It's getting close to the end of the school term, and to keep my son at it with his schoolwork, I've been giving him one candy bar per night for sticking to it. He can handle this without gaining, but unfortunately, I've also eaten a candy bar per day since this reward system began, and between that and a huge sushi and tempura dinner last night, I'm up a pound and a half. Will see if it goes down tomorrow -- some weeks I have fluctuated as much as two pounds, am hoping this will be the case again. It does point out (if I needed reminding) that candy is nothing I can take casually any more.
Today we began to pack to leave the farm so we can move back to the burbs where we live during school. We've been here a month and six days, and wow, there is a lot of stuff! I began with the pet food, sorting to take most of it but leave behind some cans and dry food (lest we arrive at spring break with the pets but no food, which has happened). I assigned my husband the big cupboard where we keep crackers and nuts. We each wound up packing an overflowing box full. This suggests we'll need at least three boxes for contents of the refrigerator, another for bread and coffee and other things that aren't refrigerated, and one or two boxes apiece for clothing and toiletries. Then come random things like our electric tea kettle and bathroom scale, and our son's computer (tall, wide and tippy, and has no box).
Adding to the volume in the car will be the pets themselves in their carriers. (One of the cats saw the writing on the wall when we begin packing, and is hanging around outside and won't come in. Delphie just ran out into the back field and rolled in deer poop, to remind us of the country.)
My husband brightly said, "Well, honey, really all I need is my briefcase and I'm fine!" showing the male understanding of what has to happen to move house. I just now sent him to empty the fridge, maybe he'll get a clue.
Anyway, here's hoping that the activity, plus a bit more discipline in the candy department, will help me peel off at least a pound of that increase. Will weigh in on Tuesday to report on whether I've had any success.
Hoping everyone has a great week!