In the last couple of weeks I had gained, but this week am now back to normal, meaning I've lost at least two pounds. I could shrug it all off as water retention issues, but I really think it was eating the candy bars with my son. There's a definite correlation to having stopped doing that! Too bad, I'd love to think that portion control in general could take me down any time I want to lose, but instead it probably just was the sweet snacks' absence. Portion control is good, too, but it's not as immediate for me!
We''re kind of rethinking our activities now, with the new Covid variants being around. For a while we were satisfied that masking and distancing were enough, and we went to the grocery store and post office and other places almost like normal. Now, not so much. We're ordering our groceries much more (had gotten a bit out of that habit) and going out less. Not that doing errands translates into lots of exercise, but it seems to keep me moving, and I'm not doing as much now. Can't help but wonder if the virus will just keep mutating until it hits on a combination that wipes out everyone. Gloomy thought!
The excitement in the household is that it's the end of the school term, and our son is hustling (and also shucking and jiving on some assignments) to get things turned in by tonight. We've had some late, late nights and some arguments about buckling down and getting it done, as well. There's only so much a mom can do, but I find myself lying awake at night listening for him either working or going to bed. He's in 8th grade, and prime time to learn how to manage assignments on his own so he doesn't get stuck like this at the end of the term. On the other hand, school has been all virtual for a year, and it's been tough on every kid. I'll be so glad after the 9th, the end-of-term panic will be over and we can have a calm conversation and set plans for his managing his time in a better way next term. May as well learn to do this in 8th grade instead of having to struggle with it in college.
We're expecting snow this upcoming weekend. Everyone is excited! We don't get it often enough for it to be a pain in the butt -- are still of the "let's get the sled out!" mindset. I hope we get a few inches and it stays a few days.
Have a great week!