Monday, August 23, 2010

~Weekly Weigh In~ 8/23

This week was just so crazy for me. Everything just always falls in my lap at once. It never happens a little bit at a time. I had my yard sale and that went well. I got rid of a bunch of stuff and made some money. I didn't get rid of the one thing that I really wanted to get rid of though and that is a huge coffee table that we have had for about 5 years now and no one bought it! Its is nice, so that is the only thing that actually made it back into the house.

My grandmother has been in the hospital for about a week now and she is more than likely coming home this week sometime. She is 84 and moved up here from Arizona about 3 years ago to be closer to my family. My parents bought a house for her right around the corner from them, because her house had not sold when she moved up here yet. She has been slowly declining in her health and her motivation to do anything. My mom has been at whits end with her. My grandmother is a little strange... She is totally negative about everything and anything, I personally think that she is suffering form a bit of dementia. She is due to be released this week sometime and my mom has asked me to watch her during the day and get her butt up and moving around. One of her problems is that she will eat and then go and lay down, that's why they found tons of food stuck in her esophagus while she was in the hospital. I was a Certified Nursing Assistant in the past, so I know just how to handle this type of work. So, it's gonna be interesting for awhile, until we get settled into a routine with her and oh I will also have my girls with me except when the oldest starts back to school in a few weeks. Yeah things will be very interesting. I just hope that I can figure out a way for me to keep up with working out.

I did not eat all that great this week. We had pizza twice and fast food once. I am going to make this week better though with good healthy food. My weight this week is 166.6. I have gained a half pound. I'm not to surprised by it due to the junk that I ate.

Waist- 39 same

Hips- 39 Lost 1 inch! Idon't know how that happened
Right Thigh- 23 same
Left Thigh- 23 same
Right Arm- 12.5 Lost 1/2 inch
Left Arm- 12.5 Lost 1/2 inch

Here was my week:

Monday- Got more stuff ready for yard sale on Thursday

Tuesday- I got my Pedometer in the mail and walked 4.5 miles, 2 of which was walking around the park & town with the girls. I also did about 10 minutes on the elliptical and a few weights. Then I also did  #Tworkouts from the Sisterhood of the shrinking jeans. I felt so great! I just wanted to keep going and do more and more.

Wednesday- Drop kicked my pedometer while moving boxes upstairs from the basement for the yard sale. Needless to say I broke the pedometer. Spent about 3 hours moving stuff up and down the stairs.

Thursday- First day of yard sale made about $80. I did manage to squeeze in 30 minutes on the elliptical. I was so sore from either moving all the stuff or from the #Tworkouts.

Friday- Second day of yard sale made about $40. I didn't do a whole lot because I was just so exhausted.

Saturday- Last day of yard sale made about $30. I gathered everything that was left over and sorted out some baby clothes and toys that a friend of ours was in need of. Then I took everything else and took it down to the Salvation Army Drop off. I was so glad to get it all out of my house. The only down side is I didn't get to keep up with the regular house cleaning. Was planning on doing that Sunday.
Sunday- My youngest daughter decided that she was going to bring over the neighbors little trike thing. Well, she was sitting on it, leaned forward and landed flat on her face on the concrete. She had a fat bloody lip and chipped her one tooth. I took her to my moms to have her look at it because she is an RN and she seemed to be fine. I am going to call the dentist first thing in the morning so they can have a look at her tooth. Right before I was leaving my moms my daughter was running around and decided to fall AGAIN on the concrete! This time she scraped up her forehead and nose just a bit. I swear I am gonna wrap this child in head to toe bubble wrap! She has gotten hurt more in her less than 2 years of life than my 6 year old has in her entire life! I was all gun hoe on cleaning and working out that morning til my daughter whom I am now calling "Boo Boo", decided to get all her boo boos.

  • Exercise more
  • Keep drinking lots of water
  • Keep eating better
  • Work on meal planning
  • Keep exercising more

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The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother :(

Awesome job on the inches lost! See, pounds don't always mean a loss :-0

Have a great week!

Marie said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Her attitude is similar to my Grandmother's. It makes me wonder if Arizona does that to this age (JK). Good luck this week with eating right again.

FatFighterTV said...

So sorry about your grandmother. Sounds like you had a busy week!

No worries on slipping a little on the eating - just get right back up this week and move on. :)

Roxy said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. My American one is the same way. Dad keeps his distance from her because of her condition and her negativity. :( You definitely had a busy week! I didn't know you were on #shrinkingjeans. I'm sure you'll be there tomorrow for the Biggest Loser guest?! I'm super stoked about that!!

~Lori~ said...

So sorry to hear of your grandmother.

Take a deep breathe. you can get a handle on this week and you can kick its tail! We r here for you!

Laura said...

Hope this week goes good for ya hun! Sounds like a lot of drama with your family, which I know kinda stinks, but you'll get through it!

Stay positive this week and stick to your goals!! I am sure you'll be back to kickin' butt in no time!


Pamela M. Kramer said...

Be an inspiration to your grandmother! Maybe she can be your walking buddy. She might start to feel better and have a more positive outlook on life. Good luck! Hang in there.

Ivette said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. It's challenging to eat well when everything else is going bizerk.

But you still lost inches, so that's GREAT!

Hang in there!

Rachel said...

HUGS I am sorry about your grandmother! It is hard to stay grounded when life throws us curve balls!


kia said...

Carrie I wish you the best while working with your grandmother, I also wish her well in improving her condition. Stick to some do-able goals this week and be patient with yourself as you help care for you gran and your children. You are taking on a lot and I hope you find time for self-care as you care for everyone.

Resa said...

Awww, your littlest sounds like my sister when she was that age! Don't worry - it'll only make her stronger!

And best of luck with your grandmother - it takes such a strong person to take on so much. Lots of love coming your direction!

Stephanie said...

I hope you have a good week and are able to find a way to work with your grandmother that is fun for both of you. Please don't forget about you through all this. Make sure to schedule some "me" time, even if it's just 5 minutes.

Have a great week :)

Kimberly said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Great job on making a goal list, stick to it! :) Oh and I hope you get a new pedometer!

gretablau said...

Man, I hope you can help your grandmother. Maybe she's depressed. It happens when you're older and kind of feel no purpose.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I hope you're able to find a good routine with your grandmother. And that it won't sidetrack your personal goals. With or without a pedometer, just keep moving. Even if it's in 10 minute burst. You can do it, girl!

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