Well at least my weight is holding steady. I'll probably never give up weighing myself regularly, but if I miss a day I'm not going to freak out about it. I have a rule that if I eat or drink anything before I weigh, then I don't weigh that day. I've got to be naked and empty of as many fluids as possible to get an accurate reading on the scale. That's my ritual, anyway.
Yesterday was a decent food day, especially considering I stayed home all day with a sick kiddo. I actually ate veggies and fruit! YeeHah! No workout though, since DH didn't get home until after 9 p.m. and I was zonked out on my lovely little relaxation pill by then.
Luke is still a sick little boy--his temp was 103.6 before I left for work (my mom's with him today while I'm at work for a while), so he's got something that probably needs antibiotics. Our appointment for both kids is this afternoon at 2:30. He slept most of the night, with the exception of around 11:30 p.m. when he woke up crying, I gave him some Tylenol, and then I slept on the floor beside his crib for a few hours. Not comfortable for me, but at least he went back to sleep.
We got around 2 inches of snow last night, so school was on a 2 hour delay. Sophie got to play in the snow before school, which was exciting for her since it was the first semi-substantial snowfall we've had all winter. It was only big enough for her to make a 12 inch tall snowman on the deck, but hey--it's better than nothing.
I got a new book from Amazon yesterday, Winning After Losing. Did you know there are practically no books out there about maintaining weight loss? There is Thin for Life, which I read most of last year, while I was losing weight, so I'll go back and revisit that one. But I Googled and looked on Amazon and this was the only book that came up (there's more books on dealing with weight loss after gastric bypass surgery, but I didn't want anything for that specific market). The girl who wrote Winning After Losing also had gastric bypass, but what I've read so far doesn't focus on the surgery recovery and how to eat for that. The forward by a noted psychologist made me think this book should help--she pretty much nailed what I'm going through right now, being worn out by the diet but still needing a coping mechanism other than food to deal with the stuff life throws at you. I'll let you know what I think as I read it.
And, in most exciting news, The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl is on its way to me from Amazon.ca. They had sold out, but an email today tells me it's now been shipped. I guess I'm all set until Pasta Queen's Half Assed comes out in May. Even though I've never met them, I feel like these women are kindred spirits. Just like all of you guys are--and I promise if you write a book, I'll buy yours, too.
Do any of you AFG's know the status of Frances's new book? I hope she's doing well. EDIT: I just checked her blog. There's at last an update. I've missed that woman.