Last night our little baby girl puked up everything that could possibly have been contained in her gut and probably her left leg. Jessica and I both got to help clean up puke on beds, floors, pillows, blankets and surfaces that I didn’t know could get puke on them. Evie was volatile and while I’d love to make jokes so that we could all laugh, it broke my daddy heart.
Jessica was an amazing wife and let me stay in bed on multiple ocassions. She soloed some of the cleanup herself. Then, this morning Abby got up with a cold and cough. Hopefully this morning small doses of various things will help them both. I love my family and this was not the return from a short trip to TX that I had hoped for
Abby wrote the following for school:
I wish I had 100 bees.
I wish I had 100 boys
I wish I had 100 tires
But I’d never want 100 spiders.
I’m so in trouble.
Last week took everything out of me. This week, is almost surely going to take everything out of me. Next week? Its looking the same. March, however, will probably have less going on. Your prayers will be much appreciated. The wife and girls are great, but work has Maxed me out
Evie said to me, “Daddy, I’m getting another sick.”
Sadly it is true. She’s got another runny nose.
Today I worked out in the morning, but had to set the elliptical machine to a lighter work out. I was physically tired when I started things, but it was an issue of mind over matter. I won’t make that cute, but let me say that I need more sleep if I’m going to put out this many calories. I burned 275, which is a lot less than yesterday, but I need to probably start spreading my efforts out to other areas of exercise.
Food was not so nutritional today – tomorrow must bring more salad.
Its been a few days since I posted, but today I worked out for 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I upped the difficulty to level four and burned 375 calories. I’m sweating a disgusting amount so it must be time to go work out. I’ve lost approximately 2 pounds since starting. Not as fast as I wanted, but OK, I’m still following through. More later.
I remember in high school there were always people I would overhear saying things like, “Kevin S. Is a good kisser,” or, “Brad is a bad kisser.” Do you recall such discussions? I was just thinking how absolutely lame those discussions were. Can you imagine actually thinking that those people were going to be stuck with the kissing prowess of a sixteen year old?
Do you think the people in the school hallways that said those things will go back to the spouses of the horrific or awesome kissers and engage in an analytical discussion of developmental make-out existentialism? Yeah, you’re right, they probably will.
Today I worked out for 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. I set it on the third, harder level. I was pretty stinky and sweaty when I finished. I have also reached my goal of 10,000 steps as well. I’m confident that keeping this pace up is not only possible, but also going to help keep me on my target of a healthier, fittier Randy.
Breaky: one egg
Snacks: more nuts, carrots and apples.
Lunch was a salad and some fajita fillings with one tortilla and cheese. Some fat, but not horrible.
Dinner was a hamburger, fennel slaw, salad, green beans and some sweet potato fries. All in small quantities so as to not max out calories.
At lunch I worked out for 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. Still sorely disappointed in its actual shape not being an ellipse. Burned over 300 calories.
Breakfast: 1 egg (and some coffee)
Lunch: Apple (braeburn, organic), 6oz yogurt with 1tbsp of peanut butter
Snacks: 2/3 cup of nuts
Today I weighed myself after lunch. I am aware that is not the ‘optimal’ time to weigh yourself, but lets me honest: weighing yourself first thing in the morning is not really weighing what you normally weigh. My weight may fluctuate by as much as 2 pounds in a 24 hour time period, so I just weigh myself within a 24 hour time period and go with the flow. I ate crumby food today due to lunch out with friends. Let me clarify: the food was super tasty, but it was probably not very healthy. To offset the poor food I worked out and did some Wii boxing, some wii exercises on the Wii fit, and walked approximately 1.5 miles to a super bowl party.
For the record I think I look like I’m having a spasm as I spin my waist on the Wii fit board doing the ‘hula hoop’ game. I am convinced that many of the exercises in Wii Fit are not overly exercising, and they’re not focusing on what I’d like to focus on. Tomorrow I’m going to make time to work out on our elliptical machine. Sadly it is not actually shaped like an ellipse, but they tell me that exercising on it moves the bars that I stand on in an elliptical pattern. The programmer in me sort of wants to write a Flash animation to find the ellipse and help inform you about it… but the tired man in me is ready for bed.
See you tomorrow!
Exercise: Wii fit junk, walk to super bowl party, shouting and cheering for the Cardinals, stood up in front of Sunday School class and in a somewhat animated fashion stood still with brief bouts of pacing back and forth.
I need to get a pedometer to measure my steps.