So if you were looking for new posts about the Last Ten Pounds challenge, you noticed that I haven’t mentioned it in awhile. See at first, the holidays were coming. Then, it was the holidays. Then, we had just gotten home and I had a house to put back together. Then, we were super popular and had a ton of playdates. Then, it snowed. Then, I had laundry to do. Then, I needed to buy cat litter. Then, I…well you get the point.
My excuses are getting less and less meaningful. I really didn’t get much done during the holidays, but we did try to get out, and we ran a few times. Since we’ve been home though, I haven’t even seen the gym (!!!). Maybe I’m just waiting for everyone who made a resolution to get back into working out to get over their resolution. Not that I want them to fail. I just want to know I’ll have a treadmill.
My biggest excuse though, is Simon. I hate that, but it is the truth. I started taking him to the gym on a regular basis when he was about 6 months old, because their childcare hours finally fit around his naptimes. I really wanted to get him going early because I was hoping he would get used to the place, the people, and he wouldn’t get terrible separation anxiety. That did not happen. He has horrible separation anxiety.
It isn’t so bad if someone takes me from me and then gives him constant attention, but they don’t always have the staff for that there. So I feel bad leaving him, and making one of them either carry him around the whole time, let him be upset, or have someone come get me to take him home. That last one happened right before Christmas. Its the teeniest bit embarrassing.
Anyway, needless to say, things have not been going well. I’ve been eating a bit better. My plan for eating soup for lunch has been going really well. I haven’t completely cut out sweets, although I haven’t been bingeing on them either. I froze the cookies I made last week. If I keep freezing all this stuff I’m going to need a bigger freezer. But they are so easy to pop out of the freezer and microwave for 30 seconds, and you have a fresh homemade cookie. Probably not what I should be talking about in a post entitled “The Last Ten Pounds” but, it was better than eating the entire batch of cookies over the course of a day or two, so in that, it was a win.
You’ll notice, obviously, that this is a written post, and not a video blog. That is because, I don’t like video blogs. If I go on someone else’s blog, unless I really really like you, I’m probably not going to wait for your video to load. Sorry. I don’t even watch my friend’s Facebook videos (sorry friends). Anyway, I can at least appreciate that people like different things. I don’t mind doing the video blog, so I figured I would put it to popular vote (Vote! I don’t care if I know you or not, and I won’t know what you’re voting. You won’t hurt my feelings…unless you don’t vote).
I guess it is time to lose the excuses? I didn’t get to the gym this morning, we had an Army meeting to go to around nap time, so I wanted him to get an early nap, which means no gym. My car wouldn’t start though, so we didn’t end up going. Anywhere. I don’t have any excuses for the rest of the week, but perhaps I just haven’t thought of them yet (I do need more cat litter, actually..). Whenever I do go back, I really hope Simon does okay, because I hate upsetting him so that I can work out. I know it is important for me to take care of myself, but it still feels a little selfish.
Oh, lastly, I haven’t lost or gained any weight, so it is still the last 11 pounds to go.
Anyway, until next time. Hopefully I’ll be able to update with some actual results.