07 October 2010

So much for 10 pm

I was up until almost 2 o'clock this morning, upset about something at kid's school. Couldn't stop thinking about it. She was up at 1 am with growing pains in her legs. Tylenol and some snuggles then sent her back to bed. Finally got some sleep, about 5 hours I guess. Not too shabby, but would like to have a few more zzz's before driving to the windy city later today.

Goal today is to wash and sort laundry. Between loads, the sofa is my friend. Now if I could just convince Hobbes to sleep on my feet.

Apparently, housework doesn't burn as many calories as I had hoped. Gained a slight bit this week, less than 2 lbs. I need to figure out how to balance intense cardio time with cleaning time. I guess that will get easier as house gets more "in order" and doesn't take so long to straighten.  We'll be doing lots of walking in the next few days so it's all good.

We'll leave this afternoon, Sweetie staying home to hold down the fort and keep the kitchen tidy.


  1. Oh man, I had growing pains when I was young...poor kiddo. You must be really pleased with your accomplishments this week. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Hiya. According to my notes, housework burns 5 calories a minute, but that's actually moving things and such. Maybe do it with a little extra swish of the rump?!?!

    Have fun! Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  3. I'm glad to hear it wasn't a big gain. Walking will do the trick! :) I think we should get some sort of bonus for cleaning, but it doesn't seem to work that way. Ha..

  4. Sometimes you've gotta break your goals. That's your kid, I think she's worth it :)


  5. If we could redesign the rules, housework (along with yardwork) should be work triple calories!


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