the lines. There was some street parking in front of the church, but I'm not sure it's near enough for everyone who comes. Class was good, Marian had to leave, so I lead the last 10 minutes or so. I don't love leading a cool down/stretching though! I stopped at Kmart after. It was a pretty, sunshiny day, so I did spend some time outside reading. Hubs had a derby, and #2 went along to help. #3 should have gone too, as it was a big one, and he was bored sitting at home. I should have called my folks to come out, Grandpa could have played games with the boys while Grandma went to Zumba with me. I thought about it too late. I went to Zumba and got good stats. I'm tired! Grabbed some crazy bread for the boys on the way home. Even though I didn't have any, calorie intake was still plenty high.
0327 (Friday) Weight 154.9. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2920. Exercise Burn 930/1208 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2650. With late start on Friday (and the older boys out of school) I'd put some croissants out to rise. Yummy and fluffy goodness! The elementary kids still had school, so I dropped them off and then hit MZL, staying closer to home. Hit Maceys after, then took #3 to a friend's house. Got in some elliptical, but didn't do weights. Should have. Quite a bit in the "total empty calories" category as far as eats ...
0328 (Saturday) Weight 155.4. Good Day. Total Burn 3009. Exercise Burn 1186/1294 (60minElliptical, 50min/4milesTrack, 8milesBike). Calories in 2400. Started the day with a session on the elliptical, then did my jogging at the track during #5's basketball game. Poor kids, they got pummeled today. The score was turned off, but I bet it was 70-8 or something like that. I was glad I was getting a workout in, not just watching. The jog didn't feel as good as last week though. We did NOT stop for donuts on the way home. Such self-control, right? Well ... still managed to snack up a storm throughout the day. Hubs left early to spend the day with a friend, so I had most of the day free. Got in more elliptical and a session on the bike. It was a beautiful day out, and the little guys put on swim suits and played in the water in the front yard.
0329 (Sunday) Weight 154.8. Bad Day. Total Burn 1919. Exercise Burn 0/208 (no exercise). Calories in 2600. Sunday sleep in ... ahhhh. We all walked to church (late). We stayed after for a setting apart, and Hub's side of the family came out, and then over to the house after. Hubs made waffles and I cooked up bacon, eggs and sausage and pulled out some fruits. Then it was nap time. I made gingersnaps in the evening, gave some to new neighbors. Then Hubs made malt, then made popcorn. Uber calories (and I didn't even have any malt!)