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Friday, November 08, 2013

I'm so tired. Its November and I can hardly believe it. Its actually my dad's birthday today. I called him earlier of course. Sent him a card and all that good stuff.

I've had a busy last four weeks. Joey has been sick for almost all of it and I've been sick for half of it. This was my fourth virus this year. It was his fifth. I guess I know how the Vitamin D levels are. I've decided to order 5000 IU of D3 and begin taking as soon as it arrives. Maybe then, I'll see a difference.

So far we paid off the hospital bill. It started off at 10 grand but then insurance, and financial aid and flex spending and other payments got it down to 500 and then we just paid it off. That was a relief. Those bills dated back two years when I gave birth to him.

We've had a good month financially. I'm on top of bills so far and trying to control spending. Food is the toughest though. Groceries I should say. Josh got on to me for wanting a $20 pair of jeans last week and my mom ended up buying them for me. But this week he wants me to drop $50 on a set of clubs for his new hobby. SMH. Feelin the love right now. emoticon

I would like to get out and see a therapist, aka someone to talk to about life, problems, etc. I feel stressed alot. I have Joey all day and he's no picnic during these toddler years. Then I train from 6-10 for a job I'm getting ready to begin, while cooking dinner, doing dishes, watching Joey. Hubby is supposed to be helping but he can lag behind at times. He grilled steaks tonight which is a help but he could do more. I know he works all day but so do I and all night. I wonder how things will work out when I begin working. He insists I work now so I hope he's willing to put the work in too.

Next week I'm going to spend the week with my mom and sister. Dad will probably be working out of town. I need a routine break. Its nice to get out of the house, even if its just going to my small hometown.

Still maintaining. I worked out a couple days ago but then Joey woke up super early off schedule today and I was too tired to work out again today. My new resolution is just to fit in ten minutes here and there when I can. Getting up earlier has not been working out too well so far.

Of course I need to tweak my nutrition. When I seriously consider what I eat, I'm not suprised I can't lose. I don't think I eat high levels of calories but there's just not alot of nutritional content there. I hate veggies but my body needs them. I'm thinking of replacing all desserts or sweets with fruits starting Monday. I'm also already on a new routine of drinking a quart of water a day as well.

I was thinking of doing some changes in my menu. For example, I'm thinking of leaving the carbs off my plate during meals. That way I'm forced to eat my protein and veggie. I figured I could set aside whole grain carbs during snack times. I know some experts believe in eating all that together but I'm going to try it out anyway. Can't hurt.

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    You certainly have been challenged with all of that illness in the house. I hope you and Joey feel better soon. I think the vitamin d will help and you might take a multivitamin too if you don't already. I take Airborne at the first time of illness and it helps.

    I'm so glad you got that huge bill paid off. Groceries are outrageous but we have to it. I try to be thrifty but it's hard to eat healthy and save much money.

    I think it is cool you are going to spend some time with family. I think it's just what you need. My son got to come home for a business meeting and we got to see him and pamper him.
    1565 days ago
    Congrats on the new job! That will help ya'll out a bit financially

    I personally do better on fewer carbs. the only grains I've been eating lately is the cup of rice I have for breakfast (I know, weird), but it keeps me full for several hours with the grilled chicken and half avocado. I also fill up a lot on SOUPS. What about getting your veggies in the form of soups?
    1565 days ago
    It's such a big challenge to raise a child. Don't be too hard on yourself! Things will get easier as he grows so try to be patient. Good luck with the new eating plan too. What I have found is that it is impossible to overeat fruit and vegetables so if you eat them every time you get hungry, it might help. Good luck with it all!

    1565 days ago
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