Saturday, June 21, 2008

Doing Atkins

Still doing Atkins 'round these parts, although we've all been eating too much sugar. (in other words I eat too much sugar, and Karl has been seen sneaking a nibble here and there--tee hee)

Karl = 238 (that's a 30 lb loss! woot woot)
Audrey = 110 (8 lb loss)

Karl has added an afternoon walk to the far bus stop in the Texas heat to his daily regimen, and I have been trying to walk with the kids to the park and/or the local grocery store each day.

It's more difficult than it may seem to get that morning excursion in, however. The window for outdoor time is very narrow. We are all up by 7:30, but Clare goes back down for a nap at 9:00. Anytime after 10:00 is just too darn hot. So to get everyone dressed, fed, and out the door by 8:00 can by quite a feat. I try to get water and clothes ready the night before, and make breakfast for everyone when I get up with Karl at 4 to avoid having to cook twice. But stuff happens, schedules get tweaked, weather is unpredictable (we got caught in rain twice last week!) and it doesn't always work out.

It sure feels good to get outside though--we enjoy talking to the neighbors, bugs, bunnies, birds, dogs, and occasional turtles that we encounter on the way!

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