Tuesday, May 21, 2013
With my daughter's fourth birthday on the horizon, me getting a stomach bug over the weekend and working like crazy, I haven't had much time for this site, though I am trying hard to stay in its guidelines. I jump at any chance I get to exercise, which is a new concept for me!
On Saturday, in the midst of some awful nausea, I helped my father clean out his house for 5 hours (the kind of cleaning out that involved repeated bending over, lifting heavy things, stuffing garbage bags and hucking into the dumpster outside). I was feeling pretty darn awful, didn't eat much that day, but Dad doesn't ask much of me and it was the last day to help. Mind over matter! I'm trying to get more active with the kids outside. Yesterday I initiated a fun game of tag with my two girl and was happy to see that my recently broken ankle is healing quite nicely. I try to get moving for at least 10 minutes a day.
I'm getting ready for my daughter's Dinosaur Birthday Party in 11 days, and all the games/food/decorations are 90% DIY. So any free time I have has been going to creating all the fun things for this party. We don't have a ton of money to buy everything, so I get to be creative and craft a bunch, but it still is costing way more than I thought it would. So, I'm trying to work at least four hours a night to make back the money we are spending on this party that would have been going to bills. I'm still not sure all the bills will get paid this month. Stress from this alone gets my blood pumping, too bad it doesn't use up more calories. That is my 8 o'clock until midnight almost every night (I took a couple nights off this weekend when I was sick). The baby still wakes up at night, my other daughter was up again last night...four hours of sleep for me last night! I know one of the best things you can do for weight loss is to sleep. Yeah....I'll have to think about that one in a few weeks maybe.
So, though I'm not frequenting this page as much as I'd like to, its near the forefront of my thoughts and I'm trying to be good, even if I don't log it.
Ok, thats enough me time. Time to get the kid ready for school and start the madness over again. Hopefully it won't rain and I'll squeeze in a walk with the baby while Leah's at school. I look forward to it! Craziness!