A Journey to Thin

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Functional Exercise Day

Shhh... don't tell, but I surprised hubby and mowed the lawn today. I hope he's happy about it! I always offer to mow on Saturdays and he always says he wants to do it. But after a long day at work, I'm sure he will appreciate it.

That was a great way to earn steps! I'm only about 250 steps away from my 10,000 step goal because of it. This is kind of embarrassing, but it was a huge workout for me. I am exhausted! I seriously felt like I used to feel after running a 5K... I guess instead of feeling bad about it, I will just count it as a really good workout for me!

Before that, I pulled baby girl around in her wagon--so I got steps doing that too. We were outside a lot today. I pushed her in the swing, put down a blanket in the shade and we read a book, and she just walked around too...she always wants to go into the neighbor's yard instead of staying in ours! I think it's because they have all kinds of trinkets in their yard and she's attracted to those. She gets mad when I pick her up and keep her in our yard. lol

I'm super hungry today but trying not to eat too much since I'm now out of weekly points. So far so good. I have a healthy supper of grilled chicken and grilled stuffed peppers planned. I can't wait until supper time.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and I'm excited about it. I put in the work this week and I hope that it shows on the scale! That's a good feeling.

Does anyone else use Windows Live Writer for their posts? There seems to be some issue with the program and Google and it's not working correctly. I love that program and I hope they get it fixed ASAP because it really streamlines the blogging process! I hate having to use Blogger to write a blog post.

I would love to switch to a Wordpress blog, especially for comment reasons, but I have no idea where to begin and I'd be afraid to mess something up. Has anyone else moved from Blogger to Wordpress?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Join me over there... and more

Today I’m guest posting for Becky over at Olives ‘n’ Wine. Becky, her husband, and their adorable dog (Mitchell) just welcomed a handsome baby boy to their family. I’m happy to be filling in while she becomes familiar with motherhood!

Becky is a new-to-me blogger and her blog has quickly become one of my favorites. Head on over to check out my post and her blog!

In other news, I was feeling completely exhausted this morning and had that "out of breath" feeling. I decided it was finally time to see what's up with the at home sleep study. Hubby and I both decided that paying the $283 to have the test done is much better than me dying in my sleep or something. I just feel like something isn't right--we will find out. I'm supposed to get the kit in 3-5 days. I'm not happy about it, but I do know that I am taking the steps to better my health...if I do happen to have sleep apnea.

I was just having one of those days when I didn't want to leave the house or be seen by anyone. However, it is such a beautiful day that I knew I had to let baby girl enjoy being outside. So I got myself together and headed out for a walk.

I wanted to see if the pool was open yet and find out when they're having aqua aerobic classes, but they were closed. The pool was filled though! Yippee! It won't be long. I think it will be fun to take baby girl there... we'll see how it goes and I might have to get a season pass so I can go whenever I want to for just a short period of time or whatever.

I felt so much better for getting out of the house. It felt really good to walk and enjoy the sunshine. I took baby girl to the park. She was pretty excited when she saw other little children playing. A particular little boy came over and he would just stand by us but not say anything. lol Finally, he told me that he had a baby and pointed to his baby. And then he wanted me to meet his baby brother. It was cute.

Talk about shoving me into a social situation. lol. So I talked to his mom for just a short bit of time... I am so bad at this kind of thing, but I think it went fine. It really does help to have a child to meet people and give you something to talk about. Even though I don't feel comfortable in social situations, it's something that I want to improve so I am putting myself out there to try to better myself...even if it's extremely uncomfortable for me. I'm just awkward...

Baby girl seems to be transitioning from two naps to one nap. I am ok with that because it's easier to go places and do things! I'm kind of excited thinking about the things that we can do...if I can find the courage and the energy. haha... For example, I'm thinking of going to a baby group next week. We will see.

I'm still on track with my points! Only 1 1/2 days to go until weigh in. It takes extra planning and discipline not to use weekly points now that I'm almost out of them! But I'm doing it. Yay for me.

Do you struggle to make new friends as an adult? What summer activities do you love to participate in?