Monday, May 3, 2010

April Update - Stalled

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April was an ok month, but by the end I just sort of felt like I wasn't really getting anywhere.  From a weight loss perspective, I didn't lose at all.  I am trying really hard to get back into my eating routine, which is not where I am now.  I did continue the running and it is going pretty well.  I haven't run in a week because of a nasty cold, but I will simply repeat the last week and go from there.  That is one of the nicest features of the Couch to 5K.  It allows life to happen while you're training!

We have made a committment to work really hard on unpacking boxes and sorting throughout junk.  I took several bags of clothes to the Goodwill and mailed a lot of baby and maternity clothes to people I know who can use them.  We still have a long way to go, though, and I have to try very hard not to get overwhelmed by that.  Family time has been going well.  We went to the zoo last weekend and L hugged a "dolphin".

                                                           Hugging a Dolphin

A good time was had by all.

I am hopeful about this month, mainly because BOTH kids are sleeping through the night.  That's right.  It is a day that I never thought would come, but miracles do happen.  Actually, getting E to sleep through the night was easy.  There were a few cry-it-out sessions, but after two nights, she was fine.  L has finally adjusted to his new bed and room. He does have bad dreams, sometimes, but he's not up two or three times a night like he used to be.  It is amazing how the knowledge that you will get to sleep without interruption improves your outlook and ability to handle just about everything.  I didn't list it as a goal, but I'm writing about it because I think it qualifies a a major accomplishment!!

Ok, the goals for May:

1) Get back to clean eating. I want to recommit to my points plan and identify the things that cause me to make bad eating choices.

2) Keep running!

3)Keep unpacking.  If we can stay focused on the weekend I think we will be set in no time!

4) Scrutinize expenses.  We recently got a terminal diagnosis for our current kid friendly car.  It needs more repairs than it's worth, so we're looking for a low-mileage used vehicle.  We're looking at a Toyota Sienna or a Honda CRV.  We are lucky enough to have money saved for just such an occurrence, but it's still a major money hemorrhage, so I need to examine our expenses this month.  I'm mainly going to concentrate on the grocery bill, since we really don't go out.  I still think we waste too much food and I know that there are things in the pantry that we need to eat.  I was an avid meal planner, but got away from it, so it's time to get back on track. 

What are your goals this month?


  1. yay for the kids sleeping! and congrats on getting boxes unpacked.

    if you're at all interested in a chrysler, dodge, or jeep I can get you employee discount.

  2. good luck , I hope that May can be a good month for you. I want to file for finalize the divorce paper work and file ASAP.
    Congratulation on both kids sleeping all night long.... that is awesome
    Happy belated mother's day