Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weigh in & update 6/24

Happy last Wednesday in June!

Was up a smidge (0.4 lbs) at WI tonight, but (don't read the next paragraph if you're squeamish due to TMI) I started new BCPs this month and I've been spotting & bloated, seriously MOO.  Thank the Lord for elastic waists!!  Hopefully next month I'll start to adjust and things will calm down to normal.  At least (knocking on wood) I haven't been emotional, but then again, I swear by St. John's Wort for the safety of everyone around me.

I broke out the Plan & Track book so I can get back doing that. I'm actually using the calendar schedule page and also the shopping list page.  I've been so lousy getting my fruits & veggies in - I mean WHY???  Look at all the good stuff coming into season!!  

I had to double check my logging tonight, since I showed with 3 points left for the day!  I can't remember the last time I had regular points left over!!  But I had my snack at like 2 and didn't want to have anything else until I weighed in at 6.  Then I ran a few errands and came home and dinked around after the meeting, before texting Randy to say I was having a salad, since he wasn't home from work yet (and still isn't at 10pm!) I had some crab meat, shredded cheddar cheese, 2 hard boiled eggs and fat free ranch dressing.  So a total of 14 points, with the glass of milk I had, too.  STUFFED!  Then I took the dog for a 2 mile walk - and we did it in less than 40 minutes!
I'm pretty pleased with the 24 APs this past week.  I'm trying to think of what I did Thursday to have so many, but all it was Miss Angela's dress rehearsal for the recital and we ran some errands before loading up the car with costumes and I sat in the auditorium while she danced her butt off.
Yesterday (Tuesday) was easy - I mowed the lawn and removed an ancient forsythia bush from the yard - sans tools!  This would be more impressive if I'd taken a 'before' shot, but I hadn't planned to remove the entire bush - it just happened!  I went to break off a couple dead branches and even the green ones were just snapping off!  I'll go out this weekend with a shovel and dig out the stump and it'll be just a fond memory (NOT).  I hated that ratty thing.  Now to yank up the other one that the dog keeps getting himself tangled in. And if we cut down the 2 dead trees and 1 almost-dead tree and our yard will be nice-ish!
Anyhoo, that's what I'm concentrating on this week.  Getting in the fruits & veggies and tracking everything in the book (as well as eTools).  I joined a challenge on eTools so that's a little extra motivation / support, too.  

This weekend is the ARRL Field Day, which I don't usually participate in, but Randy does.  He operates from the National Weather Service office so we'll probably go out there to share dinner with him and watch the meteorologists launch the nightly weather balloon.  I'll have to watch out for chips & cookies that always seem to be in abundance out there. 

Well, it's time to get ready for bed and to clean out my knuckles that got scraped up while removing the ratty bush.  Probably should have done a little more than soap & water in the shower last night, so they're looking sort of angry!  Oops! 



  1. Sounds like things are going to pretty good and the slight gain is no big deal. Great job on the Activity Points!

  2. Hi - I don't know if you take the BCP for contraception or other reasons, but I've been told that St. John's Wort can affect the reliability of the pill? Might want to ask your doctor. Good job on all the activity points!


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