I have to apologize for not being around too much for the last week. It truly has been "......and all that it implies" kind of week! I'm still buried in work from clients that got nervous that I took TWO WHOLE DAYS off. I love owning my own business, and having only myself to answer to, however.... clients still drive the work, and obviously pay for it, so I need to stay accountable to myself, and to them, and I'm still trying to play catch-up with all the work! I do see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I should be caught up completely by this Friday.
Add to that the boys start school in 13 days. We had to go to the school to get their classroom assignments, since the school decided it couldn't pay all that postage this year. Tightening of the belt! So, we all went to school, and we had to go with friends, and it ended up being a 4 hour adventure, including an hour at the playground, and 1-1/2 hours at our local Tim Hortons, watching the kids pull the wings off of a yellow jacket that got stuck inside the building. Normally, my inner PETA would come out, and say "no" to abuse of yellow jackets. BUT.... both L and M got stung within 10 minutes of being outside one day last week. 10 minutes! No exaggeration! So... I must say, I wasn't feeling particularly guilty about one of their brethren getting accosted by an 8 year old girl, while a gaggle of 9 year old boys cheered her on :)
Back to goals.... My new goal is 308. This number comes via a memory I have of living in our last house, and wanting to get a $1m life insurance policy on myself, in case anything happened. See... my husband is one of those "artists"..... very eccentric, very intelligent, very NOT interested in $$, how it works, why it works, how it magically converts into groceries with the wave of the ATM card, etc. So, in order to assure that I wouldn't have to be raised from the dead in order to KEEP the control I have over the house, I figured $1m could certainly hire a nanny or 10 to come and help him do my job. Plus, he'd be able to leave his job, because in my will, I'd insist on a financial counselor to deal with the $$. ANYWAY..... long story longer... 308 was my weight when they DENIED my insurance. It was a set-back, and I did find a different way to get a different policy, but I still remember that number.... and coming from 362 (actually... a high of 375... I hit it once, and then promptly went back into the 360's) I still want to see that number come...... and GO.
Yesterday I weighed in at 311.2, but today is 312.2, so that is what I am using for my number today. I have lost 49.8 pounds. Almost the big 5 oh!
OK...... have to deal with the boys, they have a friend over, and somehow, 4 boys seems like 10 when they're being... well......... BOYS.
13 days....... Xanax will take me to the finish line :)