0101 (Sunday) 180.7. Steps 13535. Total Burn 2489. Exercise Burn 625/642 (60minElliptical). Calories in 2900. Yes, back to counting calories. I like the record (reminds me of what happened some days) and I do feel it does help keep things in check. Quiet morning. Church moves to 1:00. #2 hit Sacrament meeting then had to head to work. We went out to see family, the annual pastry wreath, a tradition going on 28 years now. It's SO much work, and Pammy has been threatening to quit, but Uncle Clay took up the mantel and made it this year (so the gathering was at their house, rather than Maga's). French dip too, that Courtney (and Pam) had cooked up in their new Instant Pots. Little Sammy loved playing with his big cousins and wanted to come home with us ... so he did. I think he had a blast here. Got in the hot tub for a bit too. Uncle Clay and Maga came over later to grab him. Hubs made popcorn and we watched "The Magnificent Seven" ... good Western, but sad.
0107 (Sunday) 179.6. Steps 7492. Total Burn 1929. Exercise Burn 200/90 (40minTreadmillWalk). Calories in 2650. Slow Sunday. With the Hubs gone, we didn't do waffles (even though I have made them myself, it's usually his thing). I did make pancakes and bacon. We were supposed to go out to my brother's church to hear his son speak before leaving on an LDS mission. I was hesitant enough ... with Hubs gone, having to drive myself (not impossible, but out of my comfort zone), the "church issues" and then just the social anxiety at the house after; so many people crammed into a small space, all the other friends/neighbors and relatives on the other side that I don't know. An ice storm sealed the deal for me not going. The meeting itself was pushed from 1:00 to 2:50 and the roads were okay by then, but I'd already talked myself out of it. I did hit the treadmill for a little walk. Started watching "The OA" on Netflix. The boys got in the hot tub, then took full advantage of Daddy not being around to play a noisy game of basketball in the front room. I did some blog updates and got letters to our missionary off.
0116 (Monday) 181.3. Steps 14786. Total Burn 2559. Exercise Burn 638/710 (60minElliptical). Calories in 1900. Hubs was off around 6:00, which is actually a little late for him. On a normal school day, I would have been out of bed already. But ... not a normal school day. MLK Day. The kids were out of school. I needed to provide rides (practice, friends) so was going to skip out on Southziders again ... but then heard they were cancelling it anyway. Apparently my SIL went last week expecting to see me there. Oops! The big boys had practice in the morning hours (staggered though, so I had to drive #3 to/from) and #4 invited friends over (pretty big deal for him, rare occurrence) while #5 was invited out to hit the rec center with friends. I ended up running #3 out to friends, and dropping #4 and buddies off at a church for some basketball. #2 hung out at home with his girlfriend until the team dinner that night. #2 had been asking for scones, but had never been around. We finally made some today. Not a good eating day for me. Really craving sweet and salty stuff.
0117 (Tuesday) 179.3. Steps 20114. Total Burn 2819. Exercise Burn 1025/984 (60minElliptical, Zumba). Calories in 2200. Another day off school for the kidlets ... end of term. I didn't get in any exercise before Zumba, but I went to Zumba! With Marian ... stats: 5572 steps, 2.42 miles. AvHR116, high 153, in zone 25 of the 57 minutes. It was fun to have Carma back, and Olivia came too. The boys didn't have practice today as they had game in the evening, but #2 still took off to hang with friends for most of the day. I did get in my hour of elliptical, although the last 20min wasn't until the end of day. I had to drop #2 off at the high school a little after 2:00, then I went back at 3:30 for his game. He got some good shots and playing time. The won easily. I came home and quickly went through the clips and put together his to share on social media. I'd been quite anxious at the game, as I guess I hadn't cleared off the old games like I thought I had and was almost out of recording space. I did get things cleared off, but I need to remember to do that with this camera and it's duel recording. #5's game was at 8:00, but the varsity game was at 7:00, so I wouldn't be able to do both. I'd arranged a ride for #5, but then Hubs got home and said he'd take him. I headed back to the school for varsity. They were playing Taylorsville, and several of the boys had been on a team with #2 back in 6th grade. I have seen them as we've played each other the last few years. Fun to see how the boys have changed. Again and easy win. Still fun but lacked a lot of the intensity of the WJ or Bingham games. We still had a pretty good student section, but for the first time, it was just a recording of the star spangled banner to start (before, they had someone sing it). No band, fewer cheerleaders, no student section really for the other team.
0118 (Wednesday) 180.1. Steps 26476. Total Burn 3218. Exercise Burn 1300/1402 (80minElliptical, Zumba, WEIGHTS). Calories in 1800. Back to the routine today ... with Hubs off early, I was awake well before my alarm. I was able to fit in my hour of elliptical while getting the boys off to school. I did skip out on Zumba with MZL to head straight to the store after dropping off elementary. Sam's and Walmart shopping. I thought I had a fairly free afternoon, but ended up on triple-pickup duty (although I'd only been scheduled for elementary). #3 has been bugging me about his next ortho appointment so I called and they had a cancellation, so an opening at 4:00. Perfect! I dropped him off then took #4 to Office Max, as he wanted a new file folder to organize for the new school semester (and wasn't willing to wait a few days for Amazon delivery). So just like that, I lost a few hours in the afternoon! Good thing I'd been a good girl and gotten in an hour of Zumba on my own (practicing for being in charge of a class tomorrow). Got decent stats too. 6382 Steps. 2.82 miles. 474/438 calories. AvHR121, High147, in zone 33 of the 64 minutes. Got in a little extra elliptical too and even WEIGHTS! It's been a while, and I hope it isn't a mistake with leading Zumba tomorrow. I'd planned on some reading/riding but it didn't make it into the day. #3 had a late basketball practice, I let him take the car so I wouldn't have to wait up and go grab him. Hubs had a derby after work, so it was a long day for him.
0119 (Thursday) 179.4. Steps 27533. Total Burn 3229. Exercise Burn 1550/1391 (80minElliptical, Zumba, Bike, 1.25mileTreadmillWalk). Calories in 2400. I was on middle school driving duty this morning, but still managed to get in my hour of elliptical. I was heading up MountainView Zumba today as Marian had a meeting. I have a hard time getting their early with elementary drop-off. I skittered in at 8:59. Class was good. I'd put a lot of Christa's songs on the playlist, and Carma came and helped too. I even did Terrible (which I wimp out of often, it requires a lot of energy). Stats: 6911 steps. 3.02 miles. Calories 549/502. AvHR131, High155, in zone 56 of the 65 minutes. Even a couple peak minutes! ChargeHR steps in seemed disproportionately low ...5738. A difference of over 1000 steps for the hour! I'd think the Charge would possibly pick up more with all the arm movements! Cathyleen had walked over when her car wouldn't start ... she lives close, but it was a cold, snowy morning, so I gave her a ride home. B day, so I had to go grab #3 from school, then take him back for practice (then pick him up from practice, although he stayed to watch the girls basketball team, they had a game). #4 had practice, I dropped him (and #5 tagged along, there are extra hoops there) off, drove to the high school for #3 ... FOGGY out! To stay awake until final pickup, I did another 20min on the elliptical (and I'd done a session on the bike, and treadmill walk earlier ... #4 had mocked my walk, he runs!) A bit of a tickle in my throat as I headed to bed...
0120 (Friday) 179.3. Steps 3901. Total Burn 1887. Exercise Burn 0/49 (no exercise). Calories in 1800. Feel like I'm coming down with something. Constant yucky feel in my throat. Not particularly hungry, but want to eat things to attempt to scratch the itch, or somehow soothe the feeling there. Nothing helps though. I had toyed with the possibility of hitting a Zumba this morning, but between how I was feeling, and needing to drive middle school carpool (not my usual morning but filling in) I bagged it. Didn't even get down to the gym for elliptical or anything. Just not motivated to move at all. The boys were away at Brighton for the games. I suppose I could have made it out for sophomore (with elementary early out and carpool for middle school) but didn't have it in me to stay for hours, and it's a little too far to come home and go back. Hubs came home and we went out to the varsity game together. Both sophomore and JV had easy wins, and it looked like varsity would be more of the same. #2 got some good shots off. Then in the fourth, the other team battled back and suddenly there were only 30 seconds left. We were up by only two points and Brighton had the ball. Heart rate was up again! Not sure if they would try to two to tie, or a three-pointer for the win, or if our boys defense could hold them off. Then as the other team was passing #2 got a finger on the ball for the steal! Shot down the court and passed it to our star player who made the layup even with the foul. Got the and one, putting us up by five. Brighton DID manage to get a basket in those final seconds, but with the additional points, it wasn't enough and we got the win. Exciting! Apparently it made the news (my brother texted me).
0121 (Saturday) 179.3. Steps 4341. Total Burn 1899. Exercise Burn 0/89 (no exercise). Calories in 2300. Sleep is hard. I feel like I'm constantly needing to clear my throat. Slept with gum in my mouth to attempt to ease the tickle there. I feel like I need something in my mouth all the time, eating, drinking or gum at least. Hubs went into work for a bit. I ran #3 to meet up with friends. They were taking trax downtown to watch their buddy James compete in a national xbox Madden competition. He got knocked out first round, but I think the boys still had fun hanging out (and, it made the news). Games for the little ones. #5 had his at 1:00 at the high school. We only had six players, which is fine, more playing time, but the kids do get a little tired, especially as this league runs halves, not quarters (for that extra break). We got the win but it was close! Tight the entire game. #4 had his game at 4:00. Additional playing time for him too as the other point guard is out with a broken ankle. He'd missed last week, on crutches, but not a positive diagnosis. Now he was in a cast and is out for probably the rest of the season. Been there! His mom said he was involved in a ski club too, so it's NOT good timing (I mean it never is, but ...). We got the win, and #4 got 20 points! And that was not being a ball hog at all. He's really good at sharing the ball (sometimes too good, as he often did have a shot but passes it to a friend). One of the guys in charge was at the game and put the kibosh on kids playing on the extra hoops during the game. One of the moms tried to fight him on it "oh they can play, you're not in charge .... oh, you are? Okay...) I actually really appreciated it. It's so distracting and disrespectful to players and parents trying to watch. Sometimes refs or those in charge will get after people (even for just simply bouncing a ball) but some weeks there's been an entire game going on right there by the side of the actual game. Hubs had two tickets to the Jazz game for the evening. He took #4, as he's the biggest basketball fan. He took the Durango, which left we without a car to pick up #3 from his festivities, but he was able to have one of his friends drop him home.
0122 (Sunday) 179.4. Steps 3480. Total Burn 1859. Exercise Burn 0/21 (no exercise). Calories in 2000. Hubs made Sunday Circles. I had a cold sore for a week now, right there in the corner of my mouth. Makes it hard to open and eat ... or peer down my throat with this sickness (not that I can tell if it looks like strep or anything). I laid down several times, bundling up as I was cold (but then hot) but didn't really nap. Hubs made pot roast and mashed potatoes for dinner. He set up his ipad by the hot tun and watched an episode of "Better Call Saul" while he soaked.
0123 (Monday) 181.4. Steps 13494. Total Burn 2486. Exercise Burn 610/637 (60minElliptical). Calories in 1400. Poor Hubs ... I snore when I'm sick. He was up at 4:00, and unfortunately I couldn't get back to sleep. I got up around 5:30. I did 10min on the elliptical and felt a little lightheaded, but okay. Got the kids up and made lunches. Attempted 20min elliptical. When I'm feeling like this, I usually put something over my mouth, as breathing in cold air is almost painful. But with my stupid cold sore, that wouldn't work. I need my fan as I feel overheated, but can't have that directly near my mouth (so I did without the fan). A push, but I got 20 in before driving the kids to middle school. Another 10 before dropping off elementary. I figured I wasn't up for attempting Zumba, so I went straight to the store to grab some groceries. Home again and had to rest up some. Had some sneezing fits. Complete carpool afternoon as I picked up #3 from school, then #4, then #5, then ran #3 back to school for his practice. Happily he could catch a ride home with his brother after the team dinner. I should have gone to a mother's meeting regarding senior night coming up, but I didn't feel like I could face anything public and really didn't want to go out in the snow again. Took my Nyquil and was in bed by about 8:00, although I still couldn't get to sleep until after 10:00.
0124 (Tuesday) 179.2 Steps 12122. Total Burn 2361. Exercise Burn 415/524 (40minElliptical). Calories in 1700. Didn't quite get in my morning elliptical. 10/20/10 ... I didn't feel like I was up to an hour of exercise, so I was going to duck out of Zumba. I texted Marian and she had hoped I'd be there to open the church and get started if she was late, as she had to drop her daughter at the airport. I said I'd go and get us started ... she really wasn't very late. I just did one song leading, and stayed for a couple more, but then decided to go home and take it easy, as I wanted to hit the boy's games later in the day. Needed to conserve energy! I was on pickup for middle school, and left for the high school as soon as I dropped #4 home. #2 was picking up #5 for me as I went to watch #3. It was a good game, fairly easy win. I had been on the schedule to man the snack bar today, but I'd begged off and got someone to cover for me. I just didn't feel I would be up to standing up that extra time in-between games. I wanted to go home and check on #5 (who was now home alone as Dad and #4 had left for a derby) and lay down for a bit. I made sure #5 was ready for his ride to pick him up for his game, and I headed back to the high school for the varsity showdown. JV had won, and we were expecting a pretty easy game. We had demolished Cottonwood, and Cottonwood had beaten Jordan so ... but surprisingly, it was pretty tough! Jordan was ahead at the end of the first quarter. We managed to gain the lead, but Jordan kept it fairly tight, until the end when we pulled away again. Aunt Olivia came out to watch and cheer on her nephew. When the game ended, I headed straight out to #5's game and got their before tip-off. I normally hate 9:00 games, but they work out well here on Tuesday nights. It was a pretty easy win for our boys, although my #5 seemed to be struggling with his shots. Got a few points though. Home again ... hubs was already asleep. Bucket by the bed, so I wondered if he'd had an attack? I could NOT get to sleep. I didn't feel particularly wound up. The games hadn't been super stressful or frustrating or anything, I just didn't feel sleepy. Finally around 11:00 I think I nodded off.
0126 (Thursday) 178.4. Steps 14618. Total Burn 2528. Exercise Burn 622/721 (60minElliptical). Calories in 2300. Only got a 10min to start the morning, then my two 20min while getting the boys off. I had a dentist appointment at 11:00 for my permanent crown ... I COULD have still fit Zumba in but between not feeling great physically and struggling with some stuff emotionally I just didn't feel up to it. A bit of a fetal position morning. The trip to the dentist went fine. Didn't have to numb or anything. A little painful with my cold sore still there just a bit. My mouth has just felt numb all over recently though. Weird. I'd forgotten they said I still had a couple more small fillings ... I had been thinking I was done, not needing to make another appointment. Arrrrgg. Not a super productive day. Did get a little cleaning in. Kitty knocked over a plant, spilling soil all over, which necessitated pulling the vacuum out so then I just did everything. Hubs had a derby in the evening, taking #5. #3 did finish up his practice right after the boys left, and would have been a bit more help to Hubs than the little one. #4 had his evening practice. I made a lemon jello cake and finally finished up my 10min to get my hour of elliptical in.
0127 (Friday) 178.8. Steps 9445. Total Burn 2190. Exercise Burn 424/355 (40minElliptical). Calories in 2000. I've been really lazy on Friday mornings, not even attempting Zumba during the morning school shove off. There had been a new Grey's Anatomy on last night, and I was interested in watching it, so I got 40min today. No games in the evening, the high school boys had a bye. I felt a bit bereft without my basketball. I did work on a video (actually two, as there was footage from another game I'd forgotten about). Had to pick up #3 from school, as #2 was staying for practice. Dropped #5 off to his practice ... but other than that I really didn't leave the house. I'm a homebody. Hubs was in bed at 8:00! He does get up early, but that is early!
0128 (Saturday) 179.4. Steps 5280. Total Burn 2003. Exercise Burn 0/167 (no exercise). Calories in 2000. Got to sleep in some. #3 had a 10:00 practice so I dropped him off, and Hubs grabbed him on the way to a derby around noon. Three games today. First one at 3:00 for #4. They only had six players, but my boy loves the extra playing time. He got 20 points. It was an easy, run-away win. I'd brought #5 with me and arranged for a teammate to come grab him to get him to their game at 4:00 across town. It was far enough (Indian Hills) that I really wasn't planning on going myself, but as the 3:00 game was wrapping up at 3:40, I figured I would probably have time to make it. I quickly asked the coach to take my current kid home after and dashed out as soon as the final buzzer hit (67-11 was the score, although they'd actually turned it off). I made good time, luckily hitting green lights all the way. The game had started, but it was just 0-2, our team hadn't scored ... and still didn't for several minutes! Slow start ... luckily the other team, while making a couple other baskets, was having a slow start themselves. Then things took off and got quite exciting by the end! I looked at my HRM and I was at 125! I have my headphones on, so sometimes I'm not totally aware of the atmosphere (yelling and such) but even with it so close, everyone was staying good sports. They pulled ahead by two with just seconds left. Do we try to a two pointer to tie and force OT? Three for the win? Will they be able to defend so we can't get a shot off? Exactly the same situation as the Varsity boys last Friday night, except this time we were down but with possession and ... THREE FOR THE WIN. Crazy shot, as we had NOT been doing great on our three pointers that game. I was glad I'd made it out. Home for a few hours to recharge ... both me and the camera. But couldn't head to bed, as #5 had another game, starting at 9:15, clear across town. Uggg. I really dislike Butler. Besides being so far (there are worse ones though) there is NO space for spectators ... well I mean there is space, but not nearly enough. Just the one little section under the basket for everyone! And it's a tough view, especially for filming. I had a ref back or a pole in my half the time. We got the win again though. Hubs had made an ice cream oreo crust pie ... #5 were anticipating it all the way home and it was yummy! #2 was out all day/evening to Sweethearts.
0129 (Sunday) 178.8. 3093 steps. Total Burn 1893. Exercise Burn 0/74 (no exercise). Calories in 2400. Love sleeping in. Sunday sleep in. I'll admit ... I had a little ice cream pie for breakfast. Hubs had also made his cheesecake, and the other boys had some of the that, so we never got around to our traditional breakfast. I did finally get out the griddle and fry up some bacon/sausage and hashbrowns and made a few pancakes. Hubs got a turkey smoking for our evening meal. I made some roll dough and got those rising. Got through one of yesterday's games, two more to go.
0130 (Monday) 181.8. 12674 steps. Total Burn 2522. Exercise Burn 614/680 (60minElliptical). Calories in 2400. Back to the routine ... sort of. Instead of getting up and off to work, Hubs was up and off to Mexico! He left right about the same time as the boys were leaving for school. His mom is traveling with him, and my SIL dropped them off at the airport. Everything went smoothly and they arrived in Mexico in the afternoon. Here at home ... not the most productive day. I'd done 40min elliptical in the morning, didn't finish up my hour until the end of the day. Made a muvee. I did do dinner ... chicken and wild rice soup with homemade breadsticks, and cinnamon rolls for dessert.