Saturday, April 12, 2008
This 'N That
Here's the picture Damama T referred to in the comments section of the last post.
We did go back to the zoo Monday. Here's a picture of Jon and the kids:
The sun was in their eyes. That explains Birdie covering her face and Baby Bear squinting. You'll also notice the absence of coats and jackets. It was very warm that day. We also made sure we took and used sunscreen. No one got sunburned Monday, but everyone was sunburned last Wednesday.
My time for blogging has been decreased lately for several reasons:
1. Mrs. Darling introduced me to
Spark People. I finally checked it out and began counting my calories. I was just eating six small regular meals and being careful not to let my blood sugars get too low. It's amazing how many calories I must have actually been eating. According to the Spark People site, I need to eat between 1250 and 1500 calories a day. My doctor had previously told me to aim for 1800. I am now starting my fifth day using Spark People and I have lost four pounds already. I have allowed myself to eat more than the 1500, but I have kept my calories close to or under 1800. I've had headaches, hunger pangs, and my blood sugars feel constantly on the low end. I'm encouraged by the weight loss though. Right now this is taking up a good bit of time to record my foods and exercise. I'm going to stick with it and see if I can get everything evened out.
2. We switched around the chore assignments, so I am spending a lot of time overseeing chores.
3. We have been doing a lot of family activities in the evening.
4. The kids have Y' KNOW practices. Since Kitty Kat just reminded me that they have practice today, I'd better get off the computer and get everyone ready to go.