Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cleanse results and weigh in and emotions OH MY!

First of all, I like many others want to send my condolences, thoughts and prayers to those directly effected by the Boston Marathon bombings. In one way or another we were all effected. Those in the running community, and just as American's as a whole. 

Spring Flowers from my boy
 to cheer me up
This has been a hard week for me, and I feel guilty even saying it because I do not know anyone directly effected by the bombing, but I have been very emotionally down this week. My anxiety level has been on an all time high since the movie theater shooting. Then we had a local shooting in which a man pretty much lost it and just decided to run all over town shooting a shot gun at people. This one was difficult as one of my fellow nurses lost a friend to that. Now this. It is terrifying. 

The only thing I keep thinking is this is OUR reality. This is the world that we as adults are living in. I have a seven and a three year old. What is their reality going to be like? What is man going to be doing to each other in fifteen or twenty years. What mess are they going to be left with, what disasters are they going to have to navigate?

Aside from my emotional rant, I'm done with my cleanse. Well I've been done but really haven't been on Blogger long enough to post. That is what the second half of the semester will do to you. I ended it a day early. I had such a good Friday with the girls. We painted birdhouses, everyone got along fabulously and they decided they both wanted homemade pizzas for dinner. I had planned to do tacos because I could turn that into clean, cleanse-friendly food pretty easily. But I'm a sucker for giving in when they're both getting along so well. Those "please" faces kill me. Though I'm not sure if Bell cared what we had for dinner, but with Jay hamming it up so hard, she felt like she had to join in.

Luckily I had weighed myself that morning so I wasn't ruining it by not being aware of my true results. I lost 5lbs! This brings my total down to 173lbs. (If you're paying attention I weighed myself pre-cleanse and I was at 178, not what my previous weigh in was. Oops.)

My last tid-bit is that I've been doing a lot of working out with the boy. So far he's lost 8lbs! It's great because we compete with each other in exercise so it definitely pushes me to do more. Also I walked Bell to school today then ran home (it's about a mile each way). I did not make the whole run but hey, it's better than not doing anything. And now my cardio is done for the day! I hope it stays nice so we can keep doing that. 

Have a great week everyone!


Starting Weight: 200.8
Current Weight: 173
Total Lost: 27.8


  1. Congrats on the weight loss! 5lbs is a big deal you know! and you're staying active which is key. I can't run an entire mile either but some people have never tried and we do...all the time! We friggin rockstars!


  2. Hope you're feeling better today, darling. Your girls are beautiful and congrats on the weightloss xo