I woke up at 5 this morning hoping to have time to take a shower and enjoy a cup of coffee while the girls were still asleep. One moment of solitude was all that I needed.
Unfortunately as soon as I stepped out of the shower I could hear Penelope chirping in her crib.
Brent has been working crazy amounts of overtime lately so I have spent the past few weeks in solitary confinement with the kids. There are moments when I love it. Like yesterday when Penelope grabbed my face and planted a big wet kiss on my mouth before laying her head on my shoulder.
Then there are moments when I feel there is a good chance that I might really lose my mind. I felt like this yesterday when the backpack used to carry all of Penelope’s stuff came unzipped while trying to hurry into a store to get out of the cold. Poor Bridget was wearing it for me and every time something fell out she would whip around to pick it up only to unhinge the zipper and the contents of the backpack even more. We scrambled around the parking lot collecting diapers, leg warmers and headbands. Bridget was so embarrassed and I tried my best to reassure her that this stuff happens to everyone. When in reality I just wanted to scream “WHY ME!?”
Okay, so that was bit dramatic. But I was in a dramatic mood yesterday in case you couldn’t tell from my interpretive front yard dance.
This morning, I just simply needed a little down time before the day had even started. I was NOT looking forward to putting on that stupid hot pink tank top again for my monthly round of pictures. I have grown to hate that tank top. I knew that I was going to end up looking just like I did a month ago and that is entirely not the point of this whole exercise.
After getting out of the shower I let Penelope chirp away as I took my time drying myself off. Then I finally took the plunge and stepped on the scale to see if the Veggie Challenge had done what I had hoped it would. The Monday after my snowed in snack fest I weighed in at 211.4.
When I stepped on the scale this morning it said 205.2 … Yay! I’m back on track.
After feeding the girls, snuggling and watching the news I felt a bit better about having to take those stupid progress pictures. Here they are… you can compare them to the others under the Progress Pics tab.
My mid-section is by far the part of my body that I hate the most. But after further inspection I have decided that my legs are starting to shape up and I don’t mind it one bit. I have come to the conclusion that short shorts and cute wedges are definitely in my near future. Bring it on summer!
This is the part where I share with you what I ate yesterday as the last day of the veggie challenge.
Veggie Challenge Day 4
Breakfast– Banana Berry Smoothie with Spinach and Two Eggs
Here is a closer look at the smoothie…
Yes it’s the same drink from Smoothie Face and yes I did end up wearing half of it in my teeth again. (Note: Don’t drink this without a toothbrush on hand.)
Lunch– For lunch I met up with my friend Andrea at the Bullfrog Cafe in downtown Littleton. We split a Caprese Crepe and a side salad along with a Pear Delight Crepe for dessert.
Both of them were super yummy but we were a bit distracted with making sure the babies weren’t choking on the little cheese crepe that they shared.
Dinner– For dinner I was planning on having grilled pork chops with roasted asparagus and acorn squash. But by the time I had gotten Bridget to and from swim team practice and had gotten Penelope to bed we opted for a grilled ham and swiss sandwich instead… we split it.
and for dessert we had roasted acorn squash with a little bit of cinnamon and brown sugar.
This is Bridget’s favorite so I had no problem getting her to eat this vegetable as opposed to the spaghetti squash from the day before.
There is a version of this squash on Skinnytaste here. However, I do a quicker version by stabbing the squash with a fork and popping it in the microwave for 4 minutes, rotating it and microwaving it for 4 minutes more. Once it cools a bit I slice it open, scoop out the seeds and sprinkle it with a little butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Then I pop it under the broiler until the sugar gets crispy. It’s so good!
I was exhausted for some reason so after that I made myself some vanilla sleepy time tea and watched an episode of Modern Family with Bridget before tucking into bed.
How did your week go?
I invite you to come up with goals for yourself and post your progress in the comments section of the Friday weekly weigh-ins. Once you’ve reached your goal let me know and I will do a feature on you and your success!