Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Sunday....

Well, today it has been hard to eat when I am supposed to. I'm sure I will figure out the whole church & snack and all that but trying to get 2 kids ready for 9 am church and eat my breakfast and make sure I have water with me and an Ultra meal drink or bar for later and snacks and books for the kids too is a little daunting.

Fortunately, I did get my breakfast- 2 scrambled eggs with 1/2 cup of black beans and 2 Tbsp of no sugar salsa. I grabbed an Ultra meal bar for between classes in church but between making sure Melia wasn't eating chalk, screaming at the top of her lungs, or biting the other kids in her sunbeam class and taking care of Owen, who just wants to walk everywhere and be held (I don't know if he realizes what a contradiction he is) I totally forgot to eat it. Then after church I fed the kids lunch and put them down for naps when my home teachers showed up, so lunch/snack got pushed back again.

And now I am headed over to my brothers for dinner. They are serving lasagna. I love lasagna. I can't eat lasagna. Well, maybe if its vegetarian I can just pull the noodles out? This new way of eating is pretty easy while I am at home, but going out is another story. Like my girlfriends want to go out to dinner for a girls night in a few weeks- I think I had better research where we go so that I know what I can order before I go and plan my breakfast and lunch accordingly. I'm not a big planner, at least not for myself- I've had to learn to plan ahead for Melia so we don't have meltdowns but not for myself, so this is definitely a learning curve for me.

On another note, I have this really thing I got for Christmas (thanks mom and dad!). It's called a Jawbone UP. It tracks my movement and sleep and I can even set it to remind me to move.
So its this bracelet, and it has a corresponding app on my iPhone that when I plug it in it shows me how many steps I've taken, what my sleep quality was, how many calories I have burned and a bunch of other things. It's so cool.
This was my sleep the other night. It shows how long I was asleep. If I got up (which Owen makes sure I do) My deep sleep vs. light sleep.... This was a good nights sleep and I felt it in the morning.

Also, it has a smart alarm that will wake you up during a light sleep cycle so you aren't so tired when you do wake up. You tell it you want to wake up by 7 (or whatever time) and within a half hour, so from 6:30-7:00 whenever you are in a light sleep cycle it will start vibrating the bracelet and wake you up. But, like this day, if you aren't in a light sleep cycle during that 30 minutes, it will vibrate at the time you set for your alarm. As you can see in the picture I was woken during my deep sleep and so I actually laid there for a while longer not wanting to get up yet because I was tired, but most mornings when my bracelet starts vibrating I just open my eyes and feel good to go.

Sorry this sounds like an ad for the UP, it's not I just love it. This, along with the app My Fitness Pal, I can keep track of pretty much everything I am doing- If any of you are on that app we can be 'friends'.


  1. I had seen your posts for this blog but never went to read it. This is neat! I'm trying to get healthy too! I just got a fitbit and it links to myfitnesspal and I'm already doing tons better, eating better, working out more. Good for you to make time for this! I feel it's hard for me and I don't have two kids! Good luck with this!! :D

  2. Oh and this is Jessica Pilling, your cousin.