Saturday, October 11, 2008

Day 48 - Laziness

When trying to think up a word to sum up the past couple of days for me, lazy pretty much does it. First off, I'd like to point out that I do not consider myself a lazy person. Some people equate fat with lazy, but in my case I don't think so. I'm very busy and never slow down. I have a job, go to school full time, and have three children, a husband, a mother, and a nephew that I'm responsible for. I get up each morning at around 5:30 a.m., and don't go to bed until about 11 p.m. I rarely watch TV (right now it's Biggest Loser on Tuesday nights and presidential coverage on cable news). So yeah, I'm usually not lazy at all. But this week's been different.

As I explained a couple of posts back, I'm on Fall Break this week and next week. I had a game plan of doing a lot of outdoor activities with my children. But on Tuesday, it started raining, and continued to rain for almost three days. So on Wednesday I took my children to the library to get some books, and decided to check out a few for me as well. After all, I love to read, but just never have the time. So I started this book named "Twighlight" by Stephanie Meyers and was hooked in big time. It was a big, thick book, and I read it in about a day. I started reading "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich yesterday and finished it today. Needless to say, I've put in a lot of time on the couch/recliner and NO time on the elliptical.

BUT, I'm okay with this. This is vacation, right? I DESERVE to relax with a good book. I'm off my schedule, but besides not exercising I've been totally on plan as far as points go. I did have Jiffy skillet cornbread two days in a row, and it was really high in points. It was too good the first day, so I decided to make the last box the second day to get it out for the house (I know, an excuse). But even with it I was totally within my points for both days. AND I've been journaling faithfully. So I still have control of my eating, which is GREAT considering how time off at home has gone in the past.

So today was very nice outside, so I took the kiddos to the park. I walked one mile before I ran into an old friend and her sister. We talked for a LONG time, so I never got the second mile in I intended b/c the kiddos were ready to go home. I felt good getting some sort of activity in, though. If the weather holds, we'll go back tomorrow and hopefully I can walk 2-3 miles with no interruption. Or pain. Did I mention my knee and ankle on my left side were hurting?

I peeked at the scale this morning, and it reflected my cornbread eating and inactivity. I've only lost .4 so far this week. Even more incentive to reel my ass in and get back on track.

Now I've vented, so I'm off to catch up on my fellow bloggers to see how their week has gone!


  1. girl, then Im all about begging to differ with you with regards to the WORD.

    lazy has such a negative connotation in our society.

    me? I hereby deem you RECHARGING.


  2. I am glad you are enjoying your week of vacation. Your mind is getting activity points for all the reading. The twilight book is a part of series and there is a movie coming out before the end of the year, you may already know this but I just wanted to make sure.

    You say you have only lost .4 but that is so much better than gaining anything right? Congrats!

  3. Recharge time is JUST as important to our health as exercise time. It's not being lazy - it's plugging into your generator. Enjoy the downtime without guilt.

  4. Good for you to stay on plan with eating! It is so hard to stick to it when the routine is changed.

    Enjoy your time with your kids and your books!


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