Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

We're having a quiet Easter at home today because Ian's family is sick. Emma is a little more with it this year and said to Ian this morning "Easter Bunny eggs?" :) 

Emma is wearing the same dress she wore last year. I bought her a new dress but since we aren't going out today I thought it would be funny to put her in the 18 month dress. It sort of fits... just a little short! Here is a comparison... she has more hair this year....

We hunted for some eggs and she insisted on wearing the bunny ears. :)

We've planned a traditional Easter dinner of Seared Asian Tuna with Jiggy Jiggy Greens and Coconut Rice. :P It might be warm enough to go for a walk/wagon ride later. We'll see. Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Brittany Upgraded: Diet Bet Edition

I'm restarting Brittany Upgraded again. The last serious attempt was 3 years ago prior to getting pregnant with Emma. I had been hearing a lot about Diet Bet and was slight interested in it when Kamber and Suzi convinced me to participate. A $20 buy in (or $28 CAD... damn exchange rate...) with a goal of losing 4% of your starting weight in a month. I figured it would be hard but it ended up being complicated by a slight cold and wicked eye infections. But I was successful and overshot my target... 13.4 lbs lost! 

A big factor was Ian's support... taking care of Emma and the house when I needed to workout. :)

The best of all of this.. This is my resting heart rate over the past month. Ignore the uptick at the end, I'm currently battling the plague. 

I'm not sure that I will do a Diet Bet again. It was a big monkey on my back for the whole month. Which I guess was good.. but it was really hard balancing that and being sick. We'll see what happens over the next few months. :)