0703 (Friday) Weight 164.7. BAD Day. Total Burn 2109. Exercise Burn 200/342 (20minElliptical). Calories in 3200. I was just an emotional mess this morning. Hubs had the day off and was planning on taking the waverunners up to the lake. I did not feel like going. Just the anticipation anxiety of the drive, the crowds, the heat ... and being in a swimsuit. Hubs will often go without me, but usually our oldest has been around to help. He's in Mexico and I really missed him today. This was something that he loved. I did elect to stay home ... and pretty much did nothing. Fetal postition in bed most of the day. Their day didn't quite turn out either, as it was super crowded, the ramps were full, and they didn't even get to put the waverunners in the water. They did stay and play on the beach. My MIL brought my nephews up to join them, but they didn't connect. Imperfect day all around. I had some emotional eating.
0704 (Saturday) Weight 165.7. Bad Day. Total Burn 2496. Exercise Burn 400/723 (30minElliptical and Lawn Mow). Calories in 3100. Trying to shake off my funk. PMS? Hubs suggested breakfast out, so we hit a local pancake place we like. My SIL called and offered to take the boys to the local theme park. #3 and #5 took her up on that (#4 has anxiety issues like Mommy and stayed behind). I got in a little exercise and mowed the lawn. In the evening, we headed out to my BIL's house for dinner and fireworks. Poor #4 had a major panic attack, as stormy skies rolled in. Hubs usually isn't around to witness how bad they can be. Poor kid completely broke down, he just wanted to stay in the safety of his room. I gave him a valium and between that and the skies clearing up, he did fine for the remainder of the night. With ariel fireworks being legal now, it seems you can get quite a show almost anywhere!
0705 (Sunday) Weight 166.1. Bad Day. Total Burn 2183. Exercise Burn 420/408 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2500. Well, weight continues to climb. I mean, I can't say it's unexpected or undeserved based on all my bad days. I feel like there's a little self-sabatoge going on. Hubs went into work. I skipped our usual Sunday Circles breakfast, because we were having waffles later in the day at my folks. I went to church, piano duty. I would have walked but it was raining. I did get in some elliptical today, rather than taking the entire day off. We went out to my parents, a monthly gathering with all the siblings and cousins.
0706 (Monday) Weight 166.1. Good Day. Total Burn 3211. Exercise Burn 1290/1436 (60minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike). Calories in 1600. Okay, time to recommit! I was able to have a good day. Started with Zumba, stopped at a couple stores on the way home. Got in elliptical and bike. The boys did basketball at the rec center. #5 had practice in the evening, I had #2 drop him off, and then Daddy picked him up (and they stopped at Hot Dog on a Stick on the way home). I actually kept calories in check today!
0707 (Tuesday) Weight 163.8. Good Day. Total Burn 2834. Exercise Burn 1100/1079 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike, 30minWEIGHTS). Calories in 1750. Zumba in the morning, I walked to/from the class as it's so close. We've been stressed, as Hubs is leaving for Italy tomorrow and his passport hadn't arrived. It came today, that was cutting it close! I took some of the boys to play basketball again today. #4 stayed home, as it was storming. He wanted to go but couldn't quite make himself face the weather. Hubs did his last minute prep and packing. My MIL, SIL and nephew stopped by, we chatted for a bit while watching the duckies play. Hubs will miss his evening duckie time as he's gone for a week.
0708 (Wednesday) Weight 162.5. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2850. Exercise Burn 1000 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2000. Hubs was up and off to the airport fairly early. He just drove the truck, rather than having someone drop him off and pick him up. And he's off ... TOM visiting while he is gone. I went to Zumba. I could NOT get the heart rate up. Got in some elliptical. The boys didn't seem in the mood to hit the rec center today. I picked up another version of Clue (The Simpsons) and they played that. I was going to Sam's Club and offered to take them along (they like to hit the food court while I shop) but they passed. I filled up with gas and picked up a couple orders at Sears while I was out. I got the lawn mowed while there was a break in the weather. Storms hit hard again in the evening! I was a little worried about the duckies, but they seemed ok.
0709 (Thursday) Weight 163.5. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 3144. Exercise Burn 1270/1384 (40minElliptical, Zumbax2). I didn't sleep very well with the storm and Hubs being gone. He checked in around 2:00 in the morning, having arrived in Rome. He's meeting up with his brother tomorrow. I hit Zumba in the morning. Fairly small class, but nice to have it after having it cancelled for a couple of weeks. I did a quick stop at Kmart on the way home, as I had some points expiring. #2 had the day free, so I had him take his brothers bowling, then drop them off at the rec center for basketball and swimming. Another monsoon storm hit, I kept expecting a call to come from #4, frantic about the weather, but then again he would be pretty insulated in the gym or pool. I picked them up around 4:30. I went to my evening Zumba. There were only four of us, but we still went ahead with class. Casual, but I got good numbers. Did go over in calories today.
0711 (Saturday) Weight 165.3. Ok Day. Total Burn 2760. Exercise Burn 916/989 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2500. The munchkin had a basketball game in the morning. They lost by three, but #5 had a good game. We stopped at Maceys on the way home and grabbed some groceries. I noticed on my Facebook feed an invite to a Zumba event at 1:00. I didn't have anything going on, the kids were content (I'd just upgraded cable to include NBA TV and they were busy watching the summer series) so I went. It was good to get a Saturday Zumba in. I did overeat, accidentally eating an entire bag of Chex Muddy Buddies (small bag, but 10 servings!). Mindless eating!
0713 (Monday) Weight 164.7. Good Day. Total Burn 2994. Exercise Burn 1130/1227 (60minElliptical, Zumba, 8milesBike). Calories in 1900. My usual Southziders Zumba wasn't happening, but luckily another class close by just started up. It was early, at 8:30, so I was gone and home before the boys even realized it. Got in my elliptical and bike during the day too. The boys did want to go to the rec center, then #5 had basketball practice in the evening.
0714 (Tuesday) Weight 163.1. Okay Day. Total Burn 2807. Exercise Burn 1050/1049 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2850. Started the day good, walking to Zumba. Many dogs barking at me today but at least they were all contained behind fences. Still does reduce the enjoyment. I had #2 take the boys bowling. They didn't care to hit the rec center today, but #3 wanted to go hang out with his friends. I had #2 drop him off, to much complaining that he is the family slave. I handled pickup, as #2 did work in the evening. Eating got a little out of control today, but at least the Reeses Eggs are gone now.
0718 (Saturday) Weight 163.9. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2943. Exercise Burn 850/1180 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2500. I was awake rather early, so I decided to hit Zumba over at USSD. I was the only one there, but the instructor was willing to go ahead, and I got good stats. Then #5 had a basketball game. It was the team they played twice last season and lost to both times ... but we won it this time. The boys were working together good. Maga came over with a couple cousins to check out the new kitten and play with cousins. A little (okay, a LOT) out of control on the empty calorie eating today.
0719 (Sunday) Weight 163.5. Bad Day. Total Burn 2017. Exercise Burn 0/257 (no exercise). Calories in 2600. I did walk to/from church today, but that was my only "activity" ... New bishopric today. Croissants in the morning, and Sunday Circles after church. I made homemade chocolate frosty in the evening. Not a good eating day.
0721 (Tuesday) Weight 163.6. Bad Day. Total Burn 2760. Exercise Burn 830, 999 (40minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 3550. My usual Zumba was taking this week off, so I hit a class in the Park Stake. I forgot to bring the DVDs to return to the library though, dang it. I ended up heading that way again, dropping #3 off to play basketball with his buddies, so I did it then. Hubs did finally make it back! Yea. He did run into work for a bit. I went completely overboard on empty calories, and then ended up making spaghetti for dinner, which added even more.
0722 (Wednesday) Weight 165.1 Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2777. Exercise Burn 940/1007(30minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike). Calories in 2000. Hubs was off to work. I hit Zumba, did the one out at Sunset Ridge today. Got in some elliptical and bike. Dropped the boys off at the rec center. We were hit with quite a sudden storm. Wind and rain. #4 hadn't planned on going swimming, and with the rain, he called for a pickup. We did a quick stop at the Dollar Store (which was pushing it for the kid in the weather). Hubs headed home for our anniversary dinner out (23 years) and was able to grab the kids on the way home, saving me another trip out. We went to Tepanyaki, then stopped at Kohls afterward (getting his ring finger sized as he has misplaced his ring, which I then found in his truck when we got home). I had anticipated dinner out, so I hadn't eaten much, and dinner wasn't too bad, so calories weren't horrible (although I did indulge in some sugar when we got home).
0723 (Thursday) Weight 164.7. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2937. Exercise Burn 1170/1100 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2300. The brakes on the truck have been squeaking, so #2 and I dropped it off at the mechanic, then I dropped him at the gym. I didn't know if I would have to pick him up, when the truck would be done to need to pick it up, I dropped the younger boys at the gym and didn't know when they would be done ... it meant an unproductive day for me, because I'm like that. I didn't feel like I could commit to a longer workout, so I just didn't get much done. I fit in some elliptical throughout the day. We did get the truck and kids picked up. Had quite a bit of ducky time in the evening.
0725 (Satuday) Weight 164.9. Pretty Good Day. Total Burn 2475. Exercise Burn 650/707 (40minElliptical, 30minBike). Calories in 2000. The munchkin didn't have a game today because of the holiday weekend. I do love basketball but it's also nice to have the break every once in a while too. Mowed the lawn, ran to the store, got in some exercise. I've been enjoying my book, so I hit the bike today (unusual for a Saturday). #3 had been wanting French Dip for a while, so I made that for dinner. Corn on the cob too. Nice long duckie time in the evening. Still working on the kitty integration ... we've had the baby for a week now and still can't leave the two kitties together without them attacking each other. It's hard to tell what is play and what we need to break up. Kitten is quite a terror herself! We all have scratches!
0726 (Sunday) Weight 164.4. Bad Day. Total Burn 2135. Exercise Burn 0/369 (no exercise). Calories in 2500. Hubs went into work this morning, still catching up on the backlog from his vacation. Without him around, I just didn't get to making our big breakfast. He's usually our waffle maker. I've been using a mix when he hasn't been around, but just didn't bother today. Save on calories anyway, right? I do like our tradition of a Sunday family breakfast though, I don't want to lose it. But today, we were planning on a barbeque in the evening, so there was still a big family meal. I walked to/from church ... that was my activity for the day. I grabbed a little nap, then prepped a bit (laying out rolls to rise, marinating the chicken). Hubs does most of the work for the BBQ. He makes the best mashed potatoes! He wraps filet mignon in bacon and it is perfect too. Everyone was stuffed. We had the inlaws over for dinner and visiting. Skookie for dessert. Over calories, especially with no exercise today.
0727 (Monday) Weight 166. Good Day. Total Burn 3060. Exercise Burn 1100/1285 (40minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike, 10minWiiFit). Calories in 1400. Okay, there is a bit of a bump in the scale, not surprising, but motivating for my Monday morning. Hit some elliptical even before Zumba. Class was good. Quick stop at Kmart for Fitstudio points. Went in to grab some toilet paper, but ended up buying a TopsyTurvy kitty toy ... which neither cat seems very impressed with. Should have stuck with the TP. #5 had basketball practice in the evening, so they decided to hit the gym later in the day (around 5:30) and then just stay for the practice. This gave me some time during the day to hit my elliptical and bike without interruption. I also did a little Wii, getting a perfect score on the soccer heading and the number one spot on Skiing. I packed a nice lunchbox, with drinks, grapes, granola bars, etc to fuel the boy while there were at the gym for a few hours ... and then we left it home on the counter. Oops. Daddy went and picked them up at 8:30 and stopped at Hot Dog on a Stick on the way home. I actually really kept calories in check today, while I still had sugar (of course) I did try to have some decent stuff (grapes, cheese). Felt like it was a successful day.
0728 (Tuesday) Weight 163.5 Good Day. Total Burn 3097. Exercise Burn 1340/1337 (60minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike, 45minWEIGHTS). Calories in 1900. Yea, happy with the weight drop from yesterday. If only that could be a permanent and daily thing for a while ;) But motivating for another good day. Started with Zumba, my close class, so I walked to and from. Got in elliptical, bike and WEIGHTS. It has been a while since I've done weights! Controlled calories too, so that when in the evening when Hubs suggested a family outing to Pretzel Maker, I actually joined the family and went along. I know I could just go and not partake, but where is the fun in that? Pretzle bites were very yummy, although as I was inputting into MFP, the entries there had a large listed with less calories than a small on another entry. Always estimations! It was a fun night, wandered to the Apple Store, then the bigger boys wanted a Blizzard from DQ (I had one bite of #2's cookie dough one). The younger boys were amazed to have Pretzel Maker, DQ, Chick-Fil-A and Hot Dog on a Stick all in one place!
0729 (Wednesday) Weight 164.0. Bad Day. Total Burn 2950. Exercise Burn 1060/1187 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 3400. I was a bit disappointed when weight was up slightly. I know, it fluctuates, and I had eaten a salty pretzel late last night, but according to my estimates, I still should have had a large deficit for the day. Not sure if it was that, or just hunger after two low cal days, but I couldn't stop eating today. Grabbed a Little Debbie Nutty Bar in the morning, before Zumba ... nice breakfast, right? And the eating was downhill from there. Sugar, sugar, sugar. I got in Zumba and an hour on the elliptical, but my eating outdid my exercise. I had a bit of driving duty as well. #5 had been invited to a birthday party from a former neighbor who had now moved quite a ways away. So there was the drive to drop him off and pick him up. I took the other boys to/from the rec center. Hubs was out late going to a show with a friend. We had a bit of a duck situation too ... our biggest (the boy) duck flew over the fence into the neighbor's yard and didn't seem to know what to do. Luckily their dogs weren't out! #3 ended up having to go over, and walk him back to our backyard. We do want them to fly ... but we want them to be okay too, and are just not sure they are equipped to life in the wild. We really want to see our male get his colors too. All the ducks are tucked safely back in the pen for the night. I was absolutely exhausted tonight too. Usually Hubs always falls asleep before me, but not tonight! I was out!
0730 (Thursday) Weight 164.5. Good Day. Total Burn 3347. Exercise Burn 1330/1581 (40inElliptical, Zumba x2, 30minBike). Hubs started the day with a bike ride with my brother. Took a bit of a tumble too. I went to Zumba, and it was all Claudia this morning (although I did one song, as did Amanda and Silvia). It was fun to have Claudia again, she has such energy and enthusiasm. Huge smile all the time. The local kids were gathering for a youth conference kick-off, so we had to end right at 10:00, which meant class was a little short, as we'd started a bit late. I did an additional 10 minutes at home to round up my numbers/stats to a solid hour. Got in some elliptical and bike too. The kid's pass to the rec center had expired yesterday, but I figured it would be worth it to get another month pass, as we do have almost four weeks until school starts back up. They did go play basketball for a while ... the pool is closed this week for repairs, so no swimming. I had my evening Zumba class, and stopped for crazy bread on the way home. Hubs had let the ducks out and Alex had flown a large loop, and returned to the yard, albeit with a fairly rough landing! Other than the crash landing, that's what we would like. Stretch those wings! Even with indulging in a couple sticks of crazy bread, I kept calories in control today.
0731 (Friday) Weight 164.0 Okay Day. Total Burn 2692. Exercise Burn 1050/929 (50minElliptical, Zumba, 30minBike). Calories in 2600. Totally slept in this morning ... okay, I've been doing that almost every morning. It is going to be hard to go back to early rising when school starts back up. I hit MZL for Zumba. The 9:00 class started at 9:20, and then they went straight into some numbers with tricky, changing steps instead of a warm-up. Twenty minutes in and my heart rate wasn't even over 100 yet. There has been a little gal with Downs Syndrome attending the classes, dancing along. Today, she was up on the stage, but there she wasn't dancing, and I'm sorry if it is politically incorrect, but it was quite distracting to me. She was often right in the way of the instructors, and they'd have to modify steps to avoid colliding. She wasn't dancing most of the time (which before when she has been on the floor she has seemed to move more) ... similar situation in Tuesday's class when a little girl went up to dance and talk with the instructor. Distracting. Between, that, the late start, the struggling with songs and steps, still feeling sore from Tuesday's workout, sleeping late ... and it just being Friday, I was actually surprised I even got the stats I did. I did manage to get in some elliptical and bike, which is more than I often do on unmotivated Fridays. Calorie intake though ... while not as bad as Wednesday, was not good today. Give me SUGAR!