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Thursday, February 10, 2011

I loved this quote in the SP Healthy Reflections email today, "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." That's how I feel everyday with my house, kids and health. ;) Not that they are a constant battle, but just that I'll never give up on trying to do them right. So even if I don't eat healthy one day, I won't let it bother me because I know that in the long one I am doing better and better every day. It used to be hard for to get a few minutes of exercise once in a week, now I'm exercising at least 30 minutes a day, most of the time an hour a day and sometimes 2 hours a day! I work and play with my kids every day and I almost have a routine down for cleaning the house (that one is still in the midst of many small skirmishes!) emoticon


PMS Sucks

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

PMS sucks. Yes, I know everyone already knows this but why does it have to change after pregnancy. I was perfectly able to handle my pre-pregnancy PMS. Since the birth of my DS, I now get two days a month of PMS that perfectly mimics my first trimester of pregnancy, so all I want to do is sleep, eat and throw up. [ugh] It makes exercise and eating right a major challenge but I look forward to the knowledge that I can get through it.
The first few months were torture for my DH and I because everything pointed to pregnancy, except the pregnancy test. After discussing with my doctor, she said to simply track it and be prepared with knowledge of what is happening and plenty of Tylenol or Midol, etc.
It really is better knowing exactly what is going on but it's still tough to even get out of bed, so I'm congratulating myself today. I still got up early (then laid on the couch with DD and DS) emoticon But then, I got up, dressed to shoes to do some work at home, made coffee and breakfast and now my day is starting like normal. Tomorrow, I'll be happy that I didn't completely blow the last two days!


A little Behind

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

As I wrote my title, I realized the words did not come out as intended but I am going to leave them and change what I wanted to write about. I started out thinking that I had gotten very behind with my reading and tracking the last couple of days and I needed to get back on track, but as I read what I was writing for my title, it reminded me of my ultimate goal: a little behind! :) So, I'm not going to feel sorry for myself. I am still doing a great job in my 'little behind' quest. I worked out for an hour and 40 minutes today and now I am going to go back and enter everything I ate. No point in skipping one day if I can help it!


I love Saturdays!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

That's it. emoticon
I love Saturdays! My husband is home. The kids are great. The house is looking wonderful and I feel wonderful. Saturdays are awesome! emoticon


Margaritas and Shrimp

Friday, February 04, 2011

First, when I'm already exhausted, I should not go to a friends house and have a couple of margaritas! Second, I should NEVER buy anything after being exhausted and having a a couple of margaritas!!
All I planned on doing last night was going to bed early and starting off today right. Then my friend called to tell us that she just found out that her baby is a boy! Her husband had just come back from Alaska and everyone was ecstatic! So we went over there for dinner, and since she can't drink, she BEGGED me to drink some of their margaritas! emoticon She had to do some real arm twisting. I think it went something like this:
Friend: "If you're interested, I still have some marga..."
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's about all she said before I was pulling down the Tequila.
So a good dinner and a couple of margaritas later, her husband gets a phone call about buying some shrimp and asked if we wanted half of them.
I LOVE seafood and I have been seafood deprived the last couple of months. Why? Because my husband is a wonderful hunter and we have a freezer full of venison and I am too cheap to buy seafood when we have plenty of meat.
So in my seafood deprived, exhausted, and slightly tipsy state, I agreed. He told me the dollar amount / pound and it sounded fine to me. I couldn't understand why my husband was looking at me like my head had just fallen off. It all sounded perfectly reasonable to me. (Margaritas apparently dull my ability to decipher monetary figures also.)
Today the shrimp was delivered and I realized just what I had done! I spent 1/4 of my normal grocery budget on shrimp!! 1/4!! Me! The person who has been frugally budgeting everything!
I called my husband in shock. He understood and laughed it off saying we'll have some good shrimp for the Super Bowl. I told him, "We will not! We are going to savor and enjoy every bite of every one of those shrimp! Not eat them in front of the TV!"
So, we're going to have an awesome shrimp dinner sometime next week. emoticon


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