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Three months

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 emoticon

Any way, hope to have a better week this week and get myself back on track!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WILDRICE99 1/28/2011 9:44AM

    Three months already!!! Time just flies. He does sound like a precious little boy.

Congrats again!

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TERESAMARIE1959 1/18/2011 12:31AM

    Wow! I am new to the Team, so Congrats on having the little man in your life. I am sure it is more hectic then before.

You are continuing to exercise and I as a mother of three (all grown up) can remember how exhausting the days were and how hard it was to find time to exercise! A toddler can be exercise enough.

There are so many positives in what you wrote above. You have a wonderful son, you are getting in exercise despite the challenge of a child. So you are not tracking and therefore not losing. You must be in some control at some level because you are not gaining.

Start tracking again and I think your weight will start coming off again.


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Ten Reminders for 2011

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
for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away
todayís PEACE.

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.

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FREECAL1 1/8/2011 1:19AM

  I enjoyed reading your article very much. Can relate to so much of it.

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WANT2BEFIT10 1/3/2011 6:27PM

    Very nice! Thanks for the reminders!

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2011...Here I Come!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Well my plan for my holiday at my parents did not go the way I planned but I was still down 2 pounds this morning when I weighed in so I guess I still accomplished my goal! I am so ready for school to start again tomorrow so we can all get back to our normal routine. I like routine emoticon Our holidays went so much better then I expected! Little one did great with meeting all of our family and with sleeping (which I was most worried about). In fact he slept better then he does at home! Guess it helped that we were busy pretty much every day but still it would be nice if he slept that well here at home. Yet another reason to sell and move to a house with enough bedrooms for everyone to have their own room! Even though we just moved here this summer it is time to get it finished and listed again, as much as I hate moving. If we had known little one would be joining our family we would not have bought this house in the first place!

So some goals for 2011:
- continue on my journey to a healthy lifestyle (and the weight will follow!).
- get involved with a bible study group either at our church or another one.
- get the finishing touches done on the house in order to list it.
- hopefully sell our house and move into a 4 bedroom house.
- work with my DH to set and maintain financial goals.
- take time to play with the kids.
- take time for me!!


Two steps forward, one step back

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 emoticon

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.


Down two pounds!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Now I know that 2 pounds is not much but I'm very excited by being down 2 pounds this week. I even had cookies and ice cream in the house, which of course I ate. I know that if I keep on the track I am on now the scale will continue it's downward journey. I also feel much better on the days that I eat well then on the days I don't. You would think that would be enough to make me not eat poorly but my self control is very weak still. I still l feel like I am faking it until I make it...how do I know when I've made it and don't need to keep faking it??? The kids and I will be staying at my parents for the week between Christmas and New Years so we can celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and spend some more time with family. May plan for staying healthy and active through this time is to go for at least a 30 minute walk at least 5 days while I am there. I am thinking that strength training will be on hold during that week but I may pack my resistance bands and hopefully I will use it emoticon As for my eating I am going to try and track as much as I can but I will allow myself a taste of all my favorites, which I know will be around at my parents!

On the sleep front with the little one, things are getting much better. On Wednesday I decided I would just let him cry it out for up to 15 minutes during the night since my oldest would not be sleeping in their room that night as he has early hockey practice on Thursday mornings and I was tired of little one being up for the day at 5 am on Thursdays! Any way things went really well, he woke up a couple of times but was able to settle himself without me and quite quickly! So that is what I've been doing since then. This morning at 4:45 was the only time I went in to settle him since...and he really didn't even need me to do anything but he was getting a little loud and carried on for 15 minutes so I went in. Hopefully I did not destroy any of the progress we've made so far! I have also decided to cut out his naps. He has been having a hard time falling asleep on the days when he has a nap so I figured I would much rather have him fall asleep easily at night then to get maybe an hour or so to myself during the day after an hour of listening to him cry before going down for a nap. Of course if there are days when I think he really needs one I will still give it a try but it will not be a regular thing. Also with this being the other kids last week of school before Christmas break I figure I might as well get used to it now, as he hates to nap when they are home.

I got all my Christmas shopping done and wrapped last week. Also got all my cards and parcels sent out. The tree went up on Friday and so far it has not had to be redecorated to accommodate a 2 year old. Although he did break 2 ornaments in the box while the other 2 were decorating the tree! Not so bad I guess emoticon


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