Monday, June 20, 2011
Don't get me wrong, weight gain for almost any reason really isn't good, but I think most of you will be smiling by the end of this. So, I'm thinking a little poem is in order:
A little bean that starts to grow
a little line is what lets us know
with little eyes, toes and hands
a baby grows while mom expands
mom just smiles for it's what she knows
that safe inside a baby grows.
You'd be surprised at how many baby emoticons there are on here!
As for those of you curious, I haven't stopped eating healthy (er) than I had been. I still walk and do light exercises, and my doctor isn't concerned about the 10lbs that I've lost in the last trimester. (I attribute that loss to a HUGE craving for green beans.... I thought I was about to become one!)
And definitely after the last year (more if you ask my hubby) of being ready, we finally get to add a 3rd baby to our family. Finally, for those of you getting ready to ask, yes I already know about sparkpeople's sister site called babyfit. =)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Probably sleeping actually. I've been pretty tired lately. And before any of you go on about getting thyroid checked or needing more Vitamin D. I know that's not the cause. I'll share the news when I'm ready, I'm just not there yet. Until then, I'll try to check in a little more often, and stay on track with eating healthy and staying motivated to move.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Well.... I actually didn't get around to doing it. If you read my last blog (I think) it gave a glimpse into why I didn't get to it this week.
At some point in our lives we will all experience the death of a loved one. For some of us, it can send us spiraling back into our bad habits from before (myself included). What we really need to strive for is a way to deal with it effectively without food. What are some ideas that we can use to help calm our grief without stuffing our stomachs?
Celebrate the life they had- I can't stress this one enough. My fiance's great great aunt loved her life. Even after she had a stroke and was in hospice, she still managed to find a way to do some of the things she love like having flowers in her room (she loved to garden and truly loved nature) and loved seeing our kids when we brought them to visit.
Learn from their past- Making it a point to see how they grew up is important. It shines a light into our soul and reveals how truly great this person was in our lives. The kind of music they listened to growing up, the friends they kept, the love they shared with those close to them.
If you didn't get to say goodbye- say it now! If that's what you need to feel closure (although, I think this is totally the wrong word choice) then do it. Don't let their life coming to an end stop you from living yours. They still love you no matter where they are, but you are here, you have the ability to accept things that you can't change, and that includes the loss.
If you need someone to talk to, send me a sparkmail and I'll be more than willing to chat with you about whatever you have on your mind.
I know this one seems a little dark, but there are at least 2 sides to everything. Figuring out what they are may not be easy, but it is possible.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This week has just been the most awful, horrible, craptastic week by far, and it's ONLY Tuesday.
Yesterday, barring much thought to this week's MM (which I'm currently doing) I had to drag myself to do it. I feel happy for the person who has shown much success, but I just feel so angry. WHY me? Why have I been stuck at the same weight since August? Where am I going wrong?
I exercise, I eat relatively good, and still it just seems to be stuck! I dunno, I just feel MAD!
This was after I had spent the morning taking my oldest to the doctor yet again because she keeps having accidents at school (everyday for the last 2 1/2 weeks). I had to argue with the doctor about getting bloodwork done. I know something is not right with my child and the doctor chalks it up to a behavior issue? GIVE ME A FLIPPING BREAK!!
So after arguing with the doctor she okays bloodwork and we go from the doctor office to the hospital and get the bloodwork done. This didn't go well at all. I could clearly see that the technician was nervous, so I know my daughter could, too. After several minutes of coaxing, nothing had worked. We (another technician and myself) ended up having to restrain her so the technician could draw blood. I really feel for my little girl. I wanted to just cry and wail with her.
From there I just felt worse. Because I know on Thursday she has an ultrasound and x-rays. I know those aren't as bad as a needle in the arm, but still frightening for a little child. To top off all those medical things going on with her, she also has an appointment with the urologist for UTI on top of UTI.
If dealing with all of that doesn't make a mother drained, how about what's happened today!
Ah, today. It blew. Totally blew. I woke up this morning to a child not dressed for school (her dad usually gets her dressed, but she couldn't find socks or a shirt.) and I forgot to pack her lunch for her field trip (they went pumpkin picking). I had to call the medical center to get her appointment for today changed because I didn't want her to miss said field trip. I could clearly hear the lady on the other end of the phone's tone with me as I changed her appointment. Was she never a kid? Did she never take field trips? Give me a break lady because you KNOW there are going to be walk-ins anyway!
I almost forgot to eat lunch today because of all the crap going on.
Then, while making dinner I get a call from my fiance's mother. I like talking to her, but I was stressed enough with 2 kids fighting, making dinner, and getting the fiance up for work (it's like trying to raise the dead!). Not the best time for someone to be calling to bug me.
So dinner's ready, hubby's is packed for work because I didn't get him up quick enough (which means I'll have to clean the containers out of my car tomorrow because he ALWAYS forgets to bring them in). The girls are eating and the phone rings AGAIN! This time it was my dad, he wanted to talk because well, he's technologically impaired (he has a facebook, but, well... you get the idea). So cold dinner for me because it's rude to talk and eat at the same time.
After I eat, the phone rings yet again! Seriously people, you know I get my kids ready for bed starting around 7:30! Ah, it's his mom again. This time we talk about my fiance's dad retracting his offer to help his sister pay for their wedding (yeah, we do things in pairs in this family... be we don't have the same wedding date.... I would KILL because of that! ok, not literally, but you know what I mean...) I mean, I if you say you're going to pay for it then stick to your guns! Don't flip flop just because it's convenient for you.
So then I get complaining about Popsicles while I'm trying to tidy up a little (because my future mother-in-law is bringing over lasagna over for dinner tomorrow ... it's good but a calorie overload... and I'm sick of cooking!) and I still haven't managed to get any of that done because I've had a headache for the last 5 hours.
So after a bit the phone rings again, and it's my fiance's mom, again. This time she called to tell me that my fiance's great aunt passed away 20 minutes earlier. She told me to tell him, but he still hasn't called and he ALWAYS calls me from work to tell me good night.
I don't see this week getting any better, but who knows. Tomorrow is a new day. I can start over and go from there. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. One day at a time.
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