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updating from my phone so we will see how this goes.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Reason 342,399,478 I hate having to use my pho e to type: just lost a whole entry!

My tablet has been on the fritz. I sent it in and should get it back later this week. Thank goodness. That's one more piece to the puzzle of my success. Sp is so much easier on my tablet.

Things are...not great. I am at the point where I am craving the structure of the school year so I can JUST STOP EATING. I am tired because I cant go to the gym every day. I eat to stay awake or to be not crabby or because the kids are eating. I am not sleeping well because I am not going to the gym every day. It could be worse. I am still doing the bootcamp twice a week. Unfortunately I am not able to say no to any foods I want. I love my kids and I love my job and I am so fortunate that I get summers off to spend with them but I am too darn selfish! I need my time to take care of myself. Its tiring and stressful to be a stay at home parent. Supremely fun at the same time but I am definitely exhausted at the end of the day.

My mil and fil are here and because of the timing it has been decided that she will just stay for good instead of driving back and flying back again in 4 days. Thats helpful because now I can start going to the gym in the morning. Starting tomorrow. Also the bootcamp is moving to the mornings next month so that will help with morning workouts. Also she has ordered an elliptical for here so that will help with workouts when I am stuck at home.

So things are looking up but I am taking it one day at a time and trying not to beat myself up. I am 8 lbs up from my lowest point and 2 lbs higher than I promised myself I would be at the end of the summer. School staers in 2.5 weeks. I need to do this so I feel good and positive starting the school year and finish the summer on a high note. My kids deserve that!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/21/2014 9:45PM

    Sounds like your in a pretty good place. I'm always so amazed to read on your blog how good you and your MIL get along. I am sure it's a huge a help when that works out well.

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The plague has hit!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Since coming back from Wisconsin it's gotten steadily worse. Started with a sore throat. Eventually a little tickle in the back of my throat gradually turned into a nasty dry cough. Then my ears started popping randomly which eventually turned into fully fledged sinus congestion. Last night I had some wicked spots on my throat and I finally conceded and went to the doc.

Good news: it's not strep!

Bad news: it's viral, so it just has to run it's course.

It's nasty and painful and making its way through my house. Max had it and he's doing better, Johnny had it and he slept all weekend last weekend and he's doing better. Milo has it now and has this nasty cough that theres very little we can do about, and I've got it. My abs are sore from coughing, nothing I take helps. It's so frustrating.

So I am allowing this week off from exercise. I won't get my 10k steps every day and I have to be okay with that. I need to take whatever down time I have to rest. I tried powering through last week and it just made it worse. Now we try the opposite.

In other news I have my 6 month appointment with my surgeon today. I still feel like I'm swollen especially on my left side, but we will see. All I really want to do is nap, but with 2 kids that is probably not going to happen.

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DNJEN471 6/18/2014 12:47AM

    Rest is best when sick. Give yourself time to recover! Sorry you're sick. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 6/17/2014 8:24AM

    Hope you feel better soon. I hate when the plague attacks

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EDDYMEESE 6/16/2014 12:45PM

    Oh, no! Rest up and feel better soon!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/16/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon I hope the coodies leave soon.

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New keyboard!

Friday, June 13, 2014

So when we decluttered my MIL from her room, we put everything in our sunroom. Yesterday my husband bought some tables to go into the sunroom as gaming tables or whatever, so we needed to start cleaning out that room and going through her stuff. In the process we found this bluetooth keyboard that she got when she got the first generation iPad. She has since forgotten that she got it and also has complained that it's too hard for her to remember how to use (or even TO use it) so I am inheriting it! I am one step closer to no longer having a laptop and just using my tablet.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

With the end of school, the beginning of summer, everything changes. Schedules change. Priorities change. Life changes.

It feels like forever ago that we got home from Wisconsin. It's amazing how different it feels coming home on a Friday. When we got home it's like there was a bug in our house that just hit everyone. Johnny slept all day on Saturday. Like ALL day. I woke up with a sore throat on Saturday and it continued and has now morphed into a nasty dry cough. Milo has had a cough and hives from whatever virus he has that caused the pink eye last week. Max has been complaining of a sore throat and cough. Ugh.

I managed to get my 10k steps all last week and this weekend, albeit some days it was just BARELY 10k. Saturday I made it to the gym to walk for a bit, and yesterday I did go to boot camp. Today I weighed and I was at a new low - 194.2. I've been eating pretty good since getting home so that was very rewarding to see. It's cool and somewhat rainy today so we didn't get to go out for a walk. I needed to find a new way to get my fitness in. Thank you You Tube! I made a playlist of some workout videos - some Leslie Sansone, Tae Bo, Sweatin to the Oldies, Jillian Michaels...a good mix. I have no excuse NOT to do it when the kids are sleeping since I have been timing their naps to coincide. I binge watched Orange Is The New Black over the weekend so I don't have to worry about watching that (and now I have to wait ANOTHER year for new episodes) so nap workouts it is. If I can get to the gym as well awesome, or even better if I can get a walk in in the morning, I will still try to do something during their naps. It feels good to have a plan!

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EDDYMEESE 6/12/2014 9:49AM

    Wow, nice job! Your weight is looking great!

I binge-watched, too, lol...it was a good season...now we have to wait another year :(

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DNJEN471 6/11/2014 2:56PM

    I love that show. I'm pacing myself- only allowing one episode per night- otherwise I'd totally binge. I'm going to be sad when I have to wait a full year for more episodes.

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MJREIMERS 6/9/2014 9:16PM

    I find I'm more successful when I do have a plan. Good for you for getting your nap time workouts ready! Here's to grooving and shaking while the little ones sleep!

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Back from Wisconsin!

Friday, June 06, 2014

Summer is underway!

School ended (with students) on May 23rd. Then we had Memorial Day off, and we had 2 work days we had meetings and for cleaning our rooms. I was done by 9:30am on Wednesday. So school has been out since then. That week was then full of appointments (hair, mani/pedi for 195 goal), hair for MIL, bootcamp) and then Sunday morning we headed out to Wisconsin.

It's usually about a 6.5 hour drive if I drive, 7+ if hubby drives. With 2 kids it's become almost always an 8 hour drive. It's a long day and makes it hard to get my 10k steps in, but I usually get about 2500 packing up the car in the morning + my normal routine so it works out okay. We were going to my parents house and then my husbands dad was going to meet us there to take him and my MIL back to Oconomowoc for a few days. Then on Wednesday I went back to pick him up and she stays there for the summer.

Sunday night we celebrated Milo's birthday since everyone could be there. We had ice cream cake.

Monday was rainy so we went to the indoor pool at a hotel for the day. It was the perfect little sized indoor waterpark. A big pool with a bigger slide that Max and Coco could still go down, and then a small side with a pirate ship and small slides. It was a great day. Everyone was exhausted. Unfortunately, that evening it seemed that Milo caught pink eye. So he was a bit fussy.

Tuesday morning we went to urgent care and got him his meds, and then went to the zoo. It was a perfect day for it. Apparently the rest of the state agreed. There were dozens of school busses there and it was super crowded, but it was a great day.

We got home and both boys took a nap. My mom and I also both fell asleep during that time!

Wednesday my mom had a funeral to go to at the mound so I went to Oconomowoc to pick up Johnny. We got there about 9am and the guys were there fixing my in laws windows, so it was really not conducive to letting a 1 year old in the house. It's hard enough to let the kids loose in that house because there is so much stuff and no way to separate them from it. So they get into everything and there is no mental down time. We ended up going out shopping for a bit, out to lunch, and then back for a little bit and headed out shortly after 2. Not a lot of time to socialize because of that but it's okay.

Wednesday night we met one of my oldest friends for a concert. We went to go see the Eels. It was awesome.

Thursday we went to Lakeview Park, whch has a trail for walking, a great play structure and also a splash pad. That was great. Got home and Max and I took a 3 hour nap! Then we went to see our friends Erik and Amethyst and their daughter Amelia. We only got to stay about 3 hours though...we never see them for enough time. It's hard when kids need to get to bed though.

Then today we headed back.

Before I left I was 200.4 and ticked about it. When I weighed when we got home before dinner, I was 196.4 and confused. I don't know how that happened. I haven't been eating all that well and I haven't pooped (sorry TMI) very consistently. I'll take it though.

Glad to be home and looking forward to the summer with my boys!

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DNJEN471 6/9/2014 1:12PM

    Love the afternoon naps! I wish I could get more of those! You're doing awesome!

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CHANGEISGOOD 6/7/2014 1:06AM

    Sounds like a crazy good time!
Happy summer, to you!

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KPETSCHE 6/7/2014 12:40AM

    Ahh, the joys of vacationing with family and kids. Overall, it sounds like things were busy but fun. Congrats on the decreased weight!!!

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