Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 2016

Ah April ... NOT a great month for me. 
Weight and intake higher ... exercise was down.

WEIGHT: Started the month at 164.10 and ended at 165.4. High was 167.5, low was 162.7 and the average ended up at 165.04. FOOD: I had never managed a deficit any week this month, and ended with an overage of 11161 calories :( Mint chocolate chip ice cream still a contributor. FITNESS: I did pretty good with my early elliptical (and thus elliptical in general), but lapsed a little on Zumba, only getting in 15 classes for the month. Only five times on the bike, and just two sessions of weights. STATS: Average intake was 2593, average burn was 2582. Average steps 18158 (235.35 miles). 80min strength training, 2609 active minutes. FRIENDS: Some very tragic happenings to my Zumba friends ... passing of a baby and near drowning of a toddler. FAMILY: More Meniere's and pinched nerve pain for Hubs. #3 got his cast off and was back to basketball. #2 was back to basketball as well, and #5 had never stopped. A BUNCH of basketball in April. School registration for the older boys, and I was distracted by duckies. We had a couple big family gatherings, a baby blessing (which I didn't make and felt awful about), a graveside gathering and a 70th b-day party for Pammy.

*** JenB's Journal ***

0401 (Friday) 164.1. Steps 19509. Total Burn 2681. Exercise Burn 999/935 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2800. No school for the older boys today, which meant no carpool conflicts for Zumba. Nicole was having a class, and I love hers, but I hadn't hit Debbie's in a while, so I was going to go for it. Unfortunately when I got there, everyone seemed to have yoga mats, and Debbie wasn't anywhere in sight. I asked, and I guess she is out of town and it's just yoga for a few weeks. I wish I'd known, so I hadn't wasted time driving out there. I still had time to make Nicole's class though, as it was still starting at 9:30 (even with no middle school). I got in my hour of elliptical and a weights session during the day too. I worked with the older boys on their schedules for next year, registration is next week. The littles still had school, and early out at the elementary. #5 had a friend come over for a playdate, and then I dropped him off to go to basketball practice. Hubs was home late (stopped for a drink and then by the Apple/ATT store to see if the new iphone was around to check out). We were debating a movie and popcorn, but as I got out of the shower Hubs was hit with another attack ... Menieres or a reaction to a Lortab taken for his shoulder, which has been making him miserable for a week now :( 
0402 (Saturday) 164.4. Steps 17619.  Total Burn 2461. Exercise Burn 530/702 (40minElliptical, Bike, LawnMow). Calories in 2800. Hubs had considered a 5k with the munchkins, but with his lack of sleep this week, and wanting to take it east until his sciatica feels better ... no 5k. Yea for sleeping in! We didn't have much on deck for the day. I got out and mowed the front lawn and did some cleanup in the flower bed. #5 had a basketball game at 2:00 (they won) and Hubs dropped off our tax stuff (yes, we left it to the last minute) and then took off for Wendover with a work buddy. I got in elliptical while catching up on "Scandal" and did a session on the bike while starting a new book.

0403 (Sunday) 164.5. Steps 2888. Total Burn 1746. Exercise Burn 0/-2 (no exercise). Calories in 3000. Totally lazy day today. Slept in. We went out to my MILs, a conference brunch tradition. My BIL brought smoked brisket. There were rolls and fruit. Back at home, I took a great nap, then did some reading in bed. Hubs prepped some steak for dinner, yummy mashed potatoes too. I was so full! While the nap earlier had been delightful, perhaps it wasn't that great of an idea, as I had a hard time falling asleep in the evening. 

0404 (Monday) 165.6. Steps 30720. Total Burn 3345. Exercise Burn 1600/1579 (90minElliptical, Zumba, Bike, WEIGHTS). Calories in 1850. I woke before my alarm, but Hubs was sleeping in. I got up, woke #2, prepped him some breakfast and packed him a lunch. #4 wasn't in the gym, so I hit it earlier than usual, getting in a full hour (two 20min sessions, two 10) as I got the other boys off to school. Zumba with Southziders. Got good stats. Stopped at Smiths for some groceries on the way home. I put on my headphones and listened to my audiobook while I unloaded and put things away. I prepped dinner, making four pans of Ziti (two for us, and two with gluten free pasta for my dad). I made some chicken salad too. Got in some extra elliptical then picked up the kids. #2 got registered, but didn't make it into one class, we'll see how that changes up. I did weights and bike then got dinner done. I kept calories in check today too. Good productive day, and NO trouble falling asleep tonight!

0405 (Tuesday) 163.7. Steps 26843. Total Burn 3040. Exercise Burn 1270/1311 (80minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2050. Up early again to prep breakfast and lunch for #2. I just gave him the leftover danish pastries from Sunday for the morning. I probably should go back to prepping lunches the night before, as I am still a bit rushed. Got in a few early elliptical sessions as I got the other boys off to school. #4 hadn't been feeling well last night, and right before school he broke down saying his stomach hurt. He ended up staying home and resting for the day. I still went to Zumba. With class pushed back to 9:00, I have time to come home and then walk, and it was a brisk but lovely morning. I couldn't quite get my heart rate up in class, I'm not sure why. I really felt like I was trying to push it. I was keeping an eye on my phone in case #4 needed me. I got a couple calls, but neither from him. I love my Tuesday class. I know every single person there! Home again, I got a blog update done (monthly review). Plenty of other things I SHOULD have done ... but I grabbed a quick nap. Because I could. Grabbed the kids after school. Hubs and #3 headed to a derby, and #5 and I headed out to Murray for his basketball games. In this Tuesday night league only three teams signed up, so they have two games, against the same two teams, every week.  I was a bit nervous to see how they would go, as when #5 played in the Murray league with his 4th grade team, we got squashed, beaten badly, most games. But here, both games were pretty even (although we ended losing by a bit in the first, the boys had kept it even for the first half and it is doable). Poor #5 had a turnover (backcourt violation) right in the final seconds of the second game when we were only up by three. He was in tears, thinking he'd lost the game for his team. The other guys managed to get a layup for two points, but we were able to hold off further scoring and get the win ... but #5 was still so upset at himself and whimpered the whole way home. Silly boy! Another decent food day. I did edge over 2000 by a bit, but did stop myself from eating any more.

0406 (Wednesday) 162.9. Steps 26590. Total Burn 3051. Exercise Burn 1320/1300 (80minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2600. Up at 5:30, made #2 a strawberry smoothie which he said was yummy. Packed his lunch and got him off to school. #4 was in the gym, but finished early, so I got an early start as well. After getting the boys off to school, I checked FB and was saddened to see instead of a birth announcement from one of the MZL instructors, a post that the baby he passed away. So sad. I wasn't sure if people would be in the mood for Zumba, but I went and class still happened and I actually got pretty good stats. Did a stop at Sears (a pickup), Sams and Walmart, then donned my headphones and audiobook as I got everything put away. Worked a little on a basketball video, updated the missionary blog. I didn't slow down, but also didn't get back down to the gym until squeezing in a couple sessions between kid carpools after school. I'd been trying to control calories, knowing we had a dinner in the evening (basketball banquet for #2). Scheduled 6-10. FOUR hours? Of sitting? Ugggg. Dinner was prime rib, which I'd already stuck in MFP, but I did end up overeating for the day (under burn, but over goal). The event was long. Talking about all the seasons, all the kids, showcasing the seniors (there were eight this year). It was a long night. 

0407 (Thursday) 163.6. Steps 23108. Total Burn 2860. Exercise Burn 1176/1105 (60minElliptical, Zumba, Bike). Calories in 2600. Up early, got in some elliptical while getting the boys off to school. I was a tich late for Zumba, and they had started. Marian did a few songs, then headed out for her vacation. Tirsa, Melanie, Christa and I rotated to fill the remaining time. I brought Marian's bag home, as I'll be handling the Tuesday class while she's still away. It was a nice sunny day, and I did go catch some rays for a bit. Worked on a school schedule for #3 (registration is tomorrow), got a blog post up (book review) and did the dishes. #5 had a friend come over after school. Hubs and #3 did a derby in the evening. I'd really hoped to keep calories in check ... but then overdosed on Reeses Eggs. At least they are gone now ...

0408 (Friday) 163.6. Steps 14552. Total Burn 2461. Exercise Burn 635/622 (60minElliptical). Calories in 2900. Feels like the first Friday in a while since I've had both kid carpools in the morning. There have been several Fridays off for middle and/or elementary. I did sleep in and get a slow start on the morning. I wanted to try to get Zumba on my own, but it didn't happen. After school, it was registration for #3. We had all his classes prepped and ready and refreshing the computer so that the moment it opened at 4:00 we could input all our choices. It was a stressful two minutes, but we got all his classes! As soon as we were done, we checked the first couple, and they were full. It helped that #2 had his registration on Monday so I had the steps down pat. #3 then wanted to go hang out with his friends and discuss schedules and such, so I dropped him off. I was quite tired, managed to stay up until 10:00 for his pickup. 

0409 (Saturday) 164.5. Steps 11620. Total Burn 2185. Exercise Burn 420/425 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2600. The youngest had a basketball game today, so I went to plug the videocamera in to charge the battery and ... no charger. I'd taken it to the game on Tuesday, as I needed to recharge for the double games. Did I leave it there, plugged into the wall? How could I be so stupid? I've almost left it several times ... SO frustrated with myself and, videoing the games it what I do! I don't know how to just watch. I was just sick about it. Hubs took pity on me and took the camera and was able to find me a battery charger (not exactly the same, have to remove the battery) but set for today's game. He then went into work, as he's been behind there, they've been so busy. #3 put together the soccer goal #4 got for Easter. Glad to have it up finally! #5 and I went to his game. It was a tough one. The other team was good. We were down by about 10, but managed to come back, and even pull ahead, but then the other team had a great run and pulled ahead again. The kids handled the loss pretty well. We face this team again next Saturday ... Had a pretty laid back day at home after that. Hubs grabbed a movie (The Big Short) and we watched it while munching popcorn.

0410 (Sunday) 165.8. Steps 6078. Total Burn 1975. Exercise Burn 0/208 (no exercise). Calories in 2400. Hubs got up early and went to work, which was a bit of a problem for me, as we were supposed to go to my brother's church today for a baby blessing. I've been there before, and South is more doable than North (which just isn't happening with me driving). I mapquested it, and it really isn't that bad of a trip. Does require the freeway, which is a major anxiety trigger for me (even as passenger, but as driver? Ummm, I haven't driven on the freeway in years). I went through me inner turmoil (you can do it. I can't do it. Come on, don't be a worthless wimp, you can do it. I can't do it). I worked myself up into a complete panic attack until I was sick and sobbing and just ended up back in bed for most of the day. Of course it's "National Siblings Day" and Facebook is full of posts from people about their awesome siblings and families, making me feel like the worst sister/daughter/wife/mother even more. I did manage to get up midday and make lasagna for dinner. Hubs ended up being hit with another Meniere's attack, which was just the perfect ending to a crappy day. But at least he was home. There have been a pair of ducks in the neighborhood. They were next door, and I coaxed them over to our house. Pulled out some of our duck feed from last year and gave them some water. It was like "ducky time" of old watching them waddle around the backyard. I wished Hubs felt good enough to come out and watch them. They did fly away. I would love them to nest in our yard. I'd be happy to feed them and provide them with a pool to swim in. It would be easier with wild ones than raising them ... but Hubs did already purchase eggs, currently in the incubator. We'll get ducks one way or another. Started off good on calorie intake (depression diet) but then converted to comfort food and overeating by the end of the night.
0411 (Monday) 165.2. Steps 13407. Total Burn 2360. Exercise Burn 450/596 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2000. Hubs had a "hangover" from this attack yesterday, and I had one from mine. NO energy this morning. I did pull out of bed at 5:30 and get #2 off to class, then the other boys. I should have gone to Zumba. I never miss Zumba ... but I just didn't have it in me today. I was also distracted by ducks ... they were out in a neighbor's yard in the morning and I tried to encourage them into our backyard again. They almost went, but then got spooked and flew away. I left the gate open, and put out some water and food. Later I looked in the backyard and they were there! I set out the big swimming pool for them. Got some computer stuff done (letters off to the missionary, tax stuff) then took a nap. I cleaned the house a little, as we had company coming over later, the DiFran family. Friends that moved away four years ago and were back in state visiting. Picked up the kids after school and grabbed some Papa Murphy pizza. It was really fun to visit and have the boys play. #3 had basketball practice at 8:30, so we said goodbye to our friends. Hubs came home and got a little duckie time in before he headed to bed ... and then the ducks flew away again. Hopefully they will come back again tomorrow.

0412 (Tuesday) 164.9. Steps 28565. Total Burn 3105. Exercise Burn 1150/1342 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 3000. Started the day pretty good, up early, with a couple early elliptical sessions in while I got the boys off to school. #4 was complaining of neck pain, enough that he didn't think he could handle school. Hmmm, last Tuesday he was "sick" too. Is something happening on Tuesdays? I told him he could rest for a bit while some ibuprofen hopefully kicked in and just dropped off #5. I hit Zumba. I had Marian's bag as she was out of town. Christa, Suzanne and I handled the class. When I got home, #4 was feeling better enough, so I dropped him off at school. I stopped at Macey's on the way home, grabbing a few groceries. When I went to bring them in (and I often let the kitties out for a bit while I do) the ducks were in the front yard. I shooed them into the back ... I'm glad they came back again! I got everything away and finally finished up my Friday weigh-in post. Hubs came home a little early from work, to grab a quick nap before heading out to a derby. I headed out with #5 to his basketball games. One at 6:00, the other at 8:00, so we just stuck around. I got some walking in while I waited. I also brought my headphones, and listened to my audiobook. And YEA! The officials there had my charger that I had left dangling last week. Our boys won the first game, lost the second. We still beat Daddy and #3 home, as the derby had been farther away in Utah County. Hubs has tried to turn those ones down, but this one slipped through. I think I'd done okay on eating ... until I got back from basketball and some cravings hit, and I caved to the cravings.

0413 (Wednesday) 165.3. Steps 27406. Total Burn 3038. Exercise Burn 1150/1473 (60minElliptical, Zumba, Bike). Calories in 2700. My heavens, #2 was impossible to pull out of bed this morning. And I literally pulled him out of bed. He just lay on the floor while I annoyed and tickled him until he finally got up. I've been so tired lately too, sometimes I can only pull myself out of bed by promising myself I can grab a little nap later in the day. Got the boys off to school, getting some early elliptical in during the process. Went to MZL, wearing teal today, for a "Kava Talks" presentation after class. It did get started late, and with the presentation, they cut class short by about 15min, but I did some additional dancing at home to equal my hour. On the way home, I stopped at Walmart and Sams to grab groceries. Put everything away and did some house stuff while listening to my audiobook. It was a cool, rainy morning. At first, only the male duck showed up, and that had me a bit concerned (they are always together), but then both flew in. I shooed them into the backyard and they spent the morning there, but flew away when the rain came down harder. I didn't see them the rest of the day. Where do my duckies go when it rains? And at night? After school, #5 had a friend over for a playdate. I made tacos for dinner, and #3 had a late practice (8:30-10:00). I had to go down and do my reading on the bike ... if I did it in bed I'd fall asleep and not pick him up. Eating was unfortunate again today ... I'm really not starving, or craving ... I just eat. A lot.

0414 (Thursday) 165.3. Steps 20123. Total Burn 2715. Exercise Burn 977/951 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 3000. At least #2 was easier to get up this morning ... he decided not to fight it, as I had been so persistent yesterday. Made him scrambled eggs this morning, as it was rainy and overcast, a little cold for a smoothie. Got in a couple sessions on the elliptical as I got the other boys off to school. Headed to Zumba. It was an emotional morning, as Marian had shared yesterday that a story on the news, about a 13-month old baby falling head first into a cooler with a bit of water in it and nearly drowning, was her grandson. He was life-flighted to Primary Children's and is on a ventilator. Scary and sad. She had us helpers fill in some songs until she felt up to doing some. I came home and pretty much crawled into bed. Just needed the warmth and escape. Didn't really have the energy to do anything (hadn't been able to get good stats at Zumba really either). It rained most of the day. Very dreary. The ducks were around in the morning but then I didn't see them later in the day. #2 had a basketball game in the evening. I would have liked to go watch, but it was out of my comfort zone to drive, and I just wasn't quite feeling up to it. Hubs had another Menier's attack at work today (he didn't let me know until after it was done). He was down from 11:00-2:00, and then he is always drained after. He came home and was hungry and craving a burger, so I grabbed him some In&Out, then he went to bed. Checked in with #2 ... they lost by three points. He went over to the high school after to practice shooting in the gym and didn't get home until late. At least he (and I) get to sleep in tomorrow.  I indulged in comfort food today.

0415 (Friday) 164.8, Steps 13686. Total Burn 2310. Exercise Burn 630/548 (60minElliptical). Calories in 2200. With late start, we could all sleep in a bit this morning... but I still woke at 4:30 (when Hubs usually is up and off), 5:30 (when I get up to help #2 get off), and 6:30 (my old norm) ...I finally just got up at 7:00. It was snowing outside, but it didn't last long. I got in 10min on the elliptical and then got the munchkins and #2 off to school. Back home, I did 20min, starting last night's Grey's Anatomy. I guess it was a 2-hour show. I hoped to get through it all today, but only ended up getting my hour. Not enough motivation to get to Zumba on my own after dropping #3 off to school. The ducks were around all morning. I went out and set up the feed under a board so the grain wouldn't get so damp. I tried digging up some worms for them too, but the ground was still quite dry, even with the recent rain. I did find a few worms for the ducks. Got in a nap, then picked up the kids from early out elementary. Hubs and #3 left for a derby. I was on carpool duty today for basketball practice for #5, but was able to just drop them off, and another mom was bringing them home. I showered and got into jammies early, I was ready for bed. I've been so tired lately!

0416 (Saturday) 164.4. Steps 12974. Total Burn 2173. Exercise Burn 320/416 (30minElliptical). Calories in 3600. The munchkin had a 9:00 game, and worrying I'd oversleep, I wasn't able to sleep in. This was against the same team we played last week. We lost last week ... but won this week in overtime! I went ahead and made the highlight video of both games when I got home. Sometimes I'm quick.  I didn't really have a lot else on the docket for the day. Hubs ran some errands, bought a new smoker (happy father's day?) and then we went out for an early dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Ate too much, of course!

 0417 (Sunday) 164.8. Steps 5372. Total Burn 1936. Exercise Burn 0/150 (no exercise). Calories in 3250. Did sleep in this morning, which was nice. The duckies must have too, they were quite late in coming today, but did show up. Hubs made waffles, for our Sunday Circles breakfast we haven't had in a while. I did grab a little nap today. For dinner, Hubs prepared smoked ribs on his new smoker. Masher taters too. I made Brazilian Cheese Rolls and for once they didn't fall. I wish I knew what I did so I could replicate it! I thought about hitting the elliptical or bike, but did keep the day as a rest day. Unfortunately, calories in were way over.

0418 (Monday) 167.5. Steps 32032. Total Burn 3181. Exercise Burn 1250/1404 (60minElliptical, Zumba, Bike). Calories in 1800. Up at 5:30 to pull #2 out of bed and prep his breakfast and lunch. Got in some early elliptical as I got the boys off to school. Hit Zumba, had a good class. Stopped at Kmart on the way home, grabbing a basketball for #4 (his popped). Should have gotten in weights or something, but was dragging and laid down for a bit. I did get in a session on the bike after picking the kids up from school. #3 had two games in the evening. He didn't even want me to video. We were both very disappointed as he'd been put on the second string team, away from all his best buddies. As expected, they lost both games, although my boy did pretty well. I was also nervous to have him play, as this was his first time back after his break. He did get knocked into in the first game and had to come out for a bit, and in the second his calves seized up and he wasn't able to finish, which was too bad as that game was actually close. I hope he can finish out this series without too much discouragement and frustration. As I wasn't manning the camera, I walked while I watched during the first game (as there was a track above the court) with my audiobook on. The second game was in a smaller gym, so I was sitting (but still listening to my book as I watched). I was SO tired as it started, but then by the time we got home and to bed ... I couldn't get to sleep. I did actually keep calories in check today! 

0419 (Tuesday) 164.7. Steps 25914. Total Burn 3011. Exercise Burn 1076/1269 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 1600. Up and early elliptical in. Walked to/from Zumba ... then, lazy day. Some computer work. Made some chicken pillows for an early dinner as Hubs and #3 left for a derby and I dropped #5 off at a basketball buddy's house to catch a ride to his game(s). I went to watch #2 play over at the high school. they won in overtime. Controlled calories today!

0420 (Wednesday) 164.9. Steps 30243. Total Burn 3000. Exercise Burn 1000/1238 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2600. It was quite the ordeal to pull #2 from bed this morning (literally pulling him from bed). He didn't even try the smoothie I'd made for him, but the other kids liked it a bit later (I just stuck it in the freezer until they were up). Got in some early elliptical and hit my Zumba class. Low energy = lower stats for me today. Not sure why I was dragging so. Stopped at Walmart after to grab a few groceries. After picking up the boys from school, I took #3 and #5 in for a haircut. Hubs and #5 left for a derby, and I took #3 to his basketball games. Soccer City. I hate Soccer City for basketball. There were two basketball games going, two volleyball games, and two soccer games. The sound is overwhelming! I brought my headphones and listened to my audiobook while I walked, and watched our boys get trounced. It was two games, I didn't have the energy to keep walking during the second game, and I'd already hit 30k for the day, so I figured I could sit. So tired ... but trouble falling asleep. 

0421 (Thursday) 164.5. Steps 23605. Total Burn 2916. Exercise Burn 1032/1156 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 3500. At least #2 got out of bed a little easier this morning. I got in a couple sessions on the elliptical while getting the boys off to school, and then hit Zumba class. I'd been feeling draggy, but was able to perk up and get the heart rate up better. I stopped at Smiths to grab a few groceries. Spent some computer time gathering photos. Did the dishes and laundry. Prepped meatball subs for the dinner tonight. #2 had a game, but it was at Highland, which is across town, and I didn't feel up to fighting the traffic. I should have gone though, he said he had a good game, and they won. It was nice having an evening at home too though. Hubs and #3 had a derby. I did go overboard on eating, exceeding my burn by a bit.
0422 (Friday) 164.5. Steps 11778. Total Burn 2277. Exercise Burn 425/518 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2900. Slept in until 6:30. I could have stayed in bed more, but I was awake. Made lunches and got the boys off to school. I have such a hard time with motivation on Fridays. I had wanted to do Zumba on my own ... but I didn't. I barely got in elliptical for the day (catching up on last night's Grey's Anatomy).  I pulled out a ziti I'd prepped earlier for dinner tonight. #5 had basketball practice. It was a quiet evening at home. I made coconut goodie cookies though ... not good on calories today, and the leftovers don't bode well for tomorrow!

0423 (Saturday) 166.1, Steps 12517. Total Burn 2283. Exercise Burn 320/181 (30minElliptical). Calories in 2900. Got some cleaning done in the morning. At 2:00, #5 had a basketball game (easy win). It started raining on the way home, and stayed that way the rest of the day. It was the 24th anniversary of Grandpa Gordy's passing. We always go to the cemetery as a family, and did so today too, even in the rain and cold. I was happy that #4, Mr. Anxiety did fine, even when a high wind warning came across the radio. My anxiety was up too. I very much dislike the drive to the cemetery, and I just don't like cemeteries. We didn't stay long though in the weather. We stopped at Crown Burger after (another tradition) and ate. I didn't do too badly, splitting a fish and chips with my MIL. I had eaten all the remaining coconut goodie cookies today though. I'd put a roast in the crock pot before I knew we were going out, so that will pretty much be leftovers. Mr. Duckie was hanging out a bit today, but I only saw pretty girl for a bit. I was glad I got a peek at her though.

0424 (Sunday) 166.1. Steps 7863. Total Burn 2019. Exercise Burn 105/250 (10minElliptical). Calories in 2200. Hubs was up early starting a pork butt on the smoker. We did do our usual Sunday Circles breakfast. I laid down for a bit during the day, but didn't actually nap. I went ahead and did a small session on the elliptical to finish up my show (the latest Scandal) I'd started yesterday. We had our dinner. I do like pulled pork, but without all the sides (mashed taters and such) I kept calories somewhat in check. Unfortunately, on such a low activity day, intake was still over burn.On the duckie front, today was the opposite of yesterday. Pretty Girl was here most of the day alone. I went out and dug up some worms to feed her.  She stayed until after dark.

0425 (Monday) 166.7. Steps 20550. Total Burn 2776. Exercise Burn 1149/1006 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2100. Back to getting up at 5:30 and attempting to pull #2 out of bed. Made lunches and prepped him a smoothie for breakfast. The duckies flew in right at 6:30 as soon as I opened up the blinds and looked out, but then they were gone again and I didn't see them the rest of the day. Got in a session on the elliptical and then dropped #3 at school. Unfortunately, he forgot a poster school assignment. After I dropped the munchkins off I had to run back to the middle school to hand it off to him. I only got the one early elliptical in. I went out to Zumba, trying out my new shoes for the first time (the Reebok). I think the laces were a little tight, as it felt like my feet were falling asleep in them. It was a little better after loosening the laces and I think they will work fine. I do miss the ankle support of the high top my old shoes had. I forgot to charge the Scosche over the weekend and it was dead ... too bad as my ChargeHR came in at pretty high stats and I wonder what the Scosche would have said. I came straight home today without stopping at any stores.

0426 (Tuesday) 166.1. Steps 23419. Total Burn 2965. Exercise Burn 1094/1196 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2400. Got the boys off to school and hit my Zumba class. It was cold and rainy, so I drove. Checked #3 out of school and took him to the orthopedist for a final followup on his wrist. They said everything looks fine (everything has felt fine). Then I took the same son to the dentist/orthodontist. He's been having pain in his tooth for a bit. They discovered that one back molar has a flaw (not a cavity cause by neglect), a hole. It had been flush against another tooth, not visible, but the braces have been turning it and now that it's more open, that's what has been causing the pain. Unfortunately, it's still really hard to get to. The orthodontist wants to put a more aggressive turn on the tooth to see if they can get it in a better position to work on it, without having to go through good portions of the tooth. So hopefully #3 can last a couple more weeks and then we'll see. Hopefully it doesn't require a root canal either. I have a huge hole in MY tooth too, I think it's just dead though, it's not causing me any pain, but I know I'll need to do something about it at some point. I hate going to the dentist. Busy afternoon. Hubs and #4 left for a derby. I dropped #5 off at a basketball buddy's house to catch a ride to his two games. I arranged for #3 to get picked up for his game, and I went to watch #2 play over at the high school (he did great, they won). Then I headed out to see #3 play in his second game. He'd texted after his first game saying he'd gotten hurt, hit the ground and had a couple gashes in his head. Apparently there had been blood everywhere! I feel horrible for not being there as the other moms helped clean him up, but I don't do well with blood, so maybe it was better I wasn't. I could still see blood in his hair, and a little on his uniform. I guess we're lucky they let him back on the court, as they are often very touchy (or non-touchy rather) about blood. Concussion too. He said he was seeing double for a minute after, but other than that, didn't show any concussion signs. He had a GREAT game! Scored the first 11 points for the team, and I think about double that once the game was over. We won for once. I'd actually planned on video taping the game, even though he had told me he didn't want any of these games recorded. But as every parent checked in with me on how he was doing, and I was still gabbing once the game started, I never managed to get the camera out. I wish I had though. There would have been a ton of highlights. Once we got home and he took a shower and I examined his head. One long gash was pretty superficial, but the other, was smaller but looked deep and was gaping open a bit, still bleeding (of course this was right after his shower which disturbed it I'm sure). I'm wondering if it did need stitches, but of course by this time all the urgent care clinics were closed, and #3 just wanted to go to bed. Hope it doesn't scar and interfere with hair growth visibly (Daddy has a few spots like that). I had a hard time getting to sleep of course ... 

0427 (Wednesday) 166.4. Steps 9187. Total Burn 2046. Exercise Burn 210/323 (20minElliptical). Calories in 2300. I woke with a headache and feeling sick to my stomach. Not that that is unusual, it's been happening pretty regularly. I just didn't feel up to pushing through today. Did 10min on the elliptical while getting the kids off to school and decided I didn't have the energy for Zumba. I'd planned on hitting Walmart on the way home from class, so I went right after I dropped the boys at school. I spent a bit of time on the computer working on a slideshow. That doesn't require much energy. Hubs had a derby in the evening and #3 went along to help. I was happy to have an evening at home to take a shower and get into jammies early.

0428 (Thursday) 165.8. Steps 21741. Total Burn 2929. Exercise Burn 1079/1170 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2600. Another early morning, sometimes Thursdays are a bit easier as we all know we can sleep in a bit tomorrow. Got the boys off to school and got two sessions of early elliptical in. Went to Zumba, taking a couple of bags of stuff for the Ecuador relief effort. Back at home I worked on my MILs muvee and did some laundry and house clean up. I picked up #3 from school and he changed into his basketball stuff, and I dropped him off at the high school. I then went and picked up the littles from school, took them home, then went back to the high school to watch basketball games. #3 played at 4:00 (they lost) and #2 played at 5:00 (they won). #3 stayed and ran clocks. We were then home for a bit, then off again to another game at 9:00. Both #2 and #3 had games, but as #2 can get himself there, I went with #3. He had a GREAT game. He hasn't cared if I videotaped his games (in fact he has expressly told me NOT to) but I did video today anyway... my headphones weren't working (need new battery) and I can't JUST watch! It was a great game to get on film, and #3 admitted he was glad I had got it. Now to get through all these clips sometime! More games tomorrow and Saturday!

0429 (Friday) 165.3. Steps 15834. Total Burn 2548. Exercise Burn 300/784 (30minElliptical). Calories in 2400. A little bit of a sleep in this morning, with late start at the high school and middle school. Hubs was taking the day off to get some party prep done (big to-do tomorrow). We also grabbed the kids from school a little early and took them to the post office to get the passport paperwork done (for an upcoming trip, just barely out of the country as the ferry stops in Victoria, Canada). Then #3 had a basketball game at 4:00. He stayed afterward and helped out at the scoring table running the clock or taking stats. I got #5 off to a birthday party at 6:30 then went back to the high school by 7:00 to watch #2 in his games (7:00 and 8:00). Both boys ended up staying until 10:00, and #3 caught a ride home with #2, with a detour to McDonalds. I was glad I didn't have to go back and pick up, I was in bed!

0430 (Saturday) 165.4. Steps 8966. Total Burn 2160. Exercise Burn 0/391 (no exercise). Calories in 2900. Crazy busy day! Up early to get #3 to his game at 8:00. Had to leave that early to get #5 to his 9:00 game (he'd come with, so we went straight from the one school to the other). Then I had a teammate take him home while I rushed back to Bingham to watch #3 play again at 10:00 and 11:00. Then we rushed home, #3 had a quick shower and we went out to the surprise party for Pammy (maga). The other siblings had gotten everything set up and Hubs had picked up grandma and was bringing her. We had a lot of people show and it was fun catching up with people we hadn't seen in years. Exhausting too! One brother and his family had flown in from out of state, so after we got everything cleaned up, we went over to Maga's house for more visiting and made plans to get together again tomorrow before their flight.

1 comment:

  1. What a crazy month! Hopefully may is 'smoother'!!!


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