So where was I?

2010 January 21
by Hedon

Man this time at home has gone on forever. So much has happened that I don’t even know where to begin. Guess we’ll just pick a topic and go from there. How about… hmmm… weight loss. Those of you who have been keeping track might remember that when Stace and I came in off the road she had lost like a thousand pounds and I had only lost something like 24 overall. I wasn’t freaking out or anything but I will admit to being a little concerned about my lack of progress.

This led to my increased urges to get a Wii asap. I figured we were going to be home for a while and any increased physical activity would be a good thing. So we got the Wii and set to work. Boxing. Tennis. Bowling. We even worked the speed skating and synchronized swimming. Granted, we did figure out how to do virtually all of the various sports from our great big recliners, but lets be honest just flailing our arms around wildly was going to be an improvement over passively watching tv like a slack-jawed yokel. Wii-related arm flailing seemed to be making a difference and I lost a few pounds once we were finally home.

I thought the Wii workout was really worthwhile but it was surpassed by an even more intense exercise plan. I like to call this plan the Chase-The-LittleOne-Around-The-House-Work-Out. See what happened was that Chaos and LittleOne came up to the house for Christmas. They got to stay a few days then Chaos had to go home to go back to work cause she still has her crappy menial food-service job that she hates. (Woo Hoo!) Anyway, Chaos had to go home, but Stace and I weren’t ready to give up LittleOne yet. So I suggested that we keep LittleOne up at our house for just a couple more days. How hard could it be? I would take Chaos home and bring LittleOne back to Missouri then we would keep LittleOne for a couple more days and finally take her home. Easy, right?

No. Not easy. Not easy at all. Here’s the thing… I forgot to consider the weather. Due to the stupid weather we ended up keeping LittleOne by ourselves for nine days. Nine days, people. Now don’t get me wrong, LittleOne was a great kid the entire time. She never acted up. She behaved very well. As a matter of fact, she was a real joy. But she was a two-year-old-massive-bundle-of-energy joy. She sort of unknowingly created her own work out routine for the grandmas. I can’t say for sure that she was channeling Jillian from the Biggest Loser, but it did seem likely based on the workout plan she came up with:

237 complete outfit changes into and out of fairy princess outfit.

367 trips escorting LittleOne to the back of the house to see what the dog was getting up to back there

163 sinks full of dishes washed by me and rinsed by LittleOne.

479 horsey rides.

821 diaper changes.

1,482 trips to the bathroom to brush LittleOne’s teeth with her fancy new spinning toothbrush.

3,841 other trips to the bathroom so LittleOne could wash her hands.

1 trip to Walmart immediately after Christmas so LittleOne could be more properly spoiled.

2,347 games of Somebody’s-In-My-Chair which involved much tickling and ended with picking LittleOne up and flinging her around a bit before flopping into the recliner together.

8,631 games of Let’s-All-Squeal-Really-Loudly-And-Chase-The-Dog-Down-The-Hall

All in all it was a hell of a work-out. I was exhausted by the time we took her home. But between the Wii and the LittleOne I ended up losing a ton more weight. I was at 24 pounds after all those months on the road and after less than two moths at home I am now at 47 pounds down. WooHoo!! I am this close to fifty pounds lost. Hurrah!! Maybe I should go get LittleOne for a few more days.

10 Responses
  1. 2010 January 21
    punxxi permalink

    You are doing great! I love my Wii and soon they will be channeling Netflix thru it. But still Mario Kart is my fav on there.

    • 2010 January 28

      Thanks! We still don’t have Mario Kart, but I know we will get it at some point.

  2. 2010 January 21

    Wheee, that was tiring just to read. You undoubtedly lost some weight just thinking up the names for said exercises. Yah! The 3 year old diet.

  3. 2010 January 22
    limericc permalink

    Congratulations, thats wonderful.
    Sooooooooooo, whats up with the truck?

    • 2010 January 28

      Thanks! It is going pretty well on the diet front.

      It also seems to be going good on the truck front, but it’s not quite there yet. Will post soon on what we’re looking at as far as the truck situation goes.

  4. 2010 January 24

    That’s wonderful… I really mean it…I am inspired.

    • 2010 January 28

      Thanks! I have been hitting that stupid scale every day now anxiously looking for that 50 pound mark but no dice so far. I will say that I feel a ton better and find that I have much more energy and whatnot.

  5. 2010 January 24

    Please don’t tell me I have to get a kid to lose weight. PLEASE.

    So thrilled for you!! Man, that’s fantastic. I’m seething with jealousy. But oh so inspired to get my ass in gear. I don’t have the Wii, but I do have FitTV and today Ed and I watched “Shimmy”, which is a dance fit program. Last time I watched it, I learned a bit of belly dancing and how to do “snake arms” (cue the snake charmer music).

    Glad to see you’ve also written a post – hope the next one is giving us an update about the truck search. Fill us in!!

    Say hi to Stace!

    • 2010 January 28

      Lord no! I admit that the urge to go get LittleOne keeps popping up but so far I’ve managed to knock it back down where it belongs. :)

      Stace has done this “Bollywood” workout routine that she saved on the dvr a few times. OMG is that fun! She seemed to like doing it and lord knows I loved watching her do it. I’m pretty sure it’s not for me though.

      Making progress on the truck front, but I don’t want to post about it because I don’t want to jinx it. Which is especially funny since I don’t even believe in that stuff but there you have it. We are very close now.

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