Thanks to you all for leaving such positive comments on my last post. I really, really needed to hear that today. I am feeling all of those 3.5 pounds, smack dab in my thighs and my tight pants. Whether it's my imagination or reality, I swear it feels like I've gained 20 instead of only a few. Freaking fat head is tougher to lose than anything else.
Our new year's day was not so good. Both the kids were sick--Luke threw up at 2:30 a.m. and we were up with him until 4:30, and as soon as he was back in bed, Sophie woke up and had a bad tummy ache and threw up, too, and I was up with her until 6 a.m. So I had a New Year's Day sleep hangover, but not because I was having any fun. They are both doing fine today, thank God. Hopefully we can get back to something resembling a normal life.
I still have yet to run. On Monday DH twisted my arm and we went to a movie. We saw Juno, which was delightful. The first 10 minutes I was doubtful, because the dialog was too heavy with current teenage slang, but it mellowed out and became a super character movie. The soundtrack I could have done without, but with the lack of movie choices nowadays it's still a winner. It's a small screen movie, though, so you can wait till DVD and still enjoy it just as much.
So, today I am getting a run in at the gym (the high today is supposed to be 23* and I am unfortunately keeping Garmin in his resting place in my purse), come hell or high water. I really truly am aching for physical activity now, and I'm pinning my hopes for a renewed commitment to a healthy life on running. I've got that Half Marathon in May to train for, and a training program is just what I need to keep accountable and on track. I haven't been to LA Weight Loss in a couple weeks, so I'm going to do that today too. I hate to weigh in with such a big gain, but there's no sense in waiting until I've lost it. That's what they are there for and I surely don't need to be hiding my head (or rather, my big ass) in the sand and hoping it will all be okay.
And I still haven't made myself write down any New Years goals. I'm thinking Groundhog's Day goals might be appropriate for me this year. Yeah, I think that's what I'll do. On February 2nd, get ready for some rockin' resolutions.