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My year so far

Monday, April 16, 2012

In January I had hoped to have reached my goal by now. The reality is I am at pretty much the same place as I was then. The positive to that is that I maintained, not gained. I had my surgery on my wrist in Feb. and am finally out of the splint and within 2 weeks of the surgery I was off of all the pain meds. It is so nice to finally be off the pain meds especially after having been on one prescription pain med or another for the last 3 years. Being out of the splint means that I have no more excuses to not work out and I have to get my butt in gear. I also have been mindlessly eating, which I really need to get under control. I feel crappy when I do it and then keep doing it because I already feel crappy. I started today out tracking and doing well but then got bored this afternoon and started noshing. I also have to get back into some sort of schedule now that I can return to work, although it will be a gradual return. The oldest 2 kids are starting soccer this week and doing cross country so my afternoons and evenings are going to be busy with practices and driving. This means I really have to get as much work done during the day as I can. I know I can do it, it's just a matter of getting into the habit again and just doing it!

April Goals:
- Cardio 4 times a week.
- Strength training at least twice a week.
- Get a work schedule going and stick to it.
- Take time weekly for myself.
- Stop mindless eating.
- Blog weekly.

Thanks to all my sparkfriends who continue to encourage me even when I am not that active here. I do try to stop by and encourage those that I can as well. emoticon


One year ago...

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 emoticon

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!

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KARENE10 10/9/2011 7:46AM

    Awesome that your children have adjusted so well. I get Flylady emails all the time and my sink IS shiny,the rest of the house is still a work in progress. Congrats on your run and working out. Happy Thanksgiving emoticon

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September Recap

Friday, September 30, 2011

As this is only my second blog of the month I obviously have not kept up with my goal of blogging at least once a week! My other goals were not met either:( I started out the month full of energy and ready to go but along the way I quickly lost my way. We went on a houseboat trip the second weekend and since then I just have not been able to find my motivation to get back on track. I am still feeling pretty good about my how my body looks but would really like to get some more energy back again. We got a new bed that was delivered this week and I am still getting used to it, I guess. I seem to be really hot at night now, not sure if it's because I am getting sick, or the new bed, or the way I reorganized our room so the bed is no longer under the open window. Will have to play with some things to get it figured out! I have started a new pain med again so playing with timing/dosing to get the pain control right. So far it seems to be working pretty good. I am doing the Run for the Cure on Sunday and really do not feel ready to run a 5K. My running has really suffered over the summer as I just could not get up early enough to beat the heat. Also I am getting a cold. However, this morning I read Wannabfit10's blog and was inspired by her to just go out and give it my best shot. She has been sick and went out and did a 9 mile run despite a chest cold! I have decided that I will try and run as much of it as I can and if I have to walk I will walk but I will push myself as much as I can.

So my October goals will be the same as my September goals:
!. 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!

Here's hoping October will be the month I can meet these goals!!

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LISAKRISTY 9/30/2011 5:35PM

    You can do it! Hope your 5 K run on Sunday goes well! ENJOY!
I hear ya...my running has suffered this summer too...just way to hot outside to run...but now that the weather is cooler...

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CWHEATLEY 9/30/2011 12:11PM

    Good luck with your 5k run - I know you can do it!!!

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Summer Recap!

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!

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TERESAMARIE1959 9/3/2011 11:16PM

    Yep, that is my summer, bouncing the pounds. Time to get on track!

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LISAKRISTY 9/1/2011 10:42PM

    I hear ya about getting back into a routine! We are creatures of habit...and a routine does us good!
You will kick those last 8 pounds to the curb in no time!

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Ten more to Go!!

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 emoticon

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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 7/21/2011 12:16PM

    You're an inspiration!

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TERESAMARIE1959 7/6/2011 12:35PM

    You are so close, I just know you can get there. I hope your DD surgery went okay. emoticon

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