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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Well November is gone again! It was fun but it was a stressful month. I can no longer pay for my 4 year old's preschool. So he's home with me. He was only going 2 times per week and was part of a 2 year old group. He'll be 4 in January. The reason he was in that class is because of his blatant refusal to use the potty. I've told him though that after he turns 4 he's losing his Ipad privileges until he uses the potty. I haven't let it stress me too much but its coming time to qualify for Pre-K. If I can't get him trained, he won't get to go and he'll be with me all day. I don't think that's great for him socially. He's getting too old at this point not to begin learning and socializing. That's just my opinion anyway. Every parent has different goals for their kids and I wouldn't judge another mother's experiences.

I hit my biggest loss of 16 pounds in November. I'm only up by 3 since Thanksgiving and I hope to see a loss of another 5 pounds by the end of the year. I would end the year at 255 and down by 21 lbs. I think that's reachable.

I've been thinking a lot about goals. I follow a lot of body builders online. I admire their diets and regimens but I'm not sure I can devote the amount of time they can to a gym. I've barely been to Planet Fitness since October. Now that my son is with me everyday, I don't know when I'm going to go. It seems like once my husband gets home, I'm supposed to be setting up dinner.

I have a spare room and I'm thinking of getting some cables. I have some dumbbells too but I need some better ones. I also have my kettlebell and I've decided to get a lighter one in order to advance to more moves faster and work my way up.

My biggest interest now is what I could do to tighten my body. Unlike body builders I can't eat huge amounts of protein. I don't even think I can reach 100 grams. I have too many stomach issues. But I figure as long as I can get it at every meal and lift weights and actually use the muscles, I will see a muscle increase. It may not get big. I don't really want it to get big. But I'm trying to work my way to a tighter composition which will involve ST and fat reduction. I'll continue doing some cardio as well.

The method I'm attempting in ST though is a quicker program than most. I'm testing a split where I'm training one set to failure. Bascially I'll lift until I can't lift anymore for one set and quit. I'll target each muscle in a split once a week. I've read a lot of guys have done it and have had success with it. I've not read about many women who've attempted it so I thought I would try it. I'll keep you posted. Hope you're having a good start to the month.
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    emoticon I wish I could help with some advice on Joey, but I think You know him better than anyone. You'll figure out what works for him.
    emoticon Your Strength Training plan sounds intriguing. I'll be watching to see what you think of it.
    1636 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing great with Joey. I totally agree with you. Boys are usually harder to train than girls are. Our son didn't show much interest in it and my family, not us, was fairly upset about it but our pediatrician said not to worry or push him too much as kids mature at different rates and they will decide to do it on their own. He finally did it after he was 3. I think you are giving Joey good incentive to get potty trained. "If you use the potty you can use the Ipad." - Great idea! When kids start school it becomes apparent that the kindergarten kids who were born in September are much more mature than the ones born almost a year later in August. People often don't think about it but it's true. My son was a preemie and we were told by our pediatrician that he would probably be behind the other kids in some ways. We wrongly assumed it would be in stature and intelligence but he was in the top 10 percentile in height and was number one in his class in intelligence. He was behind the others kids in other ways though - slower to potty train, more shy, etc. Joey will learn what he needs to know in his own time. I'm certain he is a great kid and you know how to best mother him. You know what he needs.

    You are doing great on the weight loss!

    I have supper ready my hubby gets home. He is hungry and is relieved and excited it is ready.

    I have exercise equipment at home. Nothing fancy and some of it is used but it's handy.
    1644 days ago
    Good luck with everything including the toilet training!
    1644 days ago
    Great job on meeting your November goal. It sounds like you're doing really well and set up for success in December too. You know your child better than anyone. Be confident that you know what is in his best interest. Have a great week.
    1645 days ago
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    Good Luck with everything!!
    1645 days ago
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