I can tell i'm getting a bit older when I have come realize that I should no longer drink coffee after a certain time because I'll be up all night. I just finished my second cup for the evening and I'll probably be up until midnight at least. But I have some house cleaning to do, so maybe I'll get that done. My inlaws are coming by tomorrow evening because they have wonderfully volunteered to have Leslie and Charlotte come stay the weekend with them. Charlotte has only stayed the night somewhere with out me a couple of times. Once when she was a tiny baby and once right after Sophie was born. But Leslie will be with her so she should be ok. I hope I'll be ok. I enjoy when they go off with friends and family but I miss them like crazy when they do. Back when Leslie was 7 months old, I went with Michael and some of his family to Germany for a couple of weeks and Leslie stayed with my parents while we were gone. I called home everyday and cried every night because I missed her so much. So maybe that is part of why I allow the kids to cling to me constantly. I have a hard time letting go of them.
I found out today that I have been a good influence on a couple of people! I know that usually my name and good influence aren't used in a sentence together very often, but it's true! I have been talking to my mom about my new healthy habits and she has started to get back into those habits herself. She has type 2 diabetes and really needs to be on top of that. And i'm sure that if I were to keep up the bad habits, I would be next in line for that. And tonight, Michael's stepmom called me after hearing what I was up to and wanted to be kind of a food/exercise buddy. And my good friend, Cari has given me a bit of incentive to do well also. I haven't been able to weigh myself because my scale doesn't go up that high, so I will figure out a place to do that at soon. I am trying to set small goals so they are easier to reach. So my first goal is to lose about 30lbs by May. I want to be able to sit comfortably in the seats at Minute Maid Park this year. Last year Michael and I bought a mini season ticket package and went to quite a few baseball games. We were up in the nosebleeds but we still enjoyed it. Towards the end of the season, the seats became a little painful to sit in. So I have decided this year is going to be better. Michael and I have new almost matching Astros shirts and hats. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to a couple of games together. Usually one of us takes Leslie or a friend to the game. Ok...I am just rambling. I didn't realize how long this post was getting. I keep stopping to talk to Michael or to do something else. I have a great story about Michael at one of the games that I'll share another day.
Here's what I ate today!
*2 pieces of sd toast with sugarfree strawberry fig jam( so delicious!!)
*a small bowl of frito pie(shared it with Charlotte)
*2 bottles of water
*a grilled chicken wrap with salsa and a fatfree wheat tortilla
*2 texas shaped waffles with sugar free syrup
*2 cups of coffee with lots of creamer and some splenda
and Leslie took a 30 minute walk this afternoon. When I got home from it I was exhausted. Walking outside with hills and grass and concrete takes a little more out of me than the treadmill does!