How are you today? Today I am thankful. I felt so awful for a lot of yesterday and feel sooooo much better this morning. I had aches and chills and a sore throat but it seems mostly gone today. My sister felt like crap, too, so I am hoping when I talk to her later she is on the mend as well. So, today is a good day! It looks like I will get out of the house!! (shhhhhhh. I shouldn't say that out loud yet.) Patrick also got sick but he just got up and he seems to be a little better today, too. (Not to be selfish but I hope he is even better on Saturday so he can finish our cabinets!!!!! So excited to see them all done!!!!)
Well, my chart ended yesterday! I did it! These last 2 days (I started feeling sickly on Tuesday) were pretty touch and go on the exercising but I felt well enough to do it both days. I have had at least 8 glasses of water, read a devotional/my bible, exercised, and flossed my teeth every day for the last 4 weeks. Woohoo! I am starting a new chart on Feb. 1st, this time with 8 daily goals, and am looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to these next couple of days when I am not going to even brush my teeth, glance at my bible, or drink not a drop of water. Oh, and I will eat 2 cakes while not moving from the couch. ;)
I didn't weigh myself when I started this but I have been also sticking within my recommended calories from SparkPeople (aside from a cheat day each week...one was pretty major...brownies & wine...the other 2 were minor). And I have lost 2.5 lbs since my first weigh in, 3 weeks ago. yay! Just kidding. 2.5 lbs??? There were days I was down as much as 4 but today it was just 2.5 so I thought I would share that. I know I am building tons of muscle, though, so it's okay. Again, just kidding. :) I have to say I am feeling a bit more toned and it's probably due to the body weight-bearing exercises I've done this month. Of course I would have liked to tell you I lost 8lbs but that just didn't happen. I do feel really good, though. I did these daily workouts quite a few times and have done this one now and let me tell you, it ain't easy! I am also interested in the 100 Squats a Day but doing squats with the proper form (where your bum drops down below your knee) is not easy, either. I would be lucky to do 30, I think. I might try today.
A funny thing: We had dinner at Annie & Ronan's last weekend (brownies & wine) and Andrea took all of our blood pressures and we were amazed at what a healthy bunch we were. Then we started wondering if the 3 bottles of wine had anything to do with that. :) hahahahha.
Some random pictures from my phone now, okay? Okay.
Here is James and his buddy biding their time with K'Nex until I would let them play Minecraft again. :)
Musee d' Orsay. This January? In the bathroom at JC Penneys waiting for Nicky to finish pooping. :)