It’s hard for me to begin this week’s round-up without mentioning how busy we’ve been over here at the Orlando Ranch. My MIL and SIL and nephew left last Thursday, after a fun-filled week that unfortunately ended with a bout of a stomach bug. (H, A, and I remain the only men left standing.) With our guests gone, I shifted my focus back to Finance, which culminated with a grueling exam last night that did no go as well as one would have liked. It’s safe to assume I do not have a future on the floor of the NYSE. You’re welcome, investors.
Also last week: to say A stopped sleeping through the night is a gross understatement. More like A morphed into a newborn again, screaming to nurse every 16 minutes or so. In reality, after a week of hard teething (two teeth before six months: mercy), she suddenly needed to nurse about every 2 – 3 hours.
We were all bleary-eyed and bitchy for awhile.
Last night, A woke ONLY ONCE and the GATES OF HEAVEN OPENED AND A CHORUS OF ANGELS SANG HALLELUJAH. Or something. Good thing too: my body has responded to lack of sleep and proper nutrition by upping the ante with a painful sore throat. Joy.
No matter: I finally have a few minutes to breathe and get back to blogging where I can list all of my grievances for you. Don’t say I never gave you anything, gentle readers.
So! Last week, after the DietBet ended, was something akin to an exhausted dieter-gone-wild around these parts. I had leftover ice cream cake to eat, guys. And those pretzels and pita chips I bought for our company. And the semi-sweet chocolate chips too. And, er, the glory that is Unreal candy. Oh, and I’ll take that leftover chimichanga as well, please.
You get my drift.
I also had my annual OBGYN appointment. I had honestly been dreaming about stepping on the scale there – six months postpartum – having reached my pre-baby weight. Happy to report: I did it! I was 141 pounds, a whole TWO days and a lifetime of Carvel after the DietBet ended!
Then, I asked the question that I had been dreading.
M clears throat, whispers, “Can you tell me what my last recorded weight was, before the baby?”
Dudes. Let’s just say it wasn’t earth-shattering, but it did change the numbers a bit, until I gained back a few ounces in light of the CARVEL.
Current Weight: 143.2
Pounds lost since blog’s inception: 19.4
Pounds lost since A’s birth: 48.8
Weekly Workout Summary
Friday, 2/1 2.76 mi run
Monday, 2/4 Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred, Level 1
2.79 mi walk
Tuesday, 2/5 Plank 1:00:02 min
Wednesday, 2/6 Plank 1:02:07 min
Thursday, 2/7 Plank 1:12:03 min
Friday, 2/8 3.25 mi walk with A
Sunday, 2/10 1.22 mi walk with the fam
Monday, 2/11 Plank 1:00:03 min
Exercise has been tough, but I’m determined to get a handle on this and get more than just my planks done. By the way, I’ve started Erica House’s Killer Core Plank Challenge. Join us!