Quarantine: Week One.

The Lose It Weight Loss Challenge was supposed to end TODAY. I obviously don’t have to explain why it was ended early, but here we are. On March 16th gyms in Iowa were ordered to close. As of that date I was at my lowest weight of 241.8.

With no gym, social distancing, and the school also being closed workouts have been scarce. My energy has been “o.k”, and my eating has had some really good days mixed in with a few “stressful” days. I’ve remained around 241-243 through all of it so far so I’m feeling pretty good.

I’m going to go ahead and stop sounding like it’s the end of the world and I’m giving you a status update while I sit alone in my bunker waiting for signs of human life. It’s serious, but not that serious.

While my heart goes out to everyone in the medical field, and to all of my fellow essential workers there has been some good to come out of this. People are helping each other, people are being kind to each other, and people are finally appreciating what we have. When your day to day life is turned upside down, it’s easy to see you took it for granted.

My family has enjoyed this time. We have no before or after school rush. We can focus on each other instead of a list of social engagements and a calendar full of things that actually do not matter. Being at home, being present, and being together is what matters. Obviously once this is all over we will go back to some of our social obligations, but I will definitely be cutting a few. More family time, relaxation time, and less running all over and rushing from event to event.

We had a pretty good week. We are both still working, but we have had more time together. We’ve had some anxiety filled moments too, but the good has far out weighed the bad.

Here’s a quick photo-run-down of Quarantine Week 1:

We did some Yoga.

Pluto became a planet once again and my THIRD GRADER finally knows her months in order…

It Snowed…


I baked and baked and baked some more. This isn’t all of it. I guess you could say I’m a stress baker now instead of eater. I want to make sure the whole family can participate in my calories.

I cut out a ton of hearts and decorated my work window for the Hear Hunters Facebook Group. Unfortunately this won’t be seen by many Heart Hunters, its the window you see as you enter work, or go to jail.window

One window wasn’t enough so I did a second.


I wanted to do one at home, had big plans to go all out. Then I decided to stick to my normal, cheesy self, and try to be funny. So I did a ‘Heart’ heart…Yeah, sometimes I hate myself…


And finally, after a brief snow, the weather warmed just enough to go on a few walks. Also gave us time to explore our tiny backyard.


It’s been a pretty great week. We are staying home and doing our part to end this mess as quickly as possibly. We are being as supportive as we can to family and friends. We are teaching our daughter at home, while still working 40+ hours a week. We are spending so much time together.


“This too shall pass”



8 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds like a pretty nice and productive week as far as we can in this period! I love the idea of the hearts in the windows, they radiate such positivity! The yoga photos of your youngest are also so cute:)

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    1. Thank you ❤ She didn't want me to do the Yoga but she had fun trying LOL

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  2. katey26 says:

    Loving the hearts in the windows! 🙂


    1. There are so many good ones!

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