Monday, January 17, 2011
So on Friday it will be three months since our little guy came home to live with us! It really feels like he has always been a part of our family. Definitely the right kid for our family and worth the three year wait. I think that if nothing had happened by the end of 2010 we would have seriously considered pulling our names from the adoption waitlist, so I am so glad we have been blessed enough to have him in our family!!! He is now completely off the bottle, has not used his soother for the last week, is sleeping through the night, and is toilet training!!! He has come such a long way in three months. Our social worker told me the other day that we must be doing something right since he is comfortable enough to toilet train etc already! Just about made my day, it's always nice to be validated in what you are doing from an outside source!
Last week was a bit of a down week for me. Not really sure why. Started with Monday's weigh-in and I was exactly the same as the week before. Frustrated me but at least I had not gained is what I told myself. Things kind of started to build from there. Stress about money, being tired and I don't know what else lead me to go off the wagon. I ate badly, did not track, but I still worked out 4 days out of 5, so that was a positive to build on! This poor decision making lead to an almost 2 pound weight gain but the beauty of this all is I can jump back on the right track and pick up where I left off. This morning I may have drank my tea while on the mini stepper in an effort to get my cardio in and get off to the paediatrician's office on time
Any way, hope to have a better week this week and get myself back on track!
Monday, January 03, 2011
Wow, 2 entries in one day. A first from me. I just got this in an email from my mom and thought I would share it.
Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to
understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments
to follow in life all the time.
1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it
is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.
2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror
is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So,
look ahead and move on.
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes
years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will
not last forever. If going wrong donít worry, they can't last long either.
5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a
Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always
need a base of Gold!
6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from
above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!
7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when
GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than
losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."
9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and
sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away
If you really enjoy this, PLEASE pass to others. It may brighten
someone's day... Praying for love and peace to fill the coming NEW Year.
Monday, December 20, 2010
So after the good weigh in I had last week I ended up sick for the rest of the week and ended up gaining a pound. I decided that I should rest rather than push through the illness as I was hoping to get better faster that way. Unfortunately I also was tired and had no will power in the evening while my husband was snacking. I did pretty good during the days though and I guess I should be proud of that and happy that I only gained one pound! The week of rest from exercise did not help me get better any faster, in fact I feel worse now as the cold had decided to set up camp in my chest. So my plan for this week is to get at least 30 minutes on my stair-step machine 5 days this week. I find that I can go a bit easier on the machine rather than popping in one of my DVD's. I feel like I have to keep up with the DVD whereas I can set my own pace on the machine. I will see how I feel after the cardio and then decided whether or not to do my strength training as well. Not the way I wanted to head into Christmas and my week away but it is what it is
Sleep is still going fairly well. Little one has the same cold as me so I have let him nap a few days. He is sleeping through the night most nights of the week, which I am very happy about! Now it would be really nice if he did not think 6:00 is a good time to start his day. Did not help today as my older son decided to get up to use the bathroom at 6:00 and then decided to get them both up at 6:30. I guess I should be happy that he is old enough to get them both breakfast and started on their day without me!
I am looking forward to spending a week with family and friends. It should be interesting to see how little one does with all the excitement and busyness! We usually stay at my S-I-L's for at least a few days when we go down for a visit even though they live in a 2 bedroom trailer. This time, however, we are staying at my parents the whole time as they have more room seeing as they are still in the same house that my sisters and brother and I lived in until we all moved out. I just think that this will at least give us some space and some room, especially for the little one! My plan for my week down there is still the same, walk at least 30 minutes 5 days, eat a little bit of all my favorites, and fill up on fruits and veggies.
Merry Christmas to everyone. May your holidays be filled with love and laughter, family and friends. I plan to enjoy my family as we remember the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ.
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