My family and I have been snowed in at our house since Sunday. We finally got plowed out yesterday, but our garage door appears to be currently frozen shut. And the roads around here are TERRIBLE. So we are not going anywhere anytime soon. We have also had some insanely cold temperatures here for the past few days so, other than a really good romp in the snow with Zeeva on Sunday during the snow storm and before the temperatures starting dropping, I have not been out of the house since Saturday. I am glad I went out then because I was able to get the rest of the fabric I needed for the curtains I am making for our awesome new bedroom, and I was able to snag an amazing deal on two new sets of sheets. (I decided that having only one set of sheets that we were actually willing to use for our bed just was not cutting it anymore.)
For anyone who does not follow me on Facebook, here are a few shots of just how much snow we got here in Indiana…
View #1 Out Our Front Window
That used to be our bushes and, beyond that, our driveway.
View #2 Out Our Front Window
That used to be our pathway leading to our porch.
Our Backyard Progression
The top image is about two or three hours after the snow started… the bottom image is on a couple more hours after that, when it started getting dark. 12.5″ of new snow, on top of the 6-8″ that we already had!
Driveway Before and After
That huge mountain of snow in our neighbor’s yard was from our driveway! We were disappointed that it did not get deposited in our yard.
Anyway, I do not know if being cooped up in the house has started to affect me mentally or what, but I have been putting off writing this blog post for over twenty-four hours now. And it is a good one. So what is up with that?? I weighed myself yesterday morning, because I completely forgot to weigh myself on Monday morning, which is my normal day. And, somehow, I managed to lose 0.9 pounds in six days! I say “somehow” because I really feel like I did not do a good job at all. But my good moments obviously outweighed my bad moments. And yes, I am actually exciting about the amount that I lost. I know it is not much, but it is soooooo much better than I have been doing for months. And, it gave me a push that I really needed. I had a whole day of good food choices. (When I say good, I mean that I stayed within my calorie goal for the day.) And I even set up a leg challenge for myself as a form of exercise for the rest of the month. I was originally going to be doing workout DVDs, but that has not happened (partially because I cannot find the one I wanted to start with! Booooo for being unorganized!). So this is a good start. I have been doing good with my eating today too and am even planning on having the dreaded “s” word for dinner… SALAD!! Seriously, that is big for me, as I tend to hate most salads.
One goal of mine for the next week is to cook fish one night for dinner. This is sparked because my daughter recently told me that she wants fish every day. Lol. She has had fish sticks for lunch a couple of times this week, which are not the healthiest things in the world. But she gobbles them up and apparently loves them, and it seems like it is a nice change from the pb&j sandwiches she has been insisting on eating for almost every meal. (Yes, I have somehow managed to not yet pull my hair out at that one. This is payback for me for being a super picky eater when I was growing up…). So, if you have any awesome fish recipes, feel free to shoot them my way! Especially ones that are tried and true with kiddos.
I hope we all have an amazing week! Here is the leg challenge I am doing for the rest of the month of January. If anyone wants to join in, let me know and we can all help keep each other accountable! I just finished today’s workout (after shoveling snow) and I have a feeling that I am going to be regretting those calf raises! Can you say OUCH!!!? :o)
ps… Our garage door is no longer stuck shut! Hooray!!