Monday, March 02, 2009
In school we experimented with a broom to see what it would feel like to have the long neck of a plesiousaurs.
Nolan had speech. I struggled not to fall asleep in the library. ::snort::
We mailed ALL the giveaway books and 3 PBS books.
I printed out some lapbook materials that go along with our Apologia: Zoology 2. Zander (7) LOVES this book...go figure. I would think it is WAY over his head. We are not doing well in creating an Ocean Box and the kids' voted to do lapbooks instead.
I thought about going through the house to get rid of things before the move....every cupboard, closet, drawer, storage space will be sorted through and organized before the packers arrive....
We received a package from the girls! YES! Circuit City was going out of business there in WA and so Krista picked up two GPS units for Mike and Cy. The girls also sent cards, candy from Spokandy and my favorite-all-time-candy which you can only buy once a year.
They sent Jamin a floor plan of their apartment...yikes...they are all moving out.
Arielle struggled with a strangely wrapped bottle.
Brothers are SO useful.
It was Irish Cream Syrup.
We finished watching Super Size Me while we laminated and cut out all the ornaments for our Easter Tree.
Now....we'll get ready to go get Mike in 1/2 an hour.
We're looking for some Shakespeare to WATCH. Does anyone have favorites they'd like to recommend? Either actors or companies? We're specifically looking for Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Henry V.
And of course, as we study Shakespeare we can't help thinking, "Romeo, Romeo! Where y'all at?" The clip is near the start of this.....beware that I don't find all his parenting observations hilarious...some are...some aren't...but the Romeo thing is a classic...and I apologize Liz.
I was starting to fear. I'd been very faithful and not lost a thing by last Sunday...however I lost 2.4 lbs this week...so I'm still on track. I am hoping that my body got the clue that I'm eating and working out and it's o.k. to turn loose of some fat? Let me tell you it's HARD to be committed when you see no results...but I remembered the brain change. ::snort::
Phase 3 this month. I have one more week of Phase 3. This was titled "make food boring" and I was VERY skeptical because I'm interested in food and nutrition (which is part of the brain change). I discovered what she meant is to consider food fuel. To learn to use it for what it is and make your choices based on what your body NEEDS and not what would TASTE best right now. This phase consisted of:
- Eating 1200 - 1500 calories a day - spaced over 5 meals (200 - 400 cal each)
- 4 consecutive cardio work outs each week; 1 Interval cardio session
- 2 30 min stability ball/strength work outs
- Eating clean; learning about nutrition
- journaling food and workouts
- learning what a 300 cal meal looks like
- focusing on water (50% of your current weight - that's a WHOLE lotta water)
I did well on all but the stability ball workouts - only 3 workouts - 50% participation - I can do better.
I completed 20 cardio workouts - most with interval training. The program calls for 30 min and I do 60 min....with Intervals and Super Intervals - so 110% participation. Yay me! ::snort::
We bought an accurate scale. It also does body composition stuff - which I ignored in Jan...but Mike showed me how to use it. I lost 4% of fat this month....that puts me about 2 - 3% away for the top of "healthy".
I lost 2.4 lbs. That puts me at 6 lbs this year - which is right on goal. I am happy with 2.4 lbs because I usually gain 5 - 7 lbs by the end of all the birthdays. ::snort::
I lost another 5 inches. That makes 16 inches in 2009. This and the fat percentage loss makes me happier than the number on the scale, truly.
I'm into a smaller size pant...still not my skinny jeans but not my "are you pregnant jeans" either? ::snort::
In March I have one more week in Phase 3. I may stay here longer. I'll have to read Phase 4 and see if I'm ready to move on. I'll continue the cardio workouts....and make sure I get 2 strength workouts in a week - I know it ups to 3x a week in Phase 4. ::snort:: I'll continue counting calories (which my spreadsheet does) rather than points. I'll continue to SHOW UP AND EAT and be SURE I get the min amount of calories a day. Continue the clean food - you know...all the stuff I always do anyway.
I still can't get the site that digitally cuts weight off your photo to work for me. The phases I mention are from the book Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs (buy a book cover and ignore her pose ::snort::).