Author: Jilligan
•6:48 PM
I am having computer troubles so I can't post anything. I am blocked at work so I had to wait to use a computer. My knee is shot. I go back to the surgeon one week from Friday. I took myself off of my crutches because my arm pits couldn't stand it. I think I over did it today because the swelling is back up and the pain is also. Sorry I can't post more about the accident. It was pretty funny even if it did cause this miserable trauma.

I hope to get my computer up and running soon. Thanks for all the thoughts.
Author: Jilligan
•12:51 PM
I have a sick child home from school today. My middle son has asthma and twice a year has really bad bouts with it. This must be the week cause we are home today. He slept late which means I got to sleep in. Love that. I think I may get a run in before dark. Love that. We are heading to the doctor know to get some steroids.

We had parent teacher conferences yesterday. Grades were good. Love that. Our oldest son will be a teenager next month so that is tough. He is having a hard time so if you have any teen advice, send it my way.

The only bad thing about a day off is getting behind at work but other than that I love pretending to be a stay at home mom. Even if it means laundry and cleaning. Okay, maybe I like the sleeping late and running part.
Author: Jilligan
•9:04 PM
In just 2 weeks one of my friends from work lost 29 inches. Yep, you read that right 29 inches. I kept telling her she was looking great but she has little confidence and an even smaller amount of self esteem. She had agreed not to weigh until she was through the 3rd week of cracking. I had almost killed her when I made her get on the body fat scale! Anyway, it was weigh/measure day at work. She had lost 11 pounds, 4% body fat, and 29 inches. Today's results weren't that good for everyone else but between the the eight of us, we were down 39 pounds in the last two weeks. We lost one off the wagon but hopefully she will find her way back.

I need some new ideas for meals. I think if I have anymore chicken I will grow feathers and cluck. Any ideas for legal crackin' protein?
Author: Jilligan
•4:38 PM
Just a quick update on D day. I had my regular breakfast while everyone else had McD's. We headed off early for a cross country meet for my oldest son. Everyone was getting burritos so I thought I might try one for a mid morning snack or early lunch. I got one but after a couple of bits one of the kids wanted it so I gave it away. We stopped at Sonic for something to drink as we were leaving town and my youngest saw jr. banana splits were on sale so we ordered one of those. My husband wanted mine when it got to the car but I didn't share. It was good and gone in just a few bites, before anyone else could ask for a bite.

I also got a nap in. I think actually that I slept about 3 hours. Now we are getting ready for the 2nd event of the day, a jr. football game. The kids also have a rodeo tonight but the times conflict so no one is going to the rodeo. It means that 2 of the 3 kids won't be able to win their belt buckle because of a rule requiring them to attend 4 in the season, even though they are ahead in points. Oh well, at least it means we won't be out until 3 a.m.

Hope everyone is surviving their "D"day. Talk to you on Monday.
Author: Jilligan
•9:40 PM
I was trying to get my computer problems figured out and hadn't realized how late or how cool it had gotten. Kip and the dogs were going to go with me but the dogs couldn't get along. Besides I kind of like the peace and quiet so I opted to go alone. I did stay on the roads today under the street lights. I am bound and determined to keep some hills in my training so I took off on my marked course. I never have been good at breathing correctly while I am running. For sure tonight I was sucking in the cold air. My lungs did not appreciate it and responded by firing back, literally. Okay, maybe not literally but it sure felt like fire in my lungs. I finished though. When I got back to the house I came inside long enough to breath in some warm air and then went back outside to cool off for a while.

I haven't started running again with my IPOD. I don't know for sure why but I thought I would run without it for a while. Partly because I like hearing what is going on around me but I think my life is so busy that I wanted some silence for a little while. I do miss having the measurements but I also know they are never completely accurate anyway. I drove all the streets I wanted to include in my run. I marked each increment on a map and now I can choose which streets for the distance I need. Right now I am just running for time but I like to know whether I am getter better as I go along. I know, I know, my car isn't an accurate judge either but what else can I do. I am tempted to mark the course like Bryan did but haven't gotten brave enough yet.

Not sure if I have reported on the new scale yet. I bought a body fat scale to keep at work for all the crackers there. Weird, I know, there are not always accurate either. (Is this a theme tonight?) Anyway, one of the girls has lost 4% body fat in one week. She is the one I mentioned earlier that looks different already. All the crackers at work will measure again on Monday and I am anxious to see how they have done.

I measured yesterday and have lost 4 more inches. I am not weighing until I go back to the doctor next week. I haven't heard from her yet regarding my blood work so I am going with "No news is good news" motto.

Read Jana's post if you haven't. I so agree with her about not being hungry and leaving food on my plate. I am a little worried that I haven't been getting enough calories again so I will monitor that a little closer this next week. Tomorrow is D day. We all know where I WON'T be eating!