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Furby and Coconut Fun

Weight Loss Wednesday

Well, I weighed myself for the first time in a week this morning. I was a little nervous because I ate a lot during Thanksgiving week. Weighing myself helps keep me accountable, and I know that if I don’t weigh myself, my weight will slowly creep up again.

Also, even though counting calories is time-consuming and a pain at times, it really helps me feel in control. When I don’t count calories I feel out of control and am more likely to overeat. It’s like getting on a plane and not knowing where your going – you’re not in control of the situation and you don’t know whether to bring shorts or a winter coat. Does that make sense?

Maybe not the best analogy, but counting calories and protein helps me feel in control of my eating. I usually don’t count calories on the weekend, but I really need too because I know that’s my biggest eating challenge.

Back to the scale. I did gain two pounds, but I feel like that was too be expected with the Thanksgiving holiday. And it could have been worse. Two pounds is not the end of the world. Three maybe, but not two. :)

We did go out and get frozen yogurt yesterday, but I made sure that it fell into my daily calorie range.

I don’t deny myself treats, I just make sure that I don’t go overboard. Sigh. I wish eating wasn’t such an issue for me, and I could just be one of those people who could eat what they wanted and not worry about it. Oh well. I am who I am. :)

Today’s Workout

  • Elliptical – 16 minutes
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Since I’ve already met my pile on the miles goal, I decided to switch it up this morning, and did the elliptical for about 16 minutes before going to BodyPump. I’m thinking about going to yoga tonight, but sometimes I’m so unmotivated to leave the house at night when it’s dark and cold outside. We’ll see!

Furby Fun

I have a confession to make. I bought Jaden a Furby for Christmas. No, that’s not the confession. The confession is that I bought him the Furby so that I could play with it myself.

When I showed Jaden the Furbies a while back, he said they looked cool. So, I jumped on the opportunity to buy him one for Christmas. I had a Toys R Us groupon deal, so the price wasn’t horrible. I figure that he’ll play with it for 3-4 days before he gets sick of it and then that Furby will be all mine!!

I figured at age 30 I’m too old to ask for  Furby for Christmas.

Furbies came out when I was young, so I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. And they’re so much cooler now. You can shape their personalities by how you treat them and play with them, and you can hook it up to your iPod or iPad. I don’t care – I’m excited for the Furby.

Reindeer Run

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the Reindeer Run 5k coming up in December. It’s funny because my stepmom called me up last night and asked if I wanted to run the race with her. Unfortunately, Danny has his once a year inventory at work that morning, and Jaden has an allergy appointment (and Saturday appointments are hard to get), so the timing just doesn’t work out. But I would  have actually done it because the weather is supposed to be a high of 54 degrees on Saturday.

I hope my stepmom still runs it though because it looks like fun! :)

Coconut Cracking

I finally got around to cracking open the coconut that I won from Matt’s blog awhile ago. I realized that I had no idea how to break open a coconut, so I started out by slamming it on the counter. Danny told me to knock it off before I broke the counter. Fine.

So, I took the coconut outside and pretended like I was stuck on a deserted island and  had to break open the coconut to save my life. I did this by smashing it on the cement. The kids loved it.

I finally got the coconut to crack open (and made a mess outside in the process.) Once I cracked it, Danny opened it. I tasted the water, but didn’t enjoy it. I think I waited too long to open the coconuts because one coconut was starting to get rotten.

Have a great day!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you have any races coming up?
  • What was your favorite toy as a kid?
  • Ever crack open a coconut? Ever been stuck on a deserted island?

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