Thursday, January 31, 2008
Well I just finished giving Evan his lunch. I'm shocked at how much he's been eating latly. For b-fast he had, a whole package of instant oatmeal and a cup and a half of milk. For luch he ate about 3/4th cup of mac and cheese, half a small can of mandern orange peices and two raw baby carrots. To you that may not seem like much but for a little tummy that was a lot!!!!! I'm not looking forward to the mess it might make in his diaper, but I'm sooooo glad he eats.
I had talked to my sister not even 15 min before lunch time and she's having a hell of a time with Mannix. He'll only eat pancakes and yogart. He's smaller then Evan but you would think he should be eating more.
I'm so happy Evan is a good eater. He's a little picky at times but he at least trys everything I put in front of him. Thank goodness!
On another note I've been starting time outs. He actully throws things at me, hits me, and just all around pushes my buttons. Yesterday he walked up to me and slapped my clear across the face. There was a bit of a brack down on my part, I was shocked! Time out it was, he was crying I was shacking, he hasn't done it again since thank God. He's starting to figure out that time out isn't a game, it's no longer funny, so it's starting to work. Disiplining him is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Wish me luck!
That's it for me today ladies, have a good one!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Well I"m now down to 187.4! Yahoo that's a 3.2 pound loss that also puts me back under my smallest weight of 189.6! Yahoo!!!!!!
This also puts me under my mini challenge weight target. Now I'll have to come up with another one. I'm thinking doing an exercise one this time. I find it's my biggest down fall, exercise and ice cream. lol.
I have to make it do-able, like I'm going to try to exercise 3 times a week for a month. Starting Feb 1st. At least its a small month. lol.
I just have one other thing to say. BRRRRRRRR! Its super cold out there!!!! -30 to 40! what the hell this is Edmonton not the north pole!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Well I'm at 190.6 that's pretty good, it means I lost under a pound but I'll take it!
The only other exciting thing I got going on is a forced bathroom reno. Before we left to Cal we noticed a small drip in our downstairs bathroom. When we got home it was no longer a drip. It wasn't a stream but it was a faster drip that filled up the yogurt container we where using to catch the water. We also noticed we didn't have a lot of hot water or water pressure in the rest of the house. Earl did some research and we learned we had to replace the dip stick on our hot water tank. So Sunday was spent doing that and taring out the walls in the bathroom. We where shocked to find black mold! We have most of it cleaned out now. We will have to replace the leaking pluming for the shower, the shower itself, and revamp the entire bathroom because of the ceder! This sucks! We where going to start our reno's upstairs and work our way down. Now we have to start in the bathroom down here instead. This is going to take a bite out of the money we where going to use outside this year, which sucks. I really want to get my flower beds in this year, but getting the hazard of black mold out of our house is of course more important.
Well that's it for me today. Have a good Tues ladies!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
We'll I'm back down to 191.4! That's at least where I was before X Mas. So I'll take it.
This morning I was so sick of sitting around watching Evan play so I decided to go out. I drove around for a couple of minutes then saw a sign for Servus Place here in St Albert. I remembered that they had an indoor play park so off we went. I was expecting to have to pay at least a couple of bucks to go in but it was free! We ran and played for about an hour, it was fun, but next time I'll have to bring provisions. An extra sippy cup, some snacks and a drink for me. He was so tired from all the running and playing he went down for his nap at 12:30! His choice! We had lunch when we got home and went down stairs. He had some milk grabbed his blanket and started up the stairs. I followed him of course, he went strait to his room, pulled his susie from the crib and popped it in. He pointed to the crib and said "uh". lol. Nap or sleep isn't part of his vocab yet. I'll definitely be going back to the indoor park on a regular bases. I'm super glade I went.
That's it for me today. Have a good one ladies!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Things went a little better today. He didn't fight for hours, only half an hour. He ended up taking a nap around 1:30pm. So I figure I'll just start laying him down another 30 min later then usual. I sware he holds on to his poop till nap time. So I put him down, he fusses 10 min later so I go in and he's poopie! Silly child.
One of the "joys" of parenting is learning to adapt to your child's changing schedule. Every time you think you got it all figured out, they up and change it! They certainly keep you on your toes.
I did really well on my diet today. I've stuck to it except for one timmies. I'm going to be saving one fruit serving for the party tomorrow. I am of course going to partake in the goodies so I'm going minimise the impact by including it as my snack serving too. I hope it helps.
That's it for me this evening. Have a good TGIF!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I am beyond frustrated at this point. Evan is refusing to take his nap. This means he's dead tired by 5pm when its time to eat. Not only is he tired he's a tired asshole!!! I don't know what to do!!!!! If I keep him up he's out of control grumpy, he wants to go to bed at 6 at the latest, which means he'll be up at 4am! Do I have to put up with that? But he refuses to sleep! I'm in tears! I'm tired, I'm frustrated with him, what do I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Well today is of course Tubb of Tues so I stepped on the scale. I was flabbergasted and a little disgusted. I noticed my jeans where feeling a little tighter so I knew something was up. I was right my weight was up 4 whole pounds! I now weigh in at 194.8....again. It took me forever to get over this hump before, now I have to get under it all over again. (I hope that made sense) I'm really trying not to be to hard on myself, I had a great holiday, full of yummy stuff and good times. But I can't help but feel a little disappointed. Starting today I'm back on track. I got Earl to pull out my treadmill again (it was put away to make room for guests during X Mas) I've also been sticking to my diet plan for the last few days. I'm looking forward to my first night back at work on Wed. I only have 2 days a week to work but hopefully they will be full of stuff to do. I know there is a lot of organizing and cleaning to be done. The organizing part sounds good to me, I like organizing things, the cleaning doesn't sound so good. Things usually pick up again in March, when all the Summer stuff starts flying through the door, along with all the customers. I can't wait till Spring, but I know we have 2 or 3 more months to go. I shredded pounds like crazy last year. Work is so much more "work" in the summer.
Earl and I have been talking more and more about having another baby. Well at least I've been thinking of it more and more for obvious reasons. I know I'm not emotionally ready yet for another one, I just feel like I want to get some control and communication started with Evan before I introduce a baby into the mix. My IUD is up in June this year. It's hard to believe 2.5 years can fly by that fast. I think we may try for another baby in the fall, that way I can get some great hours in at work and get closer to my goal weight.
I'm headed over to Jordanna's for a much needed visit tonight. You ladies always seem to lift my spirts. It's not just the weight, I'm having trouble getting back into a schedule I wasn't really happy with to begin with. Alone all day, Evan and me. Don't get me wrong I love my son with all my heart, but there is only so much you can do with a toddler, he still wants his own free play time, playing with him only lasted about 10 mins then he's off again doing his own thing. Some times just watching him is enough he does some of the funniest things now! Grown up kid things, my cheeks hurt from smiling, and I'm surprised by him every day.
Jordanna and I are going over our final plans for our show this Fri. I can't wait!!! I'm so looking forward to having a hobby again! Something to vent my creative juices. I find I get grumpy if I don't. I'm hoping it will help me with my battle of the bulge too. Hey, I can make cards and scrape book instead of eating snack after snack right? I'm also looking forward to seeing everyone. Steph is coming, she is such a good friend, but I don't get to see her very often anymore. Deb is coming as well, and I haven't had a chance to catch up with her since before Cal. Of course I'm also looking forward to getting together with you ladies, Jordanna and Leanne, it seems the three of us laugh so hard we cry every time we get together. I can't wait!!!!!!!!! So much to look forward too!!!!!!
Have a good Tues!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Okay call me weird but I remember watching the original American Gladiators as a child. So I was rather looking forward to the new show which aired for the 1st time yesterday. We recorded the 2 hour premiere and just finished watching it. I was impressed with the set which replaced all the old mats with water and in some cases fire! My only beef with the show is...where is my eye candy!!! The boys get the pics above- the girls are HOT! But us ladies get an 80's looking Arnold Shwartineger with a bad toupee, a hairy, dirty Neanderthal and a Mohawk wearing freak! That's only three of them! Non of them are even remotely attractive to me. Its a good thing the show is still as entertaining as ever. Good for you NBC you may have another winner here. I know I'll continue to tune in, mostly for the nostalgic memories, oh and at least you got the Huckster, but you may want him to cut out using his signature "brother" thing to often. Honestly it's getting a little annoying. Sorry Hulk but I still luv ya!