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What I want to do and What I have to do

Friday, September 02, 2011

I really want to go to the gym today...however my list of things to do is getting longer and longer. My husband is still gone, so I have to rely on others to help me with the kids. I don't like asking because I feel like I am bothering some. I have two extra kids for the daytime hours today and was going to have my grandparents come over after the kids left and I went to the bank...however, I need to go to the dreaded Walmart now and get some groceries. It would be getting too late for the kids and grandparents if I were to try and go after that and supper...It wouldn't be too big of a deal if I didn't have to nurse my youngest first. Its a disappointment for my day. But on the bright side I am getting Ripped in 30 today, so maybe I will do that instead of running. But I really want to run...never thought I would say that, but I do!!

I have been tempted every month since my babe was born to switch over to formula...making it easier on those who volunteer to watch her, but I can't bring myself to do it. I think knowing that its better for her, not to mention cheaper for me is what keeps me doing it.

I am keeping my points up each day...my own personal goal, and love seeing them go up each day. I can't wait to reach my next level! Spark people is the motivation I needed to get back in shape after baby, I love that it is free and still gives the support and motivation that the more expensive sites do...if not better! Thank you Spark People!!

Everyone have a good Friday and keep moving!
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ARYSMOMMY1 9/2/2011 9:49AM

    Thank you for the comments! And helpful information/encouragement!

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WALKINGTHETALK 9/2/2011 9:32AM

    It's great that you're going to have the option of doing the Ripped in 30 on the days that you just can't make it out to the gym!

As for the breast feeding - if you are enjoying it, you should absolutely keep doing it, but if you are finding yourself feeling negative about it, I can assure you it isn't the end of the world to quit. I formula fed my first two, pumped exclusively for #3 who was ill (and on the rare occasions when the doctors tried to feed her through a gastro tube, they fed her some fancy formula anyway!) & I breast fed #4 for 10 months. Breast feeding is only best if it is making you and baby happy! Could you pump so that you aren't quite so tied down to baby? Pumping is a great compromise because it's a one time cost instead of the ongoing cost of formula, baby still gets what he needs, and you get a bit more freedom! It also allows others to bond with baby in the special way that only feeding time provides! My DH really missed feeding #4 before I started pumping some of the time. My formula fed kids have been just as healthy as my breast fed babe too :)

Have a great weekend & I hope you make it out to the gym sometime over the next couple days!

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SBECKER526 9/2/2011 9:14AM

    Best wishes to you and the babe. Mothers do sacrifice for the benefits of the child. I love SparkPeople. It gets me through tough times.

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