Okay, so the caffeine thing is going well. Again I limited myself to 2 cups of coffee and no other caffeinated drinks today. The sleeping is still not going so well, but there's not much I can do about that. My boys are feeling better and back in school but my daughter has missed 3 days this week and will be staying home tomorrow, too. We went to the doctor today and got some medicine, so hopefully she will be better by Monday and able to go back to school. She wakes up in the night crying a lot because her head hurts and her nose is stuffed and she is coughing. I've been letting her in my bed in the middle of the night to comfort her, and then she coughs most of the night, keeping me awake. I am over my cold so I am thankful for that.
As the weather turned quite cold recently, I've started to dig out some warmer clothes to wear. I had three pairs of capri jeans I wore over the summer that varied from super loose to uncomfortably tight depending on where I was with my weight, but now that it is too cold for shorts and capris I put them away and went to get out the jeans. And I found... one pair. ONE pair of jeans that fits me. They are a size 14. The 12's and 10's I wore last October are too tight. Great. I do have some "lounge pants" I can wear around the house but I don't want to make a habit of THAT. So now I get to wear my one pair of jeans two days in a row and then throw them in the wash at night, get up in the morning to dry them, and wear them for two more days. It is so annoying to only have one pair of pants! I gave away all my bigger clothes as I outgrew them, and I am really thankful for that now. It would be much too easy to go dig out some bigger clothes to wear "just until I lose the weight" and end up growing into them. I've done that way too often in the past. Not a possibility now. Lose weight or go naked. That's where I'm at.
Thankfully I am on a path that should lead to a smaller waist and smaller pants before this one pair of jeans is threadbare. I will keep you updated.
Friday Update and Reality Check
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