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Friday, May 27, 2011

***Warning- I try to keep my spark blogs health related. This one has a bit of me venting but eventually I do talk diet and fitness!***

Shortly after my last blog I got a call from my son’s day care. He had a fever and I needed to take him home. I immediately burst into tears. How much more could I take? Zero sleep and a child who is sick for the THIRD FREAKING TIME during the month of May just pushed me over the edge. The fact his day care teacher was totally rude to me didn’t help. I walked into my boss’s office in tears and she was very supportive.

Since I was a wreck my husband called the pediatrician’s office for me and I was able to take Max straight from day care to the office. If it was a bacterial thing I wanted to get him on antibiotics right away. I cried (mostly from exhaustion) the whole 10 minute drive to the doctor and was red nosed and puffy eyed when we walked in. The nurse took one look at me, hugged me (which made me cry harder!) and immediately brought us back to an exam room instead of having us wait. She was my angel that day. She sat and talked to me while she examined Max and told me everything was going to be okay. I think she warned Dr. R. too because he was so much nicer than normal.

The doc spent a long time looking at Max’s chart trying to figure out what could be going on. The results of Max’s blood work to check for immune system issues all came back normal and it looks as though the big culprit might just be day care. Dr. R, alluded to the fact that we should look at other options but the nurse basically said that they see way more sick kids from that day care than any other. It’s a suspicion I’ve had for awhile and so we’ve made the decision to look at other options. We are checking out a few smaller day cares but we also put up a posting for a nanny. It’s terrifying but I just want what is best for my little boy.

It turns out that Max was fine. His CBC was normal and after some Ibuprofen he was back to his happy self. After a good night’s sleep he woke up happy and fever free. I think his fever had to do with the fact he didn’t sleep on Monday night. Unfortunately, day care rules dictate that if a child gets send home sick, he can’t come back for 24 hours so I was forced to take Wednesday off.

With all of this craziness, my diet and exercise has suffered. I did short workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday just to keep in the rhythm. It was miserably hot and I was both mentally and physically exhausted but at least I did something. Yesterday I packed clothes to go to the gym at work, but I ended up working late to play catch up for leaving early Tuesday and being off on Wednesday. I was planning to run when I got home but when I got home I realized I left my gym clothes and sneakers at work. Ugh! Oh well, I enjoyed the rest.

I didn’t track at all this week but I wasn’t terrible. I purposely don’t keep junk food in the house and that saved me. If we had chips or chocolate, I am sure I would have gone to town on it! We ended up getting take out one night because Brett and I were too exhausted to cook but I tried to pick healthier options. Also, I did have a well-deserved glass of wine the last two nights but they were small and I just had one per night. Old Laura would have consumed the bottle in two days.

I won’t be able to go to WW because I have to work to make up Wednesday. However, my home scale is about the same as last week so I’m calling it even. Today starts a new chapter. I won’t make it to my under 190 goal for May but June is a new month. I will see the 180s before June is over!

Happy Thought of the day: The pants I am wearing right now are loose. 6 months ago I could barely button them.
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  • BROWNJB0
    Wow. I am seriously impressed (and motivated) by the fact that you still made time for exercise and were able to avoid junk with such a stressful week. Keeping the scale even is a definite accomplishment with everything else that is going on.

    I'm hoping for something AMAZING to work out with your childcare situation, which would make all of this mess worth it.
    3164 days ago
  • HOPEFULSWEIGH
    Oh honey sorry you had such an emotional week. This too shall pass. Great news about the pants
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    3167 days ago
  • HOPEFULSWEIGH
    Oh honey sorry you had such an emotional week. This too shall pass. Great news about the pants
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    3167 days ago
  • HOPEFULSWEIGH
    Oh honey sorry you had such an emotional week. This too shall pass. Great news about the pants
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    3167 days ago
  • HOPEFULSWEIGH
    Oh honey sorry you had such an emotional week. This too shall pass. Great news about the pants
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    3167 days ago
  • MIRACLELOVE77
    Good for you for eating healthy and managing to squeeze in exercise! I'm so sorry you had such an emotional/physically exhausting day! I can totally see why moms are usually the ones on "What Not to Wear" because it is definitely hard to care for yourself when you have so much going on that just pops up randomly...props to you for caring for your son so well AND caring for yourself too :) Hope you get to relax and rest over this long weekend!
    3167 days ago
  • SUZWARNR
    Hang in there. May is almost over and June will be a great month!
    3168 days ago
  • JULIE2719
    Oh I am so sorry! Day care issues are the worst! Many years ago (20+) I left work sick myself and went to pick up the kids. I was using a home day care and I walked in and found my son playing with a child with full blown chicken pox! The provider said not to worry - he had already given the chicken pox to another child and she said you can only give it to one person so we were safe! Seriously??? That was the last day my children went there. I was stunned at her ingorance. Oh well. Hang in there. Find another day care - I know it is the biggest heart ache a mom can face, but it is survivable. My children are all wonderful people and they made it through.
    Wishing you the best as you find a good day care.
    3168 days ago
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