0602 (Tuesday) Weight 160.5. Good Day. Total Burn 3004. Exercise Burn 1050/1261 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 1mileJog, 50minWEIGHTS). Calories in 2500. I was running a little late, forgot to make #4's lunch until right before it was time to go. I was leaving the neighborhood as my Zumba friends were entering, coming to class. I quickly dropped the boys and got back to the church, I only missed the first song. At home, I got in elliptical, a mile jog on the treadmill, and then weights. #2 started his job ... and we all suddenly had a craving for fried chicken. Yes ... we went and saw him on his first day. I'd actually done ok on calories to that point, but fried chicken DID sound good and I did eat. #3 had a basketball practice over at the high school. I did a quick stop at Smiths after dropping him off, unloading at home, then back to pick him up.
0605 (Friday) Weight 159.9. Ok Day. Total Burn 2651. Exercise Burn 750/911 (40minElliptical, Zumba) Calories in 2300. Last day of school for the little ones. They had an awards assembly, so I knew I couldn't make my usual Zumba. I had a couple backup options I was toying with, and did make it to Debbie's class at 9:00 (after dropping off the boys and then going straight back for the assembly). I'd put the ducks out in the morning, and then the skies turned dark and the wind kicked up. I called #3 to have him bring the ducks inside, and had to take a call and some texts during class, which was a bit distracting. Polar also wasn't working. TOM time too. So not the best stats this morning. #4 got an award, but I think I could have just taken a picture of it at home (which I did) and skipped the assembly (I had asked #4 if that would be ok, but he said NO, he wanted me there). Home for just a bit, then back to pick them up. I won't miss the daily pickup, especially with the construction in front of the school! It is National Donut Day, and #2 had picked up donuts ... and I did eat. The weather was nice again, so we put the ducks back out. #3 got invited to a friend's church to play basketball, and then ended up hanging out almost all evening. #2 was supposed to have his second shift at KFC, but he came home with stomach pain and diaherrea and spent the evening in bed. Hubs wanted to go on a date, to the movie Pitch Perfect 2, but I wasn't sure when I'd need to pick up #3, and I wasn't feeling 100% myself. I suggested Hubs take the two little boys, and they were big Pitch Perfect fans and had really been wanting to see it. So that's what they did.
0607 (Sunday) Weight 160.5. Okay Day. Total Burn 2395. Exercise Burn 350/652 (20minElliptical, ZumbaPractice). Calories in 2600. Laid out croissants to rise last night. Love them fresh and hot out of the oven. Then the kids and I went to church, I had piano duty. Home again, and we did our big Sunday Circles breakfast. I laid down for a bit, but didn't really fall asleep like I usually do for my Sunday nap. Hubs decided on a family hike, then included some cousins, which just added some extra time (and a little more babysitting than family outing to me) so I stayed home, as I really needed to practice some Zumba for tomorrow anyway. #2 was gone most of the day working the REAL game.
0610 (Wednesday) Weight 159.5. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2702. Exercise Burn 800/964 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2200. MZL Zumba had to change buildings, too far for me to travel. I'd been wanting to try out another class by Sunset Ridge anyway, so I did that. It was a good class. The instructors were high energy, the class was pretty packed. I didn't get that great of stats between Polar distractions and all the songs/steps being new to me. Back at home, our neighbor J was playing with #4 today, and #5 was the one left out and bored. So luckily HIS friend came over and it all worked out. I unfortunately wasn't as productive today.
0619 (Friday) Weight 160.7. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2834. Exercise Burn 850/1089 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2000. Went to Zumba in the morning, hitting MZL. It's hard having multiple options and feeling unfaithful to some instructors! I feel a little bad going to a class where I'm just one in the crowd, whereas in other classes I am actually missed. I do like my variety though. We had a pretty mellow day at home. I got in some elliptical. Took #3 to the last day of his basketball camp, and took the little boys and a friend over a bit early for pick up, letting them play at the park for a bit. In the evening when Hubs got off work we went out to the hospital again. Dad was doing even better, off the oxygen. He would doze here and there, but when it was time to leave (and we were taking Mom home) again, he insisted on leaving with us. It was even worse than last night. He was sure he had driven to the hospital and that he could just drive home. He was adamant we get him his clothes and we were afraid to leave, that he'd try to get out of bed and hurt himself. We stayed later hoping he'd doze off again, but now he was wide awake. Finally Hubs and I were going to go wait in the waiting room, hoping he'd relax and fall asleep, but he did remember we were Mom's ride. He asked if we were taking her too, and I said yes, if he'd let her go ... and he did. Still hard!
0620 (Saturday) Weight 161.4. Bad day. Total Burn 2338. Exercise Burn 250/589 (20minElliptical). Calories in 2800. Hubs was up and off early going to the dunes for some ATV and motorcycle fun. I THOUGHT about hitting Zumba, but then didn't. Got a notice from the instructor that it was cancelled anyway. #5 had his basketball game at 11:00. A couple brothers came along to watch! We stopped at CalRanch on the way home and grabbed some more feed for the ducks. At the hospital, Dad was moved from intensive care to the 3rd floor, and seems to be steadily improving.
0621 (Sunday) Weight 162.5. Bad Day. Total Burn 2090. Exercise Burn 0/335 (no exercise). Calories in 2200. Father's Day. We were too slow to get breakfast in bed for hubs. He'd gone to let the ducks out, so we brought him breakfast outside. It was a lovely morning so the boys ate outside too. I walked to/from church to do my piano primary duty. We had a party at my brother's in the early evening. Surprise! Dad was released from the hospital and was able to attend! I brought brownies, Cool Whip dessert, Chex mix and jello cubes. I ate WAY to much Chex mix.
0623 (Tuesday) Weight 165.7. Ok Day. Total Burn 2947. Exercise Burn 1030/1174 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike). Calories in 2700. I must admit, I was a little surprised and discouraged when the weight didn't drop. It almost always does after a good Monday. I guess the food yesterday (with the Wendy's and pizza) wasn't great. Walked to/from Zumba. One of the gals stopped over after to show her little girl our ducks. Took the little boys bowling. Got in some elliptical and some bike, but didn't fit in weights. Hubs and #4 went off to a derby. I had to take #5 to his cub scout pack meeting. We'd been requested to bring a treat to share, so I'd made homemade oreos. With the baking and the yummy temptations there, I overindulged in the eating.
0624 (Wednesday) Weight 165.6. OK Day. Total Burn 3088. Exercise Burn 1128/1316 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike). Calories in 3100. Every morning, instead of getting a quick elliptical session in. I'm spending time with the ducks. I let them out of the pen, so they can root around the yard for bugs. Sometimes I'll try to turn over dirt to find worms (but I think they've eaten almost all we had!) Empty their water and refill it, refill their food - grains and "salad". Let them swim in the bigger pool. After ducks, I went to Zumba. I really like this new class, I feel like I will be able to get great numbers once I master the steps, and bring a little more oomph to it all. I was dragging today a bit. I did get in some elliptical, bike, and mowed the front lawn. Took #4 to the library and grabbed some DVDS (Netflix dropped all the "Suite Life of Zach and Cody" much to the boy's chagrin) and books. I overindulged in treats today, then made the boy's favorite dinner, fried chicken and yellow rice. Definitely over in calories today, even with a good burn.
0626 (Friday) Weight 164.9. Bad Day. Total Burn 2239. Exercise Burn 400/471 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2650. So I got up, did ducky time, and made it off to Zumba. At 9:00 I was at the church, and not one car in sight. I waited for a bit, then figured I'd try to hit MZL. I went there, and again, an empty parking lot (with a note they had moved to the Kearns building). I just didn't have it in me to try a third location, so I just went home. I later found out that the first location DID have a class ... I hadn't even tried the door! Duh! Some people walked and the instructor had parked on the other side. I wasn't very motivated. I took the munchkins bowling, I even went without bumpers. We stopped at Arctic Circle on the way home, and I indulged in some tater tots. The basketball boys arrived home around 7:00, and I picked them up. Hubs and I had a quiet evening in, watching a show (True Detective) and eating yummy popcorn.
0627 (Saturday) Weight 164.00. Bad Day. Total Burn 2343. Exercise Burn 200/580 (20minElliptical). Calories in 2700. The little one didn't have a game today, much to his chagrin (they had a bye). I supervised the boys in chores, even made #2 clean the bathroom, even though he had to work a REAL game that night. Caught up on the boy's laundry. Made some coconut goodie cookies ... ate some too. Hubs was busy hitting several stores and then building a water balloon filler. He'd made a couple before, several years ago, but after much use and abuse they had broken. This one is even more "industrial" and should last a while! #3 raved about a visit to Dairy Queen while on his trip, so we made a family trip to try it. Hubs and I were NOT at all impressed, but the kids seemed happy enough. Ducky time in the evening, then another show and popcorn.
0628 (Sunday) Weight 164.7. Bad Day. Total Burn 2800. Exercise Burn 0/103 (No Exercise). Calories in 2800. Hubs went into work in the morning, so I postponed our big family breakfast, hoping he would be able to join us. I had the boys attend church today, at least the last meeting. It was so hot out we drove, didn't walk. I made breakfast after church. Hubs didn't get back until later. I got in a lovely nap ... I've laid down the last few weeks but hadn't had a deep sleep. I did today! We went out to my folks around 5:00. Played some games (Rat-a-tat-Cat, Scattergories, Clue) and visited. Mom treated us to ice cream and brownies. We hadn't really had dinner, so Hubs grabbed some Popeyes on the way home. Is that unfaithful to #2, who was working a shift at KFC?
0629 (Monday) Weight 164.3 Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2774. Exercise Burn 850/1019 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2300. Weight didn't jump after the weekend, which I guess is good as it's so high anyway. Started the day with Zumba. I was running just a bit late, and as I turned the corner, I was passing the "backup church" where we sometimes move if we have an issue at the main location. I saw some of my Zumba-buds there, so I quickly pulled in. I guess the floors at the main building were being cleaned. This church is smaller, but we had a good crowd, and it felt fun and intimate. I didn't get as good of numbers as I usually do when I am the main leader, but I did stop a couple times to video and download some additional music. I stopped at Kmart on the way home, and grabbed a bigger swimming pool for the duckies. The boys were pretty excited to try it out, and the duckies seemed to enjoy it too. Lots of splashing and diving. I'd stopped and grabbed a pizza and breadsticks from Papa Murphy's for dinner. #5 had basketball practice, and #3 and #4 went along too, and just played on the extra hoops. #3 left his iphone there, and although we hadn't been gone long, it was gone when we got back. It hadn't been turned into the front desk either, but the "find my friends" app showed it was still there. We were able to "ping" it, and found it. The janitors had picked it up but hadn't brought it to the front yet. Whew! Close call!