Finally! I am finished! I am a Beautiful Butterfly! I have wings!

Heimlich from Bugs Life

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yep, it got worse!

Saturday I ended up with a stomach bug. You know it's a strong bug when I get it. Usually stomach issues pass right by me, I can count on one hand how many times I've actually thrown up from one. I finally got an appetite back Sunday night.

Sunday my 8mo started a fever that didn't come down until this morning. I've done nothing but hold baby for two days. I have no idea why she got it, my kids rarely get fevers and she had no other symptoms.

Our dogs wounds opened up last night and started bleeding again. I guess I'm going to have to take him to the vet. Hopefully they will let us pay in two days.

I desperately need a calm few days.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It hasn't been a great couple of days

Thursday I dropped my boys off at their co-op then got gas and was on my way home from there and got in a car accident. I went through an intersection where the lights were not working. I stopped then slowly pulled through to show my intention to go through then I started to speed up. When I was about 3/4 the way through the intersection a car hit me. She was an elderly woman that didn't notice that the lights were not working and didn't stop. She hit me in the right front of my van, thank goodness because I had my four younger kids with me. If she had hit me in the side my 8yo dd or 2yo ds would have been hit. All the kids were fine. I hurt a couple of fingers really bad, although they aren't broken, and the muscles all through my back hurt pretty bad. I'm going to see a chiropractor on Monday and a massage therapist possibly on Tuesday.

Then Friday our dog got out and got bit by some neighbors dog that was out in it's yard. He's got two deep gashes on his back near his neck. We have absolutely no money for a vet so I cleaned them out with essential oils and glued them with super glue. So far it seems to be working. I'm going to rinse them several times today with the essential oils so hopefully it doesn't get infected.

My 6yo dd has an abcess on her gum and my 2yo has a nasty sounding cough. It can only get better from here, right?

All my grand intentions to exercise and eat well have gone out the window. I did great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, though. Hopefully after I see the chiropractor and massage therapist I'll feel like getting back to exercising.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Home again!

I had a blast! I learned so much and had so much fun. Can't wait for next years conference. We are already planning on attending.

As far as eating goes I did great right up until the last day (with the exception of the score candy bar when I craved chocolate one night). On the drive home I ate everything I could get my hands on. I didn't exercise at all. There just wasn't time. We left early in the morning for classes and got back most nights after midnight. We had a very hard pulling ourselves away from so many wise, inspirational women.

So, on the drive home, my friend made the commitment that she would not weigh for two weeks to allow her body to make up for any gained weight and not get her depressed so I've decided to make the same commitment. I don't know if I've gained anything but I don't want to regret anything I did. So help me stick with it.

Dh went to the cannery last week while I was gone. I'm excited because now I have lots of wheat to play around with and come up with new recipes that have no white flour or sugar. I want to do some research with xylitol. From what I've heard it's really good for you.

Sounds like you all are doing great. Keep up the good work and keep on trucking!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ok, official weigh in

So, I thought it was pretty good considering I went two weeks with nothing. I'm just glad I'm losing again. So here is the official wii fit pic. As usual my lighting was crappy but as long as it can be read, I'm happy with that. That is a 6.1 loss. Even if I keep that up I will still reach my goal by June.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ack! I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted!

I have been incredibly busy these last two weeks plus my meds have been screwed up too. Meds are now normal again but life will not settle down for awhile so I will just need to get used to my new normal.

Last time I posted that my weight has plateaued a bit but it's seems to have started moving again. I haven't weighed myself for two weeks cause I was sick of seeing the same number. I'm still basically doing the Special K thing but have tweaked it a bit to make it more of a whole foods diet. I'm alternating between Special K, Oatmeal with Craisins and Kashi cereal. Some mornings, when I'm super busy, all I have is dried fruit and almonds. I've increased how much fruit and veggies I eat (I'm off my blood thinners now so I can eat anything, yay!) and I'm trying hard to do away with processed foods, white flour and white sugar (Thank you Karilynn for reminding me of how I SHOULD be eating). I know special K isn't the best choice but it's still an ok choice until I can get some more recipes and more better (LOL, my kids would kill me for my bad grammer!) foods in my food storage.

We also got a membership to the rec center and I've been doing water aerobics with a friend two days a week. I can't go on Wednesday's at the time the class is so I'm thinking of going and doing weights at an earlier time. We will see how motivated I am to do this tomorrow! LOL

It looks like it's working! I've lost weight! I'm keeping it a secret as to how much. You'll find out how much on Thursday! I will tell you that I'm finally out of the 150's! I've been big time bloated the last two weeks so I couldn't tell that I'd lost anything so I was really surprised to see the number that I did this morning.

Next week I'm going to Oregon for 6 days for a midwife conference! Yay! I'm taking my baby and the Grandparents are taking care of the other 6. We are staying at the Hilton (where the conference is) and apparently they have a pretty nice workout room. Whether or not I will use it is another story. I'd have to rely on friends to watch my baby while I workout plus we will be staying up late playing and getting up early for classes so I don't know if it will happen. I think I'm taking the laptop so I will try and check in.