Thanks for all the great suggestions about my "next big thing"! A couple suggestions that were pretty popular were the Disney races, the Tough Mudder, and a triathlon. Sorry to disappoint, but I can cross those off the list ;) I'm probably the only person in the world who isn't really interested in Disney! I did a Warrior Dash, and hated every second of it, so I don't think I'd enjoy the Tough Mudder (but I'm flattered you think I could handle that!); and I really dislike swimming and biking, so the triathlon is out.
A couple of ideas
that I'd like to entertain are doing back-to-back races, running x
number of races in a certain amount of time, maybe taking a running
coach certification course, or possibly taking up trail running
(although that one would be difficult, because we don't have any trails
around here!). My "next big thing" doesn't have to be HARDER than things
I've done in the past; I'm just trying to find something that I can
look forward to and work toward.
Today is Wednesday, and that means weigh-in day. I was a little surprised when I got on the scale this morning:
It certainly wouldn't hurt to lose a few more, since my healthy weight range is 114-144, but I honestly don't want to lose anymore. My jeans are getting big! I know some people would love to have that "problem", so I shouldn't complain--and I'm really not complaining about it, just noticing.
I hadn't done my body fat and waist measurement in a while, so I did those, too:
I actually had a tough week as far as food goes, because I had bought those two containers of Biscoff Spread that were half-price. It was beckoning to me all week long, and I finished off one of the jars in five days--way too quickly! I always counted the PointsPlus for it, but I didn't like that I was thinking about it all the time. I got rid of the second jar, and I will not be buying it again. I have a mental list of certain foods that I just can't keep in the house, and that is now at the top of the list.
Today was a rest day, but I was actually feeling a little restless this morning. As if on cue, I got a text from Renee asking if I wanted to meet for coffee at Panera. I met her and Jessica there, and I got a decaf coffee. We chatted for a while, and Jerry was awake when I got home.
In addition to the hummus and Pretzel Crisps, another food habit I picked up in Florida is English muffins--I have been craving them like crazy. Instead of the usual 80-calorie ones by Healthy Life, I decided to get the Thomas Original ones this time; and holy cow, what a difference! They are SO worth the extra 1 PP (they are 3 PP, the Healthy Life ones are 2 PP). I haven't eaten a "regular" English muffin in years--I was always buying the whole wheat or reduced calorie ones. I've been eating the Thomas ones for lunch along with scrambled eggs every day since I've been home from Florida.
For the past couple of weeks, I'd been thinking about whether or not to get a flu shot, and whether the kids should get them. I've never had a flu shot, and my kids haven't either, but I've heard so many bad things about the flu this year, that I figured we all should get shots. I called the pediatrician, and they ran out of them yesterday, so they told me to call back on Monday for the kids' shots.
This afternoon, Jerry and I just went to the Kroger Pharmacy and got our shots there. I'm curious how it will affect me, if it does at all. I just hope that my kids don't get the flu--Eli had it last year, and it was awful. Whenever my kids get sick, it seems to last forever. It would be SO nice to get through this flu season without incident ;)
I just got off the phone with my sister, and she earned her 10% keychain award at Weight Watchers today! She was REALLY looking forward to it, and as I mentioned, she's been working super hard to get there. Unfortunately, things didn't go so well at her meeting...
When she weighed in, the receptionist didn't even notice that she'd reached 10%, so Jeanie said, "Is that 10%?" And she said, "Oh, yeah, you'll get your award at the meeting." So she went into her meeting. The leader gave out the awards at the end, and somehow Jeanie's was forgotten. The leader adjourned the meeting, saying, "See you all next week!" and as everyone got up to leave, she finally noticed that she forgot to give Jeanie her award. She said, "Oh, Jeanie, here is your 10% key chain."
That is SUCH a disappointment! Usually, leaders will ask you a couple of questions ("How does it feel to be down 10%?" or "Any tips you want to share?" or something like that). As silly as it may sound, pretty much everyone likes receiving awards and having their moment of glory. Jeanie worked her butt off for that 10% key chain, and it was passed over like an afterthought.
Anyway, I wrote about that because Jeanie reads my blog and I'm hoping that some of you can congratulate her in the comments--she's earned it!