My husband and I decided that since this school year both boys will be all day at school, that we should take the free time to work out. He thinks I should be working out the whole 7 hours biggest loser style, but I've managed to talk him down to working myself up to that. I didn't let myself get too emotional today, even while watching my youngest child put on his backpack and line up with his class to spend his first full day away from me in his entire life. I didn't want to weigh down his excitement with my silly mommy sadness. And I tried really hard not to ask him a million questions about how his first day went, we settled with about 20 so far I think. But he knew it was coming because his brother started second grade last week and I grilled him then too. It still bothers me a little that they spend so much of their day with other people, I miss them terribly and spend way too much time "helping out" at school.
As for exercise, today I went swimming with my husband for about 80 mins. The big earthquake that hit happened while we were in the pool so even though our neighbors say they felt it, we were completely unaware until we picked the boys up from school and everyone was talking about it. I managed to get quite a few laps in even without my goggles and sharing a lane with my pool challenged husband. We really need to find some adult swimming lessons for him if he's going to swim with me on a regular basis, he gets so discouraged watching everyone else swim and float with ease when he sinks like a stone.
For the eating part, I've been following the principles of the Glycemic Index diet. It has green light foods which I can have without having to think much about it and then yellow light things to avoid most of the time and red light foods to avoid all together. Its fairly simple, common sense stuff but the recipes in the back are interesting and I think it'll be easier to keep at it because its not too hard. I"m drinking as much water as I remember to drink and trying to get in breakfast and a few snacks to keep my metabolism running more evenly throughout the day. Having to walk a dog every 90 mins or so seems to be helping as well. I'm trying to keep my head up this time and enjoy the journey as much as I can.