Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What to write about, what to write about....

The Princess spent the night at my folks' last night. They then went to the mall today, where she conned Grandma into buying her three cute tops. They ate lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, and then headed home. This activity from the headache girl. Amazingly, the headache was better today, but tonight, she's hurting.

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The Prince and I were home alone almost all day. I helped him with school, and we took a walk to Starbucks with the doggie. So, I actually got some exercise today! Our temps went up to the high 70s today, so there was no excuse not to get out there.

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On the weight loss front: I was up a bit a few days ago, but I started on program again, and am down three pounds already. I'm pretty sure I was retaining water, since I hadn't been drinking a whole lot for the past few weeks. I really, really want to see myself down to my target weight by the holidays. That's 35 pounds in nine months. I don't think that's unreasonable. I KNOW it's going to take exercise, which is the hardest part.

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Had a long talk with a friend today about kid issues. It's so hard to determine whether our early teenage kids are having hormone rages, or just plain ol' disobedience rages, or a combination. My take is that there's no excuse, even if they are hormone-induced. (Mean mommy, I know).

The Prince gave me attitude today while doing some school work, so I took away a sleepover we had planned for tonight. Yep, no warning. He smarted off, and it was G.O.N.E. It's amazing how much his mood improved after getting over the initial shock. And, he's been doing school tonight like it's going out of style.

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I have been very lazy lately on posting pictures and doing memes and putting my awards up. I've gotten two now, and I just can't bring myself to figure out how to do it! I will get to it, I promise. I realized I was going to post weight loss pictures many moons ago, but haven't, as well. That's because I get really brave, and then when I'm not posting, I think "Um, what were you thinking, dork?! You're going to post pictures of yourself for all the world (well, all 8 of you) to see?!"

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File this under: Weird things about Claireboe:

I have been sleeping on my couch since September when we remodeled our bedroom. The Gearhead has been sleeping on a twin bed in "our" room. Today, I decided that my aching back and neck could take no more...I set up our king-size Sleep Number bed on our floor, since the box spring is gone. Yep, I'm heading off to sleep on a bed! In my room!

'Night!!!!!

6 comments:

flutter said...

35? No problem, babe you can do it!

ClaireBoe said...

Oh, flutter, you sound so sure! Thank you for the encouragement. I had a bad eating day, but that doesn't get me down like it used to. I'm already back on track.

Big Doofus said...

Your "Target Weight" is 35 pounds? That seems to be a bit extreme.

VOXAR!!!!!

That's the "WORD IDENTIFICATION" that I have to type to get this comment approved today. I'm used to these things, but for some reason, "VOXAR" seems like a really cool sounding word.

Pioneering in PA said...

Hope you were able to get some rest. Good luck on the 35 pounds.

ClaireBoe said...

Big Doofus: You are so silly! :-) VOXAR!!! It sounds like an alien greeting from Star Trek. Man, I love Star Trek.

Sniz said...

35 pounds is totally admirable. I lost 45 after I had my kids. But I've gained 15 of it back over the years. Oh well. I'm 39. I'm never going to look like I'm 21 again, but giving up the dream is hard!