Saturday, October 08, 2011
A year ago today we finally got to meet the new love of our lives, our precious youngest son!! It is so hard to believe that he has only been a part of our lives for a year. He has adjusted so well, as have the rest of us, that it seems as if he has been a part of our family since birth. There have been so many changes since those first few months home that we are still amazed at how easily everything has fit together for all of us. In preparation for the adoption they drill into you how there will be a honeymoon period and then the child will most likely regress or really push the boundaries. While there may have been a bit of a honeymoon period he definitely never regressed but instead matured and developed in leaps and bounds! So many of the issues they had with him in foster care disappeared so quickly after he was settled in our house. I have finally stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop and for things to go down hill! The adoption still has not been finalized but that is just a matter for the courts. He is ours and here to stay forever. Our entire extended family have welcomed him with open arms and open hearts and he has done the same to all of them.
Now of course things are not always easy but I think that would be the case no matter how our 3rd child joined our family. There are days I am ready to pull my hair out and days that I just cannot believe how blessed I am by our 3 children. This was of course the case before DS2 joined us too so that has not changed. It has taken some getting used to being home everyday again and having a toddler around but most days I do love it.
Now to other things, I did Run for the Cure on October 2 and managed to run most of it. I took 1 short walk break at the halfway point. I bet my time from this summer by 3 minutes but when I went back and mapped out the course it was a little short. However, due to the fact that I really did not feel ready to run it I am quite pleased with my time!
I need to get my eating back under control again. I did really well for most of the summer but September I fell off track and have been having difficulty getting back to it. I did work out 5 days this week so I am pleased with that.
I am trying to get the kids and myself and house organized and running smoothly. In an effort to help I rejoined FlyLady.net. I had joined several years ago but my perfectionism took over and so I quit because I did not feel I was doing it well enough. This time around I have given the big kids their own control journal and am making my own control journal as well, which I did not do last time around. I hope that this will help me get my days organized with no excuses for not working out or not getting my work done on the schedule I want. My DD is excited about, my DS1 is not quite sure about what to make of it all. I think they will do good with it once they get the hang of it. I am really hoping that it will cut down on the morning yelling, telling them over and over what they have to do and make them more accountable and responsible. We shall see
My goals this week:
1. Get garden weeded and bulbs planted.
2. Work out at least 4 days.
3. Do some healthy baking.
4. Work at times I have set out, no excuses!
5. Work on Fly Lady routines and control journal.
Finally, to all fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Yes I still think of the beginning of school as the end of summer, and the way the weather has been this week it definitely is starting to feel like fall. I LOVE fall, the cool, crisp air, the wonderfully colorful leaves, the beautiful sunshine (hopefully), and the return to our normal routine! This summer has been pretty good, its really just been the last couple of weeks that I cannot wait for the kids to return to school, and they are ready for it too! I am finding it hard to follow any sort of routine these last few weeks, which is making work and working out hard! July started out with 2 pound a week weight losses for 4 weeks! I was thrilled, however, since that time I have stagnated, bouncing up and down the same few pounds. I am only 8 pounds away from my goal but I just can't seem to get it together at the moment! Everyday I tell myself that I am going to better, and I guess I am doing better then I have in the past as I am not gaining back a lot of weight, just bouncing around those few pounds. I am so looking forward to the kids returning to school and to our routine going back to normal. I like routines and plans! My kids thrive on routine and I feel like we are all a little lost the last little while:)
So my September goals are:
1. Get back into the routine of daily workouts, at least 5 days a week.
2. Good healthy meals at regular times.
3. Healthy baking for the family at least every 2 weeks.
4. Blog at least once a week.
5. Work at regularly scheduled times, whether I feel like it or not!
Monday, July 04, 2011
So my goal was to be down to 145 for my brother's wedding but that was not to be! I still felt great and was totally comfortable with where I was at the wedding. The last few weeks have been going really good, I ran my first 5 K and almost made it under 40 minutes, I have continued to lose weight, and my energy is pretty good. My energy would probably be even better if I was not on meds that make me tired! I saw a surgeon on June 24th and she has agreed to do surgery on my wrist, finally some one who is willing to do something. Only problem with that is she is going on maternity leave September to January so my surgery will not be until some time in January or February, which I guess I can deal with, at least an end is hopefully in sight! I will see my doctor in the next month or so and see about staying on the current meds until the surgery or if I will need to change things up as it will be a longer course then we had originally hoped for. My DD is having oral surgery tomorrow morning so I am not looking forward to that and neither is she! In fact, she still will not talk about it. The best thing is when I weighed in last week I was done to 155.2, which leaves me with 10 more to go. I am pretty happy with that. Even though things are taking me much longer this time around I really think that I will be able to keep it off this time as I am working everything into my everyday life so I will be able to keep it up! I tried on a dress yesterday that I had bought the summer I had lost the weight previously, about 3 years ago, and it zipped! It looked pretty good too and was comfortable, until I sat down, then it was still a little tight and hard to breath in. I am hopeful that a few more pounds and it'll be good to go, hopefully in time for the wedding we have to go to in August.
Happy Summer Sparking everyone
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