Our printer was on the fritz when I got this letter, so I had my husband print out the form at work. It did stay in his briefcase for a while and I didn’t send it in right away, but I did send it in with enough time for it to get there by the 30th. Well, I called last Friday to make sure it had been received and the DMV claimed never to have received it. Ugh! Oh, and they suspended my license.
Did I mention that this form was completely useless? They had a copy of the police report that had all the information they needed and this form was literally just copying information from the police report over. And I don’t know how they could lose this since I sent it to the Accident Reporting department or such.
Anyway, I needed to get my license cleared so I told my husband that I should be at the DMV by 7:50 so that I could get a good spot in line. Well, I had a hard time getting him out of the house and we didn’t get there until right at 8, which meant that I was the 28th person in line. 28 doesn’t sound bad—unless you’re at the DMV.
It took almost an hour to get up to the counter then I watched red tape in action as the guy called 3 different people before going in and changing my record himself. Oh, and all this cost me $75.
As I said, it was not a good way to start a Monday.
So, I had to take my husband to work afterwards—I’m not sure when he wants me to pick him up and if he wants to eat at home or go out (the Sloppy Joe’s planned tonight can easily wait!). I did manage to get home long enough to change into my weigh-in clothes and let my daughter go potty before heading back out to my weigh in.
Drum roll please….I was down 3.6 this week! Of course, that includes the stomach flu week and, ahem, I indulged a bit too much on yesterday’s Packer Food. But, whatever. I’m happy with that. We did have to leave the meeting a little early because my daughter insisted she needed to go potty (she didn’t really need to—she just likes public bathrooms. Yeah, it’s strange) and my son had a poopy diaper and I forgot his diaper bag. I will say, though, that my kids were surprisingly well behaved during this meeting, which is a complete change.
I’ve decided not to be down about having to go to the Mommy and Me meeting. Instead, I’m just really thankful that they have this meeting so that I can attend it with my kids. You know, surrender….
When we got home, I made the kids lunch and put them down before I ate the one leftover serving of Packer Food for lunch and an orange. Then, I did an EA Active workout (I’m starting the 6 week challenge over at the moderate level) followed by 30 minutes of yoga. It has been a while since I did yoga, so it was nice to get back to it. I think I’m going to try doing it twice a week.
The meeting—what little of it I caught—was about planning exercise. It is a no-brainer, but it is something that works for me. One of the reasons why I like the EA Active Challenges is that you have to schedule days to exercise (I’ll be doing Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). So, my week looks like this:
Monday: EA Active, Yoga (and maybe 30 minutes on the recumbent bike tonight)
Tuesday: Ellen Barrett DVD
Wednesday: EA Active, Yoga (and maybe 30 minutes on the recumbent bike)
Thursday: Ellen Barrett DVD
Friday: EA Active, Yoga (?), 30 minutes on the recumbent bike (?)
Saturday: Aqua Zumba, EA Active
I will also allow myself to take EITHER Tuesday or Thursday as a rest day if I need it. Those are just crazy days for us anyway, with the kids’ schedules.
I think I may start posting my weekly exercise plan here on the blog for added accountability.
Well, my husband said he wants to eat at home, so I’m going to try that Sloppy Joe’s recipe….I’ll let you know how it turns out.
I have to leave to go pick him up, so I’ll leave you with this little bit of inspiration: