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Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Wrap up and I'm still here.

Well, the weekend ended up being less than ideal. I had a massive bladder infection and landed in bed all day on Saturday and most of the day Sunday. I didn't even feel like hiding eggs for the kids. Although I refuse to feel guilty. They had plenty of fun hunting eggs all week. Our Easter celebration started a week ago in Oklahoma with the first egg hunts. I did get the eggs boiled and they had some fun dying eggs. This is great because now I have yummy snacks, assuming I'm allowed to ingest their lovely creations at some point soon.

The Easter Bunny arrived with the obligatory candy and such. But, I did not indulge minus the one bite my little one begged me to take because she wanted to share. The kids were happy and spent the day hiding eggs hopped up on candy and playing with their new Easter toys. I did manage to drag myself out of bed late Sunday to cook. Probably wouldn't have bothered except Nana was coming and kids were begging for the ham they saw Daddy cart in from Costco. We had the ham, sweet potatoes, roasted with a little cinnamon and fresh green beans. I made a triple berry crisp-blueberries, blackberries and strawberries with oatmeal crisp on top. I used very little sugar and so it was overall pretty healthy. I ate well, but not too much and measured and tracked my calories.

After dinner I was tired and got the kids in bed early and I wasn't far behind. I didn't sleep well considering we had a lot of storms here last night and that left me tired today. That on top of still not feeling great left me dragging today. I did force myself to the gym as I had an appointment with my trainer and I could not cancel again. We had been trying to meet for a few weeks and I haven't been able for one reason or another due to the funeral and then my leg injury.

I felt very tired and I really really really really didn't want to go have my ass kicked today. I did however get the aforementioned ass kicked and I have to say I was proud to make it through the workout. He had me doing circuit training with 1min intervals on each exercise. Squats, lunges, bicep curls, hammer curls, crunches, push ups, reverse butterfly, and a whole bunch of other stuff.  All of that after 30min on the elliptical for my cardio and I'm proud I made it through that today. I very easily could've wimped out, but I did not and for that I'm glad. I burned a lot of calories today and I was super sweaty.

I drag myself back to work after a shower and in the fog of fatigue made it through to the end of the day. I ate a little lunch, not much and I should have eaten a snack before the workout because I was in the low blood sugar fog for a while. That mixed with yet more storms and the accompanying migraine trigger for me made for a difficult afternoon. Thank you drug companies for modern medicine for migraine which kept it from getting too bad.

After work I had to run to the store to pick up chips for the boy scout ceremony. Son got his Star rank and we were proud. He is doing so well and is still determined to get his Eagle.  Although at this point his dad and I have put in way too much time and effort to even consider letting him quit at this point. After I got the girls a cookie and we headed home and I did not partake of the goodies.

I just finished catching up on work. So happy that Mavs won and now for bed.......Good night!


  1. Sorry you were not feeling well:( Great job with the candy.

  2. You handled everything: Easter, candy, dinner, work, workout, kid's snacks, etc amazingly well, especially since you were literally sick and tired. I hope that you are feeling better today.

  3. Glad to hear that you Easter was good, apart from the infection. I used to get those all the time! They are no fun.

    Good job going to workout. I have been forcing myself to go as well. I am so damned tired, I could sleep for 14 hours and feel just as tired as before I laid down. I even went and got checked for sleep apnea, but that's not it.

  4. I am wondering if your body needs a change? Something lighter to do with a good return and low risk of injury...such as swimming or aqua exercise perhaps???? hmmmmmmm??????

    I force myself to go to... but the second I hop in the water I feel like a kid going to play.

  5. Nice job handling Easter temptations - extra hard with kiddos!

    Bummer about the UTI. Keep moving forward!

  6. Hope you feel better soon! Great job avoiding eating candy! Easter candy is on sale in all the grocery stores and it's taking me will power to avoid avoid avoid :)


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