Down on the Street

I almost didn’t do a post today. It’s not so much that I’ve been really busy, but…well, I just wasn’t quite in the mood to sit and type…but I figure it’s important to.

I did do my workout today! I had debated it, because I knew we’d be walking down to the street fair this evening, but…I didn’t see any reason why I shouldn’t. So today, I played around with the feature on the WiiFit where you can customize your own routine. I hadn’t really been interested in doing this before, because it only lets you pull from the Yoga and Strength Training exercises. I really like the Aerobics and Balance Games, they’re fun and don’t make me feel like I’m exercising all the time. But, I figured I’d break it up – do half an hour of the yoga and strength training, to get me good and stretched out, and half an hour of the pre-set routines that have a mix of those two, and aerobics and balance games. I made up a routine of 17 exercises, half yoga and half strength training, totaling 31 minutes. It wasn’t too bad, and it doesn’t rate you afterward, which is nice…just lets you get on with your workout. After that, since I wasn’t really winded or sore yet, I did the Overindulged, Mind and Body, and Figure preset routines. Total calories burned were 274. Something tells me I’m not burning near enough, but I’m getting my body used to all this. I know it’s going to take some time.

Around 5:30, we went down to the street fair for the parade. I have to say, I didn’t eat all that great today, but I haven’t overeaten. I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast, then a sausage-eggs-and-cheese breakfast bowl for lunch…and, here’s where it gets bad. The Volunteer Fire Department does a fish fry for their booth, with this absolutely great beer-battered fish and french fries…and, since it’s only here once a year, I have to get it. So I had a ‘fish boat’, which is about 4 pieces of good-sized fish, and a small boat of fries, as well as a lemon shake (basically lemonade, shaken up with ice), and some pieces of the kids’ cotton candy. I feel bad about it, even though I know I did a lot worse last year. Tomorrow, we’ll be going down again for the car show, to let the kids ride some rides, and I’ll be giving blood, since they have a donor van down there. I haven’t given blood in several years, because my iron count is always low. Hopefully, that won’t be the case tomorrow. I have O-negative blood…the Red Cross loves me.

I’m going to try to restrict myself to a lemon shake, and maybe a funnel cake tomorrow. I know the funnel cake is a heart attack waiting to happen – but it’s once a year, and I’ll make sure I pay for it later!

Did I mention we walked back home? And, like I’ve said…anyone who has seen our hill will understand what a feat that is. And I didn’t even need to be pushed up! Yay for me.

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The Initial Goal

I say initial because, you never know, it could change

So I just did my WiiFit workout. A full hour (and two minutes!) of a mix of yoga, aerobics, strength training, and balance work. According to my counter, it says I burned 302 calories. I don’t really know if that’s a lot…but it’s a start, right?

Before every WiiFit workout, they have you do a body test. I always do the long ones, that include a couple of balance and memory games at the end. I’m thinking something must be weird with my balance board, because according to it, I gained 5.5 pounds between yesterday and today, and over a full 1% of BMI. I might get a board to put under it, or something, when I use it, because I’ve heard that carpet can make a difference, even with the little extenders on it.

Alright – the stats. According to WiiFit, my BMI today was 37.97, with my weight being 214.3 lbs. I set a new goal on there today to bring my BMI down to 35.98, which would be a loss of about 11 lbs., and I set it for two months. I know these things have to go slow, and that a weight loss of more than 10 pounds in two months just isn’t feasible or healthy (if you do manage it). So, by October 18, I should be down to 204 (which is what I was a month ago -__- if I’d’ve stuck with my plan then, I’d be under 200 by now. But, no use crying over spilled milk, right?).

In plain, visible, non-paragraph terms:

August 18, 2011
BMI:
37.97
Weight: 214.3

Goal: October 18, 2011
BMI:
35.98
Weight: 203
Loss per Week should be about 2.6 lbs.

I’ll do a check-in on here at least every Wednesday. Notable losses or gains will be posted immediately. Corresponding pictures will be posted with the weekly check-ins.

So…does this make it official? Sure!

What are some daily, weekly, monthly goals that you lot have?

Beautiful, beautiful

Eventful day today. Took the kids down for the last day of Wacky Wednesday (they go school next week! I can’t wait!), and since they had a lot of help down there, I figured I’d let them run around without having to worry about me at their shoulder and have fun. So I got Josh bathed, all that jazz…then once I went to pick them up and walk them down to Ron and Erin’s, Crissy, Josh and I were off to the doc’s.

So this was a new doctor – basically sort of a test-run to see if we’d want her to be our family doctor. She was really nice – very attentive, kind, and detailed, which I like to see. Poor Josh, though, is traumatized. We got his shots done last week, and pretty much…now I think he has a fear of people in scrubs. Or something. All I know is he wouldn’t let the poor nurse touch him, screamed the entire time we were getting his height and weight done – and that was all we were doing! – and clung to me like I was his lifeline. My poor little tot.

As far as my checkup – well, I’m overweight, but we knew that already. But my blood pressure was normal (which had been a little worry for me, after being induced for hypertension with Josh). We did, however, talk about my sinus issues. She checked my ears, nose, and throat, acknowledging, like all doctors, how GINORMOUS my tonsils are. She said that my nose was tight and swollen, and that it was obvious that I was stuffed up, by my voice. So she prescribed me this steroid nasal spray which, she says should help me once winter comes along and tries to make me miserable. I have hope!

She also prescribed me prenatals to start taking, and I’m officially getting my IUD out on Monday. She didn’t have the right equipment there today – which is fine, I know she’s setting up a new office and is getting a lot of stuff moved in and done. Crissy’s going in on the same day to have a well-check done, as well as get the doctor set up as her own so that she can get her prescriptions refilled when necessary.

We went grocery shopping after that, picked up some more dietary stuff for us as well as something for dinner. Got my prescriptions filled, headed home, and settled down for a little bit, doing my facebook games, a little talking, all that jazz. Then, I decided – it was time. Got the WiiFit out, had Ian and Caitlyn handle Josh, and decided on the routines I was going to do. The doctor recommended, both for my weight and for baby-prep, I do half an hour a day. The longest pre-set routines that I can put together at any one time are approximately 21 minutes, so I did one of the three-at-a-time, then one, and then I ended with the Warrior pose to stretch out and cool down after. My routines were, first, the Health set, which are titled Tummy, Overindulged, and Leaner You…I think. Then I did the Mind and Body routine out of the Lifestyle section (I think). Total time? 35 minutes. Not bad, eh?

So I actually feel rather good right now. Crissy had dinner ready literally as soon as I finished my Warrior pose, and it was rather nummy – alfredo pasta with chicken, and garlic bread.

The Scio Fall Festival started tonight…I don’t know if we’re going to go down, but I think we might tomorrow. If we do, and we walk…the WiiFit probably won’t happen. Anyone who’s seen our hill will understand why.

So, This is Me

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The title says it all.

This is me.

Heather Elizabeth Stromski, née Williams, aged 28 years, 5 days. I’m not even sure if I accented that properly, but I can’t be bothered to look it up and check.

I am the wife of Brian, stepmother to Ian and Caitlyn, and mother to Joshua…and seeking to be mother to another little bit within the next year or so.

Prior to my pregnancy with my son, I weighed 145, or around there, and was pretty happy with the way I looked. Then I allowed the idea that I was pregnant to mean that I didn’t have to watch what I ate, or move around more than necessary, and I billowed out. Even after I gave birth, I still didn’t weigh over 200 pounds, but now I do. My husband says at least some of it is the fault of my birth control, but I know it’s not all of that, and I know I have to accept the blame for most of it. So I am, and now, I’m ready to take charge.

So, the intent is to start out doing at least 20 minutes a day of exercise on the WiiFit, and my roommate and I are going to work at structuring a good diet for the two of us.

I did my WiiFit workout today, using the ‘Combine’ function and selecting the Form routines of Hips, Arms, and Figure. It involved several yoga positions, a couple of rhythmic aerobic and balance routines, and a decent bit of sweat on my part. I’ve discovered that burp rags (which we stopped having to use for Josh a few months ago) can definitely be ret-conned into sweat rags.

Tomorrow, I go to a doctor that may become our new family doctor. There, I will get my birth control removed, and Brian and I will start working on another chapter of our lives. Won’t that be interesting. >.>