Monday, August 25, 2014

Oh is it HOT!

So, there was no running this weekend. I spent Saturday taking care of my 3-month old, then out on the Houston hot-hot-heat to take bridal portraits (I felt bad for the bride, she had to loose 10 lb's in sweat) and a 3-year old photo shoot.

Sunday, Andy and I had a wedding to shoot from 12:00 - 9:00 pm. It was 100° in the late afternoon. People had to be careful, or they would drop like flies. After photo shoots, my legs feel like rubber, especially after 9 hours of photos. I joke that if I shot weddings every weekend, I would be able to crush coconuts between my legs (my other photographer friends claim that would be untrue). One can dream. Regardless, my weight's starting to look a little better. My mom seems to think I've lost some inches around my waste... that's because it's all falling to my butt and legs. Damn gravity.

Last week's activity was as follows (mostly walking because it's so hot out right now it's hard to breath).



Start Time: 8:05 pm
Duration: 15:51 min
Millage: 1.8
Average speed: 3.8 mph
Calories burned: 232


Start Time: 7:26 pm
Duration: 25:42 min
Millage: 1.41
Average speed: 3.3 mph
Calories burned: 204

Walk (with baby)

Start Time: 7:18 pm
Duration: 9:06 min
Millage: .37
Average speed: 2.5 mph
Calories burned: 70

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why are you waking me up? It's Saturday... No, It's Wednesday.

Things are starting to get back to normal. Family that was in town has gone back home. Andy and I have 2.5 days of normalcy before we dive back into our family overload summer.

This morning, when my alarm started buzzing (6:40 - begin the hour of the snooze button) I rolled over to see my husband still in bed. He's usually out of the house by 6:40. I told him what time it was and he said, "So? It's Saturday." I then informed him it was in fact NOT Saturday, but Wednesday. So I got up with him and helped get the kid ready for daycare.

Now that I'm up...

I decided to take the dog for a walk. I fell like the past few weeks, we've barely paid any attention to her. Yes, she get's to sleep in the bed with us, and she loves to cuddle with my husband, but we haven't walked her or played with her. So off we went.

Of coarse, I forgot my phone, so I couldn't track the distance walked, or the time of morning for that matter. I just had to guess when I needed to be back home to get ready for work.

It was a short walk, but the weather was pleasant, and if I can just get past the overwhelming desire to smash my alarm clock in the mornings, I could see myself going for walks every morning.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Yikes! 151lb Weigh-in

Weight: 151.6... YIKES!
Time weighed: 8:00 am

I weigh how much!?

I wasn't expecting the heavens to part when I stepped on the scale today, but I was hoping for a little better. Family's in town, and with that comes copies glasses of wine, and food. I ate entirely too much fruit over the weekend. Somehow, I managed to plop myself down next to the fruit bowl and lay in it. Crunchy grapes are my kryptonite.

However, I also managed to mow my baseball-field lawn yesterday, which should have helped. I shudder to think of what my weight might have been on Saturday...

There's been no progress on the fitting-into-my-pants frontier. 

I tried to put on a pair of jeans on Friday that got stuck. I was angry so I tried to force them on... then I heard the ominous RRRIIIIP. Shit. It was then that I almost broken down and went out to purchase apparel that actually fits. It's hot as balls out here and the only shorts that fit me at the present moment are my soccer shorts. Little cloth things that ride up between my legs when I walk.

Until next time.
Fingers crossed I'm just retaining fluids this morning.