Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Journey, Huh?

Well, lately my journey sucks.  I am having too much fun spending time with my family to worry about things like eating right and exercising.  But. most of my time has been spent swimming, which is supposed to be great exercise.  And since we are in the pool so much, I am not snacking.  Which is awesome.  Except at night.  I have no willpower at night.  Seriously.  I can go all day without eating, but once the sun goes down, I can eat everything in sight.  I don't.  But I could.

I haven't lost any weight, and am still up a couple of pounds.  I am okay with that, though, because I am staying pretty steady, which for me is a big deal.  I mean, it's been a year since I lost a big hunk of weight, and I have kept it off.  For a freakin' year!  I have never done that before.  Sure, I want to lose more.  But right now I am going to be happy with maintaining. 

The kids go back to school two weeks from today.  I can not believe the Summer has gone by so quickly.  I am looking forward to getting back into our daily routine, though.  I love this quiet time at night, when I am the only one awake.  It's so peaceful.  I tried doing bedtimes tonight, to get them back into the swing of things.  Brandi finally fell asleep around 11, even though I had her in bed at 9.  We watched Huge together, so she really went down at 10, but I am hoping to have her back to regular bedtime by next week.  Last year, she went to bed at 7:30, but was allowed to watch 30 minutes of TV before going to sleep.  She usually fell asleep before 8.  This year, she wants to stay up until 9.  I am not sure how she will do with that, since we get up at 5:30am.  That's only 8 1/2 hours sleep, and I prefer she get closer to 10.  But, I guess we'll try it out and see.  Ryan is almost 15, and wants to stay up later, too.  last year he went to bed at 10, and I still think that is late enough.

Seriously, why am I rambling on about my kids bedtimes?  Like ya'll really care about all that.  And this blog is supposed to be about me, not my kids.  I have other blogs for that.

We have therapy tomorrow.  We haven't been for a month...I was sick last session and Junior refused to go without me, even though this is his therapy, and I am only there for support.  It's funny...last time we saw our therapist, we were talking about going more frequently.  Oh well.

I guess that's about it.  If you made it this far, well, thanks for reading.  I know I ramble sometimes.  That's just how my mind works.


Jeannette said...

You're doing great! I wish I were holding steady... I've gained 3 weeks in a row. We've just gotta keep at it though right?

Crystal said...

A whole year! WOOT! Good for u girl. At least ur staying aware of ur weight and not gaining it all back;o)

I let Will turn in between 9 and 10. I get him up at 6 every morning. It's worked well for him the way I set it up. He thinks he has more options as far as staying up later and it's always so funny cause he'll fall asleep way before 10, lol!

Sam last year (her freshman year) got to stay up until 10. I told her if it started affecting her grades and her mood she'll go to bed at 9 like she use to. Girl, she never made it past 9!!!

jenn said...

Jeannette ~ Yes, we do! :)

jenn said...

Crystal ~ Brandi is the same way...she hardly ever made it to her actual bedtime. I'll just be happy when we smooth out the routine again.

Donna said...

Ramble Away...I enjoy reading it!
Congratulations on staying HAPPY!! And healthy! You're doing just fine sweetie!!

jenn said...

Thanks Miss Donna!