March 15, 2017

This and that

Sorry for the lame title of this post, but I sat here for 10 minutes trying to think of something to title it! I finally gave up.

What is with this weather?! It's like winter finally arrived, but a few months too late. The wind chill was in the single digits this morning. It's hard to believe that last month, it was 73 degrees on a few occasions!

Thank you for the nice comments on my last post. Noah is doing MUCH better now that the "splinter" (there really ought to be a different name for a splinter that is as large as his was!) is out of his foot. He went to school today, and when he only has to walk a short distance, he hobbles instead of using his crutches. I'm guessing that by the end of the week, he'll be walking normally again. That was such an odd thing to have happened! I'm so glad it's taken care of now.

On Saturday, I was supposed to take the RRCA Level II coaching course in Detroit. Currently, I am a Level I certified coach. Since I don't have a coaching business, it's not really necessary for me to be certified at all--but I like to have that credibility to my name when I write about training plans and give running advice, and things like that, so I thought it would be nice to get the Level II certification.

When I saw the course was going to be in Detroit, I signed up right away. On Friday, I was checking out the website to see what to expect at the class on Saturday, and I noticed that I was totally wrong about the certification process. The in-person course that I'd signed up for was only one small part--in addition to that, I'd have to take 15 more online courses to get the Level II certification. The total cost would be $650! If it was just the one class, for $250, then I think it would be worth pursuing. But I just cannot justify spending $650 on a certification that I don't really need.

I was debating all day on Friday whether I should go to the class or not; but then Noah kind of decided for me, when we took him to the emergency rooms on Friday night. There was no way that I could have left him all day Saturday to go to the class when he couldn't even walk! So, I won't be getting the certification, but I'm totally okay with that. If I ever decide to open a coaching business, then maybe I'll look into it again; but for right now, I'm able to do everything I want with my Level I.

I had another loss on the scale for my Wednesday Weigh-in today:

I weighed in at 148.2, so I was down 1.2 from last week. Not bad! It's funny--I really haven't been that excited about losing weight this time around. I think the older I get, the less I care about the numbers. Even if I didn't lose any more from where I am right now, I'd be okay with that. I care enough to work on getting my weight back down to where I'd like to be, of course, but it really just isn't very important on my list of priorities. Hopefully that makes sense.

When I saw my doctor at my last appointment, he said I really don't need to lose any weight. He was very happy with my health numbers, and said that I look like I'm a normal, healthy size. It was kind of nice to hear that from a doctor! I'm so used to doctors telling me to lose weight that it's refreshing to hear that he thinks my weight is just fine.

This week, I tried something different... I didn't count calories. I didn't count anything, actually. It was kind of fun! I ate exactly the same way as if I was counting calories, but I didn't actually log anything. I'd tried to do this before in the past, and wasn't successful at it, so I don't know that it'll last long; I had a ton going on this week, with Noah's ER visits and being away from home so much, so that is probably why I was able to get away without counting. (I spent SO much time driving this past week.) But, it's nice to see that I didn't gain weight even though I wasn't counting.

In other news... Lucas! I adore being an aunt. I think the hardest part about being an aunt is that I don't get to see him every single day. I'm afraid I'm going to miss something (yes, he's only a week old). We've gone to visit three times, and each time, I just love him more and more.

He is seriously the most chill baby I've ever seen. He hasn't even cried around me yet. Brian and Becky are the most laid back people I know, so I think that must have carried over to Luke. When Jerry was holding him, he put his arm up by his head to rest against it, and my heart basically melted.

My kids love going to visit Luke, too. He's their only cousin, can you believe it?! Jerry's sister doesn't have kids, and my kids were the only two in my family until Luke was born. Eli really likes to hold him. He's always had a big heart for animals, so it doesn't surprise me that he's good with babies as well.

Anyway, Becky and Luke are both doing well. And Brian is adjusting to being a dad just fine! I'm hoping I'll get to visit again this weekend :)


  1. What a darling baby! So cute!

  2. I love your February/March photo. I share your March sentiments wholeheartedly!

  3. We have had similar weather in North Carolina- 76 one day last week, to 40 today. My boyfriend and I did have to laugh though when the local news was talking about "dangerously frigid wind chills" of low 20's! I'm from Wisconsin and he's from northern Idaho, so dangerous wind chills to us are the 30 below zero kind. It's all relative, I suppose :) stay warm and glad that Noah is healing from that mega splinter of doom!

  4. I’m so glad to hear such beautiful acceptance about your weight Katie. I think that’s what is most important. Regardless of the scale, the weight watchers points, the calories, and all of that crud- as long as you embrace the body you have and treat it right, I’m happy for you!

  5. What an adorable baby! I saw more snow tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day! I'm ready for spring! Just curious-are you still doing one high calorie day on your plan?

    1. This week was a little unusual, because I didn't count anything--but I'm sure there was a day or two where I ate more calories than usual. But as for the last couple of weeks, yes--I had a high calorie day each week. :)

  6. Wow, that little guy is just the cutest ever! Super sweet. I don't have any kids of my own. (although I met and married my husband nine years ago who has grown children) So my favorite thing throughout my life has been being an aunt to my four nephews and niece. Being an aunt is pretty cool. :)

  7. That is MY biggest issue with so many "diet" plans....I hate logging, weighing, portioning, writing etc...I just want to have control with eating one portion and have control enough to stop.

    Because I know that if it tastes good...I usually want to have seconds and seconds could lead to thirds and then, well you get the picture.

    So awesome job once again with LIFE. ha! Because generally we are all just living this thing called LIFE to the best of our ability. ;-)

  8. My son once stepped on a toothpick and he was also brushed off st the doctors office twice because the X-ray showed nothing. Two weeks after he had a physical. The pediatrician took one look at his foot and said it was infected. He started pushing around the area and half the toothpick came out! It was absolutely crazy he had to have that in his foot for two weeks. He was in antibiotics after due to the infection. I was going to comment on your other post but forgot. I'm glad your son is doing better now!

  9. The weather is the same were I am. It was 65 one day and we had a blizzard the next! The baby is so cute!

  10. Lucas is such a beautiful baby and the picture is adorable!! I also wanted to say congratulations on being happy with your body. That is something that is so hard in our society but in do think it comes more with age. :)


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