|This has nothing to do with my new routine, except that I've been very sleepy. Aren't they cute? Lucie sleeps in a crib next to her sister's bed, when she isn't in our bed. I'm not sure whose idea this was, but it made for a great photo op.|
My new routine has me up at 4:30 so I can swim at 5. This is great for getting an early start on my day, but I'm worthless at the end of the day. I haven't had the energy to blog or even to hang out with my family. They all watched a movie last night and I went to bed early. I'm going to aim for swimming 3-4 times a week, but the funny thing is, even when I do wake up late (6 instead of 4:30) I'm still wanting to go to bed early! And it doesn't matter if I get a nap, I'm still tired out by 10. I guess I have a new bedtime. My new schedule has allowed me to stay on top of laundry, get my 90 day Bible reading done early, and made it easier to start our school days on time, but my "free time" in the evenings has been completely eaten up. I guess that's a good thing, but I've made very little progress on the books I'm reading.
In more exciting news, my husband is losing weight and feeling better than he has in a long time. After reading Why We Get Fat... by Gary Taubes we decided he would go on the new Atkins diet. He loves it because he doesn't feel hungry all the time, he gets to eat real food like meat and eggs and the weight is coming off. Better than that, his blood pressure is in the normal range for his age in the first time since I've known him. Seriously, he had high blood pressure when we married. I'm anxious for him to go to the doctor and get a lipid profile done. I can't wait to see his triglyceride number. I think he's lost 15 pounds so far and it's been about a month.
For those of you who have tried Atkins before, the main difference is you're now allowed unlimited leafy green vegetables from the beginning. Actually, there are lots of veggies he can have, just not starchy ones. My husband is still in the inductive phase and wants to stay there until he loses another 10 lbs or so. The kids and I have been trying to get him to workout. We may wear him down eventually. I have a feeling he's going to come back from this ski trip with the kids wanting to get in shape.
I've been really missing blogging, but I guess I'm in a new phase : )! It probably won't last long.