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Kids, Kids and More Kids!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

On the 4th was my 4 year old grandson's birthday party with lots of kids and fireworks! My daughter eats healthfully and provided lots of fruit and veggies. Even vegan gluten free desserts. I am not into the gluten free or vegan thing, but I know she picks all the best ingredients. She is a sous chef for a business called Nourish, and plans to open her own vegan GF bake shop.

The 8&9 year olds are still with us for another week. To add to the confusion, we had the 2 and 4 year old grands here for a sleepover. They came yesterday at 10 in the morning. I was at work and my hubby took the day off to watch them all. He is the best grandfather! He does an excellent job playing with them and feeding them. Four kids is a piece of cake for him. (Stresses me out!)

I got home from work by 3 and had to go chill in my room. I wasn't mentally prepared for the craziness. The kids were all well behaved though. My tension was there though. Duane sent me out for pizza. I saw that they had green olives as an option for their pizza. I hadn't had that in years. He suggested I get a thin crust small olive pizza for myself. I should've know better that in my frame of mind I wouldn't have much self-control. While I was eating it, I rationalized that it was a really small pizza and the crust was ultra-thin...I ate all but 2 small pieces. It was cut in little squares. Then I got into dessert, while everyone else had vacated the kitchen, I munched on cookies and more dessert. I had given myself permission to have a binge. I didn't freak out over the binge. I just decided to move on and learn from my mistakes. Not to have potential binge foods in the house. And to get out of the kitchen when the meal has finished.

You know hose kids who were well behaved? Well, they slept well. The 9 year old and 2 year old shared a room and the 8 and 4 year old shared a room. Amazingly they slept till 6:30. They were great again this morning but when the preschoolers' parents arrived they all got crazy. You see, my SIL is one to wrestle and throw his kids around, acrobatically, and it got all the kids in high gear. I hate when that happens. Ours is a quiet calm family. My SIL is so different from our family. Their kids are still very sweet. He just gets them going. I don't like it at all, but can't say anything. He is who he is. We got them to get going home by telling them we had some errands to do. They had thought they would hang out for a while, but my daughter saw that we wanted to go.

That was the end of that. Things have calmed down. I plan to go work out in a minute. I need my second ST workout for the week.


Did I tell you all that the last time we picked blueberries, we got 8 cups? This was off of 5 bushes. We'd had rain off and on for a couple of days and weren't able to pick them those days, so we had lots of ripe berries that day. Today we are trying to pick again, but it started raining by the time we got 1.5 cups. We have to let them dry, it's not good to pick them wet.

I think I'm stalling...not too eager to go work out. I guess I should remember what I want for myself in the long run. I want to be stronger and the ST workout will help with my strength and metabolism. Working out with the Jillian DVD I'm going to use is circuit style and I will feel energized after the workout. I consider it me time, which I really need.

Sorry for rambling. I needed to let off a little steam.
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DIANNEMT 7/11/2013 4:04PM

    What Jillian do you do? I am doing 30 Day Shred whenever I don't get to the gym. Provides incentive to go out! LOL

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_JODI404 7/7/2013 1:39PM

    Oh my goodness -- that is a LOT of kiddos at once!!

I can imagine how trying that must have been! So glad to hear that you had such a healthy perspective after your binge. Progress!!!

Way to go on getting those workouts in -- I know how important that is, and definitely a great stress reliever!!

Hang in there... your peaceful home will be back in short time.

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SHERIO5 7/7/2013 8:46AM

    Wow! You have a lot of challenges! It sounds like you are handling things really well! Exercise is a great way to relieve tension, and giving yourself permission to binge was probably good idea. It helped you cope with difficulty. But, now you can move on, and its only for a week, and you will be back to normal. emoticon

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KANOE10 7/6/2013 5:28PM

    Hang in there with all of those kids and noise. It is hard to have disruptions. Good for you finding time to st and to exercise. You are doing a great job of staying on track.

I have an older son staying with me who loves to cook.I have to watch that I am not eating too many high fat wonderful dishes.

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