Sunday, October 27, 2013
So, again, it's been like, 3 months since my last Blog entry. And just as long since I've done anything to change it. Quite a few things have changed. I'm alot heavier. Probably the heaviest I've ever been. No, I don't exactly know how heavy. But I'm pretty sure I have to lose about 40 lbs now.
I've discovered Doctor Who.
I got married to the man I've been with for 9 years and with whom I've had my 4 children.
I need to get back into the swing of things....
Friday, July 26, 2013
This one is alot easier said than done, especially with 4 kids and a job. I was taking sleeping pills, but I think the Dr. doesn't want to keep me on them. She's afraid I will get dependent. And I very easily could. Sleep isn't something that comes easy to me. I am trying to go to bed at the same time every night, which helps. The last couple of weeks, though, hasn't been easy in that regard. Drama has ensued here and the stress is making it difficult to get and stay asleep. My grandmother also passed 2 weeks ago, which has been a trial as well.
So, how am I going to get better sleep?
- Take a Melatonin and try to go to bed at the same time each night.
- If I don't have to get up early for work, sleep in! It may not be much, but it'd be nice once in a while.
- Take my antidepressant at night, since it doesn't hit me for a couple of hours.
- Don't drink before bed, at least 2 hours before bed.
- Play relaxing music or sounds to keep me asleep longer.
Any other suggestions?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Alot has happened in the 4 months since I blogged. But much has also stayed the same. I stopped logging in, and didn't really care to exercise or eat right. Because of this, I am sitting at about 155 again. That's about what I weighed right before I had the baby, 6 months ago. So, I'm at a stall.
Speaking of the baby, she's doing great. She's a little chunker. My 2 year old still isn't walking. She gets up and cruises but doesn't seem to want to let go and walk on her own. I'm trying to get an appointment at a local psychiatric hospital for my 5 year old. We were doing counselling with him but it wasn't making an impact. He actually seemed to get worse. And my oldest is doing great. He got in trouble alot in school, though. Next year will be fun with both the boys in school. I hope they are prepared for it.
Anyways, back to the whole weight loss thing......I found this cool picture on Pinterest.
I decided to help with my motivation, I was going to blog about each point on this "Manifesto". the first point? "Drink more water". Seems simple enough, right? But how can I accomplish this? My main drink is Dr Pepper (still, I know!). So, replace 1 drink a day with water. Or better, fill my 24 oz water container with chilled water (don't like it too cold) and sip on it during the day. That's 3 cups that I wasn't getting before. So, I shall implement this immediately. Yes, I need to cut out all the sugary drinks, but let's start with first reintroducing water to the equation before kicking everything else out.
Friday, February 01, 2013
Well, I had my OB/GYN appointment yesterday. Everything checks out just fine. No bleeding, no cysts or anything on my cervix, uterus is back down to the right size, and I'm down below the weight of when I found out I was pregnant in month 4. So all in all, a great appointment. We also set up my surgery to get my tubes tied. I weighed 4 pounds more at the Dr's office than when I weighed at home. I'm pretty sure this was because I had been up all night, and had eaten and drank, so by the time I got to the Doctor's office, it was more like an end of the day weigh instead of a fasting weigh. It's still below when I found out I was pregnant. Weigh in is tomorrow. I'm hoping to be down another pound or so. I've had a couple of crazy eating days, and I'm not exercising much, but I was waiting for my 4 week check to really start exercising.
I also had a bit of spousal sabotage today. I made up my mind this last weekend, that I was going to cut down my Dr Pepper consumption again, and hopefully soon, quit it completely. I told him I was cutting down. Well, just before work, he goes to the convenience store and buys 4 1 litre Dr Peppers. Two are for him, two for me. I told him I appreciated it, but did he realize I was trying to quit? He told me no, he didn't. This isn't the first time he's done this, but this also isn't the first time I've sworn I'd quit drinking them, only to go back after a couple of days. It may not have actually have been sabotage, but an actual lack of communication on my end. But he knows now.
Oh yeah, it's the end of the month. I guess I'll put down my goals for the next month...
Drink more water. I've gotten alot better about this. I would like to get to 5 cups of straight water a day. I'm getting at least 3 cups right now. I know it doesn't sound like alot but there was a time where I drank 2 litres of Dr Pepper a day, and no water.
Prepare meals using more fresh ingredients and eat more salads. I've never had a hard time eating vegetables, but fresh ones seem to go to waste at my house. I'm going to try to get better about that and actually eat a salad every other day.
Cook a large batch of food and freeze portions for quick meals. Also, prep crock pot meals to cook later and freeze. I have quit a few ideas pinned on Pinterest. Now is the time to implement them.
Start Strength Training this weekend. I'm now 4 weeks postpartum, and am cleared to do most things. I was to get into the habit of exercising. It seems easier for me now than it was with my last child, so this is a good thing.
Start on the walk/jog program on here or C25K.
Tomorrow is measurements and weight. My goal this month is to lose between 2 and 5 pounds. Why that range? Because 2 pounds should be easy enough with diet, but 5 pounds will be with some work. I am hoping to prove that I worked this month. I'll be happy with a significant amount of inches lost as well. Regardless, I was some sort of progress to be visible by the end of the month.
I have surgery to get my tubes tied on the 15th. I am hoping to not gain anything for the 7 days I'll be off work. I'm only actually taking 2 days off, but how my schedule works, it will be 7 days total, and 4 of that will be recovering.
Work on mine and Cody's relationship some. Things have gotten alot better, recently. But I'm still rather snappish about things. Most of those things are petty. I'm trying to get better about catching myself before I open my mouth, but if I don't, I am working on cooling off and apologizing before either of us really gets resentful.
Get the darned apartment cleaned. Seriously, the clutter is getting to me. Spring cleaning will happen this year, one way or another. I'm going to work on that when I'm off for my surgery. And Cody will help me with this one.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I titled this Part 1, because I haven't gone to the Doctor yet. I won't go in until the 29th, so yeah. I feel great, though. Yeah, my sleep's been affected, but I've never really gotten great sleep. My oldest is doing well in school, academics-wise at least. We're still working on getting his behavior a bit better under control. I want him to go into advanced classes, but we can't if he's misbehaving.
My 5 year old is.....I don't even know what to call him. He's completely trashed his room over the past year. Granted, his brother helped originally, but still....Carpets need to be replaced, walls need to be painted, and his mattress needs to be replaced. Most of his toys have been destroyed. And he's a sweet kid, but if his mood turns sour at all, then he just....loses it I guess. If he even thinks he's in trouble, he completely shuts down and clams up. I really, really don't know what to do with him. I've tried so many different tactics with him and I just....I'm lost.
My oldest daughter is doing well, although she is a bit jealous of the baby. Most of her problem is she's just wanting some attention, which we try to give her. But she's only 18 months so she doesn't understand why she isn't getting the attention she wants. But, she hasn't really shown any aggression towards Emily, so I guess that's good.
And Emily is doing great. Growing like a little weed. She's still got her nights and days mixed a little bit, but it's not bad. Soon, I'm hoping we can get her to sleep through the night. She sleeps best when she's with me, but I can't hold her 24/7 (although I would love to). She's doing well, though.
Cody is doing ok. He had a really down week last week, but I think that might have been because of his appointment more than anything. He hates it, but he gets really anxious around Doctor's and hospitals. I want him to go to my Doctor's appointment with me. But I don't think we can find a sitter and I'm not dragging 3 kids with us.
I'm trying to figure out what I really want to do. I'm 28 years old. I have 4 children. I don't want any more children. So, I'm going to ask her if she'll do a hysterectomy and let me keep my ovaries. She's already told me she'd cut, clamp, and burn my tubes for me. I'm wondering, and hoping, she'll do this procedure, especially since we've both come to the understanding that I am done with the baby-making. I've got 2 more days until the appointment. I'll worry about it then, I guess.
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